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

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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 de-uglify i3-wm

I recently installed the i3 Window Manager and have fallen thoroughly in love with it. However, it's rather ugly... I followed the instructions here for getting started, and one of the points was ...
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Ubuntu tweak tool - Mouse cursor would not change theme

I tried to change the cursor theme from DMZ-White to DMZ-Black for my laptops. But it does not work for one of my laptop. For that laptop, it does not work no matter I change the cursor theme in - ...
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how to set icons and theme from terminal?

Is there a way to set active icon theme and GTK theme from a terminal? I would like to write a script that installs and sets everything up the way i like it on a fresh install.
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How do I modify existing themes in 12.04?

Is there any way to modify the theme that comes with Ubuntu 12.04? It was possible with Ubuntu 10.x. I wonder why they removed the basic customization. Are there any improvements in this area for ...
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How do I only use the icons for applications in the Faenza icon set?

I downloaded the Faenza icon set and installed the "Dark" variant on my desktop. However I only want the icons for applications (the ones that go in the Unity Launcher), I want all the other icons to ...
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Is there any Ubuntu 14.04 theme to make it look like Windows 10?

I used windows 10 in virtual box for a few days and i fell in love with its beauty. Is there a ubuntu theme to make it look like windows 10?
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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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Can I change gedit's background color without changing to another theme?

I like ambiance but i find it a little too hard on the eyes to have to edit files on a pure white background, like gedit's. Is there any way to modify my theme to make gedit's background color ...
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How can I make my Ubuntu 12.04 look like a Mac?

I want my Ubuntu to look like Mac OS X. Just icon and theme if possible! Is it possible? Is there any way to install slingshot launcher?
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Text in Ubuntu Software Center is unreadable

When I do a search in the software center this is what the results look like. I can only see the text if I select one of them. I tried changing themes but that didn't fix it.
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How to disable nautilus from handling the desktop? [duplicate]

As it is the only way to activate transparent themes in Gnome-shell: How to disable Nautilus from handling the desktop? Can I make it handle the desktop again? What will happen to the unity and ...
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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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Is it possible to have different GTK+ theme in Unity and Gnome Shell?

I sometimes use two different Desktop Environments like Unity and Gnome Shell (comparing, testing, creating screenshots, etc.) but Unity looks bad using Adwaita theme, which is the same with Gnome ...
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Change unlock screen appearance

I wonder if it's possible to change the appearance of the unlock screen as I'm not a big fan of this default greyish dialog box: (Image reference: ...
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How can I create my own ubuntu theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make a Theme from scratch for Unity? I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.10. My question is how can I create my own Ubuntu theme. I'm a coder (html/css/php/sql), ...
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How to save theme settings and restore it later?

I have changed base theme and made also some modifications (change fonts, sizes, icons sets etc) I would like to save all and test some other themes and restore them back.I'm using 12.04. Is this ...
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Can I theme the menubar to look different if a window is maximized?

I know you can theme the Unity menubar in GTK+3 using CSS, but is there a way to theme it differently depending on whether a window is maximized? This would be useful for e.g. themes where the ...
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Dark GTK theme for Ubuntu 14.04

I am using the zonColor DarkNight theme on Ubuntu 13.10 and am quite pleased with it. I would like to have a similar theme for Ubuntu 14.04 but so far I could not find a single dark theme available. ...
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How to theme the Cinnamon Desktop?

I've reading about about the Cinnamon Desktop through this Q&A: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? Also I've been reading these theming questions: Difference between GTK theme and GNOME ...
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Numix removes borders and colors in unity launcher

I recently re-installed ubuntu 14.04, when i installed the numix gtk theme, the borders of all the icons in the unity launcher dissapeared along with the colors, i tried relogging, re-applying the ...
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Why do the GNOME symbolic icons appear darker in a running application?

I'm creating an application that uses symbolic icons from the default theme. However, there are a few icons that I need that cannot be represented by those from the default theme, so I'm creating my ...
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Is there an Ambiance theme available for Windows?

I tend to run Windows apps with VirtualBox in seamless mode (so that virtualized Windows applications windows and Windows taskbar appear alongside host OS windows instead of a separate virtual machine ...
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What is the default GTK 3 Theme Engine in Ubuntu Unity?

I was trying to install ubuntu-desktop package in Ubuntu-Gnome(gnome shell). Using unity-tweak I set theme as Ambiance. But only gtk2 applications are looking good. All gtk3 application has ugly ...
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How do I theme the Nautilus background image?

I want to change the background image in the Nautilus file browser. My idea is to put my own style in the background. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and Nautilus is version 3. I know that I have to change ...
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Nautilus is theme-less unless I run it as root

My system is using the Ambiance theme in Ubuntu Natty. Everything works correctly except for Nautilus, which appears to have been deprived from its theme. Can anyone help me restore it to the ...
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Does changing the theme improve system performance?

I really have this feeling that after changing the theme on my Ubuntu (10.10 - but it also happened on a different version) the system is much quicker, or to say more precisely, the system is not ...
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How do I theme the maximized window buttons with Unity?

I use a custom Gtk theme along with the default Ambiance window controls. Using my theme, the Unity panel shows its very ugly default buttons when my window is maximized. Since I have the same window ...
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Load theme files in Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu 15.04

It seems that loading the Gnome Terminal theme files is not working anymore in Ubuntu 15.04: gconftool-2 --load terminal-flat-theme.xml This does not change my current theme. The theme file looks ...
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How can I edit GTK+3 themes (preferably with a GUI)?

(similar problem to one in a question I had before, but I need multiple solutions, and I felt they were better organized as separate questions) Upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 did away with my themes, ...
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How to highlight buttons in a GTK toolbar

I've written an application using Python and Glade. The app has got a toolbar with a dark background, and each toolbar button has got a custom image (i.e. no stock icons are used). I've noticed that ...
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Gnome-terminal in Ubuntu Unity shrinks to minimum size

When I open a terminal in Ubuntu 15.04, it shrinks to 1 character by 1 character. I can use the corner resizer to make the window bigger, but it immediately shrinks to 1x1. There are a few x,y ...
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How do I reduce the size of the menu bar?

I am trying to make a slim-looking radiance theme. I dont want to switch to linuxmint for slim interfaces, and I like the unity interface more. I have been able to reduce padding from almost all ...
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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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Is it possible to remove shadows behind windows and menus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove shadows of the windows in Unity? Is it possible to remove shadows behind windows and menus in Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity?
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Why is my desktop background black after upgrade to 13.04?

After I upgraded to 13.04 my desktop background has been a black screen, i.e.: EDITS: Ubuntu tweak doesn't seem to be able to change the window theme either (although all other themes like icon ...
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How to Make Ubuntu look like Windows Vista?

Well for Starters, I do know that this sounds weird to want it to look like vista and not windows 7, but I just don't like how win7 looks, that's just me, you can not change me. I have searched on ...
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Why can't I change the wallpaper in Gnome Shell and Unity?

I've just installed Gnome Shell and changed the theme and so on; but I can't change the wallpaper. I'm using the Gnome Control Center to change the wallpaper but it doesn't work even if i ...
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In XUbuntu there are black unreadable tabs in GTK applications such as gEdit

I'm using XFCE in Ubuntu 14.04. When I open gEdit, the tabs at the top are unreadable: Having done some research, it appears that this is because gEdit is a GTK 2.0 application and this problem ...
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How can I add a theme to the Appearance settings tab in 11.10

Eventually, I'd like to create a proper 11.10 theme and perhaps distribute a package via ppa. To start, I thought I'd copy one of the "official" themes on my local system and start modifying it. ...
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How do I make GVim use the icon in my icon theme?

Instead of my pretty Faenza icon, it's using a rather ugly one.
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How to change Live CD splash screen

I'm remastering the ubuntu CD, I've changed some files in the isolinux folder (access.pcx, blank.pcx, gfxboot.cfg) and I have been able to change the first screen (background color to green): But I ...
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Make firefox only use GTK theme on browser chrome, but ignore on websites

I have a dark GTK theme, I don't want firefox to ignore it all together, I only want the theme to effect Firefox's chrome (the buttons, address bar, bookmarks bar, etc., etc.), but I want the theme to ...
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How to change the window theme in Gnome Shell

I use Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10. I can use Gnome Tweak Tool to change the GTK theme and icon theme, but I can't change my window theme. If I select anything other than the default theme "Adwaita", ...
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What GTK+ 3 engines are available?

With the switch to GTK+ 3.x, most theme engines no longer work, and I personally only know of 3 (Adwaita, Unico, and Solidity). What engines are available for use with GTK+ 3.x?
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Is there a good Ambience theme for Xubuntu (XFCE, XFWM)?

Looks ridiculous, but I can't find Ambience theme for XFCE out the in the Internet (while there are even couple of pretty good versions for Windows XP). Could you share a link? I even don't require ...
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Change color of top menubar / statusbar

I know there are a million posts on this but not a single one has helped me solve this... I'm trying to change the color of the top menubar/status bar of the system. I've managed to set the ...
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Icon theme doesn't affect some Qt-applications [duplicate]

I changed the icon theme in Ubuntu 12.04, but it doesn't affect Qt-applications. They have the default theme. For KDE applications the icon theme can be changed with the systemsettings package. This, ...
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GTK-Message and warnings in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

Since updating to Ubuntu 14.04 I've started getting this error message when running GNUcash. GNUcash says it has nothing to do with them and they suggested asking Ubuntu for help. So can anyone help ...
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Are there Metacity themes for Unity?

Any resources/collections/repositories for Unity themes? Is there any chance is Metacity themes will be supported, at least in terms of window controls and window borders?