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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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Ubuntu 18.04 drawer icons only display default system icon

A few of my applications don't show their icon in the application drawer, instead the system icon is displayed. See circled icons in picture below. Regards,
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How to make a launcher/desktop app that launches two processes not add items to launcher (dock)?

Well considering I have a launch icon, this launches a shell script that (in turn) starts two applications: pgadmin server and a chrome-page opening redirecting to the pgadmin server. pgadmin.desktop ...
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How can I delete this Skype Icon from my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I installed Skype from the Ubuntu Store and it was not working. So, I have tried to remove it, but I still have this icon on my desktop. What should I do to get rid of it? It is a duplicate question ...
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have I this chance to change my external drive directories icons in ubuntu?

In the windows products we can manage a removable directories icons with a file named desktop.ini, it is so amazing can I do it at ubuntu to?
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How to get the icons on GNOME shell back?

When I open Teamviewer, Steam or OBS in another, usually it will show small icons in the shell like this. But in my laptop, there are no icons like these appeared in the shell when using Teamviewer, ...
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How can I change the icon on a custom launcher in the dock?

I have a custom launcher. the last line of the .desktop file is: Icon=/home/user/bin/fritzing-0.9.3b/icons/fritzing_icon.png It looks great in the folder i.e. correct icon. It looks great on the ...
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Why is there no hint/hover info about Status Menu icons?

There are some icons on the Ubuntu 18.04.1 Status Menu (e.g. between Power and Settings) whose purpose isn't clear, as there is no hover/hint information if you move the mouse over them (which you do ...
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Cannot open folders from icons on desktop

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and noticed sometime that I cannot open any folders from the icons on my desktop anymore. The following error is given in /var/log/syslog when trying: $ cat /var/log/syslog | tail ...
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Workspace Switcher in Unity Launcher disappeared from Ubuntu 18.04 dock

Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 wiped out the icon "show workspaces" from the desktop launcher. I mean that view below: Some posts around are telling to install GNOME extensions and so. Can't I just get it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 right click on folder (for properties) not working

I not able to right click on each folder or file on my system Also files and folder attach with clock icon.
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System created desktop icon won't access zfs mirrored pool [closed]

I had my Ubuntu derivative installation put icons (links) to my filesystem and removable drives by right clicking the Desktop, clicking Desktop Settings > Icons tab then checking Removable Devices in ...
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How do I get rid of this ghost application entry in my applications? [duplicate]

I have a leftover application icon from when I had MuseScore 2 installed. It is now uninstalled but the ghost of the icon is still there (see image, middle icon). How do I remove this entry? I have ...
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Some tray Icons look weird

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and noticed that some icons in tray (appindicator or whatever its called here) are ugly, some are nice: Any way to fix this? p.s. using hi-dpi screen, ...
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Ubuntu change size of application icon [duplicate]

How I can change size of application icon ? I am trying to change application icons of ubuntu is it possible to change
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Icon of Matlab changing after locking screen

I am using Matlab R2018b on Ubuntu 18.04. If I start the program in the terminal the icon on the launcher is the standard Matlab symbol. After locking the screen for half a minute and unlocking it ...
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How to drag and move icons in Ubuntu 18.04.1 favourites bar?

How do I drag and move icons in Ubuntu 18.04.1 favourites bar? I've tried all the suggestions at How-to-drag-and-move-icons-in-the-gnome-shell-favourites-bar (@2018-01-10) but they didn't work for me.
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How to increase Ubuntu font and icon size? [duplicate]

I installed VirtualBox (version 5.2.18) on my Windows 10 laptop. There I am running Ubuntu 18.04, the OS in general looks small. I've tried changing resolution but it didn't work as I expected. Then ...
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18.04 - Remove icons from top bar in flashback metacity

I use flashback metacity in a 18.04. By accident I moved some icons to the top bar ... how can I remove them? If I right click I can only choose between 'Launch' and 'Properties' ... no 'Remove from ...
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Is it possible to display (.ico) files as thumbnails in Thunar file manager?

Thunar displays thumbnails (almost) normally for image files, but for (*.ico) files only display a standard thumbnail. Is there some setting or plugin to solve this issue? Or should I convert ico ...
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Where is the icon for Mounted Drives Stored?

I can't seem to find the location of the icon for mounted drives anywhere - I already tried the following paths - /usr/share/icons/ ~/.local/share/icons/ /usr/share/pixmaps/ ~/.icons/ Where does ...
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Icons no longer appear on screen [duplicate]

When I switch on my laptop, icons no longer appear on the screen. I just get the wallpaper. I'm not aware of having downloaded an Ubuntu update in the last few days. I'm sorry, I don't know exactly ...
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How do I make this thing in dock into one? [duplicate]

As you can see on this screenshot in the Dock there are two icons of TeamSpeak. If I want to launch it i just press the square one and then it "creates" the round one. So here is my question: Can I ...
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How to resize all icons on the desktop [duplicate]

I suddenly found all icons (and related spacings) greatly increased. A newly created icon has the same size. Reboot has no effect. How can I resize the whole desktop in Ubuntu 18.04?
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A different icon with a different name appears when I click the launcher [duplicate]

I've noticed that some packages will create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications but when I run the app a different icon with a different name would appear on the "favorites bar" (Ubuntu dock, ...
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Why do I have a tiny Terminal logo blocking the minimize button in Terminal windows? [duplicate]

Just as the title says, I have a mini icon when I open Terminal: I would like to hide it if at all possible.
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How do you get a *.desktop file to work for a non-repository app?

I turned the Amazon cloud reader site https://read.amazon.com into a desktop app with nativefier. It works amazingly well as a standalone reader for books that have been downloaded and also ...
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Ubuntu 18 Nautilus Folder custom Icon not working

In Ubuntu 18 LTS With latest Updates and Unity Desktop, How I can change folder icons in Nautilus? Currently, nothing happens when I select a new icon in folder Properties. Tried icons 48*48, 64*64 ...
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Missing RabbitVCS icons in Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 last summer. From this time on I did not have context menu items for RabbitVCS anymore. All the menu items are still there - but no icons. Is there any solution ...
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Can't find dkms.conf file when installing wifi driver rtl8812au

I am an old newbie who has got tired of Windows and migrated to Linux - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I am trying to install a wifi driver for Netgear A6100. I have found a package for rlt88au but when installing ...
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How to remove mimi icon from terminal window? [duplicate]

i have installed ubuntu several times, this is the first time i saw this useless and annoying mimi icon, how could i remove it ?
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Can't add app (PyCharm) to Ubuntu Dock in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

A day ago I have updated from 16.04 version and in new system install IDEs, that I need(PyCharm, WebStorm). So both of them have the same installation process. But when WebStorm is running, I can ...
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When trying to make desktop icons, some transparencies show up black

Upgrade: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Exec=*redacted* Name=Upgrade Comment=Desktop Icon Encoding=UTF-8 Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=Application;Network; Icon=/home/.launchpad/images/...
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Network Manager and Bluetooth symbols are hidden in the menu panel

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 16.4 on a Raspberry Pi and for unknown reasons my Network-Manager & Bluetooth symbols are "hidden" in the menu panel. Why are they only hidden: If I click on the area ...
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Papirus icon theme is not fully applied

I'm running Ubuntu Mate 18.04.1 LTS. Recently installed Papirus icon theme. The problem is that not all the icons are changed. As you can see, telegram and sublime icons stay unchanged, but chrome, ...
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I cant make a .theme folder or .icon folder in nautilus [duplicate]

For some reason, I can't make a ".theme" or ".icon" file in the Ubuntu file browser to change my theme, or for some reason they are not shown. When I try to make another one it always tells me that ...
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How can I integrate private icons into the system's icon selector (Kubuntu)?

I've got loads of private icons (*.png, *.svg, *.ico) which I'm using for my diverse special topic folders on my local systems (Windows & Ubuntu) and so I need to store them in its own tree (with ...
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Adding an icon for Spyder in Favourites bar in Ubuntu 18.04

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 and Anaconda (with Python 3.7) in my laptop, and I want to set up a launcher icon for the Spyder IDE in the Favourites bar - something I've done many times in the ...
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Icons show up in launcher but not in panel

I can't see any icons ( telegram/hangouts/viber and etc.) in the panel of Ubuntu 16.04. They do show up in the launcher though: How should I proceed? I don't have any of this installed: indicator-...
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Adding custom icons to activity bar?

I've got a couple of scripts which periodically display a message with notify-send after running their respective commands. This works well, but I was wondering if there is a relatively easy/...
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Increase the size of address bar and tabs bar in Google Chrome: screen res. 1920×1080, 15" LCD screen

System: Ubuntu 18.10 with screen resolution 1920 × 1080 (16:9) on a 15" LCD screen. My address bar and tabs bar of Google Chrome (Version 71.0.3578.98 (Official Build) (64-bit) with GTK+ theme) look ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Okular's icon persists in the Show Applications menu after removing it

I uninstalled Okular in Ubuntu 18.04 but its icon still persists in Show Applications (not the usual icon however, but a generic one, see screenshot below). I have checked ~/.local/share/applications ...
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How to re-arrange opened tabs in panel?

I am using Dash to panel extension with GNOME Tweaks in Ubuntu 18.04 to move the taskbar to the bottom. But I cannot seem to be able to re-arrange opened tabs. Here's what I want to do: Drag and drop ...
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Hide desktop icons for certain mounted volumes

I have fixed and removable disks/volumes and they all show an icon on the desktop. I only want the removable mounts shown. There is a dconf setting to show/hide icons, but it shows/hides all of them. ...
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File explorer get grouped into another icon

I'm finding that some application icons are getting collapsed into another application's icon on the dash: so far I've only found it with Visual Studio Code. If I open a file explorer window from ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 shows the same icon for all applications at the desktop?

1.I have tried creating my own .desktop files for some apps. 2.I have also tried copying the .desktop files directly from usr/share/applications but it shows the same icons for all .desktop files ...
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set custom icons for removable drive's directories?

How we can to change our removable drive's directories icons, like that thing that we have in Windows desktop.ini method?
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Duplicate icons for Git Extensions

I use Git Extensions on Ubuntu 16.04 and added a .desktop file to launch it. I get duplicate icons, like has been discussed in this thread: Duplicate icons for manually created GNOME launcher items ...
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Icon for Thunderbird not updating

I am using a custom icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 (Gnome) but the icon for Thunderbird has not changed/updated. Every other app icon seems to be updated. And I did check to make sure that there is a ...
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Grouping Icons from Multiple Eclipse Installs

I have two different Eclipse installs in my Ubuntu 18.04 with different plugins I create two .desktop files: Install A [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Java Type=Application StartupNotify=true ...
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Why one Thunar folder doesn't show icons as in the other one?

I've been trying to solve Docky not showing Xfce and Thunar icons, and did with the help of this thread. However in the process of it I started wondering, why these two folders (/usr/share/...