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

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Unable to read text when using a dark theme

Anytime I install a dark theme I am unable to read the text in the software center as well as many other applications because the text is white and the software center background is also white. Does ...
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Backgrounds in menus Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having this little problem in all themes I install - the background color of all the window menu items is light-gray instead of the dark I expected. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and using ...
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title bar display glitch with ambiance and radiance window theme on background window

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and default Ambiance window theme. There is a display glitch on title bar of background windows. It can be seen on the screenshot below. The bug also occurs with ...
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[Kubuntu 14.04][Eclipse] ADT crashes at button OK from Project properties

Since i upgraded to kubuntu 14.04, my Eclipse crashes at different situations. Mostly i can "simulate" it when going to project properties and press ok. Then it always crashes. My system: ...
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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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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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Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago. I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed too (I was still using Unity nonetheless). One of the good things about that was the lock screen ...
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Unity theme corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have got a bug with my Ubuntu ambiance theme as seen on the picture. It caused many menus,buttons with gray color squares. How can I restore it.
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How to access unity theme details programmatically?

What is the best approach to find about the details of theme which is currently in use in Unity DE? example : icons, colors ... I don't know much about the Unity configurations and I assume that there ...
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to round the bottom corners of windows?

I was just wondering if it was possible to make the bottom corners of windows in Ubuntu 12.10 rounded, like a mac has. I did find this in the theme .xml file, but when I change it to true it doesn't ...
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How can I theme the Pidgin conversation window?

I have been looking for a way to theme the Pidgin conversation window to match my Ubuntu (12.10) theme. I have tracked it down to the gtkrc-2.0 (gtkrc-3.0?) file and now know that if a customized ...
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cinnamon desktop broken after theme install

I'm new to cinnamon. I installed a theme then uninstalled it from command line. But I have classic old looking gnome desktop, although I checked that I have cinnamon and reinstalled it just in case. ...
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Firefox ignore GTK theme for localhost stuff

I know this is pretty much a duplicate of How can one make firefox ignore my GTK theme entirely?, but the answers on that one are no permanent solution. It works by launching firefox from the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 transparent menubar

Is it possible set transparent color to the part of the window displayed on the image below?
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Display in applications on ubuntu 12.10 is broken - maybe theme problem

I have a problem which looks like this: If you take a look at buttons "Apply", "Reset", "Close" or any other buttons or drop-downs, you will see there is no style on them. It is a fresh install ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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How to change bgcolor of active tab in chrome/chromium?

This question complements the question How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image? It seems changing the whole tab bar bgcolor is not difficult, but how about changing the bgcolor ...
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Which .css theme file changes the buttons on top of nautilus?

This is what I am talking about: I'm making a theme and I don't know what I should be looking for, but I think it is somewhere in the gtk.css file.
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how to approach legibility problem of light text in dark GTK theme

I'm working on a dark GTK theme for Ubuntu. This largely is going well, but I am not sure how to deal with certain scenarios such as instances of programs with a light colour scheme. A representative ...
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Theme Specific Applications only (In Special Banshee)

There. I have made a custom version of the Ambience Theme, that is in a light green color. Now, I want to darken up the banshee player a bit, that it doesn't blind me at night. I found a file called ...
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Problems with BURG on Ubuntu 14.04

i have installed Buc, Burg Manager and Burg works fine. When i reboot my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04 & Win 7), i get the Burg default display (nearly the same like grub). If i install and change a theme ...
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Cursor themes only work for some applications

Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755. Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, ...
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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 to create a theme with a picture panel svg or png for GNOME Flashback (Compiz), Unity, Gnome Classic?

How to create a theme with a picture panel svg or png for GNOME Flashback (Compiz) and GNOME Flashback (Metacity) and Unity in Ubuntu 14.04. How to create a theme with a picture panel (svg or png) ...
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How to change pgadmin3 theme

Currently I'm using Ambiance-Dark theme, pgadmin look very bad when using this theme (and maybe other dark theme). How to change pgadmin3 theme?
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Terminal blank when opening

Hello Ubuntucommunity! So I just recently formatted my Laptop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and started playing around with it a bit. Since it's my second PC that I can use, I thought I could ...
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Why aren't menus integrated in bar when running as super user?

When I open any window as root, menus aren't integrated in the menu bar or in the window's title bar. Why does this happen? Can I prevent this behavior?
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activate click through mode on conky

Is it possible to use Conky theme as click through on desktop ?. i can use Conky as transparent. but i can't directly access files on desktop because can't click through it. Any idea ?. thanks.
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 a day later sound is disabled

Screenshot at bottom. Hi, so I upgraded my Dell xps13 to 14.0f4 and everything went smoothly. Today when I was just checking out the new os my sound disappeared? The menu bar say volume is muted, ...
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A theme that has window colors like “dash transparent blur” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been looking around for it , it's beautiful in my opinion , i haven't been able to find anything. Does something like it exist ? Thanks in advance.
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How to widen “Window List Item” boxes in (Cinnamon) Gnome Desktop to fit?

I was able to increase the size of GNOME panels that hold the Window List Item boxes by modifying the "width" property of the ".window-list-item-box" CSS class of cinnamon.css (in the Cinnamon ...
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GTk Theme Class of Component

I experienced a strange UI after installing Numix-Daily theme and I want to fix this. The color should not very dark (It should be grey). My Question : What is the best way knowing what that (type ...
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Change background and foreground color of special windows

I'm customizing my Xubuntu theme. With GNOME Color Chooser I can change most of the default option regarding the colours of windows background. But seems that for some special widows like Volume ...
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How can I change “Show Desktop” icon following icons theme?

I've installed Numix-Circle icons themes and inside there is a "show-desktop.svg" icon, but the icon loaded remains "user-desktop.svg" from the Numix theme. Where the Show Desktop icons is located? ...
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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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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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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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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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The top panel bar in unity will not change the icon theme

I had to reinstall unity and now for some reason the icon theme is stuck for only the icons in the top menu bar panel. Is there a cache that might have got corrupt? Maybe there is a place to manually ...
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How to change the selected item color in Ubuntu 13.10?

How do I change the default orange to something else? Upon the update, the dconf setting has ceased to work. I can change certain apps (gtk-2) using GNOME Color Chooser, but other apps like Libre ...
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How can I change Unity Greeter sound theme?

I can't say I'm a fan of Canonical's taste in sounds and wallpapers... (but I am a fan of clean methods for tweaking - as opposed to overwriting the original files) Thankfully, as of 13.04, custom ...
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Move Metacity Window Buttons in an Upward (Negative) Direction

In my metacity window theme for Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to customise the close, minimize, and maximize buttons. I have the .png images in the folder already put on the window, but cannot move them ...
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12.04/GNOME3.4.2 WIndows/panels showing gray not white

I'm super new to Linux (I got this machine 2 weeks ago) so excuse me if I ask silly questions. I'm not sure what might have triggered this, but lately I've been seeing grey backgrounds instead of ...
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Deleted the folder /usr/share/icons/ and now all icons are 'white' for anything, how to change it to “gray”?

I deleted my folder /usr/share/icons/ and now every icon is a white icon no matter what it is. I kind of like it this way, but I want to modify this white icon so it's gray. Can this be done, and ...
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White text on white background

Here is an example: This does not happen in all windows, only in some (it also happens in Ubuntu Tweak, and for the text in the tabs of Terminal). I installed the MediterraneanNight theme when ...