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 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 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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Why only three themes are available in Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 desktop version. In system Appearance setting I can see three themes installed viz. Ambiance, Radiance, and High Contrast. While under /usr/share/themes directory, I can see ...
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Strange Menu Bar

More often than not, when I boot into Ubuntu, the menu bars are completely white and non-transparent. Many of the icons are different too. All my folders and jar files are also just white sheets of ...
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Visually recognise active window

Ubuntu 13.04 I work with two monitors, usually with lots of different windows open. I don't like to use the mouse, so swap between applications using alt-tab usually. The problem comes when I want ...
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How to change Empathy appearance in 12.10?

Since I updated to Quantal, I cannot modify Empathy's appearance. In particular, I want Empathy to shows just the names and status icons of my contacts, without avatars and other stuff. In the ...
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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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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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appearance of LibreOffice on Lubuntu

These problem is concerning only the appearance of LibreOffice on Lubuntu. I installed LO via the Software Centre of Lubuntu, but at the end there was a break (it was not finished). Later I tried to ...
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Corrupted GTK3? Appearance has changed

Somehow I managed by working in home folder to damage the look of applications. I partially moved my older home folder from another computer where users was named differently. Everything looks this ...
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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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System Settings / Appearance

I upgraded the Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and I cannot find the "Appearance" icon in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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Appearance option in System Settings suddenly gone

Recently, volume and sound stopped working. Soon after I lost the ability to go into System Settings other than through the console. Then many of my launcher icons vanished. Now my workspaces have ...
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After tweaking Ubuntu 12.04, desktop only shows default GTK-Theme

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Amd64 on my laptop but when I use some applications I get ugly looking menus and buttons, Windows 95 like. If I try to change the theme from the appearance settings it ...
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How to make popup volume bar linear instead of pixely box?

I used to have a nice sleek-looking linear popup volume slider bar like this: Now I have a pixelly volume slider box whenever I change the volume on my keyboard: How do I change my pop-up volume ...
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Problems with unity appearence

Maybe the appearance window is completely messed up. Until yesterday i wasn't able to change the desktop background. After trying unity --reset, the desktop background was changeable but now themes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I use the 15.10 menu in Ubuntu Studio in 16.04?

I have one PC with Ubuntu Studio upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04 and another one with Ubuntu Studio 16.04 from the scratch. My foolish question is about the main menu appearance. Into the upgraded ...
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Can't change Theme or Icons in Xubuntu 14.04

As said by another user in a similar post, I can't change the set of fonts, icons etc. in Settings/Appearance. I can reach the menu, but the window then freezes for a bit and shuts down after a few ...
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Change “Ubuntu Desktop” on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I would like to ask if I can change the "ubuntu desktop" text with a single ubuntu (or any other) icon. Thanks in advance!
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Screen tear or I don't know what to call it when using chrome

I rarely posts question but well this has been bugging me since i started using Ubuntu 14.04, of course previously I was using Win8.1 without any issues. My screen has a tear when using chrome which ...
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Strange see-through pane on top of everything

I have just suddenly noticed that there is a strange see-through pane that goes on top of everything, there is not way to move it, close it, or move anything in front of it, it looks like this: So, ...
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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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In-app menu display settings modification

I would like to modify the way the menu is displayed so that the the program in image 1 is displayed as in image 2, all the time without having to hover the mouse above it. So that this: changes to ...
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How to remove red lines in the top right corner of a window in KDE?

Here is a screenshot of what I want to remove (small red lines), but I can't find out how.
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Everything looks grainy and low res

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Touchsmart Pavilion laptop. Everything looks lower res than it did in Windows, not just the fonts, but the video playback in VLC and eveything in my web ...
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Just now installed ubuntu 13.10 i dont know how to get top task bar

please help me how to get top task bar in Ubuntu 13.10 i cant see that option in the setting
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu look like the login screen?

I'm particularily fond of the way the login screen looks (with the glassy appearance on the login window & the top bar) - and was wondering if it's possible to change the appearance to match it?
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Ubuntu and full hd display

I recently bought a new 14 inch laptop with full hd screen. As I was expecting after installing windows 8 and ubuntu 13.04 all icons and fonts were rather small and uncomfortable. In windows 8 I found ...
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How to adjust text color, contrast in ALL system features & apps?

Why is there no system directory where a person might access all system utilities, like background, text size, color, etc. Must I download a separate utility for everything?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Internet Text & Ubuntu Menu Text Color variegated - hard to read

I'm a new user to linux/ubuntu and I have just installed the ubuntu 14.04 version. The drop-down menu text and the internet texts appear to be orange/red and fade/mix-up randomly. Sometimes texts '...
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Ubuntu Gnome disable / hide AppMenu

Lately, I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in a virtual box to check it out, I am new to Gnome 3 and I was not comfortable with the stanard behaviour of it. I wanted it to be more Gnome2-ish, but I like ...
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Where to set up Workspaces & 10.04 Look & Feel?

Unable to find setup for multiple workspaces. Previous response to another question gives: "System Settings > Appearance > Behavior Tab > Enable Workspaces" but "Appearance" is not even offered as ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 serious problem,please help

I recently upgraded to 15.04 and I don't know if this is a new feature or what but my system settings looks like a bad mobile phone crossover. When trying to reach any other settings, such as sound ...
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desktop wallpaper changer

After updating to ubuntu 13-10 on both my Dell inspiron desktop as well as samsung netbook,the desktop wallpaper changer /appearance settings vanished from my ubuntus.Was the support removed.Although ...