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

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How to setup high contrast theme in Lubuntu?

I can't find a high contrast theme via "Customise look and feel". This is something similar to the high contrast theme in MS Windows.
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Window theme won't change (gnome 3.8)

I've just upgraded from 12.04, to 12.10, to 13.04 using the software updater, and I've upgraded Gnome from 3.4 to 3.8. The problem is, when I try to change my theme using the Tweak Tool, I am only ...
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Cairo-Dock theme doesn't apply properly

I just upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and I'm having trouble getting the Cairo-Dock theme on my system working. I upgraded on the Cairo-Dock theme (if that makes a difference) and it was just the ...
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Why is my desktop background black after upgrade to 13.04?

After I upgraded to 13.04 my desktop background has been a black screen, i.e.: EDITS: Ubuntu tweak doesn't seem to be able to change the window theme either (although all other themes like icon ...
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Faience GTK theme breaks tabs

I installed this theme in my Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity and all tabs are definitively wrong: Any idea to make this theme work properly? Thanks.
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How do I reduce the size of the menu bar?

I am trying to make a slim-looking radiance theme. I dont want to switch to linuxmint for slim interfaces, and I like the unity interface more. I have been able to reduce padding from almost all ...
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Theme with thin borders?

Q1 What themes has a thin top border? Q2 Could I in an easy way change the size of the topborder of the default Ambiance theme Background I'm trying to switch to using (almost) the default Ubuntu ...
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Gnome theme background color is black

I'm having a problem with my default Gnome 3.6.0 setup on 12.10. I used to create themes in Gnome 2 and Gnome 3.0, but I'm at loss to explain why my theme is black in the background. This problem is ...
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Is there any place on the internet that houses window themes (as Ubuntu tweak calls them) and gtk themes for ubuntu?

I'm wonder if there is like a one-stop place on the internet where I can find all the window themes and gtk themes I could possibly want for Ubuntu. I would like these themes to be compatible with 32 ...
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LibreOffice : How to save themes of a presentation to use them in another?

I downloaded presentations with nice themes I would like to use myself. The only way I found was to delete all the content and write my own. Isn't there a better solution than this one?
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how i can go back to the original theme

yesterday i updated my Ubuntu from the updater and when it finished it required to restart after the restart the theme turn to gray and all the programs have no icons or fonts is there any way to go ...
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How to install color themes onto Emacs 24.3?

I'm trying to install the Oblivion color theme into GNU Emacs 24.3. I downloaded the repository as a .zip file then moved the zip folder into my ~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes directory. I'm pretty ...
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KDE doesn't change the whole theme

The KDE themes aren’t changing right. When I change a theme, it only changes the decorations and the panels and widgets. The rest of the theme remains same. How can I change the grey area (IDK ...
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What is icon-theme.cache?

When I run the following command on my Lubuntu 12.10 [11:09 PM] ~ $ find /usr/share/icons/ -iname icon-theme.cache -type f I get the following (after adding the last modified date and size): ...
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What is the name of the icon for usb drives in Ubuntu?

I am developing a PyGtk application that I would like to display the image for a USB stick from the user's theme. However, I cannot seem to pin down the name of the icon, and Google is no help. ...
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Birds of Paradise in vim - doesn't work

I want to add this theme Birds of Paradise to vim. I tried to it do with sudo gedit birds_of_paradise.vim in /usr/share/vim/vim73/colors. Then I tried colorscheme birds_of_paradise in .vimrc , but ...
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Revert from dark nimbus theme to default in netbeans

I installed the Dark Nimbus theme in netbeans' plugin manager. Now theme has changed but I do not like it. I uninstalled it from plugin manager. but nothing happened. What can I do?
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gui theme names

Please give me some names of nice GUI for linux. I tried to install KDE , but I don't like it ... And I can't find on internet the terminal commands for others. PS: Please tell me the GUI name and ...
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Replace title bar with a full window border

I'm wondering if it's possible to remove the titlebar of every window and instead add a coloured border a few pixels thick around the whole window and stil keep the ability to move the window around. ...
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installed mediterraneandark theme, but doesn't look like example

I have installed a theme in Ubuntu 12.10, and the preview image looks like . However, Nautilus file manager looks the same, it's just the window manager top part (title, close, minimise maximise) ...
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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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Package error making it unable to install anything in 12.10

The other day I was trying out different desktop environments, like Pantheon, Gnome, etc. But when I was trying to install Pantheon/Elementary Shell, it came up with an error, I ignored it thinking ...
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changing the color of the google search bar in the webpage [duplicate]

How can I change the background color in the google search bar of the webpage? I changed my theme which uses a light grey text with a dark grey background but the webpage didn't change so it is a ...
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how to use default lxde theme instead of lubuntu-theme?

I have install Lubuntu 12.10. I really didn't like the lubuntu-theme. Its very confusing to distinguish whats there on task bar. Therefore, I wanted the theme like fedora lxde or default-lxde theme. ...
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Uninstalling a downloaded theme

I downloaded GnomishDark every since I applied the theme Ubuntu 12.10 hasn't been the same. I reverted to a pre-loaded theme but I think some of the dependency GnomishDark applied may be the problem. ...
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How can I make yEd look more integrated into Ubuntu?

yEd is a powerful graph editor that is coded in Java and supports a variety of platforms, including Ubuntu. However, by default it looks quite alien to the Ubuntu desktop as it doesn't appear to use a ...
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Configuring irssi to indent a specified amount when wrapping a message

I use irssi-plugin-xmpp with transports to other instant messaging protocols, so JIDs get pretty long, meaning that messages that get sent to me get squished to the right side of the window. I would ...
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Make linux look like windows 8

I have seen tutorials about making linux look like windows 7, but is there a tutorial about making it look like windows 8.
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Help installing Window manager theme

Okay. So there is a certain window manager theme I'd REALLY like to install. As far as I understand, before being able to install & apply it, I needed some other software. Those included Compiz, ...
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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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Is there a GTK-Theme preview application?

is there an Application which lets me preview all the Theme-Widgets at once? Like in the old Ubuntu-tweak there was some sort of Preview of all Theme-button/slider/progressbar-layouts. But nowadays ...
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Can I change the colour of the close button?

I'm using the ambiance theme (the dark one) in Ubuntu 12.04.2. I've tweaked things using dconf-editor so that the select colour is blue (#4a90d9 if anybody cares). What I'd like to do is make the ...
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Libre Office presentation background with dark GTK theme

I'm using a dark GTK theme. For some reason Libre Office Writer has a white background (like I want), but Impress does not. I do remember I had a white background in Impress as well some installations ...
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Help me to customize gtk3 theme

I'm trying to make a flat theme, which will look identical for gtk2 and gtk3 apps. For now, I'm trying to get rid of outlines on toolbars and menubars in gtk3. This is code from gtkrc-2.0, which ...
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how to set icons and theme from terminal?

Is there a way to set active icon theme and GTK theme from a terminal? I would like to write a script that installs and sets everything up the way i like it on a fresh install.
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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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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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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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How can I use the default theme from 12.10 in 12.04?

I really like the changes that was made to the default theme in 12.10. However 12.10 keeps on loosing the ability to see my braodcom wifi card and I am experiencing a lot of graphical glitches as ...
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Create Ubuntu theme with pure HTML/JS/CSS

I'm wondering if someone can point me in the right direction for creating an Ubuntu theme using pure HTML/CSS/JS. I'm hoping there is some existing back-end to GNOME3 or Unity I can simply install and ...
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How do I change the GTK (the gui) theme in 12.10?

So I upgraded from 10.04 to 12.10, and somehow changing GTK themes (from ubuntu-tweak, gnome-tweak-tool etc) can't seem to change the archaic-looking rendering in: into the selected theme. Am I ...
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How can I change GTK3 themes from XFCE or Openbox?

Running Ubuntu 12.10, the problem I'm having is that when running XFCE or Openbox as my desktop I cannot seem to switch the gtk theme away from the default Ambiance. I've tried gtk-theme-switch, ...
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How to make Firefox ignore GNOME's theme? [duplicate]

I installed a new theme called Boje in my GNOME and it looks pretty good. The problem comes when I open Firefox: I see that all HTML form inputs like, for example, textareas or simply text input have ...
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implement gnome-cupertino theme at its best

I have seen this theme, I installed it, but it still looks pretty different from the promises (look at the picture). As you can see my result (on the right) is pretty different from promised version ...
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nautilus theme problem in 12.04

I have encountered a strange theme problem since I updated to 12.04 some days ago: Nautilus needs some extra treatment after every login in order to obey the theme. It concerns every user. After every ...
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Modify KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the Caledonia theme in KDE, but the icons in the Task Manager are way too big. Is there a way to change the size of all the icons? This is how it looks right now. I would prefer it if the ...
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How to change cursor theme [duplicate]

I've found that changing my cursor theme only really works in applications like Firefox; the cursor is not themed across the OS, but remains as the default cursor. I have done some searching and I ...
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Make firefox only use GTK theme on browser chrome, but ignore on websites

I have a dark GTK theme, I don't want firefox to ignore it all together, I only want the theme to effect Firefox's chrome (the buttons, address bar, bookmarks bar, etc., etc.), but I want the theme to ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 get MAC like Icon Launcher [duplicate]

Anyway to get this in the simplest way? I do not want a full redo of my ubuntu theme, I just want the icon launcher like, any ideas?
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How to make Gtk spinbutton symbolic in 12.04 in only a specific application?

I am currently developing an application for Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 systems. My application is completely monochromatic except for the spinbuttons as seen in the screenshot below. This issue ...