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

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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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Where are my GTK 3 examples?

I want to create a new GTK theme, so I installed gtk-3-examples so that I could get some template and example files, however now that I have installed it, I have no idea of where the example files are ...
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Question about GtkScrollbar class in custom themes

I very much like to use the Zukitwo theme as an alternative over the standard Ambiance theme, it is to my taste more easy on the eyes. However, the theme takes away the scrollbar arrows or ...
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How to fix Xubuntu LightDM Theme after installing unity.

After successfully installing Xubuntu 12.04.1 on my laptop, I decided to install Unity. That went OK but then I realized there was no themes. So then I installed the themes and artwork, and got a ...
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How To Recover All Ubuntu 12.04 System Files? (From Live CD)

Last night I succesfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and then I tried to install Mac OSX Theme from this site But after and after I followed I don't know what's going on terminal, after I installed ...
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Ubuntu Theme installer crashes whenever I try to install a new theme?

I am very bored of the default themes in Ubuntu, not because they are bad just because I get bored easily! I decided to visit Gnome's Theme library and found a theme I like. I downloaded the theme ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Manually installing themes and changing settings

I have always wondered if installing themes and changing setting seen on CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) possible manually. If so how can I manually install and change a theme using a command ...
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How to edit the color of the title bar and border width of a gtk3 theme?

Can someone tell me which file and item is edited to change the title bar and the border width in the gtk3 themes? I'm using Ubuntu version 14.04. Note: This is related to Using the Themes in the ...
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How to widen “Window List Item” boxes in (Cinnamon) Gnome Desktop to fit?

I was able to increase the size of GNOME panels that hold the Window List Item boxes by modifying the "width" property of the ".window-list-item-box" CSS class of cinnamon.css (in the Cinnamon ...
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Can I use the indicator icons from Ubuntu Touch on the desktop version?

I am re-theming my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop to use an interface which looks more like that of Ubuntu Touch. One of the last things I need to complete the look are the indicator icons being used in Ubuntu ...
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How to make ubuntu black and white?

This might be a somewhat strange question. I had an argument with a windows person and I told him that linux is so much more customization then he told me to prove it and I told him ..... Now I need ...
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gtk-warning due to theme tweaking harmful to my stability or not?

I installed some theme, and enabled them via ubuntu-tweak. when i run nautilus --check i get this error. Is this error harmful to ubuntu/unity/compiz's stability???. (nautilus:6598): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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how to change Alt+Tab window highlight color in Unity 2D

i have Ubuntu 12.04, and i run unity 2D (so i can run all of my monitors with xinerama). a problem that i have is when i hit alt+tab, it highlights the new [active] window with a white border. ...
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How to install Arc theme on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and would like to know how to install the Arc theme.
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Theme changes after every other update (Xubuntu)

The strangest thing is happening to me in Xubuntu 14.04. After every other update, my desktop theme is changing from this (Xubuntu default theme): To this (not sure if this is actually a theme): ...
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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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Why are my scroll bars so wacky looking?

I'm not sure what I did, but my scroll bars look like hell. In this picture, you can see them adjacent to the suggested questions and at the windows edge. What is that about? This behavior is ...
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Ambiance GTK theme customisation *just* for one user

Is it possible to customise the appearance of the Ambiance theme just for one user? I have read about the possibility of doing this: sudo vim /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc but could ...
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How can I theme Synaptic Manager?

I use Lubuntu 12.04 and a gtk2 theme, Elegant Arch. With such a theme, gtk2 applications like Thunar will be themed, while others like Nautilus, would be not (see this question ant the images ...
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How can I install Faience GTK theme in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have tried adding the PPA and installing through the terminal, but this did not work. Is there any way I can get the most recent version of Faience GTK theme as a .deb file so it can be installed ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers in 12.04 [closed]

1> I have been fed up trying to install nvidia graphic drivers. After the installation ubuntu starts looking ugly, the taskbar or the sidebar doesnt remain the same as before. The window close button ...
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Menu font background color is white

Something happened to my theme (I guess) where all the menu's font background color is white. This is for all menus, right click mouse menu and that top menu bar. I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying it ...
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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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How to remove the rounded menu items from a theme?

I've just spent quite a while theming ambiance to make it more flat and all around more to my taste, but I've just come across a problem above my capabilities : rounded menuitems The menu on the ...
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Difference between GTK theme and GNOME shell theme?

I'm using gnome shell and I'd like to know what a GTK theme changes that a gnome shell theme doesn't.
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Are there any sort of format and style themes/templates in LibreOffice?

I am wondering if there's any kind of predefined or downloadable themes or templates for text formatting styles (Default, Heading 1/2/etc), predefined colors (palettes), bullet styles, etc., in ...
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image?

Running Precise. I am tweaking the ambiance theme to my taste. Yet I can't locate where I can modify the background color of the browser's tab bar (I suspect its value instruction to be somewhere in ...
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How could I change my theme colors like this? (Pic below) or can I find a theme like this?

I want my theme to look like this. How would I go about changing the colors to look like this or is there a theme that already looks like this that you? I am using Unity and Gnome Shell. Is there a ...
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Cannot enable Shell Extensions for custom themes

I've followed the steps posted here with intentions of installing a custom theme downloaded from the previous site. When I get to the step: You’ll now need to log out and back in for the ...
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How can I install the Equinox theme? [closed]

I'm following the instructions on this page: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme But I'm getting: E: Unable to ...
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How to reset all themes

My themes have gotten pretty messed up (installed different icon sets and controls etc, made custom themes combining different elements) Is there an easy way to just remove all the custom themes and ...
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Can the Window Controls (Max, Min, Close) and the Title be moved to the Bottom?

I know I can move them to the left or the right, even on the middle, but I've never seen a window with it's controls and title on the bottom instead on the top. Is it even possible to? Like if I ...
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Can you change the default wine theme?

There is a great ambiance theme for wine and windows that I use. But when I create a new wine prefix (or use PlayOnLinux to do so) it uses the default ugly grey-and-blue windows 95 theme. Is there a ...
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How can I change the white background in the file manager?

I would like to change the white background of my file manager. (I really searched everywhere and tried a lot of things.) I was trying to change CSS files of my theme (GTK2 & GTK3 folders) and I ...
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Is it possible to round the bottom corners of windows?

I was just wondering if it was possible to make the bottom corners of windows in Ubuntu rounded, like a mac has. I did find this in the theme .xml file, but when I change it to true it doesn't change ...
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My Ubuntu's default icons and theme were partially 'reset'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restore the original color scheme, icons, and theme? For some reason, my icons and part of my theme seemed have 'reset' to default? I don't remember doing ...
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What can I change with gtkrc-2.0?

We can change breadcrumbs and the sidepane color, but what else can be edited with gtkrc-2.0?
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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 make ambiance title bar corners squared?

Is there a way to make the corners squared in ambiance or another theme for ubuntu 14.04? I prefer the look and feel of squared corners.
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How to get dark color chema for kdevelop?

I am trying to change my colr schema of my kdevelop to solarized-dark, but I arrive to change only the colors in the text editor and not the whole interface. I have also searched for solution like ...
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Consistency of GTK2 toolbars with GTK3

One of the reasons why I don't like Ubuntu's default theme Ambiance is the unacceptable inconsistency between GTK2 and GTK3 toolbars as seen in LibreOffice and Chromium/Chrome web browser. This is ...
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KDE Theme broken after 13.10 → 14.04 upgrade

I just did the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 and the default KDE theme not looks like no theme at all: I usually use KDE with Awesome WM as the window manager, but even without Awesome WM, this looks ...
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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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GTK2 applications are not themed correctly

On my Ubuntu 13.04 machine suddenly all GTK2 applications (like Firefox, LibreOffice etc.) are not themed anymore (I am using Ubuntu's Standard theme). Instead, they are shown with this ugly old ...
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nautilus theme problem in 12.04

I have encountered a strange theme problem since I updated to 12.04 some days ago: Nautilus needs some extra treatment after every login in order to obey the theme. It concerns every user. After every ...
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Gnome tweak tool won't start with user themes in gnome-shell

Can't launch Gnome Tweak Tool when the User Themes extensions is enabled. When I tried from terminal, the output was: petr@sova:~$ gnome-tweak-tool (gnome-tweak-tool:6475): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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Faience theme 12.10

I'm trying to install the faience theme in ubuntu 12.10 with unity. I installed it from the ppa, then tried to use Unsettings to apply it. I can apply all of the themes except for the window themes. ...