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

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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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Corrupted window control theme on Unity

I have a question related to themes in Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to apply a few themes such as Adwaita or Zukitwo, the window controls are not accurately themed and look out of place. I have added ...
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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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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.. ...
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Do we have a borderless theme for GNOME 3?

Do we have any Aqua like borderless themes for GNOME 3 ?? When I say Aqua like i don't mean the whole traffic light buttons and stuff like Mac4Linux, rather a theme with 0px borders and larger ...
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[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
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Change the application icon theme but not changing the panel icons [duplicate]

Downloading and setting a new icon theme modifies the top panel icons. I want to keep the panel icons (Ubuntu-mono-dark theme). Is that possible? How can I change the applications/folders & ...
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QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme

When I start any Qt app, I get this message in the terminal, and the Qt app doesn't use the same theme as my Gtk apps: QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme. How do I make QGtkStyle ...
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How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels?

In KDE 4.7, after making some personalization I made a layout which I really like. But light panels color breaking the whole idea. It is too bright. Changing color scheme doesn't help. How could I ...
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How to change the default monospaced font? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? In Oneiric Ocelot, the default monospaced font in "Ubuntu Mono" with size 13; I can see it from the gedit Preferences. In ...
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Can I install the Xubuntu 10.04 theme on Ubuntu 11.04?

I love the Xubuntu 10.04 theme and I want to install it on my Ubuntu 11.04. It's possible to install only the theme?
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How do I install burg themes?

I want to install some themes for burg, how do I do that ?
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Where are these Unity close, minimize and maximize icons located?

When I maximize a window in Ubuntu 11.04, the close, minimize and maximize buttons change to these nice ones Where are they located on the filesystem? I would like to build a theme out of them but ...
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Where can I download GNOME Shell themes?

I was wondering if there was anywhere that I could download gnome3's gnome-shell themes? I have got gnome3 running perfectly on natty, Just want a different theme!
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Mouse theme doesn't work all the time

The mouse theme shows up in the web browser and software center, as well as the update manger. However, it goes to defaults on the desktop. Can it be fixed? I am using the azenis mouse theme, with ...
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Why is the name of the minimized app not shown while using the Numix theme in Lubuntu?

I loved the Numix theme and I installed it in Lubuntu 13.10 and now, when I apply it, it does not show the name of the minimized app. It does not even has option to edit!
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Indicator-brightness icon on panel can't change in Radiance theme

I'm referring to this indicator: There are no options to change the icon theme for the indicator on the panel, and the default color theme looks ugly on Radiance theme. Are there options I don't ...
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How do I set a custom GNOME Shell theme permanently?

Each time I do a computer restart the GNOME Shell theme I have enabled before the restart gets reset to the 'default' theme when I log in after a restart. The default theme is the black panel. Is it ...
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How to have a grub like in Ubuntu-Light?

How can I make my grub screen look like that of Ubuntu Light. I would like to have a GRUB menu similar to this picture:
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How do I change background entry color when renaming a file, folder etc.?

I've been trying lots of workarounds still I cannot find that specific code line for changing that background. I looked at solutions here and here but my problem appears to be slightly different ...
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QML: Will the Ubuntu Phone be theme-able, and do I need to develop with that in mind?

Take a simple example in formatting richtext: The Manual Way someTextBox.insert(0,"<font face='Ubuntu Mono'size='3'color='#f37420'> Blah Blah Blah </font>") The hypothetical Way ...
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Style windows like Aura window manager from Chromium OS

How can I style my desktop windows to be like Aura window manager on my Ubuntu machine without installing Chromium OS or alternative? Is there any already built theme for Ubuntu? Note that I only ...
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Reload Gtk+ 3.0 theme

I'm trying to customize my Gtk+3.0 theme, when I make a change in my theme, I change between two themes (with MyUnity) to force applications to reload the theme and test mine. But when I do that, the ...
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Failing gnome-shell theme: where can I find errors/configuration apart from gnome-tweak-tool?

I have a gnome-shell desktop that, since the update from ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, acts strange. In detail, I have a high CPU activity that seems (looking from other questions here) could be triggered by ...
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Can I use the Adwaita theme in Unity without installing GNOME shell?

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 (new install). I would like to use the Adwaita theme with Unity, but it seems that it is not available in the theme selection dialog. I know I get it there after ...
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Firefox 4.0 Theming

I am dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop. And I have installed the latest Firefox 4.0 on both the operating system. However when I click the ...
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How do I add a background in AisleRiot Solitaire?

I've seen screenshots with different backgrounds on the AisleRiot card game. How do I set one in Ubuntu? Here is a picture of the background I made in GIMP which I want to use in AisleRiot; Please ...
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Docky is not showing the correct icon

Hopefully an easy one, I have just installed docky on my media center and it refuses to display the correct icon for nautilus when I have it open. Instead I get an ugly grey box. Anyone know how to ...
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What is the right way to develop themes for Ubuntu?

I forked the Ambiance theme to create my own one which I maintain. I wonder what's the best way to develop Ubuntu themes. My current solution is: Have the theme directory into ~/Documents/foo I ...
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How to uninstall a theme without knowing its name?

I'm new here so I'll try to make this concise. I recently installed a dark theme for inkscape and just realized it applied to my whole ubuntu system. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name ...
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Where are my themes? I am in 12.04 logged on to Gnome Classic

I ran some commands in the terminal to download themes from internet but I dont know how to access them, they dont show up in Appearance. These themes are for gdk3 and gnome
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Best packages for theme management

What are the best software packages in Ubuntu that give me themes management (installing, removing , editing ) in a easy way By GUI ?
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How do I give proper attribution when distributing my modified Ambiance theme?

I made a modified version of 12.04's Ambiance that uses a dark sidebar for Nautilus, and I would like to redistribute it via e.g. gnome-look.org. From the Launchpad page for the light-themes package, ...
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What changes were made that resulted in GTK3 Themes broken?

I'm not sure if this a bug as I didn't found anything conclusive, most Themes are broken in Gnome 3.3.91 and had been broken ever since Gnome 3.3, However I see that the Ambiance and Radiance themes ...
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How do I get same scrollbar style for gtk-2.0 and gtk-3.0 apps?

Sorry for my English mistakes, I'm Spanish. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 in a tablet. I've removed overlay-scrollbars and I have increased the scrollbars size to use them with fingers. In ...
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How to copy themes?

I tried to do something similar to this: How can I install 10.10's Light Themes in 10.04? I installed the updated .deb, and then I took the /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/* from a 11.04 machine and ...
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How can I change theme properties of selected unfocused items, they're difficult to read

I like the default Ambiance theme but I spend a lot of time within Eclipse and there are portions that are unusable. The attached screenshot shows one example of this problem. I tried using Parasite ...
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Upgraded to Maverick; can't change theme [closed]

I just upgraded to Maverick, and now I can't change my theme except for the cursor and window border/decoration. I've just reinstalled the themes I want to use (Dust + Dust extra) successfully, and ...
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How to unify KDE 4.5 theme when running kde applications with root?

I am using Kubuntu with KDE 4.5.3. When I run KDE applications with root privilage the Theme/UI does not look same/unify with my theme. How to fix it?
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Is there any Gtk+ 3 port of the Redmond theme?

I have the gtk2 version of Redmond installed, but it doesn't work for programs using gtk3. Redmond looks like this: Or are there any gtk3 themes similar to redmond?
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a high-resolution display laptop [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with compiz on a 17" laptop with 1920x1080 display. After the installation the fonts are too small. Even if I change the fonts' size the Close/Minimize/Mazimize icons ...
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Black areas with default (gray) theme in GTK3 based applications

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with the Blackbox window manager and the default (gray) GTK theme. With some GTK 3 applications, like Gedit, Disk utility and Evince I see black areas which should be gray and these ...