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For questions concerning themes, desktops and icon sets as well as less graphical customization on a system level.

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Is there any way to display Devanagari numbers in the system?

I am currently using the Hindi regional format which uses English numerals (1,2,3...) for displaying all numbers in the machine. Instead of this, I would like to see Devanagari numerals (१, २, ३...) ...
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Remove Ubuntu 22.04 LTS dock border

Is there a way to remove the border from the dock? (please see image reference) I tried with gsettings but didn't find any key or value that refers to that specific border. Any guess? Thanks for your ...
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How to add dictionary lookup option to text selection in Ubuntu 22.04

I tried to look for some leads to add this option to Ubuntu 22.04 but couldn't find anything. I found a tutorial that worked on Ubuntu 18.04. But it was only a walk through on how to add a custom ...
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How do I remove the "X" button on the tabs in terminator?

I really like terminator, but it has one big drawback: Sometimes when I try to switch to another tab, I accidentally hit the "X" button on the right of the tab. Then that tab closes, and I ...
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How to change the orange hot corner theme to green, if I don't want to use Yaru-olive?

I changed the GTK theme to Orchis-green-dark, I have an orange theme when pressing ctrl to find my pointer, or at this activities hot corner: And I want to make them green, like in Yaru-olive, but I ...
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How to change background color of "Show Applications" on Ubuntu 22.04?

I have tried with Dconf, but I was not able to find how to finetune the background color of the "Show applications" action menu on the Dock. My idea is to make somewhat a WinXP look, which ...
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Got new shell theme, but icons aren't aligned

I recently got a new shell theme that i really like (catppuccin) but when I applied it the icons in my dock we're misaligned and too low and its bugging me. I heard it's an issue with Ubuntu's dock ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 build ISO (Both: MBR and EFI )

In our company we use a modified Ubuntu installation ISO image. Since Ubuntu 22.04 has changed the structure of the installation image (ISOLINUX has been removed, in favor of GRUB2), I would need ...
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Grub customizer is not opening

1-Hello i just completely uninstalled windows from my computer. So the problem is when i restart my computer i always see dual boot menu , i found grub customize and downloaded it but its not opening ....
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Kubuntu unlock screen - keyboard trigger and auto-focus

I just switched from Ubuntu/Gnome to give Kubuntu/KDE a try. I often suspend/lock my system. The unlock screen when restarted from suspend seems to require a mouse event to trigger it so it displays ...
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How to update the kernel for a live CD Linux image

I've a customized LiveCD image based on Ubuntu. It's a small image has just the required software to get the job done. The thing is that this image doesn't have modules for newer hardware such as a ...
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Can you change the desktop highlight colour in 20.04?

I know this question has been asked a couple of times, but none of the methods that I have seen work for 20.04 If there is a way to do it with the terminal, that would be good.
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How can I change the background color of Ubuntu 21.10 boot screen?

I want to change the Ubuntu boot screen to purple, but I don't know how to do it. Can anybody help?
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Applications to arrange icons in folders like I arrange in desktop

Is there an application (or file manager) that changes the way files are organized in a way I can change the position of applications freely as I do in my desktop?
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Top bar/Panel customization orange line

I've been trying to customize the panel to my liking but I can't figure out how to remove or at least shorten the orange line that you see in the screenshot. enter image description here This is the ...
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Tools for creating a custom Linux OS based on Ubuntu

I want to create a new OS which is based on Ubuntu. I changed everything in Ubuntu like name, screenfetch logo, etc., but I failed when it comes to creating an iso for my OS. I want to change ...
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How do I rice my Ubuntu Desktop?

I saw a few of the posts on r/unixporn with beautiful layouts and styled desktops with beautiful icons. While the only thing I have done is position my dock on the right lol. I recently had an issue ...
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Where can I change the keyboard shortcuts that open control panels in Kubuntu?

I recently installed Regolith Desktop to use alongside Kubuntu Desktop. I really like it, but unfortunately some KDE/Plasma settings are spilling over into Regolith. One thing that is bothering me is ...
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how to define a variable in .bashrc so i can use it as path

Hi ( sorry for my bad English ) I just learned how to permanently set a key for a specific value using alias: .bashrc alias please='sudo' alias go='cd' alias destroy='rm -rf' And it works perfectly ...
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Customze shortcuts of Chrome profile on the desktop (Ubuntu 20.04)

I'm using different profiles for the Chrome browser and created shortcuts on the desktop (in Ubuntu 20.04). However, I'm trying to customize the icon and description of each shortcut. At the moment I ...
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How to access full file system in cubic?

I recently tried to use the custom Ubuntu ISO image creator, cubic, and was very happy when I was met with a full terminal. But to my dismay, I could not access the full filesystem(Var, Tmp, share, ...
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Troubles with custom bash prompt

I am trying to set a custom bash prompt to also include history line count and time in 24h format, both in different colors, aside from a standard user@host prompt. I have seen this post Custom bash ...
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Add a password prompt when an application window comes into focus

I would like to know if it's possible to add a password prompt when an application comes into focus. For example let's say I open FireFox, I want Ubuntu to ask me for my password. then if I switch to ...
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Get applications to display behind the taskbar

I just installed ubuntu and I'm trying customize it a bit and I have a question. How do you get applications to display behind the taskbar? I will elaborate. screenshot of desktop; i am not allowed to ...
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How to add padding/margin to Lubuntu applcation menu

I've just installed Lubuntu 21.10 and I'm trying to get it more pleasant to look at. How can I add more padding around the applications in the application menu? Everything is packed in tight. I'd like ...
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How to customise GNOME Terminal's context menu?

I want to customize the context menu of my terminal (gnome-terminal), and add some custom-made plugins shortcuts. How can I customize this? (I had to take picture from phone because I couldn't take a ...
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Is it possible to switch lxpanel to Bspwm panel without install the full Bspwm?

I am running ubuntu 18.04 with lxde, is it possible?
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Keep KDE Pannel in Background eg always covered by windows

i can't figure out how i can keep a pannel from "unhinding" when i touch the corner it's placed in. Ultimately i just wanna see it when i have no window open and am on my desktop. Does ...
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Struggling configuring LightDM

I've been trying to customize my lock screen for a while now but I'm running some issues now. I' running Ubuntu 21.10. I installed LightDm with "sudo apt install lightdm" but everytime I ...
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Remove purple colour from GDM on Ubuntu 21.10

I have removed the Ubuntu purple colour from gdm with some command I don't remember in the past and it returned after upgrading to Ubuntu 21.10. I tried: sudo update-alternatives --config gdm3.css to ...
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How to make terminal's font smaller?

I suddenly noticed, fonts of my ubuntu terminal got bigger. I don't know how. How to set it to default ? thank you in advance, Ubuntu 20.04
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How do I change the color of the prompt in Ubuntu terminal after using sudo su?

I want to change the color of the root prompt after using sudo su. It is currently white. I am using Ubuntu in a VirtualBox VM. Here is a picture of my terminal:
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How to remove side panel in Ubuntu when viewing my Activities?

I am a beginner in Linux and have installed the GNOME shell and dconf editor. I was exploring the customization features in Linux and somehow, when I press on the windows key or the "Activities&...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 to Ubuntu Desktop Cinnamon using Cubic. Cinnamon live does not start properly

Through Cubic I ran these 4 commands on Ubuntu server: apt update apt dist-upgrade apt install lightdm # choiced lightdm apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment I then closed the iso, written on ...
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How to change mouse pointer in Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the mouse pointer (color, size, etc)? I believe there used to be options with compiz, but with the latest versions of Ubuntu even there I haven't seen many mouse options to ...
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error in terminsl while trying to add conky widget,

i saw tutorial for customizing pc here , everything working almost fine at the end but the while typing conky in konsole/terminal, it shows this conky: Syntax error (/home/infinity/.conkyrc:2: syntax ...
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How to change the default wallpaper on the custom LiveCD? 20.04 LTS

I am creating my own Ubuntu-based custom ISO using Cubic, but I am unable to change its default wallpaper and theme.
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How to set a custom hotkey to open a specific folder

I have many folders and many folders in the folders, (my work) I want to be able to save some time on: "open home, open X folder then open Y folder then open Z folder." I just want to click ...
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One terminal app; two (Favorites) launch modes

Running Ubuntu 20.04, I wish to have two clickable launch modes for gnome-terminal in the Favorites bar [i.e. in the "Dock"]. For example, I want both the default launch and a bespoke launch....
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Rounded window corners on GNOME 3.36?

The title says it all but... I want to make ALL 4 corners of ALL windows be rounded, Firefox included, just like on the new GNOME 40. I'm not a programmer of any sort, I'm actually a visual designer &...
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Customizing Ubuntu to look like Kali linux

I used Kali Linux a lot for pentesting, but I use quite an half of the tools that it offers. i decided to go with Ubuntu, because both are Debian-based, so I can install all the tools that I use. But ...
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How to replace the Ubuntu 20.04 logo globally?

Is there a way of replacing the Ubuntu logo globally? I want to replace the logo on boot time, on login page and in Settings → About (the orange logo). Thanks in advance. If you want me to specify a ...
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How to set a custom splash screen on Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

I recently wanted to make a custom splash screen on Ubuntu. I don't want to use some pre-built splash screen. Instead, I want to use my own GIF/PNG/MP4 file to set as splash screen. Is it possible? If ...
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How to make date show day/month/year in numbers instead of letters and words?

At the moment, this is how the date and clock looks like in Ubuntu's top bar: In Estonian, "R" stands for "Reede" or "Friday", and "Juuli" means "July&...
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How do I change the color of text on terminals?

For some reason, I've lost all the colors on the terminal and all the text is in white as per the link below I'm not entirely sure why it got changed automatically, but I'm not able to bring colors ...
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Clean terminal output when starting

Whenever I launch a terminal console via "ctr + alt + t" I get my terminal like in the photo. I'm new in Linux and I probably tweak the wrong settings, but when I start terminal I want clean ...
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How to fix vim color scheme in other terminals?

I'm not using Ubuntu, but I feel like this question will be relevant in any other distribution. So the problem I'm dealing with right now is I don't like gnome-terminal. I've tried alacritty, konsole, ...
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Thunar 1.8.14 - change drag and drop behaviour

I've just noticed that Thunar on my pc COPIES files when they are dragged and dropped into another folder, rather than MOVING them. There is another answer to this question saying Thunar can MOVE ...
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Is there a way to move "default places" section under "boomarks" section in the left sidebar of Nautilus?

I am using ubuntu 20.04, and I would like to have the bookmark section on the top of the sidebar of Nautilus (followed by the default places like "Desktop", "Music" etc. Is there a ...
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Software (ubuntu), aggregator/feed reader, bookmark based

everyone, hello! is there a software (not an online service) allowing to enter/save any urls (of news websites, twitter/telegram accounts, etc.), updating every X timeframe (hour or day) to check if ...
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