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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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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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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Problems with unity appearence

Maybe the appearance window is completely messed up. Until yesterday i wasn't able to change the desktop background. After trying unity --reset, the desktop background was changeable but now themes ...
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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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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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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 adjust text color, contrast in ALL system features & apps?

Why is there no system directory where a person might access all system utilities, like background, text size, color, etc. Must I download a separate utility for everything?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change Empathy appearance in 12.10?

Since I updated to Quantal, I cannot modify Empathy's appearance. In particular, I want Empathy to shows just the names and status icons of my contacts, without avatars and other stuff. In the ...
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How to make popup volume bar linear instead of pixely box?

I used to have a nice sleek-looking linear popup volume slider bar like this: Now I have a pixelly volume slider box whenever I change the volume on my keyboard: How do I change my pop-up ...
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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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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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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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After installing many new fonts, web fonts became ugly

After installing many new fonts (without caring or writing the installed fonts somewhere), my web fonts became ugly. Here's a picture: Look, for example, at the bold fonts of the titles, and at the ...
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Why gnome 3 doesn't appear on login screen?

GNOME 3 doesn't appear on Login Screen. Appears only Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D. Any idea? I have Ubuntu 12.04 I installed GNOME 3 correctly.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...