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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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?
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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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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 ...
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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?