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

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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to remove window decorations from Ubuntu 14.04

I never used window decorations to maximize / minimize windows, but keyboard and mouse/keyboard shortcuts for all operations. In the good olde days, you could just disable and tweak the window ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. ...
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Is there any Windows 7 theme that works on 12.04?

I have tried to follow the best answer on this question Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7? but when I enter this code ./win7-setup.sh I get this error: And I have ...
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No Items show in dash of gnome-shell when using “Axiom” Theme?

I am using the awesome Axiom Gnome-Shell theme from Deviantart. The theme works perfectly except for one issue, no items show up in the dash? The actual items are there, e.g. if I type in something ...
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How do I apply a custom Gnome-shell theme for all users?

I am using Gnome-shell on Ubuntu 11.10. I've found excellent theme, which I'd like to apply to all users, current and ones that are created later. Is there a way to set the new theme (Elementary Luna) ...
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Theme integration not working for various apps (Xubuntu)

Yesterday I posted a question about libreoffice not showing the correct theme in Xubuntu 11.10. That question was quickly answered and by installing libreoffice-gtk it now looks really nice and in ...
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How do I revert old theme customizations after they re-appeared in Ubuntu 11.10?

The first thing I noticed after upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 is that my wallpaper changed to the one I used to have ages ago - probably before I upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04. Which is not a big deal, ...
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ubuntu theme suddenly changed to default and it's not coming back!

I logged in to ubuntu as I always do and suddenly the theme changed from what I have chosen to the default one and when I try to bring it back, it's working, but not the way it's supposed to: As ...
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Why don't some cursor themes show up in GNOME?

I have many cursor themes on my system that don't show up in GNOME's list of themes, yet work fine in other desktop environments (XFCE, LXDE, KDE, etc). What can I do to get these to show up? . Is ...
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How to change the menu order of BURG

I have BURG installed with GRUB2 to provide nice GRUB themes on my GRUB loader. I have it all setup right but I want to know if it's possible to change the order of my menu icons. As of now, I ...
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Change unity launcher theme

I wanna change theme in Ubuntu 14.04 so I read this article. it said use MyUnitiy but i cant find it in software center. which repository should i add to install MyUnity ?
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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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Ambiance Theme was deleted /missing from Ubuntu 13.10. How to re-intall default theme?

I must have done something wrong. I un-installed Nginx and PHP-FPM using apt-get purge. When I did a reboot, the theme changed from Ambiance to High Contrast. Also the Audacious player is also gone. ...
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Changing Unity desktop icon text color

A white desktop wallpaper is not an option in unity desktop currently. Because the text color does not seem changeable. How do we accomplish this?
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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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Modify KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the Caledonia theme in KDE, but the icons in the Task Manager are way too big. Is there a way to change the size of all the icons? This is how it looks right now. I would prefer it if 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 to complete remove macbuntu (even by formatting)?

I just format my root partition (and keep my Home partition), and reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10. But the theme of macbuntu is still there. If I try to run it's "uninstall.sh" even with "--force" I get ...
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Can I use GNOME 3 themes and icons with Unity too?

I like to play around with themes and icons to make my desktop looking more lovely. Can I use the themes and icons also for Unity 3D/2D, or what do I have to look for to know when and how I have to ...
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How can I force the Nautilus sidebar text color to stay white in my Ambiance modification?

This is related to How can I change the color of the pane separator for my Ambiance theme modification?, which has just been solved. Now I have a new issue. As shown below, the text color for the ...
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How can I enable themes in Gnome Shell?

I have installed the "Gnome Shell Theming extension". I have enabled it in the "gnome tweak tool" I have installed some themes in my ~/.themes folder but still i cannot select any shell-theme. How ...
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GNOME Shell User Theme Extension

How do I activate the gnome-shell user-theme extension in Oneiric with GNOME 3.2? I've installed the package gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme but can't find anywhere on how to activate it. I thought ...
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How do I fix my theme? [closed]

After installing and using Ubuntu 11.10 for while I decided to install gnome shell. After Installing and rebooting my system I saw that Ubuntu light theme (ambiance/radiance) is gone. I check ...
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Fonts in terminal overlapping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are letters overlapping in the terminal? I'm having a problem with ubuntu where the characters are overlapping each other. How do i set it back to default?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu complains that I am not “Owner” when copying files to certain folders

I am trying to copy a folder into the user/share/themes folder on Ubuntu 14.04, and it's telling me I cannot do this because I am not "owner". So I right-clicked the usr/share/themes folder > ...
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Restore qt integration after removing KDE

Restore GTK integration after removing KDE; this shows how to remove the kde-theme for gtk, and now I want to do the same for qt-applications. I have tried qt4-qtconfig, and it does not work. Here is ...
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Install orchis-gtk theme on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install the orchis-gtk theme on Ubuntu 14.04. http://mokaproject.com/orchis-gtk-theme/download/ It said 'Orchis requires the Murrine engine for it's GTK2 aspects.' What does that ...
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Changing window background color by theming

I am a bit confused about this in theme tutorials, but how would I go about changing the color of windows in Unity. I mean the File, Edit, etc. Bars to a different color and other colors related to ...
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How to install the following theme on Ubuntu 13.04

I wanted to install the following theme (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?action=content&content=155582) and tried to do it like this (How can I install themes?), however, there's no .deb ...
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How do I change window theme in 11.10?

I don't know how I did it, but now I'm stuck with this same window theme! Whichever theme I change to, the window theme will stick and only the background colour of the window title will change. Here ...
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What file I need to edit to change the text color in a theme?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04 (from 10.10) with Unity, and after I've been messing around with the (gtk, I guess?) theme a little, I've encountered a little problem. In my panel (the one with the ...
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Edit GTK theme in Ubuntu

How can I edit colors of current theme? I have bright theme with white windows but I can see black tooltips when I move mouse above Firefox' tabs, or Eclipse IDE. That's what I'd change.