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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix gtk theme?

I have installed gnome-cupertino-gtk-theme from here http://www.webupd8.org/2012/12/zukitwo-adwaita-cupertino-themes-ported.html on ubuntu 12.10. In nautilus 3.4, the collor of the toolbar is awful, ...
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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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GTK apps not respecting Kubuntu's oxygen-gtk theme when executed as sudo

I am using Kubuntu 14.10 and it's working quite well so far, but my problem is pretty much what it's stated in the title, when executing a GTK app that requires sudo privileges, such as Synaptic ...
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Strange behaviors when loading Vim color themes

Here is some links and screenshots needed by this question. I downloaded two Vim color themes: Lettuce and Monokai. (As seen in the link provided.) In my .vimrc, if I only have colorscheme lettuce ...
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How To Remove Noobslab/Themes?

I tried installing a theme using the following lines: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vimix-flat-themes Needless to say the theme did not ...
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Cannot change GTK and icon after changing LightDM greeter

I changed my LightDM greeter and suddenly I cannot change my gtk or icon theme. The dconf settings are there, but the system is not responding to changes, nor are the themes being used by all ...
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Which are the default Ubuntu 14.10 gtk, icons, cursors and windows themes?

If I'll know that, I'll be able to remove the others via Terminal. I have a Unity desktop. Thanks in advance.
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Ubuntu - Chrome OS look

Is it possible to somehow apply the look of chrome os on ubuntu? I need exactly the same look :D
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change icons back to global theme

I changed some of my individual icons via rooted nautilus and selected my own different icons. But now I want to make them back to whatever my default global icon theme is. Is there anyway to make ...
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Lost toolbar icons on Files 3.6.3 Ubuntu 13

I tried install diffrent theme but cannot fix toolbar icons on Files 3.6.3. Please help
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Impossible to customize all aspects of Lubuntu theme from GUI

I would turn the default Lubuntu theme into a dark theme, but it seems impossible to change from the GUI: The color of inactive tabs in Panel The background of PcManFM places The theme of Gnome ...
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Customize gedit color theme as python idle

class Player(): My gedit used python idle theme so when i type this piece, 'class' show orange but 'Player' is black. so if i want change classname or function name's color into blue, what should i ...
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Text shadow in gnome-shell.css for currently active window

I am trying to edit the gnome-shell.css file for my current theme on Gnome 3.6 Ubuntu and cannot find the entry for the currently active window as I'd like to remove the text shadow.
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How to install windows 8/8.1 themes on ubuntu?

I found this link and this one that shows that win 8 theme could be implemented ! I could it even make it faster and 100% compatible to ambiance. My question is the following: We all know that ...
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gnome config customisations do not persist after 12.04 to 13.10 upgrade

I recently upgraded from 12.04LTS to 13.10. I'm using the gnome/metacity combination as a desktop rather than unity, and the actual upgrade seemed to go okay - except for some driver issues. ...
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How to reset (GTK?) color scheme?

Ubintu 12.04, Xfce 4.8, openbox-3.5.0-2ubuntu2. I noticed that some applications have toolbars with a solid black background. I tried to reset it using "Settings Editor" but didn't find necessary ...
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Making window borders transparent

So I downloaded Unity tweak tool on my 13.10 Ubuntu and found a nice bar which was able to make my top bar transparent and I have got to say.. I love the looks of it! Now I was just wondering if it ...
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Installing Shell themes via command line

I can't figure out how to install a new gnome-shell theme in a bash script. I'm unzipping the .zip to ~/.local/share/themes and gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name 'theme' but ...
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How to get Ubuntu's “normal” style/theme on Lubuntu desktop?

I installed Lubuntu on top of my Ubuntu install via apt-get install lubuntu-desktop. I can now launch LXDE sessions regularly, but the look of the applications follows the GTK standard theme. How can ...