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If you use skype with the default 10.04 theme you can't read any menu because the font and background colours are too similar.

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I've always just squinted REALLY hard. I'd definitely like to find an answer for this – Marco Ceppi Aug 25 '10 at 17:13
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Click on the skype symbol on the bottom left. Click on Options, six entry if you are not able to see it at all.

It will open a new window, on the right there is a combo box labeled "Choose Style", click on it and choose Desktop Setting. Restart Skype.

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Just a nice trick that I have discovered right now by sheer chance. Let's share it here as I believe we are building a very useful Ubuntu knowledge base. – Javier Rivera Aug 25 '10 at 16:10
That's always encouraged! – Jorge Castro Aug 25 '10 at 16:13
i had to overcome that one the hard way :) – myusuf3 Aug 25 '10 at 16:27

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