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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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How to replace Application Launcher icon in Kubuntu (replace the “K” one with anything else)?

I want to customize my KDE desktop. Firstly I want to replace an annoying letter "K" in a Menu. For example: I supposed that it changes by editing some *.css files. For instance gnome-shell has /usr/...
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Thunar File Manager left side pane (tree view) configuration

On Thunar 1.6, Xubuntu 16.0.5: I don't know if it's possible, but why when I select a folder in Thunar on left side pane (tree view) and hit for example g, nothing happens. I would expect that the ...
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Custom text in Zoiper5

Does anyone know how to change color/size of the text on Zoiper5 app for ubuntu? I see the text so small and grey/bright orange color. The only option I see is to change the brackground, not very ...
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Customize gtkrc theme xfce-flat

I want to change color of the left sidebar Can anyone help me out?
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Changing Selection color in ubuntu[18.10] themes

I use Ant Dracula theme for my ubuntu. But selection color is pink color, which I want to change to different color. How can I change? Theme Link is https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1099856/ and on ...
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Is there a way to provide customized sorting rules to “ls” command?

I work in material science so many of my directories are named by chemical element or equation. As such, ls and ls -v list my directories out of chemical order. I know I could rename my directories so ...
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Dock shown both at bottom and left in Activities overview / search window [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10. I have installed Dash to dock gnome extension. But when i click on Activities button, two docks are shown. One at the bottom and one at the left. I want to see only at the ...
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How do I limit a file/folder's name to a single line in Nautilus file manager?

I am using Ubuntu 18.10. All files/folders names are displayed in three rows as shown in the image below. Is there a way to display those names in a single row. Like for the first song it is ...
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Show static user-set message in the notification bar on the Ubuntu panel (xfce)

I'm running on Xubuntu 18.04. Is there a way to add a specific text box to the notification taskbar on the top of the screen? i.e. but I don't need the dropdown menu or any of that fancy stuff. All ...
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Halloween Pranks, Fun with Cursors

How can I make a mouse cursor look like a bug, ant, cockroach, bat or something else scary. (but not so scary that someone would smash the screen).
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 iso modifications with Cubic. not able to install gnome-tweak-tool [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.1 I have installed Cubic. I used the latest Ubuntu 18.04.1 iso to customize with Cubic. I could install git, make, but not able to install gnome-tweak-tool Any ideas? root@i3-...
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Custom animated boot up splash screen (whole screen)

so I was going off of this thread: How can I customize the Ubuntu boot up logo? and I run it, and it works great. However, I only want to animate one thing, and for it to take up the whole screen. I ...
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GNOME 3 merge top bar and Ubuntu dock (side/bottom bar)

Is there a way to merge to two bars in GNOME 3? Best case scenario would be to have one single bottom or top bar that has all the symbols on the left side and the rest like the time indicator, ...
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Is it possible to remap bluetooth-earbud button presses?

I own a pair of OnePlus Bullets Wireless and am wondering if there's a way to set up custom button presses. For example, currently pressing the center button plays/pauses Spotify, but I'd like a ...
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How to assign a shortcut Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

Every time I try to assign a shortcut to switch the language by using (Shift+Alt) the system does not accept it. However it accepts other shortcut buttons.
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How can i get metasploit for 18.04

Just got Ubuntu mini 18.04 and im planning on making it specially designed for hacking & pentesting, ive got the basics such as nmap and some custom scripts but im wondering how to get the god of ...
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How to change screen resolution scaling in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS [duplicate]

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04. I want to change my screen resolution scaling from 1.00 to 0.75. It was very easy in 16.04 version. Please help me to change the scaling.
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Ubuntu 18.04: suggestion for an extension/app that can change the login+desktop+lockscreen wallpaper automatically

using files that are stored locally. I've looked at random wallpaper changer gnome3 - didn't install. looking at the description, it can't do local files shotwell - can only do desktop+lockscreen. ...
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How to install BURG on Ubuntu 18.04?

Is there a way to install burg theme with grub-customizer or is there any other installer for it? Because I did not find any.
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Get rid of name and hostname in a terminal prompt

I use powerline-shell and my prompt looks like: . How can I get rid of my name and hostname in the prompt? I tried to search in .bashrc file for PS1 variables: if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then ...
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Change LUKS Passphrase Prompt

How would one go about customizing the LUKS passphrase prompt when decrypting drive at system startup? I am on 16.04. Have looked into /lib/cryptsetup/cryptdisks.functions. Have also checked Plymouth. ...
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custom ubuntu distro [duplicate]

I have an standar ubuntu 18.04 installation plus many handmade applications developped by myself. I need a way to create some sort of installer which will make the same thing as a bootable media ...
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Reduce size of application icons in Ubuntu 18.04 notification tray

Why is the top bar notification area icon size bigger than the system icon size? I tried to install topiconplus extension, but it doesn't help at all.
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How to set up custom sound effects in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is an installation feature to set up custom sounds on Ubuntu 18.04.
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How to customize the LXTerminal console in Lubuntu 16.04?

first say hello, I'm new to the site. I just installed Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on my computer and I still have to familiarize myself with the OS. One of the things I can not change is the appearance of ...
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How can I start develop theme Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm a Ubuntu user (16.04). I realised that The default's theme Ubuntu 16.04 is so ugly. So I want to start develop a theme for Ubuntu 16.04. Can you help me suggest a document for developing it?
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Changes made to gnome lock screen doesn't work

i tried to change gnome lock-screen using terminal by using command sudo vi /usr/share/gdm/greeter.dconf-defaults and by using dconf editor as well the changes are saved but doesn't show up on ...
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Custom Home Directory folders (like Desktop, Downloads..)

How can we create a custom home directory just like Desktop, Downloads.. which is similar to the screen shot uploaded and the custom directory also displayed like the default directory.
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How to change kde launcher loading icon

I want to change the app startup icon, but it is same, even though I have changed icon theme. Is there any way we can change it or disable loading icon?
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How to change the login screen resolution in Ubuntu 18.04

I need a way to change the boot-up and login screen resolution to 1920 x 1080 resolution. I have a 4K display on my laptop and can't read the text in the grub bootloader screen properly as they aren't ...
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How to change ubuntu gnome Logo in details panel

I have been customizing my Ubuntu gnome from last couple of weeks now but I can't find where is this logo located I want to replace it with my own please help? I have searched from files but no ...
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Set window close and maximise shortcuts in Ubuntu 18.04

Is there any way I can set shortcuts of Alt+Space and then C to close and Alt+Space and then X to maximize the window? It was perfect in Ubuntu 16.04 but removed in 18.04. Please suggest any way to ...
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Vanilla Gnome on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04, the whole design is suddenly broken. There's an ugly tinge or orange everwhere, the dock is visible all the time (not only when in overview mode) and basically ...
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Activities overview hotkey customisation

I've been using Activities Overview to navigate between windows, because I like being able to see the windows in 2D (as opposed to the list form of Alt-Tab, which I often need to press many times to ...
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Custom button on login screen

Is there a way in 16.04 LTS to add a custom button to the login screen that runs a bash script? The reason I need this is for dual-booting, so I can add a button on the login screen that will switch ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 customize Flatabulous theme

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed and recently installed Flatabulous theme which I find very nice. But there is small part that I don't like and that's border lines on Firefox. They are to much "bold" for ...
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Add shadow color for Panel

how to add shadow to Panel color, view screenshot below. My Panel color is different than default windows color.
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My ubuntu 17.10 looks very different and limited: can I customize it? How? (for beginners) [duplicate]

I lack options to look for Ubuntu apps, side dock that supports apps, etc.
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I want to change ambiance shell theme on Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I have customized Ubuntu by adding themes and icons. I could change default theme ambiance to 'Ant theme's and default icons ubuntu-mono-dark to 'matcha'. But the top panel's theme has not been ...
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How to bring the Ubuntu 17.10 top panel to bottom? [duplicate]

I have seen in some Linux distributions they have the panel on bottom. As I think it is good. So I would like to bring the Ubuntu top panel to the bottom. I don't want to install a DE like mint or ...
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How to add display resolution 1920*1080 [duplicate]

I use LCD of HP and it shows this message sahil@sahil-desktop:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192 XWAYLAND0 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted ...
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How do I remove any Ubuntu brand and trademark from my Ubuntu install?

I am running Ubuntu 17.10 and I would like to build a completely de-branded ISO of it. This means not just dropping the Ubuntu name from /etc/lsb_release but also deleting references in the text of ...
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Why does the launcher not change when I tweak the theme?

I'm trying to change the theme using Unity Tweak Tool but when I switch to one of the themes I find here: https://b00merang.weebly.com/redmond-collection.html it doesn't change anything about the ...
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How to set default icons and themes to create a custom Ubuntu distribution [duplicate]

I would like to make a custom Ubuntu distribution with custom themes and icons. I tried some methods but I couldn't change the theme or icons of my custom Ubuntu distribution. I have installed some ...
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Where is Ubuntu 17.10 details logo stored on?

I want to change the logo in the ubuntu details settings. Because I want to build a custom distribution of ubuntu 17.10. Where can I find this logo?
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kubuntu Edit Window Decorations

I am trying to make my desktop install match my laptop, so I want to use the same themes and decoration settings. However, the decorations that I am using (BreezeMite Dark) for some reason makes the ...
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How to remove the time stamp on the right side of the fish shell?

Simple question, I'd like to remove the time stamp on the right hand side of the fish shell terminal screen: On a sidenote, it would be even better to know how to customize it as in the image below:
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Change Panel position on Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

How to change the position of the Panel on Ubuntu 17.10? I want to put it on the bottom. Already tried defcon and tweaks, haven't found a clue.
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change windows control button (close/maximize/minimize) action

I'm currently use Ubuntu 16.04; and going to customize Unity a little bite, including running an script when one clicks close maximize minimize button on the border. but I couldn't figure out where is ...
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Panel on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - some very newb questions regarding customising or turning off [duplicate]

The Panel on the top of the screen is giving me a running commentary on any tab I have active in my web browser. Is there a way to make it stop giving a running commentary on whichever browser tab I ...