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

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Change the opacity of a cut selection (nemo.css)

I am trying to find what I need to edit in a GTK theme (specifically Ambiance) to change the opacity of a cut file. A selected file is orange and when I cut it, it is a little opaque - I 'd like it to ...
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Cursor themes only work for some applications

Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755. Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, ...
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activate click through mode on conky

Is it possible to use Conky theme as click through on desktop ?. i can use Conky as transparent. but i can't directly access files on desktop because can't click through it. Any idea ?. thanks.
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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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Transparent backgrounds are black with GTK+

GTK+ was giving me a few issues with large black borders around some windows, I created a CSS file to modify this to remove the box shadow around the window and the border. There is still a tiny but ...
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How to integrate the design of Qt software such as FocusWriter, Telegram, or RStudio?

What is required to integrate Qt applications such as FocusWriter, RStudio, or Telegram Desktop into the default GTK environment? Without having changed anything, those applications look as follows: ...
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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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Terminal command to know which gtk theme is in use

Is there a terminal command to find out which gtk theme is being used and whether the theme is in ~/.themes or in /usr/share/themes? On running gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme, I ...
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Is it possible to round the bottom corners of windows?

I was just wondering if it was possible to make the bottom corners of windows in Ubuntu rounded, like a mac has. I did find this in the theme .xml file, but when I change it to true it doesn't change ...
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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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Backgrounds in menus Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having this little problem in all themes I install - the background color of all the window menu items is light-gray instead of the dark I expected. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and using ...
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title bar display glitch with ambiance and radiance window theme on background window

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and default Ambiance window theme. There is a display glitch on title bar of background windows. It can be seen on the screenshot below. The bug also occurs with ...
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Change the login screen theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Can anyone show me a way to change the default login screen theme with the ones available at http://www.gnome-look.org ? For eg, this http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/HexLogin?content=169840 ...
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Apply background image to nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to apply a background image to Nautilus using one of the Ambiance themes (Ambiance Dark Red to be precise) in Ubuntu 14.04. I followed this post that indicates how to change the background ...
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install new splash screen and look and feel theme on KDE 5

i'm new in Kubuntu KDE 5 and i can not find any document about to how to install new splash screen and look and feel theme on KDE 5. in previous version of kde we can simply click on get new theme ...
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How can I remove the shadow at the top of the unity launcher?

I'm using a theme (based on Ambiance Grey) where the slight shadowing that is present at the very top of the Unity launcher is visually disturbing (see image below), and would like to remove it. ...
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Apps running with wine looking ugly

I've installed notepad++ with wine. If I run this application it looks like Win95. So now twenty years have past and I would appreciate a look that is a tiny bit more state of the art. I found this ...
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How to change a theme permanently?

I've changed the theme of my Ubuntu via Gnome Tweak Tool. Sometimes it work sometimes not. But if I successfully change my theme sometimes after a restart it changes to the standard theme. I have ...
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Ubuntu Phone BQ Aquaris: Color change?

Is there a way to change the color theme of the phone? I did find an background option, but this only replaces the unlock screen on my phone. I must admit I am a sworn enemy of white, and the Ubuntu ...
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How to get dark color chema for kdevelop?

I am trying to change my colr schema of my kdevelop to solarized-dark, but I arrive to change only the colors in the text editor and not the whole interface. I have also searched for solution like ...
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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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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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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago. I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed too (I was still using Unity nonetheless). One of the good things about that was the lock screen ...
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Unity theme corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have got a bug with my Ubuntu ambiance theme as seen on the picture. It caused many menus,buttons with gray color squares. How can I restore it.
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How to access unity theme details programmatically?

What is the best approach to find about the details of theme which is currently in use in Unity DE? example : icons, colors ... I don't know much about the Unity configurations and I assume that there ...
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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nautilus theme problem in 12.04

I have encountered a strange theme problem since I updated to 12.04 some days ago: Nautilus needs some extra treatment after every login in order to obey the theme. It concerns every user. After every ...
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How to make Gtk spinbutton symbolic in 12.04 in only a specific application?

I am currently developing an application for Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 systems. My application is completely monochromatic except for the spinbuttons as seen in the screenshot below. This issue ...
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How can I theme the Pidgin conversation window?

I have been looking for a way to theme the Pidgin conversation window to match my Ubuntu (12.10) theme. I have tracked it down to the gtkrc-2.0 (gtkrc-3.0?) file and now know that if a customized ...
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cinnamon desktop broken after theme install

I'm new to cinnamon. I installed a theme then uninstalled it from command line. But I have classic old looking gnome desktop, although I checked that I have cinnamon and reinstalled it just in case. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 transparent menubar

Is it possible set transparent color to the part of the window displayed on the image below?
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Display in applications on ubuntu 12.10 is broken - maybe theme problem

I have a problem which looks like this: If you take a look at buttons "Apply", "Reset", "Close" or any other buttons or drop-downs, you will see there is no style on them. It is a fresh install ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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Why does Ubuntu hangs and looks 1995ish before logout?

Since 11.10 upgrade, logging out takes a while (it used to be much faster on the same computer) I can't determine what's causing this, but for a few moments at logout, my system seems to "freeze", the ...
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XFCE4 equivalent for GTK2_RC_FILES (for per-application basis themes)

I want to run separate applications with different themes, the only solution for this that I could find was to use bash -c 'GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/gtkrc program'; however, I currently am using a XFCE4 ...
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When I boot Ubuntu, I have to log out and in again for the correct theme to load. How can I stop this?

I am running Ubuntu 15.10. Recently when I log in, the theme is not correct. If I then log out, and in again the correct theme loads. Has anyone else had this, and if so, how can I fix this? Thanks. ...
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Unity themes that use different colors for each window

The title says it all really. I'm looking for an Ubuntu theme that will use different colors or at least different shades of one color for the different windows that I have open. i installed Paper ...
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qt apps stopped inheriting gtk themes

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, qt apps like qpdfview or QuiteRSS suddenly stopped to inherit the global gtk theme, in my case Numix. The same is also true for the default Adwaita ...
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Unable to change system and nautilus icons in Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity Tweak Tool

I have been experimenting with new themes provided by noobslab.com, and I am having issues applying all parts. It seems the only icons I can set are Ubuntu's default, anything else gives me blank ...
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Fixing Colors on Firefox Developer Edition

Update Okay, so changing the Gnome Tweak Tool 'Global Dark Theme' to false, did the trick, but I liked the dark theme for my other applications. Any chance I can control these colors on a per ...
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How do I shrink the text in a GTK+3 active button without changing the whole button size?

I'm working on a custom GTK+3 theme for Ubuntu 15.10, and one of the effects I want to use for an active (clicked) button is to slightly shrink the text shown on the button for a pressed-in look. The ...
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Black bars on Eclipse after upgrading to Kubuntu 15.10

I just upgrade my desktop to Kubuntu 15.10 from Kubuntu 15.04, and I bizarre issue started happening in Eclipse. Looks like the divisors on software are black bars, instead of the desktop color for ...
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Terminal loses transparency with theme

I'm kinda new to Linux but I'm a fast learner and experienced IT. Anyway, I recently did a dual boot on my system (Windows 10 / Ubuntu) and I'm using gnome as my DE. Everything works very well except ...
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Theming GTK Unity

Could you please let me know where to look at the Ubuntu theme css code to make these buttons background transparent. Or could someone refer me to where to read to understand ubuntu css classes, or ...
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Menu text is dark after installing KDE-desktop

I installed the package kde-desktop, and now my menus in Unity have dark text: Changing my theme in System settings > Appearance > Look does nothing to change the text color. How can I change ...
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Scientific plotter that works with dark themes

I have to plot and analyze some data, and the programs I know are Scidavis and Qtiplot. The problem is that both do not work on dark themes (white text on white, black text on black), and in the ...
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Can't install icon theme KDE plasma 5

I have been trying to install a icon theme. The problem is when selecting the achieve or the index I get The file is not a valid icon theme archive. both of these 1 and 2 should work but they do not ...
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Gnome, can't change window border or theme

I just now changed from unity to gnome. I got it from the ubuntu app store, and I decided to remove unity to avoid conflicts. I thought it was going well until I noticed that the side bar when you ...