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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Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
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Textmate: How to export Themes?

I created a new theme in textmate in preferences->fonts & colors, and I would like to share it with my friend. But I don't know how to export it. It would be logical to save my theme ...
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Change theme in Chrome to one that's been previously installed

This seems like it should be really easy to do, I just can't work out how. Is there a way in Chrome to switch to themes that have previously been installed on the browser. Themes that have been ...
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Is there any way to get a Windows PC to look like Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows to look like Mac I am running Windows 7 and I want to make my desktop look something like this: What software can I use to achieve these effects: Have a ...
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How to use custom visual styles in Windows XP?

How can I use custom (non-official) visual styles in Windows XP?
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How to change windows 7 theme using external sources

I have installed a custom theme on my machine. Now I messed it up and cannot see anything when I launch any explorer window: The mouse icon keeps on spinning when I launch any explorer window. And ...
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Windows 7 Basic Theme “frame lag” of some kind

I have been having a problem with my computer(laptop) when using the Windows 7 Ultimate Basic Theme. The problem I'm having is that, whenever this theme is active, and I move one window over another, ...
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Are there themes that work for Firefox 4 in Mac OS X 10.6.7?

I prefer a Mac OS X styled theme, but any would be fine as long as it work on my Firefox 4 for Mac OS X.
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Visio 2010: Mass-applying properties (font, line, etc.) to shapes

I am using Visio 2010 to create some large figures and I am wondering how to group various shapes by some property so that I can easily change it later for all of them. I'd like something similar to ...
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How to access hidden themes in Windows 7?

How do you access the hidden international themes in Windows 7? for say Switzerland or Great Britain?
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Is there a way to change the GTK theme for applications run as superuser on KDE?

When I run GTK applications on KDE, they use the QtCurve theme that matches my color and font scheme as configured in the KDE System Settings application. However GTK applications run as superuser ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 program pixelated on Windows 7

This is strange. We've updated the graphics driver but yet it didn't fix the pixelated icons and program window of all Office 2010 applications. Everything looks pixelated as if it's on Windows 3.0. ...
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Can't install “Docky” theme?

So to install a theme for Docky on Ubuntu I had to extract the theme from the Archive Manager via root to /usr/local/share/docky/themes. I did this but it didn't show up in the theme choices. Then I ...
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Turn Windows 7 desktop into grayscale

Is there a universal way to turn Windows 7 Aero desktop, all windows, etc into grayscale? I had an option to do this in Intel video drivers on my old laptop, now I have NVIDIA and don't know how to ...
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Classic window decoration in Office 2007

Is there any way to get Office 2007 programs to run with a default Windows title-bar and window decoration? We are using Group Policy to force Windows to use the Windows Classic theme (no compositing ...
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How to set a theme for Windows XP to use before a use logs in?

If Windows XP "welcome screen" is disabled (manually or by joining a domain) an ordinary window is used to log-in (like it was in Windows 2000). This window is styled with default Windows XP "Luna" ...
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Good Windows 7 themes that don't modify critical system components

Are there any attractive themes for Windows 7 that do not modify critical system files, such as explorer.exe or shell.dll? I found some nice themes on DeviantArt, but they all make these extreme ...
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Change Internet Explorer's interface

I don't like Internet Explorer 8's default interface. Does IE8 on Windows 7 support any sort of user-created themes or skins?
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Custom theme creation for Outlook 2007

I would like to create a custom theme for Outlook 2007 and use it as default. Running Windows XP SP3.
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Ubuntu 10.10 forgets desktop theme

I am running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (on a Windows 7 host). Several times now, the top-level menu bar, the task bar — and seemingly every system dialog — have forgotten the out-of-the-box "Ambiance" ...
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Mac OS X Themes Manager

does anyone know what a good client for changing/managing themes in Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard? I was looking at a few, but it seems that ShapeShifter doesn't work with Leopard's new themeing ...
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How to fix extension installation error while installing Google theme?

Can you guys tell how to resolve this issue with creating directories?
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Are there any themes for Windows 2003 Server?

Are there any themes for Windows 2003? I am primarily looking for official themes from Microsoft although I would not mind hearing about unofficial themes as well.
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Downloadable templates and styles for Word 2010? [closed]

Where can I find downloadable templates and styles for Word 2010? I'm not a designer, but would like to find pre-packaged sets of fonts, colors and indenting that is more appealing that what is built ...
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How can I make all GTK+ apps on Windows pick up themes from the same folder?

I have several GTK+ apps installed (pidgin, GIMP, KeepNote et al) and I also have GTK2 themes installed separately in one location. However, picking/selecting a theme from the GTK+ theme selector does ...
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My Office Suite always looks like Window Classic Style

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum to ask such a question, but i'm hoping someone can help me in any case. I have Office 2007 with the exception of Outlook 2007 installed on my pc. In addition ...
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Creating Themes in Windows 7

I know in Windows XP it was not a trivial exercise to create your own themes. Is this task easier in Windows 7? And if so, what is involved?
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Can gnome windows (in Ubuntu) be individually themed?

(Yes, "individually themed" is an oxymoron, but I still want it.) I've just moved from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, and although I am enjoying this new adventure playground, I've encountered something ...
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Ubuntu theme on Gentoo

I've just moved from Ubuntu 10.04 on Gentoo and wondering where I can get default Ubuntu gnome theme? I would highly appreciate any interface customization howto's too.
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Windows Vista theme/aero functions stopped working after installing Microsoft updates on 9/14/2010. How do I fix it?

I am using Windows Vista Business. I installed the Microsoft "critical updates" via the Windows Update tool on September 14, 2010. After rebooting, the theme seems to have changed to the "Windows ...
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How to compare or read Windows7 themepack files (application display issue)

I have a .NET WinForms application that is behaving oddly with the DELL Windows Theme. When the application title bar is maximized via double click or the maximize button, the text in the title bar ...
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Prevent firefox from showing tab text with text-shadows

How do I keep firefox from using drop-shadows on unselected tabs? Once I started using personas, the inactive tabs all have shadows under their text that reduce their readability.
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Windows 7 Themes on Windows XP

I often download themes from which I only use the wallpapers or some of the icons or sounds or cursors. This is possible because, after unzipping them, what I get is a folder of all the separate ...
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Word 2007, company wide defaults?

In our company we have a default Word 2003 template which replaced the Normal.dot I see in Word 2007, I think I can do something similar but there are also themes, what would be the best practice to ...
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How to remove windows 7 themes

I've installed some themes in Windows 7 from Microsoft site, couple of themes I mistakenly installed twice and I want to remove the duplicated themes. I dont see any uninstall option for themes. I ...
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Themes for Chatzilla [closed]

I'm running chatzilla and I connect to a lot of servers and even more channels. I've reached the point where the tabs don't fit the width of my second screen anymore. So, I'm looking for a theme that ...
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How to choose desktop images from a theme?

I'm using theme Windows Classic to get rid of the aero effect (for the sake of speed for my developing works) but I enjoy having the background images/photos from the other themes (e.g. Bing Best) but ...
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Debian with Ubuntu's lucid lynx theme?

Is it possible to use the new Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx theme with Debian Lenny 5.0? Is there a "skin" or something that is available? If not, is it possible to "export" Ubuntu's config to a Debian ...
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How can I get the VS Color Theme Editor to color my tabs properly?

In an application (Visual Studio 2010) the tabs of files that are opened in the editor are always brownisch, whatever Windows theme I use. There is a plugin for VS2010 (Visual Studio Color Theme ...
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Tool to automatically modify Windows 7 theme colors by time of day?

I just started using f.lux because I've been having insomnia issues and it seems to be helping immensely. I'd like to take it one step further and find something that can change my windows 7 theme ...
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Customize Resharper Marker Bar

Is it possible to change the colour of the TODO/NotImplementedExceptions in the Resharper Marker Bar? I find the cyan nearly impossible to see on the grey backround of the window.
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How can I change the background colour of a single emacs buffer?

I want to make SQL interactive buffers that are connected to production DBs very, very obvious, so my thought was to change the background of the buffer to a dark red colour. set-background-color ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 RGBA(Transparent theme) bug

I tried to follow this tutorial frome ghacks.net. But I end up with a bug. Everytime I try to change the desktop background or the theme. It opens up lots of folders. And then close it back again. So ...
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change background and font colors in mac terminal

is it possible, I want to change the color the white background is not too appealing.
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Reset Eclipse Theme

I downloaded and imported an Eclipse theme and it did not look good, I believe because I also have Epic installed. Is there a Reset All? I'm afraid I will need to re-install. I have tried Restore ...
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Alternatives to Window Blinds for Windows 7?

I would like to reskin Windows 7. I have bought Window Blinds, but I am looking for clean and simplistic Skins, Window Blind Skins are extremely pimped out. Are there any alternative to Window ...
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Ubuntu most menu items dark-on-dark

Since to ubuntu 10.04 upgrade move of my drop-down menus have been dark-on-dark text, which becomes readable (changed background) when selected. I don't know what's causing this but it's a problem on ...
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Is there an MacOS 9 skin for Mac OS X?

If it makes a difference, I'm running 10.5. I've been looking for quite some time, but I can't really seem to find anything. Edit I'm not necessarily looking for identical usability. I just miss ...
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SQL Server Management Studio Color Schemes?

Is there a way to apply color schemes and themes to SQL Server Management Studio? I really enjoy the ones for Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 and would love to have something like that. Color Schemes ...
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How do I restore a theme in Outlook 2003?

Is there a way to restore a theme in Outlook 2003?