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In every app, every place where you'd expect there to be white, like the background of search boxes or the margins of documents the background is purple instead. Now, I happen to think purple is a fine color, but I don't remember making a setting like this. It makes my machine look ridiculous.


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I can't find a place to change this color. What is this setting even called? Any ideas?

This was an upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. I am currently using the Ambiance theme, although changing the theme doesn't seem to matter. I am using Unity2D right now because of problems with my nvidia driver with 12.04. The color issue was still there even when I was using regular Unity.

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this article may help you – Rrjrjtlokrthjji Aug 6 '12 at 19:33
Sorry, @Nick, I don't see how that helps. I don't want to make them transparent, I just want them to be normal white or not purple. – atroutt Aug 6 '12 at 21:31
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I don't know why it was purple to begin with, but I installed GNOME Color Chooser and was able to override the setting by changing global colors -> Entry Fields -> normal -> Background to #ffffff.

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