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Desktop forgets theme?

I reinstalled my Ubuntu box with 10.10 (after my dabbing of 11.04 turns out to be a futile experience). The box is clean. I install the typical packages (Google Chrome, Dropbox, build-essentials, ...).

However, now whenever I login into GNOME. The GNOME panels and decorations look weird. They don't like they have the ambience theme on. Even if I choose the Ambience theme of Ubuntu, the theme is not applied.

Currently my desktop looks very ugly. All I want is my default Ubuntu looks back.

marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Apr 11 '11 at 12:21

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Try to use another window manager, like emerald.

Type sudo apt-get install emerald to install the emerald window manager.

After installing it type emerald --replace to replace your current window manager.

I hope this helped you, Daniel

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