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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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?