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

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How do I add a border around windows but keep the Ambiance theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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Undoing GTK configuration change

I just followed the directions on this website which according to the page "define gtk 2.0 layout." Specifically, I followed the directions under "Easy Fix," wherein I clicked Launch GTK 2.0 RC ...
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Toolbar gradient

How do you modify the toolbar gradient (the area inside the red rectangle) in Nautilus and other applications? I tried to play around with various *.css & *.rc files inside ...
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Ubuntu - Chrome OS look

Is it possible to somehow apply the look of chrome os on ubuntu? I need exactly the same look :D
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Trusty Tahr change selected item color [on hold]

I am trying to change the selected item color in 14.04 with little luck. I find that if I follow the directions listed here: How do I change the "Selected Items" color? It works for things ...
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Nautilus thinks it is always maximized when using Ambience Theme [closed]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 I have the problem that with the Ambience Theme no title bars are shown in some applications, eg Nautilus: It is also not possible to resize the window in ...
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How do I remove a color from the GTK scale widget?

I have included a link below. I am making changes to the Ubuntu to rid myself of the all the orange, but it sticks around like the herp. Anyone have any experience with this? You will notice the ...
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change icons back to global theme

I changed some of my individual icons via rooted nautilus and selected my own different icons. But now I want to make them back to whatever my default global icon theme is. Is there anyway to make ...
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Software-properties-gtk won't Start UnicodeDecodeError

After upgrading from ubuntu 13.04 to ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 bit) and immediately noticed my themes and software repositories are broken. I have no idea where to start with the theme (looks like Windows ...
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Lost toolbar icons on Files 3.6.3 Ubuntu 13

I tried install diffrent theme but cannot fix toolbar icons on Files 3.6.3. Please help
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Impossible to customize all aspects of Lubuntu theme from GUI

I would turn the default Lubuntu theme into a dark theme, but it seems impossible to change from the GUI: The color of inactive tabs in Panel The background of PcManFM places The theme of Gnome ...
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How to fix this broken Gnome Shell ?

Any idea how I can fix this theme? The gap between the icons are bigger than usual and the dock is mis-positioned to a lower portion of the screen!
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Can I change the theme for only one program in Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to change the theme that Inkscape uses to a dark one, but I want the rest of the programs I use to retain the theme they currently have. I found this article ...
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How to widen “Window List Item” boxes in (Cinnamon) Gnome Desktop to fit?

I was able to increase the size of GNOME panels that hold the Window List Item boxes by modifying the "width" property of the ".window-list-item-box" CSS class of cinnamon.css (in the Cinnamon ...
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Panel Status Icons Wrong Color

Across the top of the panel, I have these status indicators: Language, Network Connection, Messaging, Volume, Time, and System. Upon format and fresh install of 13.10, I see that Language icon does ...
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GTk Theme Class of Component

I experienced a strange UI after installing Numix-Daily theme and I want to fix this. The color should not very dark (It should be grey). My Question : What is the best way knowing what that (type ...
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How to use a classic menu with Unity? [duplicate]

Am not talking about drop down menu indicators , I need a classic menu i can place it at the unity launcher so it will be a good navigator with a lot of tools .
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All themes are not appearing in Ubuntu 13.10

I a using ubuntu 13.10 and I can not see all available themes in either 'Appearance' or 'unity-tweak tool' Though I have many theme in /usr/share/themes' directory. I do not have~/.themes` folder. Do ...
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Cannot change any icon sizes in Kubuntu System Settings…can someone help me please?

I'm a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu and I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu. When I go to System Settings, then Application Appearance, then Icons, then Advanced, all the Size drop-down boxes ...
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Customize gedit color theme as python idle

class Player(): My gedit used python idle theme so when i type this piece, 'class' show orange but 'Player' is black. so if i want change classname or function name's color into blue, what should i ...
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Cannot change Window Border of Gnome Classic session

I have found many "solutions" for this problem, including modifying gsettings.py, as well as installing Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool. I have even attempted using Gnome 3.10. Nothing I have ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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Are there docs for creating a Unity theme? [duplicate]

for the last year or so I have been using KDE. I am switching back to Unity because I prefer the work flow while I'm coding, I find it easier and faster to manage all that I am doing in Unity. However ...
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can't open update manager or package installer [duplicate]

It is showing this error when opening the update manager.I have installed mac os theme. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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How to change terminal theme / behavior?

Like Excel / .Net / Java can terminal also be a user friendly ? In current scenario it's single colour window single font and working with merely zero GUI, limited people who are aware about commands ...
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How to change icons on GNOME favorites bar?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I switched to GNOME and managed to change the icons! But when I open a program that has its own (new) icon on the favorites bar (if that's its name) I still see the original ...
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How can I change “Show Desktop” icon following icons theme?

I've installed Numix-Circle icons themes and inside there is a "show-desktop.svg" icon, but the icon loaded remains "user-desktop.svg" from the Numix theme. Where the Show Desktop icons is located? ...
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Making a custom mouse cursor in ubuntu 12.04

I have done some customization to my desktop but I am really stumped on trying to figure out how to make my own mouse cursor by taking a png and editing it and then making it an x11 file. I have ...
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Text shadow in gnome-shell.css for currently active window

I am trying to edit the gnome-shell.css file for my current theme on Gnome 3.6 Ubuntu and cannot find the entry for the currently active window as I'd like to remove the text shadow.
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How can I get the solarized color theme for MATE terminal?

I would like to have the solarized theme in MATE 1.6 terminal. How can I get it?
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Swapping out icon set for a different one (13.10, Ambience theme)? [Solved]

I have hunted for an answer to this one, which must be out there, but I only seem to find older, out-dated "solutions". I would like to use the new Lubuntu Box Icon set in Ubuntu 13.10. But how?? My ...
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Modify indicator - increase distance between icon and text

this is my second question about theming an indicator-applet, I'm afraid this is something I really can't understand... With the theme I'm using (FlatStudio, doesn't matter if Grey, Dark etc.) there ...
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Is there an ubuntu desktop icon theme that looks like ubuntu touch icons?

The question is clear. Is there an ubuntu desktop icon theme (complete or not) that looks like ubuntu touch icons? I saw this question, and on trying to install the ubuntu-mobile-icons, I got this ...
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lubuntu panel does not take on system theme colour

I installed a gtk 2 ambiance like theme on ubuntu 13.10 running the lubuntu desktop and when I set the panel to take the system theme only the indicator applet changed to take on the theme colour. How ...
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How to install windows 8/8.1 themes on ubuntu?

I found this link and this one that shows that win 8 theme could be implemented ! I could it even make it faster and 100% compatible to ambiance. My question is the following: We all know that ...
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Missing Some Icons Cinnamon installed on Ubuntu 12.04.4

I installed Cinnamon 2.0 and it is quite fast. I had to install the Gnome Icons, which took care of most missing ICONS except for a few like Clementine. This is always a problem with certain ...
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permission to write in root/usr/share/kde4/apps [duplicate]

i am trying to just do basic theming.. there isnt an install button for "Desktop Theme" so i am trying to copy the files to root/usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme but get access denied message every ...
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How can I make the menu bars adhere to the Ambiance theme?

Xubuntu 13.10 I chose Ambiance as a theme and it doesn't seem to work for all elements of the GUI/DE: I'd like to make the DE/GUI look coherent and "light", just as the rest of the Ambiance ...
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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Can I change the gedit shell output colors?

With the help of (answers to) questions like Make gedit embedded terminal colours the same as the default terminal and How can I change the color of the text in a terminal embedded in GEdit? my gedit ...
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Configuration changes resist to apply, and some other mess; need help!

Can't say exactly what might have done this, (I was trying Xephyr and removed some old kernels in my last good session..) but now I can see that some mess has been made. The themes don't apply ...
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Installing a theme in the /usr/share/themes/ directory

I'm trying to install this theme http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/01/iris-flat-gtk-theme-for-linux In their readme they say that there are two methods of installing it; either to the ...
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Why is the name of the minimized app not shown while using the Numix theme in Lubuntu?

I loved the Numix theme and I installed it in Lubuntu 13.10 and now, when I apply it, it does not show the name of the minimized app. It does not even has option to edit!
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How to make KDE Applications' Toolbars Dark in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to make KDE Applications, running in Ubuntu 13.10, have dark tool bars? For example, see the Gedit toolbar in the image below. The toolbar is dark, with light icons and text, but the ...
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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Modify Indicator Appearence

I've found a theme that I really like (Flatstudio for anyone interested), but there is only one minor thing that works not as expected: if you look at the screenshot at the indicator-messaging ...
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How to add a session type button to lightdm-webkit-greeter theme?

I'm experimenting with the webkit greeter for lightdm. Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I want to learn to create my own themes. I noticed that the default theme does not show a language select button or a ...
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How to use GNOME tweak tool to get shell themes

So I'm trying to get custom shells and have tried using this as many people have recommended it. All I see in the Shell Extensions menu is "install shell extension" and when I click on the link user ...
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Do themes change the layout of the desktop on ubuntu?

Question is same as title. If I download different themes are they just backgrounds and colour combos or do they change the layout and working of the desktop like a launcher on my phone? I have ...
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How can I change Unity sidebar to bottom? [duplicate]

How can I make changes to my sidebars to bottom, and the theme etc. thank you