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

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MIME Type now showing up all files

I downloaded some icons from a the Ubuntu theme website. I set them up but the MIME Types are not showing up. If i click on the file properties, i can see the MIME Type in the description. However, ...
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Why only three themes are available in Ubuntu 15.10

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 desktop version. In system Appearance setting I can see three themes installed viz. Ambiance, Radiance, and High Contrast. While under /usr/share/themes directory, I can see ...
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How can I change font color?

The default font color in the Ambiance theme is gray and the contrast makes it hard to read. How can I keep the theme but make the font dark? I knew how to do this prior to Ubuntu 11.10 but now I ...
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Why did Kubuntu Break Ubuntu's desktop theme on uninstall?

For some reason. After I uninstalled kubuntu. The file icon and wifi drop down menu of my default ubuntu theme is completely wrong. The colour of the backgrounds for it are wrong too. I don't know ...
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Change /usr/share permissions so I can add themes

I've searched these forums and so far no one has answered the question and if they did, it didn't work on my setup for some reason. I've tried using Unity tweak tool and others none have worked, All ...
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How do I make a Theme from scratch for Unity?

I'd like to make a theme from scratch for Unity. What knowledge and information/skills are needed? Are there any tools or templates out there for something like this already? I don't have any Python ...
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White flat theme for Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

I searched for flat themes for Ubuntu 14.04 unity and ended up with below themes. Mediterraneanwhite Trevilla-themewhite but they are not actually flat. Please help me with the real flat white ...
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Can't change appearance on Ubuntu 14.04

Trying to change GTK Theme, Icon Theme or Wallpaper and results in nothing. When I try to remove things from the launcher, they come back... Already tryed to remove "./compiz", "./config" and ...
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Lightdm greeter - theming of option-button

I try to theme the unity lightdm greeter and I've succeeded in doing so by looking at the source code and the Ambiance .css files. One thing I'm not able to theme however is shown in this short video, ...
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Plymouth Theme Won't Change

I am using a fresh copy of Ubuntu 15.10. When I change /etc/alternatives/default.plymouth to point to the ubuntu-logo plymouth theme instead of the ubuntu-text theme, it still shows the text theme ...
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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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Appearance does not change on switching the theme

If I select Radiance or Ambiance in the menu show in the following picture, my whole theme does not change. It only changes the title bar. How can I resolve this problem? Or how can I reset the theme ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 visuals on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 15.10. However, due to incompatibilities I had to go back to 14.04. What I'd like to know is if there is a way to use the Ubuntu 15.10 "theme" (which I rather liked) on ...
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How to change mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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Simple Zenity script?

I am trying to make a simple graphical Zenity+Bash script that will list all the icon themes available in /usr/share/icons, then let the user select one and click "OK" to replace ...
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Gnome 3 Round bottom corners of windows

Many folks have been asking to remove the top round corners on windows in gnome 3. I want to extend it to the bottom corners as well. Wondering if it is possible? There is a similar question asked ...
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Is it possible to round the bottom corners of windows?

I was just wondering if it was possible to make the bottom corners of windows in Ubuntu rounded, like a mac has. I did find this in the theme .xml file, but when I change it to true it doesn't change ...
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How to install Arc theme on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and would like to know how to install the Arc theme.
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How to properly install steambp

I'm new at Ubuntu and very eager to learn the ropes. I´m having a bit difficulty working the Terminal though. I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I am trying to install this awesome GRUB modification ...
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How can I get some nice eye candy themes for Grub?

Grub is well Grub. How do I pimp it a bit with some nice themes?
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BURG not working correctly

I have installed burg and try to change themes, but its not working correctly as shown in the screenshots below. burg-no-graphics-2 There are no graphics at all for any theme. Just only text. when I ...
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Cant change permission to write a file [duplicate]

I wanted to modify some files in /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo. As those were read only, I tried to edit its permission. But it is showing that the owner is root and as I am not the owner I cant ...
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Unity Theming Transparent Panel

I am making a theme for Ubuntu and just want to know 2 things (at the moment): How can I set the transparency of the panel from the theme and How can I set the height of the panel from within the ...
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Where in Ubuntu can I locate the files to edit the css to create my own theme?

In Advance: I apologize I am very new to Linux! I am reading this documentation, everything seems pretty straight forward, however I do not know where to locate the files shown in the example. Some ...
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Ubuntu Gnome shell theme destroys system

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Okay, so apparently, my system doesn't boot anymore. It just shows a bunch of messages in text (Stopping user manager for UID 1000 and Removing slice from user ...
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How do I remove publisher name from Ubuntu Software Centre (Home:Horst3180)

I had installed a theme called Arc on my Ubuntu 15.10 from http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3AHorst3180&package=vertex-theme But now I have uninstalled it and yet I can see ...
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Set dark theme for menubar etc (NOT editor) code::blocks

I installed codeblocks-contrib that gave me more controls such as keyboard shortcut settings. However I still could not figure out how to apply dark theme all areas including menu bar and left pane ...
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Can you change the menus in GIMP via a theme?

I want to change the content of the GIMP menus to make it a simpler application and hide all the advanced stuff that I never use. Is it possible to do this via a theme or does it require creating a ...
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Possible to use Breeze Dark Theme for KDE Applications in Unity?

Is there a way to have KDE applications use the Breeze Dark theme while running Unity, without any issues? In other words, can you make KDE apps look exactly like they would if the dark theme was ...
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How do I change the xubuntu start menu color and style?

My xubuntu's menu is very simple. I've noticed that new xfce menu is much pretier with new theme as bellow how can i make change to newer style?
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Remove 1px transparent border from launcher [duplicate]

This was asked once before but the issue got closed calling it a bug or saying the question wasn't specific enough. I'm hoping there is someone who has an answer for this. I have the Ubuntu 15.04 but ...
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GTK theme, Window theme, and icon theme for Guest Account

Hi I want to change only the gtk, window and icon theme for my guest account. I looked at the CustomizeGuestSession guide but the first section I did not understand how to apply it to my need and the ...
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What mouse cursors do I need for a theme?

I'm working a cursor theme and there seem to be a few names I'm missing. Some things like the link pointer and the question pointer, but sometimes these pointers do not get used. For the link I have: ...
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How can I install GTK themes on Ubuntu?

How can I install themes in ubuntu 12.10 ? For example, how can I install the following themes on ubuntu: GrayDay Elegant+Eggplant
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Thunderbird default theme not displayed correctly in ubuntu 14.04

L.S., The default theme in Mozilla Thunderbird is supposed to 'integrate' with unity, in the sense that it takes over the colors of the chosen gtk theme. This, however, is not working in my case; ...
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Borders of windows panels gone, after customizing gtk(Numix) theme

so I have been trying to customize the colors of of a gtk theme to my taste, but after I tweaked the files and set the colors to my taste, the 1 px white border of the windows panels gets removed. I ...
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What is the purpose of /usr/share/themes/Raleigh?

Lubuntu 14.04.3 LTS fully updated. What purpose does the Raleigh folder serve? $ ls -AlR /usr/share/themes/Raleigh /usr/share/themes/Raleigh: total 4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Sep 24 06:32 gtk-2.0 ...
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Ubuntu MATE 15.10 menu bars not displaying correctly

As you can see in the above image, VLC's menu bar doesn't use the same Numix theme as the rest of my OS. Instead, it uses something that looks out of the 90's. It happens regardless of the theme ...
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How to change the color of the panel(frames) of Chrome in a custom GTK theme?

so I installed Ubuntu 14.04(with Unity) on Virtual Box and after that I installed Numix theme. After that I tweaked the gtk.css file which is in /usr/share/themes/Numix/gtk-3.0. I managed to change ...
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Set Theme for Session

I'm looking into setting up a OSX theme on Ubuntu 14.04, but I do not want to modify the default Ubuntu session. I found this and this on how to add a custom session to lightDM. But I cold not find ...
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Changing themes and icons with Unity or Ubuntu Tweak, but getting same menu bar “defaults”

On Ubuntu 15.10, using Unity or Ubuntu tweak, I can change my Theme and Icons. But for some Icon sets, the menu bar icons seem to be the same. For example, this is what the menu icons for ...
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Can't install any apps, and app center crashes after attempting theme install

I just installed Ubuntu alongside windows 10 yesterday. Everything was fine until I tried following some instructions to download the Arch theme via terminal. After this, the Ubuntu App Center crashes ...
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Installing the matrix theme

I have been trying to install matrix, first it was in the desktop then I moved it to /usr/share/themes but simply doesn't work by running the install.sh file in it and I have all the specification in ...
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Is there any Ubuntu 14.04 theme to make it look like Windows 10?

I used windows 10 in virtual box for a few days and i fell in love with its beauty. Is there a ubuntu theme to make it look like windows 10?
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Apply background image to nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to apply a background image to Nautilus using one of the Ambiance themes (Ambiance Dark Red to be precise) in Ubuntu 14.04. I followed this post that indicates how to change the background ...
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unity dash icons missing

Some system icons in the unity dash are missing, as displayed in the picture below, such as System Settings, Details, etc. How can I get them back? I tried to change to another theme, but it didn't ...
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how can i install new themes on Xubuntu?

I want to install this but i have no idea how to do it. http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/X-Aero+%28XFWM4+Windows+7+%2B+Vista+Theme%29?content=170901 Can anyone give me a sep-by-step please?
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Problem with theme in Xubuntu 12.04

Something happened and some butttons or even whole windows looks like in Windows Classic theme.Also somethings changed in fonts. So I realized that I had turn off Compositor in Windows Manager ...
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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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Change the background color of command line in zsh when I change the prompt theme

I installed the zsh package. Also, I downloaded the oh-my-zsh framework to customize zsh. When I change theme name in .zshrc file to one of the themes given here, it changes the color/type of prompt ...