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

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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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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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Difference between GTK theme and GNOME shell theme?

I'm using gnome shell and I'd like to know what a GTK theme changes that a gnome shell theme doesn't.
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GNOME Shell extension problem when trying to install themes

I want to install new themes on Ubuntu 11.10, so I went to the Internet and followed the instructions to how to install new themes. I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, the Ubuntu shell user extension and ...
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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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Resize the window control buttons (close, restore, maximize)

How can I change the size of the close/restore/maximize/minimize buttons of the windows? They are too small for me. With a big monitor, it's difficult to position the mouse over them. Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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gtk3 theme not working

the theme I'm trying to install has three folders: metacity, gtk2 and gtk3 if i activate it using gnome-tweak-tool it wont work everything looks extremely ugly, not the way it's supposed to be ...
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Can the Window Controls (Max, Min, Close) and the Title be moved to the Bottom?

I know I can move them to the left or the right, even on the middle, but I've never seen a window with it's controls and title on the bottom instead on the top. Is it even possible to? Like if I ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a high-resolution display laptop

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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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 to change my notification tooltip theme?

After installing LXDE to my Ubuntu 13.10 system, the notifications tooltip theme changed and it remains after uninstalling LXDE. Also before that, pressing Fn + Arrow Keys in my laptop I could ...
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Does this theme look familiar?

I just love the theme in this screenshot. Can somebody please give me its name? The screenshot is intended to demonstrate how the Axe menu extension looks like. You can find the original post on ...
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How can I install Emerald Theme Manager, and switch between Emerald and Metacity themes?

I want to get Emerald Theme Manager to work in Ubuntu 11.10 and activate its themes. Also, I want to be able to switch between Emerald themes and the originally installed (Metacity) themes. How do I ...
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Does a new user's settings affect the main user's settings?

If I create a new user account, with different themes, icon sets, sounds, cursors and different programs, will it affect the original user's settings?
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How to change the color of menu text?

First, take a look at this screenshot. http://picpaste.com/pics/Screenshot-4yF1UqRf.1287160366.png Now, I managed to change the selection color from orange to light gray which is very nice. But now ...
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ambiance and radiance colours themes on 12.10 / 13.04

Does anybody know if these themes are compatible with the latest version of gtk yet? I like the ambiance theme but would like the orange highlights to be blue or what ever I fancy at the time. ...
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Install themes on kubuntu

I just installed the package kubuntu-desktop and i found some really good themes online: http://kubuntu-art.org/content/show.php/Ice+cream+Theme+%28QtCurve%2CEmerald%2CChrome%29?content=151493 ...
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Text in Ubuntu Software Center is unreadable

When I do a search in the software center this is what the results look like. I can only see the text if I select one of them. I tried changing themes but that didn't fix it.
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How do I change the window theme using bash?

In Ubuntu 12.04, how will I be able to set the gnome window theme with a bash command? This no longer works (it used to in the previous releases) gconftool-2 --set --type string ...
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How to fix the look of KDE apps in LXDE?

I am using LXDE in Ubuntu 11.10. KDE apps like Kate and Kile have an ugly Windows-95ish look when run in LXDE, but look fine in Gnome. How do I choose the theme/widget style for KDE apps in LXDE? In ...
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Change Faenza-Radiance default empathy icons

I really like Faenza icons and I use Radiance as GTK theme, but the problem is Faenza-Radiance icons for empathy are really annoying! I want to change empathy icons of Faenza-Radiance to look like ...
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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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How can I copy a gtk theme?

Suppose I am trying some distro (with Gnome) and I like some theme. How can I copy for installation in another computer?
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Why can't I change the wallpaper in Gnome Shell and Unity?

I've just installed Gnome Shell and changed the theme and so on; but I can't change the wallpaper. I'm using the Gnome Control Center to change the wallpaper but it doesn't work even if i ...
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Is there a Microsoft Office theme for LibreOffice?

Is there a Microsoft Office 2007/2010 theme for LibreOffice? The interface of Libreoffice slightly confuse me.
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Can I make Nautilus look better in Lubuntu 12.04?

I mean that PCManFM and Thunar follow my theme: Nautilus does not: I have to add that I do not want to change my present theme. And I guess that is the problem, as it does not have a gtk3 ...
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How to change the color tone of the Ambiance theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? I am using 12.04. I found a video where the primary colour of the Unity interface is light blue rather than ...
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How to get those “glass” title bar buttons (Lucid's Ambiance theme)

It's a minor issue, but I keep seeing those nice-looking ubuntu title bar buttons, like here: And I just can't find out how to get these. I have the default, flat ubuntu buttons. Is it a theme that ...
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Why can't I change the color of the titlebar of Ambiance?

When I change the color for highlighted menu-entries for clearlook the window border is affected, too. This isn't the case with Ambiance or Radiance. Why? Is it a bug or intended?
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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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Just installed ubuntu 11.10. Looking for a nice, easy to install theme

I don't like the current theme, or this dock on the left side. I'm looking for a nice glassy or chrome theme, that is not a port of osx or windows. I guess if I get instructions for how to install ...
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Is there any way to have several open terminal windows with different themes?

I am used to OSX which lets you do this, and its very usefult to me because I always have at least three terminals, so having a different look for each makes my work easier. Also, is it possible to ...
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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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Unity is using something that looks like Emerald instead of the correct theme (like Metacity)

I just upgraded my netbook thus: Lucid -> Maverick -> Natty. (I skipped Maverick other than as an upgrade step due to issues with Unity.) Now, I seem to be stuck with something that looks like ...