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I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system.

Skype uses the Cleanlooks theme instead of the default Ambiance theme.

How can I fix it?

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have you checked in settings of skype or looked in any settings? – Alvar May 31 '13 at 9:53
Is Skype a GTK2 app? Then it would use the GNOME 2 theme settings, which may be different from most apps. – Mechanical snail May 31 '13 at 9:56
@Mechanicalsnail, Ambiance still has a provision to theme gtk2 apps. See /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/. AFAIK, several major apps (Firefox, Chrome, LibreOffice) are still gtk2-based. – user25656 May 31 '13 at 11:46
OP, where is your "default Ambiance" theme located? Is it in /usr/share/themes or are you using it from ~/.themes? – user25656 May 31 '13 at 11:53

To fix Skype's GTK+ theme on Ubuntu 13.04.

first you have to enable MultiArch by running (in a terminal window) the command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

then refresh apt repository list by typing:

sudo apt-get update

and then you have to install the following package:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386
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@Alvar The 64-bit Skype is the same as the i386 version but with a wraper package. If you do apt-cache show skype-bin you'd see that it states Architecture: i386. You'd probably already have i386 enabled as otherwise it'll probably not have installed. – labsin May 31 '13 at 10:30
@Labsin I looked up what you said and noticed there are only a 32-bit version of Skype, my bad. – Alvar May 31 '13 at 10:37

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