View Full Version : [ubuntu] My Ubuntu has gone ugly

October 26th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Hi all

I've been messing around with Mate and Xubuntu lately, when I came back to Unity I discovered that most of my windows are borked. The themes aren't being applied and everything looks pretty square and bland.

The only way I can get them working is to launch apps like this:

env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /usr/bin/firefoxWhen I create a new user that seems to work, but I'm curious if I can fix this relatively easily without having to remove all my config files.

I already tried removing .config and .compiz-1 from my home directory but the problem still remains.

Anyone else seen this? I'm on 12.04LTS 64bit.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Frogs Hair
October 26th, 2012, 07:01 PM
See what file manager is starting in Unity from help > about and if it is nautilus try the following command.
nautilus -q between your three desktops I think you have three file manages and Nautilus is used to draw the desktop in Ubuntu.

October 29th, 2012, 10:14 AM
It is Nautilus but that didn't fix the issue, thanks for replying. Unless I manually specify the GTK2 stuff, everything but the title bar on my windows is beige and boxy.