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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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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When launched throuhg a script, Google Chrome icon set to whatever icon is set for the launcher of that script

I have a script that launches a number of Google Chrome windows through wmctrl. I created a launcher for that script and assigned a different icon to it. Problem is, every time Google Chrome is ...
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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What are the names of the icons that LightDM uses?

I'm currently trying (and failing) to make a system icon theme for the Ubuntu LightDM login screen. I really hate the default ubuntu-mono-dark icons, and would like to use my own set of icons. After ...
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Icon size inside an application is too large

Whenever I uses a software that uses gtk as Its source for its viewscreen, the icons on buttoms and some are about the twice the size of icon on my unity launcher I'm using a Ununtu 15.04 with ...
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The panel's icons are messed up

Yesterday I turned off my laptop(normal usage... without any new package installation), and after I turned on my laptop my menu bar's icon are messed like below: which gone icons are for bluetooth ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: task bar icon for google chrome is gone? [on hold]

I think since the lastest google chrome update (today), the icon used in the task bar looks like this: but at least in the launcher, it still looks "ok": When I check the launcher properties ...
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Some icons in Gnome applications are very large

I currently have both Unity and Xubuntu/Xfce installed. Recently, I upgraded to 15.04. One problem that I came across was that certain icons in GNOME applications (or at least I think it's only GNOME ...
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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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Google Chrome's icon after Ubuntu 14.10 lastest update

I am getting the gray box with a question mark in the middle of the icon for chrome, before it would show the chrome icon but now it's this ugly icon, I did fix it with a sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu wrong application icons in panel [on hold]

From time to time application icons become wrong (not the ones that used to be) in panel. I verified that the icon file in the folder is alright, although the panel shows wrong icon. How can I fix ...
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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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In what directory(s) are the default ubuntu icons located?

I accidentally deleted the Downloads bookmark, and I wanted to recreate it with the same icon, but I can't find it.
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Why are there two icons in the Unity launcher for Nautilus?

Okay, so I installed Ubuntu 11.10. The thing is, when I click the home folder icon in the launcher (Win + 1), the home folder opens and a new icon appears in the launcher. I want the windows to be ...
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How to find icon names (to add to theme)

I'm creating an icon theme, but I'm running into trouble adding new icons. I'm starting by building off of an existing theme, so if there's an icon already there I just replace the one with the right ...
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How to fix icons in ardesia in Ubuntu 15.04?

I just installed ardesia on ubunty 15.04, and I can draw on screen but I can't see any icons in the sidebar, most notably I don't know how to exit the program. I had to stop it using top. Does anyone ...
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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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“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
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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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Desktop icons look like plain files on Cinnamon

I just installed Cinnamon on top of the default Unity DE and GDE, and for some weird reason I am not able to see the different icons on the desktop, they just look like white sheets of paper, even the ...
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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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15.04 GUI icons (Buttons) not responding to mouse over

I've recently installed updates and they broke my GUI... :( problem is that I don't know what did it.. Here is what is happening: When I mouse over an icon in the tray, it doesn't light up like it ...
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Numix-Circle Theme: Word Online does not get recognized

Some of my applications, f.e. Qpdfview, JabRef, Word- Excel- and PowerPoint-Online don't get correctly recognized, so the default icons get used, and not the Numix-Circle Icons. I manually changed ...
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Folder icon not shown properly in ubuntu 15.04

In my Ubuntu 15.04,Folder icon not properly appear. Even it doesn't appear on standard theme.please help me to fix this?.
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How to set an icon for Eclipse?

I want to set icon for Launcher. it has file named icon.xpm, but its being ignored by the icon set wizard. I tried to change it to .ico file, but it is still getting ignore. any ideas?
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desktop icons disappearing

I haven't managed to figure out the logic but most of the day I have Netbeans running to develop programs. Since 15.04 it has been happening fairly frequently that my desktop shortcuts to programs ...
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How to remove desktop icons from terminal?

How do I remove desktop icons from the terminal? It may seem easier to do it with the mouse but it is not practical for my needs, so I'm looking for a way to do it via the terminal.
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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 remove icons from KDE application dropdown menu items?

What is the configuration setting to not show icons next to menu dropdown items for KDE applications installed in Ubuntu? Gnome applications do not display an icon next to dropdown menu items. ...
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Missing icons from system settings KDE 15.04

i have a missing icons from the Kubuntu System Settings panel, installed from kubuntu-ppa/backports in ubuntu 15.04 with kubuntu-desktop any ideas?
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Text and icons display improperly

My system does not show text and icons properly, see screen capture below for reference: I have tried both Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.10 with the issue persisting in both systems. What could be causing ...
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How do I completely remove MenuLibre and reset all changes?

I wanted to know how I could remove MenuLibre and all changes I did with it. I only used it to change the icons of my applications, but I would now like to change all my icons to a new theme. When I ...
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How to Add a Monochrome Spotify Indicator Icon?

Spotify's green colored "tray" icon looks out of place on Ubuntu's Unity bar, next to the other monochrome icons. In addition to the color, the size of the icon is a bit too large. How can an ...
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after installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing

After installation kubuntu some application launcher icon missing.Please check screen-shot I have already try moving .kde,cache and .local file but not got any success. Please help !
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Edit Pale Moon icon

Pale Moon browser is installed in /opt on Ubuntu 14.04. This seems odd to me but to start off the icon that is displayed in that directory for the Pale Moon program is a simple grey box which when ...
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14.04 add wine tray to upper panel

need solution how to add active wine apps tray to my upper panel on Ubuntu 14.04, because now, they're not showing anywhere at all. Help ;-)
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Icon of running firefox in the specific profile in gnome

I have few firefox profiles, which are launched as different processes in the panel header. Like that: How can I customize icon of the firefox in the process menu? I mean this icon:
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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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What cool features/applications are there to change the way ubuntu GUI interface looks and feels? [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, and was just curious of things that I can do with this OS (ex: changing folder icons, button icons, etc.). I know this isn't really a technical question, more of a fun one. What ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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bq aquaris e4.5 ubuntu many problems

This morning I received the phone (bq ubuntu edition) and arrived several problems: after updates that required me to have disappeared icons of some applications and and left with the caption, the ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Show desktop icon in lancher in unity 2D

I would like to have a "Show desktop" icon in my launcher. I've seen that there are already some threads about this issue but none of them solve the problem for Unity 2D (which I'm forced to use), ...
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Icons are not smooth

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. But all icons on my left panel are choppy. Is this a bug of new ubuntu or there is a way I can correct it ? I am attaching the screen shot of the icons.
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Minecraft icon not showing properly in launcher?

Here is my problem: the Minecraft icon in the Unity launcher is inconsistent with the icon theme, even though the icon theme has a minecraft icon in it. The theme I am using is Numix-Circle and I am ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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How do I resize the desktop icons in Ubuntu 15.04

How do I resize the desktop icons in Ubuntu 15.04? I ran /usr/bin/nautilus in terminal Nautilus did not open. The icon size changed when I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04, and I wish to ...
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How can I contribute artwork to kubuntu?

I recently installed kubuntu on my PC. I would like to change the icon of the system task bar and submit the icon so that it can replace the default icon in the kubuntu KDE 5 breeze theme. Please ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 icons and top bar missing

Today I achieved installing a Windows 7 / Ubuntu 14.04 dualboot. Everything WAS fine. Used both OS with no real changes, just test them for several hours. Nothing was installed nor uninstalled. Then I ...