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

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Changing window title color on Utopic

I'm using Utopic 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 opinion - very sad ...
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Why did my highlights turn pink/purple in Xubuntu 14.10?

Around the time of the start to testing of the second beta for Xubuntu 14.10, my highlights turned pink system-wide. What gives?
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I kind of change the nautilus and window theme

Some days ago I worked on changing the theme of my Ubuntu 14.10. But I can't remember what I did in detail :P Since a few days my Nautilus looks like I'm using gnome. Can somebody tell me how to get ...
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Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
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Not able to change icons for Metro Burg theme

I am trying to setup Metro theme on Burg. I am following this tutorial but those icons are not working. I copied them to boot/burg/themes/Metro/icons. It is showing different styled icon for both ...
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Nautilus window background goes black when using custom themes

I am facing a problem when using custom themes in ubuntu 14.04 unity interface, such as the mbuntu-y theme appearing in the screenshot attached, as you can see the background of nautilus window goes ...
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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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How to theme window decorations through gtk3 css on Ubuntu Gnome?

I have looked everywhere, but I cannot find out how to theme the window decorations in Gnome through gtk3 css. I know it can be done, but I have no idea how.
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eclipse-dark and Ambiance-dark - how to change background color of current line

I'm trying to use the Dark theme with eclipse and the results are pretty cool. However, as you can see from the image below (last line starting with ObjectMapper), it is pretty difficult to read the ...
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Can I install a theme meant for Linux Mint[cinnamon] on Ubuntu?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. The other day I found this cool theme meant for the cinnamon desktop and downloaded the zip file of that theme. I extracted it to /usr/share/themes ...
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How to Customize the Default Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu?

I've tried a lot to change my plymouth loading image! I need to write my name in the place of Ubuntu!
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How to add and change window theme in gnome shell?

I know how to change , but what I want to know is how to add a new window theme(note:not gtk+ or gnome shell theme). I download many themes and they work well. I can change the GTK theme,icon theme ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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14.10 gnome flashback window decorations stuck in cairo theme

I have updated to Ubuntu 14.10, and my window decorations are now stuck in "cairo" theme on gnome flashback with compiz. This problem is not present in gnome flashback metacity only with compiz. I ...
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Changing the Ubuntu 13.10 Ambiance Colours

In previous versions of Ubuntu (including Ubuntu 13.04) I was able to change the system ambiance colour from orange to a colour of my liking by using this in the terminal: gsettings set ...
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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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Can I change background and font color of address bar at Chrome?

I like dark themes for Chrome - but themes not affect at address bar. I also have dark theme at by Xubuntu.
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Full dark theme for eclipse Luna in Ubuntu 14.04

I read this question : Why is Eclipse Luna dark theme ugly? And i followed what guari told us to do. I create a dark.sh in a same directory with eclipse executeable. This is the code : #!/bin/bash ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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Which theme or linux distro is this?

Which linux theme has been used in this picture, please help out ?
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HELP Creating customized version of Ubuntu [duplicate]

Pretty much all I want to change is the theme, icons, login screens, logo's, wallpapers etc. but I want a .iso that keeps the theme changes I made and can be installed on my ...
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How to change the color of the scroll bar?

The scrollbars in Unity are of very low contrast, and I can't see where the bar is using just peripheral vision. I have to look at the scrollbar. Look at Mac OS X interface and notice the blue, ...
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Burg theme not working

I have successfully installed burg in order to replace that ugly grub since I have a dual boot. So it shows perfectly. Using Gurb Manager I even managed to remove unwanted entries. But I can't install ...
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menu and button background color problem - gtk theme

I use Ubuntu 14.10, I don't have this problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, When I use GTK Theme the menu and button background not work good in all there. Sample: What is the problem? why this problem ...
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What am I doing wrong, I cannot install ANY themes whatsoever?

Hi all, I'm not a total newb but have just recently switched to ubuntu 14.04. I've been writing software on Windows for 15 years. I am apparently constitutionally incapable of installing any themes. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 - Unity Tweak Tool doesn't change theme and font settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.01 in a VirtualBox machine and Unity Tweak Tool works perfectly, everything. However, after installing Ubuntu in a spare drive (not a virtual machine), Unity Tweak Tool doesn't ...
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Why is Shell theme disabled in Gnome Tweak Tool?

In Gnome Tweak Tool, I'm unable to change the Shell theme: Hovering over the exclamation mark shows the following tool-tip: Shell user-theme extension not enabled. I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, and have ...
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Ugly GUI for appliction under root

When i start a program with root privilege the GUI looks like win98 and applications like: gparted, bum, gufw, mousepad looks ugly. My themes are in /usr/share/theme so it doesn't matter if i make a ...
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installing theme manually

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Unity. I found a great theme I would really like and downloaded it. It is in a zip file and I cannot figure out how to install it. I tried the /user/shared/themes but it ...
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Text color sometimes unreadable in Elegance KDE Desktop theme

I'm using the KDE desktop (but originally installed normal Ubuntu). I like dark colors for my desktop theme. The only dark theme I see installed by default is "Elegance". When I select this theme, the ...
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How do I get back the old workspace switcher theme?

A week ago, my friend installed some programs(maybe,, it was 'X11'... sorry i was just watching at that time..) on my Ubuntu 12.04 and after that I realized that the theme of my workspace switcher ...
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How to make the background black in nautilus, evince, etc.?

I tried changing the colors in gtk-theme-config, but after tweaking the colors, restarting nautilus, and even logging out, the background is still white: I also tried out some themes from ...
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Associate file type with icon fails

I am trying to create file associations that will show my icon on file types. I created the file myapp-xxx.xml: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <mime-info ...
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How to change title bar in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am using Trusty Tahr since 2 months, I have installed many gtk themes in ../.themes but when I apply any theme using Unity Tweak Tool the title bar of window never gets changed, please help me ...
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Customize desktop appearance 14.04

I'd like to adjust my colors, themes, icons and such. Windows has a great tool for this and the "myunity" application doesn't seem to be available any longer for 14.04 Thanks!
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Ugly huge fonts in Eclipse/Aptana tabs titles

I”m experiencing very strange problem with Aptana (Eclipse) IDE theming. I was able to setup all fonts save for Tabs Titles: Those are ugly huge and I’m totally stuck with it. On my laptop the ...
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Setting up the GDM Theme

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Classic (no effects) and because of the fact that some system options have disappeared with the new system release I've been struggling with this for a while and ...
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How do I change the Window theme using the gnome tweak tool?

Hi guys I'm a complete Linux noob. I've got UbuntuGnome 14.04 installed on my laptop. I'm trying to use the gnome tweak tool to install a new window theme but the only themes I can currently install ...
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Color Themes does not work in eclipse

Eclipse version 3.8.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 I installed custom color theme in Eclipse, however when changing to one nothing happens. I tried remove and reinstall, but the same issue occours. I have ...
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After Upgrade From 14.04 to 14.10, Themes and Icon's Missing

Was wondering if anyone has had a problem when upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 that there themes and icons are missing? I am unable to change my theme via appearance app and most of the icons while ...
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Increase scrollbar contrast [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the color of the scroll bar? I've been following several bugs since Lucid was released: scrollbars are really hard to see with the ambiance/radiance ...
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Plymouth Showing Crude Ubuntu Logo

On Ubuntu 14.04, I tried to change the plymouth theme to a home-made one. Unfortunately, it not only didn't show, it reverted to this crude Ubuntu logo(The one with Ubuntu text and four square(Square, ...
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Ubuntu loads wrong icons theme and fonts

Sometimes ubuntu loads default icon theme instead of Faenza icons and fonts look weird: But when I do setsid unity Icons are fixed and when I do nautilus -q Fonts are fixed Where is ...
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Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
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Consistency of GTK2 toolbars with GTK3

One of the reasons why I don't like Ubuntu's default theme Ambiance is the unacceptable inconsistency between GTK2 and GTK3 toolbars as seen in LibreOffice and Chromium/Chrome web browser. This is ...
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How do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background) on the TTY?

On the terminal emulator, how do I get the Matrix theme colors (Lime-Green text over black background)? I like the purple a lot, it matches my laptop. But for the terminal, I want green font. How is ...
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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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How to work around Eclipse Luna/GTK bug 339174 (change to not use oxygen)

The bug is described here: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=339174 For me it fails with: java: /build/buildd/oxygen-gtk3-1.0.2/src/animations/oxygencomboboxdata.cpp:87: void ...
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How to make selected tab in terminal more prominent

Something about the color scheme changed in 11.04, and now it's very difficult for me to tell which tab is the selected one. On my screen, the colors look more similar the further down I slouch in ...
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Eclipse luna missing titles after theme revert

Lately I tried changing the colour theme of my Eclipse Luna to dark. Then I decided to revert back to the default GTK theme. But after I have done so, the title on the active edit window is missing ...