View Full Version : All Ubuntu themes broken

January 21st, 2013, 10:25 PM
i have this problem, my menus are ugly and text have weird backgrounds, i think it appeared after installing pantheon desktop, now its purged but problem remains.
Appears in all themes.

Anyone knows how to fix it?

Screen: http://ubuntuone.com/2QYvdAqvKufuuXb2tbp0gD

Frogs Hair
January 21st, 2013, 11:56 PM
Did you change file managers when trying the other desktop ? You can make sure nautilus default in dconf editor. the path is org > gnome > nautilus > desktop and on the bottom default should read true. Nautilus helps draw the desktop themes in Gnome. If it is default try
nautilus -q

January 22nd, 2013, 07:45 AM
Dconf and command dindt helped.
I Changed desktop few times, I used KDE for long time, but i really think this happened after installing patheon.

Frogs Hair
January 22nd, 2013, 03:40 PM
That is why I wondered about the file manager because pantheon has its own. Make sure the file manager is set to handle the desktop in the Gnome Tweak tool and if have the synaptic package manager installed check for installed auto removable packages it will appear on the left side when status is selected.

January 22nd, 2013, 06:06 PM
Everything checks... IDK, doesnt seem tha FM can do that.

Frogs Hair
January 22nd, 2013, 09:01 PM
You can try the following.

sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

January 23rd, 2013, 01:33 PM

Frogs Hair
January 23rd, 2013, 08:44 PM
What Graphics card and driver ?
lspci -v

January 24th, 2013, 05:57 AM
Sounds like you may have a hidden config file in your home directory
overriding certain theme settings.
One program I use to customize theme colours creates a ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css file.

Do you have a ~/.gtkrc-2.0 or ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css file.
If so, try moving them to your desktop and log out/in.

January 24th, 2013, 12:00 PM
My drivers are fglrx from xorg-edgers.

I have neither of those hidden files.

I yield, but i found theme which makes my desktop looks not ugly even with this weird theme bug.

Frogs Hair
January 25th, 2013, 01:12 AM
Check for a Pantheon folders in home/hidden .config and delete it . I think stinkeye is on the right track.

January 30th, 2013, 11:39 PM
This helped: http://askubuntu.com/questions/153376/broken-gtk-theme

purging those 2 PPAs.