I have a question related to themes in Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to apply a few themes such as Adwaita or Zukitwo, the window controls are not accurately themed and look out of place. I have added a couple of screenshots, one is with Adwaita and the other with Zukitwo.



I observe this behavior only with Unity, the themes work fine with other desktop environments such as Gnome shell and cinnamon. I have tried resetting gnome and Unity settings, but that doesn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • I actually was having the same problem myself. Restarting unity will not change anything. There are plenty of themes available which will work in Ubuntu 14.04 however. The Moka project themes are exceptionally well designed . I also have found the Nitrux icons to work quite well in Ubuntu 14.04. – konakid May 15 '14 at 23:13

In Ubuntu 14.04, Unity uses CSS themed window decorations and some themes like Adwaita (well, actually most themes) don't support it yet.

One of the popular themes that support CSS window decorations is Numix.

  • Thanks, I follow webupd8 and had read the article. I wanted to confirm whether it really is related to CSS theming, or was it just because of some corruption. By the way, I do use Numix (and Moka for that matter) occasionally. – Swarnendu Biswas May 15 '14 at 22:47
  • I guess these issues arise since these themes (e.g., zukitwo) stick to gnome releases and compatibility, and do not backport to Ubuntu changes. For those interested: installing the latest release of zukitwo will solve the window controls issue, but there will/could be other theming problems. – Swarnendu Biswas May 21 '14 at 21:06
  • Is there any way to use Adwaita in Unity in 14.04 ? – Anwar Apr 18 '15 at 15:38

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