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How do you make the unity dash background darker like in natty? Blur effect is too laggy and without the blur, it becomes confusing.

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You cannot, which has been reported as bug (I'm not totally sure that's the right one, but here you go: As we here at Ask Ubuntu cannot help with such issues, I'm voting to close this question. – htorque Oct 20 '11 at 9:16
@htorque Actually, in a way, you can, like doug indicated below by taking advantage of the Dash's color-changing based on your wallpaper. Just pick a darker background and you're set. Of course, this won't do you any good if you also want to have a lighter background, in which case a new bug should be filed (the one you posted doesn't look relevant to me, as it discusses transparency rather than darkness). – Christopher Kyle Horton Oct 20 '11 at 13:21
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You should try the static blur option, it's set the first time you use the dash in a session for the life of the session, may be less of a performance issue.

If you wish it to look a bit like the no blur used to be, (for all of a couple of wk's) then open the dash over a full screen dark solid color like dark blue or black

Edit: A small workaround till no blur becomes useful & if your current background isn't what you'd like

create a solid color .html - this is for black, a very dark blue works well


<title>Dash Background</title>

<body style="background-color:#000000;">

Then at session start open the .html in firefox & go


tap the Super button to open dash, tap again to close


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Should have mentioned that this option is in ccsm. – Christopher Kyle Horton Oct 20 '11 at 13:17
I want something simpler... I dont want to do this on every start up. – Evan Oct 25 '11 at 5:47

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