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

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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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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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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 Aero Glass effect in Unity?

How can I enable an effect like Aero Glass in Windows, applied to the Unity dash and top panel in Ubuntu 12.10?
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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 to theme Nautilus' resize area/handle border?

I'd like to change the visual appearance of the marked resize border/areas in Nautilus: If I knew how those elements are named in GTK+, I'm sure I could find out what I'd need to add to ...
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Text colors in unity

If I want to try out a different GTK3-Theme using the Unity Shell, I always have troubles with colors of the text. Many themes seem to have trouble with upper bar using similar text colors (i.e. black ...
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Why is my Unity theme going haywire?

I have this new problem, my unity theme falls back to some old gnome theme which makes the whole look and feel absolutely horrible. Here is the screenshot right after login: And after sometime, ...
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Can't change folder background

I tried to change via dragging from the Backgrounds and Emblems window, but the icon just goes back to that window rather than changing the folder background.However, I can change the task bar by this ...
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Menubar text color and firefox black making is unreadable with Ambiance. How do I fix this?

Ever since I purged kubuntu-desktop from my ubuntu installation, my firefox menu bar text changed to black. I now have trouble using firefox with the ambiance theme. Is there a package or something ...
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Can you delete the Humanity icon theme safely?

I'm trying to reduce used space after running disk usage analyser, since I'm using a 40GB SSD. The icons use quite a bit of space! Could I delete those that I don't use, such as humanity? (I use ...
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KDE skin in Unity after installing KDE [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I just installed KDE, so I could have both desktop environments and switch between on the login screen. However, when I logged back in with Unity, some programs now show up ...
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Gnome-tweak-tool not working on Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 [closed]

I'm experiencing some problems with Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 64bits. My gnome-tweak-tool doesn't apply themes properly. For the gkt themes, I noted that they are not fully applied. For example, I ...
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How to adjust the appearance of the Unity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? Now I updated to 12.10 and would like to adjust the desktop, well unity, appearance. I know there is the theme setting, but I cannot adjust ...
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How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I was slightly annoyed to find no easy way to change the icons and fonts on the appearances window. Apparently, you have ...
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Theming the GRUB2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get some nice eye candy themes for Grub? Can I theme the GRUB2, and does anyone have any advice on doing this? Thanks in advance.
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How do I get a matching theme when I run a program as root?

I use a Metacity theme in my Ubuntu installation. Unfortunately it isn't activated for programs with Gui that are started as root user and some other other certain programs like gufw (when i start ...
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How can I make Ubuntu look like Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”?

I really like the simple look of Debian's interface. What desktop environment is it? Is it easy to replicate?
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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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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Where are sound themes located?

Where are sound themes located?
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How do I change the background of the side pane?

How do I go about changing the white background on nautilus-elementary's side pane? I want to change it specifically to match the color of the toolbar and status-bar.
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How can I convert a coloured icon to a monochrome one?

I recently compiled goldendict from source. To my dismay I discovered that there were no monochrome appindicator icons included. At the moment I am stuck with this: I tried converting the icons to ...
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How to change the mouse pointer theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change mouse cursor and theme? How can I change mouse pointer theme in Ubuntu 11.10, as in previous versions of Ubuntu?
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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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Is there hope for having an ubuntu theme that looks like unity's context-menu theme?

I like the transparent + gradient + dots theme. Will Canonical implement a system-wide theme that is similar?
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Setting up Conky on Ubuntu

I am surprised after seeing the features in the picture shown. After searching a little bit, I came to know that it is a conky theme. But now I also am not clear about it, and I don't know how to ...
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Detect GTK theme change in runtime

I am using this code to set appropriate appindicator icon for my application. Basically I set separate mono dark/light icon for Ambiance and Radiance theme in order to integrate my app into Unity ...
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How to make Adwaita Dark theme apply only to certain applications?

Is this possible to apply Adwaita Dark theme only to some applications? I want to enable it for the Terminal and maybe Nautilus but not other applications, because Opera and Software Center and ...
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How do I install Adium themes in Empathy?

I had used the Adium themes in empathy in Ubuntu 11.04 but the same did not work for 11.10. Is there any workaround to enable the themes for empathy in 11.10 Thanks in advance
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Looking for Clearlooks for Gtk-3.0 or something similar

I am looking for a theme that replicates the look of the classic Clearlooks theme from Gtk2 or something that at least looks similar, i.e. something basic, with rounded corners that doesn't overdo it ...
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Why doesn't Banshee have a dark toolbar like Rhythmbox does?

I'm currently testing Ubuntu 11.10 and I LOVE it. The only thing that really bugs me is how Banshee doesn't have a dark toolbar, yet Rhythmbox does. Imo it really integrates it much better.. ...
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Do we have a borderless theme for GNOME 3?

Do we have any Aqua like borderless themes for GNOME 3 ?? When I say Aqua like i don't mean the whole traffic light buttons and stuff like Mac4Linux, rather a theme with 0px borders and larger ...
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How to fix GTK theme for Nemo's pathbar breadcrumbs and disk free space barchart

I like a few features of Nemo, but there seems to be a theme problem - at least when running under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04: As you can see from this screenshot: it's not possible to see which of the ...
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Skype on 64 bit has non default mouse cursor theme

I have installed Skype from Canonical Partner repository on my 64-bit Ubuntu system. When I hover the mouse over the Skype window, the mouse cursor theme changes from default white to black. How can ...
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How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels?

In KDE 4.7, after making some personalization I made a layout which I really like. But light panels color breaking the whole idea. It is too bright. Changing color scheme doesn't help. How could I ...
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How to change the default monospaced font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? In Oneiric Ocelot, the default monospaced font in "Ubuntu Mono" with size 13; I can see it from the gedit Preferences. In ...
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Can I install the Xubuntu 10.04 theme on Ubuntu 11.04?

I love the Xubuntu 10.04 theme and I want to install it on my Ubuntu 11.04. It's possible to install only the theme?
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How do I install burg themes?

I want to install some themes for burg, how do I do that ?
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Where are these Unity close, minimize and maximize icons located?

When I maximize a window in Ubuntu 11.04, the close, minimize and maximize buttons change to these nice ones Where are they located on the filesystem? I would like to build a theme out of them but ...
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Mouse theme doesn't work all the time

The mouse theme shows up in the web browser and software center, as well as the update manger. However, it goes to defaults on the desktop. Can it be fixed? I am using the azenis mouse theme, with ...
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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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How do I set a custom GNOME Shell theme permanently?

Each time I do a computer restart the GNOME Shell theme I have enabled before the restart gets reset to the 'default' theme when I log in after a restart. The default theme is the black panel. Is it ...
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How do I install and select cursor themes?

I'm new to this amazing OS (Ubuntu 11.10) and I've been changing a lot of things and experimenting (it's fun you know). But I don't know how to install cursor themes. Can I install this? ...
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How to have a grub like in Ubuntu-Light?

How can I make my grub screen look like that of Ubuntu Light. I would like to have a GRUB menu similar to this picture:
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QML: Will the Ubuntu Phone be theme-able, and do I need to develop with that in mind?

Take a simple example in formatting richtext: The Manual Way someTextBox.insert(0,"<font face='Ubuntu Mono'size='3'color='#f37420'> Blah Blah Blah </font>") The hypothetical Way ...
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Style windows like Aura window manager from Chromium OS

How can I style my desktop windows to be like Aura window manager on my Ubuntu machine without installing Chromium OS or alternative? Is there any already built theme for Ubuntu? Note that I only ...
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Reload Gtk+ 3.0 theme

I'm trying to customize my Gtk+3.0 theme, when I make a change in my theme, I change between two themes (with MyUnity) to force applications to reload the theme and test mine. But when I do that, the ...