Next up is the colors that Ubuntu defaults to. When Ubuntu was originally launched in October 2004, it came with a predominantly brown theme, leading to some users questioning the style choices of the Ubuntu development team. With Ubuntu 6.06, the brown has been replaced with a warm caramel color (which, to be honest, is only slightly better than the brown).
Thankfully, GNOME offers an array of tools to modify the defaults. Just head to the System, Preferences, Theme option to quickly change the entire theme (see Figure 4.6). As mentioned earlier, Ubuntu defaults to Ubuntulooks, but you can choose from other options. Like the Desktop Background applet, the selected theme is automatically applied, so it is not too difficult to quickly find an option that suits you.
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