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

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Installing a theme in the /usr/share/themes/ directory

I'm trying to install this theme http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/01/iris-flat-gtk-theme-for-linux In their readme they say that there are two methods of installing it; either to the ...
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Why is the name of the minimized app not shown while using the Numix theme in Lubuntu?

I loved the Numix theme and I installed it in Lubuntu 13.10 and now, when I apply it, it does not show the name of the minimized app. It does not even has option to edit!
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How to make KDE Applications' Toolbars Dark in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to make KDE Applications, running in Ubuntu 13.10, have dark tool bars? For example, see the Gedit toolbar in the image below. The toolbar is dark, with light icons and text, but the ...
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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Modify Indicator Appearence

I've found a theme that I really like (Flatstudio for anyone interested), but there is only one minor thing that works not as expected: if you look at the screenshot at the indicator-messaging ...
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How to add a session type button to lightdm-webkit-greeter theme?

I'm experimenting with the webkit greeter for lightdm. Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I want to learn to create my own themes. I noticed that the default theme does not show a language select button or a ...
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How to use GNOME tweak tool to get shell themes

So I'm trying to get custom shells and have tried using this as many people have recommended it. All I see in the Shell Extensions menu is "install shell extension" and when I click on the link user ...
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Do themes change the layout of the desktop on ubuntu?

Question is same as title. If I download different themes are they just backgrounds and colour combos or do they change the layout and working of the desktop like a launcher on my phone? I have ...
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How can I change Unity sidebar to bottom? [duplicate]

How can I make changes to my sidebars to bottom, and the theme etc. thank you
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change folder icons in ubuntu-mono-dark theme

I'm running 13.10 with Unity, and I have a "problem": I'm using Nemo, because I prefer it over Nautilus (for obvious reasons imo), and it works really great. The drawback of Nemo is, that it is kind ...
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13.10 with Mate and Clearlooks: some gtk apps are mostly black

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 and wiping all configuration files and folders from my home directory, I chose "Clearlooks" as theme in mate-appearance-properties. Most applications look nice, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + Gnome 3.10, some menu's lack left padding

I just installed Gnome 3.10 (I know - it's experimental) and everything is working great except for some menu's seem to lack any left padding, causing the text to kind of stick to the edge. Anyone ...
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Make app-specific .css file for gtk theme

I have conflict problems with using dark theme and a KDE application (kile). As you can see from the screenshot, the log area (at the bottom) is black on gray, which is very annoying to read. I know ...
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gnome config customisations do not persist after 12.04 to 13.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded from 12.04LTS to 13.10. I'm using the gnome/metacity combination as a desktop rather than unity, and the actual upgrade seemed to go okay - except for some driver issues. ...
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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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How to reset (GTK?) color scheme?

Ubintu 12.04, Xfce 4.8, openbox-3.5.0-2ubuntu2. I noticed that some applications have toolbars with a solid black background. I tried to reset it using "Settings Editor" but didn't find necessary ...
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Making window borders transparent

So I downloaded Unity tweak tool on my 13.10 Ubuntu and found a nice bar which was able to make my top bar transparent and I have got to say.. I love the looks of it! Now I was just wondering if it ...
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Radiance theme customization in Ubuntu: edit Window decorator and all!

As you can see in the snapshot below I've made quite a few changes in the Radiance theme, from dusty brown to silver, Alice Blue tool-tip background, among other changes (by editing some files in ...
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Emerald missing close, maximize and minimize buttons when restoring window from maximized state

Emerald is working fine. But when I restore a window which was maximized; the close, maximize and minimize buttons are invisible. The buttons are there and working like if i move the cursor where the ...
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Installing theme, Problems with icons ubuntu 12.10

I was installing Flattastic theme. Copied the unzip files to /usr/share/themes and selected theme using tweak tool. Ubuntu 12.10 Problem 1: No flattastic related icons are listed in icon-theme. ...
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Where can i configure themes?! and how?! [duplicate]

I am using Adwaita theme and I love it but I just wanted to do some changes in some colors highlights and graphics. yes I can install compizconfig and other software, but I want to understand a little ...
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Theme folder - cannot access permissions

I am very new to Ubuntu and couldn't find a straight forward answer or solution to this: I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 and I have installed Tweak Tool. Running fine. I've downloaded the ...
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Gnome overlay scrollbar in Firefox

I've been looking for a way to get Gnome's overlay scrollbar working in Firefox. By its appearance, it seems like Firefox is using the standard non-overlay GTK scrollbar, but I haven't found a way to ...
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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I ...
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Installing Shell themes via command line

I can't figure out how to install a new gnome-shell theme in a bash script. I'm unzipping the .zip to ~/.local/share/themes and gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name 'theme' but ...
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Theme color conversion

Simple question. I like the Ambiance-dark theme found online, but I heavily dislike orange. I went in the theme files and modified the colour settings to green, but there is one little thing that I ...
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How to get Ubuntu's “normal” style/theme on Lubuntu desktop?

I installed Lubuntu on top of my Ubuntu install via apt-get install lubuntu-desktop. I can now launch LXDE sessions regularly, but the look of the applications follows the GTK standard theme. How can ...
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Fonts skewed on top bar when using Radiance

The fonts are weird to look at and are surrounded by fuzziness (it's hard to see on these pictures): When using the Ambiance theme this does not occur: I've tried messing with hinting options in ...
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Tron theme for gnome-session-fallback

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I installed gnome-session-fallback (classic gnome). I really want the tron theme, but there is a certain theme that I have to download for my desktop environment. Can you guys ...
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Chrome UI styles are not working under Ubuntu! GTK Theme is not working!

Chrome Version : 31.0.1650.63 (Official Build 238485) Extensions : Google docs, Lastpass Im on a brand new system, just installed Ubuntu. When I open chrome, normally the search box, alert windows ...
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Do I need gnome on my PC with 12.04LTS to install gtk themes?

I was just asking if I need gnome installed on my PC for me to install GTK themes......on UBUNTU 12.04LTS.
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changed something to a system file, please help

I messed arround with the colour values in the file : /usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc Can someone post the first line of that file? Or tell me what the original colours are? I would like to ...
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How do I apply a cursor theme in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I found a cursor theme that I really like however, when I use the GNOME tweak tool to apply it it doesn’t change but when I open a program like Firefox its there but not ...
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Consistency of GTK2 menus with GTK3

As mentioned in an OMG! Ubuntu! post, menus and toolbars of GTK3 apps are fixed in Ubuntu themes. But there’s still an inconsistency in Ubuntu theming between GTK2 and GTK3 menus where GTK2 apps don’t ...
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Ambiance Theme was deleted /missing from Ubuntu 13.10. How to re-intall default theme?

I must have done something wrong. I un-installed Nginx and PHP-FPM using apt-get purge. When I did a reboot, the theme changed from Ambiance to High Contrast. Also the Audacious player is also gone. ...
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how to extract xubuntu live DVD styles, icons, fonts and install them on an existing Ubuntu installation with xfce

I would like to know how to do this when I have no internet? The only internet I have right now is if I take my android tablet to a place near where I live that has free WiFi. I would like the answer ...
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Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce) - Solution [duplicate]

I ran into the same problem as posted here Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce) I now found a solution but am not able to aswer due to my newbie state. I found out that the problem only exists ...
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What the original license ubuntu theme

Hei All, I have search on google about the original license of Ubuntu theme but didn't found it for the example "Ambiance", yes you can got it on internet, but has modified an people release under ...
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Folder disappears after renaming it to ''.*Name'' [closed]

I just tried to install a theme for conky but when i follow the instructions and rename the folder ''conky'' to''.conky'' it simply disappears. Even if i turned on show hidden folders. Where is the ...
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Would like to get rid of new bar along the bottom of screen that shows active apps and workspaces

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Desktop, then upgraded to 13.10 and added a shell extension to use custom themes. I played around with installing themes, and now I have a bar across the top of the ...
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Official Ubuntu Mouse Cursor theme?

I would be more than happy to know if there's any work-in-progress ongoing to create a fresh official cursor theme for Ubuntu. A lot of work is dedicated to design in terms of a new icon-set proposed ...
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Make Unity match the Soda Dark theme

I love the the Soda Dark theme for Sublime Text, but it doesn't match the tinted colors used by Unity: How can I change Unity to match it?
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Icon themes seems not to be working on my ubuntu 13.10

When I go to the unity tweaker, and i choose an icons themes, all icons go blank, folders, etc, and only a few one seems to get changed. This happens with dl'ed themes but also with some themes that ...
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Dialogue Windows Look Wrong After Upgrade

I recently upgraded to 13.10, and I'm noticing that nearly all of the dialog windows look like they're from 1999. The trim looks right, but the buttons and everything else just look wrong. Help me ...
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Is there any 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' theme available to make it look like Windows 7 or Windows8? [duplicate]

I want to know is there any theme available make it 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' look like Windows 7 or Windows8 ?
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Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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Window topbar title positioning

I installed Numix GTK theme and everything is fine, but one thing that catches my eye: Title is not centered, because of close/minimize buttons, I guess. How can I adjust it? I didn't find any similar ...
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After deleting some apps I can't pass the login screen

I have applied Mac OS X theme to my Ubuntu 13.10, and then got bored adn tried to revert it. Instead of trying to change themes first from the Unity Tweak tools, I tried to uninstall everything I ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 title bar stuck [duplicate]

I installed compiz and ccsm to try and change something, but that didn't work. The minute I installed compiz, my title bars went orange, and no changing of themes will help them. Example: I've ...