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Nautilus now looks different, and I don't like it. Before I restarted, I installed a few things, so that could of caused it.


(the buttons are outlined and my icon pack isn't working for the 16x icons on the sidebar panel, but the address bar should look like that because I am using tweak tool to make it look like that)

If it matters, I'm using gnome 3 desktop environment.

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What did you install? Can you remember? – Yamaneko Nov 28 '12 at 21:14

You're using nautilus 3.6. Chances are you added the gnome3 ppa, which has this version of nautilus. You should check if your icon pack has an upgrade for nautilus 3.6, or you can purge the gnome3 ppa.

If you have installed the gnome3 PPA, these are commands to restore old Nautilus:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
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ppa-purge automatically downgrades all packages in a given PPA back to the ubuntu versions. – hnasarat Dec 18 '12 at 17:09

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