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I just installed gnome 3 as in this question on a freshly installed 11.04 system. I don't want to play with themes, but I'm just looking for something decent. The default one is quite dull. I was using Ubuntu 10.04 and the default was fine for me. How can I change to some other theme?

desktop screenshot

After removing gnome-accessibility-themes, it looks worse:


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This is an issue with the accessibility themes in Gnome Shell. You can fix it by running

sudo apt-get remove gnome-accessibility-themes
sudo apt-get install gnome-themes-standard

then logging out and back in again.

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check edit... this one sucks more.. – Mohit Jain Sep 9 '11 at 17:42
Hmm, you may have to reboot instead of just log out. I had this issue and those commands fixed it. This thread talks about some Gnome Shell upgrade issues and this theme issue is one of them. The thread does say to reboot though, not just log out. – Kris Harper Sep 9 '11 at 17:57

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