Changing the Appearance in Ubuntu 13.10

One of the most common thing that a user will do to their computer is to change the appearance of their desktop and layout. In almost every case this will include changing the desktop background or wallpaper and color scheme. This tutorial will show you how to change the appearance of your Ubuntu 13.10 computer.

The first step to changing the appearance is to open the Appearance app from the Dash as shown in the screenshot below.

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Once you have the Appearance Dialog open you will be able to change the desktop background to a picture that you have saved on your computer hard drive. The screenshot shown below shows the screen of which you can set the background to a User selected picture.

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On the screenshot shown below you will see that you can set the background to a solid color that you select. You can also set a gradient between two colors as the background.

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On the screenshot shown below you will see that you can also select a default wallpaper that is included with Ubuntu 13.10.

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You can also change the system theme to something else such as high contrast as in the screenshot shown below.

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On the behavior tab you can set the Launcher to auto hide. You can also enable workspaces in Ubuntu 13.10 from this screen.

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This tutorial has shown you how to get started with changing the appearance on Ubuntu 13.10. If you have any questions or comments about changing the appearance in Ubuntu 13.10, feel free to leave a comment below and I will reply as soon as I can.

If you know someone that needs help changing the appearance on their Ubuntu operating system please share this tutorial with them so that they will find the help that they need.

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