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 do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now what do I do? Where else can I get these kinds of things?
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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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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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How can I remove the Skype panel icon in Ubuntu 12.04 (and earlier)?

As I use the Docky Skype indicator, and the green Skype icon doesn't look good next to all the grey ones -- it would be nice to remove the icon from the system tray. Is this possible? How can I do ...
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How do I remove an icon from the top panel in GNOME Fallback mode?

When I right click the Filezilla icon, the only options are "launch" and "properties". How do I remove it from the top panel?
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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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Apply icons to bash scripts

I created a script for XChat according to this answer, and I was wondering if there is anyway to apply XChat icon to it.
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How to hide all desktop icons in 12.04?

In 11.10 Using Configuration editor, one used to be able to edit a boolean parameter named : Desktop_Show This allowed to hide/show all desktop icons. This latter was removed in 12.04. Someone, ...
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Launcher icons invisible, still work in 12.04

Rebooted my PC today to find that my launcher icons are not showing on the launcher bar, even though they are still there. I can hover over the launcher bar and see (via the mouse tool-tip) that they ...
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Why do some open applications appear as “question marks” in the Unity launcher?

I'm having a problem with a couple of programs that have launchers in unity but then create a separate icon after launched. Is is possible for the launcher to track the windows it spawns to organize ...
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How do I change the icon for a particular file type?

I'm trying to change the icon for application/x-hwp files. I've added the icons to the proper places, and checked it with assoGiate (after reading this thread). It shows that my desired icon is ...
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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 create a desktop shortcut in Unity?

Is there an easy way to create a desktop shortcut for an application in Unity? The ability to right click or drag and drop icons to the desktop in Unity does not seem to be there.
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The eclipse application icon is huge in Unity's dash

I have a problem with the manual installation of Eclipse Juno. After unpacking the tarball to /opt, adding a symlink from /usr/local/bin and adding the following to a new file ...
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How can I change the icon of an application in the Unity launcher?

I'm trying to change the icon of a specific application (Pidgin) in my Ubuntu 11.10 Unity launcher. I have tried searching in the options and in the Compiz settings but could locate no option for ...
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How can I change which icon an applet uses?

I just installed the clipboard manager Diodon. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install diodon By default, it uses a dark gtk-paste icon when I use ...
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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 to remove “Desktop” option from Alt-Tab menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Removing “Show Desktop” from application switcher When I press Alt-Tab it display all opened programs and desktop icon. I never use this desktop option and ...
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Accidentally deleted icons in /usr/share, how do I get them back?

okay, so tyeing to type "icons" in the /usr/share/ directory, hit the delete key as root, now my icons are gone, all of them, the options for play in totem or the ones on the desktop....all of them, ...
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How do I merge two icon sets?

I want to merge the standard Ubuntu Mono icon set and the Faenza icon set. I would like to keep the standard Ubuntu icons in the panel (including icons for the likes of Dropbox, file transfers etc.) ...
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No Banshee notification area icon in Gnome 3 classic session

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, I have a problem with Banshee: it doesn't have a tray icon. I know about the tray-icon-plugin, but it's not working: I'm using Gnome 3 in classic mode. In gnome-shell ...
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How can I assign custom icons to folders?

How do I assign custom icons to folders, as well as the default folders Desktop, Downloads, Music, etc.? I know that one way is to assign the properties of folders, but I want to assign icons in the ...
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Why did I get two Ubuntu One cloud icons in the tray after the 13.04 upgrade?

I upgraded to 13.04, but now I have two Ubuntu One cloud icons in my tray. Can someone explain why and help me remove one of them? See what I mean? EDIT: The difference isn't so clear as "general ...
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Battery icon changed?

I don't know what happened, but today when I logged in to Ubuntu 12.04, the battery icon looked strange (when unplugged): When it's plugged, the icon looks as always been, the problem is when it's ...
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Custom application icons not displaying

I am working on a package for a custom application and cannot get my applications icons to display. Here is my desktop file, which is installed in /usr/share/applications: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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How do I hide a specific volume from the desktop, but keep all others?

I find the icons that show up when I plug a flash drive useful, as much as SD cards and devices. However, the icon to my Windows partition is useless. How can I hide it?
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How can I auto align desktop icons on right side?

I keep my docky dock on left side of desktop and it overlaps desktop icons and their names when intellihide mode is on. Is there a way to align desktop icons on right side always, mac style?
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How can I convert a coloured icon to a monochrome one?

I recently compiled goldendict from source. To my dismay I discovered that there were no monochrome appindicator icons included. At the moment I am stuck with this: I tried converting the icons to ...
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How do I shrink the Unity launcher icons to make them smaller? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I resize the Unity launcher? I would like to make the icons in the launcher smaller, so that more of them can be displayed in that precious vertical space. How ...
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Unity sidebar gone black [closed]

Recently, I've upgraded to 11.04 beta 2. All looking fine, until, after installing some usual distribution updates, unity's sidebar doesn't show any application icons, only a black panel. Hovering and ...
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Desktop icons disappear when using wallpaper plugin

When I enable wallpaper compiz plugin all icons disappear from desktop. How can I fix that?
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How can I find the location of an icon of a launcher in use?

I have a launcher on my desktop and want to add another one manually with the same icon. When I go to the preferences of the existing launcher and click the icon, it doesn't take me to the folder ...
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White border around icons [closed]

I am having a problem where there is a white square that is visible across every icon. I have attached a snapshot to show the problem. This problem arose while I was using Gnome Shell and the Faience ...
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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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How do I change the icon theme in Ubuntu?

I want to change my icon theme to Faenza. I tried using MyUnity, but it didn't work so well. How can I change it?
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Icon theme doesn't affect some Qt-applications [duplicate]

I changed the icon theme in Ubuntu 12.04, but it doesn't affect Qt-applications. They have the default theme. For KDE applications the icon theme can be changed with the systemsettings package. This, ...
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Duplicate icons in GNOME Shell

A fellow user came across a problem, and it's the exact same one that I'm having. I'm just reposting here to see if there's a faster response (original Ubuntu Forums post): So I have upgraded to ...
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Is there some kind of icon browser?

When making a custom launcher, it is nice to have a matching icon for it from the default usr ubuntu directories. The problem that is: Ubuntu seems to store icons in about 50 or more folders. Browsing ...
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How can I change Dropbox's indicator applet icon?

After installing Dropbox I was happy to see that although the installer said it would be version 0.6.7, it actually installed Dropbox 1.1.0. This version includes the new application indicator. ...
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What is icon-theme.cache?

When I run the following command on my Lubuntu 12.10 [11:09 PM] ~ $ find /usr/share/icons/ -iname icon-theme.cache -type f I get the following (after adding the last modified date and size): ...
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How do I get the names in my icon theme for use with pythons appindicator module?

How do I get the strings I can insert instead of 'gtk-execute'? #!/usr/bin/python import gobject import gtk import appindicator if __name__ == "__main__": ind = ...
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How to display Trash and Home folder icons?

I've googled quite a bit but nothing I've found works. I just want to display the Trash, Home folder, Computer etc icons on my Desktop in Ubuntu 12.10. The closest I've come is installing ...
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How do I only use the icons for applications in the Faenza icon set?

I downloaded the Faenza icon set and installed the "Dark" variant on my desktop. However I only want the icons for applications (the ones that go in the Unity Launcher), I want all the other icons to ...
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Faenza / Ubuntu Mono power icon problems

Im having problems applying a new icon theme in ubuntu 11.10 specifically with the power icon. Ive installed faenza succesfully, and the gnome tweak tool to change the icons, but the power icon doesnt ...
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How can I change another user's “About Me” photo?

Is there a way for a user with administrative privileges to change another user's "About Me" photo?
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How do I remove icons for other drives on the unity bar?

My HDD is split into multiple partitions. They each have an icon on the Unity bar. Is there a way to remove them from the bar?
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Can I change the icon size in dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change icons size inside unity (e.g. on all programs panel) Has anyone found a way to resize the icons in the dash in Natty or Oneiric?
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Where can I find Icon sets for Unity?

I really dislike the default monochrome icons in Unity's global menu and in Thunderbird, but I haven't been able to find a source for alternative icons. Any tips?
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How to reduce the size of all gnome-shell icons?

Is it me or is the size of icons in Gnome 3.2 huge? It makes my 1200*800 resolution look like a netbook interface. Please how do I reduce icons size?
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Chrome icon not appearing in Launcher

I've been using Chromium for some time now, but I decided to switch over to Chrome. More features. Anyways, I found that when I launch Chrome, its icon doesn't appear in the Launcher. Do any of you ...