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

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How to theme window decorations through gtk3 css on Ubuntu Gnome?

I have looked everywhere, but I cannot find out how to theme the window decorations in Gnome through gtk3 css. I know it can be done, but I have no idea how.
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eclipse-dark and Ambiance-dark - how to change background color of current line

I'm trying to use the Dark theme with eclipse and the results are pretty cool. However, as you can see from the image below (last line starting with ObjectMapper), it is pretty difficult to read the ...
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Can I install a theme meant for Linux Mint[cinnamon] on Ubuntu?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. The other day I found this cool theme meant for the cinnamon desktop and downloaded the zip file of that theme. I extracted it to /usr/share/themes ...
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Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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Nautilus window background goes black when using custom themes

I am facing a problem when using custom themes in ubuntu 14.04 unity interface, such as the mbuntu-y theme appearing in the screenshot attached, as you can see the background of nautilus window goes ...
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How to Customize the Default Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu?

I've tried a lot to change my plymouth loading image! I need to write my name in the place of Ubuntu!
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How to add and change window theme in gnome shell?

I know how to change , but what I want to know is how to add a new window theme(note:not gtk+ or gnome shell theme). I download many themes and they work well. I can change the GTK theme,icon theme ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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14.10 gnome flashback window decorations stuck in cairo theme

I have updated to Ubuntu 14.10, and my window decorations are now stuck in "cairo" theme on gnome flashback with compiz. This problem is not present in gnome flashback metacity only with compiz. I ...
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Can I change background and font color of address bar at Chrome?

I like dark themes for Chrome - but themes not affect at address bar. I also have dark theme at by Xubuntu.
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Which theme or linux distro is this?

Which linux theme has been used in this picture, please help out ?
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HELP Creating customized version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Pretty much all I want to change is the theme, icons, login screens, logo's, wallpapers etc. but I want a .iso that keeps the theme changes I made and can be installed on my ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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menu and button background color problem - gtk theme

I use Ubuntu 14.10, I don't have this problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, When I use GTK Theme the menu and button background not work good in all there. Sample: What is the problem? why this problem ...
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What am I doing wrong, I cannot install ANY themes whatsoever?

Hi all, I'm not a total newb but have just recently switched to ubuntu 14.04. I've been writing software on Windows for 15 years. I am apparently constitutionally incapable of installing any themes. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 - Unity Tweak Tool doesn't change theme and font settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.01 in a VirtualBox machine and Unity Tweak Tool works perfectly, everything. However, after installing Ubuntu in a spare drive (not a virtual machine), Unity Tweak Tool doesn't ...
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Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04

I read this question : Why is Eclipse Luna dark theme ugly? And i followed what guari told us to do. I create a dark.sh in a same directory with eclipse executeable. This is the code : #!/bin/bash ...
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Ugly GUI for appliction under root

When i start a program with root privilege the GUI looks like win98 and applications like: gparted, bum, gufw, mousepad looks ugly. My themes are in /usr/share/theme so it doesn't matter if i make a ...
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Text color sometimes unreadable in Elegance KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the KDE desktop (but originally installed normal Ubuntu). I like dark colors for my desktop theme. The only dark theme I see installed by default is "Elegance". When I select this theme, the ...
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Why is Shell theme disabled in Gnome Tweak Tool?

In Gnome Tweak Tool, I'm unable to change the Shell theme: Hovering over the exclamation mark shows the following tool-tip: Shell user-theme extension not enabled. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and have ...
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How do I get back the old workspace switcher theme?

A week ago, my friend installed some programs(maybe,, it was 'X11'... sorry i was just watching at that time..) on my Ubuntu 12.04 and after that I realized that the theme of my workspace switcher ...
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How to make the background black in nautilus, evince, etc.?

I tried changing the colors in gtk-theme-config, but after tweaking the colors, restarting nautilus, and even logging out, the background is still white: I also tried out some themes from ...
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How to change title bar in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Trusty Tahr since 2 months, I have installed many gtk themes in ../.themes but when I apply any theme using Unity Tweak Tool the title bar of window never gets changed, please help me ...
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Customize desktop appearance 14.04

I'd like to adjust my colors, themes, icons and such. Windows has a great tool for this and the "myunity" application doesn't seem to be available any longer for 14.04 Thanks!
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Ugly huge fonts in Eclipse/Aptana tabs titles

I”m experiencing very strange problem with Aptana (Eclipse) IDE theming. I was able to setup all fonts save for Tabs Titles: Those are ugly huge and I’m totally stuck with it. On my laptop the ...
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Burg theme not working

I have successfully installed burg in order to replace that ugly grub since I have a dual boot. So it shows perfectly. Using Gurb Manager I even managed to remove unwanted entries. But I can't install ...
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How do I change the Window theme using the gnome tweak tool?

Hi guys I'm a complete Linux noob. I've got UbuntuGnome 14.04 installed on my laptop. I'm trying to use the gnome tweak tool to install a new window theme but the only themes I can currently install ...
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Associate file type with icon fails

I am trying to create file associations that will show my icon on file types. I created the file myapp-xxx.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-info ...
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Color Themes does not work in eclipse

Eclipse version 3.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 I installed custom color theme in Eclipse, however when changing to one nothing happens. I tried remove and reinstall, but the same issue occours. I have ...
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After Upgrade From 14.04 to 14.10, Themes and Icon's Missing

Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that there themes and icons are missing? I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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installing theme manually

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Unity. I found a great theme I would really like and downloaded it. It is in a zip file and I cannot figure out how to install it. I tried the /user/shared/themes but it ...
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Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
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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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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 TTY?

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 ...