The images that a desktop environment uses to identify files, folders, and applications. Icons are a core component of a GUI and are a fundamental part of navigating any computer today.

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Print queue icon -Printer indicator applet is not solved

Thread: Printer indicator applet? This closed thread is not solved entirely. Problem: Printer Icon disappear when you close printer window.
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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What is the name of the icon that comes up (red with white horizontal line) when update fails?

Trying to get the name of the icon that appears in the left side of the upper right set of icons in the Ubuntu top panel or toolbar, when an update has failed? Red circle with a white horizontal line ...
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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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What is the file location of the icon in the Launcher which opens the Dash? [duplicate]

Does any of you know the file location of the woosh-like icon which opens the Dash?
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Where are icons stored?

I want to change an icon of a specific theme. Where do themes save their icons?
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Can not copy cisco packet tracer icon

$ cp PacketTracer.jpeg /usr/share/icons/ cp: cannot create regular file ‘/usr/share/icons/PacketTracer.jpeg’: Permission denied
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No Desktop, Just Dash

This may be a familiar story but I had 14.04 running great on a laptop (ASUS UL80VT). This laptop has Nvidia and Intel graphics, and I had the Nvidia drivers running. I had this set up for a Plex Home ...
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Is it possible to change the order of icons in the indicator applet?

Is it possible to change the order of icons shown in the indicator applet? With Tomboy indicator, Weather indicator, Clipboard-manager indicator, Ubuntu One and Dropbox indicators and a Battery Status ...
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icon captions info on desktop don't disappear

In nautilus, when I go to Edit -> Preferences -> Display -> icon captions, and in this window when I change the highest order (first one) from None to Type (or anything else), this change is not ...
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Can not unlock from and lock to Launcher

I just use dd -ip /dev/sda -op /dev/sdb to clone my old disk to new disk, and boot from my new disk. All the things remain the same except that applications in Launcher changed back to default. Why? ...
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No desktop icons after update to 14.04

Updated Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 LTS. All seemed to go smoothly. After re-boot, the desktop displays the wallpaper and my user name appears with a password prompt. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS appears in the ...
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Dropbox 3.0.4 ignoring local themes / missing notification icon

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I found that dropbox needed re-installation on my system, amongst a slew of other problems. I performed the following as suggested here: sudo rm -rf ...
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How can I increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu?

I use glasses and I need increase the size of icons and fonts in Kubuntu desktop, how can I do that?
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How do I change the color of desktop icon text

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...
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Dropbox notification icon not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 with Mate Desktop 1.8.1

Apologies if this sounds similar to related questions, but I have searched and read many posts without finding a satisfactory answer. Did some digging on my own ... here is what happened and a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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Why I can't see my desktop icons in ubuntu 13.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my laptop Aspire-M3-5871TG, and I can't see anything (neither icons, ...). Only is visible the desktop background but I can open and work with the terminal. Maybe the ...
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Icons On Launcher and Taskbar Different

A few days ago, this issue started popping up: Whenever I log in to Ubuntu, the icons in the Launcher bar and the Taskbar look kind of strange. Unlike the neat icons Ubuntu came with, these icons are ...
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How to replace tray icons for applications in cinnamon

I have on my cinnamon panel some tray icons (skype, pidgin, dropbox) that appear next to others coming from cinnamon but that do not fit the general appearance. I'd like to replace them with my own ...
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How do I change bookmarks into desktop icons?

I have just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (yesterday) and can't figure out how to put application icons on the desktop for bookmarks. I have making bookmarks pretty much down, but can't figure out ...
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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How to change icon for mounted devices in Unity/Nautilus?

When I mount a my phone, Unity set this icon (or one like it) in its Launcher: /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/multimedia-player.svg Nautilus show this icon (or one like it): ...
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Installed icons not working

I used the call below to install the numix theme and icons. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle However in my ...
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XFCE - Unknown Tray Icon

Question: After doing an update on my Xubuntu: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade I found after restarting the following tray icon I was not able to identify: I was guessing that it ...
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Ubuntu: “X” mark on the top-right corner of respective file icons

I am new to ubuntu/ linux. Hence, please accept my apology for asking very trivial questions. Also, I googled; but, did not find suitable answer. I installed a third party lib: Taucs (location on my ...
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Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
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Folder icons gone, top right icons not theming

I'm new to ubuntu. I know some UNIX commands and can work my way around in a terminal, but this is driving me nuts. I am using 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit. I have reset unity, compiz, and --reset-unity (or ...
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When I try to open Chrome it opens a new window with empty icon

When I try to open Google Chrome on Ubuntu I get this: If I try to open it from terminal I get this: ATTENTION: default value of option force_s3tc_enable overridden by environment. The program ...
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Xubuntu how to make proper icons appear

I have installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook (actually Xubuntu XFCE) and I'm quite happy with it but I can't see how to add icons for my own applications to my desktop. My apps are mostly Java (jar) ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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How to show names of icons on desktop?

For some reason my desktop icons no longer have names. I don't know what I did to make that happen. At one time they had names underneath them, now they do not. How do I get the names back? Also, ...
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How to move Unity launcher icons to desktop?

everyone. OK, I have what may be a very simple question--how do I take an icon from the Unity Launcher that I had locked there, and move them onto the desktop? I have tried everything I can think of ...
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multi-monitor organize desktop by name bug

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with Unity, and using two monitors: my notebook build-in display, 1366x768 and an external monitor at 1920x1080 resolution. my primary monitor is the built-in, and so, when ...
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No side bar icons or desktop in newly installed 12.04

I just installed 12.04 on my old PowerBook G4 Mac, but I don't have any icons on the left side bar, nor any graphics at all in the main desktop (just a white box). There are the 'mouse-over' pop ups ...
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How can I get rid of a 'dead' icon in search?

So I attempted to install Sublime Text 2 using directions from http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/ However, I messed something up along the way and did ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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Changing application icon in window buttons XFCE panel item

I changed the icon for some applications by editing their .desktop item and specifying the new icon. This works, because the new icon is shown correctly in the whisker menu (in the list of favorite ...
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Icon stacking on the LXDE panel (Aero style)

One of the things I enjoy about Unity is the icon stacking. That is, having a shortcut icon on the launcher and when opening that application, the icons group together, rather than having multiple ...
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Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
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Some icons from XFCE4 panel missing

I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 (xfce4-panel 4.10.0). The icons for Skype and Synapse are missing in the panel. Only a missing icon icon is shown. The icons show correctly in the apps menu. I've tried ...
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Are there any icons for folders that fit in with gnome shell?

I want to give some folders different icons but I don't know where to get any from. I also want them to fit in with the default gnome shell theme.
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How to change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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How to increase icon size of xfce4-panel window buttons (panel-tasklist-menu)

After searching for a solution for a few days, I believe that this could be a bug. After increasing the height of the xfce-panel I noticed, that the icons of the window buttons remained small. Because ...
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Change Icon of Wine Application in Unity Launcher

I frequently run a windows program with wine. When I open this program it shows up in the unity launcher as wine instead of the actual opened program. I have made a desktop launcher with the right ...
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No battery icon in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I'm using an Asus K56CB Laptop and I just upgraded from Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (Gnome shell 3.10.4) however now I don't have a battery icon in the upper right-hand corner. Also the ...
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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Network status icon vpn start / configure not working

i just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and installed my VPN. everything was fine yesterday, yet today i can't click on the wifi icon in the task bar and select my vpn, or the configure vpn options. when i ...