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Ubuntu 18.04 set custom icon for executable saved in ~/Desktop using command

If I save an executable MyApp in ~/Desktop, I can right click on the icon, select Properties from menu. In the Properties window I can now left click on the icon to open Select custom icon window. ...
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Multiple item drag'n'drop on Desktop, with mouse, doesn't work [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 20.04, when I select multiple files on Desktop and move them (either moving icons around on desktop, or moving multiple files to Trash), only the item over which mouse is residing gets moved,...
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How to show the full name of a file/folder on desktop of the Ubuntu 20.04?

My question is similar to this, but it is about ubuntu 20.04. Is there a way to view the full name of a file/folder on the desktop by clicking on it?
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No icons in the desktop after re-installing Nautilus in Ubuntu 20.04

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and am new to Linux. By mistake I uninstalled nautilus and reinstalled it but I can't access icons on desktop anymore. There is no trash folder or user folder neither can I add ...
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How do I remove the shortcut arrow emblem from application launcher icons in desktop on Ubuntu 20.04?

My Ubuntu version is 20.04 LTS. How can I remove the shortcut arrow emblems from the icons?
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Unable to create documents in Desktop Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

If I want to create a document in Ubuntu Desktop (using the mouse right button), I can't find this option. However when I open Desktop through File Manager, I can find the option again! Is there any ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop Disappeared

Although the PC still runs well and the Desktop folder is there and has everything in it, the icons that were on the actual visible desktop have disappeared. I realized that some of the environments ...
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Drag'n'drop files Desktop <-> File manager with 20.04 LTS doesn't work ; it worked on 18.04 LTS [duplicate]

With Ubuntu 18.04, I can drag and drop files from Desktop to File manager and vice versa. On my other Ubuntu 20.04 install, this is no more possible. Has this fetaure been voluntarily removed or is it ...
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How do I organize desktop icons in Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is any way possible to organize Desktop Icons in Ubuntu 20.04. For example, if I delete certain icons from the desktop which were initially organized, there is no one-...
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Minimizing all windows by clicking on a random part of the desktop

I'd like to know if there is a way to minimize all windows by clicking on a random part of the desktop (if the desktop is not completely hidden by the windows).
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20.04 - How to remove/resize white space arround Desktop Icons [duplicate]

After I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, I got a couple of unspected surprises and saw that the icons on the ubuntu's Desktop have a white box/space arround the icon that profoundly annoys me. (as ...
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UBUNTU 20.04 — Grub appers but doesn't continue + Settings doesn't show when I click

After installed Ubuntu 20.04, my grub was/is ok, but when I select the option, my computer doesn't continue. It stops, showing the underscore freeze and I have to restart the pc by the buttom. My ...
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Desktop Icon not movable after moving to far left

I recently wanted to move the Recycle Bin to the most left of my left monitor (using three monitors if that's somehow relevant). But instead of putting it to the most far left column I dragged it over ...
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Desktop Shortcut with start in and target properties

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and i have installed a windows application using wineHQ. In windows the desktop icon has two parameters "Start in" and "Target". The "Start in" ...
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Problem w/ Icons and Folders on Desktop after Update

I am using Ubuntu 20.04, and after an update tonight, there are duplicate files on my desktop. I use Nautilus for my desktop. The files are the same, one is larger, one is smaller. I have spent over ...
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Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS desktop doesn't show trash icon

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. Since 19.10, I cannot see the trash icon on the desktop. Is there a way to recover this icon?
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Ctrl + Shift + m works in the folders, but not on the Desktop to create shortcuts [duplicate]

I'd like to create a desktop shortcut of a folder by using Ctrl+Shift+M; the problem is that this key-combination works in the folders, but not on the desktop. How can I fix it?
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Ubuntu 20.04 Keyboard navigation of Desktop Environment and Folders [duplicate]

I am unable to directly navigate the folders on my desktop environment using only the keyboard. Searching over internet, I couldn't find a shortcut to select a folder on the desktop (Example Recycle ...
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Desktop icons rearrange voluntarily when adding/removing from Desktop Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and found that icons move around when action is taken that causes a change to the Desktop. If, e.g., I unzip a file, the unzipped data replaces the location of ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a data file in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS?

Let's say I have a text file my-text-file.txt and the file is in the ~/Documents directory. How can I create a desktop shortcut to that file? In other words, I want to have an icon on my desktop ...
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Remove persistent Home and Trash desktop icons on 20.04 / gnome-flashback

I have a fresh installation of Focal Fossa, 20.04 LTS. I have installed gnome-flashback with apt-get install gnome-session-flashback -qq. Once I log in I see two annoying icons on the desktop: home ...
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Cut, Copy, Paste keyboard shortcut problem on Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on my desktop and when I tried to use ctrl+x,ctrl+c, ctrl+v shortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc. nothing happened. I have searched all of the related answered ...
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18.04 How to Restore Default Icon for Removable Drive

I did something stupid and unnecessary today. I changed the icon for a removable drive--and regret it. How do I restore the original or default icon? I have tried to find the original in /usr/shared/...
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Customize desktop icon grid location and dimensions on Ubuntu 20.04?

i'm gonna preface this by saying that i'm a new linux user, i joined circa 2 months ago, as such, i don't know too much about linux and its distros, but i've already got some tools like dconf and ...
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Desktop icons disappear after hibernation

Very often, some of my desktop icons (.desktop files I have created) disappear after I close the lid and hibernate the computer. Quite annoying I'd say. These icons (and the Applications menu from a ...
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Shortcut arrows on desktop are different sizes

How can I make the shortcut arrows on my desktop icons consistent? Some are 75% of the image, and others are 20% of the image. There doesn't seem to be anywhere that this can be edited, or even ...
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Dialog box does not accept input, stays on-top and hides everything under it. Ubuntu 20.04

Upon rebooting, I get dialog box Authentication Required Authentication is required to start 'cups.service'. I can type in the password and click Authenticate, but then nothing happens. I can't ...
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Does Lubuntu 20.04 a shell script to be triggered by a drag-drop action onto an icon?

I just upgraded from Lubuntu 18.04LTS to 20.04LTS and have discovered that some desktop icons (launchers? I don't know the right term!) no longer work. It used to be that I could drag a .jpg image ...
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Lock One Desktop Icon

On Ubuntu Mate 18.04, how might I lock just one of my desktop icons, so it will not be moved. when I "Organize Desktop by Name.
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How can I change the desktop icons on Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

20.04 seems to have lost the ability to change desktop icons by right clicking them and changing the icon in the Properties window. You can still see the new icon in the files, but it does not update ...
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Desktop folders are auto arranged after I add/delete some folder on desktop [Ubuntu 20.04]

Since I have upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 I am having this problem that Desktop folders are auto arranged whenever I add or delete some folder on desktop. Most of the times some certain folders ...
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Icons and text become white squares after suspension

I don't know how to describe this further but it happens occasionally after suspension and I managed to (temporary) fix it by restarting. This is how the desktop looks The lock screen I had a typo ...
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Assign an icon to a custom mimetype

I tried to create a custom mimetype (text/graphml+xml) by creating the file ~/.local/share/mime/packages/graphml+xml-mime.xml with this content: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-...
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How to run symlink'ed executable application from Desktop while using GNOME Shell?

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed with default GNOME Shell. Then I have created symlink for some application on the ~/Desktop folder with ln -s /usr/bin/xclock ~/Desktop/xclock (the xclock is just ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - missing icon images for some applications

Environment Ubuntu 20.04 Problem I am missing some icon images after upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 20.04. Example 1: In this case I get a blank space Example 2: Here I get a generic image ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop glitch [Small green box over the screen]

Hi, It's been 4 days I've installed ubuntu 20.04 on my Dell Inspiron 3567. After installation, my 1st boot went well (I can't type a keyboard while on desktop). But after that, in every boot, I had ...
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Remove or Fix .desktop Application's intrusive decoration

I want to remove or fix the white arrow in a purple background decoration that .desktop applications have by default in Focal Fossa because it's currently very intrusive. This is my desktop entry: [...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - not able to change desktop icon - black and white

Desktop Image I am unable to change the desktop icon. i tried using tweaks software but desktop icon is not changing in ubuntu 20.04. its always black and white icon. please help.
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Ubuntu 20.04 desktop icons keep moving

My Desktop icons keep toggling between these two types of arrangement (image attached): I can't really tell what triggers the toggle. It seems like the first type occurs after logging in, and then it ...
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Are these desktop features or are they bugs? [duplicate]

Since updating to 20.04 LTS I've noticed some differences in desktop functionality compared to 18.04 LTS. Here are a few: Can't drag and drop a file from the desktop to anywhere else. Drag and drop ...
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How do I execute the “iconic” program: icons on multiple monitors

WinEunuuchs2Unix created this really neat program to fix the icons on multiple monitors. It's on Github & called iconic. I found and downloaded it but can't get it to execute. The iconic looks ...
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Create desktop shortcut with locale change at runtime

I have a wine application I need to run in Chinese locale. It works properly from terminal with: LC_ALL=zh_CN wine '.wine/path_to_program/program.exe' and my desktop shortcut works with Command set ...
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20.04 - How to change the size and appearance of desktop icons and the way they are handled?

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to its newest LTS version - 20.04. While it comes with some interesting changes, the Desktop icon system was messed up in my opinion. When you hover the mouse ...
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How do I change the color of the desktop icon text? [duplicate]

I tried changing the gtk-3 files, but the color remains the same.
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Thumbnails on desktop are stretched and do not keep aspect ratio of original thumbnails

Thumbnails of pictures and PDF files on desktop do not keep aspect ratio. If I open the desktop folder in the default gnome file manager, the icons aren't stretched. The problem is only with what is ...
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Cut, Copy Paste keyboard shortcut problem on ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my dektop and when I tried to use ctrl+x, ctrl+c, ctrl+vshortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc nothing happened. I checked the keyboard shortcuts on ...
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Basic desktop actions are not available on Ubuntu 20.04

In Ubuntu 20.04, on the desktop, there is a number of actions I wish I could do, such as, by order of importance : use keyboard shortcuts such as select all, copy / paste. use drag & drop with ...
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How to remove website shortcut icon from all applications

I created a website shortcut to the desktop. After i deleted it, the icon in the "all applications" still exist. How do i remove it? The icon doesn't exist in /usr/share/applications
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Can't hide desktop icons ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I just upgraded to ubuntu 20.04 and I can't hide my desktop icons, I've tried dconf-editor and tweaks but none of them worked. In deconf-editor I've disabled the show-desktop-icons option in org/...
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19.10/20.04 gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons: How do I trust desktop icons automatically during ISO remaster?

I'm trying to remaster the 20.04 iso for single-user root use. However, I am sure this question also applies to 19.10 as it suffers the same issue. This distro is for systems that test hardware and ...