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

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Set a specific theme for root launched applications

I would like the the applications I launch as root to look differently from the application launched as a normal user. This can be done by using a theme that does not come from usr/share/themes but I ...
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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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Where to find all program icons?

Using 11.04 and want to change the main menu (slim it way down). Before doing that I'd like to place the icons/shortcuts of the programs I use very seldom into a desktop folder (only keeping those ...
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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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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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12.04 wholly dark Ambiance theme?

I got my first partition of Ubuntu recently, and wanted to match it to a 10 or 11 interface I was using on another computer. It looked like this: Themes in 12.04 seem to be rather tricky though. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 64 bits. My gnome-tweak-tool doesn't apply themes properly. For the GTK 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 the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the TTY?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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Text in Ubuntu Software Center is unreadable

When I do a search in the software center this is what the results look like. I can only see the text if I select one of them. I tried changing themes but that didn't fix it.
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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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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 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 can I find Gnome-Classic themes?

Does anybody know where can I find themes for gnome 3 fallback mode? I mean this session of gnome 3 : Can anybody help me with this one,because I can't find any solutions.Pleaseeeeee!
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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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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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How can I install the Equinox theme? [closed]

I'm following the instructions on this page: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme But I'm getting: E: Unable to ...
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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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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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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.. ...