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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How can I hide a running program icon from the notification bar and Launcher?

What can I do for hiding a program icon from the notification bar and Unity Launcher?
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Items names incorrectly displayed on desktop (Xubuntu 16.04)

recently I noticed that the names of elements on my desktop on Xubuntu 16.04 are displaying incorrectly. I didn't mess with any XFCE settings or anything. Just after some update they broke. Here you ...
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Python application has no icon in Unity launcher

I have written a Python application (with pygtk and pymozembed) which I use very often. In the Unity dash my application has an icon (as I definded in the .desktop file). But when I start it, there ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Eclipse launcher icon problems

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, with the latest version of Eclipse installed from their website. In the Unity Launcher bar to the left, I can't get the icon for Eclipse to be anything except a question ...
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Blank icons after upgrade to 16.04

I just upgraded 14.04 to 16.04 and I have a problem with some icons, they are blank. I tried unity tweak tool but it didn't solve my problem. Do you have an idea ? Blank icons:
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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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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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How to create iconpack for Kubuntu 16.04

I have all the icons done. How to make them available for Kubuntu's KDE 5? Do i need any additional files or software?
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Xubuntu 16.04 desktop icons after update

I did a clean install of Xubuntu 16.04 a couple of weeks back. I installed a few icon themes like Faba, Moka etc. However after recent software update, all the desktop icons have turned like this: ...
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How can I set up PyCharm to launch from the Launcher?

I have installed PyCharm on my brand new Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. To launch PyCharm, I find I must navigate to the directory that pycharm lives in, and execute it from there as such: cd home/matt/...
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Shutdown icon missing after logout

After a recent upgrade, the shutdown (or Hibernate) icon remains missing after logout. The icon is visible after boot, after logging in, but as soon as I logout, the only icon that is visible at top ...
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Some application icons are not shown on Plasma under Ubuntu 16.04

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I installed kubuntu-desktop. In Plasma 5, icons for certain applications (including Firefox and Thunderbird) are not appearing on the application launcher or ...
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How to place desktop icon titles in the center?

After a recent update (2 days ago) the names of icons on the Desktop are not aligned correctly. I am using Arc theme with Paper icon set but this problem persists even with default theme and icon set. ...
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Restoring default Ubuntu theme/icon set

Funny story, I installed the Ubuntu Kylin theme as discussed here and when I decided I didn't like the "Ubuntu Kylin" theme (mostly because I didn't like the new boot screen & greeter), I removed ...
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Change GTK+3 icon theme for a specific application

Firefox doesn't play well with dark system themes and I want to use it and only it with a light system theme, which can be done with an environment variable, but then it will still use my default ...
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How to set the first picture of every folders as their folder icons?

If there are pictures in folder A, B, C.....Z, how do I automatically set the first pictures of these folders as their folder icons? Is there a way like a script or something else?
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How can I always keep the Desktop icons organised, and sorted by name?

I would like to keep my Desktop always organised by name. How can I achieve this? Desktop not organised by name: Desktop after having organised by name:
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fix-for-skypepidgin-icon-missing-from-ubuntu-15-...
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Why does Astrill VPN client have no panel icon and no memory between each runtime?

I just got a new computer and installed version 3.2 of Astrill's VPN client for debian based linux OSes. It runs fine and created an icon on the desktop, but: a) there is no panel icon when it ...
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Dropbox icon is not working Xubuntu 14.04 LTS 64

A few hours ago the dropbox icon in Xubuntu 14.04 stopped working. The icon is black with a red slashed zero. I cannot click on it to bring up the dropbox menu. I believe there was an update right ...
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How to add an icon to desktop for a .exe file on an external drive

How do I add an icon to the desktop to start a program stored as an .exe file on a second internal drive, or on a USB connected drive? The program requires "Wine" to start it, but does the link ...
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Removal of Macintosh HD

Decided to give dual booting a try (OS X and Ubuntu) however the Macintosh HD icon honestly irritates me. How can I remove this so it does not occur at all (click for larger versions)?
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Script for fixing missing dropbox icon

I use Xubuntu 16.10 and I want to run following command (this is the code for fixing dropbox icon) every time Linux session starts: dropbox stop && env DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS="" dropbox ...
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Where are the stock-icon-names defined for the unity-panel-service indicators and notify-OSD?

Layout cases in the Notification | Ubuntu App Developer document states that ... using non-existing (stock-)icon-names ... use one of the new icon-name (see icons) ... and that this (icons ...
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wrong icon in launcher

The desktop file specifies Icon=/path/name.xpm But the actual icon is This is the icon before I specified Icon in desktop file. For some reason the icon never get refreshed, even across reboots. ...
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Weird icon on my icon tray

Does anyone know what this is? It started to show up after I installed Dropbox I think, and nothing is showing up when I tried to click it. It doesn't change the behavior of my desktop though and the ...
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Ubuntu Unity Start Icon Location

I have been working on an Ubuntu "Virtual Machine", kind of a virtual desktop. But I need the start icon's location, the button that sits at the top left corner. Here is an link to the site, note: you ...
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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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How can I fix program icons that appear as a question mark in the Launcher?

In the left side of the screen there are icons: Software Center, Ubuntu One, etc. System icons can be seen but icons of the programs that I have installed can not be seen. Rather there is a "?" for ...
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No Prime icon in panel after activating nvidia drivers

I just installed a fresh copy of Xubuntu 16.04. After making it up-to-date and installing the additional drivers, nvidia version 340.96. I can switch profiles from nvidia or intel just by using "...
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Kubuntu not using Breeze icons for Thunderbird

Thunderbird is showing various theme icons and not the standard icons for the Breeze theme. I am using Kubuntu 16.04. Please help me rectify it to standard Kubuntu Breeze theme. Please see photo ...
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Program for costumizing system tray's icon

In my last question, I figure out that system tray's icon are independent of desktop environment. However seems like there is no straightforward way to find the path to icons. I wonder if there is a ...
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What is the must customizable desktop environment? [closed]

I would like to customize all the icons of my desktop environment, specially change Skype system tray icon which is very ugly! Can you tell me in which DE I can customize all the icons and use those ...
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Separate icon sets for GTK+2 and GTK+3 applications on Kubuntu

I use the Breeze Dark theme on Kubuntu, which also works perfectly with GTK+2 applications, but it's not fully supported on GTK+3 applications like Firefox yet. Because of that, I've set my system to ...
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Icon in Unity launcher (14.04)

Problem: Icon for Visual Studio Code is wrong. It uses the icon from the text editor Things I have tried so far: I tried setting the Icon with alacarte to /usr/share/code/resources/app/resources/...
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Telegram Icon is showing incorrectly on the unity panel

Recently I installed Telegram and the panel icon is showing incorrectly like in this situation. The answer in that question is not applicable to mine. Can someone help me to fix this kind of problems. ...
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Jetbrains Datagrip icon cannot lock to the launcher

I downloaded Jetbrains' Datagrip application on Ubuntu 16.04 and started it by running it's datagrip.sh file on the terminal. When I try to select Lock to launcher by right clicking it's icon on the ...
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Ubuntu MATE, Cinnamon Desktop, custom icon set does not scale

I have a quite strange Problem with any custom icon set und Ubuntu 16.04 MATE. Steps to reproduce: Freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04 MATE version sudo apt-get install cinnamon* sudo apt-get purge ...
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How can I give a script its own icon in the Unity launcher?

With Ubuntu 16.04, if you create a launcher (desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications) with a custom icon for a terminal application (so with Terminal=true) then when you start it, it will spawn a ...
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How do I get my desktop Icons back on my primary display?

So, I have read several questions - with and without answers - and though this is similar to others, I have found nothing particular to the issues I am experiencing. It is a three-part problem and I ...
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Resize Desktop icons and widgets in kubuntu 16.04 LTS [duplicate]

on my new laptop I installed the latest LTS of kubuntu (16.04). After adding some widgets and program shortcuts to the desktop I found that I am not able to rizise the widgets and icons (which are ...
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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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Opening Simple screen recorder fills up the panel with multiple icons

I have installed the lubuntu desktop today from the software center. I was using Unity and it was so slow for some reason. When I open simple screen recorder, the panel got filled with multiple icons ...
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Why is there an “A” in the software centre icon?

The stock Software Centre icon certainly contains an "A", but why exactly? "Ubuntu" does not contain an A, and I can not imagine it is for "cAnonicAl" or "softwAre". It makes sense for companies ...
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Display settings too large for monitor in 16. opened display, enlarged launch icons. now too big to see the full screen and I cannot adjust them back

Display settings make the display too large for the monitor. Cannot move down or to the right to get to the slider to change the size.
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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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Some tray icons disappear after shutdown overlay

I just installed and updated Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS on my desktop PC. If I click on the power button (top right icon on the desktop), then I click the larger power icon, then I cancel the operation, ...
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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the 'create shortcuts' feature for Chrome Apps. It would create an icon in the Ubuntu launcher, giving a native experience. Currently ...
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Does XFCE allow for transitions for panels and/or icons?

I want to know if XFCE can be configured to allow zooming/scaling of icons when the user hovers over them, similar to the effect shown on a Mac dock. Also, I wonder if my left panel (of course it ...
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Grub2 Theme: Assigning Icons to Programs

I am using *buntu 16.04 with Grub 2.02. I have installed a Grub theme to 'beautify' the multi-boot process. I have also installed GRUB Invaders, a silly but kinda cool game one can play prior to ...