Questions about "themes" which alter the look of the interface.

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How to change appearance of the legacy Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) scrollbars?

I'm looking to change the appearance of the default Ubuntu scrollbars. I can't stand the overlay method, but at the same time I can't stand the look of the legacy scrollbars. Ergo I'm looking for ...
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Apps in Ubuntu Desktop are using different decoration themes

I'm using ubuntu desktop and some apps (nautilus, terminal, ubuntu settings) have the default ubuntu decoration (menu bar in upper bar, colors black, beautiful menus) but others are not integrated ...
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Wierd appearance of Cinnamon [on hold]

After I closed an unresponsive PDF viewer in Linux Mint 17, Cinnamon's appearnce got messed up. Now windows' title bar and dialog boxs looks like Win 98/95. Tried re-installing Cinnamon and GTK+, and ...
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Eclipse luna missing titles after theme revert

Lately I tried changing the colour theme of my Eclipse Luna to dark. Then I decided to revert back to the default GTK theme. But after I have done so, the title on the active edit window is missing ...
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How to work around Eclipse Luna/GTK bug 339174 (change to not use oxygen)

The bug is described here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339174 For me it fails with: java: /build/buildd/oxygen-gtk3-1.0.2/src/animations/oxygencomboboxdata.cpp:87: void ...
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My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
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Ubuntu 14.10: cannot find 25_custom in /etc/grub.d

I am following the following tutorial: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? When I want to create my custom bootloader I need to edit a grub script (among other ones) called 25_custom. But it's not ...
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Irix look for Gnome 3.x

I like to use IRIX like themes under Ubuntu. That worked for me until I upgraded to 14.04. Now my old IRIX like theme is gone (it seems) and I have been trying to search the net for a version that ...
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Can't see text in text boxes using Gnomish Dark theme.

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I just started using it about a week ago. I am also somewhat new to Linux. I installed a theme called Gnomish Dark, which I really like, but I have found that on certain ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the Terminal?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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Dark theme word processor for ubuntu or the web? Ideally that doesn't change every other application

I enjoy the way most of my applications look, but I wanted something like LibreOffice with a dark theme. The only ways I could find to make LibreOffice have a different look though involved changing ...
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How to make font black and background white on dash window

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Theme Radiance Opacity 0 Background solid color white I want simple black text on white background like in normal books. Dash window: for selecting programs program label font color ...
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Changing GTK+ theme takes several minutes to take effect

When I do Tweak Tool -> Appearance change GTK+ theme, it takes several minutes before I see the change. It used to change instantly, on the same computer, running the same installation of ...
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Can you change a Unity theme?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, so this might not make sense (?) but I see a lot of GNOME Shell themes online, and they make people's computers look awesome, but I like the look of the Unity environment ...
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Resetting GTK Settings: Ambiance Menu Colors

Whenever I use either Ambiance, or a theme that is based off of Ambiance (Ambiance-Colors for example), the menu text for the unity menus as well as all drop down menus is dark, like so: . The ...
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Changing the mouse cursor shape on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the cursor shape in Ubuntu desktop ? Also is it possible change the cursor shape, when the mouse pointer is inside a certain region ?
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Chromium theme changed automatically

I was just trying random experiment in terminal after typing indicator-netspeed &. I just typed stop and instantly terminal got closed (acceptable) and theme of chromium changed (unacceptable). ...
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HowTo change Mouse Cursors in all Windows and Applications?

I use Ubuntu Unity tool to change mouse cursors. But, now I have three differents results. 1) In Firefox I have the wanted result, my mouse cursor theme applied. 2) In Ubuntu I still have a white ...
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How do i theme new Header-bar for gtk3 compnents?

in my themes i do now have header-bars definiton . I don't get the ambiance code in this point. I did see that they aren' t exactly like normal toolbars. and don' t behave like ones. Can someone ...
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Can't install anything on ubuntu 14.04 nor updates

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ...
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Desktop theme installation [duplicate]

Every time I try to install a theme pack I get this code: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. Am I missing files that is required for Ubuntu ...
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Enabling Transparency?

I have been trying to enable panel transparency in Ubuntu 12.04 2D, but when I change the opacity in CCSM, it has no effect. Are there any themes that are like Ambiance, but with a transparent panel? ...
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theme and wall paper for 14.04 LTS

I upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 recently and realized that 13.10 provides more choice for themes and wall paper. Is it true that 14.04 LTS has less theme and wall paper? If yes, are there any way that ...
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Cannot install.msstyles theme on wine

I can't install my windows aero msstyles theme in wine. I used PlayOnLinux to install iTunes 10 and during the installation, it installed a Royale theme and was in Windows XP. I went to configure wine ...
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Plymouth Showing Crude Ubuntu Logo

On Ubuntu 14.04, I tried to change the plymouth theme to a home-made one. Unfortunately, it not only didn't show, it reverted to this crude Ubuntu logo(The one with Ubuntu text and four square(Square, ...
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Why did my highlights turn pink in Xubuntu 14.10?

Around the time of the start to testing of the second beta for Xubuntu 14.10, my highlights turned pink system-wide. What gives?
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What does a file that is dark grey in linux mean?

From this question on the forum Color Code Files, I learned that some colors mean different things on linux. However, in the answer there wasn't a reference to a file that was dark grey. Here is a ...
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problem in installing themes with terminal

i have installed 14.04. i tried to install new theme searched from noobslab and copied the script and pasted it in terminal but im getting this error for every theme i tried. Cannot add PPA: ...
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How can I change the KDE lockscreen?

I want gdm, lightdm, something--anything--other than the default one in KDE. I'm not talking about the login manager or anything, that I have set to gdm. I'm talking about the lock screen with the ...
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Which are the easiest Ubuntu desktop environments for applying themes?

I like the feature in Cinnamon where there is a setting for themes, and it asks you to get more online right in that window. Are there anymore like that?
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Plymouth scripting (bootsplash) several images (like gif)

I'm trying to make a simple Plymouth theme but i'm not entirely sure how to make it "my way". Here's a sample of my script for my theme. drift_image1 = Image("final1.png"); drift_sprite1 = ...
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How to change the colours in GTK3 themes

How to change the colors of a GTK3 theme? Is there any way to that? Kindly assist.
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Where can I find more Unity themes?

This might already be answered, but I can't find it. I am getting a bit bored of the traditional purple feel of unity and I would like something new. Where can I find more Unity themes? I have ...
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my ubuntu Desktop Don't work well

I tried to install gtk+ on ubuntu for learn gtk programing . before that Ubuntu Desktop was working well.when I installed it my ubuntu didn't work well.my themse,Icons,bg,keyboard languages and ... ...
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Lubuntu Mac Appearance

I have lubuntu installed on my old Compaq Presario v5000 computer and it runs nicely for a lightweight os, but I would like too have a Mac OS X style appearance. I tried a tutorial I found online but ...
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How to make things Transparent

How can I make the right-click menu at desktop semi-transparent. And when you click on Wireless , Bluetooth , Volume , and Calender I want to make them semi-transparent too.
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Font and theme changed

Suddenly, font and theme of ubuntu have changed. I don't really care about font, but theme is so ugly.Have a look: It's like windows 95! Anyone had similar problem, and is there a solution? ...
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Custom theme sidebar

I'm new to linux, and I recently installed ubuntu on my notebook with dual boot. So, I find the ubuntu normal theme OK, but I'd rather have something different. I searched and found this one: ...
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Unity Launcher “application start” feedback in custom theme

When I start application in Unity, the application launcher icon blinks informing me that something is happening. That's a behaviour in default Unity theme. However, in theme I use (Moka) such ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 theme error

so I installed Xubuntu 14.04 and I tried to change to the pre-installed theme Numix but only the part under the title bar changed for file manager. That goes with every other theme. Any solutions?
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Theme lightdm-gtk-greeter

There are a couple of question that deals with changing the icon theme / desktop theme of the lightdm-greeter. I wonder if it is possible to change other parameters of the greeter in order to be ...
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how to get mac theme working?

i am working on macbuntu 14.04 (mavericks theme ) so far i have succeeded in theme and adding every functionality but the problem it that i want a mac like top panel in Ubuntu so that the whole ...
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How to change bgcolor of active tab in chrome/chromium?

This question complements the question How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image? It seems changing the whole tab bar bgcolor is not difficult, but how about changing the bgcolor ...
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Where are kde themes located?

I want to modify a few icons in the theme I am using for smooth tasks where I like two of the display states but one just doesn't look right. How would I go about modifying them, and moreover where ...
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[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as a ...
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How can I Install a theme from Github

I saw this theme around the web and i liked it a lot. https://github.com/baurigae/polar-night But i'm a newbie on Ubuntu/Linux, and i have no idea how to install it. Can somebody help me?
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How to install elementary-xfce theme

i am trying to make xubuntu 14.04 to look like elementary os. I have found this repo https://github.com/shimmerproject/elementary-xfce, but have no idea how to actually apply this theme to my system. ...
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Change GDM in ubuntuGNOME 14.04.1

I've been searching the web and can't figure out how to do this, only that I can do this. I recently installed a fresh install of the ubuntu GNOME 14.04 flavor and love it so far, especially with all ...
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GNOME - Chrome contextual menu colors inconsistent with current theme

I've put together an icon/theme combination for my Ubuntu 14.04 + GNOME. Unfortunately, my color settings for contextual menu are applied for most applications, but not for Chrome - when I ...