After years (hours) of looking for an answer, unable to find a working one, I'm going to ask you.

How do I change the color of this (or any other than gnome app) to match the dark theme? I find it highly annoying, and the solution that everybody suggests (gnome shell theme) simply won't work.

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I've enabled custom shell themes, but not a single shell theme that I would even consider using have changed the color of these windows.

This is what my tweak-tool looks like:

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Under window (or any other than shell theme), there's nothing else but adwaita and high contrast.

  • Is this answer of mine what you are looking for? – αғsнιη Mar 27 '15 at 14:57
  • it's still blury to get what you want to change? is it border color or the theme won't apply completely? and how and what is the source that you installing themes from? – JoKeR Mar 27 '15 at 14:58
  • Global dark theme doesn't seem to affect any other apps than gnome. For example, sublime text, filezilla etc, are white, instead of the global dark that should be used. – Christian Mar 27 '15 at 15:01
  • I use themes from noobslab website they always work smoothly if you need editing border colors or backgrounds to your specific requirements you gotta edit .css files like in KasiyA comment. That what I always do when I want some specific color. It requires just a little c++ skills though, just to understand what you're doing. – JoKeR Mar 27 '15 at 15:18
  • Download this zip(Numix Flatstudio Dark Theme): https://www.dropbox.com/s/hvq89fo7rojpr5h/Numix-flatsudio-dark.zip?dl=0 (I have made a few changes to this to match my shell theme)
  • Open terminal and type this:

    sudo chown [username] /usr/share/themes && sudo chown [username] /usr/share/icons

    replacing [username] with your username.

  • Unzip this downloaded zip into /usr/share/themes
  • Download this zip(Shell Theme): https://www.dropbox.com/s/d8ynaj6jnsktln4/Ozon.zip?dl=0
  • Unzip this downloaded zip into /usr/share/themes
  • Download this zip(Icon Pack): https://www.dropbox.com/s/850tkeijmraskfk/Ultra-Flat-Orange.zip?dl=0
  • Unzip this downloaded zip into /usr/share/icons
  • Open Tweak tool. Turn off the Global Dark Theme. There will be Numix-flatstudio-dark under the Window and the GTK+ dropdown. Select those. Under the Shell Theme dropdown, there will be Ozon-shell-master. Select this also. Select Ultra-Flat-Orange in the Icons dropdown menu.
  • Now you will have a global dark theme

Tweak Tool

File Manager Themed

  • Aww yiss, this is it. It's a bit too bright but I'm fluent with CSS as a front-end developer, so I'll adjust it a bit. Enjoy your rep! ;) – Christian Mar 30 '15 at 6:35
  • Thanks! Did you want the icons btw? @Christian – The5heepDev Mar 30 '15 at 8:47
  • I could take a look at them, but for some reason they won't appear in the menu. I don't have the time to do it right now though. Also, I changed your command a bit for it to work. (You forgot sudo on the && chown part) – Christian Mar 30 '15 at 9:38
  • Yea lol stupid mistake :P Icons will be in the Answer post – The5heepDev Mar 30 '15 at 9:40
  • @Christian Icons Done! See the post to find how to get them! – The5heepDev Mar 30 '15 at 9:56

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