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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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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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ahoq mounted drives on 19.04

Is there a way to show mounted devices on the desktop in 19.04? I have tried everything I know including tweak and editing the gnome config file.
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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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Ubuntu 17.10 login screen wallpaper

I like the wallpaper of Ubuntu 17.10 login screen and I would like to set it as my main wallpaper, too. Can you tell me where it is located in my files? Thanks in advance.
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How do I make my Ubuntu Desktop have a dock at the bottom and system utilization widgets on the side?

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. And I saw this image online somewhere: I like how icons are sitting at the bottom rather than on the side. And there is some text appearing at the side along with ...
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How do I move the close, minimize, and maximize buttons to the right? [duplicate]

I went into appearance settings and there is no option to switch the mentioned buttons to the right side of the window. Note that I am using Ubuntu 16.04
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tiny selection elements in firefox

I am using Firefox 57.0.1 in Ubuntu 17.10 (with Radiance Appearance) and it shows tiny selection elements and scrollbars. I have tried to set GtkRange::slider-width in /usr/share/themes/Radiance, but ...
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Is there a way to change Ubuntu 17.10 theme [duplicate]

Just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 17.10 and I was wondering if I could change the look. To look like the Ubuntu 17.04 or just change it, as it is. PS. I prefer the Ubuntu 17.04 look.(UNITY)
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Font size changes after running xrandr --off

I have a laptop with an external monitor and switch between both screens using xrandr --auto and xrandr --off. Sometimes when I change the screen the font size in programs is suddenly weirdly big. ...
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Recover default Theme

Accidentally, I deleted the /usr/share/themes folder... I reinstalled the light-theme and finally I got my theme back but with one issue: Around some buttons there is a white border: In nautilus https:...
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How to install Deepin Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04?

Every post on internet to install DDE on Ubuntu is same as this: https://linoxide.com/ubuntu-how-to/install-deepin-desktop-environment-derivatives-ubuntu/ I have tried even the PPA but not working: ...
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Super key and auto hide the taskbar noy working [closed]

I have two problems: 1.When i tried to press th win key/super key in my hp pavillion laptop, the dash did not come up. 2.When i clicked on "Auto-hide the Launcher" and revealed location to the left ...
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Wallpaper changes don't survive restart

When I change the wallpaper image using System Settings > Appearance, the new wallpaper displays correctly. But after I restart, it reverts to the old wallpaper. This is true for any new image that I ...
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Change colour of Calendar / System menu in Gnome Desktop

Can anyone point out how I can go about changing the colours of the Shutdown menu and the Time/Calendar dropdowns within the gnome desktop, accessed from the top bar. Not sure what you'd officially ...
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Identify iconset

I am using an Ubuntu System with a cool iconset, and I would love to know which one is it, to try it at home. But I have no idea how. This is a sample: If I look at "Settings > Appearance" this is ...
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How to get a theme tab in the Appearance application?

I read, in order to change a theme for xfce4 one has to copy the downloaded theme into /usr/share/themes and then select it inside the Appear application under the theme tab. However, there is no ...
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How to change icon background color on desktop?

I'm trying to change the background color only referring to the icon text, as shown below. I want to improve the display contrast of the icon text because I am using a light background wallpaper so ...
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Is there a way to change the highlight colour in 16.10?

I looked at other answers about changing the orange highlight colour, but they all seem to apply to earlier versions. Using dconf-editor and modifying gtk-color-scheme (either through terminal or GUI) ...
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Small fonts on boot, gets fixed when I open Appearance window

I'm having a strange problem with a fresh installation of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.2 When I boot, the fonts are all strangely small looking and not quite right. This is what it looks like when I first boot....
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Why have my window buttons gone missing/been replaced by text?

As seen in this screenshot, all the buttons in terminal and kazam have gone away. This happens with every application. Ubuntu Mate 16.04
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Move icons to bottom of launcher?

Is there any way to move an icon to the bottom of the launcher near the Trash? I'm looking to move the Workspace Switcher and Show Desktop icons down there and not have them grouped with my ...
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Where are the XFCE4 appearance/font settings stored in Xubuntu 16.04?

Running Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64-bit. Hello, I was wondering if I could just make a copy of my Appearance (specifically, font) settings because I want to be able to place the file into a LiveCD and ...
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Nautilus (?) strange look

I am new to Ubuntu. My problem is the strange appearance of Nautilus (or Unity?) Maybe I have messed up with the tweak tool, so I have deleted the tweak tool and its preferences. Also tried to ...
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Any way to change font size [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. Is there any way to change default font in all windows? Like change it's default fonts (like size or make title string non bold)?
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Appearance messed up Ubuntu 16.04

Well, it seems that I've updated smth wrong and now I can't customize the appearance of Ubuntu. Everything works and looks ok with defaults, if I choose anything else the result is like on the ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 window headings ugly

I just installed Xubuntu 16.04 and tried implementing some different themes from gnome-look. Alas, there seems to be something fishy going on with the window heads (or whatever you call the topmost ...
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Workspaces missing in ubuntu 16.04. No appearance preference in settings.

Recently installed ubuntu 16.04, and could not find a way to enable workspaces. There is no option called appearance in my settings
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How to disable/prevent standard user from accessing the appearance setting in 16.04 LTS

I have 50 plus PC running with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am planning to upgrade it to 16.04. How can I disable or prevent standard user from accessing or changing the wallpaper, icons, etc.. Any help ...