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How can I make LibreOffice look better?

You’re missing the libreoffice-gtk3 package for integration with your GTK+ theme.
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

To change font in the Terminal you need dconf-editor. Install it, if you haven't done so: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Run it and go to path org > gnome > desktop > interface > monospace-font-...
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How can I change the default Terminal font?

To change the font of just the terminal (pantheon-terminal), you can use the dconf-editor (requires an install) or the gsettings command. Edit the font property in the org.pantheon.terminal.settings ...
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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI?

In order to turn off transparency, open a terminal session and run the following commands, depending on your version of elementary OS: 0.4 Loki Turn off transparency in WingPanel gsettings set org....
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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

There are two ways: Copy the theme to the system wide theme folder sudo cp -R [theme-folder] /usr/share/themes Copy the theme to your users local theme folder cp -R [theme-folder] ~/.themes If ...
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How can I get a "minimize" button?

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 ...
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Is there a way to install custom folder icons?

There is one trick, but is only relevant if you are using a small number of folders in the user's home directory. By default, in the home directory there is Documents, Downloads, Music, Pictures, ...
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Disable icon bounce in Plank

You can create a custom theme that disables the bounce animation by following these steps: You will first need to create a new directory for the custom theme. It is important that you give it a ...
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Why do I get differently styled menus in different applications?

The problem you're noticing is that some 3rd party apps use different widget toolkits. In a nutshell, the toolkit is the component that contains the instructions for how certain interface elements ...
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How can I make LibreOffice look better?

There are some style packages available: libreoffice-style-crystal libreoffice-style-galaxy libreoffice-style-hicontrast libreoffice-style-human libreoffice-style-oxygen libreoffice-style-sifr ...
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

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 ...
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Is there a site dedicated to elementary compatible apps and themes?

There are a few websites Apps for elementary Made for elementary lme Linux Elementary OS Freya – Apps & tweaks
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How can I add a color scheme to Scratch?

Scratch is using the same technology (which is named gtksourceview) as gedit (the text editor for the GNOME desktop) and is therefore using the way of defining color schemes (also named themes or ...
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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 can I replace a single App Icon

I also wanted to customize some icons from elementaryPlus theme. Here is a solution which however requires a little bit of command line juggling. Basically I created a custom icon theme which inherits ...
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How can I get a "minimize" button?

You can get the minimize button with elementary-tweaks. Follow the following steps. Step 1: Install elementary-tweaks (For Elementary Freya) sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpstark/elementary-tweaks-...
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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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Why does my elementary OS Freya show an Ubuntu logo?

Logo changed because you use Moka icon theme. If theme was installed from PPA, logo can be returned to default by following command in the terminal: mkdir -p ~/.icons/Moka/48x48/places && ln ...
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How to change the mouse cursor theme?

The following answer uses Breeze as an example, don't forget it to replace it with the name of the theme you actually want to install. For all users To install an icon theme download it and move the ...
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How to change elementary OS themes

This answer does cover your question about how to change themes: How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?? You can install new themes and themes' usually have their own instructions at their ...
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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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How can I change the icon of an application in the elementary OS

GUI method to change icon of an application:(Using nautilus and Main menu) Method 1 : Using alacarte Install Main menu (AKA alacarte) sudo apt-get install alacarte Open Main menu Click on a ...
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How to solve Gtk-WARNING about “pixmap”

The workaround to eliminate the warnings/errors is by installing gtk2-engines-pixbuf Open terminal and run: sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf If you are using a 64-bit system, but using 32-...
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How can I change the Notification font color and/or background color?

This is how I fixed it: In Terminal, run sudo nano /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0/apps.css This brings up an editor. Under the Gala section, add: .gala-notification GtkLabel { color: #...
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How can I make Chrome use the window button icons from the system style sheet?

Have you tried Google Settings (=) -> Settings -> Search GTK Theme and clicked that button? I would also try using that "Use system title bar and borders" checkbox.
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