Questions tagged [icons]

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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Black folder icons after update

I am on Ubuntu 19.10. After installing some updates, the folder icons have turned black. How to fix this?
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Wifi icons missing in ubuntu studios

I accidentally typed a command 'sudo apt-get remove atl' And most of the icons went missing before I quit the terminal window. I am not able to see the wifi options in screen. Any help would be ...
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Active Application not shown in Chrome only

I'm using 20.04.2 LTS ubuntu dektop. When I use a program, say, Firefox, there is a dot by the launcher icon showing there is an active application for that program. I can click on the active icon ...
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How to add secondary icon pack incase primary icon pack doesn't have icons?

As the question says, I like one icon pack but it doesn't have icons for some actions so it doesn't work properly in some applications. The following image shows the toolbar of GParted. And as you can ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 remove trash, user and drive icon from desktop?

I want to remove the trash icon, the home icon as well as the drives from my desktop. I've removed them in Ubuntu 20.04, but after updating, they were there again: I tried: gsettings set org.gnome....
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How to remove “Kindle” Icon from All Application

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, Gnome Desktop. I installed Kindle for PC using the command winetricks kindle It installed Kindle, and I was able to run the app correctly. I then wanted to uninstall ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS - Icons not displayed, blank desktop (Running on Virtual box 6.1)

Login-Screen Desktop As you could see in the above image, the icons and the desktop is being blank. The place in which the icons are there its interactive and I could move around it. But only couldn'...
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Where is docks icon located in ubuntu?

I'm trying to locate the icon of my mounted usb drive in docks so I can change it, but I'm not able to find anything in google... as you can see in the picture, one of this icon arent like the other, ...
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Taskbar- and Menu-Icons missing after update to Hirsute Hippo (21.4)

All Application and window icons are missing/changed to black squares after update to Hirsute Hippo (Kubuntu 21.04)[Desktop with missing icons][1] Changes in Theme, Iconset, plasma style (Breeze, ...
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Dock and Dektop items have disappeared on 20.04 (with dual boot windows 10)

My laptop has a habit of shutting down with hard disk errors. After one such error, when I restarted the laptop, the dock and desktop icons had disappeared. I tried sudo-apt-install-gnome-shell-...
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Why did my icons turn gray and my system hangs?

After my last Ubuntu update (yesterday), my system has been working atypically; first, at some point the entire system icons turned gray and I was unable to do anything to get them back to normal, ...
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Desktop overlay issue

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and updated the system couple of weeks ago due to the security alert. The update seemed to go alright. However when the system starts up it put a black screen in the middle ...
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A good icon for kcharselect [closed]

In the K menu, kcharselect doesn't have an icon. Can anyone suggest a good one (at the appropriate size, of course)?
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Matlab with 2 icons on the dock in linux Ubuntu 20.04

I installed matlab R2021A and I found that when creating the matlab.desktop it generated problems, and it was that two icons appeared in the dock, I put matlab in favorites but when I opened it it did ...
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Dock icon differs from desktop file icon

I created a .desktop file per coding environment I have set in VSCode (PHP, Node, C, ...) and I changed the icon in order to have a visual clue of with windows are opened in the dock, but if the icon ...
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Can't drag icons from second display

I'm currently using a laptop with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, GNOME Version 3.36.8. I have a monitor connected to my laptop. I can freely drag and move icons across my desktop on the main laptop display, but ...
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Appmenu App Size Glitch

I don't know if it's due to a visual bug on GNOME, but it seems the application menu app size is reduced on the main monitor. It also seems to go back to the original size for a few milliseconds when ...
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Desktop does not show file icons even if they are in the desktop folder after 20.04 upgrade

I upgraded 20.04 from 18.04 and Desktop files are there in the folder but not shown in the desktop screen.
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Duplicate Application Item in “show applications” ubuntu 20.04

I have a duplicate Item for Android Studio in the "show applications" menu, with only one of them actually working. Why did that happen, and how can I remove the icon that is not working?
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How to add an icon for a file type .m (or any specific extension; Ubuntu 20.04)

I am working with MATLAB most of my time and I'd be happy to visually differ code files (.m), data files (.mat), figures (.fig). Quite an obvious thing that turns to be pretty peculiar. Here I am now: ...
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Double Desktop icons after installing DESKTOP ICONS NG (DING)

i wanted drag/drop option so I installed gnome desktop icon ng extension. But after that i got all my icons duplicated, only one is selectable. I switch the old desktop extension, but it doesn't work. ...
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Where is the Lubuntu default backlight icon stored?

I have recently installed Lubuntu and have everything working as I want, except for the backlight icon in the taskbar I have at the top of my screen. I can't work out where it is being sourced from. ...
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LibreOffice seems to be broken

I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 today only. After the upgrade, it seems like LibreOffice is broken. Icons are not visible. I have Ubuntu 18.04.5 and LibreOffice Version 6.0.7.3 Edit 1:- ...
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Icon too large and blurry in system tray

Screenshot of Ubuntu Budgie system tray I installed Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 and zoom application icon appears to be too large and blurry, as shown on the attached screenshot, and does not follow the ...
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How to make icon appear in desktop entry?

Tldr; the icon I've added in the .icons folder of my home doesn't appear in my desktop entry, but if I choose another icon already present in the folder, it shows. Why? And how can I make my icon show?...
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I wanted the workspace icons were auto-organize, How I do it?

Forever the auto-organize option is turn on in LTS versions of Ubuntu, but, always in other versions this option is turn off, very strange, why the Ubuntu upgrades do it? It is possible to turn on ...
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Is there a way to fix missing icon in ubuntu 20 gui?

I have install ubuntu desktop gui on lubuntu, it have alot of problem, but once I updated with sudo do-release-upgrade, everything seems to be working properly except there is some missing icon.. so i ...
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No show application icon after changing it

I have changed icon of "show applications" by moving svg file to /home/{me}/.icons/{theme}/symbolic/actions/ and naming it view-app-grid-symbolic.svg. After moving svg to icons folder it ...
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Can't get rid of Wired connected icon and also can't access to internet

I was connected to the internet by USB cable from my phone using USB tethering. I suddenly pulled out the cable from the phone so network became unreachable in Ubuntu but Wired connected icon didn't ...
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Shortcut to open a browser with a switch, such as -ssb or -kiosk

I'd like to ask how to create a clickable shortcut in a folder (or desktop) to open a browser with a switch, pointing to a specific webpage. Below example refers to open a webpage in a Single Site ...
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Battery Icon missing and settings slow 20.04

the battery icon in the topbar is missing. There is a place for it but it is blank. The pull down menu has a blank line that expands to show "Power Settings". When I go to power settings, it ...
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Ubuntu menu scrolling problem

So I recently downloaded Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and have it installed on VirtualBox. I however have been struggling with the issue of my icon menu not wanting to scroll. It's stuck on the first page and ...
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foder an file, thumnails, for all types of files. Ubuntu 20.04.2

20.04.2. I just uninstalled my windows 10 and I'm feeling much better already. I would like to have thumbnail preview icons for all types of picture formats and video formats. I would also like to see ...
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How to remove firefox-dev (developer edition) icon from ubuntu launcher?

I installed the firefox developer edition from the .tar.bz2 file by following instructions of the given link - https://medium.com/@js_debugger/how-to-install-firefox-developer-edition-on-ubuntu-...
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Invisible and not working icons on launcher bar / applications menu until I go look for them

I just installed Ubuntu. As I did have not enough space on the disk where I installed Ubuntu, I had downloaded and installed Eclipse (for Java and C++) in another disk, and everything seemed to work ...
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how to fix the icon of this in Ubuntu 20.04

how do I fix this icon when I change my volume? It just looks so ugly. im using a theme called "Elemento Dark". but even when i change my both icon and application theme back to default ones,...
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Where are the image files for the software logos kept? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the image file where the logo for Vim is stored on my system. When I go to my bin, I can find "links to shared libraries". I run whereis vim And I can find one of the paths ...
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Is it possible to hide the taskbar program icons on secondary monitors for Gnome 3 (Dash to Panel)?

Desired result: On my main monitor I want the program icons (launchers) as well as a tab for each open window. On secondary monitors I only want a tab for each open window and no launchers. ...
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Need help getting my 8yr old kid to use the Terminal [closed]

To get my 8 yr old to start using the Terminal to open & view images/videos, I saved her favourite Star Wars & Lord of the Rings videos on the Ubuntu 20.04 machine we've given her to access ...
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.desktop files don't display icons

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. I want to change some icons, so I opened /usr/share/applications to see the .desktop files for the installed applications. But the .desktop files don't display their icons (as ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 File, list view, icon size too big

Using Ubuntu 20.04.2, Gnome 3.36.8, GTK Theme: Cameo-Alu-Dark-Traditional Icon pack: Flattery In the File application, the icons looks too big. As a result, there are fewer items displayed in the ...
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problem with nagstamon

i installed nagstamon using this command sudo apt install -y nagstamon and i got this error while running using nagstamon QLayout: Attempting to add QLayout "" to StatusWindow ""...
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Where is the kicker icon?

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. Where is the file for the kicker icon (the big K in the lower left corner of the applications menu)?
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Problem with the rendering of text, menus, and icons

I have a problem with the rendering of text and icons. Sometimes the problem disappears as suddenly as it appeared. There are times when I don't have the problem at all. It helps as I hover my mouse ...
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How to specify icon in lower left corner

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. There's an icon in the lower left corner that brings up the application list (by default a big K). I did something that changed it, but I don't know what. Where in the ...
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Some items are blurry in Kubuntu

Some items in Menu, System Setting and other icons are blurry. Kubuntu 20.04.2 GPU: AMD 7400m here is a screenshot:
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Prevent .deb package from substituting system icons

I have installed Softmaker Office but its .deb installer has entered in every /usr/share/icons/* directory substituting the icons for .docx/.xlsx/.pptx files with its own icons. If I uninstall it, the ...
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lightdm change badge icon login for “ubuntu on wayland”

I have changed cinnamon login badge icon with: /usr/share/unity-greeter/custom_cinnamon_badge.png I would like to change the "ubuntu on wayland" badge (which is empty) in the same way, for ...
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Some icons are showing redbox with circle and slanting line inside

I have ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Some icons are showing red box with circle and slanting line inside. The problem started recently. I was adding, modifying icons in the last few days and then this the ...
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Why are all button and menu icons gone?

Using Ubuntu 20.04 I found that - opposed to some other distributions - none of the menu icons or buttons icons are shown. Is this another "tweak" of the Gnome team? There has been a ...

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