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

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GTK X error leads to ugly theme [duplicate]

My gtk theme is pretty ugly for Ubuntu 12.04 that I just installed after some research online I realized that there must be a problem with the gtk them so when I ran gnome-settings-daemon I go this ...
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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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What is the correct way to install Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I want to have Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04. On my previous installation I had it in unity right after installing gnome3 shell. Gtk2 apps didn't have tabs like what it would be expected on Gtk3 and ...
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How to apply this theme?

How do I apply it? I don't see any instructions, and I've never applied a theme from a .zip file before. Using Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Theme shows improperly after last update from Update Manager

I installed the last updates from update manager some hours ago (I can't remember what kind of updates they were) and now the delorean dark theme 3.9 show improperly in some windows or software, for ...
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Edit ZSH theme for virtualenv name

I use zsh theme intheloops. The theme looks like this when no virtual env. is active -- an empty line -- [sourabh@skynet] ~/Code/django_apps/cope (master) ⚡ ❯ and when an env. is active, (env ...
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why am I being denied my rights in sudo?

why am I being denid my rights to delete directories even I created in sudo now I cannot rid myself of it -- yes it is empty did this to insure I have sudo in the accounts: userz@bw:~$ sudo adduser ...
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how to find out more with command gdb when gnome-terminal crashes?

Is this dependent on which themes are actually set with gnome-tweak-tool, when gnome-terminal crashes ? At moment here gnome-terminal is crashing often ( conflict between themes and lang-settings in ...
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After installing gconf-editor, tweak tool doesn't work

I used Tweak Tool to personalize Gnome 3.6 but recently I've installed Maximus and Gconf-editor and the tweak tool won't work anymore. Any ideas?
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Why doesnt unity tweak tool change my theme

I have been using unity tweak tool and i have set the theme on Mac-XBuntu but after i reboot and everything it doest change the theme?? Please help
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Modify gtk3 theme - menu bar

I've installed FaienceZukiMac gtk3 theme and there's a "white balloon" surrounding each entry in the menu of every gtk3 program. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about How can I change it ...
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Move Metacity Window Buttons in an Upward (Negative) Direction

In my metacity window theme for Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to customise the close, minimize, and maximize buttons. I have the .png images in the folder already put on the window, but cannot move them ...
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How to apply theme?

I'm trying to apply the following theme: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/H4k3r?content=156969 I have a .themes folder in "Home" folder but Ubuntu Tweak Tool won't detect it. Running 13.04
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How can I change the white background in the file manager?

I would like to change the white background of my file manager. (I really searched everywhere and tried a lot of things.) I was trying to change CSS files of my theme (GTK2 & GTK3 folders) and I ...
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KDE Desktop themes not installing?

I am currently trying out KDE plasma as it has far better customization. I tried to install the Unity Ambiance and Unity Radiance themes from the Desktop theme section in System Settings. It says ...
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Is there any way to change the global menu bar buttons in Unity? [duplicate]

When I change themes, the unity global menu bar seems to stick to the default theme instead of using the minimize/maximize/close buttons that normal windows use. Is there any way to change this?
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Is it possible to apply a theme partially? [duplicate]

Is there a way to apply one theme on nautilus and another to apps? I am using malys-deda, it looks great on nautilus but in thunderbird it is hard to read emails.
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Changing window background color by theming

I am a bit confused about this in theme tutorials, but how would I go about changing the color of windows in Unity. I mean the File, Edit, etc. Bars to a different color and other colors related to ...
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StackOverflow code segment font changed, possibly after changing System fonts

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 (using firefox, but the same font appears on chrome too) and I've been changing the theme and fonts of the system using ubuntu tweak tool. The problem is that the code segments ...
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Can I create a Custom “Taskbar” in Ubuntu Unity

As the title says, I am creating a theme for my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity session creation in progress for a buddy of mine. I would like to add an image on the lower portion of my screen. I have taken the ...
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Mediterranean themes for Unity - Change input form colors

I've installed Mediterranean themes and I am using the dark one. The problem is that @wolfram website the input form background color is black but the font is dark grey so it's difficult for me to ...
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Is it possible to use the wallpaper's main color in a theme?

Is it possible to use the wallpaper's main color (the one used for unity) in a theme?
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How to change the notifications dialog theme?

After installing Gnome 3 on my Ubuntu 13.04 (Unity) the "notification dialog theme" (screenshot below) changed. I'd like to know if is possible to return to the Unity default notification dialog theme ...
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12.04/GNOME3.4.2 WIndows/panels showing gray not white

I'm super new to Linux (I got this machine 2 weeks ago) so excuse me if I ask silly questions. I'm not sure what might have triggered this, but lately I've been seeing grey backgrounds instead of ...
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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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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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Changing Unity desktop icon text color

A white desktop wallpaper is not an option in unity desktop currently. Because the text color does not seem changeable. How do we accomplish this?
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How Ubuntu Satanic Edition is different from regular Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, and recently installed ubuntu-satanic-edition. Here all I could find different is couple of themes and dozen of wallpapers? What something else there in it that I ...
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“Invalid theme” using Gnome 3 themes

I am trying to change the shell theme on my acer C7 chromebook laptop. I put ubuntu on the laptop with chrubuntu. I don't know if this has anything to do with the problems I'm running into, but I just ...
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Create new Gnome Classic theme and config system to offer all users

I'm trying to create new Gnome Classic theme (gnome-session-fallback) on Ubuntu Precise. I want to include it into System Settings -> Background menu to offer that configuration to all users. I'm ...
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Lubuntu Theme not applied to all programs

I am using Lubuntu 13.04, and I have installed gnome-terminal. But Its menu buttons are not stylized according to the theme I have chosen (Clearlooks). This issue also appears on some other programs, ...
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Why is the back arrow on Nautilus so small?

I've noticed that the back arrow next to the folder path is really small. Is there anyway to fix this? It's really annoying. It looks like this:
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How to edit Plymouth in a Ubuntu version agnostic manner? [duplicate]

How can I edit Plymouth with my own theme (images and animations)?
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Grub2 Theme Stops Win8 menuentry from working. Why?

Windows 8 menuentry works before I set a theme but not after. Why does this happen and how can I fix it? Note: Please let me know if I should provide any other information. Worked prior to ...
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Firefox not affected by gtk theme

How can I make firefox use Adwaita theme like all other apps do? Good: Bad: Preferably also make web pages darker as well.
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Deleted the folder /usr/share/icons/ and now all icons are 'white' for anything, how to change it to “gray”?

I deleted my folder /usr/share/icons/ and now every icon is a white icon no matter what it is. I kind of like it this way, but I want to modify this white icon so it's gray. Can this be done, and ...
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How to access unity theme details programmatically?

What is the best approach to find about the details of theme which is currently in use in Unity DE? example : icons, colors ... I don't know much about the Unity configurations and I assume that there ...
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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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GTK scrollbar with transparent or no trough

Is it possible in GTK-2 or/and GTK-3 to remove the scrollbar trough or make it invisible? I know there are scripts to remove the scrollbar steppers, like: GtkScrollbar::has-forward-stepper = 0 Now ...
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White text on white background

Here is an example: This does not happen in all windows, only in some (it also happens in Ubuntu Tweak, and for the text in the tabs of Terminal). I installed the MediterraneanNight theme when ...
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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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Can't use personas in LibreOffice 4.1.0.4 on Xubuntu 12.04 64-bit

I go to Tools -> Options -> Personalization. I check 'Own Theme' then click on 'Select Theme'. I found the theme I wanted, copied and pasted the URL in the "Select Theme' window. When I click 'OK' ...
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GTK+ Themes not showing up

I downloaded some themes from gnome-look.org and I extracted and put them in /usr/share/themes folder and when I opened gnome-tweak-tool windows theme was working but GTK+ themes section was showing ...
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Change tooltip color in Redmond GTK theme

Is there a way to change the tooltip background color by editing the gtkrc file of the Redmond theme? I want to change it to yellow (it's gray right now).
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Change the background color of command line in zsh when I change the prompt theme

I installed the zsh package. So, now when I type zsh in terminal it switches from back to zsh. Also, I downloaded the oh-my-zsh framework to customize zsh. When I change theme name in .zshrc file to ...
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Is Ubuntu Mobile easily customizable?

I want to know if Ubuntu Mobile can be modified such as with different icons, menus bars and tweaks that change the way it might came from the factory and make it more "mine", like this Cinnamon Elune ...
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How do I change the volume control icon?

I recently switched to gnome 3 (love it!), but the default icon theme was a little dreary and gray, so I switched that back to ubuntu-mono-dark. But now whenever I change my volume, I get this ugly ...
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Where can I find old Ubuntu boot splashes?

I've been trying to make a Plymouth theme on Ubuntu 13.04 and things aren't going so well. I was trying to create a theme that consists of a throbber going back and forth. I remember an Ubuntu splash ...
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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 ...