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 change the color of an icon

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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Steam entry missing text in Unity 13.10 dash after upgrade

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and switched from using KDE to Unity. When I search for the program Steam in the Unity dash, it's entry (leftmost in the screenshot) does not contain any text and ...
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QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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How do I get high resolution icons in Unity for my application without a .desktop file?

I am trying to fix a problem I found with a Java application. It has a too low res icon. After reading the source of it I modified it to have a bigger icon. SWT uses the gtk_window_set_icon() function ...
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Double icons in task bar, other icons don't stay

I am using Lubuntu (Operating System : Ubuntu 13.10). I have double icons for network connections/WiFi on the taskbar by clock. How do I get it to one(merge them), it seems like duplicates? FYI this ...
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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Icons all messed up for Office Documents

I have installed MS Office on my Ubuntu box through PlayOnLinux and have got it very nicely integrated, except for one thing: my icons. This all started after I tried to get MS' nice(r) icons into my ...
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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Chromium Ubuntu 13.10 - No webapp setup prompt no webapp icon

I have a completely fresh install for Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit on Dell Latitude E6510. (I also had the same problem on the same laptop using 13.10 32-bit). I use Chromium as my web browser. Webapps are ...
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Gear icon is missing?

My gear icon is missing? How can I restore it? I'm using unity on raring.
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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Why do my Clementine Icons look like gnome default?

I am talking about the icons inside Clementine, not the indicator icons or unity launcher icons. I mean the ones almost on the bottom of the screen previous track, play, pause, next track. After i ...
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gnome-panel icons spacing

I'm using Gnome Classic with no effects because Compiz is slow on my notebook. Everything is fine except panel icons - they are too wide. They look OK with Compiz. How can I make them look the same in ...
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Are USC applications allowed to install .desktop files?

Ubuntu's official site for developers says: Technical requirements: In order for your application to be distributed in the Software Centre it must: Be in one, self-contained directory when ...
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Empathy protocol icons

I'm surprised that Empathy can't display the protocol icons. Even in the latest Ubuntu 12.10. I'd like to know why if someone can tell me.
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How to change the icon of an aplicatication at the LxPanel on Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened, its icon gets bigger then the LxPanel and all the another ...
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How to change the width of desktop icon title in Gnome?

I want to make the title of the icon (from the screenshot below) narrower. How can this be done?
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Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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How to fix wine apps that have a white background in unity tray

Many Wine apps and also some Java apps like Evernote or JDownloader appears in Unity tray with an annoying white background. Is there a way to solve this issue? Here is a screenshot about it:
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Unable to set my own icon for launcher item in 12.04

I use the Faenza icon collection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with no issues. I decided to change my Gimp launcher icon, so I made my own (gimp-ak.png) and added it, and its appropriately sized derivatives, ...
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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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Workspace related question - How to hide icons in second workspace

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 I want to know how I can hide icons in my 2nd workspace while they remain in the first workspace 1. Is it possible? If there is any other better alternative to Work space then ...
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How can I change “Show Desktop” icon following icons theme?

I've installed Numix-Circle icons themes and inside there is a "show-desktop.svg" icon, but the icon loaded remains "user-desktop.svg" from the Numix theme. Where the Show Desktop icons is located? ...
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Modify indicator - increase distance between icon and text

this is my second question about theming an indicator-applet, I'm afraid this is something I really can't understand... With the theme I'm using (FlatStudio, doesn't matter if Grey, Dark etc.) there ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher and overall Style Change

I recently restarted my computer and when it turned back on the unity launcher appearance was different. Originally the icons would stack at the bottom unless I moved the courser over them, and then ...
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How to restore ambience icons?

I uninstalled Dropbox and in the process manually removed Ambiance and Radiance action bar Dropbox icons (I thought they were part of the Dropbox install but I guess not). How can I restore these ...
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Zotero/LibreOffice icons in Xubuntu 13.10

I've seen various fixes and have tried a bunch (all with varying degrees of success - explained below), and this is the sort of pertinacity thing which really annoys me - No icons in LibreOffice for ...
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How can I hide the bluetooth icon in GNOME Shell 3.8.4 (Ubuntu 13.10)?

Both the extensions are outdated and the extension Icon Hider which hides multiple icons forces all icons to appear before allowing you to hide (thus conflicting with other extensions that show/hide ...
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No automatic thumbnail generation

I recently decided to do a fresh install of 13.10 and ran into a quite peculiar problem. It seems that thumbnails are not generated automatically, when I open a folder in nautilus I can only see a ...
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The top panel bar in unity will not change the icon theme

I had to reinstall unity and now for some reason the icon theme is stuck for only the icons in the top menu bar panel. Is there a cache that might have got corrupt? Maybe there is a place to manually ...
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How to add icon and screenshot for my app .deb package to see it in Ubuntu Software Center?

I created a .deb package of application by myself and I want to add to it icon and screenshot to visualize it in Application Manager such as Ubuntu Software Center. When I launch my package by ...
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What is the replacement for AssoGiate?

During the update to Saucy, the AssoGiate module is removed as it has been declared obsolete. I can find no replacement for the editor of the MIME file types database which is compatible with UBUNTU ...
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Desktop icons settings reset at every boot

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm having problems with the desktop icons: after every boot desktop icon setting are reset and "computer", Home Folder and Trash icons are shown on the desktop. If I ...
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Desktop files not visible with ATI dual monitor setup

I have files and folders in my ~/Desktop folder but they do not appear on my desktop. Creating a new folder from the GUI works and I can move the icon around but when I select "Organize Desktop by ...
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USB icon set script

Perhaps someone could point me in the right direction. I am learning scripting and would like to know where ubuntu based distros get their default icons for things like USB drives. What I would like ...
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Deleted the folder /usr/share/icons/ and now all icons are 'white' for anything, how to change it to “gray”?

I deleted my folder /usr/share/icons/ and now every icon is a white icon no matter what it is. I kind of like it this way, but I want to modify this white icon so it's gray. Can this be done, and ...
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Specify default size of particular desktop icon

I only recently made the switch to Linux (great OS, btw. I very much enjoy the shell. Way more flexible than anything I'm used to) but am already at the point that I'd like to deploy a small app I ...
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Can I change the contents of the SOUND icon in the tray?

I installed a number of music players to try them out. I noticed that several of them appear in the drop down menu when I click the sound icon in the tray. I would like to change which programs show ...
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Can't use keybinds when desktop icons are hidden and there's no active window

Desktop icons: disabled No window active Action: press SUPER or any other key Result: nothing and Desktop icons: enabled No window active Action: press SUPER or any other key Result: opens ...
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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Matlab's icon instead of Android studio's icon is shown for android studio's project in Unity side panel

I'm have installed Matlab and Android Studio on Ubuntu 12.04.2. When I open Android project in Studio, Matlab's icon is shown for opened project instead of Android studio's icon in Unity side panel ...
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How to use skype on ubuntu 13.04

I installed skype 4.2 but now I can not use it at all. I can not install the Skype wrapper or can not get the Skype icon to show in the top right panel. Right now it is unusable if I close the app ...
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Show icon in alt-tab menu using .desktop file

After Googling for hours, I didn't find any answer for the following issue and so glad if anyone could help. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Gnome-shell 3.4.1. Consider the following simple program in ...
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Missing icons in Gnome-Shell overview

There are applications icons missing in my Gnome-Shell 3.8.2 overview, but this wasn't like that on a fresh install with Gnome3-PPA enabled. I do not have or had the Gnome3-Staging-PPA enabled. I had ...
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Is there a specific folder for notification icons?

Is there a folder in /usr/share/icon which contains all the icons for the system tray? I'm not sure what size is used so I can't find it.
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Why do my Gnome Shell icons on the bar replicate and how can I stop it?

Why do my Gnome Shell icons on the right hand side of the top bar replicate themselves and what can I do to stop it? On first start up there is the normal single set of icons but after hibernating ...
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Howto Change notification icons in gnome 3 fallback panel?

I like to change the notification icons on the bottom panel,because the panel is nearly the same as the panels backround gradient...