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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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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Is there any way to have the old “Appearance” app from 10.10 back and use it with 11.10?

I loved how the appearance app was the go-to place for 80% of everything pertaining to how your desktop looked. it had a built in theme installer, and had a visual way to see an example of how ...
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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?
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How can I add a theme to the Appearance settings tab in 11.10

Eventually, I'd like to create a proper 11.10 theme and perhaps distribute a package via ppa. To start, I thought I'd copy one of the "official" themes on my local system and start modifying it. ...
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How can I edit GTK+3 themes (preferably with a GUI)?

(similar problem to one in a question I had before, but I need multiple solutions, and I felt they were better organized as separate questions) Upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 did away with my themes, ...
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Where can I get themes?

Upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 did away with my themes, without warning me. I can't seem to find any way to customize the themes (short of going into theme files and messing with those, and I'm not ...
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How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow in Oneiric? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? None of the solutions listed in these two questions... How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow? How do I create a ...
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Trying to change the color scheme through the css file, but no permission

I have been trying to switch out the orange color scheme in Ubuntu 11.10 through the css files. I know where the files are and what I need to change in them, but every time i try to save it it says ...
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How do you change the theme, icon-set and mouse-theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? I LOVE the idea for Ubuntu 11.10, but I can't customize it the way I want it. Also, how do you change the ...
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How do I change the “Selected Items” color?

I was trying to change the selected items color from the default orange to something else, however, the option isn't there, as it used to be in the Appearance properties in previous versions of ...
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Will there be an Appearance app in 11.10, or another standard way to change themes?

I've been testing out 11.10 and so far the only way I can change the theme is by installing Gnome Tweak Tool. Will there be a standard (i.e. installed by default) way to change themes and other ...
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How to hide text on titlebar?

I want to change the height of title-bar, but until now (as I know) there's only one way to do that : change the font-size of WINDOWS TITLE FONT (in Appearance preferences). So far so good except the ...
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How do I change the theme?

What do I use to change the theme in Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop the previous way through appearance icon is gone.
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How to set a background for Compiz expo plugin

Is it possible to set a background for the expo plugin instead of the reflection effect?
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How do I set a theme in Oneiric? [closed]

I'm using Oneiric, and have some default theme set. I understand Unity is using Gtk3, and that the usual Ubuntu themes haven't been ported. How do I set the theme in Oneiric? Where is/will the new ...
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Appearance & Effects Ubuntu 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to the Visual Effects tab, in the Appearance window? i can't find any effects in the appearance tab. i want the jelly effect HELP ME PLEASE!
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Ubuntu's 11.04 appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgraded to 11.04 and now most of the UI is gray and boxy My Ubuntu changed its appearance by itself! I didn't like the new one, it's gray and squared. My upper bar and ...
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Is there a flavour of libreoffice that is better looking

I have set up ubuntu at my office and one thing I hear no end is how ugly libreoffice is. Is there a flavour of libreoffice that looks better??? My colleagues are use to office so when they go to ...
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Why is Ubuntu looking like Windows 98? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? Why is my ubuntu "Natty Narwhal" desktop looking like Windows 98? I think it's a bug. Any ideas?
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Upgraded to 11.04 and now most of the UI is gray and boxy

I just upgraded to 11.04, and now most UI elements are gray and crappy looking (see screenshot). When I first log in, the panel looks black (as Ambiance theme is supposed to look), but then after a ...