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Change to bright blue and now wanna change back to default with the command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-color-scheme 'selected_bg_color:HEXNAME;'

I used this site to get some names:

but what is the default hex?


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so you say that this isn't #dd4814? – Alvar May 14 '12 at 16:44
no as you can see here: – yinon May 14 '12 at 16:46
You know that you can take a screenshon and use the color picket to retrieve the name? – Lekensteyn May 14 '12 at 16:46
i cant do that, if do-i already have another color. could you please chack it for me? – yinon May 14 '12 at 16:47 I think it's that color. – Alvar May 14 '12 at 17:13

The default orange used in Ubuntu products and throughout the Ubuntu software - officially named Ubuntu Orange is:


This is confirmed and officially stated here. There is no questions about it, #dd4814 is Ubuntu Orange!

I even took the liberty to test this in Gimp. I used Libre Office Writer and wrote the following below in the preset colour called 'Ubuntu Orange'. I then went into Gimp and used the colour-grab tool. Sure enough, the link is true and any doubts can be put to rest!

ubuntu orage

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OP is correct -- while the Ubuntu orange IS #dd4814, the selected_bg_color that OP is specifically looking for is NOT Ubuntu orange. It is #f07746. You can find this by reading the contents of /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. Hope this helps!

(Apologies if this topic is too old to answer or whatnot, but I had this exact same question today and was able to find the answer on another site)

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