A theme is a package of graphical specifications, such as colors and iconsets, used to customize the appearance of a UI.

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How to use desert theme across all my Putty sessions?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial, titled: Custom PuTTY Color Themes to have the desert theme in all my PuTTY sessions. I downloaded and ran the registry file for desert theme. I'm now able to see ...
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Make style changes in notepad++ permanent

When I select a theme and make changes to the font name and font size, they always default back to original settings whenever I reopen notepad++. Is there a way of making font name and size changes to ...
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Why does Microsoft not allow unsigned themes in Windows [closed]

I'm just curious as to WHY Microsoft does not allow custom themes in their Windows operating system. The foundation had existed since the days of XP, they have just disabled this feature since they ...
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How to create a Stardict-3 skin

I want to change the default theme/skin in Stardict-3 because it looks like it's running in Basic mode with the square brackets and all. I'm not particularly a fan of the default gtk look. The ...
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How do I add icons to the hicolor icon theme manually?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32bit My problem: I'm trying to manually add an icon to hicolor (default) icon theme. The only icon I have a 32x32 version of this icon. I've tried going about this by ...
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Linux changing vimrc theme color with alias

I recently started running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.6 and I'm really liking it. I managed to install the Solarized theme and I used sigurdga's gnome-terminal-colors-solarized to ...
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Windows 8.1 Desktop background turns black upon closing personalization settings w/ external monitor

I'm having some trouble changing the desktop background for my external monitor on windows 8.1. For setting the background on just my laptop, I can right click the picture and hit 'set as desktop ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 7 Themes on Windows 8.1?

Just out of curiosity, I would like to try getting the Windows 7 Aero theme source files and putting them on Windows 8.1 to see if it would work. Does anyone know if it would be possible to do such a ...
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How can I (or can I) install iMetal Aqua Krytarik under Mint Cinnamon 16?

I would like to install http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/iMetal+Aqua+Krytarik?content=138416 under Mint Petra, and putting it in the ~/.themes directory did not appear to register. Can slightly ...
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Twitter Profile Photo header bar is #F1F1F1 instead of dark gray in Firefox and Seamonkey on Win764

White header bar Twitter Profile Photo header bar is #F1F1F1 instead of dark gray in Firefox 26 and Seamonkey 2.22 on Win764bit. It displays correctly in Chrome and Internet Explorer. It's like this ...
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Customizable front end content submission form--with images--plugin or theme for a Buddypress environment in Wordpress?

I help with a Gothic online site that has both professionally created content, but also wants to allow content to be created by users. This content could only created by registered users and it would ...
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Windows 8.1 scroll bars: customisable?

What I would like: for all windows, I want to have the slider bar a different colour from the slider rail. and visible whether or not it is being hovered over. So far I have only be able to ...
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How to change to new themes in PyCharm?

so I installed these PyCharm these here https://github.com/d1ffuz0r/pycharm-themes/blob/master/README.md Installed into a random folder, but how or where do I put these themes so I can change them in ...
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How do I change the colour of the red close button in Windows 8?

Is there some way to modify the colour of the "Close" button in Windows 8? On several applications, an active window displays a not-so-subtle red.
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What does compatibility option “Disable visual themes” do?

"Disable desktop composition" flag disables Aero (transparent glass border) effect for the duration of the application's run, which seems like all there is to "visual themes", but toggling the ...
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How to change mouse pointer icon in Xfce Debian 7 Wheezy?

I copied the cursor theme (oxy-neon or Oxygen Neon) to /usr/share/icons and from Applications Menu -> Settings -> Mouse, I am able to see the new theme. I clicked on it and the pointer doesn't change. ...
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How to set theme for each frame in Emacs 24

I would like to set a different theme for each emacs window that I have open. I want to use the new Emacs 24 theming, so I don't want to use the color-theme library as suggested in this post. I am ...
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Vbox ubuntu cursor flicking, any static themes?

Asus n550jv, host - new clear windows 8 64 bit, latest video drivers, virtualbox 4.3.4 with guest ubuntu 12.04.3 64 bit with automatically installed guest additions. According to this and this I give ...
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Windows 8/2012 Change Menu and other colors

Is there a way to change the background color of menus in Windows 8 or the highlight color when you roll over a menu? I looked and I can't seem to find a way to do it. Do I need to install something ...
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Can't install VSIX extension file in Visual Studio Express 2013?

I have installed Visual Studio Express Web on Windows 8.1 I went to this site and downloaded the extension for the VS theme editor for VS 2013. However, when I double-click it it tries and fails to ...
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Windows 8.1 default (system) lock screen customization

Recently, I've reinstalled Windows on my laptop, upgrading it from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1. Now, I want to change the theme (or at least, wallpaper) which is shown on the screen before any user logs ...
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After upgrading to Windows 8.1 the themes from Windows 8 were replaced by new ones

I have searched in C:\Windows.old\WINDOWS\Web\Wallpaper but it does not contain all the old Windows 8 themes. Does anyone know another way to retrieve them?
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Themes pictures windows 8 - how do I extract pictures

Themes pictures windows 8 - how do I extract pictures since I think if I let it upgrade to the 8.1 all that will be deleted I would like to save the pictures at least
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Lync under high contrast theme sending black text with black background

I use Lync at work a lot. I recently switched to a high contrast theme when my eyes started hurting from looking at a white screen all day. For some reason when I now type in Lync I send black text ...
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Change theme of windows 7 taskbar?

I really want a cool desktop look. I checked out rainmeter and thought it was perfect but i dont want to use it cause it might slow down my pc and my pc isnt that high-end. I saw a screenshot of ...
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'Unsaved Theme' is not appearing when I make a change to a theme in Windows 7

According to personal experience and Microsoft documentation, when an aspect of a theme (wallpaper, border colour, etc) is changed in the 'Personalization' screen of Windows 7, a theme called Unsaved ...
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Classic Theme doesnt load

My problem is that I cant change the windows theme to the Classic Style that looks like win98, yes I want the classic style because I made a custom color theme soft and dark, that I couldnt make out ...
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Windows 8.1 update deleted the original Windows 8 Wallpapers

After the update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 I realized that some images from the original Windows 8 Theme where deleted like the images below. From where can I download the original wallpaper again ...
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What ever happened to BBLean (Black Box Windows Shell?)

So I just found out about people created alternative Window shells. I found this out by finding out about Black Box or bblean. My question is, whatever happened to these nifty shells? This beats ...
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How do I install themes for Gnome3 in Debian 7?

I am trying to install the viva theme for my Debian install. I am having some issues. I am told to use the gnome tweak tool to select the theme. When I run the gnome tweak tool there is a yellow ...
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In windows 7 some programs will not “Disable visual themes” Registry setting?

While using the aero desktop, I wanted to remove the theme skin stuff for one program. The item in the compatability tab for that program would not switch, also very hard to tell at first , the item ...
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AbiWord not using GTK2 theme

I have a linux desktop that uses Openbox and GTK2. I installed abiword, because honestly, I don't use Libreoffice Impress, etc. at all. I just use a word processor. Anyway, I installed Abiword and ...
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Browsing the web with a dark theme [duplicate]

I like dark themes a lot, but I cannot use them with satisfaction: it often happens that I need to fill in a form on a web page (gmail login, for instance, or even here in stackexchange: the question ...
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Install GTK Murrine to home directory?

Bit of irony here, in that I'm not a superuser on this machine, but our development server is FreeBSD with X11 and GTK 2 installed on it. I found I'm able to use my own themes on the server by ...
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How do you turn off Aero Glass on an underpriveleged account?

The computers at my university all have the Aero Glass theme enabled which makes many things unresponsive. The student accounts here have reduced privileges (no control panel, no accessibility ...
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How do I prevent font smoothing from turning on when changing theme?

When I change my Windows 7 environment theme via Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization, it turns on font smoothing, even if the themes I'm switching between were saved with font ...
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Transparent windows in Ubuntu

Is it possible to assign transparency to windows in Ubuntu like in Windows 7 and Windows 8 themes? Also can we change themes in Ubuntu 12.04 other than Ambiance and Radiance? Thank you!
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How to get user defined language in Notepad++ to follow master formatting?

I have successfully created a user defined language file in Notepad++ and this file has formatting, highlighting, etc. What I am hoping to do however is tie these into the main theme is. But it looks ...
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Changing lock screen theme in Linux Mint KDE

How can I change the theme (or at least background picture) of a lock screen in Linux Mint 15 with KDE desktop? It is not consistent with log in screen and looks out of place. Nothing found in ...
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My letters are white! I can't see anything of What I'm typing, how do I change this?

I don't know what it is that I did, I was trying some new themes in my Windows so I installed this patch that was needed to do it, then I fiddled with some themes. I don't where in the process but ...
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Is there a way to make notepad++ application itself dark?

I like the look of Sublime Text 2 but I prefer using Notepad++ as my default text editor. Is there a way to make the notepad++ application itself dark? More specifically, I would like to change the ...
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How to let software not override the currently defined windows-theme?

Here I read the topic on how to force Google Chrome using the defined windows-theme for its interface instead of imposing the own Google-Chrome-interface. URL: How to disable Chrome themes/skins and ...
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Emacs -nw color-theme and terminal transparency

I'm using M-x load-theme to load color-theme-solorized from the marmalade repository and it works and gets the color correct. The problem I'm having is that if I run emacs -nw in gnome-terminal that ...
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I cannot change theme in Chrome Version 27.0.1453.110

A few days ago I got this popup saying the my Chrome was out of date and demanded I upgrade. I did and got Version 27.0.1453.110. All my extensions disappeared as did any settings (like where to ...
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How to change or customize Windows 7 control (minimize, restore, and close) buttons

I use Windows 7 Home Basic, and have noticed that the window control buttons (minimize, restore, and close buttons) change when I switch from Windows 7 Aero theme to Windows 7 Basic theme. Thus I ...
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Right Column of Windows 7 Start Menu is transparent across all themes?

I've had this problem for awhile now, and I don't know how I did it. Take a look at this picture: As you can see, the right column is transparent, and it shows as this across all my regular and ...
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How to disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 8?

When I click on a row it highlights the line with blue background (regular behaviour), but when I mouseover other rows it highlights them too. How can I disable this?
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How to disable EMACS - Prelude colors? (terminal)

I've used PRELUDE to work better in terminal, but I'd love to work with my default Terminal theme(colors). Zenburn-theme comes default with Prelude but It just work great the first time i run emacs ...
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How can I have different backgrounds on different computers?

So I have two Windows 8 VMs. I want to set one's theme to blue/black colors and the others to red colors. The reason I want these different is that I will be using the VMs simultaneously. One is 32 ...
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How do I get current icon theme name in linux?

Im writing small TODO applet for conky in lua. Id like to display small icon next to task, which matches current icon theme. I have already read which icon to look for on freedesktop.rg. How to get ...