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

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Strange drop shadows around UI elements in Ubuntu 18.04

So recently I've been theming up my Ubuntu install. I started with Arc, and it works well, however after a reboot, the Volume/Brightness popups have strange shadow markings around them. And it goes ...
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Highlight TODO and other keywords in the Text Editor (gedit) isn't working

I'm using the Text Editor (gedit) for couple months. I have downloaded the inkpot theme because it seems good. https://gist.github.com/carmelom/14e74271d4c03f3028f0e050be0e7f0a The problem is, it's ...
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Gnome Tweaks Tool doesn't recognise a theme

I was trying to install a theme (this one). I extracted the theme folder and (by tiping in the terminal sudo nautilus) i moved it on the folder usr>share>themes. Then, everytime that i opne the ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 and Conky/ Conky Manager widgets doesn't show up! Please, help

after testing different Linux distros, I fit my self with Ubuntu for the major compatibility softwares with my machine. Now, one of the problem that I'm facing it's with Conky and Conky Manager, where ...
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Unity not working after upgrade to 21.04

I'm using Ubuntu since 15 years but I'm not that good with technical part. I moved from 20.10 to 21.04. All themes work OK but when choosing Unity theme, I got no top bar, no left bar, no background. ...
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Is it possible to use different color for a minimized window taskbar button? Any theme that does?

I use Fbpanel as my panel. It uses GTK2 for theming. I would like to know which windows are minimized by a quick glance at the taskbar. Below, GIMP's icon background is green because GIMP has focus, ...
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How to create custom interface? (Theme)

I want to create my own Ubuntu 20.04 Theme but I don't know how to start. There is a lot of tutorials on how to install them but I just want to create my own. I am not advanced if it comes to ...
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Plata theme, dull colours to white

is there any method to change the dull colours in Plata theme to white or a brighter shade ? Some parts of the Shell theme also have similar dull colours. If there any way to change these colours, ...
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How to add secondary icon pack incase primary icon pack doesn't have icons?

As the question says, I like one icon pack but it doesn't have icons for some actions so it doesn't work properly in some applications. The following image shows the toolbar of GParted. And as you can ...
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Switch between Custom theme variants (Light, Standard, Dark) using System Settings

Is there a way to set which theme is applied by the Settings app, on the Appearance tab, in Ubuntu 21.04? (Please note, I am not asking about changing themes using Gnome Tweaks or gsettings). I have ...
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Day Name Not Showing in Calendar

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and after configuring everything on GNOME Shell and extensions, I noticed that the name of the current day is not displayed above the date in the calendar section as ...
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Can't find any custom themes with Gnome Tweak tool

enter image description hereI have installed the gnome tweak tool in order to customize my Gnome. I have downloaded some themes and extracted the files from the tar.xz to ~/.themes and I also tried ...
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VLC Media Player not respecting GNOME theme settings [duplicate]

Edit: Solved it following these instructions. I used to run Ubuntu MATE with the Dracula GTK theme, basically turned my entire OS into a dark theme environment. VLC Media Player respected the theme ...
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How does Nautilus read configuration for font?

When I use the default Gnome DE I can easily change the font of the interface and the changes are reflected in the Nautilus. However, when I use bspwm the Nautilus is using different font. It is a bit ...
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Plymouth Docs for Creating Themes

I am trying to customize my bootsplash screen, using Plymouth themes. However, I cannot find any documentation for creating themes. Where can I find such documentation?
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How to deal with GNOME extensions and themes when upgrading Ubuntu?

I am thinking to upgrade from Ubuntu Focal Fossa to Groovy Gorilla, and I see that GNOME will change from 3.36 to 3.38. I know that the themes and extensions I have are for GNOME 3.36. I am worried ...
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Customizing theme - where is the purple background set?

I've customized my GDM theme and Gnome Shell theme in Ubuntu 20.04 (using Yaru as the base). To do this I have modified both /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource and the files in /usr/...
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Graphical problem with top bar and windows

I have these black spots on the top bar. I don't know what causes this problem and how to fix it. Also when I open programs they have blank spots.
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Possible to set a dark theme in Chrome on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to set a dark theme in chrome on Ubuntu? I don't mean a regular theme downloaded from the extension store, but a system theme, a full theme. One that is automatically recognized in ...
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How to make Rhythmbox dark?

I am new here and I would like to know if there is any way to make the Rhythmbox music player dark. Thank you for your support guys.
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Configuring the GRUB cryptodisk unlock screen

I run GRUB with LUKS. So I have GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK=y and my /etc/crypttab all set-up. When I start up it shows me a message like "Enter password to unlock [crypto disk name]:", at which ...
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Any up to date documentation for theming Dockbarx?

The only piece I could find (github) omits some features the themes that come with Dockbarx have. I think I managed to cargocult the <sets> tag successfully but the <popup_style> part and ...
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Gnome-flashback and 4k display

I am using gnome-flashback with 4k display and 200% scaling. It works fine but some of the icons are too small (e. g. in window button list and one of the notification panels), and also there is too ...
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Panel Clock Normal font-weight

I have a theme which makes the top bar fonts bold. However, I don't want the clock to be bold. How would I edit my gnome-shell.css file to make the clock's font-weight to be normal? Here is my ...
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In Material themes blurry text while renaming files

I use Ubuntu 20.04.2 Mate Desktop. I noticed recently that Caja file manager shows blurry and intermingled characters while renaming file or folders in some themes. I currently have Materia-Dark-...
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How to make icon appear in desktop entry?

Tldr; the icon I've added in the .icons folder of my home doesn't appear in my desktop entry, but if I choose another icon already present in the folder, it shows. Why? And how can I make my icon show?...
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18.04 LTS Colors help: want to keep desktop scheme without making interfaces unusable

Example below from Gimp, but it's not the only one. I like the overall color scheme I'm using in KDE, but several applications are almost unusable, whether it's black text in a black textbox or light ...
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Pressed and non-pressed thunderbird buttons indistinguishable in dark theme

I prefer dark themes for my applications. Unfortunately, in Thunderbird, when I select a dark GTK3 theme in the system settings, the "quick filter" buttons that are pressed are not ...
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How do i make or customize the title bars size small in Ubuntu themes?

As you can see the title bar of the terminal is quite wide and takes a lot of space. I like the way Mac's terminal or its window's title bars are narrow. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 and using "whiteSur-...
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Make Ubuntu 20.04 Look like Mac OS Catalina

How can I make my Ubuntu 20.04 machine look exactly like Mac OS Catalina?
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How could I add Gimp 2.8's UI theme to Gimp 2.10?

I'm using the deb-installed variant of Gimp 2.10.18 on stock Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome 3 desktop. Gimp 2.10 offers majorly revamped themes (There are now Dark, Grey, Light, and System). I struggle to ...
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Cursor color and contrast conflict

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 and was changing the appearances in config. I turned on the contrast mode in acessibility to see how it was and turned it off afterwards, but my mouse cursor became ...
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Can I have more than 1 gtk theme in the Unity desktop?

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04. I am a long-time Ubuntu user, but not really computer fit. I am used to using the unity-tweak-tool in combination with compiz to make things look nice, and I am addicted ...
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Automating Plymouth Theme Instalation

So I was trying to automate the installation process for changing the Plymouth theme, but I can seem to fully automate this process. I need help! This is the code I used. #!/bin/bash password='...
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No show application icon after changing it

I have changed icon of "show applications" by moving svg file to /home/{me}/.icons/{theme}/symbolic/actions/ and naming it view-app-grid-symbolic.svg. After moving svg to icons folder it ...
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How can I customise Chrome title bar buttons (minimise, close, maximise) to use the shell's buttons with a custom Chrome theme?

I know there is a setting in Appearence > Use system title bar and borders, but I don't want the border, only the buttons. Instead of this I want to see this inxi -SG System: Host: ubuntu ...
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Gnome file managed theme on i3wm

Im using ubuntu 20.04 with i3 as wm. I used following command to change theme on gnome file manager (WM_CLASS(STRING) = "org.gnome.Nautilus", "Org.gnome.Nautilus") gsettings set ...
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How to make snap apps use my gtk theme?

Snap now has GTK theming support - wonderful! So I just installed a snap app but when I opened it - it was using the Adwaita theme instead of my default Ubuntu 20.04 Yaru theme. I looked around and ...
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GIF as boot animation in 20.04

Is it possible to use a GIF with 287 frames, 20ms apart and Combine - be used as Boot animation in 20.04 ?
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I am new to GTK3 CSS. Is there a way to have different headerbar textures for specific applications?

I am attempting to modify a theme named "Poppy OS X" to recreate Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I am trying to get custom textures on the headerbar of certain windows (Leather textures on Notes, ...
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Code::Blocks color theme linked to system theme

I use Ubuntu 20.04 with built in dark theme. I am just beginning to learn to code and will be using Code::Blocks for practicing C++. My problem is I genuinely hate how Code::Blocks looks with the ...
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Seperate theme on certain apps

DISCLAIMER: This is Ubuntu 20.04, even though it looks like Mac OS Catalina. The Problem I would like to set a different theme for a certain app. Chrome apps, specifically. I have been informed ...
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Setting Dark theme on Application Menu bar

In the application menu is there a way of setting the menu bar to dark mode without enabling Global dark mode in Ubuntu 20.04 EDIT: Desktop version GNOME Shell 3.36.4
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Custom cursor theme is ignored inside Spotify application installed hrough flatpak

I have a custom cursor theme. I also have the Spotify application installed through flatpak. When the cursor is inside the Spotify windows, my custom cursor theme is ignored. Instead, a normal black ...
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Any Crux-like window manger for Ubuntu 20.04 and XFCE?

I've been using Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE) for many years, using the 18.04 LTS release almost since it was released. My preferred GUI configuration is to set the Appearance to Crux (from the gtk2-...
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No change possible on LightDM GTK+ for Lubuntu 18.04

I am installing Lubuntu on old desktop PCs, a mix of 64 and 32 bits architectures. I installed Lubuntu 20.04 on the 64 bits PCs and like the UI, and would like the same on 32 bits where only 18.04 can ...
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Detecting Dark Mode on web apps

Is there a way to make web apps like YouTube detect system dark mode automatically on Ubuntu 20.04? Edit: Some web apps can fallow system theme on windows. If you have dark mode enabled then these ...
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How to change the default gnome text highlight color?

I'm more used to the blue highlighting when you select text and the general highlighting when opening a gnome window. In the standard and dark themes of Focal Fossa, the default highlighting is orange....
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Save OEM Theme Before Shipping

How can I save a theme before shipping to end-user from OEM installation?
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Ubuntu 20.04 File, list view, icon size too big

Using Ubuntu 20.04.2, Gnome 3.36.8, GTK Theme: Cameo-Alu-Dark-Traditional Icon pack: Flattery In the File application, the icons looks too big. As a result, there are fewer items displayed in the ...

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