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

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How to theme Nautilus' resize area/handle border?

I'd like to change the visual appearance of the marked resize border/areas in Nautilus: If I knew how those elements are named in GTK+, I'm sure I could find out what I'd need to add to ...
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Text colors in unity

If I want to try out a different GTK3-Theme using the Unity Shell, I always have troubles with colors of the text. Many themes seem to have trouble with upper bar using similar text colors (i.e. black ...
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Why is my Unity theme going haywire?

I have this new problem, my unity theme falls back to some old gnome theme which makes the whole look and feel absolutely horrible. Here is the screenshot right after login: And after sometime, ...
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Can't change folder background

I tried to change via dragging from the Backgrounds and Emblems window, but the icon just goes back to that window rather than changing the folder background.However, I can change the task bar by this ...
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Menubar text color and firefox black making is unreadable with Ambiance. How do I fix this?

Ever since I purged kubuntu-desktop from my ubuntu installation, my firefox menu bar text changed to black. I now have trouble using firefox with the ambiance theme. Is there a package or something ...
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Can you delete the Humanity icon theme safely?

I'm trying to reduce used space after running disk usage analyser, since I'm using a 40GB SSD. The icons use quite a bit of space! Could I delete those that I don't use, such as humanity? (I use ...
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How do I change the icon size in the KDE status bar?

On my 13 inch screen with 3200x1800px I adapted all fonts to 230dpi which is ok in most cases. Also in Settings, I could change Icons of the KDE Theme to 64px. Only the Icons in the statusbar at the ...
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KDE skin in Unity after installing KDE [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I just installed KDE, so I could have both desktop environments and switch between on the login screen. However, when I logged back in with Unity, some programs now show up ...
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Gnome-tweak-tool not working on Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 [closed]

I'm experiencing some problems with Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 64 bits. My gnome-tweak-tool doesn't apply themes properly. For the GTK themes, I noted that they are not fully applied. For example, I ...
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How to adjust the appearance of the Unity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? Now I updated to 12.10 and would like to adjust the desktop, well unity, appearance. I know there is the theme setting, but I cannot adjust ...
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How do I change fonts & icons in a theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10. I was slightly annoyed to find no easy way to change the icons and fonts on the appearances window. Apparently, you have ...
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Theming the GRUB2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get some nice eye candy themes for Grub? Can I theme the GRUB2, and does anyone have any advice on doing this? Thanks in advance.
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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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How do I get the names in my icon theme for use with pythons appindicator module?

How do I get the strings I can insert instead of 'gtk-execute'? #!/usr/bin/python import gobject import gtk import appindicator if __name__ == "__main__": ind = ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the Terminal?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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How do I get a matching theme when I run a program as root?

I use a Metacity theme in my Ubuntu installation. Unfortunately it isn't activated for programs with Gui that are started as root user and some other other certain programs like gufw (when i start ...
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How can I convert a coloured icon to a monochrome one?

I recently compiled goldendict from source. To my dismay I discovered that there were no monochrome appindicator icons included. At the moment I am stuck with this: I tried converting the icons to ...
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Where can I find Gnome-Classic themes?

Does anybody know where can I find themes for gnome 3 fallback mode? I mean this session of gnome 3 : Can anybody help me with this one,because I can't find any solutions.Pleaseeeeee!
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How can I make Ubuntu look like Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”?

I really like the simple look of Debian's interface. What desktop environment is it? Is it easy to replicate?
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How could I change my theme colors like this? (Pic below) or can I find a theme like this?

I want my theme to look like this. How would I go about changing the colors to look like this or is there a theme that already looks like this that you? I am using Unity and Gnome Shell. Is there a ...
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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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Some icons/symbols in TeXstudio are missing

Just installed TeXstudio on Xubuntu 13.10 (the theme is Numix) and there are lots of icons/symbols missing. Is it rather related to TeXstudio or because of the the theme? If the latter, what do I ...
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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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How to reset all themes

My themes have gotten pretty messed up (installed different icon sets and controls etc, made custom themes combining different elements) Is there an easy way to just remove all the custom themes and ...
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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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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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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 reset my gtk theme's defaults?

I was trying to change the scrollbar's color's or contrast to make it more easily noticeable but after using this question's answers I got this effect on my windows this is my ...
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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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Can you change the default wine theme?

There is a great ambiance theme for wine and windows that I use. But when I create a new wine prefix (or use PlayOnLinux to do so) it uses the default ugly grey-and-blue windows 95 theme. Is there a ...
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Vim doesn't have 256 colors

I've been experimenting with different colorschemes in vim lately. My problem is that the colors used by the schemes only use the 16 colors in my Profile Preferences, even though my terminal supports ...
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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 to change web browser's tab bar background color or image?

Running Precise. I am tweaking the ambiance theme to my taste. Yet I can't locate where I can modify the background color of the browser's tab bar (I suspect its value instruction to be somewhere in ...