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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 create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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How to change the icon of an aplicatication at the LxPanel on Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened, its icon gets bigger then the LxPanel and all the another ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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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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Is there a way to theme the ubuntu apps / browser on 14.04

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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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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how to install new Theme for Ubuntu Customization

I am customizing the ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition for my project work and I want to install new GUI look or theme in customization. How can I inbuilt a new theme for Distro and make it as default theme. ...
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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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How to manage tray icons in Gnome 3?

The short: In Gnome 3, is there a way to make specific legacy tray icons either not appear at all or be hidden? The longer: I use two programs that put icons in the legacy system tray: Spotify and ...
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Add custom button with Gtk or Qt on ubuntu login screen

i'm currently working on custom ubuntu distro for local use only. I need to create a custom button on ubuntu login screen. I don't know where to start, how to edit ubuntu login screen? the button, for ...
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Is Ubuntu Mobile easily customizable?

I want to know if Ubuntu Mobile can be modified such as with different icons, menus bars and tweaks that change the way it might came from the factory and make it more "mine", like this Cinnamon Elune ...
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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Customize Ubuntu Login Screen

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server on which I installed Xubuntu desktop. I have some users in the server out of that I would like to set a user as a default user. How can I customize the login screen ...
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How to Customize a ubuntu install CD and (not a liveCD) create a new ISO for PXE boot?

My requirement is as below. I would first install ubuntu 12.04 on a rack server using an ISO image. Install certain packages like kvm, openvswitch etc:-. I should be able to repackage everything to ...
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Creating Icon Themes Gnome 3

I want to keep all the icons included in the gnome 3 icon theme "Ubuntu mono-dark" except the icons which appear when I alter the brightness or sound using fn keys. I haven't found any tutorial about ...
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Can I customize only an application's indicator icon?

Can I change this Easystroke icon: but not change this one? I'm interested the general answer for any application, not one that is specific to Easystroke.
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Which is the best place to get live wallpapers for compiz?

I checked on Askubuntu for links to sites offering live wallpapers but got none. Gnome-art doesn't seem to have any (or for that matter I haven't been able to locate them). Where will I get good free ...
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How to add custom string to menu bar in 12.04?

I'd like to know how I can add a String to the menu bar. The string would contain a percentage that would be hourly updated using a script.
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Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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How do I convert .ani file into Ubuntu native extension?

I have a cursor pack for Windows which I would like to use with Ubuntu. But I see the Cursor directory of Ubuntu has extensionless files. Can I convert .ani animations to Ubuntu native cursors?
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Creating a bootable CD based on Ubuntu Server

Note: bootable here refers to an Installation CD, not to the El Torito bootable CD standard if narrowly construed, or to a Live CD if widely construed. What tools exist to create a bootable CD ...
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Customizing cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.10

How do you customize the windows of cinnamon, Ubuntu tweak does not work, and CCSM does not work, how can i customize cinnamon,exept the theming in settings ?
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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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Spark client customization

I need a detailed guide for building a customized Spark client installation package for Ubuntu 12.04 32 and 64 bit. Source code : http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/source.jsp Objective: ...
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Chrome OS-style Display Manager

This is what the login screen looks like on Chrome OS. Is there anyway to make the login screen look similar to this, or any display manager which I can customise to look like this?
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do-release-upgrade and TLP (and other optimizations)

So it is that time again. The time to do a release upgrade because the latest version is reaching it's EOL. This time it's a bit different though. This time I've got a laptop which I've optimized ...
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How to customize the Ubuntu calendar background color?

How can I customize Ubuntu calendar colors? I would like to have current date color, yellow or orange, possibly without installing anything, just editing a configuration file, Any suggestions?
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Custom Ubuntu CD : show a custom message

I am building a custom Ubuntu CD using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization, I use preseed to customize the installation, but I have to display a message before the installation ...
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Customize Recent Documents List. E.g. to not show photos

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in the classic mode. "Places" drop-down menu has "Recent Documents" at the bottom, but it fills up with photos whenever I simply look at them with Gnome image viewer. I only ...
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Dolphin: Any already-done sound customizations?

Like, obviously it should go "iki-iki-iki" and "splash" etc when you open folders and whatnot. I am absolutely 100% sure that would remain amusing and not get old and annoying ever at all so has ...
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How do I generate a list of packages added since installation

A number of useful pages show how to generate a list of all installed packages, eg How do I generate a package download list? Is there a way to restrict the generated list to those I have added since ...
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Icon for customized ubuntu iso?

When making customized ubuntu with ubuntu-builder, how can I change the icon of the Iso, so when Iso is burned on to the DVD, DVD would have my icon?
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rsyslog custom severity names

I am using rsyslog to log messages from multiple remote machines onto a central hub. The setup is working as intended and all is well, however, I would like to normalize the output. The different ...
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Customizing Unity for custom live CD

So now I know how I can create my custom live CD (using ubuntu customization kit), I have added teamviewer and virtualbox to my custom image and I was even able remove the "try ubuntu" dialog by ...
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lubuntu livecd customization

i wish to create a livecd with ubuntu where i want minimal lubuntu desktop with ubiquity installed. I am struggling hard to create a livecd with 'uck'. I have downloaded ubuntu-min-remix-12.04. Can ...
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Create a 13.04 distro/remix (installable) based on current system installation

I want to create a distro based on my current Ubuntu installation Basically i added custom plymouth animation, some packages like Oracle Java 7 and some tweaks and themes with ubuntu and gnome ...
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Can I customize ubuntu for my Huawei Ascent Mate as host OS

I want to know if I can customize or install ubuntu on my huawei ascend mate having all lastest specifications.
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Trouble with libreoffice impress custom animation

HeyIn libreoffice impress ,if make some change in custom animation ,its shows me desired ouput with animation but once I close that file after saving it ,the animation doesn't shows up.So,I have to do ...
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How to create my own apps repo for my customize ubuntu

I see many of new linux distro especially that is based on ubuntu like pear linux and many more create their own repo for their apps like ubuntu ,main,universe,multiverse and restricted repo.so i want ...
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Removing the glass style buttons on unity-launcher

I want to remove the unity "glass" buttons in the unity launcher. I have found the (image) files for them but I'm wondering if deleting them will mess-up the entire launcher?
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How to install Ubiquity into a Live CD installation image?

I am trying a create a small Ubuntu installation ISO image. I am using a tool called Ubuntu-Builder. To make the final ISO as small as possible, I have decided to use Ubuntu Mini Remix. It is a small ...
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Using custom desktop

I don't want my desktop to be a folder. I would much prefer to write myself an application, or at least an html to handle drawing (animation, events) of my desktop background. I want to know whether I ...
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error change Lightdm to GDM in my custom livecd ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work

i'm change lightdm to gdm in my custom livecd, and when booting doesn't autologin. and when change back to lightdm my custom livecd already running normal. any suggestion?
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How to customize the installation background color?

How do I customize the background color during the installation? I know the boot screen is to modify the plymouth, but I don't know where to customize the background color during the text-based ...
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Scribes text editor toolbar too small

Is there a way to increase the size of the toolbar in Scribes? My font/resolution setup results in the toolbar being tiny making it very hard to see the icons.
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Finding polar clock, weather, and CPU desklets, and default titlebar in Cinnamon

Does anyone know how to set up Cinnamon like in these images? This one shows a polar clock and Calendar, temperature, and system information as desklets. I can't find any of these in the desklets ...