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Change font colors in Grub2

I can't get the font colors to change at all; the only thing I've managed to accomplish is getting a custom background on the Grub screen. I tried grub-customizer but that doesn't work. I tried what ...
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How to install Mac buttons and scrollbars on 12.10?

I recently installed the mac theme for Ubuntu 12.10 from Noobslab. The installation went properly and I am now running the Mac theme. But I still don't have the scrollbars and buttons for Mac. This is ...
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Increase launcher and applet spacing on the Gnome Classic panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Gnome Classic. I added some launchers on the top panel, but they are placed too tightly (also take a look at separators, they aren't really separate anything): Can I ...
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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 Customize Ubuntu Bash to make it like Mint?

I love Linux Mint's bash customization. It includes both a color prompt and a quote displayed with ASCII art. Is it possible to have it in Ubuntu?
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How to create modified Kubuntu Live/Install DVD? [duplicate]

I want to modify Kubuntu LiveCD not only with changing wallpapers and desktop themes, but also with some packages, not included in official distribution, and some settings, such as alternatives for ...
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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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How can I create a “built-in” color scheme for GNOME Terminal?

GNOME Terminal has a few built-in color schemes: How can I add more to this list?
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Changing default dash view - 12.04 lts

I would like to know if it is possible to replace the default display of the dash from historical (last soft and files used) to list of installed software (second icon at the bottom of the dash ...
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Happy Medium between Ubuntu and Cinnamon?

I am very new to Linux distros and have been tinkering around. I'm currently using Cinnamon after a few weeks on Ubuntu's Unity. I really like Unity and I'm not too fond of Cinnamon, but I like the ...
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How to get a list of applications installed in Ubuntu dash?

In Gnome, we have applications grouped up based on their type (like - games, accessories, et al). But in Unity, we need to manually type in the Unity to get the App. Is there any keyword/utility to ...
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how to customize or replace ubuntu grub like openSUSE's grub?

I want to customize my grub like openSUSE like this, it have distro icon, have not wide highlight selection, etc I have been using grub customizer but still cannot produce like openSUSE's have. How ...
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How can I hide the text under the desktop icons?

I want to display the desktop icons without the text. I only have the Home and Trash icons on the desktop. Any sugestions?
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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as a ...
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How to change desktop background from command line in Unity?

I have a script that updates my desktop background every day with the NASA APOD. Since upgrading to 11.10, that script stopped working, presumably because I'm using gconftool-2 to actually update the ...
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Is it possible to change the behavior of close button?

Can I change the behavior of the close button so it won't close the application/window but merely minimize it? Similarly to the behavior in Mac OS X.. Edit: A nice workaround would be to change the ...
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Create a Live CD with Uck

I am trying to create a livecd using uck with Ubuntu 14.04.1 but when the iso is opened using uck the sources.list file has only 4 lines. Even if sources.list is manually edited if I try to install ...
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Radio Tray Unity panel icon color change

Thanks to the Linux Action Show I've discovered the awesome Radio Tray panel applet and am loving it. The only problem I have with it is that the icon is blue and everything else in my system tray is ...
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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Access harddisk from Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt

How do I access my hard disk from the Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt? The mounted file system is the Live CD's own system. I want to use it for installation of deb-packages stored at the local hard ...
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How can I make Ubuntu look like Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”?

I really like the simple look of Debian's interface. What desktop environment is it? Is it easy to replicate?
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Can't customize grub

A while ago my grub's background turned black. I'm not sure why. It kinda looks something like this: (except that it's grub 2 not this 1.98. whatever) I think this issue is related to installing ...
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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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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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Making a live CD of my ubuntu install

i want to make a CD of current ubuntu install. I wanna make a live CD/DVD that, when installed, install my custom system, while allowing the user to enter their details like password , use name, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection not working

I'm brand new to Linux so I thought I'd give it a shot for my gaming pc I just built, however it says the wired connection is not connected. When it is I really can't give out the terminal info ...
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Is there any way to speed up the default plymouth boot animation?

I have been following a number of different basic tutorials that tell you how to customise Plymouth splash screens by modifying the existing scripts and images, which has mostly been successful. ...
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launching apps that aren't showing up in the app finder (Xubuntu on VM)

I've been playing around with running different distros of Linux in VirtualBox on my iMac (OS 10.7.3). This is the first time I've used Linux so I basically don't know what I'm doing, and am learning ...
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Can i customize the password prompt window/box( to perform administrative tasks)?

Can i customize(change colors, the shape) the windows/boxes,that are shown below: Where those settings stored in CSS?
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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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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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How to customize the context menu in Nautilus?

From time to time I come to ideas of actions I'd like to have available in a menu which pops up when I right-click on files in Nautilus. How to add them there? Is there something like Thunar UCA ...
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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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Missing Python in LibreOffice organize macros menu

I have the LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 that comes with Ubuntu 13.04. The Tools-Macros-Organize macros menu only shows the LibreOffice Basic item. I assumed I would find also Python and other languages. This ...
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How to show ascii art at the top of the terminal when it's opened?

As you can see on this screeshot of Mik's Guake he have a statup message of ascii art when he opens it, and that's what I'd like to do, can someone help me?
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How to add the town name to the conky Harmattan configuration?

The conky configuration Harmattan displays information about the current state of the weather but it does not display the name of the city that the weather refers to. How can I add the name of the ...
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“Present Windows” desktop effect: set up two differently-configured versions bound to different hotkeys? (ignore minimized windows/not)

I want to set up set up two versions of the "Present Windows" desktop effect (ie, have each bound to a different hotkey), so that one uses the "ignore minimized windows" option and the other doesn't. ...
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burg returns to default after running “sudo update-burg”

I made 2 custom icons for the burg bootloader-1.A custom icon for Bodhi linux and 2.Gnome linux....I placed these images in the correct folders and changed their classes appropriately....I then start ...
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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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How to change desktop icon size?

This is my desktop, the icon is too big. I tried to use gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font "Ubuntu 9" but the it changes only font size of the desktop icons. I tried to use Compiz, ...
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Editing menus within XFCE

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I would like to customise it to my needs. Just for anxiety I would like to change the Menu Contents of " About XFCE " . I usually change names by editing ...
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I want to customize Live Ubuntu. I want to edit initrd.lz so that live user is guest

I want to customize Live Ubuntu. initrd.lz create Live User "ubuntu" with blank password as boot-on-fly. I want to edit initrd.lz so that live user it creates have same restriction as guest session. ...
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Docky sidebars not allowing full screen

Is there a way to remove sidebars in Docky, this is so irritating that it doesn't let the browser to use the full screen.
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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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Is there a way to theme the ubuntu apps / browser on 14.04 [closed]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 with a fresh install. I use an Telegram app. In 12.04 it was opening in Chrome, now in Ubuntu Browser (I think that's the name) with no problem except that it ...
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UCK Console/Package Manager Doesn't Appear

So i opened Ubuntu Customization Kit from the menu, set the preference to "install packages manually", chose Ubuntu Mini Remix ISO file, and clicked OK. The terminal window behind started to run its ...
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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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Is there a way to enable window borders in 14.04? [duplicate]

Window borders have been disabled in Ubuntu 14.04 by default. This can be distracting when there are overlapping console windows. Is there a way to enable them, and if so, how?
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Make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language Can you help me please