Questions tagged [themes]

about changing the appearance of elementary OS and its applications. For questions about functionality, use application-specific tags.

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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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How to move folder in /usr/share/themes

I want to put a folder on /usr/share/themes but it says permission denied. How can i paste a folder on this location?
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Light background for Files with dark theme

I want to have a dark theme like the one enabled with gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme=1 in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini but I want Files to still have a light background. Is this possible? Many ...
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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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Wingpanel going transparent on its own

I prefer wingpanel not being transparent, and have set org.pantheon.desktop.wingpanel.use-transparency to false. Several times recently, and just after running updates today, my wingpanel became ...
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mouse cursor reset to a weird old cursor

i changed my cursor to breeze a while ago and now i wanted to change to another cursor theme again but i couldnt make it.instead my cursor changed to an old weird theme.now i cant go back to breeze ...
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How to set dark theme for Android Studio?

Generally I like the standard elementary theme a lot. But for my development environments I prefer dark ones. I can start Scratch in dark theme by adding env GTK_THEME=elementary:dark to Exec command ...
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Window title bar buttons style [duplicate]

I've read a lot about Elementary OS. It seems like a potential alternative to Ubuntu and many other Linux desktop distros. It looks beautiful and works smoothly, many say so. After having checked a ...
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elementaryOS Loki - Plank themes

I've used Freya before and i can install additional plank themes for example from this site: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2015/09/13-plank-themes-elementary-os-freya/ . I tried install that and ...
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Change font colour on dark variant of Elementary theme

I am looking for a dark theme for Elementary OS Loki. I couldn't find anything better than the default theme with dark variant, but it has one problem: when I switch to categorized app view in menu, ...
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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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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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Restore original elementary OS theme

I installed some few themes, then wanted to restore the default theme. But when I restored from the tweak tool, I found that it gets broken or something and the status bar gets ugly transparent (photo ...
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Text color bug after installing OS X Theme

I have installed macOS Sierra Theme by B00merang. There is a text colour bug when I right click in the file manager for more options of a file or a folder the texts appear white instead of black. I ...
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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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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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How do I make customizations to elementary OS Loki?

I guess the elementary-tweaks project is shut down and won't be getting any updates. Is there any alternative to make customizations on various fronts to the brand new elementary OS Loki?
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Loki - How do I install just Places folder of Icon Theme?

I downloaded the repo Super Flat Remix and I'd like to take just one aspect of it -- the 'places' subfolder, which changes the folder icons in the files app. Do any of you guys know of any way to do ...
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elementary tweaks missing in Loki [duplicate]

I upgraded to Loki release today, and the PPA for elementary tweaks is not found. I installed it on Loki Beta 2, so I assume that it isn't configured on the server side for release. The PPA I'm trying ...
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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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Is it possible to change the window border color of terminal in freya?

I just want to make the vim a.txt to black and the background color of the title bar and the tab bar to silver.
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Numix-icon size problem in the top-bar [duplicate]

I have installed numix-icon-theme but it seems broken and weird. As you can see in the image, the topbar icons are way huge compare to normal. How do i fix this? Another help i'm asking for y'all is ...
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GTK 3.16 or up for elementary OS Freya

I'm trying to install the paper theme for my elementary OS freya but it says that it needs gtk 3.16, i only have 3.14. How do i upgrade the gtk? By the way, i've already tried to install it but it ...
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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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Bay Trail pad and buggy Elementary OS installation

installed yesterday elementary OS to my tablet. Theme is buggy, some buttons and text is missing. I can't change display settings, pressing that button do nothing. Windows does not fit on screen, so 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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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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Troubleshoot broken theme issues [duplicate]

Occasionally, the default gtk theme gets broken; I can see it in some apps (e.g. Firefox) which seem to revert to the old and ugly gnome theme. But more evidently than that, I'm not able to ...
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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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GUI environment ruined from attempting Hardware-assisted Virtualization

I followed the instructions from Intel to to speed up the Android emulator on my laptop. When I got to the part "After the installation, you need to relogin so that your user account becomes an ...
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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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VirtualBox changed how elementary OS looks [closed]

I installed VirtualBox on my PC a few days ago just to tinker around with it and now the whole operating system has changed how it looks. The dock looks different, some of the icons are missing, the ...
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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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Elementary transparent theme not working properly [duplicate]

I installed the elementary-transparent-theme and used the tweak tools to change the GTK+ and metacity themes to transparent. The transparent theme works fine in GTK+ windows, but in metacity windows (...
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for not only Firefox but all applications?

For example: DeaDBeeF music player From this: To this:(edited by GIMP)
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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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How can I change the default applications menu theme- Freya? [closed]

I want to change the classic view of applications menu with nice looking one. Here is the default screenshot. I want to replace this with new one.
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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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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 OS Freya [closed]

Why after i installed elementary-tweaks, Synaptic Package Manager and Gdebi Package Installer my Log-in theme being changed look like Old ubuntu Log-in theme? then there are 2 calculators on my ...
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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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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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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 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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Is there a metacity theme more like elementary's gtk+3 theme for better app integration?

Is there a metacity theme more like elementary's gtk+3 theme for better app integration? I find that the header bar of non-gtk+3/native apps is rather flat. Semantically, it makes these apps look ...
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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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elementary OS theme is broken right after install (using an existing home dir)

I just installed elementary and the theme is totally broken! Check out the screenshot. I have a home directory that has been used in a number of past OS installs including old versions of elementary, ...
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Problem with VLC minimal X theme on freya OS

i have installed VLC and I want to use this theme : VLC - MinimalX by Maverick07x on DeviantArt When I choose the theme from preferences its ok and the theme changes but the problem is when I want ...
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Is there documentation on Icon Design for Gtk+ and elementary OS?

I'd like to design an icon set for elementary, but I'm not sure how to make them compatible with Gtk+, or what specifications are required. I'm a designer and have a lot of experience with Illustrator ...
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Problem with Transparency in menu

When i have the Chrome not full on my monitor the Transparency in the bar where i see the "Aplications", the hours, and the icons is transparent but when I expand the chrome for see totally in my ...