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

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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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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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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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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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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 apps?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using update-alternatives to change plymouth theme only affects shutdown animation, startup is left unchanged

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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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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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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Theme Development? [closed]

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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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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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 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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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 change “Global Dark Theme” on and off through Terminal?

I know how to set and display most themes, however I can find anything about how to turn the Global Dark Theme on and off through Terminal, I can only find the option in the gnome-tweak-tool. So is ...
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Simple Unity Launcher Fix

I see that I can install 'myunity', and that seems like it will be overkill for my problem. Here is what happened: I was using 2 monitors with different desktop backgrounds using nitrogen, and the ...
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gnome-tweak-tool 3.18 missing Window Theme option!

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. But I saw something is wrong in gnome-tweak-tool 3.18 As you can see in below, the older version of gnome-tweak-tool had a Window Theme option : But in gnome-...
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Firefox - Arrows disappeared from scrollbar

I recently posted the below question on the firefox website: I have Firefox 46.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 and a few days ago the arrows of the scrollbar disappeared. I have the scrollbar but the up and down ...
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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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Sound, login, desktop, etc are all broken. Should I reinstall Ubuntu?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with unity. It seems I installed something and then turn off pc like always. Today I started ubuntu and the system froze just before the login screen. I did everything I could ...
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Tweaking newer GTK3 themes

The Numix theme is available by installing shimmer-themes from the software center. It is installed by default in Xubuntu. In 14.04, I was able to modify some aspects of the theme by directly editing ...
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how to determine which theme is currently enabled

not sure the command, but would like to know how to determine which theme is currently enabled on Ubuntu 14.04 hoping for a command line solution
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My window control buttons sometimes disappear after suspend

My close / maximize / minimize buttons sometimes disappears, as well as my top menu after my system comes back from sleep. It goes is transparent and not black (ambience theme). How can I fix this? ...
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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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After upgrade, LibreOffice uses wrong colors

After upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04, I have a number of issues with LibreOffice. See this screenshot: Regarding the circled numbers on the screenshot: Some interface elements, such as these tabs, ...
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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 can I set background and foreground terminal colors from CLI in Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I used to use this answer to set my terminal colors to black on white from the command line as follows. gconftool-2 --set "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/use_theme_colors" --type bool false ...
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How do I get rid of the Ubuntu scrollbars and theming in Firefox 46.0?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just upgraded the firefox package (released today) from 45.0.2 to 46.0. The release has brought an unwelcome change; the ugly Ubuntu scrollbars, and even uglier ...
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Can't change themes

I use Unity Tweak Tool to manage the settings on my laptop but just recently I boot up to find that the theme can't be changed anymore. Even the system settings options don't work anymore for me. ...
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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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change the Ubuntu MATE lock screen theme

I would like to change the theme of my Ubuntu MATE lock screen (by lock screen I mean when you lock the account and then move the mouse to shut off the screen saver there is a window that comes up to ...
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Are window themes on a Gnome, Unity, and XFCE desktop environment interchangeable?

In other words, if I created a window theme for XFCE, would that at the same time be usable by a Unity Desktop Environment?
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gtk theme transparency not working in Gnome 3.18.4

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC. It had Unity 7 desktop environment. I had installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package, then switched to gdm from lightdm. After gnome desktop had installed, I logged ...