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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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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How to disable/prevent standard user from accessing the appearance setting in 16.04 LTS

I have 50 plus PC running with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am planning to upgrade it to 16.04. How can I disable or prevent standard user from accessing or changing the wallpaper, icons, etc.. Any help ...
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How do I use the 15.10 menu in Ubuntu Studio in 16.04?

I have one PC with Ubuntu Studio upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 and another one with Ubuntu Studio 16.04 from the scratch. My foolish question is about the main menu appearance. Into the upgraded ...
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GUI vs Terminal Launch: Different look of applications

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04. When I launch gparted from GUI it looks like an "old windows 95" (or something like that) application, but when I type sudo gparted it has this Kubuntu look. I saw ...
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Hiding plus and dropdown icon Ubuntu 16.04 terminal

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 and liked it so far. The only thing that is bugging me is the plus and dropdown icon that appear in the terminal when you open multiple tabs, see screenshot below. ...
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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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removed appearance settings

After I had rebooted my computer (ASUS x751ma, Ubuntu 16.04) for some updates, all the appearance settings were removed and my desktop looked like the desktop in the Guest Session. All tries to ...
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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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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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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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Can't change Theme or Icons in Xubuntu 14.04

As said by another user in a similar post, I can't change the set of fonts, icons etc. in Settings/Appearance. I can reach the menu, but the window then freezes for a bit and shuts down after a few ...
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Suddenly jaggy appearance on Ubuntu 15.10

Look at this jaggy screen.I am currently using dual booted pc with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. Whenever I switch to Ubuntu, after some time of my work the entire pc screen gets covered with lot of ...
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Why is my desktop apperance not good?

My system appearance is not good. I would be appreciated if someone could help me. Update: Output of lspci | grep VGA: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express ...
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customise the appearance of the desktop screen

I came across this image of Ubuntu Desktop. Can somebody tell me how can I configure my desktop the same way? The image has the calendar on the top, some applets/widgets ?? on the right, which i ...
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How to Switch Top and Bottom Panel Bars in Ubuntu MATE

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE, and I am wondering if there is a way to simply switch the top and bottom panel bars. I want the bar with the 'Applications' menu and the task bar on the bottom, and ...
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Why I have a visual characters shadow?

Since a while I have noted a pale visual shadow behind all the characters in the screen. It seems something near a ghost behind the characters. I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and I can not to find any ...
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appearance of LibreOffice on Lubuntu

These problem is concerning only the appearance of LibreOffice on Lubuntu. I installed LO via the Software Centre of Lubuntu, but at the end there was a break (it was not finished). Later I tried to ...
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Can't change window header style in Ubuntu 14.04

Today after reboot I got my appearance changed, everything: Icons, Fonts and etc. except cursors. Tweak tools I tried like Ubuntu Tweak, Gnome Tweak Tool, Unity Tweak Tool don't work, I couldn'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 “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. I'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ubuntu....
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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?