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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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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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 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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desktop wallpaper changer

After updating to ubuntu 13-10 on both my Dell inspiron desktop as well as samsung netbook,the desktop wallpaper changer /appearance settings vanished from my ubuntus.Was the support removed.Although ...
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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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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 can I change the appearance of an icon?

Just installed Ubuntu 13.10 I am new to ubuntu OS. I did number 31, Google Services Launcher, of this page: What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available? I'm just trying to do some things ...
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Dropbox folder is not showing in upper toolbar Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Dopbox using it's site: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx But after installation dropbox folder hasn't appeared in upper toolbar. But syncing my files. HELP!
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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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How can I fix my desktop background setting?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed gnome3 out of curiosity a few days back, from then my desktop background just went black. It won't change no matter what I do. I removed gnome completely and ...
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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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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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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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2 Alt tab selection styles Ubuntu 12.04

So i have 2 alt tab styles at the same time, and it is annoying. As i cannot take a screenshot of this moment here is a video record: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ3F2CTSlAM what could issue this ...
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How to reset (GTK?) color scheme?

Ubintu 12.04, Xfce 4.8, openbox-3.5.0-2ubuntu2. I noticed that some applications have toolbars with a solid black background. I tried to reset it using "Settings Editor" but didn't find necessary ...
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Appearance disappeared from system settings

The appearance icon has disappeared from the system settings so it is impossible to change wallpaper / theme / launcher icon size. I have got Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and have updated the software ...
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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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Can I change the LXDE appearance from a css or similar type of file? If yes, which file?

I'm experimenting with Ubuntu on my android tablet using the Complete Linux Installer app. I'm using a light image of Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE and Openbox. I'm trying to personalize the theme. I ...
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Modify this one single thing in unity

I'd like to change the shortcuts on the left when you navigate through Nautilus, especially the "Places" part. I'd like to personalize my home, you know :( I'v looked with Dconf Editor and Compiz ...
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enlarge/zoom everything?

Is there anyway to simply enlarge everything? with higher resolution screens everything becomes so tiny, I managed to increase font size with advanced settings, but that only can go so far before ...
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Windows cursor for 12.04

I am looking for a cursor that is similar to that for Windows 7. Really I don't mind the default one but the 'hand' with the pointing finger is annoying me. Is there a simple way to get rid of the ...
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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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How to reverse colors for the current window in gnome shell?

I dislike that most websites use a black font on white background for their sites, as it gets too tiresome for me to read. Back in the days of 11.04, using Gnome2 with compiz, there actually was a ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 appearance problem

I have problems with ubuntu theme. Here is some screenshots: PAC manager Chrome context menu I tried reset unity, but it is not working alexey@Maka:~$ unity --reset & [1] 2860 alexey@Maka:~$ ...
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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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Improve GUI appearance of Wine applications

In many cases Windows programs run ok in Wine, but there is still the annoying problem of their appearance. How to make things look better in Wine, especially fonts? P.S. feel free to edit this ...
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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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Launcher behaving strangely

Normally, when I change the wallpaper, Launcher used to adapt to the hue of the new wallpaper. But now, the Launcher's hue remains grayish irrespective of the wallpaper's colour. Moreover, I now ...
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Can not change any appearance option

After reboot I lost every personal apperance setting and I can not change anything. I use System Settings > Appearance. I can not change theme, icon size, enable workspaces. I also can not change ...
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Desktop background color applied but not working

Applied one of the background color from Appearance >> Colors and Gradients but still my desktop background remains Black, Why it is? What I should do?
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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 to make the emerald theme the theme that it uses all the time?

I installed a new hope theme, I have done it an another way I installed the theme file into emerald. Then I pressed alt f2 then pressed emerald replace. How do I set the emerald theme as the one that ...
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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 tea parent 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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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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Why does my Xubuntu LibreOffice looks 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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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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“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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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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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 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 ...