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Ok so I think this is because I am missing a package. My unity notifications (ex. when unity tells me it is connected to a network) look ugly. They used to be translucent chameleon rectangles. Now they are white and totally different. See the picture below.

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Think back a bit and recollect if you've installed a new theme or accidentally deleted something you shouldn't have. Have you rebooted? If you do provide additional information, please do so by editing your question. –  user25656 Feb 5 '13 at 1:02
    
That is what I have been trying to remember. Trouble is one of my friend got on my computer and screwed some stuff up. He uninstantiated system settings (gnome-control-center) which then caused me to lose indicator-power indicator-datetime gnome-control-center-signon and gnome-control-center-unity. I reinstalled them and every thing is back to normal but for this –  chad Feb 5 '13 at 1:08
    
Have you rebooted? –  user25656 Feb 5 '13 at 1:25
    
yes I have rebooted –  chad Feb 6 '13 at 1:11

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I figured it out. I had xfce4-notifyd installed so a quick sudo apt-get purge xfce4-notifyd solved the problem.

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I had to logout and log back in for this to take effect. –  jmiserez Sep 30 at 9:31

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