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

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Themes look all messed up

I am trying to apply themes using the gnome tweak tool. When I apply my theme in "Current Theme" and "Gtk+ Theme" it goes all weird, it almost never looks ANYTHING like the picture. I am trying to ...
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Booting Ubuntu 12.04 in Unity the Windows Theme & Icon Theme reversed back to and always locked to Ubuntu default

I did set up last year Faience-Ocre as my Icon Theme and Adwaita Cupertino L Unity as my Windows Theme (the GTK+ thme was unchanged to Adwaita (default)). It has worked perfectly well until 3 days ago ...
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Window decoration theme doesn’t change back

my ambiance theme is broken. when i change the radiance to ambiance theme, title bar does not turn black, but still white as Radiance title bar. how to fix it?
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How to install Gnome's global Dark theme in Ubuntu 13.10

I have checked many many many dark themes but nothing comes even close to Gnome's global Dark theme (the one you activate through gnome-tweak-tool). It's simple and elegant. Especially nautilus looks ...
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How can I change Unity Greeter sound theme?

I can't say I'm a fan of Canonical's taste in sounds and wallpapers... (but I am a fan of clean methods for tweaking - as opposed to overwriting the original files) Thankfully, as of 13.04, custom ...
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Borderless windows but keep title bar

I don't really like the look of the borders on the windows of applications I'm running. I've tried disabling window decorator, but that takes away the title bar and shadow as well. Ideally, I would ...
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How can I change the white background in the file manager?

I would like to change the white background of my file manager. (I really searched everywhere and tried a lot of things.) I was tryng to change CSS files of my theme (GTK2 & GTK3 folders) and I ...
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How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?

I have a dark gtk theme installed in my ubuntu 10.10 install and a persona installed for firefox that I also like. The problem is that firefox is using my dark GTK theme for items like buttons and ...
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How to get my theme settings back after update?

I did a dist-upgrade yesterday and it appears to have broken my gtk theme (and touch pad scrolling + tap and font preferences!). e.g. firefox prefs dialog: I know it's my settings because if I ...
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Rounded corners at the bottom of the window?

Is there a tutorial for beginners on how to rounded bottom corners of the window? Like the Mac OS to the example.
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After tweaking Ubuntu 12.04, desktop only shows default GTK-Theme

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Amd64 on my laptop but when I use some applications I get ugly looking menus and buttons, Windows 95 like. If I try to change the theme from the appearance settings it ...
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My mouse pointer switches from black to white on specific occasions

I installed the oxygen mouse cursor themes using these instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hu9JrdSXB8 Now, I did it before and everything worked fine. But I had to reinstall ubuntu (12.04) ...
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GTK X error leads to ugly theme [duplicate]

My gtk theme is pretty ugly for Ubuntu 12.04 that I just installed after some research online I realized that there must be a problem with the gtk them so when I ran gnome-settings-daemon I go this ...
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What is the correct way to install Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to have Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04. On my previous installation I had it in unity right after installing gnome3 shell. Gtk2 apps didn't have tabs like what it would be expected on Gtk3 and ...
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How to apply this theme?

How do I apply it? I don't see any instructions, and I've never applied a theme from a .zip file before. Using Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Theme shows improperly after last update from Update Manager

I installed the last updates from update manager some hours ago (I can't remember what kind of updates they were) and now the delorean dark theme 3.9 show improperly in some windows or software, for ...
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Gnome tweak tool won't start with user themes in gnome-shell

Can't launch Gnome Tweak Tool when the User Themes extensions is enabled. When I tried from terminal, the output was: petr@sova:~$ gnome-tweak-tool (gnome-tweak-tool:6475): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: ...
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why am I being denied my rights in sudo?

why am I being denid my rights to delete directories even I created in sudo now I cannot rid myself of it -- yes it is empty did this to insure I have sudo in the accounts: userz@bw:~$ sudo adduser ...
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How do I customize unity on Ubuntu 13.04?

I have been searching some themes for unity on ubuntu 13.04, the simplest way to install themes that I use is copying the theme into /usr/share/themes, this worked but just for a few themes, but not ...
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how to find out more with command gdb when gnome-terminal crashes?

Is this dependent on which themes are actually set with gnome-tweak-tool, when gnome-terminal crashes ? At moment here gnome-terminal is crashing often ( conflict between themes and lang-settings in ...
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After installing gconf-editor, tweak tool doesn't work

I used Tweak Tool to personalize Gnome 3.6 but recently I've installed Maximus and Gconf-editor and the tweak tool won't work anymore. Any ideas?
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Convert Ubuntu 13.04 to mac theme error

I'm following this tutorial and also this youtube tutorial. On executing this command: sudo apt-get install mac-os-lion-theme mac-os-lion-cursors mac-os-lion-icons I'm getting this error: Reading ...
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Why doesnt unity tweak tool change my theme

I have been using unity tweak tool and i have set the theme on Mac-XBuntu but after i reboot and everything it doest change the theme?? Please help
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how to install xubuntu 13.04 theme to Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

i would like to know how to install default xubuntu theme along with xubuntu default icon to Ubuntu 13.04.
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Move Metacity Window Buttons in an Upward (Negative) Direction

In my metacity window theme for Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to customise the close, minimize, and maximize buttons. I have the .png images in the folder already put on the window, but cannot move them ...
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How to apply theme?

I'm trying to apply the following theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/H4k3r?content=156969 I have a .themes folder in "Home" folder but Ubuntu Tweak Tool won't detect it. Running 13.04
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Finding polar clock, weather, and CPU desklets, and default titlebar in Cinnamon

Does anyone know how to set up Cinnamon like in these images? This one shows a polar clock and Calendar, temperature, and system information as desklets. I can't find any of these in the desklets ...
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KDE Desktop themes not installing?

I am currently trying out KDE plasma as it has far better customization. I tried to install the Unity Ambiance and Unity Radiance themes from the Desktop theme section in System Settings. It says ...
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Is there any way to change the global menu bar buttons in Unity? [duplicate]

When I change themes, the unity global menu bar seems to stick to the default theme instead of using the minimize/maximize/close buttons that normal windows use. Is there any way to change this?
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Is it possible to apply a theme partially? [duplicate]

Is there a way to apply one theme on nautilus and another to apps? I am using malys-deda, it looks great on nautilus but in thunderbird it is hard to read emails.
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How I can set default cursors theme for current user

I don't want to edit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme or change alternatives update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme because different users use different cursors theme. So I need to ...
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How to have the high-contrast theme with the normal icons in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity2D?

When changing to the high-contrast theme, the icon set is changed to a high-contrast one. Is there a way to have the high-contrast theme, but with the regular icon set? OS is Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity ...
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Can I create a Custom “Taskbar” in Ubuntu Unity

As the title says, I am creating a theme for my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity session creation in progress for a buddy of mine. I would like to add an image on the lower portion of my screen. I have taken the ...
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Are there still plans for a new sound theme?

Let me quote from Mark's blog almost one year ago: March 5th, 2010 at 7:19 pm Mark, will there be an update to the sound theme to match the updated visual brand? Mark Shuttleworth: Gack, I ...
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Cairo-Dock theme doesn't apply properly

I just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and I'm having trouble getting the Cairo-Dock theme on my system working. I upgraded on the Cairo-Dock theme (if that makes a difference) and it was just the ...
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Changing window background color by theming

I am a bit confused about this in theme tutorials, but how would I go about changing the color of windows in Unity. I mean the File, Edit, etc. Bars to a different color and other colors related to ...
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StackOverflow code segment font changed, possibly after changing System fonts

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 (using firefox, but the same font appears on chrome too) and I've been changing the theme and fonts of the system using ubuntu tweak tool. The problem is that the code segments ...
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how to customize gnome3 shell gui gears?

I use gnome3 shell and a user-defined theme. But the theme is not robust. For example, the font of a combobox has the same foreground and background color. So, how can I customize the foreground and ...
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Broken dependencies error message when trying to download emerald-themes

I was downloading themes last night on Synaptic and came across a package called emerald-themes. Every time I try to download it, Synaptic flags it as having broken dependencies. When I check the ...
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Xubuntu Mac theme?

I have Xubuntu 12.10, and I would love to have a mac theme on it. I have been looking at this: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/11/install-mac-os-x-theme-on-ubuntu-1210.html ...and I'm wondering if it ...
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How to change the notifications dialog theme?

After installing Gnome 3 on my Ubuntu 13.04 (Unity) the "notification dialog theme" (screenshot below) changed. I'd like to know if is possible to return to the Unity default notification dialog theme ...
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Is it possible to use the wallpaper's main color in a theme?

Is it possible to use the wallpaper's main color (the one used for unity) in a theme?
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Mediterranean themes for Unity - Change input form colors

I've installed Mediterranean themes and I am using the dark one. The problem is that @wolfram website the input form background color is black but the font is dark grey so it's difficult for me to ...
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Ubuntu tweak tool - Mouse cursor would not change theme

I tried to change the cursor theme from DMZ-White to DMZ-Black for my laptops. But it does not work for one of my laptop. For that laptop, it does not work no matter I change the cursor theme in - ...
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12.04/GNOME3.4.2 WIndows/panels showing gray not white

I'm super new to Linux (I got this machine 2 weeks ago) so excuse me if I ask silly questions. I'm not sure what might have triggered this, but lately I've been seeing grey backgrounds instead of ...
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how to use default lxde theme instead of lubuntu-theme?

I have install Lubuntu 12.10. I really didn't like the lubuntu-theme. Its very confusing to distinguish whats there on task bar. Therefore, I wanted the theme like fedora lxde or default-lxde theme. ...
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How to remove Gnome theme completely from Ubuntu 13.04

I installed Gnome Desktop theme from Software Center last week. But since I used it and I am having some problem with my keyboard. I tried to remove it from software center but I can still see the ...
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Changing Unity desktop icon text color

A white desktop wallpaper is not an option in unity desktop currently. Because the text color does not seem changeable. How do we accomplish this?
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How Ubuntu Satanic Edition is different from regular Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, and recently installed ubuntu-satanic-edition. Here all I could find different is couple of themes and dozen of wallpapers? What something else there in it that I ...
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How do I reduce the size of the menu bar?

I am trying to make a slim-looking radiance theme. I dont want to switch to linuxmint for slim interfaces, and I like the unity interface more. I have been able to reduce padding from almost all ...