Questions tagged [appearance]

Questions that relate to the appearance of Ubuntu. If the question relates to a comprehensive changing of appearance please use the themes tag.

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dark mode does not set prefers-color-scheme to dark

screenshot of my settings, showing UI is dark-mode, and dark-mode is chosen: Here is a simple code snippet showing that dark mode is not set in the browser. This example is from Chrome, but dark mode ...
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Strange looking dock with Dash-to-Dock

I edited configuration files with DConf Editor to make the dock look better in /org/gnome/shell/extension/dash-to-dock, and it was fine, nothing wrong, but some day ago I discovered gnome extension ...
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Geary appearance configuration

Is possible for Geary appearance configuration? For example border with shadow around message window is not so nice for me. If so, where? Some terminal config file? Or just via GIT and build? Thanks.
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How do I change the appearance of the right click menu? Ubuntu 20.04.03

After installing dconf editor I started to tinker in "dash-to-dock" to change the dock position within the dconf editor. I noticed the change in the appearance of right click menu. Earlier ...
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Applications menu page indicator dots overlap the right-hand side dock

when i dock the favorite icons bar to the right-hand side of the screen (just my preference), it will awkwardly cover the page indicator "dots" for the Show Applications menu which stay on ...
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How to adjust a background wallpaper?

Windows used to have a feature to fill, tile, center, stretch etc. a wallpaper to set in the background. I recently set a wallpaper as the background image of my Ubuntu desktop, however by default it ...
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Bad aliasing for red

I am using Ubuntu 18.4, XFCE, and a new monitor. While the monitor seems to work fine in windows, and in Linux for most purposes, it does something that I do not understand with the anti-aliasing for ...
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Mouse navigation showing some white page symbols

I selected Large Text option in seeing of Universal Access in Ubuntu settings. After selecting it, whenever I move my mouse, it is showing some small blank page symbols floating along with mouse. It ...
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Changed characters in Chromium

In the screenshot you can see side by side comparison between chromium and chrome. The settings are identical and I've already tried Reset settings enter image description here
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Icons are uncentered in taskbar buttons in Lxpanel

I use Lxpanel 0.10.1 on Ubuntu 21.04. The taskbar is set to show icons only, but as seen below the icons are not centered in the buttons, but displaced to the left. Is there any way to make then ...
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20.04 does not change windows colors after upgrade

I can't change window color under appearance option control panel, the 3 options are difficult to select, and if selected, does not have any effect on appearance. I just upgraded from 18.04
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Is there any way to turn off Dark mode for some specific apps in ubuntu 20.04?

I have turned on Dark mode for my system and i loved it but there are some apps in which I want it in light mode. Is there any way to get the system in dark mode and some specific apps in light mode ?
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How to restore nautilus 20.04 appearance

I was playing around setting-> appearance-> Window colors that changed the nautilus appearance to an old version. I was happy with the new look. Is it possible to restore that?
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Increase the font size of the floating language panel

I'm looking to increase the font size only for the floating language panel (for selecting characters in non-European fonts). I don't want my main default font larger, but I do want to see more detail ...
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White text on white background for some system windows

I have a problem with some windows, usually install wizards, which display a white text on a white background. See for example the EULA of the attached picture, unreadable. I tried changing themes, ...
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Gnome theme rejects Dark Theme selections, shows dark version but quickly switches back to light theme version on selection

Fresh install with Gnome, got the themes how I wanted them (dark) then suspended the system and woke it back up to find that it was no longer in the dark variant of whatever theme I had selected, and ...
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Grub Customizer appearance settings not working

I tried using Grub Customizer to change the theme of my Grub, I made changes in the Appearance Settings tab of the application. After restarting my laptop it appears that no changes were made to the ...
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The appearance of various programs has changed to look old-fashioned [duplicate]

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal A member of the openshot team was helping me fix a problem and suddenly all the graphics went to ...
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Customise window border for Chromium Ubuntu

I have Chromium browser running on my ubuntu machine, having switched from Chrome because I wanted the native min-max-close buttons in the integrated title bar (Chromium has, Chrome currently doesn't)....
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Fonts have blue shadows in ubuntu 20.04

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 (Linux kernel 5.4.0.26-generic), in my desktop from a USB disk. After installing nvidia driver version 450, all fonts in the system have blue shadows. See the ...
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How to open System Settings>Appearance with command line

How to open System Settings>Appearance with terminal? i.e., what is the right command for that? I try gnome-control-center appearance, but it does not work as it is not one of the panels in gnome-...
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Right click menu and calendar are still white even after enabling the dark mode

I enabled global dark mode from settings which should make everything dark, but still the right click menu and calendar are white. I don't want to install any additional unofficial themes just to ...
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how to disable Application Menu in top bar in 20.04? [duplicate]

In the past there used to be an option in Settings->Appearance->Behavior to toggle between using the Application Menu in the top menu bar and a window-specific menu button. In 20.04, I don't see that ...
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How do I dim inactive windows

Back in the Unity days, there was a Compiz setting where you could force inactive windows to dim. I frequently work with two monitors and multiple windows open and it regularly happens that I start ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Can't find basic application menu on the dock and appearance menu in settings

Application menu which is usually found on the leftmost bottom containing all the system and installed applications is missing after the update. The theme is by default set to bright white one and ...
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Weird context menu behavior with multiple displays

The picture pretty much summarizes it: Instead of popping up at the top panel, context menus appear where my main display's boundary is. I'm under Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
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GNOME 3 active button color [duplicate]

the active button border is so thin I can barely see it (see attached image). Is there a way to change this to a thicker border or to a fully colored active button?
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Automatically resize windows when new windows are opened

I want my desktop to automatically resize all the windows I have open. So If I have one window open and open a second then the windows will be shown side by side and if a third one is opened then it ...
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White dialog windows in dark theme, Ubuntu 19.04

After upgrading to 19.04 I've noticed that some dialog windows are still white even while using a dark theme (Adwaita-dark in my case). Is there any way to make these windows dark like the rest of ...
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Two downloads of Ubuntu Alternative Installer look different (but have same SHA256). How?

I am trying to use the Ubuntu Server "alternative installer". I downloaded it from this url: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/18.04.2/release/?_ga=2.146670386.784411243.1560122924-141056204....
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS highlight color for dialog buttons is too little visible

In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS it's so difficult to see which button is the current selection in a dialog window, because it's too little visible the color highlight. Using the mouse it's easy, but moving ...
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How to get a .png of the Desktop background "color"

In Ubuntu 16.04 settings, you can go to Appearance > Colors & Gradients > and select a 'plain' color to be the Desktop background. I like the color choices of 16.04 and want to use the same color ...
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Some app icons in Ubuntu Dock are black & white [duplicate]

I don't know how to name this issue. So I decide to share a screenshot. Is it something serious? I am freaking out. Can you guys help me resolve the issue?
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How to reset whole a appearance (Gnome)?

I installed many different themes and icons. Now I want to bring the appearance of the desktop and the login window as it was before. How to do it?
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Increase the highlighted button bezel thickness (GNOME)

Is there any way to increase the visibility (e.g. thickness, contrast or colour) of bezel that surrounds the highlighted (aka selected) button in gnome window? TBH sometimes it is barely visible in ...
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Add different configuration of mate as a new desktop environment

I'm setting up public Ubuntu computers for my school and I'd like to make it so that the user can choose what the mate desktop will look like when logging in, like when choosing which DE to use. I'd ...
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Light and dark themes disappeared without any apparent reason

As described. I used light and dark default ubuntu desktops themes since years ago and now they disappeared without any reason. If I go to settings appearance they do not appear on the "theme" list ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 default theme loads first before my custome theme

On startup the login screen will be purple instead of my wallpaper and after login the panel color and launcher as well as the wallpaper will be the default purple theme for a second until it loads my ...
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How do I maximize windows behind Ubuntu dock?

I would like to make maximized windows reach behind the launcher (or dock), to improve appearance. Currently items can reach behind it, but not when using the maximize option. As you can see the ...
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Is the desktop gradient gone in 18.04?

I cannot figure out how to make a desktop gradient in 18.04 (upgraded from 16.04, and there it was simply in the settings, but seems to be gone in 18.04 :-(( THANKS!
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18.04 LTS - Fourth button on titlebar

I have suffered this weird button for a few days. It is really annoying to use customized icon themes (default one is fine). Does anyone know what this is? I want to remove it.
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How to make Ubuntu feel more "integrated"?

This screenshot shows different apps being shown very different. I'm showing keepass2, keepassx, keepassxc, with the theme "Yaru-dark". What do I need to do to make they all look "dark"?
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How to get icon buttons inside Apper software manager when used in Lxqt

I was looking for a light and fast software manager for KDE/Qt similar to Synaptic, and Apper is an answer. Although it is usable, and I find it even lighter than Synaptic, it lacks icons for the ...
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How do you add a show desktop button to the dock (18.04)? [duplicate]

In 16.04 there was a button on the dock you could click that would minimize all open applications. Is there a similar button in 18.04? It looked like this:
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how to change behaviour settings in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

How can I change behavior in Ubuntu 18.04.There is no title bar with tabs disappeared in Firefox. There is no title bar for any option only i have is a firefox drop down tab with option to quit.
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How to change highlight color of windows on taskbar in KDE Plasma 5?

Currently windows on panel's taskbar panel highlighted by blue by default, how could I change that color without changing the entire theme (can't find).
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Rounded corners of windows

I know that this feature is already in Ubuntu since few version but I didn't saw it in any version of Ubuntu. I'm using regular Ambience window style but I can't set rounded corners. All windows look ...
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How to set LXPanel opacity?

In appearance settings there is "Solid Background" option checked with 0 opacity, but LXPanel background is same as wallpaper, not the window it covers. How to make it right? Here are two screenshots:
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VLC 3 interface looks "old" [duplicate]

VLC 3 looks "old"/"unstyled" after installation with snap. Here is a screenshot As you can see the buttons are kind of unstyled.
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Empty icon space in top panel

After some time an empty space appeared at my top panel If I click on it, I see empty dropdown list, do you have any ideas of how can I get rid of it? I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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