Enable light mode menus (system menus, notifications) on Ubuntu 21.04

Do you like the look of light mode? Here’s how to change the system tray menu, date and time menu, notifications, and other top panel drop-down menus from dark to light in Ubuntu 21.04.

Unlike previous Ubuntu releases, Ubuntu 21.04 has a dark mode top panel menu. Suitable for those who like dark themes. However, fans of light mode will need to change the Gnome Shell theme to improve the experience.



1. Install the user theme extension.

To get started, you must first install the User Themes Gnome Shell extension. This will allow you to change the Gnome Shell theme.

Method 1: Install the extension with a single command.

Press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to bring up a terminal window and run the following command to install a number of extensions, including user themes, on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extensions

Once installed, log out and then log back in.

Method 2: Install the extension from extensions.gnome.org.

For clean freaks, you need a single extension. Install first. chrome-gnome-shell Package by command:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

afterwards, Click to go to the extension web page Turn on the toggle icon to install the extension.

Do you see the toggle icon? Click Click here to install the browser extension to install the browser extension and refresh the web page.

2. Change the Gnome Shell theme:

After installing the user theme extension, launch Gnome Tweaks (install from the Ubuntu software) and[拡張機能]Go to the tab.

Then scroll down, find the extension, turn it on, and click the gear button to enter the settings. And finally, select Yaru-light or gnome classic to lighten the top panel.

that’s it. pleasant!

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