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    My Ubuntu has gone ugly

    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:

    Code:
    env GTK2_RC_FILES=/usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc /usr/bin/firefox
    When 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.

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    Re: My Ubuntu has gone ugly

    See what file manager is starting in Unity from help > about and if it is nautilus try the following command.
    Code:
    nautilus -q
    between your three desktops I think you have three file manages and Nautilus is used to draw the desktop in Ubuntu.
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    Re: My Ubuntu has gone ugly

    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.

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