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

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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 1000....
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Transparent backgrounds are black with GTK+

GTK+ was giving me a few issues with large black borders around some windows, I created a CSS file to modify this to remove the box shadow around the window and the border. There is still a tiny but ...
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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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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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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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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; I'...
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Cursor theme changes to default after re-login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, I changed my cursor theme to dmz-black then restarted. It worked, but when I just logout and login cursor theme has changed to default (dmz-white) yet dmz-black theme is ...
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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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qt apps stopped inheriting gtk themes

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, qt apps like qpdfview or QuiteRSS suddenly stopped to inherit the global gtk theme, in my case Numix. The same is also true for the default Adwaita ...
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Ubuntu GNOME Software Centre global light theme makes selected item unreadable. How to fix?

Turning off Global Dark Theme in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 makes selected item in the Software Center unreadable. Similar things happen in the Extensions page of GNOME Tweak Tool. I have tried disabling all ...
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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 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 "Breeze-...
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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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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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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 used, ...
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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 to change background color in Gnome Tweak Tool?

I developing my own mod for Zukimac theme and when I change .background { color: @theme_fg_color; background-color: @theme_bg_color; /*#d4d4d4*/ } to .background { color: @...
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Eclipse tooltip disapearing too fast

My eclipse tooltip is disappearing too fast and I literally have to be as fast on the trigger as when I'm playing cs go to do an import. I'm not sure if the problem arose when I installed a new theme ...
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Bars arround windows while using custom theme ubuntu 15.10

I just updated my laptop to Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm having a problem while using custom themes. I've downloaded Ultra Flat theme from noobslab website and in some applications (I've detected the issue ...
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How to get Mac style title bar buttons on Ubuntu gnome without changing rest of the theme?

I have installed arc theme on Ubuntu gnome and I am loving it, but I have one more wish that is to change the close, minimize, maximize buttons' style to that of the Mac OS X Yosemite. Like this: I ...
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How to change theme of python idle

Add the lines below to : Ubuntu(~/.idlerc/config-highlight.cfg) what is that mean? i can't find that location, can anyone explain reallllly detaily?
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Unable to change system and nautilus icons in Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity Tweak Tool

I have been experimenting with new themes provided by noobslab.com, and I am having issues applying all parts. It seems the only icons I can set are Ubuntu's default, anything else gives me blank ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Suspend-&-wake loses visual preference settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04, as pre-installed on a System76 Meerkat (a rebadged Intel NUC Kit NUC5i5RYH). On some occasions, waking the Meerkat up from Suspend shows that it is now ignoring two visual ...
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How to customize windows frames(panels)

I want to learn to customize GTK themes. So far I have managed to learn how to change the background(accent) color, text color etc.. I can change colors by changing the values in the files in /usr/...
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Xubuntu: Overall theme display errors

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04, I'm having a few overall theme issues that render some software unusable, biggest problems for me being Spotify and TortoiseHG: Restarting makes these issues go away ...
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Removing the last bit of title bar

I'd like to remove my title bars. I want to get rid of the white strips on gnome-terminal and gVim namely: I'm running 14.04 and gnome-shell 3.10.4
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Fixing Colors on Firefox Developer Edition

Update Okay, so changing the Gnome Tweak Tool 'Global Dark Theme' to false, did the trick, but I liked the dark theme for my other applications. Any chance I can control these colors on a per ...
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Dark desktop theme with visible text fields [closed]

I think we all like to change a theme for our Linux Desktops, for several years I have tried dozens of theme. I personally prefer dark themes. Unfortunately, many theme that looks nice at a first ...
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How to tweak/customize GTK theme?

I installed Ubuntu with Unity desktop environment and then I installed GTK Theme, which is called Numix Dark. I really like the theme, but I would love to change some colors of the theme. I want to ...
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Theming bug with GNOME apps?

GNOME Calendar, MenuLibre, Boxes, and several others have thick bars around the window. This happens when using Numix, Arc, Flatabulous, and probably others. I'm running Unity on Ubuntu 15.10
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Icon theme is selectively applied after upgrade from kubuntu 15.04 to 15.10

This is easiest to see with the following screen shot. As you can see there are clearly two different icon sets being used. I have breeze set as my icon theme, but dolphin is using oxygen, not the ...
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Theme for small screen?

I'm running the latest (15.x) vanilla Ubuntu on an old laptop, Thinkpad x60. It's running pretty smoothly with an SSD and 4G of RAM. But the screen is pretty small (1024x768). So any UI bells and ...
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Is there a Windows 7 theme for Ubuntu 15.10?

I am looking to make my desktop look and feel like windows 7, to make an easier transition.
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How do I shrink the text in a GTK+3 active button without changing the whole button size?

I'm working on a custom GTK+3 theme for Ubuntu 15.10, and one of the effects I want to use for an active (clicked) button is to slightly shrink the text shown on the button for a pressed-in look. The ...
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Documentation for theming of unity-greeter

There are a lot of great gtk-themes out there for unity/gtk. However very few of them do have support for the unity-greeter. I want to work on them however I were not able to find an (official) ...
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The music controls on the global bar disappeared when I use the Numix theme.

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I don't face this issue on any other theme. Due to this, I am unable to use that gorgeous theme. Please help! Thanks!
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Window Decorations on Gnome Flashback not changing and emerald?

I need some advice on how to change the window decorations in Ubuntu 15.10, when changing them in Tweak Settings only nautilus changes theme, the window decoration on everything else remains the ...
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Is it possible to theme the BFB launcher background separately in Unity 7?

I already had a look at this related question, which covers changing the BFB icon in older versions of Unity. But the information there is probably dated, and does not entirely cover what I'm planning ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - UI themes aren't correctly loaded

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10, and now themes aren't being applied correctly to the UI. Fonts are rendered inconsistently, with elements appearing in what seems an old GTK default. My customized ...
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desktop background solid color leads to exactly same color for desktop selection making it invisible

ok this is really irritating and has been the case in ubuntu 14.04 i spent many hours trying to find a soln in the summer and couldnt, i was hoping it would get fixed automatically but here we are in ...
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Can not install theme for wine

I am using wine and playonlinux, the UI is bad so I want to change the theme for it. I selected configure wire in playonlinux, and in Desktop Integration, I clicked install theme and choose some "....
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Theme not applied if I log in too quickly

My theme, and also my icon theme don't get applied unless I wait for a few seconds at the login screen before logging in. When the login screen appears, if I wait for about three seconds, the screen ...
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How to install murrine engine?

I understand that I need to install the murrine engine, but what exactly is it and how do I install it on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18?