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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Lubuntu Mac Appearance

I have lubuntu installed on my old Compaq Presario v5000 computer and it runs nicely for a lightweight OS, but I would like to have a Mac OS X style appearance. I tried this tutorial but it didn't ...
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Why only three themes are available in Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 desktop version. In system Appearance setting I can see three themes installed viz. Ambiance, Radiance, and High Contrast. While under /usr/share/themes directory, I can see ...
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setting global font scaling (which will affect menu bars, editors, such as gvim) [duplicate]

I remember setting something that affected the font size in GUI elements such as menu bars as well as text areas in editors (such as the default font setting in gvim). I tried to look into the ...
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Change color of Ubuntu MATE 15.10

As it seems the color green is default color of Ubuntu MATE. Highlighted text is in green, bars are in green, etc... How do I change it to something other?
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Change “Ubuntu Desktop” on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I would like to ask if I can change the "ubuntu desktop" text with a single ubuntu (or any other) icon. Thanks in advance!
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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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Screen is magnified and I can't change the display options

I have installed Ubuntu 32 bit onto my PC but as soon as I booted PC the screen is magnified and I am not able to look at all the display options. What are the shortcut keys to change appearance / ...
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Options are missing in the system settings>apperance> behaviour in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

0 down vote favorite I want the window title options to be sticked on the window like windows instead of sticking on the main top of the screen. I am not finding any options to do that. The image ...
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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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Bookshelf - Bookcase desktop appearance for Ubuntu

Is there some real 3D Bookshelf-Bookcase appearance desktop and folder and files manager to Ubuntu? There was an operating system with this appearance in some PCs, before Windows 95. Is there ...
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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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Internet Text & Ubuntu Menu Text Color variegated - hard to read

I'm a new user to linux/ubuntu and I have just installed the ubuntu 14.04 version. The drop-down menu text and the internet texts appear to be orange/red and fade/mix-up randomly. Sometimes texts ...
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Gnome tweak tool can't set theme for window ubuntu

Anyone know how I can set the window theme to Ultra flat? I can't find it on the drop down -> example. as you can see. the atom window is not updating
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Ubuntu 15.04 serious problem,please help

I recently upgraded to 15.04 and I don't know if this is a new feature or what but my system settings looks like a bad mobile phone crossover. When trying to reach any other settings, such as sound ...
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Screen tear or I don't know what to call it when using chrome

I rarely posts question but well this has been bugging me since i started using Ubuntu 14.04, of course previously I was using Win8.1 without any issues. My screen has a tear when using chrome which ...
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Hide systray davmail icon in Icon Only taskmanager

How do I hide the icon from davmail from the KDE4 Icon Only taskmanager's system tray?
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Installed the Arc Theme, it doesn't look right

I just installed the Arc Theme, however it doesn't look right. As you can see here, mine looks completely different and looks like it's missing textures and other things: Whereas the normal theme ...
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Ubuntu colors changed

Something tells me that I hit a keyboard shortcut I'm not aware of, but many of my colors changed. The icons in the upper-right (wifi, b/t, time, etc) are now white, along with the text at the top of ...
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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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Some windows looks weird (no theme applied?)

I use Xubuntu (xfce) with Numix theme. Everything works fine except some windows like VLC or Clementine. Top windows are displayed right, bottom windows not. How so? Do you know what might be the ...
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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Strange see-through pane on top of everything

I have just suddenly noticed that there is a strange see-through pane that goes on top of everything, there is not way to move it, close it, or move anything in front of it, it looks like this: So, ...
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How can i make ubuntu look like this?

I just recently got Ubuntu and wanted to customize it just or if possible exactly like my friends. Here is what my fiends desktop looks like. Basically all I want is my icons to be at the top and to ...
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What is the name of the top bar? [duplicate]

I often have to write bug reports where I have to talk about something in connection with the top bar in Ubuntu, but this is rather difficult, because I simply do not know what to call it... So really ...
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Corrupted GTK3? Appearance has changed

Somehow I managed by working in home folder to damage the look of applications. I partially moved my older home folder from another computer where users was named differently. Everything looks this ...
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Stop windows appearing off screen

I have a dual set up with two screens running Ubuntu 14.04.02. Whenever I turn on the PC from lock or suspended mode, some windows are placed outside the two screens. I am aware that I can move them ...
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Google Chrome's address bar has doubled in size. How can I fix this?

With recent updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, Google Chrome has changed in appearance such that its address bar has doubled in size. You can see Chrome on the left side and Firefox on the ...
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In-app menu display settings modification

I would like to modify the way the menu is displayed so that the the program in image 1 is displayed as in image 2, all the time without having to hover the mouse above it. So that this: changes to ...
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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 transparent-ish edges. Can I do this ...
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Why does my Xubuntu LibreOffice look 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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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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How to remove red lines in the top right corner of a window in KDE?

Here is a screenshot of what I want to remove (small red lines), but I can't find out how.
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Guake: Can I change the appearance of the tab bar

I'm running Guake 4.3 in Ubuntu 12.04, and the tab bar is taking up a sizeable chunk of the bottom of the screen. I'd much prefer something more minimal, with height just bigger than the text and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome disable / hide AppMenu

Lately, I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a virtual box to check it out, I am new to Gnome 3 and I was not comfortable with the stanard behaviour of it. I wanted it to be more Gnome2-ish, but I like ...
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Menu title and button scaling ubuntu 14.04

I'm having issues with the overall appearance of my ubuntu 14.04 desktop. The main issue is in the scaling of menus, windows and text throughout the OS. I've adjusted the basic display settings but I ...
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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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package similar to pear os in ubuntu which minimizes screen when pointer goes to left corner of the screen

those who have used pear os might be knowing when pointer goes to upper left corner of the screen all opened windows get minimized is there any program or package similar to that in ubuntu.
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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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Ubuntu dock icons show as black and white, it doesn't look right

My Ubuntu Looks Like This: Why are the icons showing up as black and white?
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Everything looks grainy and low res

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Touchsmart Pavilion laptop. Everything looks lower res than it did in Windows, not just the fonts, but the video playback in VLC and eveything in my web ...
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Strange Menu Bar

More often than not, when I boot into Ubuntu, the menu bars are completely white and non-transparent. Many of the icons are different too. All my folders and jar files are also just white sheets of ...
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System Settings/ appearance

I upgrade the Ubunto from 12.04 to 14.04 and, I can not find the appearance in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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Font and theme changed

Suddenly, font and theme of ubuntu have changed. I don't really care about font, but theme is so ugly.Have a look: It's like windows 95! Anyone had similar problem, and is there a solution? ...
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Adobe Reader (acroread) 64 bit looks bad

I installed acroread on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with gdebi (also tried dpkg and via repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner"). The result looks bad. For example the open-dialog is ...
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Appearance option in System Settings suddenly gone

Recently, volume and sound stopped working. Soon after I lost the ability to go into System Settings other than through the console. Then many of my launcher icons vanished. Now my workspaces have ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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Brightness wont change

I tried changing the brightness but it won't dim or brighten using keys or going under applications, it just stays the same.
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A lot of `gtk-warnings` in terminal. Is this serious?

I had a lot of problems with my system and had to reinstall it. One of them was these very messages. After reinstalling the system and using the same icons, I get the warnings again and am wary of ...
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Just now installed ubuntu 13.10 i dont know how to get top task bar

please help me how to get top task bar in Ubuntu 13.10 i cant see that option in the setting
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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 ...