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Change GTK+3 icon theme for a specific application

Firefox doesn't play well with dark system themes and I want to use it and only it with a light system theme, which can be done with an environment variable, but then it will still use my default ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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How to prevent the people from using 'e' to change the 'config' in grub?

I'm really stumped this time because, I've tried to configure the 10_linux & the 00_header the /boot/grub/grub.conf I've tried it many times, but unable to protect it with Password Please do ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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Does Ubuntu Customization Kit work on all Ubuntu Versions? (15.04+)

I'm trying to create a customized Ubuntu install, but I'm not sure if its compatibly to Ubuntu 15.04. I know its compatible with 14.04 LTS, but is it with 15.04, since Development stopped 2 years ago. ...
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Is it possible to change the behavior of close button?

Can I change the behavior of the close button so it won't close the application/window but merely minimize it? Similarly to the behavior in Mac OS X.. Edit: A nice workaround would be to change the ...
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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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How to create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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How to change the icon of an application on the LxPanel in Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened: its icon gets bigger than the LxPanel and all the another ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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Unable to set my own icon for launcher item in 12.04

I use the Faenza icon collection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with no issues. I decided to change my Gimp launcher icon, so I made my own (gimp-ak.png) and added it, and its appropriately sized derivatives, ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization?

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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add touchscreen right click options unity

I have ubuntu unity on tablet and I know that a 2 finger click right clicks but on small areas like dock icons I can't do it. On Windows I could touch and hold for 2 seconds. How can I accomplish this ...
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Customizing size of icons in the Dash

Upon searching for anything specific in the Dash, it displays a wide variety of items with huge icons for a 15.6 inch display on a laptop. I was wondering if there's any alternative to reduce the ...
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Custom desktop icon size

How do I change the Unity's desktop icon size to a custom value? If I go to Folder view > Edit > Preferences > Icon view > Default zoom lv I can change the size between 400%, 200%, 150%, ...
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Ubuntu-equivalent of Suse Studio?

Is there an Ubuntu-equivalent of Suse Studio? I haven't been able to find anything, but there may be something hiding in the web... I'm looking for an equivalent - with options such as being able to ...
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I can't for the life of me figure out how to customize color in ncmpcpp

I finally was able to get ncmpcpp setup on my new eOS install (after giving up out of frustration on a previous install) and I love it. I really want to change to colors though and I know this is ...
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What controls the generation of window borders? (MATE)

What I'm looking for is what controls window borders; specifically what actually defines what goes where (as in, the program that says the bottom bar goes at the bottom, not the side or what keeps the ...
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I can't find any option to change a sound theme

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity (dual boot, but separate hard drives). I have looked all over the settings for a way to change the sound theme, but I can't find one. There is one spot in the ...
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Ghost box displayed in the notification area

I have a problem with this in the notification area. Apparently a "ghost box" is below these options, so that not all look good, especially the volume bar. Thanks in advance for your reply. This is ...
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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Changing default dash view - 12.04 lts

I would like to know if it is possible to replace the default display of the dash from historical (last soft and files used) to list of installed software (second icon at the bottom of the dash screen)...
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Access harddisk from Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt

How do I access my hard disk from the Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt? The mounted file system is the Live CD's own system. I want to use it for installation of deb-packages stored at the local hard ...
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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how to install new Theme for Ubuntu Customization

I am customizing the ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition for my project work and I want to install new GUI look or theme in customization. How can I inbuilt a new theme for Distro and make it as default theme.
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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Creating a bootable CD based on Ubuntu Server

Note: bootable here refers to an Installation CD, not to the El Torito bootable CD standard if narrowly construed, or to a Live CD if widely construed. What tools exist to create a bootable CD based ...
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Add custom command in the open with dialog? - Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial

I am trying to associate .fig files (generated by MATLAB) so that I can open them easily by double clicking them. An easy way of doing that in Ubuntu versions before 16.04 is to use the custom command ...
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Kmail: Increase horizontal spacing in message list

I want to increase the horizontal spacing in the message list in Kmail. I find that the spacing is a bit too close to each other, and would like more space between the emails in the message list. I ...
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run virtualenv in new terminal tab automatically

I am using virtualenv, so to start I have to say source some/long/path/bin/activate Sometimes (very often, in fact) I want to create another tab in terminal, to edit another script, or to run ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to launch Activities Overview?

The SUPER key is currently the default key to launch the Activities Overview, however due to an incident involving large amounts of chocolate cake the key no longer works properly and does not always ...
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MAAS custom power type

I would like to use MAAS in a custom environment. Actually, the servers are usual machines with netboot capability, however, the power (rack) controller is a linux box. I can login via ssh into the ...
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Ubuntu “guest-session” LAN issues (Kodi)

Hello ppl of Ubuntu ask: i was preparing my "pilot machine" for my students lab with a gamma services mounted in local servers, i set up the service they worked good until i transformed the ...
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Global Menu shrinks appname

So this is not a question on how to have the Global Menu always visible, but instead, how to make the Global Menu to show the full appname. If it's too long it gets faded out: How would I be able ...
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Changing KeePass2 tray icon

I want to change default KeePass2 tray icons - currently unlocked workspace is displayed with blue "calm" icon and secure, locked workspace is displayed with red element suggesting problem/danger. It ...
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howto resize the ubuntu logo in the login screen 12.04

how can i resize the area reserved for the Ubuntu logo in the login screen. I managed to change the logo and replace it with mine, except that mine is a squared image file with much bigger dimensions ...
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How can I change the text Ubiquity?

I am developing my own Ubuntu-based distribution and I am stuck with the customization of Ubiquity. I would like to change the text that prompts the user at welcome screen and at the user information ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE - Disable background dim when logout clicked

How can I disable the background dimming when I click logout? Is there a setting which I can modify in LXDE to achieve this? ^ Example
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Changing colors in GNOME Classic

So I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME. I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I'd like to chcange is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. They'...
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URxvt Terminal Customization

I've just seen a screenshot of an user who uses i3wm and urxvt as default terminal: I liked very much it. Watching the informations about his machine on the terminal, we can see the terminal he's ...
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How to set minimise and maximise effects via command line

I am making install script for my home (and friend's) pc. I want to make the minimise and maximise animation Sidekick. So far i found this: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/animation/...
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getting error while customizing ubuntu gnome 15.10

helloo guys.. we have 50 ubuntu users in my organization present some pc's running on ubuntu 12.4 and some pc's running on 14.4 ubuntu versions. actually iam new to ubuntu iam getting error while ...
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how to change the spacing between the Progress dots?

so i'm just playing around with the plymouth theme thingy and i a custom image instead of the progress dots i would like to change the spacing between them but i don't know how since i'm not that good ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a reboot,...
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...