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How can I change the default Terminal font?

No more to it, I can't seem to find any kind of Options or properties in the Terminal app. Is there a way to change the default font?
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How can I make LibreOffice look better?

For example, this is what LibreOffice Calc looks like right after installation: Very Windows 95 looking. Ho can I make it look more in line with the design of elementary OS?
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How can I get a "minimize" button?

I am a long time Windows user and I cannot for the life of me understand the rational behind not having a minimize button. What is the reasoning for this decision? Is there a way to get a minimize ...
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Is there a way to install custom folder icons?

I have several folders in my home folder that are just plain blue icons, which I feel are a little out of place. Is there an icon theme or tweak I can use to improve the look of my home folder a ...
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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI?

Transparency makes the text hard to read, and has zero benefit that I've ever been able to see. How do I turn it off? At least in Pantheon Terminal, ideally wherever it might occur.
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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

I have downloaded elementary-tweaks for Freya. I have also installed a few themes using PPA. What if I have a theme in a file and I want to include it in the gallery of the themes? How can I add it ...
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

It can be done in Fedora with the Gnome 3 theme: http://fedoramagazine.org/make-firefox-look-native-fedora/ It should be like this: but it looks like this:
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The auto transparent/solid topbar (wingpanel) in elementary OS Freya is awesome! But I'd like to keep it always transparent if the wallpaper allows it. Currently if the wallpaper allows topbar ...
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How can I add a color scheme to Scratch?

Scratch comes with several color schemes by default. I can choose between them in Preferences > Interface. How can I add my own custom color schemes?
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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

I'm not referring to Gnome Look, but an equivalent. Is there a similar site that only lists apps and themes for elementary OS?
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How can I change the icon of an application in the elementary OS

I am using elementary OS freya. How can I change icon of a specific application in elementary OS. Is it possible ?
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How to change the mouse cursor theme?

I would like to change the mouse cursor theme that is used, both in my session and in the login screen. For example Breeze instead of the standard one called "elementary" (similar to DMZ Black).
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Changing bootsplash

I've been attempting to change the bootsplash. I've followed the instructions I've found for ubuntu 14.04 thinking they would work since it's based on that distro. I created my own theme which I'll ...
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Is the dark theme officially supported?

Due to some UI issues with the normal theme (see this question) I switched to the dark theme by setting gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme=1 in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. In general this works ...
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Disable icon bounce in Plank

I am trying to figure out how to disable the launcher icon bounce in Plank. Please help.
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How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya

I was previously wondering how I go about replacing the text at the top left of the wingpanel from 'Applications' to the official Elementary OS logo. I found a solution to this question posted on ...
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I've changed my system stylesheet or icons and things broke, now what?

I am using a custom Gtk+ stylesheet or custom icons and I am now encountering problems such as: Transparent or illegible UI elements A missing image icon in the UI Panel icons that are enlarged or ...
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

I'm looking to see if I can reduce the height of the wingpanel in elementary OS Freya. I mean make the wingpanel smaller like normal wingpanel in elementary OS Luna.
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How can I replace a single App Icon

How can I replace a single Icon (In my case Inkscape and terminator) without interfering with my current Icon theme. Since I use the elementary+ Icon theme it has an orange Inkscape Icon and I don't ...
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How to solve Gtk-WARNING about “pixmap”

Whenever I start an application, for example, chrome, I am getting the following errors/warnings: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" [3218:3218:1126/180808:ERROR:...
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Elementary Tweaks - How can I Toggle "Prefer Dark Theme" via Terminal?

I just installed the elementary-tweaks package on Freya, and was wondering if there was a way to control the Prefer Dark Theme option programmatically with a script, or directly via the terminal. I am ...
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How can I make Chrome use the window button icons from the system style sheet?

How can I fix it ? Chrome button doesn't match the theme button
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How do I change the background color and font color of wingpanel XGTK theme? [duplicate]

I recently tried out this_theme. I tried changing the details in .panel in the apps.css of gtk-3 folder but to no avail
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How can I edit the wingpanel calendar applet?

I want to edit the wingpanel calendar applet to make it similar to Gnome calendar. I do not want to change the color, rather want to have some spaces between the days and make the current date ...
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Are all GTK 2.0 or GTK 3.0 themes compatible with all desktop environments?

There a lot of great themes for gnome and unity and mint, but I was wondering will they work fine if I install them on Elementary OS which on running on Pantheon session.
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How can I adjust individual icons in the Moka icon theme?

When adjusting the brightness or volume, the pop up on the top right has a white sun and audio icon, which makes it look invisible, as compared as the default, where the icons are black. Is there was ...
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List installed icon sets and themes

How can I see a list with the names of the different icon sets and themes I've installed in elementary OS? I can see them listed if I use elementary-tweaks, but that app is not maintained anymore and ...
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How to combine the icons of different icon sets into a new one? [duplicate]

I would like combine two icon sets into one new icon set. Meaning I want the wingpanel icons (sound,battery,wifi,etc) and the application toolbar icons (geary,scratch,etc) from the default elementary ...
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Screensaver installation

I have accidentally installed the mate-screensaver using the AppCenter. Which did mess up many visual elements (icons, window decorations, and such). I will probably end up reinstalling the OS as I ...
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Set transparency of the window for a specific application

Is there a way to set some transparency (it would be awesome activate this feature by shortcut-toggle) to a specific window (for example only on chromium-browser)?
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elementary OS 0.4 text is too light. Can I make it darker?

I am using elementary OS version 0.3.2 and it works just fine. I tried elementary OS version 0.4 and the text on everything is too light. Both of these have been used on a desktop computer. Is there a ...
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Why do I get differently styled menus in different applications?

I have been using elementary OS for a while and I have noticed there is slight difference in the styles of different Apps. For example the menu in Firefox is like this : Note: - I have configured ...
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Why does my elementary OS Freya show an Ubuntu logo?

I've only had Freya on my computer for 3 days. I'm guessing it's something to do with the Ubuntu updates which changed my logo. So far nothing more than this logo has changed, Grub still calls it ...
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How can I change the Notification font color and/or background color?

Elementary OS newbie here. I'm loving it so far! I've messed with the themes some what and I now have my notification background black and the text black. Makes it hard to see :(. I'm searching for ...
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

In the macOS the all the four window corners are rounded, like the image below: But in eOS, the windows corners are usually like this: Here only two of the four corners of the window are rounded. I ...
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How can I change the icon for a specific file type?

I have Guitar Pro installed on my system (no easy task, but that's another matter for another time), and have a ton of .gpx, .gp5, and .gp4 files that I use with the application. The file icons ...
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Alternative to Pixel Saver (remove title bar and place buttons in top bar)

I've moved from Fedora with gnome-shell 3.16. I'm seeking a plugin that works like Pixel Saver, which generally removes the title bar and places its buttons in the top bar.
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GTK theming in snap apps

I have installed libreoffice as a snap. In Ubuntu it uses th default gtk theme but in Elementary OS it doesn't. Is it possible to enable this or do i need to wait for the Elementary team to implement ...
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Can I contribute a wallpaper to elementary OS?

I am actually new to elementary OS and i wanted to contribute a wallpaper to elementary OS. I have the image and here is it, What to do next ? Actually i did just make the image and dropped it here....
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How to get elementaryOS Odin 6.0 FlatPak Apps to Use the system Dark Theme?

I installed elementary OS 6.0 Odin (final release 2021-08-10). I was finally able to get FlatPak apps to install. However, none use the elementary OS Dark Theme. I checked FlatPak and the elementary ...
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OSX Theme for elementary OS

I like to theme elementary OS loki but i can't find some icons, plank and wingpanel that is similar to OSX sierra. Where should i find it? elementary OS is beautiful by itself but i'd like to try ...
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Can you install Compiz on elementary OS

is there any way to enable wobbly windows effect on elementary OS 0.4 I tried to install compiz but after i install it i discovered that compiz is not compatible with pantheon
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Applications look ugly when using third-party "Arc OSX themes" [duplicate]

I'm using elementary OS Loki 0.4 with the Arc OSX themes for GTK+ but the UI in apps is very ugly, can someone help me?
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How to replace wingpanel's “Applications” text with a icon in Elementary OS 5.1 Hera

I was wondering how I go about replacing the text at the top left of the wingpanel from Applications to the official Elementary OS logo. Can anyone please help me there is a similar question posted ...
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Dark theme on Elementary Code instead of "Solarized Dark"

I would like to know if there is any possibility to change the configuration in Code App to set a Dark Theme instead of "Solarized Dark" or if there is any plugin to set a dark theme in Code App. ...
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Why are some apps dark and some apps light?

When default light variant is used I know that in Tweaks one can set to 'prefer dark variant'. But some applications (terminal, video player audience, the photo viewer pantheon-photos) are always ...
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How can I chose dark theme for a specific window from terminal?

For example I want to chose a dark theme for PhpStorm http://screenshot3.seobit.ru/roma.2015.09.03___08:30:1441258219.png (header of PhpStorm) phpstorm.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Name=PhpStorm Exec=/...
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Geary: mail - Broken Theme and icons

After I have installed Geary mail client from the Flathub repository, the icons are bad rendered, with vertical separators bethween. Any solution ? The version is 3.38 I think. Best regards.
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GTK Themes Doesn't Work Well on Loki [duplicate]

themes that I want to apply on my PC don't work as they should. I put the theme folder into the folder /home/firat/.themes/ that I created before. Then I use Tweak Tool software to apply it. But it ...
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Customize Numix theme: title bar header height

I have installed Numix theme following these instructions (https://itsfoss.com/install-numix-ubuntu/) I'd like to change the title bar height, making it slimmer. Is there any css I could edit to ...
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