How to switch off the Chameleon effect

Asked by Keith Drummond on 2012-04-16

Will there be a way to switch off the chameleon effect or have it switched off by default?

The way the launcher and notifications appear seem to be distracting/ugly on many wallpapers, and then when you are using applications full-screen the (such as a browser) the difference between the launcher and notifications are even more pronounced and distracting as they are obviously taking their colour choice from the wallpaper and not the desktop/workspace you are currently using.

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2012-04-16
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2012-05-10
Dimitar Dimitrov (dimitrov) said : #1

I agree with you on this one. I don't see why the notify-osd should have the chameleon effect at all. It's a notification, it's supposed to notify you and therefore it should be easily visible. It was nice when it had a black background with slight transparency. Now it's a lot uglier.

Zies McDoom (jasonflindt) said : #2

I agree I dont like the affect

GdH (georgdh) said : #3

I really hate Unity developers for this. I'm forced to change my wallpaper in order to get less annoying launcher and dash. They are idiots, no doubts.

Manuel Tondeur (sinekonata) said : #4

How they thought this as a default with no alternative would be a good idea is beyond me.
I'm pretty sure a checkbox on Settings > Appearance would have been a fraction of the work it took them to develop this.
So they clearly assuming evertone would be cool with it and obviously it's just not the case...

I made the switch to unitu because it has a lot to offer and is (was) beautiful, now I have to leave a dark/grey wallpaper because every other color I tried is just plain ugly...

So I hope this will be fixed soon because now it's even on ubuntu 11.10 too!!

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