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Performance very slow after upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04

In May 2021 i upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 OS. My computers performance dropped significantly, the brightness dropped a lot, and I cannot move icons on the desktop, and i do not have the option of 9:4 ...
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Brightness not changing and desktop icons not showing randomly

Sometimes after I login, brightness controls don't work neither on keyboard nor from settings and notification area; but I can change it using xbacklight. I've noticed every time this happens, desktop ...
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All icons disappear from the desktop

Sometimes (every other day) all icons disappear from the desktop. I don't know what triggers it, but mostly it is when I start the pc. Then I have to use terminal command xfdesktop --reload. That ...
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How to create a desktop icon for an executable?

I am new to Linux and this may seem trivial but I can't find a easy solution. I downloaded VS Code to my Home directory and unzipped it. I know that I have to modify the file with chmod +x code and ...
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How Do You Disable Desktop Icons That Were Placed By 21.04?

After updating to 21.04, I, all of a sudden, have a home folder, internal drive icons, and a recycling bin icon on my desktop, which were not there before. I tried following this answer but it did not ...
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How to make a file executable as forwarder from a Desktop Subfolder?

in Ubuntu how to keep executable a forwarder/ shortcut from Desktop moved into a Sub-folder Desktop? I use many softwares, and in my Desktop I have all the app forwarders/ shortcut, but some of them I ...
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Gnome Tweaks icons and cursor doesn't change

I installed a cute icon for my pc, but when I put the new icon/cursor it doesn't change. All the options looks like feature ubuntu design. (My version of Ubuntu is 18.04) My gnome tweaks I applied alt+...
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Ubuntu 20.04 icon resize issue

hello guys how to resize the Ubuntu icon in desktop? its so big for me I try to search on google but all the tutorial not work please help me thank you did someone try to fix it
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Windows are disappearing and I don't know how, why and how to reverse it

Basically, sometimes, with no warning or anything, the windows I have open disappear, but not close. For example, if I have music on a browser and that window disappears, the music still plays. The ...
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the desktop does not display the folders anymore

I am new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have just installed some of my first gnome Extensions. Now I have the problem that the desktop does not display the folders which are in the "Desktop&...
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What exactly makes a .desktop file launchable?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.10, and I like desktop launcers. Yes, they are a pain to make now that gnome-desktop-item-edit is a thing of the past, but I manage. Most often I copy a .desktop file from another ...
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Issue with desktop in Linux

I have two installed systems in Virtual Box : Mint 20.1 ; Ubuntu 20.04.2.0. And both didn't accept to freely(in any place) set icons on desktop. How change it? And who knows why in Linux not allowed ...
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How to hide files on desktop in Nautilus but keep them visible on the desktop screen?

I have some files on my desktop that I want to hide in Nautilus. I tried adding a dot at the beginning of the filename and using a .hidden file. In both cases, the file is no longer shown in Nautilus, ...
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How do i make the icon show correctly on the desktop icon [duplicate]

I made a desktop link by creating a link in the desktop folder, which thin is displayed on the desktop. i selected the icon which then is correctly shown on the link in the folder but not on the ...
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Home directroy files displayed in Desktop [duplicate]

For a presentation I had to temprorary clear my Desktop , so I ran mv Desktop Desktop1 after which desktop was cleared But after a reboot my HOME directory files started to appear in Desktop I tried ...
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Lost all desktop icons

I was cleaning my keys and I managed to lose all of my desktop icons. One of those keys was the space bar. I also can not add any new programs to the desktop. When I right click on the desktop, ...
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Unable to drag & drop icons & links from firefox (I'm New) [duplicate]

Hi so I recently switched over to Ubuntu and one things that I dislike is that I'm unable to drag & drop icons & links from firefox to my desktop. I checked under permissions and I have full ...
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Recently my desktop has a lot of “extra” icons on it which seem to be duplicates

Recently my desktop looks like this. Looking at it, there are "duplicates" of the icons. But I can't move any of them and none will open if I double click on them. The "bin" (...
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Gnome shell - many applications are missing

Firstly I apologize if my question is too basic but, my knowledge about Linux is limited. I've been using Linux for general purposes for a while and finally, I decided to install and use it as my main ...
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all menus, icons ,programs & folders (desktop or program menu) is invisible & not opening in ubuntu 20.04

UBUNTU 20.04 issue : all the icons & folders (desktop or program menu) is invisible & not opening (including terminal), however pointing the cursor makes them identifiable.This happened after ...
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Favorites menu placing dot next to wrong icon

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. On the left of the screen is the column of favorites icons to start various applications. I have an icon there for the Brave Browser, and another icon for the Dissenter Browser ...
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Can't see icons in Ubuntu 20.04

I have downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 virtually in my Windows 7 host yesterday. Yesterday after installing and rebooting Ubuntu all the icons were visible, but today when I started it today none of the icons ...
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Gsettings Remove Desktop Icons Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I used to use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false to remove desktop icons from Ubuntu 18.04. But this no longer works on Ubuntu 20.04. Why is it not working? Edit I ...
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desktop shortcut does not update when using a link to .desktop file

I created a desktop shortcut (shortcut.desktop exists in ~/Desktop). If I edit shortcut.desktop and save the changes are immediately reflected in the shortcut. If I instead save shortcut.desktop to ...
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.desktop file no longer working after adding another .desktop file

I created a .desktop file to launch an application and saved it to my ~/Desktop folder. It was working until I added another .desktop file. The original .desktop file no longer shows it's configured ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 desktop-icons gnome-shell extension crashing

I just updated from Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10, and I see the following repeating error from the desktop-icons gnome-shell extension in /var/log/syslog... Nov 25 12:55:00 Satellite-E55 gnome-shell[106347]: ...
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ubuntu 20.10 desktop icon duplicated

https://i.stack.imgur.com/Hxo3b.png This is how it looks like. I am pretty sure it is a bug, even if it could be fixed by change some setting. Because it just happened after I upgrade to 20.10... But ...
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Placing .desktop file

Trying to add eclipse_java.desktop file on my Ubuntu 20 desktop with content below: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Eclipse Java Icon=/home/a/eclipse/eclipse_java/icon.xpm Exec=/home/...
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How to make a command line program have a custom icon?

I have created a .desktop file for octave-cli, which is the command line version of GNU Octave. When I double click the .desktop file (which has the icon of Octave, and is pinned in XFCE Panel), the ...
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Icons put in /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/apps

I want to create a new desktop entry and a new MIME type for an app called FreeFileSync for all users. I read that it recommends to do in directory /usr/local/share. More precisely, the app recommends ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 / Desktop icons flicker when a file is deleted [duplicate]

I recently updated from Ubuntu 18.04.4 to 20.04.1. Now I noticed that the icons on the Desktop disappear shortly when I delete a file by pressing the Del key. There is no flickering when I delete a ...
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Upgraded to 20.04 - Dash link icons not working?

I use different shortcuts/icons for some very frequently used web applications (gmail, calendar, asana etc.) so that I could have them on the dash quick launcher and switch between them easily. After ...
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Desktop Icons are overlapping ubuntu 20.04

I just restarted my system and now desktop icons have two copies and one is overlapping with other. I tried to resposition the icons but I am not able to rearrae the icons also. .When I tried to ...
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empty desktop after update to 20.04

I upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04 yesterday. I used gnome-tweaks to adjust the Desktop Icon settings, then tried copying a file from a folder to the desktop, and suddenly everything disappeared. I ...
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start Apostrophe markdown editor from comand line

I installed Apostrophe markdown editor to my Ubuntu. I have an icon on my desktop which opens a markdown file with Kate editor. This is the command I use: /usr/bin/kate <path-to-file>.md. This ...
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Banners not appearing in ubuntu dock 20.04

I just upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. I've had a few issues but thus far have been able to rectify them. I only have one issue. In 18.04 ubuntu dock, whenever i had an application open, there would be ...
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.desktop files not visible on Desktop screen

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and whenever i try to copy .desktop files to the desktop they are not visible on the desktop screen although they are when i do "show Desktop in files". What seems to ...
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How do you associate separate icons for an executable and for the files it creates?

I am assisting with icons and documentation for an open-source app which I'll call Chimpsky. Chimpsky creates XML documents, with an *.mky extension, which display as flowcharts modelling a dynamic ...
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How to turn on word wrapping of icon names in 20.04?

I just upgraded from 18 to 20.04lts, and the file names on the desktop icons are all truncated with ellipsis. This is what i've tried: $ gsettings list-recursively | grep ellipsis org.nemo.icon-view ...
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How do I install mime types so that files show the correct icon in Nautilus and launch app when double-clicked?

History I am working on a dev project for a new app which models various dynamic processes in economics. My job is to supply NEW icons for the executable file and for the document files it produces. ...
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PNG specified by .desktop file doesn't show up (20.04)

I have a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/ for one of my applications. The file contains Icon=/usr/share/theapplication/icon.png. If I open /usr/share/theapplication/, icon.png is in there and ...
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Repeating error: Can't install desktop-icons@csoriano

On my fresh installation of Ubuntu 20.04 a couple of weeks ago, I kept having a problem with Ubuntu's default Gnome extension Desktop Icons, in addition to which it has badly limited functionality. ...
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.desktop application shortcuts stop working after restart or log in and don't appear as correct icons on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to create launcher icons on my desktop. I got them to work properly by creating a file with .desktop extension with suitable content, for example: [Desktop Entry] Name=Google Exec=/usr/bin/...
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Icon not shown on gnome(originally ubuntu mate) desktop

I installed downloaded ubuntu mate and installed gnome for better UI. Now no desktop icons are shown on it. And on right-click only Change background Display settings Settings are shown. I want ...
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Desktop GUI shows broken visual patches on every boot up

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. And I am running a Dual boot system with Windows. Now whenever I login, in Ubuntu, I get this type of patched screen as in image . Now, if I ...
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How to change the icons of snap programs?

I downloaded some themes and icons to customize my whole desktop UI and the last thing I need to change is some icons. I'm using a theme and it changed all the icons except for the programs that I ...
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X11 configs and rendering glitches Ubuntu (Desktop) 20.04

Original Post Hardware: Dell XPS 9360 Software: Ubuntu 20.04 (LTS) Problem: Graphical Glitches when using Ubuntu's Desktop: Corrupted Icons with random artifacts each reboot, corrupted wallpaper with ...
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Close icon is missing for all windows

I tried out regolith, which gives a separate login DE. However, when switching back to the regular Ubuntu login, the close icon on all windows is missing, and the minimize and maximize icons are more ...
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How To Show Mounted Drives on Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop When Using Nemo as Default

I have a mounted drive that I want to show up on my desktop. I know that there is a method here to do this with Nautilus and 18.04, but I am using Nemo, not Nautilus. I just wanted you to know that ...
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Help! I can't see the files and folders that are on the desktop

I have the same problem, I can't see the files and folders that are on the desktop. I load the start bar with the icons and compiz but I can't see the folders and files on the desktop. How can I fix ...

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