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Thread: Themes

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007


    I am looking for a theme which can provide the following:
    large, visible cursor
    actually displays what is one the desktop, including the top line (holds program stuff like file, view, edit, etc. as well as network hookup, etc.

    I have run through several themes and strange things happen. unity choices turn into spaces, network goes black, file, view, edit, etc. goes away until cursor hits them, etc. I keep thinking there is one that will actually display everything but, for some reason, I have not been able to find it.

    The above lists what I really need. In addition it would be nice if there was a them which gave a larger view for those of us working with screens which are not on a desk but, rather, further away. I think a magnification option exists but have no idea how to get there/

    Thank you................

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Re: Themes

    What your looking for isn't provided by a theme.

    Change the cursor size.....see HERE

    Disable Menu in panel completely(terminal command)
    echo '[ "$DESKTOP_SESSION" = "ubuntu" ] && unset UBUNTU_MENUPROXY' | sudo tee /etc/X11/Xsession.d/81ubuntu-menu-proxy
    Log out/in

    If you want to enable the global menu again...
    sudo rm /etc/X11/Xsession.d/81ubuntu-menu-proxy

    For a larger view, change the text scaling factor(terminal command)
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor x.x
    ...where x.x is a number between 1.0 and 3.0
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor 1.5
    To reset text-scaling-factor back to default, use(terminal command)...
    gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.interface text-scaling-factor
    Last edited by stinkeye; October 5th, 2013 at 04:04 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Re: Themes

    Wow! Thanks for the reply!

    I will try this and see what happens.

    Thanks again!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    London, England
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Themes

    There will also be problems if you are choosing themes built with GTK2 toolkit as Gnome (and hence Ubuntu) now requires themes built with the GTK3 toolkit. This is the case ever since Gnome moved from Gnome 2 to Gnome 3.

    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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