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Yes there is. There's a special UI theme called elementary-light-ui that you can use. The theme was created by one of the main elementary's developers (Cassidy James). To install it, just type in the following command: apm install elementary-light-ui After it, just press Ctrl+Shift+P, type change themes, press Enter and select elementary-light-ui as your ...


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elementary is the name used for the entire project (operating system and everything else related to it). elementary OS is just the name of the operating system, not the entire project. elementary's team prefers typing its name with a lowercase e for consistency. So, you should always type elementary instead of Elementary (even if it's in the beginning of ...


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The folks from Xubuntu are currently working on an elementary icon theme for LibreOffice in Github


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UX lead here :) Scrolling is generally considered something better solved in hardware these days. Whether it's a multi-touch trackpad, mouse, or direct touch input it's not really necessary to hunt down the scrollbar to scroll. In fact you'll notice that most (I haven't used Windows in a while so I'm hesitant saying all) modern operating systems have an ...


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Check out the developer section of elementary's website. They offer advice on many components you can use to build elementary-style applications. Specifically, they recommend GDA for managing databases, which has documentation available on Valadoc.


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No , it is not There must be lots of E things like eRadio , eSoft , eFM , eSettings and eLaptop . elementary want to have the elementary brand and not the E brand (if they did want to they would call their apps things like eDesktop (instead of pantheon) and ePhotos). It is not acceptable to use it as an achronim for elementary OS since it could mean ...


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This is not really possible without forking the application. Decorations are drawn by the toolkit now instead of by the window manager which means that they are actually part of the application and not something separate.


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Check out The Wizard Anti-Pattern by Stef Walter. It's part of the "See Also" in the Design Philosophy section of the HIG. The TL;DR is to avoid wizards at all cost. Get as much info automatically as you can, make solid opinionated design/engineering decisions for most other things, and only ask for things that are really essential to ask about.


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UX Lead here :) Generally, manual file management is something that's considered to be deprecated. Modern applications manage files very effectively. Oftentimes, attempting to manually manage files that are already being managed by an app can cause issues with that app. Take for example Music where deleting a song from inside the app will also remove it ...


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In what looks like a forward-looking change according to issue #5 on the stylesheet's GitHub repo, apps have to request the rounded corners via a class in elementary's GTK+ stylesheet. See pull request #20 for the relevant code. I'm not sure the apps have caught up with this change, though. There's probably a way for you to modify the stylesheet so that the ...


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At this time you can be happy when having a working video editor on elementary OS. Kdenlive from the 14.04 Repo is very outdated and has some problems. The newer builds from the ppa rely on newer dependencies and don't work on 14.04. It is also not very intuitive. https://kdenlive.org/download-ubuntu https://launchpad.net/~sunab/+archive/ubuntu/kdenlive-...


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Well, currently you cannot change these icons' size - they are adjusted automatically. However, if you're interested in this feature, you might consider to open a bug report on launchpad. The Multitasking View is part of Gala, the window manager used by elementary OS.


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The short version is this: elementary is based on Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on Debian. Debian was one of the first Linux distros. Each distro takes the foundation laid by the previous one and uses it to build something new. For the long version, see the history of Linux and the first ten years of Ubuntu. For more on how elementary OS came to be, see Wired'...


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elementary OS does not use Yelp. Part of the design philosophy is "minimal documentation". In a nutshell, if it needs documentation it's not a good design.


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Menu items in elementary OS do not normally have icons.


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A dedicated chat app was recently discussed as a prominent wishlist request, but there isn't any such app in full development beyond prototypes as of now. The chat project has an open bounty of $550 even though it was closed in May, which brings us to the feature request's closure: I'm going to close this issue because the circumstances of the world have ...


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The issue was due to some settings that got messed up. I cleaned the ~/.config folder (after backing it up of course), and then rebooted. The problem went away. I am still not sure which exact setting was responsible for it.


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To debug the DE itself (I assume you want to debug a wingpanel widget), you need to somehow focus them. The easiest way I use is opening Slingshot (or any other wingpanel indicator), hovering your mouse over it and pressing Ctrl+Shift+I. The best position to hover your mouse over to inspect the slingshot widget is this little triangle (don't know the proper ...


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Legal Yes, you can re-use the styles found here. MIT grants you usage rights for pretty much everything. What you cannot do is use the "elementary" name or logomark in such a way as to suggest endorsement. Ethical Whether or not it is in the "spirit" of elementary to share this work depends on what you are doing with it. Providing a template for use by ...


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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 will experience breakage in your theme because we design our software to be used with our artwork. The required names for icons in elementary OS is only really ...


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