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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 ...
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How to adjust text color, contrast in ALL system features & apps?

Why is there no system directory where a person might access all system utilities, like background, text size, color, etc. Must I download a separate utility for everything?
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How to properly have a theme that is not completely dark but has dark menus in Lubuntu 12.10?

I do not like full-dark themes in Lubuntu, but I like dark menus. In Lubuntu 12.04 was using one theme that was called Mediteranean Ligh if I remember well that was like that. A similar question ...
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How to change Empathy appearance in 12.10?

Since I updated to Quantal, I cannot modify Empathy's appearance. In particular, I want Empathy to shows just the names and status icons of my contacts, without avatars and other stuff. In the ...
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Appearance dialog doesn't work in 12.04 Unity

When I open Settings - Appearance, there are two problems: I selected color (non-wallpaper) background, and is shown as current background. However, the desktop background does not change. There is ...
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A lot of `gtk-warnings` in terminal. Is this serious?

I had a lot of problems with my system and had to reinstall it. One of them was these very messages. After reinstalling the system and using the same icons, I get the warnings again and am wary of ...
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How to adjust the appearance of the Unity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? Now I updated to 12.10 and would like to adjust the desktop, well unity, appearance. I know there is the theme setting, but I cannot adjust ...
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How can I modify the knetworkmanager icon in my kde taskbar?

I am using kubuntu 12.04 Precise 64 on my notebook. Almost everything works fine. I would like to modify the colors of the icon(s) used by knetworkmanager to indicate wifi online. Right now, I am ...
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Where is the list with the wallpapers (shown in the appearance window) stored?

When trying to add wallpapers from previous Ubuntu versions & those I found on the internet (following these instructions), I somehow messed up the list of wallpapers included in the appearance ...
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How to configure Ubuntu?

I cannot find a place like control panel in Windows where I can configure Ubuntu. I would be delighted to find where to configure the system. And by the way, how to use the configure Ubuntu according ...
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How do I restore the original color scheme, icons, and theme?

I'd like the original colour scheme, icon style of 12.04. I somehow lost the Ambiance theme (possible error or upgrade error). I re-installed 'light-themes' from the terminal and got it back. But ...
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How do I change my desktop theme from grey bars to black bars?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.1 and I have just installed the official Nvidia driver. now every time I log in, any gnome based desktop replacement (like unity or cinnamon) doesn't start correctly. It ...
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How do I configure background transparency for KDE's terminal?

I got installed kde-plasma desktop but I didn't figured out how to set transparency for kde terminal . I know about gnome terminal that , it will be at preference but I didn't get it here in kde for ...
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Is it possible to make Firefox look like in Windows in Lubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the Firefox menu to look like the Firefox menu in Windows? I guess that does not make sense in Unity, because it has a special way of changing the ...
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Why is the gnome 3 lock screen not displaying?

I installed gnome 3 recently and was expecting the new lock screen, but when I lock the screen I'm displayed with the 'old' version: How do I get the lock screen to appear like the one displayed ...
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Can I make Nautilus look better in Lubuntu 12.04?

I mean that PCManFM and Thunar follow my theme: Nautilus does not: I have to add that I do not want to change my present theme. And I guess that is the problem, as it does not have a gtk3 ...
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What happened to my launcher icon size slider in Settings>Appearance and how can I get it back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons? When I first installed 12.04 LTS, only a week ago I had access to at least two cool features: (1) the orange box ...
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12.04 wholly dark Ambiance theme?

I got my first partition of Ubuntu recently, and wanted to match it to a 10 or 11 interface I was using on another computer. It looked like this: Themes in 12.04 seem to be rather tricky though. ...
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How to make popup volume bar linear instead of pixely box?

I used to have a nice sleek-looking linear popup volume slider bar like this: Now I have a pixelly volume slider box whenever I change the volume on my keyboard: How do I change my pop-up ...
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How to tell which image file is being used as Wallpaper in Wallch

I've just installed Wallch, and it's working wonderfully. I have set the program to cycle a huge number of images all within a folder on my computer. There are so many images that I've forgotten ...
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Problems with unity appearence

Maybe the appearance window is completely messed up. Until yesterday i wasn't able to change the desktop background. After trying unity --reset, the desktop background was changeable but now themes ...
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How do I make my desktop look like Windows 7 or 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7? I'm wondering if there is a Windows 7 GTK theme to download out there? Or maybe a Windows 8 theme?
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Missing tabs on taskbar

I got shifted to a new workstation shortly. The system is using Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal - released in April 2011 and supported until October 2012. I found the bottom taskbar missing in it. I ...
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Installed 12.04, have no user interface, only the wallpaper backcground [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I recently tried to update my desktop to 12.04- I was actually still using 9.10, so I've gone through the update ...
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Can you change the look of 12.04 to that of 11.10?

Can you change the way Ubuntu 12.04 looks so that the menu systems look like those from 11.10?
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I have Ubuntu 11.10 and for no apparent reason my sidebar suddenly will not hide, how can I reverse this?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 and for no apparent reason my sidebar suddenly will not hide, I did not go into system settings or anything like that. I googled this, but everything I found had me downloading ...
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Why is my terminal invisible after minimizing it and how can I find it?

I minimized my terminal after doing a repo sync. I cant find it on any desktop now! Please help.
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Fix messed up themes in 12.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 and lots of the themes I have look messed up. They either have black backgrounds where it should be white or the text becomes white to match the backgrounds, ...
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How can I change the folder icon?

I know how to change an icon this way. Also that doesn't work for folders inside Nautilus, but for application launchers. What I'm looking for is an equivalent to changing the icon for an ...
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How do you enable wobbly windows in ubuntu 11.04 without using compiz?

I'm curious if there's a way to enable the more fun UI features in Ubuntu 11.04 that were available in previous versions. The effects I'm most curious about is the wobbly windows and the alt tab ...
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How to install themes with GNOME tweak tool?

I have been using the default Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity for some time now and decided to start customizing it. I have already been able to make some changes with the gnome-tweak-tool. However, there ...
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How to fix the look of KDE apps in LXDE?

I am using LXDE in Ubuntu 11.10. KDE apps like Kate and Kile have an ugly Windows-95ish look when run in LXDE, but look fine in Gnome. How do I choose the theme/widget style for KDE apps in LXDE? In ...
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How can I configure the login screen to be displayed in portrait orientation?

I just started using linux, and I have one question. I have a monitor that I rotated 90◦ clockwise, so it, being rectangle shaped, is taller than it is wider. Using the system settings in Ubuntu, I ...
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How to change menu system and appearance, please? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What different desktop environments and shells are available? 11.10 graphic menus, is there a way for users that came from 11.04 to enable classic gnome menu? Also how ...
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What package do I install to use Oxygen in Qt4?

When you install some qt apps in ubuntu like smplayer and lyx, you can change their appearance eiher with their preferences menu or with the qt-config utility. You can choose between several themes ...
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How to change desktop icon text background color?

How do I change the background color of desktop text in 11.10. I used gnome color chooser in version 10.04, but it's not working in Ubuntu 11.10. Is there any way to solve this? Also, by default ...
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How do i change ubuntu's GUI?

Recently installed a program to change ubuntu's desktop but went bad, so I uninstalled it but the graphic gui had debriss and stuff all around. had to reinstall ubuntu completely. How do I change ...
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What's wrong with my Ubuntu appearance

I don't know what happened but my background become idle. So I want to change the background. Right click on the desktop then click "Change Desktop Background" but nothing happened. So I manually ...
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Ubuntu forgets theme and reverts to default

My documents and folders and all other files have turned into a white paper and the machine and folder menu have the old windows 1990 layout which is very annoying, and I'd like to change it back to ...
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I can't see Window list on the bottom panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running programs are not displayed in the panel I'm not seeing any window list on the bottom panel. How to get it back?