Today after reboot I got my appearance changed, everything: Icons, Fonts and etc. except cursors. Tweak tools I tried like Ubuntu Tweak, Gnome Tweak Tool, Unity Tweak Tool don't work, I couldn't change and apply the visual theme by using them.

I found this post and partially solved the issue. Ubuntu 14.04.01 - Unity Tweak Tool doesn't change theme and font settings

Now I have weird window header and some fonts and elements. It is still got from another theme. In header it concerns control (min/max/close) buttons, gradient and shadow of top panel and Wi-Fi, sound, language switcher icons. Also after reboot all the changes I make disappear(.

Does anybody know how to make GUI completely apply the theme and make it persistent?

This is the theme I would like to work. (Unfortunately download link is broken). http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/04/lubuntu-box-theme-0-45-unity-support

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You can try this commands in terminal. Any of these command can solve your problem.

If something has been changed in compiz window manager (ccsm), this command will reset compiz.

dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

If you have more than one window managers then you can try this command to make compiz your default window manager

compiz --replace

If unity is the reason of problem, you can reset unity too with this command

unity --reset

Hope this commands can solve your problem.

  • compiz --replace did the trick!
    – 4xy
    Feb 15, 2016 at 21:59
  • You are most welcome.. :-)
    – Ryko
    Nov 24, 2016 at 18:12

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