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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Ubuntu keeps switching back to light theme

I am using Ubuntu 22.10 and it keeps switching back to light theme even though the dark theme option has been selected. Please let me know how I can fix this. Thank you
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How to make ubuntu show image previews for image icons

I updated my Ubuntu Mate 20.04 to 22.04, and my settings, themes and general appearances all changed. My pictures, formerly would show the image as a preview. now its some icon which makes things ...
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Default Dark Mode not fully working on Ubuntu 22.10

I'm trying to use default dark mode on Ubuntu 22.10, however widgets on the top bar (GNOME panel) remain on light mode. I tried Tweak but even with that I couldn't fix it. Note: I have been upgrading ...
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Ubuntu Studio looks different after release upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04. How to change it back?

I just upgraded Ubuntu Studio from 20.04 to 22.04. I don't like the new appearance. How can I make it look like it did in version 20.04?
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Dark mode not applied to all the applications

I have installed Ubuntu 22.04 and switched to dark mode from appearance settings but it is not working on some applications like virtual box
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How to restore Ubuntu Desktop setting that's missing in Ubuntu 22.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.10 from Ubuntu 22.04 via command line. I could see 'Ubuntu Desktop' option in settings is missing and is displaying as Missing Settings Ubuntu How can I restore this ...
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Edit "save file" manager in Xubuntu 22.04?

I recently upgraded to 22.04 and I want to change the name of the box/manager/whatever you call it, that pops up when you are saving a file. Preferably I would like to put the "Save" button ...
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How to show the Appearance Editor?

I need to access the Appearance Editor in settings. This is missing in my Ubuntu 22.04.1 . So I found this webpage that recommends to set a variable: No option for appearance in settings after upgrade ...
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How to change these tray icons?

I recently customized my ubuntu(Release:22.04,jammy)(GNOME) with the help of candy-icons(https://github.com/EliverLara/candy-icons) and Sweet-Ambar-Blue(https://github.com/EliverLara/Sweet/tree/Ambar-...
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Can you change the 22.04 UI to look like 20.04? [duplicate]

I upgraded to 22.04 recently and I don't really like the new UI Is there a way to get the UI of 20.04 or atleast look somewhat similar, while keeping 22.04 features? For example: The overview (If that'...
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How can I get a proper dark mode working for Kate?

I can't seem to be able to get a proper dark mode working for Kate. The system is in dark mode, as configured in Settings -> Appearance -> Style. In Kate, the default color scheme is Breeze Dark,...
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How to change accent colour in Ubuntu 22 via terminal

Ubuntu 22 added a new feature to Settings that allows the "accent colour" (orange by default) to be changed. I'm wondering where this setting is stored and how I might be able to set it via ...
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Lack of borders on xterm windows, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I've been looking for a way to get my black background xterm windows to have visible borders, so that they don't flow into one other visually when overlapped. I feel like I've done my research but ...
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Change animated wait pointer for a static one - Ubuntu MATE

When I use NoMachine server to access my desktop remotely, the "wait" pointer is the same as the "none" pointer (see here) because apparently there is a bug in NoMachine with ...
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The colour for hyperlinks in LibreOffice Calc makes them very difficult to see. How to change?

Having set the system highlight colour (Settings > Appearance): I find that LibreOffice Calc shows hyperlinks in this colour, making them very difficult to see: How do I change the style of the ...
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How to modify MATE Tweaks -> Appearance Preferences -> Fonts sizes through a script in command line

Hi everyone and thank you for any help or advice that you could give me. I work half time from home and half time in person in my office; however, the screen size/resolution of my available monitor at ...
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Terminal appearance after gnome asked some questions

My terminal before had text for username, system name, directory in each line, after installing Oh-my-zsh, it asked some questions like does it seem like question mark etc and now it shows only the ...
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Appearance Application Menu Doesn't Appear in Gnome-Tweaks

I'm using ubuntu 22.04 and i want to customize my gnome using tweaks, but when i want to change application theme, the "Applications" menu doesn't exist in tweaks. can someone help me? thank ...
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How to keep a custom Gedit Colour Scheme having chosen a general Light/Dark Style in the Appearance Settings tab of 22.04 (Gnome)

Having installed a clean 22.04 on disk, and applying a Dark Style Appearance... I imported a custom Gedit XML style-scheme file (backed up from ~/.local/share/gedit/styles) into Gedit (41.0) via: ...
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After upgrading to 22.04 LTS icons seem broken

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and when I upgraded, the first thing I noticed was that the icons looked broken, as shown in the screenshot below: I'm in an Xorg session and I tried to change the icons ...
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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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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.
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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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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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