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

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How to remove window decorations (title bars) from Ubuntu 14.04

I never used window decorations to maximize / minimize windows, but keyboard and mouse/keyboard shortcuts for all operations. In the good olde days, you could just disable and tweak the window ...
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Downloaded themes don't show up in Unity Tweak

I have a fresh 16.04 install, and try to customize it a bit. I got a few themes in /usr/share/themes, but they are not listed in Unity Tweak. So I cannot try them. Why is that ? How can I use them ? ...
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how to restor the default theme of ubuntu 14.04

I have a ubuntu 14.04 , I will to restor the default theme of ubuntu .
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Per-application xfwm theme

I want to run separate applications with different themes, the only solution for this that I could find was to use bash -c 'GTK2_RC_FILES=/path/to/gtkrc program'; however, I currently am using a XFCE4 ...
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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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Sound, login, desktop, etc are all broken. Should I reinstall Ubuntu?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with unity. It seems I installed something and then turn off pc like always. Today I started ubuntu and the system froze just before the login screen. I did everything I could ...
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Is it possible to create UI for Ubuntu with HTML & CSS?

I would like to develop a myu own UI for ubuntu.But I wouldn't like complex C-coding to do that! Rather HTML & CSS are getting more powerful and we can even make a desktop class application with ...
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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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After upgrade, LibreOffice uses wrong colors

After upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04, I have a number of issues with LibreOffice. See this screenshot: Regarding the circled numbers on the screenshot: Some interface elements, such as these tabs, ...
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How to reduce size of massive title bar margin/padding in GNOME

I recently did an upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 and I don't believe the margins were nearly this ridiculous so I'm wondering if maybe something got reset/changed. As you can see, top GNOME bar is ...
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Tweaking newer GTK3 themes

The Numix theme is available by installing shimmer-themes from the software center. It is installed by default in Xubuntu. In 14.04, I was able to modify some aspects of the theme by directly editing ...
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Can't read text in web forms since firefox uses dark theme by default

Since a couple of years, I have the dark desktop theme by default. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 a week ago, firefox upgraded with it, and it now uses a dark theme as well. That's okay with ...
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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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how to determine which theme is currently enabled

not sure the command, but would like to know how to determine which theme is currently enabled on Ubuntu 14.04 hoping for a command line solution
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Conky won't show weather information

I am using the Harmattan theme. this is how it looks: (On Xubuntu 14.04 LTS release with XFCE 4.12) For some reason the weather info won't show up. ashesh-pc1@A1315IN:~$ Conky: desktop window ...
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Installed the Arc Theme, it doesn't look right

I just installed the Arc Theme, however it doesn't look right. As you can see here, mine looks completely different and looks like it's missing textures and other things: Whereas the normal theme ...
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My window control buttons sometimes disappear after suspend

My close / maximize / minimize buttons sometimes disappears, as well as my top menu after my system comes back from sleep. It goes is transparent and not black (ambience theme). How can I fix this? ...
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How do I get rid of the Ubuntu scrollbars and theming in Firefox 46.0?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just upgraded the firefox package (released today) from 45.0.2 to 46.0. The release has brought an unwelcome change; the ugly Ubuntu scrollbars, and even uglier ...
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How can I remove the shadow at the top of the unity launcher?

I'm using a theme (based on Ambiance Grey) where the slight shadowing that is present at the very top of the Unity launcher is visually disturbing (see image below), and would like to remove it. ...
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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 to change tooltip background color in Unity?

In a lot of applications the tooltips are just plain ugly (White text on black background, way too much contrast) or even unreadable (black or dark blue text (Hyperlinks) on black background). I want ...
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Window image stays for forever in the workspace after closing it

The problem I've installed the latest Kubuntu 16.04, installed the latest release of Kubuntu, making a fresh install. Now, whenever a "secondary" window is closed, the image will stay forever. What ...
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How can I set background and foreground terminal colors from CLI in Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I used to use this answer to set my terminal colors to black on white from the command line as follows. gconftool-2 --set "/apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/use_theme_colors" --type bool false ...
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How to integrate Qt software like FocusWriter, Telegram, Toggl Desktop or RStudio?

What is required to integrate Qt applications such as FocusWriter, RStudio, Toggl Desktop or Telegram Desktop into the design of Ubuntu? By default, these applications look as follows on Ubuntu ...
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How can I install and uninstall themes in Ubuntu 14.04 .?

Can anybody please tell me that how can I change my theme in Ubuntu 14.04. I know how to install but I don't now how to un-install.
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Ubuntu 15.10 / 16.04 theme doesn't change

So I've tried to change my Ubuntu 15.10 to a different Theme or icon theme. Both didn't work or only worked partially. Most of the tries it only changed the topbar (sometimes with icon missing ...
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Can't change themes

I use Unity Tweak Tool to manage the settings on my laptop but just recently I boot up to find that the theme can't be changed anymore. Even the system settings options don't work anymore for me. ...
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How to get an uniform look for Qt and GTK applications in xenial

Since I upgraded to xenial all the applications but the ones using Qt4 look uniform. For some reason the Qt4 applications like SpeedCrunch or Okular use the Plastique theme by default. The Plastique ...
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change the Ubuntu MATE lock screen theme

I would like to change the theme of my Ubuntu MATE lock screen (by lock screen I mean when you lock the account and then move the mouse to shut off the screen saver there is a window that comes up to ...
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Are window themes on a Gnome, Unity, and XFCE desktop environment interchangeable?

In other words, if I created a window theme for XFCE, would that at the same time be usable by a Unity Desktop Environment?
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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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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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gtk theme transparency not working in Gnome 3.18.4

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC. It had Unity 7 desktop environment. I had installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package, then switched to gdm from lightdm. After gnome desktop had installed, I logged ...
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How to customize a new colour theme?

In gnome-shell, I have changed the theme to Numix. But, in Transmission, the progress bar is now invisible: I would like to change some colours in the theme configuration to be able to see that ...
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How to stylize terminal's container with “add new tab” and list of tabs items?

I'm talking about this container: What is the CSS id/class/tag for it? I've tried to find it in gnome-terminal source, but I'm unfamiliar with C++.
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Paper theme on Ubuntu Unity

I can't install the paper theme on Ubuntu Unity. The strange thing is that it seems to work well when using root user but is not working as I would expect in a simple user.
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Set a specific theme for root launched applications

I would like the the applications I launch as root to look differently from the application launched as a normal user. This can be done by using a theme that does not come from usr/share/themes but I ...
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Yakuake skin removes settings menu

I recently installed yakuake, and tried different themes/skins (whatever the correct denomination). I choose one, but failed to notice that it removed the "button" to access the menu, so I can no ...
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badwolf color scheme does not work on ubuntu 14.04

I want to use color scheme badwolf for my vim so I downloaded it from here https://github.com/sjl/badwolf and copied colors/badwolf.vim to my ~/.vim/colors directory. But it does not work. It does not ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Appearance in All Settings Crashes and can not change themes

I'm having trouble changing the themes in Xubuntu 14.04. When I click "Appearance" in "All Settings" It freezes and I can't scroll or choose/change the theme and it takes me back to "All Settings". ...
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sudo apt-get update no connection to archive.ubuntu.com

When I run sudo apt-get update I get the following error: 0% [Connecting to archive.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1360:8c01::18)] [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com (2... No matter what I do I cannot ...
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Ubuntu custom theme doesn't work on boot

My ubuntu custom theme doesn't want to load until i restart the lightdm service. That's the only solution that has worked so far. If i don't restart the service, i get the default system theme. How ...
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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 to change what images dash use in a GTK Theme?

I am tweaking a GTK Theme and got a problem. When "Dash" is opened, but unfocused(this means, that the mouse is not over Dash) uses the same image as an icon as when it's hovered over that particular ...
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How to add custom color scheme to gedit-3.14.0

I change the xml file in the /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/styles/ but it didn't work, and when I want to add my own scheme through the Preference --> Font&Color and it replied that "The ...
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Can't find installed theme in unity tweak tool 14.04

I downloaded gtk3 theme from http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Graymoon?content=175659 and extracted theme to /usr/share/themes, but unity tweak tool doesn't show it in theme list. Restart of PC ...
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Where can I find more Unity themes?

This might already be answered, but I can't find it. I am getting a bit bored of the traditional purple feel of unity and I would like something new. Where can I find more Unity themes? I have ...
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What is the name of this widgets?

I am tweaking a theme to my taste and I changed the accent color from orange to #9E9EB3. The problem is that one kind of widget now have mixed color of orange & #9E9EB3. Can some one tell me ...
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Apps running with wine looking ugly

I've installed notepad++ with wine. If I run this application it looks like Win95. So now twenty years have past and I would appreciate a look that is a tiny bit more state of the art. I found this ...