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I've changed my system stylesheet or icons and things broke, now what?

In general, changing these important system assets is not recommended. App developers consider the existence of system icons and stylesheet classes to be a given. There is no way to ensure quality or ...
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How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya

According to elementaryosnewbie's answer on Reddit. Thought it'd be best to have this on the Elementary OS Stack Exchange. Big thanks to him for sharing it. If this has already been posted I apologies ...
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

For versions 5.0 above: gsettings set io.elementary.terminal.settings font 'FiraCode 10'
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Applications look ugly when using third-party "Arc OSX themes"

You have installed a theme which generally only applies to applications which use GTK+ 3, for example all default apps in elementary. There are other toolkits used by developers for Linux apps where ...
quassy's user avatar
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

Since Firefox Quantum, the extensions mentioned in the accepted answer has been discontinued. However, as noted by Mehmet Hanoğlu since Firefox 60+, the feature is supported out of the box. To enable ...
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Dark theme on Elementary Code instead of "Solarized Dark"

So, I managed to hack Code a bit in order to set a different theme. I like to have a consistent theme when using various editors, so I tried to make them look as close as possible. At the same time, I ...
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The key has been changed in Newer version of Wingpanel like version 2.0.1. Use this instead gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.wingpanel use-transparency true If you want to reset, use gsettings ...
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4 votes

elementary tweaks missing in Loki

It looks like there is a new version that's been updated for Loki at https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks. First remove the old PPA as it does not work anymore and could cause ...
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

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 ...
David Berg's user avatar
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GTK theming in snap apps

Snaps don't always work with the system stylesheet. An easy alternative is to use Flatpak apps from Flathub when apps exist in both places, because Flatpak has a mechanism to work with the elementary ...
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How to revert back to normal theme?

The script copied some setting changes into gtk config. So you just need to delete that file. sudo rm -rf ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini The dock theme however is overridden by the script, so you ...
Storm's user avatar
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Why are some apps dark and some apps light?

It was a design choice of the developers - light-coloured bar looks weird/distracting on generally dark apps like photo viewer or terminal.
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Set transparency of the window for a specific application

Adding a transparent theme: The first thing we need is to copy a GTK theme (i.e. elemantary default theme) and modify it to display transparent windows. This can be a tough task, editing and testing ...
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How do I change the background color and font color of wingpanel XGTK theme?

modify osd in gtk.css in Gtk3 folder
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I can't install the elementary-transparent-theme

You can't install/use the themes from this PPA because they are TOO OLD. (Just look at the upload dates!) They support only the older GTK+ versions of older elementary OS versions. elementary OS Loki ...
wefunkster's user avatar
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Screensaver installation

I'm not aware of a screensaver package that works well with elementary OS. Other popular screensaver options include XScreensaver and GNOME Screensaver, but I wasn't able to find much information ...
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3 votes
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Well-rated gtk themes that work on Loki

MacOS-Sierra: cd ~/.themes git clone https://github.com/B00merang-Project/macOS-Sierra.git Ant-Themes: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1099856/ OSX-Arc- deb here - requires sudo apt install ...
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Can I contribute a wallpaper to elementary OS?

Make a pull request on the relevant Github repo elementary/wallpapers. I see plenty of user contributed wallpapers there. To submit a wallpaper Make sure your wallpaper is openly-licensed ...
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How do I install themes and icon packs in elementary OS 5.1?

To change theme, icons and fonts in elementary OS you need a third party app called elementary tweaks. Open the terminal and copy/paste these commands; sudo apt install software-properties-common ...
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How to replace wingpanel's “Applications” text with a icon in Elementary OS 5.1 Hera

Solution which removes Applications name from the panel If you do not have vim, then install it with below command in terminal: sudo apt install vim Then type in terminal for example like below: (...
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

You can do many customizations using elementary-tweaks switchboard plugin. But the older repository is not maintained by the original author anymore. Fortunately it's been forked by some other devs ...
Anwar's user avatar
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2 votes
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Is the dark theme officially supported?

No, the dark theme is not officially supported. It can be installed manually, as you did, or through elementary-tweaks (which is doubly unsupported by the devs). I tested the dark theme for a few days,...
wolf's user avatar
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

For those who are looking for the current gsettings command, it's gsettings set io.elementary.desktop.wingpanel use-transparency true On my Hera it was already set to true however, so it didn't ...
unie's user avatar
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How to replace wingpanel's "Applications" text with a icon in Freya

Place the logo file on /usr/share/themes/yourtheme location. Now open the app.css file, remove the existing code and add this code: /********* * Panel * ********/ .panel { background-color: ...
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2 votes

Customize Numix theme: title bar header height

Try this tool: https://github.com/actionless/oomox#oomox sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt update sudo apt install oomox
winger's user avatar
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Applications look ugly when using third-party "Arc OSX themes"

Try installing gtk2-engines-pixbuf and moving the Ark-OSX folder to /usr/share/themes if it isn’t saved there yet, that fixed it for me.
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Why are some apps dark and some apps light?

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 ...
Daniel Foré's user avatar
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OSX Theme for elementary OS

I made a light and mac-ish theme that also targets some elementary OS specific features that are not so well supported in other themes (and no need to mess around with your GTK Version as this works ...
wefunkster's user avatar
2 votes

GTK theming in snap apps

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 ...
Daniel Foré's user avatar
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Virtualbox doesn't use elementary theme

This appears to be a known issue with virtualbox on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS based systems: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/17218 Here's the developer's response: Your system doesn't have minimum Qt ...
Benjamin Jack's user avatar

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