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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
21 views

Does Firefox use some default “chrome.css” from which I can learn how to change my own userChrome.css?

I want to change the way Firefox (or Iceweasel in my case) handles highlighting of tabs. This is how it is done as of now (the bottom tab is highlighted, the top is colored). I basically want to ...
-1
votes
2answers
318 views

Customizing the Terminal

I am using Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and i would like to change the coloring scheme for Pantheon Terminal window. Here's what i have tried- Elementary Tweaks Dconf Editor shell ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
8
votes
5answers
909 views

How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme?

The answers I've seen are themes, which only give me the colours and not the appearance/performance of the UI; in addition, I want to keep Metro. Basically this: Instead of:
7
votes
3answers
25k views

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 ...
22
votes
8answers
24k views

How to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 8 desktop?

I'd like to disable taskbar transparency in Windows 8 desktop. On Win7 disabling Aero was a hack to accomplish this goal, but this post from how-to-geek to disable Aero in Win7 & Vista no longer ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Fedora 21 window decorations for firefox and other applications

Just installed Fedora 21 How can I make Firefox gel with the systems window decoration theme? This is how it looks now: Firefox doesn't care about my theme. How can I make the top bar fit in with ...
20
votes
5answers
5k views

gitk looks ugly / doesn't honor theme settings

I'm running Xubuntu, (actually linux mint with xfce on top, but I suppose it's essentially the same thing) I set my appearance theme to (a modified version of) MurrinaStormCloud, but if I run gitk, ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

What does the “Themes” service do in Windows 8?

I stopped the "Themes" service in Windows 8, but didn't notice anything. What does it do?
2
votes
2answers
24 views

Opera theme files on Mac OS X

Where are the theme images stored for Opera on Mac OS X? I've dug deep in the Opera.app package as well as ~/Library/Application Support/com.operaSoftware.Opera and I've had no luck.
1
vote
0answers
26 views

Using theme to change icons in windows 8.1

So Microsoft has set out some documentation on how to write .theme files for windows 7 and (I assume that this applies) windows 8. In their documentation they point out that you can edit the ...
7
votes
3answers
8k views

How to create a custom theme in Microsoft Word Mac 2011

Background: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, OS X 10.7.4, MacBookPro5,1 I desperately want to change the theme fonts and colors to take advantage of the interface advantages of having these elements at ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Get icon-theme name independent on desktop environment in linux

Is there a way to get the currently used (icon-) theme used by the desktop environment? I'm trying to write a program that needs to know the current theme and my preffered way (using PyQt5) app= ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

How to make the “— more --” prompt more visible in irssi?

I guess it's happened to most of us at least once: you flip to a channel, think "aw, how dull, nobody's said anything for hours..." — and then realize that it's because you forgot to scroll back ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Where to save own PowerPoint 2013 templates to show at start screen?

Do you know where to save own PowerPoint 2013 templates/themes to show them at the PowerPoint start screen? If you start PowerPoint 2013 the start screen shows several pre-defined templates/themes. I ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

How to apply Windows 8 theme via batch file?

High contrast Windows 8 themes files are found at \Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes\. I want to be able to switch between hcblack.theme and hcwhite.theme using a batch file. How does one apply ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Wordpress Adding Lines to my Theme Files

Has anyone else noticed that sometimes, after uploading a theme, when you download it or edit it via Wordpress there are line breaks in between every line? For instance: 1 First line 2 Second line ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

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...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible Notepad++ to change the theme based on current filetype

For example, if I open a text file, notepad++ would open it in 'default' theme. But if I open a php file for instance, it would open it in 'custom_theme1'. I know notepad++ is highly extensible, so I ...
0
votes
2answers
441 views

How can I make Fedora 20 use the dark theme for all applications?

If it's somehow possible to force all programs to use the dark adwaita theme, I wish to do that. For now it only seems as if the apps that shipped with Fedora is able to be fully dark, while ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Morkdown - why can't I get color themes working?

I'm on a Mac running Yosemite. I installed Homebrew, then used Homebrew to install node. (npm comes with node). I then ran > npm install -g morkdown I now have which morkdown returning ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Microsoft Word changing colours of theme

I want to move some highlighted code from Eclipse into Microsoft Word. But whenever I try to copy the text over the colours are modified slightly (bright green is changed to a duller green, pink is ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Fixing blurry icons in linux icon theme for gnome

I am using the Insignia Icon theme https://github.com/fsvh/insignia in Fedora 21. I really like this theme, especially in the combination with Faenza icons. However I noticed, that the "show ...
6
votes
8answers
18k views

How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound

I prefer the sound scheme of Windows 7 HP to be set to "No Sounds" ALL the time. The problem is, when I switch themes, the themes switch sound schemes also. I know I can go in and disable/change to ...
3
votes
1answer
329 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Which application uses /usr/share/unity/ assets in Ubuntu?

In directory /usr/share/unity/ there's assets which are used in the theme of Unity Plugin user interface. I can change this assets to change Unity visual. But, which application uses this assets? ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Different themes for different sections

Can I apply different styling themes to different sections of my Word document? So in the first section, I have it set to the "Default (Black and White)" theme, then I insert a section break, and want ...
0
votes
2answers
92 views

Install windows7 theme ubuntu - fails

I am trying to install a windows 7 theme on my ubuntu OS. I follow some steps steps from another site ...
2
votes
1answer
65 views

Xubuntu themes look ugly after hdmi cable is unplugged

I sometimes connect my laptop to an external monitor with an hdmi cable, and when I later unplug the cable, it causes a problem with the graphical theme in xubuntu (14.04). The window panes, panel, ...
0
votes
0answers
433 views

Change Icon & Window Title colors for Windows 8.1

Thanks to this post I was able to finally change the color of windows active title bar but that is it, unfortunately it still leaves many things to be desired. For example: How to change the desktop ...
9
votes
2answers
5k views

Where can I get TV-style sound effects for my computer? [closed]

I need to clarify here- because I don't know what you'd call them... But you know when you're watching CSI or Law & order (or any movie where they show how hi-tech the characters are because they ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How to separate Vim themes for LUI and GUI with same general configuration?

I like twilight theme for my Vim, but this theme has 2 major versions, twilight256.vim dedicated for terminals and twilight.vim designed for graphical interfaces. I just wondering how to separate ...
14
votes
4answers
17k views

How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file?

Pretty obvious, How do I extract a background from a Windows 7 Theme file? I like the background pics from some of the themes I've downloaded, but is there anyway I can get the pictures (background ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Why is my PowerPoint downloading blank themes?

I have Windows 7 PC that is frozen with Deep Freeze. Whenever I turn it on and then open PowerPoint, PowerPoint deletes all of the .thmx files in ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Strange layout for new user in Linux Mint Xfce 13

I added a new user to a Linux Mint Xfce 13 computer, but everything looks completely different from the standard layout the other users have. I don't know why, but I would like to know as I find it ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Create and enforce a theme for every GUI app in an OS

Say I want to build a custom desktop environment (in QML) using the QtCompositor APIs. I can create my own components for the QML apps created for this particular environment, but it would be much ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Remove Windows 7 windows decorations (non-client area) [duplicate]

I would like to remove the border of the windows. I want to have all windows without their window decorations, just the content (like using a theme without borders). I know that then I wouldn't be ...
3
votes
3answers
7k views

Where can I access and manage downloaded themes in Google Chrome

I downloaded and installed several themes on Google Chrome. Now how can I see the list of themes that I just downloaded? And how can I switch to one of them without downloading it again?
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Change Color Theme of MS Outlook

How can I change the color theme in Microsoft Outlook (or, even better, the whole of Windows 7) to a more readable theme such as Solarized Dark?
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Installing Emacs color theme

I've been trying to install color themes for emacs and I'm not quite sure how I can do it. I have downloaded an .el file and put it under my .emacs.d folder, then edited my .emacs file and added this: ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Windows 7 theme

I accidentally change my own theme into other theme. I right click on the desktop, then click personalize, in my screen, I've the current theme which denote by "Unsaved theme", then I click save ...
0
votes
1answer
127 views

Any way to skin the Filezilla UI?

This is petty, I know. But Filezilla is so much nicer looking on Linux and Mac OS, and I presume it's due to the nasty Windows Redmondish inset dividers that are just there in the OS. Is there any ...
1
vote
2answers
908 views

Change color of URL in dropdown menu of Firefox's address bar

I am using a GTK theme with some dark elements, which causes problems in some applications. One of them is Firefox: the URLs in the drop-down menu of the address bar are dark blue on a black ...
-1
votes
2answers
3k views

Cannot install Windows 8 Transformation Pack on Windows 7

I am trying to install Windows 8 Transformation Pack v4.0 on my Sony Vaio laptop with the following options: When I run (as administrator) the setup file, it starts to install but gives the ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

GTK can not load image from icon theme

I have always used the Numix theme and icons at my system, both home and at work. I have never ever had any problem. But, someday, without any interference, somehow they stopped working. Absolutely ...
1
vote
1answer
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

modify overlay on video previews in the Explorer sidebar

I want to get rid of the stupid overlays that video files are shown with in the Explorer sidebar in Windows (7, but other versions as well). I mean thanks, but 1995 rang and they want their UI design ...
2
votes
6answers
4k views

Transparent background in Eclipse?

Is there a way to make the background of Eclipse IDE text editor transparent? I would like to adjust the alpha transparency of the background, but have the text still be opaque. Perhaps there is a ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Aero - Windows 7 aero themes are greyed out [duplicate]

I tried with all options: To start Themes Service, Desktop Windows manager, etc. all the running. I also tried "gpedit.msc" > and set Prevent Theme Changes setting to "Not Configured", etc. I also ...