Questions that relate to the appearance of Ubuntu. If the question relates to a comprehensive changing of appearance please use the themes tag.

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Corrupted GTK3? Appearance has changed

Somehow I managed by working in home folder to damage the look of applications. I partially moved my older home folder from another computer where users was named differently. Everything looks this ...
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Stop windows appearing off screen

I have a dual set up with two screens running Ubuntu 14.04.02. Whenever I turn on the PC from lock or suspended mode, some windows are placed outside the two screens. I am aware that I can move them ...
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Google Chrome's address bar has doubled in size. How can I fix this?

With recent updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, Google Chrome has changed in appearance such that its address bar has doubled in size. You can see Chrome on the left side and Firefox on the ...
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In-app menu display settings modification

I would like to modify the way the menu is displayed so that the the program in image 1 is displayed as in image 2, all the time without having to hover the mouse above it. So that this: changes to ...
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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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How to remove red lines in the top right corner of a window in KDE?

Here is a screenshot of what I want to remove (small red lines), but I can't find out how.
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Guake: Can I change the appearance of the tab bar

I'm running Guake 4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04, and the tab bar is taking up a sizeable chunk of the bottom of the screen. I'd much prefer something more minimal, with height just bigger than the text and ...
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Menu title and button scaling ubuntu 14.04

I'm having issues with the overall appearance of my ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The main issue is in the scaling of menus, windows and text throughout the OS. I've adjusted the basic display settings but I ...
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package similar to pear os in ubuntu which minimizes screen when pointer goes to left corner of the screen

those who have used pear os might be knowing when pointer goes to upper left corner of the screen all opened windows get minimized is there any program or package similar to that in ubuntu.
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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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Ubuntu Gnome disable / hide AppMenu

Lately, I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a virtual box to check it out, I am new to Gnome 3 and I was not comfortable with the stanard behaviour of it. I wanted it to be more Gnome2-ish, but I like ...
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Ubuntu dock icons show as black and white, it doesn't look right

My Ubuntu Looks Like This: Why are the icons showing up as black and white?
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Everything looks grainy and low res

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Touchsmart Pavilion laptop. Everything looks lower res than it did in Windows, not just the fonts, but the video playback in VLC and eveything in my web ...
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Changing the color of font of the dropdown menu in the unity menubar

I want to change the color of the font of the dropdowns of the menubar. I would also like to change the color of the dropdowns themselves. I was able to change the color of the menubar itself using ...
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Strange Menu Bar

More often than not, when I boot into Ubuntu, the menu bars are completely white and non-transparent. Many of the icons are different too. All my folders and jar files are also just white sheets of ...
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Lubuntu Mac Appearance

I have lubuntu installed on my old Compaq Presario v5000 computer and it runs nicely for a lightweight os, but I would like too have a Mac OS X style appearance. I tried a tutorial I found online but ...
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Font and theme changed

Suddenly, font and theme of ubuntu have changed. I don't really care about font, but theme is so ugly.Have a look: It's like windows 95! Anyone had similar problem, and is there a solution? ...
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System Settings/ appearance

I upgrade the Ubunto from 12.04 to 14.04 and, I can not find the appearance in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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Appearance option in System Settings suddenly gone

Recently, volume and sound stopped working. Soon after I lost the ability to go into System Settings other than through the console. Then many of my launcher icons vanished. Now my workspaces have ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Brightness wont change

I tried changing the brightness but it won't dim or brighten using keys or going under applications, it just stays the same.
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Just now installed ubuntu 13.10 i dont know how to get top task bar

please help me how to get top task bar in Ubuntu 13.10 i cant see that option in the setting
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Adobe Reader (acroread) 64 bit looks bad

I installed acroread on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with gdebi (also tried dpkg and via repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner"). The result looks bad. For example the open-dialog is ...
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desktop wallpaper changer

After updating to ubuntu 13-10 on both my Dell inspiron desktop as well as samsung netbook,the desktop wallpaper changer /appearance settings vanished from my ubuntus.Was the support removed.Although ...
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How can I fix my desktop background setting?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed gnome3 out of curiosity a few days back, from then my desktop background just went black. It won't change no matter what I do. I removed gnome completely and ...
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Ubuntu 3.10 Appearance menu missing

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 3.10, but I have decided to move back to Unity for a variety of reasons... I have installed Ubuntu-Desktop all ok.. however one issue is that in the SETTINGS Page, there is ...
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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Wallpaper going under bar

I'm having wallpaper problems, the wallpaper is going under my toolbar and iconbar and whatnot and I'm not exactly sure what to do about it. I've played around with the appearance settings but no ...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu look like the login screen?

I'm particularily fond of the way the login screen looks (with the glassy appearance on the login window & the top bar) - and was wondering if it's possible to change the appearance to match it?
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Appearance, Online accounts disappeared in System Settings in Ubuntu 13.10

I was installing some apps and icons then I noticed that there were about 4 games installed, so I went to the Software Centre to remove them. Then I wanted to add my Facebook account to Online ...
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After tweaking Ubuntu 12.04, desktop only shows default GTK-Theme

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Amd64 on my laptop but when I use some applications I get ugly looking menus and buttons, Windows 95 like. If I try to change the theme from the appearance settings it ...
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Ubuntu and full hd display

I recently bought a new 14 inch laptop with full hd screen. As I was expecting after installing windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04 all icons and fonts were rather small and uncomfortable. In windows 8 I found ...
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Can't set my background

This is mystifying me. I have tried all other solutions that I could find and none seem to work. The 'appearance' menu has disappeared from settings. I'm using gnome-classic. Here's what I've tried so ...
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Where to set up Workspaces & 10.04 Look & Feel?

Unable to find setup for multiple workspaces. Previous response to another question gives: "System Settings > Appearance > Behavior Tab > Enable Workspaces" but "Appearance" is not even offered as ...
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Excel 2010: How do I change the look of the dialog box(s)/Pop-up windows?

I installed MS Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04.2, and everything looks normal and functions as it would on a normal Windows machine. EXCEPT: When I click save, or save as, the dialog box looks like its ...
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Make mate 1.6 look like lucid lynx default theme

I happened to like the way Lucid Lynx looks. This is not a lucid lynx question, I just want the panels on mate 1.6 to look like the ones of Lucid lynx. I went to the properties of the panel, but it ...
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Any idea to change the blank appearance on password [duplicate]

whenever i edit the terminal or change password in linux it appears as blank(i.e it wont show the password), any idea to make appearance of it (as *) i face the following difficulty i dont know how ...
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Visually recognise active window

Ubuntu 13.04 I work with two monitors, usually with lots of different windows open. I don't like to use the mouse, so swap between applications using alt-tab usually. The problem comes when I want ...
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xfce icons instead of tabs [duplicate]

For my taskbar programs are displayed like: (symbol of chromium)askubuntu.com I would like it as: symbol of chromium [no titles] askubuntu.com imagemagick man page Like in ...
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How do I install Divergence IV - “A New Hope”?

i found that ubuntu is quite tacky so i found Divergence IV - "A New Hope". i tried but cannot install it. How do i install it, please give clear simple steps as i am just a basic user.
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How to get aero transparency or glass in ubuntu 13.04 desktop? [closed]

I found that ubuntu's desktop has been very ugly and tacky compared my nicely modified windows 8 PC with aero forced into it. I want that on Ubuntu, so that has transparent-ish edges. Can I do this ...
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What audio players can use winamp skins?

My favorite player is DeaDBeeF - but I am curious whether I can use Winamp skins in a player for Ubuntu.
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“Appearance” icon has vanished from “System Settings” [duplicate]

I have been using gnome-shell for a few months. I was able to configure it using "tweak tool" and "background". Now I've just migrated to Unity, but "Change Desktop Background" (comes from right-click ...
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Why does my Xubuntu LibreOffice look ugly?

My LibreOffice installation looks like Windows 95. The rest of my Xubuntu looks okay. Why? How can I fix it? Click on the image for a full-resolution picture. On the screenshot Leafpad and ...
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Gnome theme background color is black

I'm having a problem with my default Gnome 3.6.0 setup on 12.10. I used to create themes in Gnome 2 and Gnome 3.0, but I'm at loss to explain why my theme is black in the background. This problem is ...
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Where is my desktop background? [closed]

After upgrading my Ubuntu laptop from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 I "lost" the background wallpaper. The background is completely black. It stays the same regardless of the wallpaper I select. It ...
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How to improve GUI and font appearance of programs installed under CrossOver?

This can be done in Wine but can it be done in CrossOver?
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How to auto hide the panel on the left? (Unity) [closed]

In Ubuntu there is panel on the left, Unity. One can easily change settings so that it hides automatically and appears only if the mouse cursor hits the left border of the screen (this is what I did). ...
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How can I make Unity dock notifications more visible? [duplicate]

By default dock icons of applications where something is going on have a very faint glow effect. Is there any way to make them stand out more? Like jump around, have a colored arrow or something like ...
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Appearance icon has disappeared from system settings menu

I go to system settings and appearance is gone. I tried searching it in the dash and it is not there. When I right click the desktop and select "Change background" the system settings window opens. I ...