[ubuntu-za] Unity launcher color woes

Bruce Pieterse dev at otq.za.net
Sun Sep 23 15:32:43 UTC 2012


On 22 Sep 2012, at 9:04, Wikus <mazal.wikus at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17/09/2012 23:30, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
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>> On Mon 17 Sep 2012 16:15:16 SAST, Wikus wrote:
>>> Thanx , nothing there that helps though.
>>> It is another one of those "too bad boet , that's the way it is"
>>> things in Ubuntu it seems. **sigh**
>>> Now you are forced too choose a background with colors that will suit
>>> the launcher. Ridiculous.
>>> 
>>> Thanx for the link though Hilton.
>>> 
>>> - Wikus
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On 17/09/2012 16:08, Hilton Gibson wrote:
>>>> Try:
>>>> http://askubuntu.com/questions/119731/how-do-i-disable-the-chameleon-effect-in-notifications-and-the-unity-launcher
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 17 September 2012 16:04, Wikus <mazal.wikus at gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:mazal.wikus at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>     Hi all ,
>>>> 
>>>>     I have a problem with the color of my unity launcher bar.
>>>>     It changes and adapts according to the background picture I use.
>>>>     It doesn't stay the same color.
>>>>     For example , I had a background picture that had a lot of silver
>>>>     in it , so the launcher color was silver.
>>>>     Now I have a background picture that have plenty of orange and so
>>>>     the launcher bar changed to a very
>>>>     ugly orange. This is annoying and ugly. I want it to stay a
>>>>     specific neutral color like silver for example.
>>>> 
>>>>     I tried changing the color with My Unity , but when I reboot it is
>>>>     an ugly orange again.
>>>>     How can I change the launcher color and make it stay that color
>>>>     regardless of what background picture I use ?
>>>> 
>>>>     Ubuntu 12.04 32bit with all updates.
>>>> 
>>>>     Thanx
>>>> 
>>>>     - Wikus
>>>> 
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>> Hi Wikus,
>> 
>> It is possible! This is how:
>> 
>> - - Install compizconfig-settings-manager or
>> - - Launch it if you have it :)
>> - - Scroll down to the Desktop category
>> - - Select Ubuntu Unity Panel
>> - - Click on the Experimental Tab
>> - - Change the background color name to #313131 and the opacity to 255.
>> 
>> Enjoy!
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>> All the best,
>> 
>> Bruce
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> Morning Bruce ,
> 
> So I have tried this now (the compiz way you suggested) , but it doesn't work.
> The moment you change the desktop picture the launcher and all changes color with it again.
> 
> - Wikus
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Hi Wikus,

I don't encounter this problem on 12.10 even when manually changing the background. Perhaps you can file a bug report regarding this if you like.

Regards, 

Bruce

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