Ubuntu :: New Theme - Notifications Change / Get Back?
Jan 20, 2010
Does anybody know how I can change the way the icons in my panel react when they need attention? For example if I get an IM, how can I adjust the way the IM box in the task bar acts? I put a new theme in I really like, but my IMs and other windows that would normally flash to show they need attention now do nothing, so I don't know when I get an IM or anything. Is there any way I can tweak that?
I updated my laptop from F12 to F14 via preupgrade. After doing so, the standard mouse theme was active. So I installed the one I like again and set it as mouse theme. For some reason it is now a mixture of the one I installed and the standard theme. If I open a place in nautilus the displayed symbol is the right one while waiting, if I open something in control center I get the standard icon. Same problem with drag and drop, I always get the hand from the standard theme. I also tried the former standard theme Bluecurve and it was the same problem.Can anyone tell me what goes wrong with the theme? What has changed in F14, that the older themes won't work?
How can I change the positions for the notifications? It is at a weired place after installing 10.4 and I need to move it. I have been googling about it and it seems like the position is hard coded in the source code, can this really be true? If it is, I am starting to question my decision to use Ubuntu. How can i serous skilled developer hard code something like that in the source code? Can I trust the developer to know what he is doing?
I've been wondering about how I can change settings on the notifications that show on the screen when a wireless connection is established, when I get new mail, etc. They look a lot like growl notifications from OSX, but clicking on them doesn't show me anything. If someone could explain a little about what they are/do
To the best of my recollection, here's what happened. I installed Ubuntu 10, all default options. No custom themes. Using Gnome. I installed Kubuntu. Again, all default options. Still using Gnome, though. I upgraded to 11. Then, when I try to switch back to Ubuntu, I can't get the default Ubuntu theme to stick. When I log in, it looks correct for about twenty seconds, then everything switches to Ambiance or Plymouth or something else. Basically, I'm trying to get the brown task bar back and I can't. It's all light-colored.
I tried applying an emerald theme yesterday, and when I did, it somehow affected the login screen, now it looks old and crappy like win98. I tried disabling emerald and even uninstalling it, but the login screen remains crappy, how do I get it back to the way it was?
I can't change my GDM theme any more nor will I be able to in the next version of Ubuntu! I know why (the gnome developers took the feature out in the re-write of GDM). I have two questions. Why is GDM so bloated that they can't re-write all of the features? It also seems to take a lot of resources (more than the others). My second question. When, if ever, will I be able to customize my gdm theme again?
What happened to the gdm configuration screen where I could change the default gdm theme? This seems to have disappeared from ubuntu 10.04, and in my personal opinion, the white/purple default theme of the new gdm is terrible and I would like to change it. Where is the GUI for this in lucid, and why has it disappeared?
EDIT: System -> Administration -> Login Screen only allows me to change automatic logins and other features like that. The GUI I'm referring to isn't there.
I can get to System / Preference / Appearance / Theme in 10.04 but when I decide I want to use the Clearbooks theme and open it, there is no icon to click to install it. Exactly how does this work, step by step?
I've decided to migrate from gnome to openbox but I'm having a few issues with lxappearance in order to change the gtk theme. When I run lxappearance I get the following error (lxappearance:3812): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated And I'm unable to change any of the themes. When I do try and change the theme I get the following (lxappearance:381: Gtk-WARNING **: GtkSpinButton: setting an adjustment with non-zero page size is deprecated.
I am trying to use Emerald Theme Manager and I have downloaded a theme, imported it and it's showing there but it won't change on the desktop.licking thheme...pressing enter while its highed...nothing changes
Got a simple question about xubuntu. I installed it from ubuntu via 'xubuntu-desktop' package and all seems to be working fine. My ubuntu programs and files appear in xubuntu and run normally. However, when I change the theme, the metacity window frame remains the same. How do I change it? It's stuck with the last used ubuntu metacity theme.
Recently I noticed my system theme changed itself to a grey blocky look that I can only assume is the gnome default. I cannot change it back to anything else, like Ambiance or Dust through the appearance window.
I run Compiz and Emerald for effects and themes. Compiz effects and Emerald's window borders work fine, I have my Emerald theme but the icons, menus and buttons are all this ugly old look and I cannot change it. I have tried reloading the window manager, rebooting, switching Compiz and Emerald off and using Metacity and GTK Window Decorator, but the theme doesn't change. I can't change buttons, menus, colors or icons.
When I open System > Prefs > Appearance, I can choose a theme and oddly enough it changes the theme for the appearance window, but only the appearance window and nothing else.
I have a customized Ubuntu 10.04 TLS Desktop running. I have all the task and tool bars removed and only icons on the desktop are left.My question is how do I change the Theme without using the menus but by editing the config files instead? What config files do I edit to make the change?So far I added these 2 files:.gconf/desktop/gnome/interface/%gconf.xml
I am running 11.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1500 series laptop. I updated my computer yesterday, and now my desktop theme is different. In 10.04, changing the theme was easy, just go to appearance settings and choose. For some reason, when I go to appearance and select a theme now, the only options I get are customize and install, neither of which do anything to help me change my theme. The install button takes me to my home directory...presumably to pick a theme file. But I can't find any themes in my home directory.
I changed the pic for the theme in 05_debian_theme but when I got to update-grub I get this:
Generating grub.cfg ... /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme: line 43: syntax error near unexpected token `fi'
I have looked at a sample debian_theme file mine looks the same except for the name of the pic. the 'fi' is the one after the EOF.When I pasted in the image name I put .tng so I back spaced that out and there is still a '.' after the image name.Can I just restore the 05_debian_theme file without rebuilding the grub?
so normaly in order to change root qt/gtk app's theme in KDE, i have to run kdesudo system settings. I think it is possible via linking to have the root theme automaticly sync with my user theme, but i dont know which files to link.
I get tired of the ugly default GNOME theme that rears its head when I'm doing something as superuser. I understand why it's desirable for these windows with elevated privileges to look different, but I'd like to choose a different theme.
So... what terminal command do I run to bring up the Appearance window? My thought is if I simply run it with "sudo", any changes made would affect the appearance of future elevated-privilege windows. Does that sound right, or am I out in left field?
I just installed a fresh install of Kubuntu 10.4. A simple question, how do I change the desktop theme? I used to find it by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Desktop Settings or what it is called (my system is in Italian), now itsn't there.