I think I messed something up

i think i messed something up, i had recently installed a big sur theme but did not like it and removed it but the gdm theme was not being removed,
and now my notifications look like this

Can you go back into Settings>Desktop>Themes and change back to defaults or select other options you would prefer?

i changed the shell theme and stuff its just gdm that is still there and i do not know how to remove it

Do you know which directory/folders you put the theme files in (usr/share/themes)?

If so, you could just delete the unwanted files. I don't have Zorin running on this current box, so unfortunately I may not be giving the best of directions.

i dont know which folder because i just did ./install.sh on terminal

this is what gnome tweaks looks like

i think its an issue with zorin's theme because when i changed it to orchis the issue is fixed

You can add your own background here...

That is your Gnome-shell theme. Not GDM theme. The GDM theme only applies to the Log In Screen, not the Desktop.

i dont think it was due to the theme. I think it has something to do with zorin's dark shell themes because they are the only ones with the issue, anyway can you tell me how to remove the gdm theme it woud be helpful

I think we need to be on the same page, here... Before anyone starts telling how to remove things.
The screenshot you posted shows the Desktop Environment.
Not GDM.
You pointed out the flaws that are visible within that screenshot.


yeah i thought that it was caused due to the gdm theme, but later i found out that the gdm theme is applicable only to the lock screen so it is the issue with the shell theme, which is Zorin blue dark

and i would also like to know how to remove the gdm theme just in case in the future i want to change

You can use gdm-tools to customize GDM:

To install:

sudo apt install libglib2.0-dev dconf-cli git

git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/realmazharhussain/gdm-tools.git

cd gdm-tools


Configure with:

set-gdm-theme list

I just logged into Gnome and tested Zorin Blue Dark and I do not have the same issue.
Have you Opened Zorin Appearance and clicked Reset to defaults?
Then re-select your theme.

You should be able to fully remove Big Sur theme by deleting its folder from /usr/share/themes or from ~/.themes or ~/.local/share/themes

i deleted that

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i tried that but the same issue is there

Very strange... Can you link to the big sur theme so I can take a look at it?

this was the theme

This also installs a flatpak Sur theme.
Can you check in terminal:

flatpak list

And see if it is listed as installed? If so, you can remove it with

flatpak remove (The theme name as shown)

Name Application ID Version Branch Origin Installation
Metronome com.adrienplazas.Metronome 1.1.0 stable flathub system
Codecs …dacityteam.Audacity.Codecs stable flathub system
Audacity tran… …dacityteam.Audacity.Locale stable flathub system
TAP-plugins …top.LinuxAudio.Plugins.TAP 1.0.1 20.08 flathub system
SWH …top.LinuxAudio.Plugins.swh 0.4.17 20.08 flathub system
Freedesktop P… org.freedesktop.Platform 20.08.16 20.08 flathub system
Mesa …esktop.Platform.GL.default 21.1.8 20.08 flathub system
Mesa …esktop.Platform.GL.default 21.2.2 21.08 flathub system
Intel …sktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel 20.08 flathub system
Intel …sktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel 21.08 flathub system
openh264 …edesktop.Platform.openh264 2.1.0 2.0 flathub system
GNOME Applica… org.gnome.Platform 40 flathub system
gnome platfor… org.gnome.Platform.Locale 41 flathub system
ZorinBlue-Dark …k.Gtk3theme.ZorinBlue-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinBlue-Lig… ….Gtk3theme.ZorinBlue-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGreen-Da… ….Gtk3theme.ZorinGreen-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGreen-Li… …Gtk3theme.ZorinGreen-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGrey-Dark …k.Gtk3theme.ZorinGrey-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinGrey-Lig… ….Gtk3theme.ZorinGrey-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinOrange-D… …Gtk3theme.ZorinOrange-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinOrange-L… …tk3theme.ZorinOrange-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinPurple-D… …Gtk3theme.ZorinPurple-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinPurple-L… …tk3theme.ZorinPurple-Light 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinRed-Dark …tk.Gtk3theme.ZorinRed-Dark 3.22 zorinos system
ZorinRed-Light …k.Gtk3theme.ZorinRed-Light 3.22 zorinos system
KDE Applicati… org.kde.Platform 5.15 flathub system
QGnomePlatform …atformTheme.QGnomePlatform 5.15 flathub system
QtSNI org.kde.PlatformTheme.QtSNI 5.15 flathub system
QGnomePlatfor… ….QGnomePlatform-decoration 5.15 flathub system
Kdenlive org.kde.kdenlive 21.08.3 stable flathub system

this is what is shown

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