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App deleted, but icon still there in the apps menu

I installed Steam from the Ubuntu software store. The app installed fine. It ran well for the first few minutes until it started misbehaving. I decided to remove Steam, but I was unable to do that ...
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Theme/Icons changed, 22.04LTS

I am using Ubuntu 22.04LTS; I had Pro enabled at the time (disabled now). Yesterday (5/9/2024), I realized that my system icons changed, and some display aspects of stock applications - to some high-...
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How How do I create an icon button

I recently installed Seamonkey unto Ubuntu 24.04 and want to create an icon for it. How do I do that? Please give clear instructions because I am new to using Linux. Thank you.
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Firefox Developer Edtion Don't show a icon in menu bar and task bar of Ubuntu. Even changing the .desktop file in /usr/share/application

I want to install a Firefox dev in bash, but I see this problem with an icon in the GNOME shell. If open the normal Firefox, in the top bar appears a grayscale icon: If you can help me I would ...
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.desktop file for AppImage gets icon in Activities but not in Launcher

I'm running the Arduino IDE appimage on Ubuntu. arduino-ide_2.1.1_Linux_64bit.AppImage on Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I've 'installed' the appimage file in ~/.arduinoIDE/ I've made a .desktop file that looks ...
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desktop right click options missing and can't able to add shortcuts

when I right click on desktop there is only three options showing change background display settings settings ohter options like new folder paste undo open in terminal are not showing right click ...
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Home folders are appearing on the desktop

Every time I login to Ubuntu, I see all the Home folders: Documents, Downloads, Videos, Music, etc. are all appearing on the desktop with red cross mark. It is not a shortcut, if I delete them on the ...
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What happened to the "Create Link" option when you right-click a file or folder in Ubuntu 22.04?

I used to be able to create links to individual folders and files and put these links on my desktop. After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04, this no longer seems to be the case. Did Ubuntu get rid ...
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Replace Icons with text in the Dock

Ubuntu 23... Can I (how) show the pinned items in the Dock as text? (For me, all icons are "mystery meat".)
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freedesktop launcher can't launch my app but it launches fine from terminal

I have installed an app which I can launch from terminal by typing "myapp". which myapp yields /path/to/myapp, and I can launch the app by typing path/to/myapp in terminal. However, I'd ...
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Ubuntu Applications Icon bug

Is this a known bug? If I click on the icons I see the rotating wheel but nothing happens. If I click "Show details" both open the app on the "Software" App, Spotify shows with ...
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GNOME control center vanished, nothing on desktop except for background - Ubuntu 22.04

GNOME functions suddenly vanished: GNOME control center disappeared and I had to manually reinstall it again. Files on desktop are not displayed and I can't interact with it. (e.g. clicking dragging ...
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In 22.04 'Activities' menu/grid, cannot remove icon

Somehow, an icon has been added to the desktop called 'Sysinfo'. I have researched this extensively and cannot find any way to delete this icon. From a command line, there appears no '[Ss]ysinfo' ...
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My icons constantly appear and disappear on desktop area

I'm having a problem on Ubuntu the desktop icons stay appearing and disappearing constantly. Another thing that happens when I right-click on the desktop I can't click on the options that appear. can ...
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VS Code added as favorite on the dock, but it opens under a duplicated icon [duplicate]

I have added VS Code as a favorite application on Dock. But every time I click on the Code icon, it opens under a new duplicated icon. Is there any way to fix? Below is my desktop entry: [Desktop ...
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How to make an appimage into a desktop executable and put into applicatio tray in Xubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

I have an appimage for a game that I'd like to access via the application launcher in Xubuntu Linux and also create a desktop icon. How would I go about doing this? Any help would be much appreciated.
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Caja crashes; blinking desktop icons

Caja -- the MATE Desktop file manager -- promptly crashes every time I open any folder containing one or more JPGs or PDFs. The folder disappears after a second or two -- I don't even get time to try ...
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Script run in terminal vs Script run via Desktop shortcut

I would like to ask what is the difference between executing script/commands via normal termianl window vs clicking on Desktop shortcut for terminal application (see the desktop shortcut at the end). ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 22.04.02 LTS boots without icons, panel, just a wallpaper

I have a fresh Ubuntu 22.04 install and everytime I boot my PC it boots without icons, without left and top panel, just the default wallpaper. I did not install any packages. It's a completely fresh ...
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Desktop Entry doesn't do anything

I'm trying to create a desktop entry for an app. Here's what I've tried: I created a .desktop file with the code: [Desktop Entry] Name=clash for windows Icon=/home/nadeko/Documents/Clash/...
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Start wine graphical application from .desktop file

Context I'm trying to start Ableton Live which I installed through wine (and is working perfectly might I add!) by simply clicking on an icon in the taskbar. Normal behavior If I run the command from ...
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Desktop icons keeps getting re-animated forever

I've recently updated Ubuntu to version 22.04.2. However, the desktop icons keeps re-animated forever. I tried to upgrade my system but it doesn't work. And the opening of files has become really slow....
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How to change the desktop back to normal (Gnome or Unity, or Wayland)

Recently, there has been some incident, and I searched through online to finally get my computer back (from not being able to open to now posting this question from the same Ubuntu machine) while I ...
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My desktop doesnt work, i cant close windows the windows look scuffed

Ok so i started my pc today and i think it installed an update(the shut down and restart symbols for example look different) and i cant really use my desktop. Windows like ms teams or firefox or any ...
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Run Python script from Desktop icon, ModuleNotFoundError

My Plan is to run a Python script which is a GUI trough clicking on an desktop icon. Im working on a Raspberry Pi 4B with Ubuntu 22.04. It works well with a basic GUI without further functionalities (...
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How to initialize Firefox on wayland always by default?

I want to initialize firefox on wayland always, also from the GUI, for now I can do it from the terminal using the following command: MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 firefox That works, and also I know that I ...
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Creating a desktop icon

Following How to create a desktop icon on Ubuntu or Debian based systems I created [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Isabelle Comment=The Isabelle Theorem Prover Exec="/home/user/Isabelle2022/bin/...
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cannot run nautilus-desktop

Switched to ubuntu from windows a few days ago, I could open desktop folders as usual. But since tomorrow, when I double click a folder nothing happens, it doesn't opens. I can still open it through ...
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DING gnome-shell extension crashes repeatedly with GLib-ERROR: Creating pipes for GWakeup: too many open files

After upgrading Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04, I found that my desktop icons keep popping up and disappearing in 1 second intervals rendering the desktop unusable. Looking in the process monitor, is see that ...
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How to use hexadecimal code as a magic value in mime-type file

I know to add a mimetype I must use a code like that: <mime-type type="audio/x-gtp"> <comment>GuitarPro file</comment> <glob pattern="*.gp5"/> </...
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Desktop icons extension acts like a seperate app sometimes

The desktop icons extension becomes a seperate app like this: If I select the "desktop icons app"(on the right), it displays above nautilus like this: Then, if move to another workspace, ...
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All Screen icons disappear/reappear at random

Ubuntu 22.04.1 Every so often all screen icons disappear then reappear. It occurs within ~2 seconds and has been happening for a few days only. Very annoying. If I'm searching for a string inside ...
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Need help with Ubuntu 22.04 top bar

I was messing around with some Mac themes and messed up. I defaulted the Ubuntu look but the top bar still looks the same, with the Apple logo on the left and all. Also, I have two bugged desktop ...
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My .desktop app runs from /tmp/ folder, how to set an icon for it?

How to change an icon for file that runs from /tmp/ folder? Run command: .home/username/apps/eDEX-UI-Linux-x86_64.AppImage/ --disable-gpu-sandbox Running app command: /tmp/.mount_eDEX-U8YAX2V/edex-ui -...
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These icons are automatically changed like this. How can I remove these and replace original icon? in ubuntu 22.04.1

I want to reset it back to the way it was.
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Does Discover place icons on the Desktop?

Should Discover automatically put icons for programs it installs on the Desktop? Or is it usually the program's installation program that does this, provided the program's developer intended there be ...
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Desktop icons not showing up

I'm in a new role and have never used Ubuntu before, but when I open the desktop, the icons don't show up. Other solutions I have found online have me going to settings or the terminal, but the only ...
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After upgraded as the Ubunut 22.04.1 LTS, icons is not showing properlly and could not install MS teams

Microsoft teams is not working Desktop icons is not working
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Nautilus link in the desktop do not open anymore

I've tried to research here but I haven't found anything similar to my issue, and other solutions that I've found around helped only temporarily. I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and all works fine, I ...
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Desktop shortcut or Add to Favourites 22.04

I searched a bit but was unable to find a reliable answer. Is there any method to add shortcuts to an AppImage or anything similar to the desktop or the dock? Say, I downloaded Firefox directly from ...
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How do I prevent desktop Icons from changing suddenly

Strangely, every time I boot up my computer the desktop icons seem to be in a new random location. this has never happened in the past and only suddenly started a few days ago. Nothing I try to ...
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How to disable icon centering in Plasma 5.24.4

I want to make a stylish desktop by making the background interact with the icons, but I search a lot and couldn't find how to disable the icon grid (alignment), only in older versions of Plasma. Here ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut to specific folders on desktop?

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04 and I need to create keyboard shortcuts for folders on my desktop including "Home" folder. I tried creating shortcuts through Settings>Keyboard>Shortcuts. ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 (fresh install) desktop entries do not open

I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 from a live usb key around start of May, on two different machines. Everything went fine except that the icons on the desktop do not open. More precisely: Both ...
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How disable show folder in desktop ubuntu?

This used to be possible in gnome-tweaks. But now there is no such function Try command pcmanfm --desktop-off, not help Try disable show-desktop-icons in dconf editor Try gsettings set org.gnome....
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Desktop icons gone in 22.04

I upgraded from 21.10 to 22.04. Everything was fine. But when I changed the wallpaper, all my desktop icons are gone now. I see a plain desktop with wallpaper and icons dock. How can I bring back the ...
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Where are desktop icons stored for apps installed from Ubuntu Software?

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04. Every guide on how to create desktop icons says "go to usr > share > applications", but if the app was installed from Ubuntu Software there's no icon in that ...
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Where does KDE Plasma store the user-specified arrangement of desktop icons?

Ubuntu 20.04, with KDE installed on top. -- KDE Plasma 5.18.5 The way I organize some things means I've invested a lot of effort and embedded a lot of useful information in the actual arrangement of ...
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Desktop Won't Refresh, Files on The Desktop Don't Open Correctly

I've had the following issues since installing 20.04. If I download (via browser) files to the desktop or any folder on the desktop, about half of the time they never appear. Either on the desktop or ...
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Weird display on Ubuntu 20.04

I have installed i3wn with gaps on my device. This is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. When I log in with Ubuntu it is showing like this, whereas when I log in with i3wn everything is fine. Also, possibly relatedly, ...
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