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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Looking for a small fix to Ambiance themed Nautilus window!

As you should see in the snapshot, at the edges of the Nautilus window (Ambiance and Radiance themes in Ubuntu 14.04.2) on the ends of the seam between the title bar and the one below it (don't know ...
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Vim doesn't have 256 colors

I've been experimenting with different colorschemes in vim lately. My problem is that the colors used by the schemes only use the 16 colors in my Profile Preferences, even though my terminal supports ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 12.10 rounded, like a mac has. I did find this in the theme .xml file, but when I change it to true it doesn't ...
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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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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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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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Does anyone know of an upside down window border or theme for MATE or Gnome?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I have been wondering if you could have an upside down window border. What I mean by this is can you move the close, minimise, maximise, etc... ...
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Display Problem Ubuntu 14.10

I am all new in this Ubuntu Universe and I have a problem. I tried to install Gnome Shell 3.6, so that I can use a theme downloaded from http://ubuntuthemes.org. I did not manage to do so, but I have ...
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rhythmbox button icon names?

The shuffle and loop/repeat button icons in rhythmbox don't match my gtk icon theme. I would assume that's because my theme is missing files named appropriately in order to theme those icons. Is ...
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unity theming flaw

I am using a unity theme called 'Flatttice' installed from noobslabs ppa. The problem with theme is the selected background color and selected foreground color are same for inactive windows. This is ...
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default menu theme is black text on grey after long series of upgrades

This laptop that I've got has been upgraded over an extremely long period of time from 11.04, 11.10, 12.04, 12.10, 13.10, 14.04, 14.10. I think I've got almost all of it working again, at least ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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Inconsistent theme Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3.10.4

I use the Libra theme and i have put the theme under usr/share/themes. I want the theme to look like my terminal.
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Gtk-WARNING related with themes, should I take them seriously?

I launched Evince from the command prompt after TexLive installation to test some of generated pdf files and noticed that there were warnings related with icon-themes. While Evince was running I ...
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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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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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Which theme or linux distro is this?

Which linux theme has been used in this picture, please help out ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Theme changes after every other update (Xubuntu)

The strangest thing is happening to me in Xubuntu 14.04. After every other update, my desktop theme is changing from this (Xubuntu default theme): To this (not sure if this is actually a theme): ...
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Which .css theme file changes the buttons on top of nautilus?

This is what I am talking about: I'm making a theme and I don't know what I should be looking for, but I think it is somewhere in the gtk.css file. Edit: I know its in the gtk-widgets.css file, ...
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how to approach legibility problem of light text in dark GTK theme

I'm working on a dark GTK theme for Ubuntu. This largely is going well, but I am not sure how to deal with certain scenarios such as instances of programs with a light colour scheme. A representative ...
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Theme Specific Applications only (In Special Banshee)

There. I have made a custom version of the Ambience Theme, that is in a light green color. Now, I want to darken up the banshee player a bit, that it doesn't blind me at night. I found a file called ...
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Shell theme disabled gnome tweak tool

Trying to install tron legacy theme But i am really stuck the Shell theme is disabled its faded out:) http://half-left.deviantart.com/art/GNOME-Shell-Tron-Legacy-208220836 trying to install ...