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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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maintain thumb Icon look

I really enjoy the desktop with icons that include a thumb view for each of them. Such a view makes for easier find and activation of given applications. Somehow, I keep losing these icons. Where at ...
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Unmounted/mounted drives in dock 18.04

So upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, how do I get my passwd protected drives to show in dock/launcher? It is very frustrating to use nautilus->other locations and then mount+passwd, then you have to close ...
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On 16.04 strange behavior of Desktop Entry files

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new pc and copied the data from my old pc (12.04) to the new one. It went well, except that I'm having problems getting the Desktop to work like a desktop, a ...
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How can I hide bluetooth icon in status drop-down menu in Gnome panel?

The icon in the drop-down menu was invisible untill I turned on bluetooth and when I turned it off again the icon doesn't become invisible again! How can I hide this bluetooth icon? I also searched ...
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Duplicate icons of the same application created on Dock with no WM_class found

I followed all the steps in this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/975230/719469 However when I run xprop WM_CLASS in Terminal and click on my application's window, it gives me: WM_CLASS: not found. ...
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Side panel icons not stacking vertically Lubntu 18.04

So I have followed this guide to try to make my new setup look a bit better but I can't get the icons in my side panel to stack vertically or size them up a bit, I was hoping someone could tell me how ...
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Disabling desktop icons in Ubuntu 18.04

I don't much like the look of desktop icons, so I decided I wanted to disable them. I googled the issue, and everything that came up told me to hit alt+f2, type gconf-editor and hit enter to open the ...
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Black icons when connecting to a Windows with Remmina

Whenever I connect to a Windows 7 machine using Remmina's RDP Protocol, any shortcut (i.e: Google Chrome shortcuts to web sites) icons on the desktop have black boxes on them, instead of the arrows. ...
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18.04 LTS - Fourth button on titlebar

I have suffered this weird button for a few days. It is really annoying to use customized icon themes (default one is fine). Does anyone know what this is? I want to remove it.
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How can I find the full path name for the icons for running apps shown at the bottom of the Ubuntu MATE screen?

I have a 3rd party program I installed on Ubuntu MATE 18.04. It is not a debian package, so I had to download and install it myself. I added it to the MATE Menu but the menu editor used the default ...
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Ubuntu 18.10, Gedit 3.30.1 disappeared from apps menu

Upon upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 18.10 something happened to Gedit: Its icon disappeared from my favorites (the only one doing so) It doesn't appear anymore on the apps grid Though it's ...
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A stranger Kile icon appear in the bottom of the launcher [duplicate]

I have the same question that appeared in Duplicate applications icons in Ubuntu dock. When I tried the step 6 i.e when I tried to place the cursor over the opened "Kile" window. The cursor shouldn't ...
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How to turn off Icon animation in Unity launcher?

I run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and use Unity. However the launcher annoys me so I replaced it with a dock (Plank). In order to get that working I put the launcher into hide mode and shrinked the icons as well ...
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snap applications (kde) have no icons in the menu's

I'm using Xbuntu 18.04.1 LTS and when I start the snap applications, they all work fine. But I've noticed only the KDE ones don't have any icons within the applications. The error I get is: Qt: ...
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Disable “Organize Desktop by Name”?

When you right-click on the desktop you get some options including "Organize Desktop by Name". I read on another post that the options cannot be changed. However, I have messed up my desktop a couple ...
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All LibreOffice windows are in one menu icon

In Ubuntu 18.04 using GNOME, all of the opened LibreOffice windows are concentrated under one LibreOffice menu icon. This is unlike the former versions where each application (Writer, Calc ...) had ...
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Where are the thumbnails of a new image located?

I read Where are icons stored? about the location of Ubuntu built-in icons (for instance /usr/share/icons/gnome/256x256/appsgnome-terminal.png). But I am confused about the icon location of a new ...
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Auto arrange Desktop Icons in Ubuntu 18.04

Why option of "Auto arrange Desktop Icons" in Ubuntu 18.04 not provided? Every time need to use "Organize Desktop by Name" to rearrange overlapped icons.
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The eclipse icon is replaced with a new one but it is not changed in the Ubuntu dock when I run the app

I've downloaded the Eclipse C/C++ IDE for 2018-09 and installed it by extracting the package in a folder. So I've created the following Eclipse-CDT.desktop file in /home/username/.local/share/...
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Difficulties to maintain and to move the Eclipse launcher icon in the desktop toolbar

I have installed in the Eclipse IDE version 4.9.0 through the installer provided on the "Eclipse" home site and everything has worked well. After that, I have launched this application with the ...
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KDE Connect Indicator Icon Issue

I'm using KDE Connect (which, by the way, is fantastic open source program) to sync things up with my phone. However, the indicator icon is conveniently placed right in front of my system clock. I don'...
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Terminal Logo gets misplaced after changing the theme [duplicate]

Recently I changed my Ubuntu 18.04 theme to MacOS theme. No sooner I installed the theme, I found the misplaced terminal icon in terminal window. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the terminal, ...
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Mozilla Location Services

Since when there is an icon of "Location Enabled/Disabled" in the top right corner on Ubuntu gnome 18.04? I have been using it since the release and that icon just showed up a couple of days ago. It ...
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Decrease the size of the Desktop Icons Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Desktop of Ubuntu 16.04: Desktop of ubuntu 18.04: The first picture shows Ubuntu 16.04 and you can see the size of the icons. The second picture shows Ubuntu 18.04 - the size of the icons knocks me ...
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18.04 custom icon from .desktop file not populating in dock

I can't seem to get the proper icon to display on 18.04 dock using this custom launcher. The icon does display correctly along with the application name using the "Files" application. If I double ...
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Gtk System icon modified but still it does not show as updated

I had downloaded an icon theme - Paper Icon Theme I modified certain colors of its icons. But those changes are not reflected in the DE. I used GtkInspector to find out that the icon in question was ...
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Firefox Developer Edition Icon duplicating in Ubuntu Dock

I installed Firefox Developer Option but it displayed no icon unless I opened a window on it. I changed the path to the icons as follows: Icon=/home/my-user-name/.local/share/umake/web/firefox-dev/...
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How to bring back my Desktop Icon in Nautilus?

I came from Xfce, switching to Gnome. When I opened Nautilus I missed my Desktop icon: I was able to add it as a bookmark but this puts it down in the bookmarks section. I was wondering if there is a ...
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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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Custom Icons for folders

I have several folders which I've changed the default icons using right click > Properties > icon > click and then selecting a image file inside the folder. That's fine. My /home partition is ...
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How can I hide a running program icon from the notification bar and Launcher in Gnome?

This question may have already been asked, but all I could find about it was for Unity. How am I able to hide a program from the dash? I'm using Dash to Panel in Gnome 18.04, but I don't think that ...
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How do I remove extra “Skype” icon from GNOME shell?

When searching for "Skype" I always see these 2 entries. There is this duplicate blank Skype icon. Both of them seem to run Skype in the same way. But I've checked both /usr/share/applications, and ~...
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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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How to get icon buttons inside Apper software manager when used in Lxqt

I was looking for a light and fast software manager for KDE/Qt similar to Synaptic, and Apper is an answer. Although it is usable, and I find it even lighter than Synaptic, it lacks icons for the ...
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Icon missing for bluetooth and shutdown in the GNOME menu bar

Since plugging in a Bluetooth adapter, the shutdown menu and Bluetooth icons disappeared. I am using gnome-desktop for Ubuntu. Here is how it looks: It is a pretty minor detail, but I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome blank file and directory icons

After starting up my PC today I have noticed that all of the icons in both the Gnome desktop and in the Nautilus file explorer have all turned blank white, even the directory icons. Desktop: File ...
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Installed icons not showing up in gtk3-icon-browser

I have multiple icon themes installed in Ubuntu 18.04 and I am currently using a Papirus theme. I am now tinkering with a tool to create GNOME shell extensions (Argos) and wanted to use a Papirus icon ...
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How do I restore (or change) the default folder icon for special folders?

I removed Documents Pictures and Downloads from my home directory, and I linked them to directories on different disks. And now Documents and Pictures have lost their nice categorized icon of a camera ...
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How to change a window icon in Openbox?

I would like to change the window icon of an already existing application on Lubuntu. By window icon, I mean the one that appears in the window title bar, and in lxpanel. By existing application, I ...
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Missing icons in Software Updater Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

See image for a one-look explanation: Software Updater with missing icons As the image shows, I'm missing the 'cardboard box' icons from the Software Updater. I know that they are supposed to be ...
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Can we (easily) turn off the line wrapping of icons on the desktop?

I think this is really annoying. Can this easily be change, tweaked, finetuned to get it in one line? Or in one line and shortened?
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Using Certain Icons from 2 packs

I am looking to merge two icon themes. The two that I want to merge are aqua dark (for and file icons) and Papirus (for all other app icons. How do i do so on 18.04? Or is this possible? I attempted ...
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Ubuntu Icons are messed up!

I put on my PC and then my ubuntu went to emergency mode, the first time it will do that, at the end it prompted to press Ctrl+D which I did then it rebooted. but it took so long to boot in then I ...
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How can I remove the icon of Telegram-Desktop from the dashboard?

How can I completely delete this hidden icon of Telegram-Desktop after type sudo snap remove Telegram-Desktop into terminal from dash. I do sudo updatedb && locate Telegram to see where ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop share show connection icon when somebody connected over VNC till connection active

In Ubuntu 18.04 when desktop sharing is enabled and somebody connects over VNC. For the connection establishment, there is a notification received. But it is not possible to see that when the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 network icon disappeared and no internet access in VMware [closed]

Im using Ubuntu in VMWare14. I have a 2 virtual machine, Ubuntu 14.04.02 and Ubuntu 18.04.1. They all works well before. Today the network icon disappeared in Ubuntu 18.04.1, and I cant access ...
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Nautilus: No custom icons in the bookmark area

It seems since at least 17.04. The bookmark menu doesn't show the icon assigned to a folder but instead just shows a generic folder icon like so: Now both of these folder show up in the actual file ...
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How can I fix a failing launcher icon after I moved my application?

I am using pygame right now to learn about it. When i first executed the program file from terminal ; there was an icon of the program window. I locked it to launcher and it used to run my program; ...
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Change window header icons in Ubuntu Budgie 18

I am trying to adapt a GTK3 theme for Ubuntu Budgie. I like the color scheme of a Grey Theme and the colored open, close and minimize buttons of an Arc theme. Since I don't have too much of css ...