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After upgrading from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04, the font on the top panel have a very low contrast and is hard to read.

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In the ambiance theme the text colour is not black, but grey. You can change it by clicking Customize in the Appearance applet.

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You probably have the "New Wave" theme. Click the top-left icon, then type "appearance" followed by Enter, and pick a different theme. The contrast should be fine now, and the text on top panel readable.

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