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

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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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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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Dropbox 3.0.3 ignoring local themes / missing notification icon

After upgrading from xubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, I found that dropbox needed re-installation on my system, amongst a slew of other problems. I performed the following as suggested here: sudo rm -rf ...
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Run a command when the theme is changed

The command I want the system to run when the user changes the current theme is wallch --changetheme How can I accomplish that?
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Changing window title color on Utopic

I'm using 14.10 Utopic Unicorn since today, and I can't find a way to change the title bar color (the bar containing the app's name) and the top bar, both are gray-black by default, it's - in my ...
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Rounded Window Corners with Themes not Working

I am trying to use themes on Ubuntu (14.04) Unity and I am having some issues with that themes are not looking like they are supposed to look. Here is a screenshot: Notice that the top bar of the ...
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Icon themes not fully applied

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've installed Faenza icons (version 1.3.1) and used the latest Ubuntu Tweak to apply the theme. However, Faenza icons are not fully applied and I can still see some ...
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Would like to get rid of new bar along the bottom of screen that shows active apps and workspaces

I just installed ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Desktop, then upgraded to 13.10 and added a shell extension to use custom themes. I played around with installing themes, and now I have a bar across the top of the ...
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12.04 Is it possible to change “Home” icon on the launcher?

Is there a way to change the home icon without changing folder icon?
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Weird menu icons after change the theme

I just changed my theme, and now, when I maximize Firefox, my icons look weird like this this is my theme configuration any ideas guys? thanks in advance
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Ubuntu 14.10 Unity themes? Are there any?

If so, which is/are the best site(s) to get them? // I already found this article. Any other suggestion?
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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Grub Customizer Theme Error - Can't Find “theme.txt”

What I've Done: Fresh Install of Ubuntu 14.04 Installed BURG on all 4 of my hard drives (plus hd0) Seems to work fine Install GRUB Customizer and run as root in BURG Mode Then I get this error: ...
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high contrast inverse on ubuntu 13.10?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and later to 13.10, I don't find anymore the theme "High contrast inverse" in the list of themes. Still, I prefer a theme which has (i) a high contrast and (ii) has ...
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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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Is there anyway to change themes using a program?

This also means that the program can install themes by itself, because the main reason I don't want to change from the default theme is that I have to install the theme myself after downloading it ...
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Ambiance Theme gone ! i've left with radiance , when i try to select it i got a metacity like theme

Ambiance Theme gone ! i've left with radiance , when i try to select it i got a metacity like theme.(tried to reinstall ambiance themes etc without any luck. I'm using ubuntu 12.10 64bit.
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Can't change themes in Cinnamon session after an update - Ubuntu 13.04

I was happily using Cinnamon until today, when Ubuntu suggested I update it. I do admit I didn't read what the update was about, and just let it run. Problem is that now after a reboot, the Cinnamon ...
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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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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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How can I back up a grub theme?

A friend set up a really good grub configuation for my brother's laptop that has a backgound image. (It also autoselects the last option he chose during each boot) There should be some way that I can ...
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Where are theme pictures found

This is simple, I want to download new pictures/themes for my desktop, but I don't know where to save them once they are downloaded, so that when I right-click on the desktop, those pictures show up. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Driver/Header/Icon problems resulting in weird Theme loss?

So, after trying to setup Bumblebee, I did mess up a lot of my Ubuntu installations, including installing and taking down Nvidia drivers - resolving mirrored and flipped text issues, and well - I ...
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Problem installing some icon themes

Downloaded a few icon themes. Some of the themes instructed me to move the icon folder to the /.icons directory. After that the instructions state to cd to the /.icons/iconthemefolder. I'm issue the ...
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How To install Themes in Lubuntu distro?

How To install Themes in lubuntu distro?? Please guide me to install this Theme Any help would be appreciated.
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software gui themes are lost

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 at the moment and couple of days ago all of my software started to use ugly theme. Ubuntu menus are ok and still using ambiance theme but software guis are changed. I tried to ...
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Can anyone tell me if there is a way to use lubuntu with a linux mint flavour/theme?

I have tried before to use ubuntu with linux mint theme/icons...it worked pretty well. Is there a way to use linux mint themes/icons with lubuntu and enjoy its stability and speed?
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Theme, keyboard, wallpaper and mouse settings are suddenly non-persistent

I booted up my Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and was surprised by several things at once: Instead of my wallpaper showing up my screen remained black. Double finger scrolling didn't work ...
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Make mate 1.6 look like lucid lynx default theme

I happened to like the way Lucid Lynx looks. This is not a lucid lynx question, I just want the panels on mate 1.6 to look like the ones of Lucid lynx. I went to the properties of the panel, but it ...
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my terminal and the Aperture Science logo

I was wondering if it was at all possible to totally revamp my terminal. I want to put the Portal II Aperture Science logo in my terminal and have it stay there as if it is a mascot (or something). ...
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GIMP 2.8 themes aren't applying after I select them

I want apply themes to GIMP 2.8 In particular I want it to look like Photoshop (now at least) I tried putting in a GTK2 theme in the themes folder under .gimp in my home and placing the gtkrc file ...
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Unable to delete custom colors under Appearance/Background

The "Background" panel in "System Settings/Appearance", allows to select the background color of the desktop, solid or with a gradient. There, the "Pick a color" window allows to choice a color from ...
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Background color of kate's search/replace input fields

I'm using kate on my ubuntu 13.04 unity without any problems. Even the dark mediterranean-themes (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/?content=156782) look great inside kate. As you may see in the ...
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Oxygen-gtk theme on ubuntu 12.04

I tried to use the oxygen-gtk theme on ubuntu 12.04, but it didn't work properly, only the menus. The windows looked like win95/98 :D I know that the best way to use that is to use Kubuntu, but I ...
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My unity pannel on cairo dock doesnt work

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and installed mac theme from Noobslab and installed Cairo Dock. The problem is when I log in I only find Cairo Gnome and I need Cairo Unity Pannel. Please Respond, ...
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no window borders, can't see Unity, uninstall Mint skin

I have no windows borders. It is probably a compiz fusion issue. But I don't know how to uninstall that. I can't see Unity, it worked in 12.04 but not on 12.10 or 13.04. And I want to uninstall the ...
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How to install Mac buttons and scrollbars on 12.10?

I recently installed the mac theme for Ubuntu 12.10 from Noobslab. The installation went properly and I am now running the Mac theme. But I still don't have the scrollbars and buttons for Mac. This is ...
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KDE app theming using sudo in Unity

When I run Kontact as another user using gksudo, gksu, or kdesudo, the theming is all messed up: When I run Thunderbird as another user, it works fine! I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 using the Unity ...
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Gnome 2 apps do not use system theme (ubuntu mini iso + ubuntu gnome)

I used Ubuntu mini ISO and installed Ubuntu gnome desktop. Gnome 2 applications like Firefox (and also QT apps) do not use the system theme (Adwaita) and looks ugly. 1) Installed Murrine gnome 2 ...
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Nitrux Icon's Battery indicator symbol is incorrect - how do I fix this?

I just have installed Ubuntu 12.10 (fresh new installation) and installed an icon theme pack - Nitrux Icons - and everything is fine, except the battery icon in the system tray. Here's the icon with ...
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unable to install cursor theme

I tried to install this cursor theme on the latest version of ubuntu: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Microzoa?content=154458 It downloaded as a 7z file, so I extracted it, and copied all the ...
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Not all the icons have changed after installing a new icon theme in Lubuntu

I have installed an icon theme in Lubuntu. Icons have changed but not every icon. Folder icons are the same but there are many more icons for music folder, video folder etc. Opera has new icon, but ...
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User interfirance, themes, Broken, Unreadable parts

Arther going on a customizing spree my the desktop themes on unity got messed up I had installed Ubuntu tweak and unsettings so I removed them but the default themes and custom ones are still messed ...
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How to make “Chameleonic Ambiance Script” select a lighter hue for dark wallpapers?

I just started using an amazing script that makes the default "Ambiance" theme use that selected color. More details can be found Here I find this really amazing. But with my wallpaper being as ...
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GTK applications aren't themed on Plasma Desktop

I have installed plasma-desktop on my girlfriend's Ubuntu 12.04 box, so now she can log on to a KDE desktop, which she likes. However, GTK applications are not themed. Here's a screenshot she took ...
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File explorer not opening after upgrade to 12.04 and other issues

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 via Update manager. But I face many problems. 1. The File Explorer is not at all opening. 2. All my files that were in Desktop are missing. And couldn't open ...
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Help with ubuntu 11 mis-displays

So, I sea This tutorial, and I exectued this line in my terminal : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lubuntu-desktop/ppa & sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop and my left-side panel changed abit, while ...
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Themes for Ubunto 14.04

I have been using computers since c/pm. My favorite though was the Amiga 3000, are there any themes for 14.04 that have the look and feel of Amiga OS? Thanks
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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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How to uninstall theme in ubuntu 13.04

I am new to ubuntu and if I install the following theme by the commands: $ wget -c www.j-baer.com/wp-content/uploads/AX-Install.tar.gz $ tar -zxvf AX-Install.tar.gz $ sudo sh InstallAX.sh and $ ...