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

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How to get a REAL global dark theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

After years (hours) of looking for an answer, unable to find a working one, I'm going to ask you. How do I change the color of this (or any other than gnome app) to match the dark theme? I find it ...
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What is special about the hicolor icon theme?

As far as I can recall, whenever I install software using apt-get, I see Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ... (sixth line from top) appear in my terminal window when the installtion is just ...
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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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Does somebody know if the Light themes will get overhauled for Natty?

I'm just curious to know if the Light themes will get overhauled for Natty since they jumped from being okay in Lucid to being awesome in Maverick.
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How do I automatically apply the same theme to Chromium for all new users?

Note: when I say Chromium, I mean both Google Chrome and Chromium. What I do know about applying the same settings for applications to all new users is either defining an schema/override file in ...
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How can I remove the rounded edges and transparent border from a metacity theme?

I have a problem with my current theme. When windows top border close to top panel, there's a transparent background at the top corner (please take a look at the attached image). So, how could I : ...
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Is it possible to set Dash to show a black background instead of generated from the wallpaper?

I prefer Natty's "black" dash background as opposed to the color-adopting background found in Oneiric. Will Oneiric have a setting to change the default color and allow the dash to have a black ...
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How do I set a theme in Oneiric? [closed]

I'm using Oneiric, and have some default theme set. I understand Unity is using Gtk3, and that the usual Ubuntu themes haven't been ported. How do I set the theme in Oneiric? Where is/will the new ...
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how to adjust “contrast” of a gtk2 theme?

I'd like to reduce the contrast of the GTK widgets, that is, make the borders less articulate. E.g. in the screenshot below, the separator above and below the toolbar is very strong. I'd like smoother ...
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Unable to read text when using a dark theme

Anytime I install a dark theme I am unable to read the text in the software center as well as many other applications because the text is white and the software center background is also white. Does ...
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Nautilus seems to be very slow only when I use the “Faenza” theme

I'm using gnome-shell and all seems to be good but I've only one problem. Nautilus seems to be very slow only when I use the theme "Faenza", with other theme is all great. In particular Nautilus is ...
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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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How to convert Ubuntu cursor to Windows and conversely?

Is it possible to convert ubuntu cursor theme to windows .cur and .ani. and make ubuntu cursor theme from Windows .cur & .ani files? If so, How thanks :)
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How to edit Plymouth in a Ubuntu version agnostic manner? [duplicate]

How can I edit Plymouth with my own theme (images and animations)?
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Is GNOME-DO Themeable?

I was wondering if Gnome DO is themable, besides the 5 pre-installed themes.. I took a look at the projects' page and didn't discover anything. Do you know if there is any chance of unofficial theming ...
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List theme for pidgin?

I would like to give pidgin a try, but I don't like the default theme for the list, there is too much space between the contacts, I would like to style it in a more minimal way so i can see more ...
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Theme conflict on dual-boot of Ubuntu 10.10 & Fedora 14

I've recently been required to migrate to Fedora 14 for work, but am not willing to give up the awesomeness of Ubuntu. As a result, I'm now dual-booting Fedora 14 and Ubuntu Maverick with a shared ...
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How to change the color tone of the Ambiance theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? I am using 12.04. I found a video where the primary colour of the Unity interface is light blue rather than ...
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How to change folders color?

How do i change the folders colors? i am using this icon theme FS icons and there are several folders. like black, gray, purple, orange(which is the default), yellow, green, red, blue, brown and ...
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How to fix the look of KDE apps in LXDE?

I am using LXDE in Ubuntu 11.10. KDE apps like Kate and Kile have an ugly Windows-95ish look when run in LXDE, but look fine in Gnome. How do I choose the theme/widget style for KDE apps in LXDE? In ...
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Where are sound themes located?

Where are sound themes located?
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Why do some GTK+ themes have transparency?

Certain themes like the community theme "Homosapien" have transparency in particular apps such as Gnome Terminal and Gnome System Monitor. Is this a bug? Screenshot: ...
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How to set a custom text highlighting colour

If you use the Adwaita theme you get Blue as the highlighting colour, for Numix you get Red/Orange (not sure exactly which), I have Numix, and like it, but I would like to change the highlighting ...
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Corrupted window control theme on Unity

I have a question related to themes in Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to apply a few themes such as Adwaita or Zukitwo, the window controls are not accurately themed and look out of place. I have added ...
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Will there be an Appearance app in 11.10, or another standard way to change themes?

I've been testing out 11.10 and so far the only way I can change the theme is by installing Gnome Tweak Tool. Will there be a standard (i.e. installed by default) way to change themes and other ...
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How to change the new workspace icon to the older icon?

The new "Workspace" icon is very similar the "Terminal" icon and I prefer the older icon. How can I change it? P.S.: Sorry for my English ;-)
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How do I install the Elementary theme?

Is there a way of installing elementary theme in natty?
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[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
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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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Modify Indicator Appearence

I've found a theme that I really like (Flatstudio for anyone interested), but there is only one minor thing that works not as expected: if you look at the screenshot at the indicator-messaging ...
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Is Chromium GTK+ theme lighter than the others?

Or is it heavier? What other aspects could one consider here beside aesthetics?
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How to get the proper LightDM theme?

I've been using Oneiric since the second Alpha (had to, my new system refused to run any older Ubuntu version) and I've never been able to get the nifty LightDM theme I'm seeing everywhere. Instead, ...
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How to fix pink borders in GTK+ 3?

I have problem with standard gnome3 theme "Adwaita". How to fix it?
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How to have double click on title bar maximize/restore behavior?

After installing Emerald theme manager, double clicking title makes the window roll up and down. How can I restore the normal behavior of maximize/restore?
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Google Earth and Skype theme

I use Google Earth and Skype since version Jaunty, and so far emulation Qt theme for GNOME runs perfectly, but when I use the default theme Ambiance and Radiance in Maverick, both applications look ...
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Rebooting caused theme to look like Windows 95 or Gnome Classic

My PC has recently received a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install. There is nothing else on the PC apart from a very basic setup of 13.04. After rebooting, I noticed so many problems with the way Ubuntu ...
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Does anybody know software for customising audio themes?

I am interested in simple managing of audio themes in Ubuntu (10.10). Does anybody know a software for customising/managing/changing Ubuntu audio themes? Thanks for every suggestion. Regards, ...
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How to remove window decorations (title bars) 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 change desktop theme periodically

Is it possible change desktop theme In each hour
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Confused about what makes up the Ubuntu GUI

I am now getting more into customizing my Ubuntu experience and want to understand better what all these different things I keep running into are. What is Gnome3 and Gnome2 in relation to GTK3 or ...
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How can I reset my desktop to be like new?

After I upgraded to 11.10, I made some mistake which totally destroyed Unity(I'm not sure at all what I did). I deleted all the configuration files that I knew of, and now at least it will start, but ...
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Upgraded to 11.04 and now most of the UI is gray and boxy

I just upgraded to 11.04, and now most UI elements are gray and crappy looking (see screenshot). When I first log in, the panel looks black (as Ambiance theme is supposed to look), but then after a ...
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Resize the window control buttons (close, restore, maximize)

How can I change the size of the close/restore/maximize/minimize buttons of the windows? They are too small for me. With a big monitor, it's difficult to position the mouse over them. Is there a ...
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gtk3 theme not working

the theme I'm trying to install has three folders: metacity, gtk2 and gtk3 if i activate it using gnome-tweak-tool it wont work everything looks extremely ugly, not the way it's supposed to be ...
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How to change the background colour of a window?

Since 11.10 you can't change much in the appearance options, just the windows border styles but NOT the background colour like you could do it in Natty. For some odd reason as I upgraded to 11.10, it ...
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How does one retheme the Unity Panel with GTK?

I want to take an existing theme and customise the appearance of the unity panel to the way it appears in another theme. I can't find any documentation about how to modify the panel themes, and I've ...
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How to get rid of white color on white text for Ambiance Blue theme?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, windows pop up with white color on white text. I am lost, confused, feeling very stupid and am not sure what to do next. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could ...
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How can I change tomboy note's background colour?

How to make Tomboy Notes have a different theme that are easier on the eyes like black font over a lightgrey background rather than a darkgrey font over a white background. I have explored Tomboy's ...
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How do I get same scrollbar style for gtk-2.0 and gtk-3.0 apps?

Sorry for my English mistakes, I'm Spanish. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 in a tablet. I've removed overlay-scrollbars and I have increased the scrollbars size to use them with fingers. In ...