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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to fix? Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “murrine”

I have downloaded and installed a new theme before in my fedora machine. However, I got this warning when I load gvim, nautilus every time. (gvim:4629): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 to Create Windows 7 Theme dynamically according to the native computer screen resolution

If you ever pay attention to the default Windows 7 Theme build in, those themes will have a perfect image screen resolution no matter what size of the screen your device is on. It looks perfect on the ...
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How to unpack a chrome theme?

How to unpack a packed chrome theme(*.crx)? Their FAQ states how to pack, but not how to unpack.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to change the skin on VS2010

The dark and light contrast on the VS2010 IDE is not as comfortable on the eyes as the previous versions. Any way of changing the colors on the IDE skin?
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Where can I get TV-style sound effects for my computer?

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 ...
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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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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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Where are the Chrome theme files saved?

I want to change my Chrome theme from time to time. But whenever I download a theme in Chrome, it installs it and the downloaded file is missing from the destination. I want to maintain a collection ...
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How to develop a Google chrome theme?

I have some design ideas for Google Chrome. I want to convert it into a theme. I searched a lot, but did not find a satisfactory explanation on how to go about doing that. Do you know what needs to ...
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Is it possible to change the look and feel of remote X applications running under Xming?

I am running Eclipse remotely right now, in Xming on my Windows pc, through an ssh tunnel from my laptop running Ubuntu 11.10. As seen below, it doesn't look that bad, but it seems that my ...
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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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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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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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How can I make KDE and other non-GNOME apps inherit the Ubuntu theme?

I'm running Ubuntu (9.04) and have a bunch of different types of apps installed on my system: GNOME apps like Firefox, gEdit. KDE4 apps like AmaroK and KATE. Qt apps like VLC. Opera browser, which ...
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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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How to style window borders in Linux Mint w/ Cinnamon?

I've noticed that all the themes leave me with those large gray/metal window borders, which I really don't like. How can I edit this, and why do most themes simply change how the taskbar looks?
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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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Apply styles to pages in Chrome before extensions load

I would like to apply custom CSS to pages in Chrome, but before the extensions are loaded. I'm already familiar with this solution: Applying custom style to internal Chrome pages But I need to ...
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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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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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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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Are there any Firefox themes that work when Ubuntu has a dark theme?

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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How to fall back to the default Color Theme in Emacs?

I have applied a Color Theme. How can I get back to the default theme without restarting Emacs (version 23)?
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Better window arrangement for Windows XP?

Does anyone know of a tool or plugin for Windows XP that allows me to "dock" a window on one half of the screen, as if that half were an entirely separate display? Ideally, I'd like to be able 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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Can I put the Windows XP Luna Theme on Windows 7?

Can I put the Windows XP Luna Theme on Windows 7? Will it work? Will it cause damage?
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How to override GTK3 / Gnome Shell themes per application

I'm using both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) on Fedora 17 with the dark theme Blapple. Quite a few applications can't handle dark themes very good. In Gnome 2 I had a simple solution for these ...
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What are the best minimal windows XP themes you know? [closed]

I'm thinking about changing my plain-old xp theme (classic) into something new, but still minimalistic. Which ones do you recommend?
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Do any Windows IM clients support Adium styles?

I know I can't actually get Adium on Windows. Are there any Windows IM clients that at least support Adium styles, specifically Contact List Styles and Message Styles? Pidgin is heart-breakingly ...
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what is a GTK theme engine?

short and simple: what is a GTK engine vs a theme etc?
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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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How can I make Vista look like XP?

I recorded part of a video training with XP and now I have Vista installed. I want the look of the windows (the candy buttons XP theme) to be the same through all the videos. How can I make Vista ...
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Notepad++ Tweaking

Is it possible to get Notepad++ to have background themes like other text editors have? I know that you can have syntax highlighting, but I've seen editors like Eclipse and Visual Studio have ...
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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 ...