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 change the theme of Windows 8 to the classic theme?

I would like to change the theme of my Windows 8 install to the Windows Classic theme: .
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Wordpress short codes not rendering - showing actual code [on hold]

I have a brand new (few weeks old) Wordpress blog for my lake house. I downloaded a nice theme (Bentuestu) suitable for rental properties and then tried to use the short codes from that theme on the ...
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Mint opening wrong login screen sometimes

I've created my own login screen editing the code of Zukitwo-Circle. It works perfectly, but sometimes, instead of opening it, Mint simply opens GTK, the pure GTK, with no theme. Sometimes that ...
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Is it possible to put a white border to the text in a terminal window?

I use the terminal a lot, and having the same terminal design gets boring. I set the background to those cool default desktop images, and every terminal window is a random image. The text is hard to ...
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A Dark Theme for Windows 8

Is there any way for me to use Windows 8 in a dark environment? For a long time I had headaches that I couldn't fid their cause. Now, I'm using a dark visual style for my Windows 7 and since then, I ...
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An Explorer replacement for Windows with dark theme support

I'm trying to move to Windows 8. My problem is that I'm using a custom Visual Style that turns my OS to dark and it's not possible in Windows 8 for now. For that reason, I'm looking for a Explorer ...
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Restoring default color scheme on Windows 8

When I was trying to find some color scheme comfortable for eyes on my Windows 8, I have changed my regedit settings using *.reg file. Unfortunately, I don't like it anymore and I would like 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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High contrast theme and Firefox-Font colour issues?

I have turned on high contrast theme in Windows 7, the problem now is the theme is interfering with firefox( no problem with Opera) and the pages loading. For example, the below given is a screenshot ...
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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?
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How to Switch Windows Theme Back to Normal

After downloading macromedia flash, the theme suddently changed for me. Usually the normal Windows 7, it suddently changed to this: How can i change it back to normal?
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Why can't I change the theme of my Google-Chrome Dev-tools?

I am running Windows 7, and following this tutorial to change the theme of the Google Chrome Dev-Tools. I did download this theme, extracted it and then copied and pasted the code from its ...
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Copy *only* theme colors from one powerpoint presentation to another

I want to copy over the theme colors from one Powerpoint presentation to another. The universal method seems to be to use the Format painter across both presentations, like explained e.g. on this ...
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Changing the color in XFCE themes

Why in XFCE you can change the color of themes like Greybird, but when you try to do that for Clearlooks-Phenix the color does not apply in some applications?
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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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Mac Terminal theme - text-colors not working

I'm using the Mac Terminal more frequently and was using the Homebrew theme (green text, black background). Now I wanted to set a new theme which had different text colors. The one I tried using was ...
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linux boot up screen image + progress bar

I have a Linux system on which I want to have my own boot up image and a progress bar to indicate the progress. I made my own theme and added it using plymouth-set-default-theme -R 'name-of-theme'. ...
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Can i change default color scheme in classic theme windows 7?

Can i change this cofee color (in classic theme) to my own?
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Is there a way to find the name of the current theme in Google Chrome?

I have setup theme in Chrome, but it was awhile ago, probably when Chrome got official support for themes. I can't find the way to get the name of my current theme installed. I want to use same theme ...
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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 ...
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Setting Excel 2013 default theme

I want to change the default theme for Excel, so that when I open a new blank document, the right fonts and colors are in place. I've come so far as to make a theme and set it as default, but for some ...
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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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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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How to install phpBB styles on localhost?

I have been trying to test phpBB in xampp within windows 7 for development purposes. After a successful install of phpBB, I tried to add styles(themes) to my phpBB install directory. I downloaded and ...
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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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Firefox userChrome.css window focus

Is there a CSS selector I can use to change the text color of Firefox when the window loses focus? I've tried: window:focus { color: #aaa; } window[focus] { color: #aaa; } Or am I stuck using ...
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Where is the .zshrc file on Mac?

I’m using iTerm and wanted to customize the look of my terminal window using Oh My ZSH!. And according to the documentation I need to change the ~/.zshrc file and add a ZSH_THEME value: Once you ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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:
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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= ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...