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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Little girl friendly versions of Linux (or themes for Linux) [closed]

I'm going to install Linux on a PC for a daughter (age 7) of a friend of mine. I recently came across Hannah Montana Linux. The parents don't want a commercially branded thing going on, so no Hannah ...
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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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How to show window contents while dragging in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2, including the Desktop Experience feature, and activated the Themes service. I've activated Aero. I have everything there, except that when I drag windows, I ...
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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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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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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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How to get syntax highlighting working in TextMate 2

I just cloned TextMate 2 from GitHub. Followed the instructions in the readme file and everything went smooth with the installation. However, there is no syntax highlighting. No problem – just need ...
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Set PuTTY's appearance in Windows

Is it possible to configure PuTTY to have me some nice colour scheme like vim's desert? I'm an PuTTY user under Windows and my login shell is tcsh. The current PuTTY theme setting is a very boring "...
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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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Windows to look like Mac

Does anybody know any way to make my windows computer running vista look like a mac?
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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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What are the locations of the various theme files in Windows 7?

Where are the locations of the various theme files stored in Windows 7? In specific, system as well as per-user theme files.
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Ubuntu purple terminal colors to iTerm2

I've been looking for a iTerm2 theme that resembles the default purple Ubuntu terminal but have had no success so far. Does a theme for the standard Ubuntu terminal exist for iTerm2 or will I have 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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Applying custom style to internal Chrome pages

I want to apply custom styles to the internal pages used by chrome. (Like the new tab page.) I used to do what is said here: Hack Chrome to show its internal pages with black background But it no ...
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Windows 8 Color Settings (Window Title)

In Windows 7, the window title's color (by default black, to see the title in the title bar fire up Windows Media Player for example) is stored in [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\Colors] ...
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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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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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Installing gtk+ themes on Windows

How do I download a gtk+ theme and install it on a computer running Windows? I know that I can select a few of the themes from the theme selector, but not sure how I install one.
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Are there any Firefox themes that work when Ubuntu has a dark theme? [closed]

Does anyone know of firefox themes which are usuable when gnome has a black theme? I find that none of the borders are visible, and that often times text for certain context menues are completely ...
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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 ...
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How do I get the colors from Windows 7 “Classic Theme” in Windows 8?

I've tried to export the theme from Windows 7 and import it to Windows 8, but some colors are still different. In particular, the Active Window title bar color is too similar to the Inactive color. ...
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enabling “classic” look in Windows 7 - or at least reducing window edge widths

After looking here, I'm still at a loss. Is it possible to enable a "Classic" view a la Windows XP's theme that would make the environment look more like Windows 2000? If not, is there a way to ...
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Windows 10 Classic Theme

Expanding on How can I make Windows 8 use the classic theme? and Windows 10 TenForums: Windows Classic Look Theme in Windows 10 -- how does one use Windows 10 with the old classic theme? There's a ...
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Where can I find bash_profile / bashrc themes?

I've been searching for bash_profile / bashrc themes on google for awhile but I'm not finding any kind of aggregation for themes. Most of them I find are small snippets like: export TERM="xterm-...
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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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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 disable hot tracking UI feature in Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable hot tracking in tree- and listview controls in Windows 7? I guess this is related to the Aero theme, but I don't want to switch to Classic. I would like to have Aero without ...
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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.