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

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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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How to get an uniform look for Qt and GTK applications in xenial

Since I upgraded to xenial all the applications but the ones using Qt4 look uniform. For some reason the Qt4 applications like SpeedCrunch or Okular use the Plastique theme by default. The Plastique ...
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Python code to GET (not set) the current desktop wallpaper image

Like the title says, I'd like to slurp in the entire 1920x1080 background wallpaper image into a readable object regardless of what windows, panels, launchers, etc. may currently be on top of it. ...
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Ubuntu Tweak tool does not change the icons theme

Ubuntu 16.04: Ubuntu Tweak Tool is not changing the launcher icon theme. The icons that he change are just the notification area, but the icons in the launcher and especially the system does not ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS rendering problem

I have a problem with using default ambiance gtk theme. Sometimes when I boot my Ubuntu and the theme cannot be loaded, all the windows theme are strange like that: But after a few reboot, and it ...
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Changing plymouth theme on ubuntu 16.04

In Ubuntu 14.04, I was able to change my Plymouth Theme simply by going to /lib/plymouth/themes and copy my theme in there. Then, by simply typing sudo update-alternatives --config default.plymouth ...
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How can one make Firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?

I have a dark GTK theme installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 install and a persona installed for Firefox that I also like. The problem is that Firefox is using my dark GTK theme for items like buttons and ...
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How to disable dark theme on webpages in Firefox?

I switched to a dark theme (Dolorean Dark). I like it and I think--it is better for eyes. However I have problems in some web pages. Most pages are intended to be shown on white background. On dark ...
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Firefox ignore GTK theme for localhost stuff

I know this is pretty much a duplicate of How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?, but the answers on that one are no permanent solution. It works by launching firefox from the ...
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How can I make the text color on my ubuntu theme work with different background colors?

I'm running 14.04 and I figured out how to edit theme colors recently so I changed some colors in the Ambiance gtk-main.css file. I have the nautilus bg color set to dark grey and I want the text to ...
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Why does Xfce sometimes not properly load the theme (Appearance) on login?

Sometimes when I log in, Xfce (4.10, on Xubuntu-14.04) doesn't look right at all – the colour theme is an odd mixture of the correct settings (Xfce-darkness, in my case) and what's presumably ...
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Whiptail change background color dynamically from magenta?

How would one change the background color on the fly for Whiptail. For example red, green, or yellow, Blue seams to be a lack of color. I checked How to get rid of purple background color in newt ...
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How much will installing Macbuntu affect the performance of a low-spec system running Lubuntu?

How much will this theme affect performance on Lubuntu 16.04? The system in question has limited hardware. Intel Atom 1.66 GHz dual core, 1GB RAM. Will the performance impact be so small as to be ...
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Is there any fast switch between light mode and dark mode (light/dark theme) in 16.04?

Many Android apps have an option for light/dark mode (daytime vs. nighttime hours). I find that very useful at times. Is there any such option in Ubuntu 16.04?? It would be very useful for battery ...
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Unable to use a custom splash screen in Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I've downloaded a theme from GNOME-Look and followed the instructions in the readme file. This is not the first time I've tried installing a custom splash screen. It tells me to do something. I ...
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Gedit in ubuntu 14.04 does not change theme as normal user

I am trying to change the theme of gedit from Edit -> Preferences -> Fonts & Colors. But the theme does not get applied. Its the same for built-in themes and any new theme I add. Screenshot : not ...
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I cannot reset unity

I was trying to change my theme by compizconfig-settings-manager so I was going to > preferences > import theme which was in desktop, the launcher and panel disappeared and themes not working ...
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make qt programs look good under XFCE?

I use xfce. My problem is - some programs look nice and some sort of ugly. AFAIK this is because XFCE is gtk and most programs use gtk theme, but some programs use qt and thus don't use gtk themes ...
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Ubuntu Mate Caja Wont Apply Theme After Restart

I usually set my MATE theme as ambiant-mate with darkmate color scheme, but when I restart, caja wont apply the theme, unless I restart it. How can i make it so, that it is a permanent change without ...
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Listview column height issue

I am using GnomishGray theme on Ubuntu 16.04. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=149193 When I switch to listview to in nautilus and nemo listview column height looks weird. I don't know ...
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KDE color scheme is not applying

I installed kubuntu-desktop and color themes are not working. When I change for example from Breeze to Breeze Dark in Color section in the settings nothing except title bar color seems to change. ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”, error on executing the the python script with pygtk module

I recently added the the Macbuntu theme in my Ubuntu 16.04 from the site [Noobslab][1], In am learning GTK+ for python too(pygtk), earlier when I ran the test programs I made run quietly without ...
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How to install themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

how can I install other themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I've tried some methods but none of them work. 1) first, I tried to put my new themes in ~/.themes folder, but that folder doesn't exist... ...
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my desktop icons large, and menus aand background differnet

I upgraded to 16.04 last week. After a daily update I rebooted my laptop and I found that my desktop icons look larger, my desktop wallpaper is changed to black and my menu look classic. Really, I ...
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Gtk+3 Theme problem Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a problem with every third party Gtk theme I try to apply to my Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 distro. The only one which works pretly is Adwaita 3.18 The problem is the this: http://prnt.sc/b5a5mh I ...
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I don't see the checkboxes checked anymore

I use Ubuntu 14.04.4, and Unity for the graphic render. My graphic chipset : Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) (my pc is a Sony Vaio of 2014) Since a lot of time ...
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Flatabulous theme for ubuntu launcher sidebar issue

I've installed Flatabulous theme for ubuntu everything goes fine but launcher sidebar is not aligned please look into attached screenshot I using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, theme changed by Ubuntu-Tweaks
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Where I can find a list of all css classes that composes the terminal?

I've just found on Google a way to write my own css to put some styles on the terminal. At the beginning I was looking to add something to know which tab was active. Now I'm curious about know more ...
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Gnome 3 Shell window borders too tiny

my window borders of some Gnome 3 applications are too tiny, they more or less do not exist. This is bad, because then I cannot resize the windows via mouse click & drag onto the borders (the ...
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unable to permanetly change theme

System: 64bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (had the same issue with earlier versions) Me: Linux beginner I changed my theme but often after I reboot it chages back to the default theme. If I killall5 -9 then my ...
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XFCE theme is not applied to certain elements

I use Ubuntustudio as OS which uses XFCE4 and GTK-2. I have used it for almost two years now with the theme "NOX". But recently some GUI-elements seem not to be affected by the theme anymore. For ...
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Gtk theming in applications changed after update, so have nautilus fonts

After I updated Ubuntu 16.04, the fonts in nautilus and desktop and a bunch of other places have changed and don't look their usual self. Here is how the fonts look like now: Also the theming in ...
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How to restore Xfce default panel colors?

I would like to restore the default panel colors. I had recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and then Xfce 4.12. Xfce brought a dark task bar, I think. I experimented with the 3 themes from ubuntu ...
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Theme Development?

I'm still a beginner when it comes to CSS, but I am interested in a doing a bit of theme development for Ubuntu. I have been looking at the CSS files for some themes and I get the idea of how its ...
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Why doesn't Skype theme match my Desktop Environment theme?

I've got Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my PC. After enabling the partner sources, installing Skype, rebooting my PC and starting Skype, I notice visual differences between my Desktop theme and Skype ...
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Inconsistent look in GTK3 apps on MATE 16.04

How to manage GTK3 themes in MATE No symlinks, true managing is the goal. If this is not possible devs should inform in their mail back to me.
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Install Elementary Pantheon desktop for Ubuntu 16.04?

Is it possible to install the pantheon desktop environment on Ubuntu 16.04? For many previous versions, it was only possibly by adding the unstable PPA, and installing from there, as explained here. ...
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Can't read text in web forms since firefox uses dark theme by default

Since a couple of years, I have the dark desktop theme by default. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 a week ago, firefox upgraded with it, and it now uses a dark theme as well. That's okay with ...
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How to add custom color scheme to gedit-3.14.0

I change the xml file in the /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ but it didn't work, and when I want to add my own scheme through the Preference --> Font&Color and it replied that "The ...
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GTK THeme Weirdness

I've been fiddling around with ubuntu 16.04, and eh... I've somehow borken the gtk theme rendering of certain elements http://imgur.com/a/BTIuZ Right now Im using Arc theme, several other themes are ...
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How to save themes of a presentation to use them in another?

I downloaded presentations with nice themes I would like to use myself. The only way I found was to delete all the content and write my own. Isn't there a better solution than this one?
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Mouse pointer size inconsistent

Since installing Ubuntu 12.04, I've been having a problem with the mouse pointer size. On the desktop, it is quite a bit larger than it should be (24), though the different cursors (editing text, ...
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How to cleanup themes/icons that I messed up

I've been playing a bit too much with my custom themes/icons. I started by copying them from /usr/share/themes (/icons) to ~/.themes (.icons). Then afterwards decided to delete the original files to ...
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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 to have a Mac OS X style appearance. I tried this tutorial but it didn't ...
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Window image stays for forever in the workspace after closing it

The problem I've installed the latest Kubuntu 16.04, installed the latest release of Kubuntu, making a fresh install. Now, whenever a "secondary" window is closed, the image will stay forever. What ...
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How to properly install GTK theme in Ubuntu

I am trying to install a theme on Ubuntu 16.04. Here is the link. But the theme is not appearing like it should appear. Given you have seen the screenshot in the link, here is how it appears on my ...
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Icon theme switcher for Openbox?

There is gtk-theme-switch2 for switching gtk themes. Is there the same or similar thing for switching global icon theme ? I'm asking about this cause I use Openbox.
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Ubuntu gnome 2016 version config files

I designed my desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 2016 version, changed themes, startup applications, icons pack, docky configuration and etc. But when I created a new user, I noticed that the settings were ...
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How to stylize terminal's container with “add new tab” and list of tabs items?

I'm talking about this container: What is the CSS id/class/tag for it? I've tried to find it in gnome-terminal source, but I'm unfamiliar with C++.