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How to give system icons more space in bar on KDE

Right now, my bar is hiding most system tray icons and the space is used for minimized windows. Can I give the system tray more space to display more icons?
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Desktop icons in 19.04 [duplicate]

I have just upgraded from 18.10 to 19.04 and all of my links and icons have disappeared from my desktop. However when I look under ~/Desktop the documents are still there, they are just not actually ...
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Preview the contents of an application in Task Bar

How can I preview apps in task bar so that I can close certain windows of a running application without having to click and open the particular application and instead pointing would show the previews ...
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Brightness adjustment icon show on the screen all the time.[18.04]

I have an HP laptop and after installing 18.04, the brightness level indicator is show on the screen all the time. Is there a way to remove this indicator?
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Ubuntu 19.04 .desktop files not working correctly

I used to be able to copy and paste the .desktop files from use/share/applications to my desktop for shortcuts. When I first upgraded to 19.04, I selected the allow launching option on the right click ...
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desktop empty: no icons & folders, no mouse actions

My desktop fails for one of the users (2) only: No icons No action upon right mouse button (For user 2 all is fine. Users can be switched during session, then no issues for user 2. Back again to ...
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How do I install MATE desktop icons?

How do I install MATE desktop icons? I have installed standard MATE from repositories on an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system, this way: sudo apt install mate-desktop at this point, the option to select MATE ...
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upgraded to 19.04: unable to disable desktop icons

I have upgraded to 19.04 few weeks ago, I never asked to use desktop icons feature but after the upgrade, the icons appears. It is disabled in gnome-tweaks: Trying to turn-on/turn-off does not change ...
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Cant seem to use settings icon on Ubuntu 18.04 .02 LTS~keeps sending me to sign in HELP?

I tried something I found on another question re:sign in loops in here. It worked briefly and I was able to remove a user and a few other settings that stuck but now I'm back to not being able to ...
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Desktop icons on left screen go down into black hole

This is a self-answered question. See my answer below. Here is my multi-monitor configuration: $ xrandr --current | grep " connected" HDMI-0 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x ...
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Gnome desktop symbolic link icon cannot change

Is there a way to change the icon of a symbolic link on the gnome desktop? I want to use a unique icon for the link to the Windows partition, however, simply going to properties and changing the icon ...
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Change Kubuntu desktop icon font to bold

I have kubuntu18.04 and I need to know how to change the desktop icons fonts to bold: I tried to find any css files like those in Xfce or Gnome to modify the desktop icons font style but I could not ...
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No desktop icons on Ubuntu 19.04 after upgrade [duplicate]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04 from 17.10 and now I do not have anything on my desktop at all. I am running this on Virtual Box 6. I know enough about Unix to be dangerous, I just use it for developing ...
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Desktop Icons disappeared on Ubuntu 18.04

I have already searched among many posts but I have not been able to solve, my problem is that since I updated to Ubuntu 18.04 I no longer see the icons on the desktop. Through GNOME Tweaks if I try ...
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Double-clicking on the Rubbish Bin desktop icon doesn't do anything. Ubuntu 18.04

Title says it all really:). The right-click context menu for the bin is still there and some of it still appears to work - e.g., I can empty the bin, and the icon will refresh itself to show it's ...
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How to Remove All Desktop Icons

In Ubuntu 19.04, how can I make it to where the desktop doesn't try to mirror the desktop folder? I don't want to see any icons on my desktop. I'm not sure how this is suppose to be by default, but ...
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How to organize desktop icons in Disco Dingo

The "Organize Desktop by Name" option no longer appears in the contextual menu in GNOME desktop (xorg if it matters) on Ubuntu 19.04. How does one organize desktop icons?
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Changing desktop icon size in Ubuntu 19.04

I just went from 18.10 to 19.04 and the desktop icons and shortcuts are there but they are too large. Previously I could decrease their size from nautilus but now they seem to not respond to that and ...
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Trash icon and files have dissapeared from the desktop after upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04

Yesterday I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu 19.04, and after the restart, the trash icon and my Desktop files have disappeared from the UI. If I go to the "Desktop" folder from my personal folder, ...
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Move icons on 19.04+ Gnome desktop

By 19.04, Gnome developers have finally removed Nautilus' ability to directly handle the desktop. A shell extension was made to plug the gap, and this appears to be installed as a direct requirement ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 and Gnome desktop icons

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.10 to 19.04, Gnome has upgraded from 3.30.2 to 3.32.0. My handy desktop icons, links, and mounted volume icons are gone, the Desktop tweaks are gone to bring them back, ...
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Desktop Icons, Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I recently Installed Ubuntu 18.10 and downloaded gnome-tweaks to customise. I used it for a while and had disabled the icons on the desktop with this tool, but when I wanted to activate them again, I ...
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Desktop icons do not stay put

When I arrange my desktop icons like I like, on reboot they are all rearranged. Keep aligned is not checked off. Can that be fixed?
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Missing desktop icons

First, let me say I'm new to Linux. Second, I recently purchased a VPS from OVH and I installed Ubuntu Server 18.04.1 LTS 64-bit. Then, I installed Xfce4 using this command: sudo apt install xfce4 ...
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Resize desktop icons Ubuntu 18.04

How can I resize the desktop icons? They are too big. I tried to use the zoom out option in nautilus, but it didn't work Thanks
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Two-monitor display loses desktop icons

I run Ubuntu 18.04 on a Macbook Pro. I like to use two monitors in my office, but when I connect the second monitor my desktop icons "disappear". I say that in quotes because they rearrange ...
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Shortcut to hide the desktop icons in GNOME 3

I can hide/show the desktop icons using gnome-tweaks (see the picture, "Afficher les icônes" means "Display Icons"). I would like to know how to set up a shortcut doing that ? I use GNOME in Ubuntu ...
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Desktop icons and dock panel not showing

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. I recently encountered a problem that desktop icons and dock panel(I use Plank) not showing after my PC start-up. I found when this problem happens also night light doesn't ...
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16.04 desktop icon backgrounds

Is it possible to change the background color of the Desktop Icons? I have a light colored background image and cannot read the Names (white text) of the Icons for my document links on the Desktop. ...
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Gnome desktop icons turn gigantic [duplicate]

My GNOME desktop icons suddenly turn into enormous large (see screenshot) for unknown reason. Any idea to turn it back to normal? I am using Ubuntu 17.10.
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Remove date in desktop icons' name

How to remove date (most probably the last modified date) from the desktop icons' name? I tried renaming it but the date still does not go. I have dragged the folder from nautilus to desktop. I am ...
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Prevent desktop icons and files from overlapping in Ubuntu 18.04

I have Trash bin and Hard Drive icons on my desktop. Whenever I paste or download any file on desktop it overlaps over desktop icons. How can I prevent this behaviour?
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How to scale desktop icons in 18.04 [duplicate]

How can I scale my desktop icons in Ubuntu 18.04? With Ubuntu 16.04 I could scale my icons under the screen size tab in Settings. With Ubuntu 18.04 I cannot do that.
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No Desktop icons on Ubuntu 17.10

With Ubuntu 17.10, is it possible to display our desktop icons as in Windows or Apple and how? Even with GNOME and Unity Tweak Tools installed,all we can get are the trash can and personal files ...
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How to Keep Desktop icons automatically arranged Ubuntu 17.10? [duplicate]

How I can Keep Desktop icons automatically arranged Ubuntu 17.10 wayland?
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Ubuntu 17.10 no desktop icons

Ubuntu 17.10 (xorg), gnome 3.26.2. After installing 17.10, there are no icons on the desktop. I am unable to add anything to the desktop. In the tweak tool all five switches for icons on the ...
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Upgraded to GNOME 3 and no desktop icons showing

After switching to GNOME 3 I noticed my desktop icons, files etc.. are not showing although when I open the folder /home/me/Desktop/ everything is there. What am I missing?
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How to move desktop icons on Ubuntu 17.04?

I can't seem to move any desktop icons on the newest Ubuntu. Whenever I try to move them, they just stay where they are. How do I move them?
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Desktop icon on 1 monitor KDE5

I have 3 monitors. I'd like my desktop icons to show on my main display monitor only, or on my second only. How to do this in (K)Ubuntu 17.04, KDE5? Currently all my desktop icons appear on all 3 ...
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Creating desktop icons in Ubuntu

I don't know how to create desktop icons of applications which have space in their name (like 'Document Viewer')?
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Desktop icons randomly disappear - 16.10

I installed Ubuntu onto my computer a few weeks ago. After some updates at the beginning of this week - almost all web browsers 'broke' - all sites reported that I couldn't access them due to HSTS ...
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How do I globally make my desktop icons smaller in Ubuntu 16.1?

I just upgraded to the new Ubuntu Gnome 16.10. When I restarted, all my icons doubled in size and are off screen at the edges. I have not been able to find a setting that allows a global resizing of ...
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How can i keep icons aligned both horizontally and vertically?

Is there ANY way to keep icons aligned both horizontally and vertically in a grid like Windows? This is just weird.
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Do not display launcher when moving desktop icons

When I drag and drop Icons on the Desktop the Launcher appears (even when I'm far from the border.) This can become very annoying when I want to put a desktop icon to the left border and not in the ...
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How can I hide desktop icons but keep a custom wallpaper background?

Background: Icons on the desktop can be managed as follows: $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true # show icons $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-...
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Xubuntu 16.04--Default desktop icons suddenly disappeared

I've been doing research for a couple hrs now to solve this problem and have found nothing that works. Ex: this does not work for me: xUbuntu Default desktop Icons do not display? Here is a ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 desktop icons after update

I did a clean install of Xubuntu 16.04 a couple of weeks back. I installed a few icon themes like Faba, Moka etc. However after recent software update, all the desktop icons have turned like this: I ...
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How can I always keep the Desktop icons organised, and sorted by name?

I would like to keep my Desktop always organised by name. How can I achieve this? Desktop not organised by name: Desktop after having organised by name:
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How do I get my desktop Icons back on my primary display?

So, I have read several questions - with and without answers - and though this is similar to others, I have found nothing particular to the issues I am experiencing. It is a three-part problem and I ...
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Problem with cinnamon desktop icons

I install cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu. Now i face a problem that some icons and file icons freezes as they are image files in the desktop. I am unable to move them or remove these icons ...