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Changing the menu bar font

So, I'm already using Ubuntu Tweak to change the font of my UI. There's options for everything there except for the bold title in the menu bar. It's still set to (what I assume is) Ubuntu bold, and ...
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Why use a bunch PNG's instead of one SVG in icon themes?

From what I've observed, one SVG file works perfectly to replace a bunch of PNG files (ie. using only nautilus.svg instead of 7 PNG's of different sizes) with out a loss of quality. Is there a ...
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Is there any alternative for gnome-appearance-properties?

gnome-appearance-properties is no more available in Gnome3 and newer. I want to change Background and Text colors of Windows, Input Boxes, Selected Items, etc. and customize Theme. Is there any ...
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How do I customize Wubi (like a LiveCD)?

I made an customized version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with my required software, but after customization, wubi.exe does not work. Any idea how to make it work again?
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How can i disable autohiding of the top panel in scribes?

I liked the scribes text editor very much. But the auto hiding feature of the top panel is annoying. How can I get rid of if. or Can i disable auto hiding of top panel in scribes?, How?
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Use image as panel background

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. In the good old days where customizing your Ubuntu had no limits it was no big deal to change the background of the panel to an image of your choice. How can i change the ...
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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How to show avatar and username (not only full name) on the login screen?

I used ubuntu tweak to change the login background, but I need these other things as well: Show username (not only full name) and avatar if possible, in the login screen Any ideas how to achieve ...
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Guide to Customizing Ubuntu VM

I am running a Ubuntu (12.04) vm using VM Player. My question is a two parter. 1) Is it possible for me to customize the vm so that I only get a terminal and gui support. (will sometimes use ...
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What dangers can come from using packages like janitor,compiz?

As I look around on askubuntu I frequently see that programs intended for ubuntu are suggested not to be used because they could break Ubuntu. Such as janitor,compiz and I am sure there are also ...
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Change color of Date and Weather app in Ubuntu 12.04 & Mate

I have recentely installed Ubuntu 12.04 and as I am a truly Gnome 2 lover I also switched from Unity to Mate. The font color of the Weather/Date applet is barely visible so I was wondering how I can ...
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How to get Ubuntu Server installed from Ubuntu Minimal?

Once I install Ubuntu minimal, then I have option to customize it the way I want. I can either use it as such with the terminal mode, Make it ubuntu desktop by apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Make it ...
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where are the configuration file for setting login screen, grub background and other customizeables?

I'm looking to customize different aspects of ubuntu and really don't know where to start any help will be appreciated.
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Change hotkey volume indicator

Im using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome shell everything is fine, but I find a bit ugly the image used when I change the sound via fn keys: http://s15.postimage.org/xn01s5vsb/icon.png Is there any way to ...
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How do I revert updates/tweaks to get to a usable GUI?

I just installed 12.04 the other day and then ran into trouble upon restarting after installing updates. What I did before the problem occurred: I did not make many changes before this problem ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu boot up logo?

I am making a custom distribution, and have a question about the Ubuntu Logo with 5 dots displayed when booting up. The Ubuntu-Logo-Script in the /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntutext folder has the word ...
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How to build my custom Ubuntu using Minimal CD

I have downloaded the 30 mb minimal Ubuntu 12.04 iso file. I would like to customize it. I would like o have the following customizations: add Ubuntu desktop GUI with Unity. add essential software ...
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How to add applications and GUI to the minimal Ubuntu?

I would like to build a custom Ubuntu from the minimal Ubuntu version. I plan to use the 11.10 version. My question is, how to I add the basic necessary packages like networking, desktop, apt-get, ...
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How to make “Chameleonic Ambiance Script” select a lighter hue for dark wallpapers?

I just started using an amazing script that makes the default "Ambiance" theme use that selected color. More details can be found Here I find this really amazing. But with my wallpaper being as ...
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Customizing Ubuntu Mini Remix

I've been using Ubuntu for 2 years and now I want to make my own. I just decided to get the Ubuntu minimal iso for the core of my custom Distro ... but everything seems so confusing!!! could anyone ...
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How to change folder icon

I would like to change a folder icon to a .ico file How to do it ?
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How do I change the start up sound?

How do i change the start up background music in Ubuntu and can i add any customized music for startup? What are the various ways of setting this?
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How do I change the background color of the menu bar?

I'm trying to change the background color of the menu bar in Ubuntu but no luck. My current theme is Ambiance. I've tried to change the file named gtkrc in the Ambiance theme folder but no luck. ...
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Is it possible to reorder my workspaces?

Recently I found that on a macbook it is possible to drag the multiple desktops to change their order. The ideal solution would be to, while on the compiz Expo mode, be able to just drag and move a ...
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How do I set default view to 'list' in Nautilus file manager?

I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC. Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this? Linked Question (old)
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Customizing Texmaker

I use LaTeX a lot but I find quite obnoxious all the crappy files it leaves behind when you compile: .aux, .log... Fortunately TeXMaker has the option "clean" that deletes all of these. However, I ...
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Move desktop item titles to the side?

How can I move the titles of items on my desktop to the right side instead of the bottom like one can on OS X? Like this:
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Unable to set my own icon for launcher item in 12.04

I use the Faenza icon collection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with no issues. I decided to change my Gimp launcher icon, so I made my own (gimp-ak.png) and added it, and its appropriately sized derivatives, ...
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How can I remove wallpaper and use just one color background in the new Ubuntu 12.04?

In the new ubuntu 12.04 can we have no wallpaper, just one plain background color? In all the hundreds of systems I have know it is very easy to set a plain black background. Why is ubuntu doing this ...
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How to change the order of scopes in a lens?

I recently installed 12.04, and have started to to fiddle around with lenses. I've installed two scopes for the music lens: Spotify and Grooveshark. It seems to me that the current scope display ...
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How do you assign an icon to a specific program or window in the panel?

I am trying to complete an icon theme and I cannot seem to find out how to install custom icons. Rather, there are certain windows that I cannot find the icon names for. All of the others have been ...
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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry ...
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How to remove the reflection in Docky?

I don't like the reflections on the dock when in 3D mode. If find it hard to see the indicators of what's running. Could someone give me steps on how to do it and how to undo it (just incase I don't ...
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Is there a basic guide to creating themes in Burg?

I have a basic theme idea I'd like to create in burg. I can find some information about customizing existing themes in burg, but not a basic tutorial that shows you how to create your own unique ...
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How to fix missing GPG keys?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I added some repo and when apt-get update i got missing gpg key. Following command seems to doesn't work for me: apt-get update 2> /tmp/keymissing; for key ...
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How do I stop Unity from remembering search history?

Is it possible to stop Unity from remembering the past search history? If I search for "settings" and then close and reopen the unity dash, the word "settings" is still in the search bar. I want to do ...
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How can I customize Vim for web development and programming?

I tried already to find something for my question in [askubuntu.com] , but nothing was answering my needs. So, what i want is build vim as a very powerful and useful editor for html,css, javascript, ...
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Fix messed up themes in 12.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 and lots of the themes I have look messed up. They either have black backgrounds where it should be white or the text becomes white to match the backgrounds, ...
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Keyboard layout switch custom shortcut keys [closed]

How to change keyboard layout switching shortcut keys to Shift+⌘ (Apple command key)? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Mac keyboard. There is no Apple command key in Keyboard Layout Options. When I try ...
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How to change the icon size and default behaviour of Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 11.10?

Im having a peculiar problem with Ubuntu Software Center. See this Image. It will explain you the problem.
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How to remove “Search and launch”?

Is it possible to remove the "Search and launch" whateveritis from my "desktop"? I've actually tried both Desktop and Netbook modes, but it stays there in both of them. I'm not afraid of editing files ...
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How to change desktop theme periodically

Is it possible change desktop theme In each hour
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Starting compiz from the command line

I am making a custom session (using .xsession) and I want to use compiz. When I use the compiz or compiz --replace command in the .xsession and also using "recovery console" option, it seems to not ...
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How to add a custom shape in the beginning of terminal command-prompt?

I have seen a lot of terminal with sweet shape in the beginning of terminal command-prompt, like this: and i want to add a shape like this : .....____________________ , ,__ ....../ ...
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How do I modify existing themes in 12.04?

Is there any way to modify the theme that comes with Ubuntu 12.04? It was possible with Ubuntu 10.x. I wonder why they removed the basic customization. Are there any improvements in this area for ...
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Where can I download MyUnity visual?

There is a MyUnity version that can tweak the unity desktop in a visual way like so My unity visual Youtube video). In the myunity PPA and the homepage, there is no beta / alpha download option. ...
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No animation options showing in CompizConfig Settings Manager

This is what my "Animations" option looks like in CCSM: It was working fine before. Then I installed Macbuntu, didn't like it and then uninstalled it. After that it hasn't worked. How to get the ...
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How can I add more wallpapers?

How do I increase the amount of wallpapers that appear on the menu for customizing the desktop with my backgrounds in 11.10? I added more images to the respective folder in /usr/share/background as ...
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no ui or default configuration found? [closed]

I created a custom Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 desktop based distro using remastersys, but whenever I try to boot using the iso file in vmware, it shows this error : no ui or default configuration found I've ...
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Build a custom Ubuntu based distribution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make my own customized Ubuntu version? I am working on making a custom Ubuntu 11.10 based distro.(64 bit) I am adding non open source packages, replacing ...