Questions tagged [customization]

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

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Change Computer Name in System Information

I want to create a custom Ubuntu distro. But I can't seem to find a way to change the name of the OS in the System Information app. It would also be good if I could change the Icon and link too. Here ...
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Problem to install Ubuntu 20.04 customized ISO by CUBIC

Dear open source collegues greetings, I was working in Ubuntu 20.04 custom ISO installation by Cubic, however once time Cubic create's a modified ISO file installations fails to install GRUB in UEFI ...
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Can't find any custom themes with Gnome Tweak tool

enter image description hereI have installed the gnome tweak tool in order to customize my Gnome. I have downloaded some themes and extracted the files from the tar.xz to ~/.themes and I also tried ...
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How to open Firefox in Kiosk mode with only keep back button?

I want the user only can use browser and don't he leaves the browser after Ubuntu boot, so I choose kiosk mode. But there is no back button in kiosk mode. How can I keep back button in kiosk mode. Or ...
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How to customise GDM?

I found this article, but there is no such setting in Ubuntu 20.04 am I right?
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Customize XFCE on Xubuntu custom Live CD [duplicate]

I followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and my custom iso worked, it booted and I have apps I installed and a few scripts I added. I'd like now to customize the GUI: keyboard ...
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How do i make or customize the title bars size small in Ubuntu themes?

As you can see the title bar of the terminal is quite wide and takes a lot of space. I like the way Mac's terminal or its window's title bars are narrow. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 and using "whiteSur-...
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Source code for Ubuntu [duplicate]

So I wanted to know where the source code is. I know how to get the .ISO file but how can I see or change the code? My goal is to make a Custom OS based on Ubuntu. How can I see the code of .ISO file ...
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What's the best tool for creating Ubuntu-based distro or for creating ISO Image from customized Ubuntu?

I need a tool which allows me to create ISO Image from customized Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
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How i Can Change Ubuntu 20.04 Logo

Changing /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/ubuntu-logo-icon.png file no longer works for me. Its works in 18.04 but i want change for 20.04. How i can change this logo for my customized distro?
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Linux Live 2.3 Created Image Fails With “Failed to load ldlinux.c32”

I want to make a custom Ubuntu Distro and so after making my custom Ubuntu using tweaks and installing some software, I want to package it. I tried many things like distroshare and pinguy but they all ...
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WPS Office not able to create new document

A few weeks ago i customized my Ubuntu 20.04 dock and Top bar with additional gnome tweaks and add-ons, since then my WPS Office is not able to create new document of any type, word,excel or ppt, ...
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custom Ubuntu 20.04 Minimal installation on Virtualbox with Qtile - unexpected GUI

PREFACE: The reason I am not a Linux expert, I have just started to play with Linux distros and Virtual Box. I would love to build up a custom Ubuntu installation with: Lightdm Qtile Kitty to ...
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how to fix the icon of this in Ubuntu 20.04

how do I fix this icon when I change my volume? It just looks so ugly. im using a theme called "Elemento Dark". but even when i change my both icon and application theme back to default ones,...
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Custom cursor theme is ignored inside Spotify application installed hrough flatpak

I have a custom cursor theme. I also have the Spotify application installed through flatpak. When the cursor is inside the Spotify windows, my custom cursor theme is ignored. Instead, a normal black ...
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Is It possible to add more “menus” in the top panel in gnome

I wanted to do a project involving the use of a toggle switch that I was hoping would be located on the top menu bar of gnome near were the network icon, time/date dropdown, power, etc and was ...
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how to make the status bar to show both georgian date and persian(shamsi) date?

Is there a way to make the status bar on the top the screen to show both georgian and persian date? It would be really handy
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Add system utility for xfce desktop environment

I am using xfce 4 in system, i.e I have just used this command to install xfce no other packages installed (sudo apt install xfce4) https://xfce.org/ Unlike ubuntu it does not have wifi settings ...
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Is there any way to make when opening a profile in Terminator automatically execute “ssh ip”

Is there any way to make when opening a profile in Terminator automatically execute ssh IP ? I set "use_custom_command = True" " custom_command = sudo ssh 192.168.1.20" but didn'...
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Is there an way to rotate a specific window from terminal?

I am using cava music player.So since cava by default appears horizontally , i wanted to change the orientation how cava appears to vertical or tilt the window so that it appears vertical.Is there any ...
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I can't install chrome-gnome-shell

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and I think I had a connectivity issue when I used the sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell in the terminal. Now it is not installed and whenever I try to do it again, it says ...
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Is it possible to use all the space in app section and increase icon size more than the maximum size in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

In this screen there is a lot of unused space which can be used. It requires me to scroll to see more icons and go to next page and other pages. Is there a way to consolidate all icons in one page? ...
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How to open HEIC image? [duplicate]

Is there any way i can open .heic file on ubuntu? It's macos bigsurs dynamic wallpaper. Contains 8-9 wallpaper. I'm on Ubuntu20.05.The HEIC file
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logins I want them to open Google Chrome on a specific website, without access to the desktop. Minimum system

Good afternoon ! How do I customize my ubuntu 20.04.1, I want to create a user that doesn't have many accesses. As soon as the user Login I want he to open google chrome on a specific website, without ...
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Where are the scripts that build prebuilt images for raspberry pi?

There are different pre-built images available for Raspberry Pis, both in desktop and server variants, etc. In my situation, I want to build a much more slimmer image with some configurations made ...
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Need to remove Try Ubuntu or Install Ubunut install dialog from customized live Ubuntu USB

I need to remove the below Install dialog from my custom live usb. (After boot up the live system using custom Ubuntu bootable USB)
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Mozilla Firefox Showing Top Site's Website Pre-Render instead of its Icon

I've had some trouble loading custom icons to my pinned sites on the Mozilla New Tab's Top Sites section. Thus, I decided to use the default icons, however, instead of getting in all the pages the ...
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I want to add my own icons to any existing icon pack

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 20.04 LTS I do know how to add and access icons packs by going to /usr/icons/share. But i want to mix and match a few icons and change a few from my existing theme that i dont ...
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Making custom cursors on Ubuntu 20.10

I want to create a custom theme with custom cursors on Ubuntu 20.10, but all tutorials/instructions I've found are at least 10 years old and don't work. Any tips?
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How to specify EFI vendor boot logo image displayed when Ubuntu is loading?

I have an old Dell Latitude E6330 laptop, it has this logo at boot time: I have dual boot, and when Windows boots, it correctly displays the large DELL circle logo. But when Ubuntu boots, after the ...
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How do I resize the application launcher / start menu in Kubuntu 20.10?

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 20.10. How can I resize the start menu? Because it is gigantic!
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mate-terminal always opens maximized, want open at size specified by defined default profile (not install default)

Linux OasisMega1 5.4.0-52-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 15 10:57:00 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux mate-terminal Version 1.24.0.2ubuntu1 In panel button, having set my preferred profile to &...
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Where is the current KDE Plasma 5 theme saved?

I'm using KDE Neon with Plasma 5.20.0, based on Ubuntu 20.04 I want to switch to another theme while I still keep the old one so I can restore it later. Where's the current theme with all the ...
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Running an application with specific file extension using .desktop file

I want to run an appimage available in a particular directory irrespective of its name. I tried this way without success, [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=application ...
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Customize an Ubuntu 20.04 VirtualBox VM

I need to produce customized VirtualBox VMs (shipped as .ova) for teaching: one is an Ubuntu server with terminal interface and LAMP, the other has a minimal desktop Ubuntu with only selected ...
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Customizing Ubuntu

Is there any app that I can install on Ubuntu 20.04 that allows me to change the layout of the system? (like moving the upper bar to another place or removing it) Basically I'm looking for a skin
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How can I limit the last row of file or folder's name in Nautilus?

G'Day! I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5. Files and folders names are displayed in three rows as you can see here, but the last row are displayed with the complete name. In Ubuntu 20.04 everything shows ...
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Customize google-chrome options in Ubuntu20.04

I have few chrome icons on the desktop. After upgraded ubuntu18.04 to ubuntu20.04 all .desktop files are not working anymore and in ubuntu18.04 I could change options such as --user-data-dir, --app ...
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How can I ensure that the theme and apps that I have installed on the admin account have transferred across to the secondary guest account?

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS I have setup an admin account and customised the theme to appear to be like Mac OS Mojave. Using GNOME Shell, Mojave CT Icons and also Plank to add a dock at the bottom ...
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Where can I find the desktop environment source code like GNOME or KDE? [duplicate]

I'm trying to understand how Linux's desktop environments made and how they work but I can't know where exactly they're installed and can't find any answers on google search.
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provblem changing dock position [duplicate]

I've installed dash-to-cock for customization my desktop. when I change the dock position to bottom or right ,the left dock still showing. what can I do?
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How can I turn off word wrapping on nautilus (icon-view)?

Is there any way I can avoid the word wrapping on nautilus' icon-view? The following behavior annoys me: I tried this solution using gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop text-ellipsis-limit 1, ...
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Custom install on wrong disk

I'm trying to install a custom Ubuntu iso on my computer, but it keeps installing it on the USB key where I have the ISO, even though I specified "/dev/sda". Does anyone know what it's from?
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How to change Kubuntu name and logo in System information

Please tell me how to change "Kubuntu" in the Kubuntu or KDE Neon System information to "Ooobuntu" or something similar, change the logo to my funny picture and remove this address ...
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How do I edit the OS Settings GUI?

I'm embarking on a project to enhance the Night Light Settings, and I'd like to start with a simple baby change, such as changing the text "Times" to "TimesA", and seeing that ...
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“Network error 1:Connection refused” in Kubuntu 20.04

I just installed Kubuntu 20.04, and when I go to System Settings --> Global Theme and click on "Get New Global Themes", I get an error message saying, "Network error 1:Connection ...
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Dock customization on Ubuntu 20.04 using dconf-editor [duplicate]

Anybody has any idea on how to customize the dock so that the "show application" button is on the lower left edge of the screen and the "app icons" are centered on the bottom edge ...
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How to change backgorund color of resource monitor?

How can I change the background color of the resource monitor on Lubuntu 18.04.4? I can easily change the color of the graph, just can't seem to find a way to change the background color and opacity ...
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Is it possible to use the regular Brisk Menu with a Mutiny desktop in Ubuntu MATE 20.04?

I'm trying to personalize my desktop in Ubuntu MATE 20.04. I'd like to use a Mutiny (MATE's Unity-style) panel, but with the regular Brisk Menu available in other panel layouts. The trouble is, when ...
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Increasing the transparency of an icon when cutting a file/folder

I'd like to see a more transparent icon when I cut a file or a folder. How can I get this result? Thank you for your willingness.

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