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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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 ...
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Improve Screen Resolution in Ubuntu 11.04

This is probably a duplicate question, but i'm not able to find an answer that i understood. I have just installed Ubuntu on VirtualBox in WinXP. I'd like to improve the screen resolution to 1280x800 ...
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How can I change the icon colors, appearance, etc. at the top panel?

I am new to Ubuntu Linux software, and I need help changing the colors of the icons at the very top panel, where the power button, volume, bluetooth, and all those sorts of icons sit. They're kind of ...
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How can I make the window buttons in the panel match the window buttons in the window decorations?

When the Ambiance GTK theme is selected in Applications ▸ Appearance ▸ Customize ▸ Controls, the window buttons in the panel match the window buttons of the Ambiance Metacity theme's window ...
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How do I make a theme have SQUARE instead of ROUND windows?

How can I make my favorite theme (i.e, Orta) have square instead of rounded window corners?
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Delete GTK theme

I want to delete GTK themes which come by default in ubuntu 10.10. As I open appearance, theme delete button is shown disabled for me. How I can delete theme by using Appearance instead of going to ...
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How can I copy a gtk theme?

Suppose I am trying some distro (with Gnome) and I like some theme. How can I copy for installation in another computer?
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I upgraded and the old wallpapers gone, how can I get them back?

I upgraded to natty and the old background images are gone. How do I get them back?
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How do I turn off font pixel antialiasing only in Terminal?

For programming, I like to turn off font antialiasing (i.e. select the Monochrome option) because it makes the terminal text look a lot sharper at smaller font sizes. But then everything in the web ...
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How do I disable Compiz in the Ubuntu Classic session?

I would like to disable Compiz in Natty (Ubuntu Classic). I have tried to access this through System > Preferences > Appearance but the "Visual Effects" tab is no longer there. On previous releases ...
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How to fix the Google desktop logo in the notification area?

Related: Google desktop logo looks bad In my previous question I was helped to solve this appearance problem, thought this is solved: I still don't really like how it looks since the white ...
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Google desktop logo looks bad

The Google Desktop icon in the system tray in Unity looks ugly: Any way around this?
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Will Unity allow users to change the color/appearance of the top-Panel?

I'm very excited by the functional design principles and keyboard shortcuts that are being implemented for Unity. And function of use is more important to me than looks. However, after experiencing ...
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How can I have 1 image stretch across multiple workspaces?

Basically, I have a quad-monitor wallpaper that I want to stretch across all of my workspaces (1 monitor), I have compiz manager installed, but can't seem to get the single image to fill the entire ...
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Why does LibreOffice look old?

Why does LibreOffice look like this? Looks old...
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Use video file as a screensaver?

I want to make my video to be a screensaver. Is there any software to make it?
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Font rendering in Firefox is blurry

A picture is worth a thousand words... so does anyone know how to fix this font blurriness in Firefox? (You'll need to right-click the picture below go to View Image to view it full-size; it's too ...
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Change Login Window Appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the login screen theme? Is there any way to change the appearance of the login window (specifically including the font hinting settings)? It would be ...
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Is there a fix for Jockey failing to download package indexes?

I'm running the latest version of the proprietary nVidia driver, and I haven't had any problems enabling Compiz effects until a few days ago after tweaking my theming. When I try to enable effects ...
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Unable to right click

It appears I cannot right click on the menus to change their appearance etc, nothing happens. I am completely new to Linux so might be doing something wrong. Installed Utweakgi, but it tells me system ...
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How to change font size which can't be picked from 'Font' setting

I installed Macbuntu for my Ubuntu 10.04. The theme is nice and cool. I want to change the font size to larger. I open the 'Appearance' preference, I find Macbuntu changed the font of system to ...
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How to change the Unity Launcher's icon theme?

Does anyone know how to change Unity icon-theme? For instance I use Faenza in my desktop session, but unity does not use it, both in panel and panel apps (applications and documents). So, anyone?
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Where is the gnome option to display icons in menus?

I used to go to "System >> Preferences >> Appearance >> Interface", but I can't find that tab on Lucid or Maverick.
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How can I change the appearance of KDE applications?

I use Gnome. I want to change the appearance of KDE applications such as Amarok. The colors in Amarok don't match the rest of my applications. How can I customize them?
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Reset the icons after upgrade

I've noticed screenshots of 10.10 with these rather cooler looking square icons. However when I upgraded my machines I didn't receive and icon upgrade. Is this because it wasn't a fresh install and is ...
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Change dropdown menu color in default Maverick theme? [closed]

Does anybody know if and how I might be able to change the color of the dropdown menus in Maverick's default theme? I like most parts of the theme enough to not really want to change, but I find the ...
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How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?

How do I change to icons in here?
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How to change icons in the side pane of the Nautilus file browser? [closed]

Right-click in the main panel allows to change icons associated to files of directories, and this is cool for content organization and so on. Unfortunately, right click on small directories on the ...
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Monochrome Pidgin tray icons

Can anyone point me towards monochrome Pidgin tray icons, and tell me how to install them? (I know I should be using the Messaging Menu indicator applet or whatever it's called, but at the moment I ...
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How can I read Skype's menus on a dark theme?

If you use skype with the default 10.04 theme you can't read any menu because the font and background colours are too similar.
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How to change the highlight color of the workspace chooser toolbar applet?

A recent update to Ubuntu changed the way the workspace chooser panel applet worked. It used to highlight the choosen workspace as orange, and other workspaces would be not colored. Now it is the ...
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Is there a terminal/command-line interface to the 'Appearance Preferences' dialog?

Hopefully the title sums it up, but I'm looking for a way of being able to switch the Appearance Preferences' Visual Effects option to 'None', from a terminal/script (and optionally later to be able ...
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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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Conky Guides (links)

I want to take a stab at creating my own layouts for conky, but I'm having trouble finding any recent guides. If you know of any, I would be grateful if you could post some links.
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How can I install different icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers? I often find myself seeing new icons but I am unable to install them. How do you install icons on Ubuntu? ...
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How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow?

How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own set of images? With the images coming from a pictures folder, or pre-selected With the images displayed in order, or randomly With the ...
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How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now what do I do? Where else can I get these kinds of things?