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

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Is there any Gtk+ 3 port of the Redmond theme?

I have the gtk2 version of Redmond installed, but it doesn't work for programs using gtk3. Redmond looks like this: Or are there any gtk3 themes similar to redmond?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a high-resolution display laptop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with compiz on a 17" laptop with 1920x1080 display. After the installation the fonts are too small. Even if I change the fonts' size the Close/Minimize/Mazimize icons ...
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How to make KDE Applications' Toolbars Dark in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to make KDE Applications, running in Ubuntu 13.10, have dark tool bars? For example, see the Gedit toolbar in the image below. The toolbar is dark, with light icons and text, but the ...
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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Why don't custom colour settings in LXAppearance affect all applications?

In Lubuntu 12.04 I have created a customised colour scheme (using LXAppearance) which uses orange for selected items instead of blue. Many applications don't appear to use the custom colour scheme ...
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Setting the same theme across desktop environments

I'm currently running 13.04 Gnome-Shell. It's customised just the way I like it. However, when I switch to Unity, the desktop looks really ugly - a real mess! How can I set one DE to look the way I ...
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Libre Office presentation background with dark GTK theme

I'm using a dark GTK theme. For some reason Libre Office Writer has a white background (like I want), but Impress does not. I do remember I had a white background in Impress as well some installations ...
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Gtk theme change doesn't apply to kde apps?

I changed the systemwide ambiance theme a bit (specifically the scrollbar css), and this works fine in gtk apps, but in kde apps nothing has changed. They still have the vanilla ambiance look. I tried ...
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How do I fix the menu items background color in MediterraneanNight theme?

I'm using the MediterraneanNight theme (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=148398&forumpage=1) and the menu items in some context menus have the wrong background color. For example, ...
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Problems with unity appearence

Maybe the appearance window is completely messed up. Until yesterday i wasn't able to change the desktop background. After trying unity --reset, the desktop background was changeable but now themes ...
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Is there a basic guide to creating themes in Burg?

I have a basic theme idea I'd like to create in burg. I can find some information about customizing existing themes in burg, but not a basic tutorial that shows you how to create your own unique ...
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Harmattan Conky on 14.04 with Variety wallpaper, Conky border stays as old wallpaper

It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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How can I get the solarized color theme for MATE terminal?

I would like to have the solarized theme in MATE 1.6 terminal. How can I get it?
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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How to use GNOME tweak tool to get shell themes

So I'm trying to get custom shells and have tried using this as many people have recommended it. All I see in the Shell Extensions menu is "install shell extension" and when I click on the link user ...
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How to get my theme settings back after update?

I did a dist-upgrade yesterday and it appears to have broken my gtk theme (and touch pad scrolling + tap and font preferences!). e.g. firefox prefs dialog: I know it's my settings because if I ...
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Modify gtk3 theme - menu bar

I've installed FaienceZukiMac gtk3 theme and there's a "white balloon" surrounding each entry in the menu of every gtk3 program. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about How can I change it ...
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GTK+ Themes not showing up

I downloaded some themes from gnome-look.org and I extracted and put them in /usr/share/themes folder and when I opened gnome-tweak-tool windows theme was working but GTK+ themes section was showing ...
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How do I change the volume control icon?

I recently switched to gnome 3 (love it!), but the default icon theme was a little dreary and gray, so I switched that back to ubuntu-mono-dark. But now whenever I change my volume, I get this ugly ...
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How to disable Large Cursor after installing Ubuntu with Accessibility Option ON (High-contrast,..)

While installing Ubuntu, I accidentally hit the high contrast option. I could not figure out how to disable it within the install, so I let it complete. I booted up into Ubuntu 13.04 and High ...
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Faience GTK theme breaks tabs

I installed this theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity and all tabs are definitively wrong: Any idea to make this theme work properly? Thanks.
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Theme with thin borders?

Q1 What themes has a thin top border? Q2 Could I in an easy way change the size of the topborder of the default Ambiance theme Background I'm trying to switch to using (almost) the default Ubuntu ...
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How to install color themes onto Emacs 24.3?

I'm trying to install the Oblivion color theme into GNU Emacs 24.3. I downloaded the repository as a .zip file then moved the zip folder into my ~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes directory. I'm pretty ...
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how to use default lxde theme instead of lubuntu-theme?

I have install Lubuntu 12.10. I really didn't like the lubuntu-theme. Its very confusing to distinguish whats there on task bar. Therefore, I wanted the theme like fedora lxde or default-lxde theme. ...
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Where are theme settings stored?

I installed Ubuntu with several Desktop Environments, including Unity, KDE and LXDE. I am struggling to change the background tooltip color which is black and causes displaying problems in Eclipse. ...
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E: Unable to locate package slave-gtk3

I tried to install SLAVE GTK3 Theme and this is the error msg i am getting. I used the command sudo apt-get install slave-gtk3 for the installation Please someone help in this topic
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Theme isnt changing using Gnome Tweak Tool

In 12.04 I used Unity and was able to change the theme with the gnome-tweak-tool. Since the update to 12.10 I use gnome and try to change the theme however nothing changes except the top bar which I ...
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GTK2.0 Theme problem with button foreground

I have noticed that i can only change the foreground color of a gtk2.0 theme button with the "default" style. I did it like: style "default" { fg[NORMAL] = "#000000" fg[PRELIGHT] ...
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How to change the glassy look in GTK3 theme?

I am wondering how can I change the glass color (transparency) in GTK3? For example, if one hits the hot-spot corner (top-left) and you go to the applications display, there is a layer of glassy ...
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Where are kde themes located?

I want to modify a few icons in the theme I am using for smooth tasks where I like two of the display states but one just doesn't look right. How would I go about modifying them, and moreover where ...
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GNOME - Chrome contextual menu colors inconsistent with current theme

I've put together an icon/theme combination for my Ubuntu 14.04 + GNOME. Unfortunately, my color settings for contextual menu are applied for most applications, but not for Chrome - when I ...
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Make UbuntuStudio look like regular Ubuntu(I wanted the kernal not the desktop)

I would like to make Ubuntu Studio 14.04 look like regular Ubuntu trusty 14.04 with the Unity desktop. Please see this screen shot of the default Ubuntu Studio desktop .
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Theme gnome panel handles in flashback session

I'm using the the gnome flashback session (metacity) in Ubuntu 14.04. The default theme is the ambient theme. If you set a gnome panel to not expand, the handles are looking ugly: How can I ...
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How to reinstall a theme?

My ambiance theme was corrupted but I can't figure out how to fix it or reinstall it. (Also I can't find it on the web to reinstall it). What do I do to fix it?
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How to chabge GDM Login theme in ubuntu 12.04 lts

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I changed my login screen to GDM by typing sudo apt-get install gdm how do I change the theme in ubuntu 12.04? I downloaded a theme using gnome-look.org. Where do I ...
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Setting up Themes in LX-Qt

I recently installed LX-Qt on Ubuntu Server. Everything went fine, but there seems to be an issue with the themes. When a theme is set in "Qt Configuration" (currently "QtCurve"), it doesn't change ...
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Ubuntu theme went off after the reboot/turn off, how do I put it back?

I'm trying top use the Moka theme in Ubuntu 14.04 x64, but even with Unity twaek tool, nothing changes. The theme is always on Ambiance, and so the icons in the launchbar and the mouse arrow. ...
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Problem installing latest faience theme on ubuntu 14.04

I followed these articles to install the latest version of faience theme on ubuntu 14.04 http://www.webupd8.org/2014/06/popular-faience-gtk-gnome-shell-themes.html ...
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Use 12.04 Greybird's theme in 14.04

I would like to use the default theme (Greybird) from Xubuntu 12.04 in Xubuntu 14.04, simply because I believe the older version of Greybird is prettier. I attempted to copy the contents of ...
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Ubuntu theme changed

I changed my ubuntu theme a few days ago and it worked perfectly. It is meditaranean or something like that.. a gtk theme. Then i wanted to change my cursor theme , and that worked aswell ( although i ...
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Theme and icons look old after upgrade to 14.04 - AMD GPU issues?

Yesterday I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I ran into a few problems. Interestingly I upgraded two computers (one of which has identical hardware) before this one and had no problems. When I ...
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how to customize gnome3 shell gui gears?

I use gnome3 shell and a user-defined theme. But the theme is not robust. For example, the font of a combobox has the same foreground and background color. So, how can I customize the foreground and ...
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Is it possible to use the wallpaper's main color in a theme?

Is it possible to use the wallpaper's main color (the one used for unity) in a theme?
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Grub2 Theme Stops Win8 menuentry from working. Why?

Windows 8 menuentry works before I set a theme but not after. Why does this happen and how can I fix it? Note: Please let me know if I should provide any other information. Worked prior to ...
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Can the 13.10 themes and icons be installed on 12.04

I like the themes and icons that are in the process of being developed for ubuntu 13.10. Is there a way to install these in ubuntu 12.04, which is my preferred environment? Thanks,
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Is it possible to make the indicator menu background color a different color than the rest of the menus?

I'm using the Numix theme and have been trying to change it so that menus (right click and drop down menus) are a light color (#f6f6f6). Doing that was easy enough but it also changes the indicator ...
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Change theme gnome shell 3

Every time I want to change my shell theme, nothing happens. I enabled user themes extension, and downloaded two themes. When I try either one, nothing happens, not even after a restart. Anyone know ...
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Change tooltip color in Redmond GTK theme

Is there a way to change the tooltip background color by editing the gtkrc file of the Redmond theme? I want to change it to yellow (it's gray right now).
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Theme, icons etc. problems

I'm very new to linux only had ubuntu 12.04 a couple of days. Now I pimped a bit with compiz but I would really like my windows, icons and such to be diffrent aswell. I read themes are the way for ...