I installed xscreensaver after having an issue that my laptop suddenly didn't enter sleep mode automatically anymore, and after an initial period where all remained fine, I noticed my login window being changed, the photo appearing square and the login form roughened, then after rebooting, I noticed many interface changes; I installed the app using the AppCenter. Which thus did mess up many visual elements (icons, window decorations, and such). How can I restore the interface to normal?

A similar issue has been reported here, with another screensaver app, mate.


The answer apparently lies in the interface tweaks. I have it installed on my system.

Open system settings > tweaks

  • GTK+ > Elementary
  • Icons > Elementary

Restores the interface to the original settings. Though, I don't know the reason the settings were changed by xscreensaver, nor if the fix is permanent, but it does the job.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.