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

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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 t …
asked Oct 8 '17 by Daniel Foré
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doing. You can find the stock elementary icons at this location on your disk: /usr/share/icons/elementary You can find the stock elementary stylesheet at this location: /usr/share/themes/elementary …
answered Oct 8 '17 by Daniel Foré
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Some apps, mostly media apps, use the dark stylesheet to manipulate contrast around the type of content they display. For example, a photo viewer might use the dark stylesheet to make a photo's colors …
answered Dec 28 '16 by Daniel Foré
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I guess the answer is probably that you should not use this theme. You may want to seek help from a VLC specific forum. Generally if a specific app is doing something odd, it's the fault of that app. …
answered Oct 6 '15 by Daniel Foré
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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?
asked Jul 19 '15 by Daniel Foré
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apps like Gimp. While I'm sure it's probably possibly to apply themes to Firefox to make it imitate Gtk+ 3, you should be aware that there will most likely be inherent inconsistencies from using a different toolkit. …
answered Jul 23 '15 by Daniel Foré
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You would have to modify the stylesheet to use the desired background-color for the view class. It's possible, but you'll probably create a bunch of issues trying to do this. Keep in mind also, that …
answered Jan 2 '17 by Daniel Foré
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Apps designed for elementary OS save their state and open and close instantly. In this way, there is functionally little difference between close and minimize. You can read more about the rationale on …
answered Feb 3 '16 by Daniel Foré
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TL;DR There is no canonical documentation for this. The hard truth is that there is no comprehensive documentation for creating 3rd party themes and the theme is not considered a "stable API". You … itself. That said... There's an old wiki page from GNOME about creating icon themes. The absolute minimum that you should provide with an icon set is outlined in the Free Desktop Icon Naming Specification elementary provides some documentation in the form of a style guide …
answered Sep 27 '15 by Daniel Foré
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Create a New Mimetype We have to teach the system about GuitarPro as something called a "mimetype". To do that, we need to create a mimetype package file that contains info about how to identify Guit …
answered Jan 16 '16 by Daniel Foré
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Metacity does not support the alpha (transparency) channel.
answered Jan 6 '16 by Daniel Foré
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The short answer is "No". It's technically possible to replace Gala with Compiz, probably, but you will break/lose notifications, the dynamic panel, wallpaper, many operations involving shortcuts, et …
answered Nov 17 '17 by Daniel Foré
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You can make the panel shorter by editing your system's stylesheet. If you haven't modified your system, the file you want to edit is /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css. You can adjust the … it. .composited-indicator is a Gtk.MenuItem so it inherits all the style properties defined in /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/gtk-widgets.css under the selector .menu .menuitem …
answered Aug 24 '15 by Daniel Foré
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Snaps are what is called a "sandboxed" or "confined" package format. This means the amount of access that these apps have to your system is very limited. One of those limitations is that Snaps don't h …
answered Oct 26 '17 by Daniel Foré
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In the article that you've linked, they recommend using the HTitle add-on. Afterwards, you also need to add the headerbar userstyle and set Hide titlebar: Always in HTitle's add-on preferences. There …
answered Dec 27 '15 by Daniel Foré

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