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

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How to edit unity popup menu?

I want to create Ubuntu Touch theme for Ubuntu desktop. I have accomplished this so far. I'm left with one thing; and that is adding an orange border to the top panel popup menus. How can I do ...
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Installed icons not working

I used the call below to install the numix theme and icons. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme numix-icon-theme-circle However in my ...
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Problems clicking windows

When I double-click on the header of a window in my Ubuntu installation, it disappears, and I don't know why, I mean, the normal way of working is to maximize or stay in the previous configuration ...
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how to make wine looks like my desktop colour scheme using WINETRICKS in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. I notice a post What can be done to make Wine look more integrated into Unity?, in the post it was mentioned that I can make wine looks like my Desktop's colour ...
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GTK theme broken on move to Ubuntu 14.04

A GTK2 theme, expressed in a gtkrc file, worked fine in Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 but part of it, shown here: # Base style for all GTK widgets. style "default" { fg[NORMAL] = "#000000" ...
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Can I manually update an old Gnome theme?

I am currently decorating my Ubuntu 14.04 with freshly installed Gnome shell themes. It a great pleasure since the possibilities are eminent. Recently I've come across a theme which is perfect for my ...
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Having a lot of issues with appearance, themes after xubuntu-desktop reinstall

When I reboot into xubuntu it takes 15 seconds for the correct theme to load. Panel looks strange as do the icons. After that period, correct theme will load. It doesn't seem to matter what theme I ...
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Unable to extract themes pack to /usr/share/themes

When I try to extract theme packs to /usr/share/themes/ it shows you don't have right permission to extract archives in the folder /themes/. What should I do? I am currently using Ubuntu 14.10
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Inconsistent theme Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Shell 3.10.4

I use the Libra theme and i have put the theme under usr/share/themes. I want the theme to look like my terminal.
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burg working, but themes aren't

It worked before, but for some reason now I can't change the booting visual anymore. When I run burg-emu on Terminal, this appears: This is exactly how it looks like when I boot the PC. But I ...
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My mouse automatically changes themes

My mouse is set to a theme named DMZ-White i.e. the default theme in Ubuntu but ever since I installed and uninstalled deepin de my mouse becomes white only when it's on unity-greeter or firefox or ...
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Could someone help me with THEMES in ubuntu 14.10 ,let's say NUMIX,GNOME…i feel very confused [non-duplicate]

i just now installed Ubuntu 14.10 in my laptop.I am a newbie to this sort of Dualbooting in a system,so i thought of giving all the applications a try therefore i installed all applications i found ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet: Why do GTK apps look ugly? [closed]

I'm running Kubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2. I am a KDE fan and love Plasma 5. However, I have this problem where GTK apps look like crap. Screenshots: Thunderbird: Upload boxes: This is ...
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How do I launch desktop apps from one installed desktop environment in a different desktop environment

So, I use LXDE and MATE, both working fine on my PC. I decided to switch to LXDE so I can make the appearance better. Although in MATE I was able to configure my Window Border colors using Compiz and ...
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how to install gtk-2.0 themes on ubuntu 14.04?

I have dual-booted my retina macbook pro and i want to use This theme. The problem is I don't know how to. I tried all the steps including the .themes folder and Ubuntu tweak tool. please help me. ...
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Change the opacity of a cut selection (nemo.css)

I am trying to find what I need to edit in a GTK theme (specifically Ambiance) to change the opacity of a cut file. A selected file is orange and when I cut it, it is a little opaque - I 'd like it to ...
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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resetting unity theme doesn't stick

Ubuntu 14.04 I have Ambiance theme applied, but font colors are not following the theme. Font colors are black, which is very hard to read on the dark background. For example, the font in the switch ...
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After Login, login background remains. Shows /usr/bin/startkde“ X session — ”/usr/bin/startkde" not found

I want my normal Ubuntu environment back. I am describing the series of modifications I have done. Because it may help understanding the problem. [modification 1] I had installed a "theme" that ...
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Downloading KDM Theme in Kubuntu 14.04

Kubuntu blocks KDM from accessing downloaded login screens without "sudo systemsettings" root privilege command in terminal, how do I make a permanent root privilege for kdm? I know in Ubuntu this is ...
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Adding a border to gnome-terminal

On a new 14.04 plain vanilla Ubuntu install, with the default theme, nothing special. Bring up a gnome-terminal window (Ctrl + Alt + t) The terminal window has no border (nor does it have a resize ...
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Conky not working

I started conky with conky & and the output is: Conky: desktop window (120008e) is subwindow of root window (9d) Conky: window type - override Conky: drawing to created window (0x3400001) X Error ...
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Text color sometimes unreadable in Elegance KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the KDE desktop (but originally installed normal Ubuntu). I like dark colors for my desktop theme. The only dark theme I see installed by default is "Elegance". When I select this theme, the ...
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Theme lightdm-unity-greeter

There are a couple of question that deals with changing the icon theme / desktop theme of the lightdm-greeter. I wonder if it is possible to change other parameters of the greeter in order to be ...
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How to return default PS1 prompt?

After installing docker (I definitely think this is about docker) I got changed cmd-label. For instance, it was like username@root8hgf858$: your_command to [:/home/username] $. How can I fix it? ...
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Edit ZSH theme for virtualenv name

I use zsh theme intheloops. The theme looks like this when no virtual env. is active -- an empty line -- [sourabh@skynet] ~/Code/django_apps/cope (master) ⚡ ❯ and when an env. is active, (env ...
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Xfce themes look ugly after HDMI cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an HDMI cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in Xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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Paper theme color problems

I installed the paper theme for ubuntu, it works well and looks awesome but the titlebars are grey in every application. The theme should look like this: The windows controll buttons are ...
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How can I install and uninstall themes in Ubuntu 14.04 .?

Can anybody please tell me that how can I change my theme in Ubuntu 14.04. I know how to install but I don't now how to un-install.
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...
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Ubuntu themes directory

I downloaded a few themes from various ppa's, and i don't like the button for closing, minimalizing etc. Are those themes stored in some kind of directory where i can edit their files? I'm using Unity ...
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How do I open .scssc files

This is the message I receive when attempting to open the color files for a particular theme I am attempting to edit. This is the message using gedit. "There was a problem opening the file ...
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gnome top panel doesn't change after using another theme

After a fresh Ubuntu-Gnome 14.10 install I wanted to use the Elegance-colors theme, I installed it via apt-get and set it with tweak tool and everything seems to work but the windows top bar (don't ...
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Restoring themes and icons to default state?

I tried to install various themes on Ubuntu 14.04.1 on two computer though I succeed on one I completely messed up on the other. The problem is although I have deleted the theme files and ppa-purged ...
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How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
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Ubuntu top bar gone transparent, themes not working, No notification icons

Problem : Today I was installing gtk+3.12 and i installed some dependencies! This has messed up my installation and i have lost the top bar which shows as transparent and also the notifications ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit GTK themes and Icon themese not working properly

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installed on two separate computers (Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440). The themes I installed either by extracting compressed files or using the apt-get package ...
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What is the name of this desktop environment and theme? [closed]

I want to know what is the name of this desktop environment and its theme name. It looks like MATE. See the image below.
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How to change the selected item color in Ubuntu 13.10?

How do I change the default orange to something else? Upon the update, the dconf setting has ceased to work. I can change certain apps (gtk-2) using GNOME Color Chooser, but other apps like Libre ...
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Installing and activating themes on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Unity, how to do?

There are lots of cursor, icon, window and GTK themes on the web and I downloaded some of them, but I do not know how to figure out if they are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit Unity? ...
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Gtk-WARNING related with themes, should I take them seriously?

I launched Evince from the command prompt after TexLive installation to test some of generated pdf files and noticed that there were warnings related with icon-themes. While Evince was running I ...
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How to widen “Window List Item” boxes in (Cinnamon) Gnome Desktop to fit?

I was able to increase the size of GNOME panels that hold the Window List Item boxes by modifying the "width" property of the ".window-list-item-box" CSS class of cinnamon.css (in the Cinnamon ...
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How do I clear up textures on my desktop?

I have an nvidia Geforce GT 430 installed, I do have the "proprietary driver" x servers setting thing, but yet everything looks kind of rough, like rough edges and with a LOT of contrast, similar to ...
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Amiga OS theme for Ubuntu 14.04

I have been using computers since c/pm. My favorite though was the Amiga 3000, are there any themes for 14.04 that have the look and feel of Amiga OS? Thanks
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Different theme folders

If a theme is installed in either /.themes or /usr/share/themes then it is detected by unity tweak tool and can be applied. What is the difference between these two folders?
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Lucid ambiance on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've downloaded light theme package of 10.04 and want to install it on Ubuntu 14.04. I removed default themes and mess all appearance, I couldn't get it to look like 10.04. How I can install it ...
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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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Dark GTK theme for Ubuntu 14.04

I am using the zonColor DarkNight theme on Ubuntu 13.10 and am quite pleased with it. I would like to have a similar theme for Ubuntu 14.04 but so far I could not find a single dark theme available. ...
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How can I change the KDE lockscreen?

I want gdm, lightdm, something--anything--other than the default one in KDE. I'm not talking about the login manager or anything, that I have set to gdm. I'm talking about the lock screen with the ...
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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...