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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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). ...
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Page borders gone in evince after 14.04 upgrade

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, the thin black borders that appear around pages in evince have disappeared. Now, when I'm reading a pdf file in evince, the pages appear white against a background ...
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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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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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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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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 to change the selected item color in Ubuntu 13.10?

How do I change the default orange to something else? Upon the update, the dconf setting has ceased to work. I can change certain apps (gtk-2) using GNOME Color Chooser, but other apps like Libre ...
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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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Xfce themes customization

Is there a easy way to customize XFCE themes? What I want is to change colours or use part of one theme in another(eg. scroll bar). I tried to find some tutorials but everything seemed so ...
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Ubuntu Splash Screen Background

I am not new to Ubuntu or anything, but I am just wanting to dabble a little deeper into Ubuntu's Inner workings. I was wondering if somebody could tell me how I can set a picture as Ubuntu's Splash ...
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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.
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Lubuntu Mac Appearance

I have lubuntu installed on my old Compaq Presario v5000 computer and it runs nicely for a lightweight os, but I would like too have a Mac OS X style appearance. I tried a tutorial I found online but ...
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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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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 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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Ubuntu 13.04 - Driver/Header/Icon problems resulting in weird Theme loss?

So, after trying to setup Bumblebee, I did mess up a lot of my Ubuntu installations, including installing and taking down Nvidia drivers - resolving mirrored and flipped text issues, and well - I ...
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How to change color in gtk theme?

After upgrading from saucy to Trusty my favourite app ghex has become ugly (and some other apps too) The border color has become absolutely black (#000000). I want to set another color, but where? I ...
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How do I use Numix window decorations with kwin on a non-kde desktop

I'm running kwin as a window-manager in xubuntu. I also installed some qtcurve stuff. I'd like to use the numix window decorations. I've installed the numix gtk and kde theme from ppa but I don't ...
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Radiance is selected, but title bars, menubar etc. are light-on-dark as on Ambiance (14.04)

I had an unexpected powerdown earlier today, due to laptop battery issues. Since powering back up, my menubar and window title-bars are light-on-dark, as for the Ambiance theme, even though Radiance ...
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Does anyone thyed MacBuntu pack?

I have tryed it and got problems with my laptop (my CPU is heavily loading). Wheter could it could happen because of this package ? I've been followed by this instructions: ...
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Is there any way to speed up the default plymouth boot animation?

I have been following a number of different basic tutorials that tell you how to customise Plymouth splash screens by modifying the existing scripts and images, which has mostly been successful. ...
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How do you change qt themes by hand?

I am running a light desktop with Fluxbox and trying not to install anything more than I absolutely have to. I was wondering how one would go about changing qt4 and qt5 themes by hand much like you ...
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how to specify button and tab border colours in GTK+ 3 theme

The theme "Ambiance" has buttons and tabs looking like this: I am trying to make a theme, but am having difficulty finding out how to change the button and tab border colours. The theme looks like ...
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looking for dark, high contrast theme

I am looking for a dark, contrast theme. Most dark, high-contrast themes I have tried do not give sufficient contrast to many edges, such as the edges of buttons, tabs, windows and other borders. ...
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interface changed after restart on Xubuntu

Something happened a few times after using Xubuntu since 1 month ago. A few times after i restarted my laptop the interface was totally changed. The icons from the panel were different and almost ...
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Unable to view theme folders when moving them to usr/share/themes

I've been transferring theme folders I've downloaded via the terminal to usr/share/themes. Some have transferred just fine, others appear to be locked after they finish transferring. The ones that are ...
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how to change title bar color in gnome flashback compiz Radiance theme in 14.04

I'm using the gnome-flashback session (with compiz) in Ubuntu 14.04, and I mostly like the Radiance theme. However, the title bar only changes subtly between the focused window and the unfocused ...
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Gnome Theme Tweaking

I'm making some tweaks to my desktop (Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-shell 3.9.90) and I want to get my title bar black. By title bar I mean the thing you double click on to maximize the window or drag it ...
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How to modify the css of gnome-shell extension

I'm trying to change up the css of drop-down terminal, the super awesome gnome-shell extension here: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/442/drop-down-terminal/ I can't see to get the extension to ...
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14.04 on Yoga 2 Pro: ELAN USB touchscreen issue causing theme reset?

On several occasions, I've booted up and logged in only to find that my Unity theme has reset to the default Ambiance theme. I've also noticed that this only happens when I log in before the power ...
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Apps stuck between two themes

After installing alot of random dependencies I needed for installing a package from source I found that most of my standard software had their theme changed, 3rd party applications seem to be using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 scrollbar “universal” color changer

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using the default settings and on the ambiance theme. I have installed Gnome color chooser to change the normal (or "legacy") scrollbar color. In Gnome color chooser In the ...
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Shell specific theme

I am running ubuntu 13.10 with ubuntu-unity and gnome 3 installed on it, due to the way the gnome adwait theme looks in unity i don't want to have to manually change the theme every time I switch ...
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Why when I try to download a theme does it say that it can't find the package.

I was trying to download a theme off of Noobslab.com I was using the terminal commands and such. After the third command, It kept telling me that it was unable to locate the package. I'm not sure ...
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Problem in changing the icons in Ubuntu 12.04

While entering the password on Welcome screen, I noticed the icons were more beautifully placed. I tried to change the icons and theme of the desktop through Ubuntu tweak to that of the welcome ...
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Mouse cursor doesn't show globally

I tried installing a mouse cursor theme , and anytime i try and click on any mouse theme, it doesn't show everywhere. If i put the mouse on the launcher it it DMZ-black. If it's in firefox, it's the ...
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Conky theme error when window maximize

when i run a conky theme it start normally and after maximizing document/window or any file theme look like a mess. theme don't display any errors on terminal. can anyone help me.
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How do I install a grub theme to the grub installation on the MBR?

I have a setup that has a bootloader that is installed to the MBR, but also a bootloader on the partition for my linux installation; I want to know how I can theme the grub installation on the MBR, as ...
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different theme at loginscreen

i did not change it. But somehow at login screen the theme is the new 14.04 "Adwaita" and after logging in its The default "Radiance"(Can change this). Please tell me a way to change the login screen ...
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Moka gtk theme not being applied

I am trying to get the moka theme on my computer and am running ubuntu 13.10 I have got the Icon theme to run but somehow I cannot see the moka theme in unity-tweak-tool Can someone please help me ...
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Undoing GTK configuration change

I just followed the directions on this website which according to the page "define gtk 2.0 layout." Specifically, I followed the directions under "Easy Fix," wherein I clicked Launch GTK 2.0 RC ...