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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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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 [on hold]

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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Drag Icons to the Ubuntu Desktop [on hold]

I am unable to drag Icons to the Desktop like you can do in Windows. Firefox says that you can drag Icons to the desktop and that doesn't work either. I tried creating desktop icons from scratch as I ...
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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 ...
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Can't find the unity dash icon

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and can't find the dash icon ... Here is a picture of the icon It didn't exist in the first place when i installed Ubuntu, I looked in Tweaks but found nothing!
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Icons missing/incorrect after installing and using xRDP on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS

I just successfully installed xRDP with the MATE Core install on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS. I was able to successfully connect to the server remotely. However, after the install, when I am viewing the ...
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What is the difference between starting a program from an unity icon and the command line?

I have a weird bug that only happens when I start clion from the icon. Clicking on the icon I get: ImportError: No module named catkin.environment_cache in the cmake window. When I start clion from ...
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Nautilus - change icon display for a specific folder [duplicate]

Nautilus allows the user to change the icon display type (thumbnails, list, ...). But I want that only pictures folder have this setting set to thumbnails, while the others are in list. Because ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Dropbox icon won't show / stay

my machine automatically updated to Ubuntu 18.04, and the Dropbox icon won't show up in the system tray area in the top right (I think Ubuntu calls them appindicators). I often used the icon shortcut ...
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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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Disappearing Unity Launch Bar Icons

Beginning last week, possibly due to an update, individual app icons disappear from the Unity launch bar when I close them. They reappear after a reboot. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I can provide no ...
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The 'Postman' icon is not displayed

I have a strange problem. I installed Postman following the instructions from the Internet. Now it can be opened, works fine etc. but icon is not displayed. occupies a place, shows that it is open and ...
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Why does Gimp show a second icon when running it?

Why does Gimp 2.10.4 show a second icon when running it?? One is brown and one is grey next to it. Is this a gui bug or a useful feature for whatever? After moving the grey icon whithin the launcher/...
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Icon does not disappear from “all applications” after uninstalling DeadBeef

I uninstalled DeadBeef after testing it and the icon did not disappear. Some screenshots of the problem: Icon in "all applications": Uninstalled app from store: I have already rebooted, I used the ...
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How to reduce icon size in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have a clean 18.04 install (not update from previous version), the icons in desktop and Show Applications are huge, how can I reduce it. I've tried to go to Nautilus, but I couldn't reduce it to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 flashback, how to change the white little Ubuntu icon next to Applications bottom in the top left corner

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 flashback, so I do have a gnome 2 look. As an old Ubuntu version, in the top left corner of the top bar next to Application bottom, there is a little white Ubuntu logo/icon. ...
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LibreOffice icons are faded and not visible [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and in LibreOffice Impress icons are like faded and not visible.. can I get some help ASAP
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Is it possible to change the behaviour/style of the “notification-area”-envelope-icon in GNOME Flashback?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. I'm using GNOME Flashback and I'm not entirely satisfied how the notification-area currently works/looks, specifically with notifications for new ...
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Gimp does not display bold, italic, underline, strikethrough icons in the Text Tool

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Gimp 2.10.0. My screen resolution is 2560x1440 (16:9). As it is seen in the following image - Text Tool does not display the icons of bold, italic, underline, ...
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multiple launcher icons when starting an app (dbeaver)

Maybe I just don't understand the idea of Ubuntus UX approach, but why does it show me two launcher icons when I start dbeaver? On the left outer side you see the standard dbeaver icon, which is ...
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16.04 It is possible to show user icon next to my name?

It is possible to show user icon next to my name like in 12.04 version? Like this: Thanks for answers.
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All icons of pCloud are blurred in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using pCloud on Ubuntu 18.04.1 for couple of days. I am trying to replace Dropbox as they will ditch the encrypted file system on Ubuntu. The problem I noticed with pCloud is that, the icons are ...
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Nautilus and Nemo don't recognize python 3 files

Nautilus and Nemo use two different icons for python files: But I want them to show the python icon for all python files. mimetype gives the same result for both files: $ mimetype *.py buy_test.py: ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 (Standard Gnome). I recently was using app designer on MATLAB when all of a sudden, I started seeing an icon in my launchpad (image link here). I want to remove it but I can't ...
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Unable to move launchers for bash scripts onto 'favorites' on ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Just upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. On 16.04, I had a lot of shortcuts with custom icons on 'Launcher' for quick access. After the upgrade, all the icons are changed to standard text (?) icons and I'...
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Auto-hiding the dock covers the desktop icons

As in this question, I found that when I set "Settings -> Dock -> Auto-hide the Dock" to "On", the dock almost completely covers the leftmost column of desktop icons: This makes it very difficult to ...
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How can I hide the KDE Connect system tray icon?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver. I've installed the KDE Connect application. (FWIW I do not have KDE Connect Indicator installed as the application seems to be working okay without it.) But it ...
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Notification area icons missing after removing indicator panel [Xubuntu 18.10]

I removed the Indicator Panel in order to restore the dropbox icon per this suggestion, which also needed me to then restore pulseaudio to get its own icon. However the only thing in the Notification ...
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Kile icon buggy in left (launcher) bar (ubuntu 18.04) [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to 18.04 (well, technically, did a clean install), Kile no longer funcitons properly. More specifically, I added kile to favourites and there is an icon for it in the launcher bar (...
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Ubuntu 18.04 File or window control Icons not Showing

I just upgraded from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. Everything seems to be working ok so far, except that the system icons are not showing up. The files exist in /usr/share/icons and I have all the ...
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Changing the desktop file name width under 18.04

The width allowed for the name of a file on the desktop under 18.04 seems to have shrunk dramatically compared with 16.04. The result is that names wrap in strange ways. I have tried resizing the font ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - How to change an application icon

I am aware that this question has been asked before, but the answers did not work for me. In my C programming directory, I have a number of compiled applications, all of which run fine. In the ...
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Transfer icons and themes

I just purchased a System76 laptop and I have decided to try the Pop! OS 18.04. I love Unity and 16.04, but have decided to try something new for this laptop. My media center is running Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 If Desktop -> “Show Icons” is Enabled, It Causes Multiple (Unclickable) Icons

My desktop icons are duplicated if this option is enabled, but only 1 of the icons are clickable (the other icon is a "shadow" if that makes any sense). Any idea on how to fix this? I need "Show Icons"...
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Blank icons after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 on Unity

This happened right after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 on my father's PC from Ubuntu 16.04. Changing the icon pack or the GTK theme does not work. The only way I get to see the icons again is by ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: List View for Icons on the Desktop

I have a number of files cluttering my Desktop. I would like to view the files as a list (e.g., "delete" folder on right vs. grid layout of the same folder on the left). I prefer list view because it ...
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How do I change the icon of a specific file [not file type!]?

Running Xubuntu 18.04. Is there a way to change the file icon of a specific file, not all files of that type? For example, I have a file with no extension - it makes it look like a .txt file. How ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Battery Icon not showing - HP Spectre x360

I have a dual booting system with Windows 10 Home and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an HP Spectre x360. When on Ubuntu, the battery icon does not show up. When trying to troubleshoot, I used the command ...
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Why is the dock icon for ukuu so distorted?

I have recently downloaded ukuu aka Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility and when I install it and then search for it in the start menu I see this: But when I open it then the icon in the dock looks as ...
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Not able to Open Desktop Icons & Folders but able to open Files

I'm not able to open icons, folders and mounted drives on desktop but I can access files on desktop. Please help solving this in Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS. I'm accessing folders through favorite bar "...
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18.04 battery charge indicator doesn't reflect state of charge

I recently upgraded to 18.04 from 17.10. The system tray icon (I happen to prefer xfce4 instead of whatever the default GUI user interface is) no longer seems to display the relative state of charge. ...
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Remove Duplicate Icons In Show Applications

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and proceeded to install several programs. One of the programs, Gitkraken now has 2 icons when I opened SHOW APPLICATIONS while other installed programs are not ...
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Krita and Kdenlive double icon problem

I have Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome. So, I install Krita (from repo or appimage). Now I open Krita and I see the icon in the "favorites" bar (Dash). I right click it to add to favorites but I have no such ...
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Desktop visible but not accessible ubuntu 18.04 [closed]

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 the Desktop does not display any icons shown on 16.04. Description: Now that 18.04 is installed I can access all the desktop saved files in Nautilus. But the ...
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Icon images not work from server folder

I recently installed Ubuntu 18 on my work station (PC). Excellent so far. I have a NAS server where I safe store all my work. Connection no problem, works beautifully. BUT, I do not get any image icon ...