Ubuntu – How to change color of unity workspace border, and window resize


Currently running ubuntu 11.10. So I've been doing a lot of work on a new theme to match the physical look of my laptop which is a blue, black, white theme. Obviously orange visuals look out of place. Which leads me to the borders in unity workspace, and the highlight color you get when resizing windows (ex. snapping windows).

Screenshot 1

Screenshot 2

Really just have no clue where the config files for this is, or if it is even possible to change them. I would like to make all the orange you see in the two pictures blue. Any help is always appreciated.

Best Answer

Both of them can be changed in Compiz Config Settings Manager.

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  1. To change color of Workspace Switcher, the settings you need to change is under Expo settings. expo

After changing the color the expo looks like this:

after expo 2. To change this one, you need to go to Grid settings under Window Management. You can search these in the Search bar to find them.


After changing this one, the highlight will look like this:

after grid

These are some extra settings you can configure to change the appearance even better:

To change the color of Window Resize: resize

To change the color of Wall when you change the workspace: wall

These are some other questions which help you in changing the other settings (removing the orange color completely):

How to change color of unity workspace border, and window resize

How do I change the colors of the Ambiance & Radiance themes?

How to change the color of the scroll bar?

How do I set the background color/pattern in a Nautilus window?

How do I change the "Selected Items" color?

I think you might have already installed Ubuntu Tweak and MyUnity. These two combined with Compiz Config Settings Manager will make you get pure control over your desktop using GUI.

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