UPDATED: I found that this happenes whenever I run the sudo -i nautilus command.

The Unity bar is changing colour without my request. I am not changing the background (I know it automatically adjusts to your wallpaper).

It is normally set to a dark orange which it gets from my wallpaper. But sometimes, it bugs out and switches to the default purple. This also messes up my conky configuration and creates a red background around the conky window (which is set to dock mode).

I was messing around and installed Gnome over top of Unity... and I've recently removed Gnome (not all of it though, login screen is still there for some reason) and I am wondering if the Gnome desktop change might have messed something up...

Here you'll see the way it should look.

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Here is what happens.
Note that the conky goes red, and the Unity bar goes purple... What can I do to troubleshoot this?

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You can try to set the launcher color to custom using the unity-tweak-tool.

Installation: sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
Open it, then under Unity -> Launcher -> Appearance you can set the color to Custom.

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    can you please explain installation process and instructions to changes suggested (it'd serve every one in a better way) May 22, 2017 at 15:00

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