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

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Modify indicator - increase distance between icon and text

This is my second question about theming an indicator-applet. With the theme I'm using (FlatStudio,it doesn't matter if Grey, Dark etc...), there is one small annoying bug: The distance between the ...
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Is there an ubuntu desktop icon theme that looks like ubuntu touch icons?

The question is clear. Is there an ubuntu desktop icon theme (complete or not) that looks like ubuntu touch icons? I saw this question, and on trying to install the ubuntu-mobile-icons, I got this ...
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lubuntu panel does not take on system theme colour

I installed a gtk 2 ambiance like theme on ubuntu 13.10 running the lubuntu desktop and when I set the panel to take the system theme only the indicator applet changed to take on the theme colour. How ...
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How to install windows 8/8.1 themes on ubuntu?

I found this link and this one that shows that win 8 theme could be implemented ! I could it even make it faster and 100% compatible to ambiance. My question is the following: We all know that ...
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Missing Some Icons Cinnamon installed on Ubuntu 12.04.4

I installed Cinnamon 2.0 and it is quite fast. I had to install the Gnome Icons, which took care of most missing ICONS except for a few like Clementine. This is always a problem with certain ...
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permission to write in root/usr/share/kde4/apps [duplicate]

i am trying to just do basic theming.. there isnt an install button for "Desktop Theme" so i am trying to copy the files to root/usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme but get access denied message every ...
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How can I make the menu bars adhere to the Ambiance theme?

Xubuntu 13.10 I chose Ambiance as a theme and it doesn't seem to work for all elements of the GUI/DE: I'd like to make the DE/GUI look coherent and "light", just as the rest of the Ambiance ...
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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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Can I change the gedit shell output colors?

With the help of (answers to) questions like Make gedit embedded terminal colours the same as the default terminal and How can I change the color of the text in a terminal embedded in GEdit? my gedit ...
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Configuration changes resist to apply, and some other mess; need help!

Can't say exactly what might have done this, (I was trying Xephyr and removed some old kernels in my last good session..) but now I can see that some mess has been made. The themes don't apply ...
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Installing a theme in the /usr/share/themes/ directory

I'm trying to install this theme http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/01/iris-flat-gtk-theme-for-linux In their readme they say that there are two methods of installing it; either to the ...
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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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How to make KDE Applications' Toolbars Dark in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to make KDE Applications, running in Ubuntu 13.10, have dark tool bars? For example, see the Gedit toolbar in the image below. The toolbar is dark, with light icons and text, but the ...
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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Modify Indicator Appearence

I've found a theme that I really like (Flatstudio for anyone interested), but there is only one minor thing that works not as expected: if you look at the screenshot at the indicator-messaging ...
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How to add a session type button to lightdm-webkit-greeter theme?

I'm experimenting with the webkit greeter for lightdm. Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I want to learn to create my own themes. I noticed that the default theme does not show a language select button or a ...
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How to use GNOME tweak tool to get shell themes

So I'm trying to get custom shells and have tried using this as many people have recommended it. All I see in the Shell Extensions menu is "install shell extension" and when I click on the link user ...
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Do themes change the layout of the desktop on ubuntu?

Question is same as title. If I download different themes are they just backgrounds and colour combos or do they change the layout and working of the desktop like a launcher on my phone? I have ...
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How can I change Unity sidebar to bottom? [duplicate]

How can I make changes to my sidebars to bottom, and the theme etc. thank you
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change folder icons in ubuntu-mono-dark theme

I'm running 13.10 with Unity, and I have a "problem": I'm using Nemo, because I prefer it over Nautilus (for obvious reasons imo), and it works really great. The drawback of Nemo is, that it is kind ...
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13.10 with Mate and Clearlooks: some gtk apps are mostly black

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 and wiping all configuration files and folders from my home directory, I chose "Clearlooks" as theme in mate-appearance-properties. Most applications look nice, but ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 + Gnome 3.10, some menu's lack left padding

I just installed Gnome 3.10 (I know - it's experimental) and everything is working great except for some menu's seem to lack any left padding, causing the text to kind of stick to the edge. Anyone ...
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Make app-specific .css file for gtk theme

I have conflict problems with using dark theme and a KDE application (kile). As you can see from the screenshot, the log area (at the bottom) is black on gray, which is very annoying to read. I know ...
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Radiance theme customization in Ubuntu: edit Window decorator and all!

As you can see in the snapshot below I've made quite a few changes in the Radiance theme, from dusty brown to silver, Alice Blue tool-tip background, among other changes (by editing some files in ...
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Emerald missing close, maximize and minimize buttons when restoring window from maximized state

Emerald is working fine. But when I restore a window which was maximized; the close, maximize and minimize buttons are invisible. The buttons are there and working like if i move the cursor where the ...
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Installing theme, Problems with icons ubuntu 12.10

I was installing Flattastic theme. Copied the unzip files to /usr/share/themes and selected theme using tweak tool. Ubuntu 12.10 Problem 1: No flattastic related icons are listed in icon-theme. ...
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Where can i configure themes?! and how?! [duplicate]

I am using Adwaita theme and I love it but I just wanted to do some changes in some colors highlights and graphics. yes I can install compizconfig and other software, but I want to understand a little ...
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Theme folder - cannot access permissions

I am very new to Ubuntu and couldn't find a straight forward answer or solution to this: I'm running Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 and I have installed Tweak Tool. Running fine. I've downloaded the ...
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Gnome overlay scrollbar in Firefox

I've been looking for a way to get Gnome's overlay scrollbar working in Firefox. By its appearance, it seems like Firefox is using the standard non-overlay GTK scrollbar, but I haven't found a way to ...
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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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Theme color conversion

Simple question. I like the Ambiance-dark theme found online, but I heavily dislike orange. I went in the theme files and modified the colour settings to green, but there is one little thing that I ...
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Fonts skewed on top bar when using Radiance

The fonts are weird to look at and are surrounded by fuzziness (it's hard to see on these pictures): When using the Ambiance theme this does not occur: I've tried messing with hinting options in ...
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Tron theme for gnome-session-fallback

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I installed gnome-session-fallback (classic gnome). I really want the tron theme, but there is a certain theme that I have to download for my desktop environment. Can you guys ...
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Chrome UI styles are not working under Ubuntu! GTK Theme is not working!

Chrome Version : 31.0.1650.63 (Official Build 238485) Extensions : Google docs, Lastpass Im on a brand new system, just installed Ubuntu. When I open chrome, normally the search box, alert windows ...
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Do I need gnome on my PC with 12.04LTS to install gtk themes?

I was just asking if I need gnome installed on my PC for me to install GTK themes......on UBUNTU 12.04LTS.
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changed something to a system file, please help

I messed arround with the colour values in the file : /usr/share/themes/Radiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc Can someone post the first line of that file? Or tell me what the original colours are? I would like to ...
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How do I apply a cursor theme in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I found a cursor theme that I really like however, when I use the GNOME tweak tool to apply it it doesn’t change but when I open a program like Firefox its there but not ...
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Consistency of GTK2 menus with GTK3

As mentioned in an OMG! Ubuntu! post, menus and toolbars of GTK3 apps are fixed in Ubuntu themes. But there’s still an inconsistency in Ubuntu theming between GTK2 and GTK3 menus where GTK2 apps don’t ...
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Ambiance Theme was deleted /missing from Ubuntu 13.10. How to re-intall default theme?

I must have done something wrong. I un-installed Nginx and PHP-FPM using apt-get purge. When I did a reboot, the theme changed from Ambiance to High Contrast. Also the Audacious player is also gone. ...
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Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce) - Solution [duplicate]

I ran into the same problem as posted here Dashed borders of my window manager (XFce) I now found a solution but am not able to aswer due to my newbie state. I found out that the problem only exists ...
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What the original license ubuntu theme

Hei All, I have search on google about the original license of Ubuntu theme but didn't found it for the example "Ambiance", yes you can got it on internet, but has modified an people release under ...
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Folder disappears after renaming it to ''.*Name'' [closed]

I just tried to install a theme for conky but when i follow the instructions and rename the folder ''conky'' to''.conky'' it simply disappears. Even if i turned on show hidden folders. Where is the ...
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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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Dialogue Windows Look Wrong After Upgrade

I recently upgraded to 13.10, and I'm noticing that nearly all of the dialog windows look like they're from 1999. The trim looks right, but the buttons and everything else just look wrong. Help me ...
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Is there any 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' theme available to make it look like Windows 7 or Windows8? [duplicate]

I want to know is there any theme available make it 'Ubuntu 10.04 desktop' look like Windows 7 or Windows8 ?
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Terminal update package

I recently installed Spotify which installed fine. However, I am now trying to intall a theme. When downloading the package in terminal (sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox) that downloads fine ...
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Mac OS X Terminal clone for Ubuntu

I would like to set the Max OS X Terminal theme for Ubuntu Terminal. I really like the fonts and the colors. This is how the Mac Terminal does look: Image source There are few things that I ...
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Window topbar title positioning

I installed Numix GTK theme and everything is fine, but one thing that catches my eye: Title is not centered, because of close/minimize buttons, I guess. How can I adjust it? I didn't find any similar ...
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After deleting some apps I can't pass the login screen

I have applied Mac OS X theme to my Ubuntu 13.10, and then got bored adn tried to revert it. Instead of trying to change themes first from the Unity Tweak tools, I tried to uninstall everything I ...