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RHEL 7, GNOME shell - decrease desktop icon size

Question: I recently installed RHEL 7.2 and.. the icons on the desktop are HUGE. How can I decrease their size?
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How to create ico file with more than one image

I can use ImageMagick to convert png to ico but (I think, not sure) it will create one image per ico file for the size I specify. convert favicon.png -resize 32 favicon.ico An ico file can contain 2 ...
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How to launch shell script with double click in CentOS 7

I need to be able to execute an executable shell script (sh) with a double click. I set the executable flag on the permissions for the file, and yet when I double click on it, it opens in a text ...
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How to set GTK icon theme in i3?

How to change icon theme in i3? If this matters, I'm working on Arch Linux. I googled, but I can only find info about GTK theme, not icons.
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How to dump the icon of a running X program?

Is there a way to get the icon of a running X program? When you switch between windows, you could see the icon of it, e.g through xfwm4.
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Is there a home directory location for overriding icons?

There are a few home directory locations that complement /usr locations. Files in these locations override their /usr counterparts. For example: ~/.local/bin complements /usr/bin ~/.local/share/...
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Change icon for an application from the command line?

Is there a way to change the icon of an application's window from the command line? For instance, I'd like to have separate icons for Firefox windows under different profiles (different processes), ...
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How do I change the icon for an application on the KDE panel?

I use KDE 5 on Fedora 22. I want to change the panel icon for an application I use (say, okular). I don't care about how the app icon appears elsewhere (e.g. in the menus) - whether that changes or ...
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How to change Firefox icon shown on panel and menus?

I installed Firefox on Linux Mint Debian Edition with the Cinnamon desktop. This Firefox package doesn't use the regular Firefox icon, with the fox curled around the world ; it has what I call the "...
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How to give each Firefox profile its own application icon in Plasma

I'm running KDE on Arch Linux. I have the following two .desktop files. [Desktop Entry] Comment=First Profile Exec=firefox --no-remote -P First %u GenericName=Firefox First Profile Icon=/path/to/...
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Where are the icons in the ALT-TAB switcher loaded from? How can I edit them?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon system, ALT+TAB switcher, in the default settings (icon and thumbnail pop up in the switcher) shows a pixelated icon for one of my applications. I do not know where the ...
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How can I change the battery icon in the systray?

I have installed Gnome and Awesome window manager. The window manager has a panel that displays systray icons according to the freedesktop.org System Tray Protocol Specification. I'd like to change ...
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How can I spy on X client messages?

In an evergoing battle against an ugly icon, I found that applications can communicate with the system tray by sending X client messages. Is there a utility for spying on these messages?
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Why do freedesktop .desktop files not allow relative paths?

The .desktop files have become the de-facto standard to easily access applications on Linux desktops, with executables not being easily startable from the GUI otherwise and many launchers not using ...
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Extract icons from Windows executable

Windows executable files (New or Portable executables) can contain icons. How can I extract them, either as ICO files or separate images?
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Thunderbird tray icon for mail notifications

I was trying to write a script which would add a new mail icon to my system tray, but apparently Thunderbird does not support checking for new mail from the command line. I've tried a number of ...
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Prevent KDE and Gnome from showing eachothers icons in the menu

Often, I have both KDE4 and Gnome installed on my machines. What really bothers me when I do this, is that the Gnome menu will show all kinds of things that I will hardly ever use in Gnome, like ...
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How to set an icon for custom mimetype in Linux Mint Mate?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2 MATE I have a problem assigning an icon for custom (newly created) file type. My task: To set new double-click action and new icon for *.session files. My sequence of ...
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Are there any new (or at least working) pseudo-3D icon sets anymore?

I just need some tips: where can I still find good complete pseudo-3D icon sets for Linux, especially Xfce? Even when I search for "non-flat icons" on Google, half of the entries say "ultra-flat". ...
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Gnome 3.18 icon size

After updating Gnome to 3.18 on my Debian box, all the icons became unacceptably large compared to what I had before. Is there a config file I need to edit to shrink the icon size? I tried following ...
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How to assign an icon to a program in Openbox?

I am running on Arch Linux using Openbox as the window manager. I want to assign icons to some programs that are using the generic icon. This is helpful because when I do an Alt-Tab, I will know the ...
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Lowres application icon on window switching (alt-tab)

I manually downloaded and installed Sublime Text 2 (instead of adding the repository and installing via apt-get install) and I'm having some trouble getting gnome to find the high res icons for ...
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How does Gnome make the link between my music folder and the folder-music icon?

My music folder has a different icon from the other folders. Gnome use the folder-music icon to personalize the music folder icon. I would like to know where (in which configuration file or where ...
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Remove icons in gnome application menu

How can you hide unwanted apps from the gnome app menu? I've installed alacarte/main menu, unticked the apps but they still appear. I've also checked in /usr/share/applications and viewed one the ...
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Some icons are broken in the application menu

I am using Xfce-4.10 on Debian 7. But I found some icons are missing (and only "x"'s appear) in the application menu. Take ipython3 as an example. Here's the ipython3.desktop: # If you want ipython3 ...
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Remove Text from Active Programs in Panel

In the panel, how can I remove the text next to the icons of my active programs? All I want to show is the icon. Specifically, in the example below, I want to get rid of where it says "Disc...", "p2-...
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Is the Tango project dead?

Is the Tango Desktop Project dead? It looks totally abandoned to me...
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Understanding Gnome various Icons

The question is about customizing the way icon appears at desktop shell notification area file associations [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Mathematica 9 Comment=Technical ...
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Change icons of application in Linux Mint

I installed a new icon set (numix), however not all icons were changed (e.g. the software manager). How can I manually change icons?
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How to assign special folder icons in XFCE?

I inadvertently deleted my Pictures folder on my linux box running XFCE / Thunar and, after restoring from the trash bin, the folder icon is plain with no camera on it. How do I get the folder icon ...
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PNG Image not displaying for desktop icon on Fedora 16/17 with Gnome

I attempted to create a desktop icon in Fedora Gnome but I only get a generic binary icon for my application. Installing Gimp or OpenOffice magically makes my icon appear. I used Google Chrome on ...
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GTK Icons for special files

Does named pipe for instance have it's icon, I have a theme for GTK and when I've create named pipe it give icon from gtk-file.svg file or symlinks that point to that: application-x-empty.svg empty....
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Best conventions for icons in Debian/Ubuntu

I've been looking for a while for the best conventions for icons, but I just find lots of inconsistent web pages. Maybe the conventions have changed and they need updating, or maybe I just haven't ...
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different icons for generic source-code and other files

I am trying to make a mimetype icon theme for gnome. I have created text-x-generic.svg for all unthemed filetype. But what I am looking for is different icons for unthemed source code (say, R, vala,...
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How to use icon fonts in text editor?

I'm currently playing with Polybar and I'm trying to customize the beautiful themes provided here. To display nice looking icons on the bar, the above mentioned themes use the Material Icons, by ...
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Linux Icon Naming Conventions

Is there a naming convention in Linux when it comes to application icon filenames? What I'm referring to is the practice of including the icon size in the filename if the application uses multiple ...
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Can't add program to favorites in Debian Jessie

I've just installed KDE's KolourPaint in my Debian 8 (though I'm using Gnome, it's working very well -- and it's the most similar to Windows' Paint I've found up to now). The problem is: like some ...
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Where are upower's icon-names defined?

When I run upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/DisplayDevice (may be different on different machines, get a list with upower --enumerate), I get output similar to this: power supply: ...
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Create a custom XDG_DIR with custom icon

I'd like to create a custom XDG_CUSTOM_DIR directory in my home directory pointing to $HOME/Custom and assign an icon to it. I've done: xdg-user-dirs-update --set CUSTOM ~/Custom So far so good... ~...
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i3 bar replace tray icons by text

I would like to know how if it is possible to replace icons like the ones of nm-applet by text, and how I can do this if it's possible. The main reason I wan't to do this is because I use i3-gaps ...
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How to add icon search path in kde4/ plasma5?

I have various non-kde apps that place icons in various places in the system, and the Plasma5 menu and task manager widgets ignore them unless I symlink to them ONLY in: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/...
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Selectively replacing icons in an icon pack theme?

I'm currently running elementary OS and just love the style and size of the panel icons (WiFi, Bluetooth, power, battery). I installed the Numix circle icon pack and activated it using Elementary ...
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Setting icon theme for Qt based apps in non kde environment

How could I set icon theme for Qt based apps in a non-kde environment? In KDE I could specify a different one, otherwise it would go for the default gnome theme.
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How to change the flag pictures XFCE Keyboard Layouts applet uses for its indication?

XFCE Keyboard Layouts panel applet offers to use either textual or graphical indications. But the font used for textual indication is too small and the flag icons used for graphical are too blowzy. ...
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Increase System Tray Icon Size in KDE

How can I increase the size of these System Tray Icons? :
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How can I show desktop icons in Elementary OS?

How can I show icons on the desktop in Elementary OS Luna? I tried using gnome-tweak-tool and gconf-editor but they didn't work.
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GNOME confuses names of multiple different Firefox installations

I use GNOME on Debian Jessie and I have different Firefox installations: the ESR version bundled with GNOME, which I cannot remove (as it is a dependency) the stable version installed from the ...
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LXDE: change battery icon in the panel

I have installed LXDE on Debian (LXDE metapackage). I have also installed some additional themes and icons, but when I chage the icons, the battery icon in the task bar stays the same (basically just ...
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What tool to edit the /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml file

I edited my /usr/share/mime/packages/freedesktop.org.xml (with a text editor) to modify the file icon of application/x-7z-compressed mime type : <mime-type type="application/x-7z-compressed"> ...
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Fedora 26, buggy toolbar icons in some programs

I'm using Fedora Core 26 and I have problems with some icons in some programs. I'm using an old Nvidia GeForce GTS 8800 and the nouveau drivers. Seems to only affect toolbar icons of GTK programs. The ...