I just uninstalled all cairo dock related stuffs from my ubuntu 13.10 using 'purge remove' and now my present graphics(colors and stuff) are way different from my default(when I installed it). Can someone please explain what shall I do to bring it back to default settings.

  • Try unity --reset - and could you possible post a screens-hot of your desktop? This might also be a theme issues. Meaning you need to set it to default. Right click > change background and below the images you can set it to the theme of your choice – blade19899 Feb 16 '14 at 12:13
  • but only high contrast theme is showing, so can u tell me how to restore default theme. – lijo Feb 16 '14 at 12:36
  • To reset the theme to the default one question has already been answered, and can be found here: askubuntu.com/a/194922/36315 – blade19899 Feb 16 '14 at 12:43
  • Thanks worked, but it is not the default ambiance theme. It is kind of grey and boxy. – lijo Feb 16 '14 at 13:02
  • Are u using gnome? or unity? or something else? – blade19899 Feb 16 '14 at 13:21

Yep, search for software and updates then click on additional drivers you will see a list there. Choose the driver you want.

  • Thanks that worked, but how to restore the default ubuntu theme ? – lijo Feb 16 '14 at 12:41

To reset the theme open terminal Ctrl+Alt+t and use

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme ''

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme ''

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme ''
  • After run this command logout and login back. – Gary Wheadon Feb 16 '14 at 12:44
  • Thanks worked but it is not the default ambiance theme. – lijo Feb 16 '14 at 12:53

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