What do I use to change the theme in Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop the previous way through appearance icon is gone.

  • Please separate these into two different questions. – Marco Ceppi Jul 22 '11 at 19:12
  • Did you solve this issue? – pl1nk Jun 24 '12 at 13:48

11.04 with Unity: hit super + a and start typing appearance. It will come back with this:

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11.10 should be the same.

Alternatively you can go to the logout button, system settings and it will be under 'Personal`:

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I think I read in 11.10 this method have been moved elsewhere.

And to make sure it is installed. Open a terminal and type locate appearance. It should at least show a line with /usr/bin/gnome-appearance-properties. If not appearances is not installed and you could try Ubuntu Software Center to search for it. If it does type gnome-appearance-properties and see if that shows it.

  • Tried typing appearance after pressing the super key and it say's nothing found and I don't get the results you do in the picture. – chest069 Jul 22 '11 at 18:44
  • I clicked on the logout button and I am not offered a settings choice either. – chest069 Jul 22 '11 at 18:45
  • So any other thoughts? – chest069 Jul 22 '11 at 18:45
  • see my super + a edit. Can you try that too please? – Rinzwind Jul 22 '11 at 18:49
  • I pressed super + a and then typed appearance and still came up with nothing. I am still lost on this. – chest069 Jul 22 '11 at 18:52

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