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Unity dash, launcher and notifications goes green after a short moment after login. That happened here: link to picture

I use the fglrx driver on my ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card.

Does anybody know how to fix that?

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Unity has an effect, known as 'chameleon effect' According to this answer: How do I stop the Unity launcher chameleon effect? there isn't an easy way to turn off this effect.

Specifically, Unity takes similar color to your desktop background.

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In Ubuntu 11.10 it can be done with an application called MyUnity.

In Ubuntu 12.04, though, the only way I know to disable this beheaviour is to switch to Unity 2D, and use this (alpha-stage) application to choose a static colour you like.
To run this application you will need mono-runtime. To change the background colours, you need to run the application as root. Other settings you change while running as root will not apply to the current user though, which is a bug. In case things get messy, it always leave a backup of system files that where changed by the application.


I am the maker of the application I referenced to, so if you find any bugs (likely you will), feel free to report them to me (preferably on the Launchpad page, so I can keep track of things).

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