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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
0answers
198 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
418 views

Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04

I read this question : Why is Eclipse Luna dark theme ugly? And i followed what guari told us to do. I create a dark.sh in a same directory with eclipse executeable. This is the code : #!/bin/bash ...
-1
votes
1answer
92 views

Ugly GUI for appliction under root

When i start a program with root privilege the GUI looks like win98 and applications like: gparted, bum, gufw, mousepad looks ugly. My themes are in /usr/share/theme so it doesn't matter if i make a ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

Text color sometimes unreadable in Elegance KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the KDE desktop (but originally installed normal Ubuntu). I like dark colors for my desktop theme. The only dark theme I see installed by default is "Elegance". When I select this theme, the ...
0
votes
1answer
723 views

Why is Shell theme disabled in Gnome Tweak Tool?

In Gnome Tweak Tool, I'm unable to change the Shell theme: Hovering over the exclamation mark shows the following tool-tip: Shell user-theme extension not enabled. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and have ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

How do I get back the old workspace switcher theme?

A week ago, my friend installed some programs(maybe,, it was 'X11'... sorry i was just watching at that time..) on my Ubuntu 12.04 and after that I realized that the theme of my workspace switcher ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

How to make the background black in nautilus, evince, etc.?

I tried changing the colors in gtk-theme-config, but after tweaking the colors, restarting nautilus, and even logging out, the background is still white: I also tried out some themes from ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

How to change title bar in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Trusty Tahr since 2 months, I have installed many gtk themes in ../.themes but when I apply any theme using Unity Tweak Tool the title bar of window never gets changed, please help me ...
0
votes
1answer
537 views

Customize desktop appearance 14.04

I'd like to adjust my colors, themes, icons and such. Windows has a great tool for this and the "myunity" application doesn't seem to be available any longer for 14.04 Thanks!
0
votes
0answers
112 views

Ugly huge fonts in Eclipse/Aptana tabs titles

I”m experiencing very strange problem with Aptana (Eclipse) IDE theming. I was able to setup all fonts save for Tabs Titles: Those are ugly huge and I’m totally stuck with it. On my laptop the ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

Burg theme not working

I have successfully installed burg in order to replace that ugly grub since I have a dual boot. So it shows perfectly. Using Gurb Manager I even managed to remove unwanted entries. But I can't install ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

How do I change the Window theme using the gnome tweak tool?

Hi guys I'm a complete Linux noob. I've got UbuntuGnome 14.04 installed on my laptop. I'm trying to use the gnome tweak tool to install a new window theme but the only themes I can currently install ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Color Themes does not work in eclipse

Eclipse version 3.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 I installed custom color theme in Eclipse, however when changing to one nothing happens. I tried remove and reinstall, but the same issue occours. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
540 views

After Upgrade From 14.04 to 14.10, Themes and Icon's Missing

Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that there themes and icons are missing? I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while ...
1
vote
0answers
71 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
84 views

installing theme manually

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Unity. I found a great theme I would really like and downloaded it. It is in a zip file and I cannot figure out how to install it. I tried the /user/shared/themes but it ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

How to change appearance of the legacy Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) scrollbars?

I'm looking to change the appearance of the default Ubuntu scrollbars. I can't stand the overlay method, but at the same time I can't stand the look of the legacy scrollbars. Ergo I'm looking for ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Apps in Ubuntu Desktop are using different decoration themes

I'm using ubuntu desktop and some apps (nautilus, terminal, ubuntu settings) have the default ubuntu decoration (menu bar in upper bar, colors black, beautiful menus) but others are not integrated ...
0
votes
1answer
157 views

Eclipse luna missing titles after theme revert

Lately I tried changing the colour theme of my Eclipse Luna to dark. Then I decided to revert back to the default GTK theme. But after I have done so, the title on the active edit window is missing ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How to work around Eclipse Luna/GTK bug 339174 (change to not use oxygen)

The bug is described here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339174 For me it fails with: java: /build/buildd/oxygen-gtk3-1.0.2/src/animations/oxygencomboboxdata.cpp:87: void ...
0
votes
0answers
276 views

My ubuntu is broken, error with gksu!

I keep getting this when is use gksu nautilus: shonn@shonn-Satellite-A505:~$ gksu nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net ...
2
votes
1answer
349 views

Ubuntu 14.10: cannot find 25_custom in /etc/grub.d

I am following the following tutorial: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? When I want to create my custom bootloader I need to edit a grub script (among other ones) called 25_custom. But it's not ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Irix look for Gnome 3.x

I like to use IRIX like themes under Ubuntu. That worked for me until I upgraded to 14.04. Now my old IRIX like theme is gone (it seems) and I have been trying to search the net for a version that ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

Can't see text in text boxes using Gnomish Dark theme.

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I just started using it about a week ago. I am also somewhat new to Linux. I installed a theme called Gnomish Dark, which I really like, but I have found that on certain ...
4
votes
2answers
806 views

How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the TTY?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Dark theme word processor for ubuntu or the web? Ideally that doesn't change every other application

I enjoy the way most of my applications look, but I wanted something like LibreOffice with a dark theme. The only ways I could find to make LibreOffice have a different look though involved changing ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

How to make font black and background white on dash window

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Theme Radiance Opacity 0 Background solid color white I want simple black text on white background like in normal books. Dash window: for selecting programs program label font color ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
416 views

Can you change a Unity theme?

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, so this might not make sense (?) but I see a lot of GNOME Shell themes online, and they make people's computers look awesome, but I like the look of the Unity environment ...
4
votes
1answer
249 views

Resetting GTK Settings: Ambiance Menu Colors

Whenever I use either Ambiance, or a theme that is based off of Ambiance (Ambiance-Colors for example), the menu text for the unity menus as well as all drop down menus is dark, like so: . The ...
0
votes
1answer
177 views

Changing the mouse cursor shape on Lubuntu [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the cursor shape in Ubuntu desktop ? Also is it possible change the cursor shape, when the mouse pointer is inside a certain region ?
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Chromium theme changed automatically

I was just trying random experiment in terminal after typing indicator-netspeed &. I just typed stop and instantly terminal got closed (acceptable) and theme of chromium changed (unacceptable). ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

HowTo change Mouse Cursors in all Windows and Applications?

I use Ubuntu Unity tool to change mouse cursors. But, now I have three differents results. 1) In Firefox I have the wanted result, my mouse cursor theme applied. 2) In Ubuntu I still have a white ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

How do i theme new Header-bar for gtk3 compnents?

in my themes i do now have header-bars definiton . I don't get the ambiance code in this point. I did see that they aren' t exactly like normal toolbars. and don' t behave like ones. Can someone ...
1
vote
2answers
352 views

Can't install anything on ubuntu 14.04 nor updates

installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% (Reading database ... 10% (Reading database ... 15% (Reading database ... 20% (Reading database ... 25% (Reading database ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Desktop theme installation [duplicate]

Every time I try to install a theme pack I get this code: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. Am I missing files that is required for Ubuntu ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

Enabling Transparency?

I have been trying to enable panel transparency in Ubuntu 12.04 2D, but when I change the opacity in CCSM, it has no effect. Are there any themes that are like Ambiance, but with a transparent panel? ...
0
votes
2answers
509 views

theme and wall paper for 14.04 LTS

I upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 recently and realized that 13.10 provides more choice for themes and wall paper. Is it true that 14.04 LTS has less theme and wall paper? If yes, are there any way that ...
1
vote
0answers
231 views

Cannot install.msstyles theme on wine

I can't install my windows aero msstyles theme in wine. I used PlayOnLinux to install iTunes 10 and during the installation, it installed a Royale theme and was in Windows XP. I went to configure wine ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Plymouth Showing Crude Ubuntu Logo

On Ubuntu 14.04, I tried to change the plymouth theme to a home-made one. Unfortunately, it not only didn't show, it reverted to this crude Ubuntu logo(The one with Ubuntu text and four square(Square, ...
17
votes
1answer
2k views

Why did my highlights turn pink/purple in Xubuntu 14.10?

Around the time of the start to testing of the second beta for Xubuntu 14.10, my highlights turned pink system-wide. What gives?
2
votes
1answer
69 views

What does a file that is dark grey in linux mean?

From this question on the forum Color Code Files, I learned that some colors mean different things on linux. However, in the answer there wasn't a reference to a file that was dark grey. Here is a ...
1
vote
1answer
577 views

How can I change the KDE lockscreen?

I want gdm, lightdm, something--anything--other than the default one in KDE. I'm not talking about the login manager or anything, that I have set to gdm. I'm talking about the lock screen with the ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Which are the easiest Ubuntu desktop environments for applying themes?

I like the feature in Cinnamon where there is a setting for themes, and it asks you to get more online right in that window. Are there anymore like that?
0
votes
0answers
95 views

Plymouth scripting (bootsplash) several images (like gif)

I'm trying to make a simple Plymouth theme but i'm not entirely sure how to make it "my way". Here's a sample of my script for my theme. drift_image1 = Image("final1.png"); drift_sprite1 = ...
1
vote
1answer
164 views

How to change the colours in GTK3 themes

How to change the colors of a GTK3 theme? Is there any way to that? Kindly assist.
0
votes
0answers
129 views

Where can I find more Unity themes?

This might already be answered, but I can't find it. I am getting a bit bored of the traditional purple feel of unity and I would like something new. Where can I find more Unity themes? I have ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

my ubuntu Desktop Don't work well

I tried to install gtk+ on ubuntu for learn gtk programing . before that Ubuntu Desktop was working well.when I installed it my ubuntu didn't work well.my themse,Icons,bg,keyboard languages and ... ...