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

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Dropbox 3.0.3 ignoring local themes / missing notification icon

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I found that dropbox needed re-installation on my system, amongst a slew of other problems. I performed the following as suggested here: sudo rm -rf ...
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Nautilus doesn't show theme properly, when I run as root user

Nautilus doesn't show theme properly, when I run it as root user. The problem is shown below: This is how nautilus looks like under regular user (windows header use native gtk3 theme). Running as ...
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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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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...
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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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Theme Problens With Kdenlive

I am having a problem with themes in Kdenlive. I'm trying to use the Wonton soup theme in Kdenlive so I've downloaded the .colors file from http://kde-look.org. Then I go to System tools => ...
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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 to make wine looks like my desktop colour scheme using WINETRICKS in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I notice a post What can be done to make Wine look more integrated into Unity?, in the post it was mentioned that I can make wine looks like my Desktop's colour ...
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System not creating home directory structure properly

I have been searching to a solution to this issue all day and it would appear google cannot help. I installed ubuntu 14.04 via the mini iso with no desktop environment. from there i added the ...
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How To Remove Noobslab/Themes?

I tried installing a theme using the following lines: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vimix-flat-themes Needless to say the theme did not ...
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How can I restore my Unity themes to their defaults?

When I installed KDE on Ubuntu 14.10, it messed up some of the Unity settings like the text size and theme colors. I finally managed to completely remove it from my computer, and the text is back to ...
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How to change background color in grub

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change grub's background color to black. I mean just background color, not background image. I can only find guides how to change the image. I tried some GUI software ...
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Cannot change GTK and icon after changing LightDM greeter

I changed my LightDM greeter and suddenly I cannot change my gtk or icon theme. The dconf settings are there, but the system is not responding to changes, nor are the themes being used by all ...
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How to change font size in Ubuntu Nautilus file manager application?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'd like to increase the font sizes in the Ubuntu Nautilus file manager application. This includes the sidebar font sizes (Home, Desktop, Documents, etc.) and the fonts ...
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Ubuntu Splash Screen Background

I am not new to Ubuntu or anything, but I am just wanting to dabble a little deeper into Ubuntu's Inner workings. I was wondering if somebody could tell me how I can set a picture as Ubuntu's Splash ...
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How I can fix this on UnityDecoration?

Do you see below? There's a little space after the header bar at the left, how I can fix this?
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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Run a command when the theme is changed

The command I want the system to run when the user changes the current theme is wallch --changetheme How can I accomplish that?
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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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Cannot change theme except via reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, unity, x64. Also have an nVIDIA GPU (Optimus 555M) if that's at all relevant for this issue. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything, but I cannot seem to reliably change the ...
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E:Encountered a section with no Package [duplicate]

this is my problem since 2 weeks.. How can I solve this? E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists ...
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Serious problem with Unity/Graphic Driver

I use the NVIDIA 970 GTX. After installing Ubuntu in dual-boot with Win 8.1 in UEFI mode, I installed the driver from the NVIDIA homepage for this: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-343.22.run Then I installed ...
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How to get metro interface in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way to get Windows 8 metro UI on Ubuntu?
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Changing window title color on Utopic

I'm using 14.10 Utopic Unicorn since today, and I can't find a way to change the title bar color (the bar containing the app's name) and the top bar, both are gray-black by default, it's - in my ...
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want to customize Gnome 14.04 [closed]

I want to change several things on my Ubuntu gnome 14.04: Lockscreen with another one with a different design and have notifs and music controls Splash screen the startup screen Icons themes How ...
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Changing the color of font of the dropdown menu in the unity menubar

I want to change the color of the font of the dropdowns of the menubar. I would also like to change the color of the dropdowns themselves. I was able to change the color of the menubar itself using ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Unity themes? Are there any?

If so, which is/are the best site(s) to get them? // I already found this article. Any other suggestion?
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Which are the default Ubuntu 14.10 gtk, icons, cursors and windows themes?

If I'll know that, I'll be able to remove the others via Terminal. I have a Unity desktop. Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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Why did my highlights turn pink/purple 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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I kind of change the nautilus and window theme

Some days ago I worked on changing the theme of my Ubuntu 14.10. But I can't remember what I did in detail :P Since a few days my Nautilus looks like I'm using gnome. Can somebody tell me how to get ...
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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 install Themes in Lubuntu distro?

How To install Themes in lubuntu distro?? Please guide me to install this Theme Any help would be appreciated.
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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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How to Customize the Default Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

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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Changing the Ubuntu 13.10 Ambiance Colours

In previous versions of Ubuntu (including Ubuntu 13.04) I was able to change the system ambiance colour from orange to a colour of my liking by using this in the terminal: gsettings set ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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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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How to change the color of the scroll bar?

The scrollbars in Unity are of very low contrast, and I can't see where the bar is using just peripheral vision. I have to look at the scrollbar. Look at Mac OS X interface and notice the blue, ...
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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. ...