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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

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: ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

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. ...
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

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 ...
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

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 ...
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Is there a way to install custom folder icons?

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, ...
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How do I change the icon size (zoom) in Files

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 icon missing in Loki

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://...
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How can I fix this strange icon in wingpanel?

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 ...
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How can I replace a single App Icon

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 ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

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 ...
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

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/^(\[[...
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

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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How can I change the icon of an application in the elementary OS

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 ...
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How do I change the icon size (zoom) in Files

To zoom in Files you can use Ctrl + the scroll wheel on your mouse.
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Why is there a low-res icon on the dock when Spotify is running?

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 ...
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Is there a way to install custom folder icons?

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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How can I fix this strange icon in wingpanel?

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....
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Is there any way to lock the dock?

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, ...
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How can I change the icon for a specific file type?

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 ...
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How to solve broken Google Chrome icon?

Just do sudo apt -f install after this. dpkg -i or dpkg --install doesn't install dependencies automatically.
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How to fix Netbeans 8.1 double icons on plank

Try StartupWMClass=NetBeans IDE 8.1 Source.
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One of my apps has a second, fuzzy icon in Plank. How can I workaround this?

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 ...
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How do I remove the WIndows overview mode icons?

It's not possible unless you branch the source code and program in those changes.
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After update, calculator program is now called unnamed

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= (...
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How to change Desktop icon font color?

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-...
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How to solve broken Google Chrome icon?

In the terminal navigate to /usr/share/applications sudo scratch-text-editor google-chrome.desktop scroll about halfway down to just above the [Desktop Action NewWindow] section look for the Icon ...
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Display Desktop Icons

Have you tried this tip? Keep in mind that desktop folders is not a deal in the elementary. This can be harsh, I know.
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