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

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Change system icons on Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to fix system icons theme of my Ubuntu. I have started with Kubuntu, and I recently installed Unity meta-package to use Unity (But I want to keep KDE). I've noticed that system icons (e.g. ...
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MIME Type now showing up all files

I downloaded some icons from a the Ubuntu theme website. I set them up but the MIME Types are not showing up. If i click on the file properties, i can see the MIME Type in the description. However, ...
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Why only three themes are available in Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 desktop version. In system Appearance setting I can see three themes installed viz. Ambiance, Radiance, and High Contrast. While under /usr/share/themes directory, I can see ...
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Why did Kubuntu Break Ubuntu's desktop theme on uninstall?

For some reason. After I uninstalled kubuntu. The file icon and wifi drop down menu of my default ubuntu theme is completely wrong. The colour of the backgrounds for it are wrong too. I don't know ...
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Change /usr/share permissions so I can add themes

I've searched these forums and so far no one has answered the question and if they did, it didn't work on my setup for some reason. I've tried using Unity tweak tool and others none have worked, All ...
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White flat theme for Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

I searched for flat themes for Ubuntu 14.04 unity and ended up with below themes. Mediterraneanwhite Trevilla-themewhite but they are not actually flat. Please help me with the real flat white ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Appearance in All Settings Crashes and can not change themes

I'm having trouble changing the themes in Xubuntu 14.04. When I click "Appearance" in "All Settings" It freezes and I can't scroll or choose/change the theme and it takes me back to "All Settings". ...
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Plymouth Theme Won't Change

I am using a fresh copy of Ubuntu 15.10. When I change /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth to point to the ubuntu-logo plymouth theme instead of the ubuntu-text theme, it still shows the text theme ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 visuals on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.10. However, due to incompatibilities I had to go back to 14.04. What I'd like to know is if there is a way to use the Ubuntu 15.10 "theme" (which I rather liked) on ...
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Lightdm greeter - theming of option-button

I try to theme the unity lightdm greeter and I've succeeded in doing so by looking at the source code and the Ambiance .css files. One thing I'm not able to theme however is shown in this short video, ...
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Simple Zenity script?

I am trying to make a simple graphical Zenity+Bash script that will list all the icon themes available in /usr/share/icons, then let the user select one and click "OK" to replace ...
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Gnome 3 Round bottom corners of windows

Many folks have been asking to remove the top round corners on windows in gnome 3. I want to extend it to the bottom corners as well. Wondering if it is possible? There is a similar question asked ...
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How to properly install steambp

I'm new at Ubuntu and very eager to learn the ropes. I´m having a bit difficulty working the Terminal though. I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I am trying to install this awesome GRUB modification ...
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BURG not working correctly

I have installed burg and try to change themes, but its not working correctly as shown in the screenshots below. burg-no-graphics-2 There are no graphics at all for any theme. Just only text. when I ...
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Cant change permission to write a file [duplicate]

I wanted to modify some files in /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo. As those were read only, I tried to edit its permission. But it is showing that the owner is root and as I am not the owner I cant ...
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Unity Theming Transparent Panel

I am making a theme for Ubuntu and just want to know 2 things (at the moment): How can I set the transparency of the panel from the theme and How can I set the height of the panel from within the ...
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Where in Ubuntu can I locate the files to edit the css to create my own theme?

In Advance: I apologize I am very new to Linux! I am reading this documentation, everything seems pretty straight forward, however I do not know where to locate the files shown in the example. Some ...
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Ubuntu Gnome shell theme destroys system

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Okay, so apparently, my system doesn't boot anymore. It just shows a bunch of messages in text (Stopping user manager for UID 1000 and Removing slice from user ...
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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 do I remove publisher name from Ubuntu Software Centre (Home:Horst3180)

I had installed a theme called Arc on my Ubuntu 15.10 from http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3AHorst3180&package=vertex-theme But now I have uninstalled it and yet I can see ...
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Can you change the menus in GIMP via a theme?

I want to change the content of the GIMP menus to make it a simpler application and hide all the advanced stuff that I never use. Is it possible to do this via a theme or does it require creating a ...
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GTK theme, Window theme, and icon theme for Guest Account

Hi I want to change only the gtk, window and icon theme for my guest account. I looked at the CustomizeGuestSession guide but the first section I did not understand how to apply it to my need and the ...
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What mouse cursors do I need for a theme?

I'm working a cursor theme and there seem to be a few names I'm missing. Some things like the link pointer and the question pointer, but sometimes these pointers do not get used. For the link I have: ...
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Thunderbird default theme not displayed correctly in ubuntu 14.04

L.S., The default theme in Mozilla Thunderbird is supposed to 'integrate' with unity, in the sense that it takes over the colors of the chosen gtk theme. This, however, is not working in my case; ...
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Cursor theme changes to default after re-login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, I changed my cursor theme to dmz-black then restarted. It worked, but when I just logout and login cursor theme has changed to default (dmz-white) yet dmz-black theme is ...
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Borders of windows panels gone, after customizing gtk(Numix) theme

so I have been trying to customize the colors of of a gtk theme to my taste, but after I tweaked the files and set the colors to my taste, the 1 px white border of the windows panels gets removed. I ...
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What is the purpose of /usr/share/themes/Raleigh?

Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS fully updated. What purpose does the Raleigh folder serve? $ ls -AlR /usr/share/themes/Raleigh /usr/share/themes/Raleigh: total 4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 24 06:32 gtk-2.0 ...
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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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Ubuntu GNOME Software Centre global light theme makes selected item unreadable. How to fix?

Turning off Global Dark Theme in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 makes selected item in the Software Center unreadable. Similar things happen in the Extensions page of GNOME Tweak Tool. I have tried disabling ...
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Possible to use Breeze Dark Theme for KDE Applications in Unity?

Is there a way to have KDE applications use the Breeze Dark theme while running Unity, without any issues? In other words, can you make KDE apps look exactly like they would if the dark theme was ...
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How to change the color of the panel(frames) of Chrome in a custom GTK theme?

so I installed Ubuntu 14.04(with Unity) on Virtual Box and after that I installed Numix theme. After that I tweaked the gtk.css file which is in /usr/share/themes/Numix/gtk-3.0. I managed to change ...
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Set Theme for Session

I'm looking into setting up a OSX theme on Ubuntu 14.04, but I do not want to modify the default Ubuntu session. I found this and this on how to add a custom session to lightDM. But I cold not find ...
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Changing themes and icons with Unity or Ubuntu Tweak, but getting same menu bar “defaults”

On Ubuntu 15.10, using Unity or Ubuntu tweak, I can change my Theme and Icons. But for some Icon sets, the menu bar icons seem to be the same. For example, this is what the menu icons for ...
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Installing the matrix theme

I have been trying to install matrix, first it was in the desktop then I moved it to /usr/share/themes but simply doesn't work by running the install.sh file in it and I have all the specification in ...
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Can't install any apps, and app center crashes after attempting theme install

I just installed Ubuntu alongside windows 10 yesterday. Everything was fine until I tried following some instructions to download the Arch theme via terminal. After this, the Ubuntu App Center crashes ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 menu bars not displaying correctly

As you can see in the above image, VLC's menu bar doesn't use the same Numix theme as the rest of my OS. Instead, it uses something that looks out of the 90's. It happens regardless of the theme ...
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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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unity dash icons missing

Some system icons in the unity dash are missing, as displayed in the picture below, such as System Settings, Details, etc. How can I get them back? I tried to change to another theme, but it didn't ...
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How to change background color in Gnome Tweak Tool?

I developing my own mod for Zukimac theme and when I change .background { color: @theme_fg_color; background-color: @theme_bg_color; /*#d4d4d4*/ } to .background { color: ...
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Eclipse tooltip disapearing too fast

My eclipse tooltip is disappearing too fast and I literally have to be as fast on the trigger as when I'm playing cs go to do an import. I'm not sure if the problem arose when I installed a new theme ...
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Bars arround windows while using custom theme ubuntu 15.10

I just updated my laptop to Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm having a problem while using custom themes. I've downloaded Ultra Flat theme from noobslab website and in some applications (I've detected the issue ...
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How to get Mac style title bar buttons on Ubuntu gnome without changing rest of the theme?

I have installed arc theme on Ubuntu gnome and I am loving it, but I have one more wish that is to change the close, minimize, maximize buttons' style to that of the Mac OS X Yosemite. Like this: I ...
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How to change theme of python idle

Add the lines below to : Ubuntu(~/.idlerc/config-highlight.cfg) what is that mean? i can't find that location, can anyone explain reallllly detaily?
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 Suspend-&-wake loses visual preference settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04, as pre-installed on a System76 Meerkat (a rebadged Intel NUC Kit NUC5i5RYH). On some occasions, waking the Meerkat up from Suspend shows that it is now ignoring two visual ...
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How to customize windows frames(panels)

I want to learn to customize GTK themes. So far I have managed to learn how to change the background(accent) color, text color etc.. I can change colors by changing the values in the files in ...
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Xubuntu: Overall theme display errors

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04, I'm having a few overall theme issues that render some software unusable, biggest problems for me being Spotify and TortoiseHG: Restarting makes these issues go away ...
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Removing the last bit of title bar

I'd like to remove my title bars. I want to get rid of the white strips on gnome-terminal and gVim namely: I'm running 14.04 and gnome-shell 3.10.4
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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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Dark desktop theme with visible text fields [closed]

I think we all like to change a theme for our Linux Desktops, for several years I have tried dozens of theme. I personally prefer dark themes. Unfortunately, many theme that looks nice at a first ...