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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Google Chrome's address bar has doubled in size. How can I fix this?

With recent updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, Google Chrome has changed in appearance such that its address bar has doubled in size. You can see Chrome on the left side and Firefox on the ...
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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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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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Use video file as a screensaver?

I want to make my video to be a screensaver. Is there any software to make it?
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How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow?

How do I create a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own set of images? With the images coming from a pictures folder, or pre-selected With the images displayed in order, or randomly With the ...
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Why does my Xubuntu LibreOffice look ugly?

My LibreOffice installation looks like Windows 95. The rest of my Xubuntu looks okay. Why? How can I fix it? Click on the image for a full-resolution picture. On the screenshot Leafpad and ...
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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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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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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 to install themes with GNOME tweak tool?

I have been using the default Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity for some time now and decided to start customizing it. I have already been able to make some changes with the gnome-tweak-tool. However, there ...
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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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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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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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Why is my terminal invisible after minimizing it and how can I find it? [duplicate]

I minimized my terminal after doing a repo sync. I cant find it on any desktop now! Please help.
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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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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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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 do I disable Compiz in the Ubuntu Classic session?

I would like to disable Compiz in Natty (Ubuntu Classic). I have tried to access this through System > Preferences > Appearance but the "Visual Effects" tab is no longer there. On previous releases ...
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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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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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Excel 2010: How do I change the look of the dialog box(s)/Pop-up windows?

I installed MS Office 2010 on Ubuntu 12.04.2, and everything looks normal and functions as it would on a normal Windows machine. EXCEPT: When I click save, or save as, the dialog box looks like its ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a terminal/command-line interface to the 'Appearance Preferences' dialog?

Hopefully the title sums it up, but I'm looking for a way of being able to switch the Appearance Preferences' Visual Effects option to 'None', from a terminal/script (and optionally later to be able ...
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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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GUI vs Terminal Launch: Different look of applications

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04. When I launch gparted from GUI it looks like an "old windows 95" (or something like that) application, but when I type sudo gparted it has this Kubuntu look. I saw similar ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...