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Edit Oct 14th, 2015 Apparently this issue is fixed in Google Chrome v46. If you are still experiencing it, try upgrading Chrome. To fix this issue, you can follow the steps outlined in this post: Make a copy of the .desktop file of Google Chrome to your user's local applications folder: cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/...


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This solution will work on elementary OS 0.3 (Freya) and 0.4 (Loki), Luna users should follow PNG's answer To change the skype icon (and many other) you have to install the elementary+ icon theme. This theme is a community maintained addition to elementary OS's default icon theme. It contains icons for several third party applications that resemble ...


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The correct instructions to run are : env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' dropbox start it worked for me ! The -i option is only necessary the first time to install the daemon, but if you've installed dropbox with the current user, that's already done.


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This is an issue with Google Chrome that affects multiple OSes and has been confirmed in Google's issue tracker. That said, you can work around it in elementary OS. Workaround: 1. Copy the app launcher Open the Files app, click in the top location bar, and type /usr/share/applications/. Find the Google Chrome launcher and copy it (secondary/right-click > ...


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There is one trick, but is only relevant if you are using a small number of folders in the user's home directory. By default, in the home directory there is Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, Public, Templates and Videos. It's a set of default user directories, see the freedesktop.org website for further information. The idea is that you can replace ...


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To zoom in Files you can use Ctrl + the scroll wheel on your mouse. — fuumind If you don't have a mousewheel you can also use Ctrl++ or Ctrl+-. (unfortunately not with number pad keys)


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Dropbox does not recognize Elementary's desktop interface. Therefore, it does not know which icon set to use. This script has been designed for Elementary OS and I really can recommend it: https://github.com/zant95/elementary-dropbox Alternatively, you can try running the following commands to use Unity's icon set. dropbox stop ...


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How to find out which application indicator is broken You can end the process of each application you are used to see wing-panel step by step and see when the broken indicator hides. In my case it was the Dropbox indicator. How to fix the Dropbox indicator You can run the following script from Nathan Dyer to fix it: https://github.com/nathandyer/...


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I also wanted to customize some icons from elementaryPlus theme. Here is a solution which however requires a little bit of command line juggling. Basically I created a custom icon theme which inherits from the original elementaryPlus theme: # Make sure the target directory exists mkdir ~/.icons # Copy original elementaryPlus icon theme cp -r /usr/share/...


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Guide for Luna: After installing Skype, add this PPA which provides a patched sni-qt, and install it: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rpeshkov/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sni-qt Then download and install the skype-wrapper icon pack: wget https://github.com/rpeshkov/skype-wrapper/archive/master.zip unzip master.zip (cd skype-wrapper-master/ &...


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Here's a one-liner to fix the issue as described in Gabriel's answer: cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications && sed --in-place --regexp-extended 's/^(\[[A-Za-z ]+\])$/\1\nStartupWMClass=Google-chrome-stable/g' ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop To unpack and explain this command line a bit: first ...


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sudo nano /usr/share/applications/dropbox.desktop then replace the exec line to Exec=env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity QT_STYLE_OVERRIDE='' dropbox start dropbox stop dropbox start -i


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To zoom in Files you can use Ctrl + the scroll wheel on your mouse.


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For some reason, Plank is unable to match the Spotify window to the original launcher's .desktop file. It's using a "fallback" icon from the window itself. This seems to be something that happens fairly often on cross-platform, non-native apps like Spotify, Chrome, Minecraft, etc. I haven't tried it myself, but supposedly you can fix it by modifying Spotify'...


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This is not possible at the moment. I reported this on launchpad at Possibility to change folder icons. You can add a bounty on this if you want to have this feature as soon as possible.


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GUI method to change icon of an application:(Using nautilus and Main menu) Method 1 : Using alacarte Install Main menu (AKA alacarte) sudo apt-get install alacarte Open Main menu Click on a program and select properties. Click on app icon. Browse for new icon and select open. Close program properties close Main menu Method 2: Using nautilus First we ...


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Also, you can know which applications are using indicators (other than the elementaryOS defaults) executing on terminal: dbus-send --type=method_call --print-reply --dest=com.canonical.indicator.application /com/canonical/indicator/application/service com.canonical.indicator.application.service.GetApplications | grep "object path" See the output to find ...


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Create a New Mimetype We have to teach the system about GuitarPro as something called a "mimetype". To do that, we need to create a mimetype package file that contains info about how to identify GuitarPro files. Create a new file called "guitarpro.xml" at "/usr/share/mime/packages" In this file we need to make some rules about how to match files to this ...


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Yes, this is possible. You can open the dock's preferences by right-clicking on a free space of the dock. Probably you will need several tries not to open context menu from an icon - but believe me, there are preferences: For me the easiest way to open the preference window was the rightmost bottom of the dock (for bottom-placed dock). In the 'behaviour' ...


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Try StartupWMClass=NetBeans IDE 8.1 Source.


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After upgrading to version 46.0.2490.71 and above you may experience this problem again. This problem occurs because WM_CLASS has been changed on google-chrome. Based on waldyrious's answer, fix it easiest way: cp /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop ~/.local/share/applications && sed --in-place --regexp-extended 's/^(\[[A-Za-z ]+\])$/\1\...


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It's not possible unless you branch the source code and program in those changes.


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Run the following command to open the calculator entry in Scratch sudo -i scratch-text-editor /usr/share/applications/pantheon-calculator.desktop Change the text after line that starts with Name= (it should currently be unnamed or something , if the line isn't there add it) to Calculator. Or replace the contents of the file with (from my laptop) [...


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If you enabled the desktop icons by Nautilus (How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya?), you can do the following: cd ~/.config/gtk-3.0 nano gtk.css add the css: .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {color: #ffffff;text-shadow: 1 1 alpha (@fg_color, 0.8);} restart session Change the color as you want.


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The first step, install wmctrl package: sudo apt-get install wmctrl Description from the wmctrl homepage: The wmctrl program is a UNIX/Linux command line tool to interact with an EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager. The tool provides command line access to almost all the features defined in the EWMH specification. It can be used, for example, ...


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You can change the icon of dota 2 going to ~/.local/share/applications and opening Dota 2.desktop with a text editor like gedit or scratch, change this line Icon=steam to this Icon=steam_icon_570 also, put this at the end of the file StartupWMClass=dota2 and save the file. If your dota 2 icon is a gear, you can install elementary ...


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You can make a copy of the original icon set you want to edit to a working folder in your /home folder, then edit the name of the folder so you know it's your own custom setup. Within this folder is an index.theme file, which you can edit with your text editor of choice. At the beginning of the index.theme file will be text similar to below. [Icon Theme] ...


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