Can any one help me with this? I don't even know what is wrong. If it's gnome or GTK or whatever... All widgets look like crap.

I have Ubuntu 16 and it was working fine. I noticed it started to look weird like this after I followed this tutorial to make gnome support 24-bit color.

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  • Is gnome-settings-daemon running? It looks like your're using a different WM, and not running a standard gnome-session, so probable that things aren't getting set up properly, giving you the default windows-esque widget styling, rather than the properly themed styling. – dobey Sep 30 '17 at 2:46
  • the problem is with arc-theme... other themes work alright... whats up? – blue-dino Sep 30 '17 at 2:57
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    No idea. Sounds like a bug with that theme. Ask the theme author perhaps? – dobey Sep 30 '17 at 2:57

You have added the repository of gnome3 and have installed gnome3-staging and gnome3.

Run these commands to purge the repository.

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3
  • Will not this remove GNOME as well? Looks like OP wants to use GNOME desktop. – Archisman Panigrahi Aug 5 '20 at 12:12

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