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 set the color of the letters of the file-properties window, in windows 8/8.1?

What I need to change is the color of the black letters in the property window: I think that I need to add or modify a key here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors Or here: ...
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High Contrast Windows 7 won't turn off

At school, I accidentally turned on high contrast and am unable to turn it off. Control panel is disabled, personalize in context menu is disabled, batch files won't work...
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How to change the theme of only one Office program

I can change the theme of an Office program (say Word) by the instructions here, and it works perfectly. However, if I then open another Office program (maybe Excel), the theme has changed in that ...
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Does windows 8.1 default theme drains more power?

The default theme of windows 8.1, not the high contrast theme, drains lot of power from the laptop battery? (when the laptop is not connected to the power supply). If yes, then which theme to use ...
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Aptana 3 : Remove whitespace background highlight/color

I'm trying to remove the background color of whitespaces which is affecting the readability of the code. Attaching screenshot to better express my point: The regions pointed by the arrows are the ...
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How can I get the default theme from Windows 8 in my upgraded 8.1?

I upgraded to Windows 8.1, and it comes with a theme installed that I don't like. I loved the blue background/white flower theme that came installed on Windows 8 originally, but it seems to have ...
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Windows 7 - Moving windows around

I am using windows 7. I am not sure why but from some reason when I drag windows around I no longer see them moving in action. Instead I see an outline of the window moving around. It is once I let go ...
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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 do I add icons to the hicolor icon theme manually?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. 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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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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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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'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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there any potential vulnerability in using an unsigned theme on Windows 7/8?

Assume the patching utility is trusted. I'm trying to understand whether this limitation is a matter of Microsoft controlling branding or an actual security concern. As an aside, the hoops I have to ...
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Any way to make the Windows 7/8 taskbar even smaller?

I want to make it smaller than the default small setting, like 10 px in height or however small I want.. Any way to do this? Thanks.
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Use Windows 7 classic theme but keep features like peek?

Is there a way to enable aero peek on the Windows 7 classic theme?
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How hard it is to make Firefox themes usable in Seamonkey?

I find it very odd that for SeaMonkey there are so very few themes available. (Half of which are not working with the latest version, and the rest look like they were made in the former century.) Is ...