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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Customize desktop icon grid location and dimensions on Ubuntu 20.04?

i'm gonna preface this by saying that i'm a new linux user, i joined circa 2 months ago, as such, i don't know too much about linux and its distros, but i've already got some tools like dconf and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 logo checking disk live ISO

I would like to change this default ubuntu logo. The logo of the checking disk. But I can't find it. I tried to change: /usr/share/plymouth/ubuntu-logo.png /usr/share/plymouth/themes/spinner/...
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Customizing tooltips in Ubuntu Mate 20.04

I am using Ubuntu Mate 20.04 How can I customize the appearance (i.e. background, font color... ) of tooltips? Maybe through dconf-editor or command line?
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Ubuntu 20:04 boot logo image after costumazation

I'm using Cubic to create a new ISO and i have a problem with this ubuntu logo image. In Cubic chroot i have already changed the image of the ubuntu logo but this after making the build continues to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 boot logo image directoy

I would like to change this default ubuntu logo But I can't find it. I tried to change /usr/share/plymouth/ubuntu-logo.png But that is the image on the login screen. Can you tell me how to change ...
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dconf system-db keys not applying (Ubuntu 20.04 - Gnome Shell 3.36.1)

I've been trying to build a enterprise desktop using Ubuntu 20.04 but have been unable to get gnome to read the dconf keys and locks from the system-db without disabling the user configurable dconf ...
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Customizing the kernel (arm64) using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Raspberry Pi 4

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Raspberry Pi 4 using the following image: https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi/thank-you?version=20.04&architecture=arm64+raspi I want to ...
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Application window title bar text customization [duplicate]

Could you tell me how to perform a change in application window title bar text? The question is about existing applications installed on the machine (not about setting that text in my new application)....
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Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't let me to override font weight for GNOME shell theme

I'm creating a GNOME shell theme for Ubuntu 20.04 and GNOME Shell 3.36. I use this: stage, #panel, StLabel { font-weight: bold; } none of those can change the font weight. To test that I'm ...
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Add a custom shortcut in Ubuntu 18.04

So basically, I'd like to do what's written in this answer from 2011 but for Ubuntu 18.04. I'd like to type an Em-dash from anywhere in my Ubuntu. When I do: Settings > Devices > Keyboards then I ...
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How do you make the Xfce Sensors Plugin fit in the Panel

I want to display two temperatures on top of each other in my panel, but even with the text set to be x-small they won't fit. There is an option to 'Small Horizontal Spacing' which reduces the gab ...
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Change icon and font size in “Show Applications” menu

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and getting to know it. A really annoying screen is the Application list, looks very similar to those Android smart phones. The icons are too big and the names are ...
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Running Kubuntu on 2 -1 tablet (Dell Latitude 5175)

After a long uphill battle to get linux running on my tablet I finally decided to write here. I am trying to run a stable linux distro on my 2 in 1 tablet with touchscreen functionality and all the ...
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Customizing ubuntu image removes autologin

I have followed the instructions to customize and get my own ubuntu image according to this link. Just uninstall unnecessary packages, update the rest with apt upgrade, and finally install docker. ...
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how do I make custom icons for folders appear on the desktop [duplicate]

Hello I was wonder if it is possible to have a custom folder icon that appears in both the desktop and in nautilus.
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18.04 - Remove/Hide box around current icon

How can I remove the grey/transparent box around the icon of the application I'm using in Ubuntu dock? When multiple applications are running, the dock displays an indicator (a dot, but I can ...
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How to chose specific folder to save custom screenshot to for each screenshot?

I am on ElementaryOS. To make it simple, I use the shortcut Shift + Print, which allows you to take a custom screenshot (you chose the area of your screen you want to save). I do not want to change ...
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Can I make new applications of the dock launch from the top?

For example, I set up my taskbar icon 'order' bottom to top on my leftmost monitor. I dislike how new launched applications push EVERYTHING up. Alternatively, is there a way to change the anchor ...
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Ubuntu Live CD Customization minimal size

I've been looking into building a custom Ubuntu live CD with only the necessary apps and a light graphical desktop so I can boot into ram. I was interested in using Ubuntu minimal CD but I learned ...
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Changing Adwaita theme settings

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 running Gnome 3.28.2. I'm new to Ubuntu, but have been using Gnome for a while. In the past when I wanted to tweak settings for a theme I would go to /usr/share/...
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How to show language chooser with Alt+Shift in Ubuntu 18.04

In my Ubuntu 18.04, I set switching languages by Super+Space, as shown in Settings->Devices->Keyboard->"Switch to next input source" and in the picture below, but it doesn't allow me to change ...
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Custom gnome sessions .desktop Vs .xsession

I've patched together a primitive understanding of gnome custom sessions from https://zork.net/~st/jottings/gnome-i3.html https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/session-custom.html....
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Resizing KDE Application launcher widget via commad-line

How can I resize the Application launcher widget in KDE from command-line? I want to make it larger during startup. OS : Kubuntu 18.04 KDE : 5.12
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Snap Inkscape not using window colours from theme

I just installed Inkscape from the Ubuntu Software. When I opened, it has an old look on all of its walls. It reminds me of Windows 98. I have Materia theme running and every other app is taking ...
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Help me customise Plata

Plata is from the creator of Adapta and is available on Gitlab. I would like to change 2 things about it be not sure where to change In the image above, Change the grey ( too much ) in the drop-down ...
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Enforce copied settings of two panes across separate screens in Kubuntu

I've got a two monitor setup, and I've spent an hour customising it, I now only have one problem - I want to use the same dock / application menu bar on both my screens, If I make a change to one, the ...
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Rotate video by a keyboard shortcut

I always use mpv to play videos in Ubuntu. As mpv has less GUI options so there is no any GUI option to rotate video. But we can rotate video with the help of command line using terminal (example ...
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Different run dialogues

I would like to know how does called the category of programs that runs other programs, aka run dialog or ALT-F2-programs. I do know few of them such as gmrun, bashrun and dmenu but I dont know how to ...
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KDE “application launcher” widget default size

Is there a way to force default height and width for KDE application launcher widget (via config file or so)?
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Dock Customization is not working

I had cloned my hard disk which has Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to a new hard disk using dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=blocksize command. Everything works fine with the cloned hard disk. I can boot the system ...
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How can I customize my terminal window look?

I'd like a way to customize the Terminal window without changing the theme itself: Change the three top right buttons icons Set opacity on all other windows top bar Current Theme: Flat-Remix-GTK-...
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Pixel art clock for desktop

Is there any pixel art digital number clock for the GNOME desktop? I want a simple clock displaying hours and minutes.
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How to edit Xfce logout menu?

I would like to customize the logout menu of Xfce session. Which file do I need to edit to change the menu options?
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Fixing colors in Windows-based programs running Wine

I am running NTP v.7.2/Fv under Ubuntu 18.04, using Wine 4.*. I am trying a set-up like https://askubuntu.com/a/756781/190436. It works, except I need to change the highlight color on the menus. Right ...
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qpdf viewer annotation colour shortcut

I am a student who just started using qpdf viewer on my Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. The reason I moved to this viewer is so I can highlight sentences and add annotations in PDFs. The program allows to select ...
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Customizing Ubuntu 18.04 for protecting data

Is there any way to display and give access to only the browser on Ubuntu 18.04? I want the whole system to be protected and my use case anyway needs only the browser. To give a clear picture, I want ...
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Nautilus won't change folder icons

Since I upgraded my system to from Ubuntu 18.04.2 to 18.04.3, Nautilus stopped responding to folder icons (replicate images used as icons in XDG_CONFIG_HOME or a similar location). Suddenly, it doesn'...
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boot time grub menu and splash screen customization

I want to customize the boot time grub menu and splash screen for a livecd.
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How to make it clear when laptop is on battery in 18.04?

In Ubuntu 18.04, the default icons showing whether the laptop is on battery or plugged in, are quite similar: → Plugged in → Battery Its really easy to miss when the laptop accidentally unplugs. ...
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How to take a screenshot of a section of the screen on Xubuntu 18.04?

How can I take a screenshot of a selected region of my screen? I already tried PrtScr but it captures only fullscreen screenshots.
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Change icon on MATE main menu

How can I change the default logo icon to a custom icon by the applications menu in Ubuntu MATE without changing the theme?
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Manage Dash-to-Dock favorite apps by command line [duplicate]

I'm trying to improve my knowledge in all Ubuntu environments, searching and learning how to write bash and python scripts to customize my Bionic Beaver machine. I therefore would like to know how to ...
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GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR parameter on /etc/default/grub

I'm curious about this parameter, all I know you can set any name with echo GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='echo some_random_name' and it's displays the name that I set there in the grub2 menu. But I'm curious ...
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DNS resolving does not work on customized LiveCD (only IPs can be reached, not URLs)

I followed this tutorial on how to create a customized LiveCD and tested the result in a VM as well as by booting the physical machine with it. When using the LiveCD on a physical machine, I found ...
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Terminal does not open on customized LiveCD

I followed this tutorial on how to create a customized LiveCD and tested the result in a VM as well as by booting the physical machine with it. Thereby, I found out that the created LiveCD system is ...
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Cycling windows by click on dock program's icon

By now, when I click to an application in my dock it is minimized. But I would like to cycle through all open tabs of that application with this action. I use to use the Super+number hot keys to ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut creation limited

I'm learning about bash script by writing one to setup all (or most of) my Ubuntu 18.04 customization. One of these are my keyboard shortcuts. I'm using this answer strategy to config the hotkeys. ...
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Change desktop wallpaper to a custom photo in Ubuntu 18.04

How to change the desktop wallpaper to a photo of my own selection in Ubuntu 18.04? I'm not interested in downloading some wallpaper changer application, nor am I interested in coding something up. ...
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Deploy firefox including extensions to LiveCD

I'm working on a customized LiveCD and would like to provide Firefox including a few extensions pre-installed. The steps of LiveCD customization are done within a self-written .sh-script. I found ...
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How to set a shortcut that alternate it's function conditionally?

I want to set a unique hotkey to be able to alternate the system sound between analog and HDMI outputs. How can I do this? This behavior could be observed in play shortcut (from org.gnome.settings-...

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