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 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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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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Windows XP, classic theme, empty space at the bottom of taskbar, caused by language bar

I have to use Windows XP for work reasons and this UI bug is a small but constant annoyance. When classic theme is enabled, taskbar elements don't align with the size of the taskbar, leaving a few ...
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Windows 8 - Panoramic Themes

I just downloaded the theme "Panoramas Europe" from the Get More Themes Online selection on the control panel page Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization I downloaded the theme ...
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How to change Windows 10 task bar jump list color?

I can change the colors of the task bar and with Classic Shell the start menu, but the Task Bar jump lists remain black. Is there a way to change the background color of these?
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Win 7 How to Change Basic Theme Window Color?

In the Personalization control panel, when selecting the Windows 7 Basic theme (not Aero, and not classic), the windows have an Aero look but without any of the transparency effects. Unfortunately, ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7: How to make active window much visible at taskbar?

Win 7 is fancy but XP was much better at accessibility... I can't recognize easily which window is active at taskbar, active item has an extra "glow". Is there any way to improve that?
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Remove line under Windows 10 taskbar icons

That "underline" underneath taskbar icons was apparently added to indicate the application is open (vs. just pinned). I don't need this indicator. Is there any way to remove the open application ...
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How to Tweak Office 2016 Theme Colors?

Just started using the 2016 Office Black theme. I love it, except that the snooze text is light grey on white, which is not readable... Any idea how to change it to black?
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Can you change menu background color and font size of the Chrome browser?

I know you can change elements of web pages and some aspects of the outer "chrome" via custom themes, font family settings, etc. What I can't seem to find is any way to change the background of the ...
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Visio 2016 : change effective default font?

I found a MS doc page for Visio 2007 that precisely expresses my problem: When I change the font, Visio doesn't use the new font in my shapes Symptoms When you change the font in the ...
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Change windows border on Gnome 3 on CentOS 7?

I've downloaded new GTK3 themes and installed to the .theme folder, I can see that I can select the new theme under Gtk+ theme in Tweak tool, but it doesn't change the border. I can see that Current ...
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How can I import my Ubuntu terminal's color scheme for a different computers?

I did a reinstall on my computer presently, and I want to restore my previous terminal settings. While exporting my settings, I ran the command gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to make the window buttons rectangular in Classic theme in Windows 7?

This is how the buttons look after installing a third-party color schemes to Windows registry: This is Windows Classic theme engine with Themes service and DWM turned off. How it is possible to ...
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Office 2013 with Windows 7 theme

I have just installed Office 2013, and I noticed that it does not use the operating system’s chrome/theme, in this case Windows 7. Before I uninstall and go back to Office 2010, can a setting be ...
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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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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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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 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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Aero Effect disables automatically

Some months ago I have my windows 7 aero effect enabled, and there is no problem. But now I have problems when using aero effect (I mean aero theme). First when using aero theme, minimizing windows ...
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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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Mac OS X X11 gnome clients theme

Is there any program to set the theme of x11 gnome applications under Mac OS X? I've installed macports and gnome, but I cant find the gnome-theme-manager that I'm using when under linux.
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Powerpoint 2013 - create theme with shapes/images?

Is it possible to create a theme that has objects in it? E.g. if I insert images (NOT stretched background images) and a solid rectangle? I don't want to manually copy the images/shapes into every ...
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Outlook 2010 overriding Windows 7 visual theme settings

I'm helping a visually impaired friend of mine learn how to use her Windows 8 computer. My friends accesses her computer using the JAWS screenreader ...
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Word 2013 Quick Styles *change* when applied to existing document

I'm working in Word 2013 (Office 365) and trying to create a set of template files that I can eventually share with my team. I've created a clean .dotx file with the quickstyles, as well as color and ...
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Launching Animations for Unity dock not working after installing Numix-Circle Icons

After installing Numix theme and Numix-Circle Icons there are no animations (pulse, jump, etc.) in the Unity dock even though the Unity Tweak Tool says they're activated. Any ideas on how to fix this? ...
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Window 7 High Contrast = Invisible Text/Graphics - Desktop & Websites

When any High Contrast Theme is used in Windows 7 there are items both on the desktop, various programs, and especially on websites - (using Chrome, Firefox or Explorer browsers). I have altered ...
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Can I set a per-computer Office 2013 background?

I use Office 2013 (Word, Outlook, XL, PPT) on two different computers with the same account. I would like to set different Office backgrounds on the two computers to make it easier to tell them apart ...
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Textmate theme for Chromebook's Caret?

I am trying to get TextMate's like colors (dark variant) to Chromebook's Caret. I did in Settings > User Preferences: { //If you want to disable update checks at startup, change this ...
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TitleText property in theme file is only applied to Explorer window

Following this answer, incorporating the [Control Panel/Colors] values only seems to do the trick for the Explorer window. Other application windows are ignored. Explorer Notepad I've also ...
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How do I turn the white flashing between pages in chrome to black?

I am using deluminate chrome extension for the dark theme but switching between pages, there is always a white loading screen flash. And I want to paint it black. I know there are some questions ...
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Notepadd++: how to add a second KEYWORD group in the built-in style configuration of javascript?

I wanna give a different colour to javascript keywords that represent javascript objects (i.e. functions, true, false, null, document, etc.) In order to do that, I want to add a second KEYWORD group ...
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Set audio/video/… file icon

I installed a minimal version of ubuntu then manually added openbox, pcmanfm, lxappearance etc. I downloaded an icon theme (Super Flat Remix), moved it to .icons and made it the default theme with ...
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Is there a way to set a windows color theme for a specific application?

I would like to use a dark theme in source tree. However, this is actually not implemented and it seems the only way to do this is to change the windows theme (which will impact ALL applications, ...
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Windows 10 - List VIew, Icon Size

I am trying to make my windows 10 icons a little bit bigger, can you tell me what am I doing wrong? I am opening Current theme ShellStyle.dll: C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\Aero ...
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Ubuntu vivid like win8

I have installed ubuntu vivid to my friend's laptop as secondary OS but my friend didn't like the unity Desktop's ui so I want to install windows 8 theme also want to move laucher to bottom side of ...
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Make Excel 2010 workable under high contrast theme

(started this topic first at answers.microsoft.com, but I have no high hopes it I will get a solution there...) Finally bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1, installed my Office 2010 on it, got all ...
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Themes that can change Windows Border, Icons, Control, and Cursor in Linux Mint Rebecca?

All of the themes online only change the taskbar, where can I get themes that can change the overall look? There is no new Windows Border, Icons, Control, and Cursor. Not a duplicate of this since 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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What's the official way of programmatically changing the GDM login background?

I want to change the background of the GDM login screen on CentOS 6.5 and 7 to bring it in line with other branded systems, and so I have an RPM that delivers a background image into ...