Desktop Theme

Desktop Theme

Reset Desktop or Panel to Default

Change the look and feel of your desktop by selecting a new theme or resetting the panel. This is useful for restoring the desktop to the initial settings.

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Change the Theme

Change the Theme

Use the directions below to change or reset the desktop theme. Use the Use desktop layout from theme option if you want to restore icons, widgets, and the panel to the default. If you want to restore only the default panel, please see the next section.

Sometimes the widgets and icons can appear out of place or incorrectly sized after changing a theme. This is a known bug. To fix this, repeat the above steps and toggle the Use desktop layout from theme button. Then press apply again.

Theme Selections

Theme Selections

The Kubuntu Focus has 9 stock Global Themes. These include Breeze, Breeze Dark and Kubuntu. The default Global Theme is Kubuntu Focus and it uses a bottom panel like stock Kubuntu. The same layout is also available in Kubuntu Focus Light and Kubuntu Focus Hybrid. There are also three “vertical” themes that maximize usable screen height by placing the panel on the right. These themes are called Focus Vertical, Focus Vertical Light, and Focus Vertical Hybrid.

You can download and use a different theme by clicking on the Get New Global Themes button. While these themes can be fun and engaging, we recommend using one of the stock Global Themes for daily work, as these are actively updated and tested with your system.

Panel Reset

Panel Reset

Use the directions below reset the panel to the default.

Troubleshooting

Q: When I change the theme, sometimes the icons and widgets are out of place or incorrectly sized. What can I do to fix this?

A: See the solution found in the Change the Theme section immediately after the instructions.

Revisions

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Disclaimer

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