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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 ...
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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 ...