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

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Desktop forgets theme?

I am running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (on a Windows 7 host). Several times now, the top-level menu bar, the task bar — and seemingly every system dialog — have forgotten the out-of-the-box "Ambiance" ...
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How do I change to a theme not listed in the Appearance screen?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now, what do I do to use this theme? Do I have to save it in /usr/share/themes?
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How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I've downloaded some nice themes, icon packages, and pointers from sites like gnome-look. Now what do I do? Where else can I get these kinds of things?
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How do I make a Theme from scratch for Unity?

I'd like to make a theme from scratch for Unity. What knowledge and information/skills are needed? Are there any tools or templates out there for something like this already? I don't have any Python ...
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Is there an Ubuntu theme available to make it look like Windows 7?

I want to know is there any theme available make it Ubuntu look like Windows 7 ?
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How to change mouse cursor and theme?

How can I change X11 cursor and theme in the newest Ubuntu? I can't find it. Please help.
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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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How can I get some nice eye candy themes for Grub?

Grub is well Grub. How do I pimp it a bit with some nice themes?
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1answer
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Gdk Gtk warnings and errors from the command line

In the newest version of Ubuntu (11.10) when I run from the command line Gtk complains loudly (over several lines) each time a window is opened. The problem is clearly with the theme - if I change the ...
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Appearance does not change on switching the theme

If I select Radiance or Ambiance in the menu show in the following picture, my whole theme does not change. It only changes the title bar. How can I resolve this problem? Or how can I reset the theme ...
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How can I install GTK themes on Ubuntu?

How can I install themes in ubuntu 12.10 ? For example, how can I install the following themes on ubuntu: GrayDay Elegant+Eggplant
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Can I apply a different GTK3 theme from the main one to an individual application?

For example, can I keep Ambiance as main theme but assign elementary theme to elementary's app?
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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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8answers
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Where can I get themes and eye-candy for my desktop?

Apart from those themes in the repository and Gnome-look.org, are there other places to get themes for my Ubuntu Desktop? Also, are there any 3rd party repositories of themes and other eye-candy?
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1answer
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How to make KDE applications look native in GNOME?

Is there a way to make KDE applications (like digiKam) look native in GNOME?
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How can I change the login screen theme in GDM?

How can I change the Login screen theme? Is there a graphical way or no?
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Change default right click menu color from white to black?

In 12.04 Ambiance theme, the default right click menu color changed from black to white. From this bug-report, it appears this decision is by design But I love black only. How can I change it to ...
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1answer
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How do I install and select cursor themes?

I'm new to this amazing OS (Ubuntu 11.10) and I've been changing a lot of things and experimenting (it's fun you know). But I don't know how to install cursor themes. Can I install this? http://...
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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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5answers
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the current theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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How to change color/transparency of all desktop panels?

In KDE 4.7, after making some personalization I made a layout which I really like. But light panels color breaking the whole idea. It is too bright. Changing color scheme doesn't help. How could I ...
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Where are icons stored?

I want to change an icon of a specific theme. Where do themes save their icons?
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How can one make Firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?

I have a dark GTK theme installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 install and a persona installed for Firefox that I also like. The problem is that Firefox is using my dark GTK theme for items like buttons and ...
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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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How can I get a java apps to use the GTK+ theme?

Is there a way to get java apps to use my gtk theme?
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How do I merge two icon sets?

I want to merge the standard Ubuntu Mono icon set and the Faenza icon set. I would like to keep the standard Ubuntu icons in the panel (including icons for the likes of Dropbox, file transfers etc.) ...
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How can I make my Ubuntu 12.04 look like a Mac?

I want my Ubuntu to look like Mac OS X. Just icon and theme if possible! Is it possible? Is there any way to install slingshot launcher?
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How to install themes with GNOME tweak tool?

I have been using the default Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity for some time now and decided to start customizing it. I have already been able to make some changes with the gnome-tweak-tool. However, there ...
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How do I move the Window buttons from left to right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I move all the window controls to the right? How can I move the window buttons to the right?
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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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How do I change the icon theme in Ubuntu?

I want to change my icon theme to Faenza. I tried using MyUnity, but it didn't work so well. How can I change it?
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Dark GTK theme for Ubuntu 14.04

I am using the zonColor DarkNight theme on Ubuntu 13.10 and am quite pleased with it. I would like to have a similar theme for Ubuntu 14.04 but so far I could not find a single dark theme available. ...
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How can I change which icon an applet uses?

I just installed the clipboard manager Diodon. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install diodon By default, it uses a dark gtk-paste icon when I use ...
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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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Can I change the Firefox menu to look like the Firefox menu in Windows?

Why Firefox's main menu is different in Ubuntu (10.04) and windows 7 ? Is different main theme?. Can I change the Ubuntu Firefox menu to look like windows 7 menu?
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Is it possible to have different GTK+ theme in Unity and Gnome Shell?

I sometimes use two different Desktop Environments like Unity and Gnome Shell (comparing, testing, creating screenshots, etc.) but Unity looks bad using Adwaita theme, which is the same with Gnome ...
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How to change Live CD splash screen

I'm remastering the ubuntu CD, I've changed some files in the isolinux folder (access.pcx, blank.pcx, gfxboot.cfg) and I have been able to change the first screen (background color to green): But I ...
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How do I run a custom animated bootscreen?

I want to create a new splash theme for Ubuntu 11.10 using a volcano theme, so when it boots the volcano erupts with lava (same for shutdown). Now I have my image (png) but obviously it does not ...
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1answer
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Change terminal colour based on SSH session

Is it possible to automatically change the color of the terminal based on which server I am connected to through SSH? For instance, when I fire up the terminal it has the standard colors defined ...
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How to disable nautilus from handling the desktop? [duplicate]

As it is the only way to activate transparent themes in Gnome-shell: How to disable Nautilus from handling the desktop? Can I make it handle the desktop again? What will happen to the unity and ...
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How do I theme the Nautilus background image?

I want to change the background image in the Nautilus file browser. My idea is to put my own style in the background. I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and Nautilus is version 3. I know that I have to change ...
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What GTK+ 3 engines are available?

With the switch to GTK+ 3.x, most theme engines no longer work, and I personally only know of 3 (Adwaita, Unico, and Solidity). What engines are available for use with GTK+ 3.x?
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How to change the window theme in Gnome Shell

I use Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10. I can use Gnome Tweak Tool to change the GTK theme and icon theme, but I can't change my window theme. If I select anything other than the default theme "Adwaita", ...
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How do I get a matching theme when I run a program as root?

I use a Metacity theme in my Ubuntu installation. Unfortunately it isn't activated for programs with Gui that are started as root user and some other other certain programs like gufw (when i start ...
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A lot of `gtk-warnings` in terminal. Is this serious?

I had a lot of problems with my system and had to reinstall it. One of them was these very messages. After reinstalling the system and using the same icons, I get the warnings again and am wary of ...
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Setting up Conky on Ubuntu

I am surprised after seeing the features in the picture shown. After searching a little bit, I came to know that it is a conky theme. But now I also am not clear about it, and I don't know how to ...
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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 Oxygen::ComboBoxData::...
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Google Earth and Skype theme

I use Google Earth and Skype since version Jaunty, and so far emulation Qt theme for GNOME runs perfectly, but when I use the default theme Ambiance and Radiance in Maverick, both applications look ...
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How do I install burg themes?

I want to install some themes for burg, how do I do that ?
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How do I change the theme and window border color?

Is it possible to customise the colours for the desktop theme and window appearance in Pangolin 12.04 as it was possible in Narwhal? I only see four default choices in the display adjustment selection....