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I was wondering if it is possible to change the color of the snapping windows from default orange to another color?

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Thank you everyone I got it figured out thanks to all of your suggestions... – rstreeter78 Aug 13 '12 at 17:04
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To do this there are various applications like compiz, gnome tweak tool, my unity, ubuntu tweak ... try installing Ubuntu Tweak. For Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04 just copy the following ppa and paste in the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

That installs the tualatrix PPA. Before installing this or other PPA's, it's advisable to read this so you understand the possible risks. (However, the tualatrix PPA is quite popular and its author is well-trusted in the community.)

After installation download themes from and install...

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Upvote for suggesting Ubuntu-Tweak over CCSM--CCSM can frack up your system, and Tweak can give you the piece of mind that is stability. :) – Ryan McClure Aug 13 '12 at 1:43

If you like like to change just the color, you can change it using CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Run this in terminal to install it:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

After it install, run the application.

You'll get a warning saying "CCSM is an advanced tool. Use with caution." If you understand the risks of using CCSM, click OK and continue.

Scroll down to Window Management > Grid and click on the Appearance tab. Then, you can change the fill and outline color from orange to other colors.

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The orange is part of a theme if you want to change theme go HERE

Download the theme (gtk3) you want and extract it then run sudo nautilus in terminal and put the folder you extracted in /usr/share/themes and install a tool like my unity sudo apt-get install myunity to change it. You can change icons the same way except put them in usr/share/icons.

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