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Bash command to detect if system is using dark theme or lgiht?

There's a way in browsers to query if the OS prefers dark theme or light https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/@media/prefers-color-scheme so that a website developer could use that query'...
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Adding a background image/texture to my taskbar?

Is it possible for me to use an image as a background for my taskbar if it's a right size? I'm using the KDE environment and the Manjaro OS.
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Hide full name in cinnamon

Can I hide full name of desktop objects? Long names keep appearance ugly. Is there a config file or setting for do that? I use cinnamon in linux mint.
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Increase Firefox tabs in Plasma 5 on high DPI laptop with small screen

In order to increase size I have used larger fonts (beside some other settings like toolbar icons size in Dolphin) and a global scale of 112%. This is how my panel looks for me to be comfortable with ...
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How do I change the color of the titlebar close button in KDE Plasma 5.21?

I don't see an option for this in the System Settings option. Is it possible to do this one?
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How to automate switching between light and dark modes?

I am a user of Linux Mint. One feature I often wish I had in Linux is the ability to switch between light and dark modes depending on the time of the day, as in macOS and mobile devices. I have put ...
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Remove themes from Chrome

I am using Chrome web browser on MX Linux 19.2. I installed a theme from Chrome Web store. For removing an installed theme, you have to go to settings and click on appearance. There is an option to ...
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The font of the menu of a package on Debian 9 Xfce doesn't look fine

For the package GeoGebra 5, the text of the menu bar looks bad, with a strange (and unwanted) font. This is the normal, good look of the menus of other programs: This behavior is new. It's ...
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Wallpaper slideshow without manual intervention

I wanted to create a desktop wallpaper slideshow with my own set of images as described in this answer using shotwell but faced certain problems once photos are selected from shotwell for slideshow ; ...
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Customize password request string

I'd like to know if there's a way to customize the sudo password request. The default string is: [sudo] password for USER: Is there a way to change that to some other custom string, like: Insert ...
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Change the default i3-wm system style

I have recently discovered the i3 window manager (after using Xfce). I first installed it on my laptop and all the window decorations (file/edit/view menus etc) looked horrible, and it was a light ...
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How to override GTK style setting from kde-config-gtk-style for one specific app?

I am quite happy, how my kde on debian handles the theming for gtk apps like firefox or thunderbird. I usually use the breeze-dark or adwaita-dark themes. However, I use one application (moneyplex) ...
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Lxqt: what are the Qt-themes/Widget Styles, and how to install new ones?

Appearance of themes in Lxqt is determined at two levels (like in Plasma 5). The "Lxqt themes" affect mostly (only?) the panel. They are to be located in usr/share/lxqt/themes or ~/.local/share/lxqt/...
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How can I change the text color in gnome top bar?

I want to change the text color of notification from green to black for example. I'm using Xenlism Minimalism, that is the great shell for me, but the only issue is that the text color is light green ...
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How can I change the login page background to dark?

So I'm using Parrot Security OS (Mate based UI), and I accidentally change the theme, but while I switch it back, the login page's background (the small box where you chose user and enter password) ...
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KDE global menu disappeared in Plasma 5.12

I upgraded to plasma 5.12 and the global menus disappeared, and the entry in settings also disappeared. Application Style ⇒ Widget Style ⇒ Fine Tuning I tried deleting the plasma* files from ~/....
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If I have a mime type how do I get its associated icon from the current appearance icons theme? [closed]

If I have a mime type of a file using the command line file -bi. How do I get the associated icon of this mime type from the current appearance icons theme? Thank you everyone.
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How can i fix the font size in XFCE after installing a proprietary graphic driver

After installing the Nvidia driver of my graphic card the font size becomes very tiny, how can i restore his size (I am Using Linux Mint 18.1 XFCE).
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How do I customize Gnome screen shield / curtain / login screen appearance?

Gnome desktop seems configurable in various ways: in "Gnome settings", with gnome-extensions, gnome-tweak-tool, gsettings or dconf-editor. However, apart from this procedure to change the login ...
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How do I fix the colors of my icons?

I first noticed an issue I had on Linux Mint using the mate desktop environment. I wasn't able to resolve it, so I thought that switching to a different distro and desktop would be the answer. I'm now ...
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Horizontal gradient background works but solid background doesn't?

When I select a solid background, blue for example, in the background settings, the blue background will appear on my desktop for two seconds and then will change to black and will stay black. In the ...
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make ls gray out files that end with tilde (`~`) using `LS_COLOR`

Problem: I am trying to modify LS_COLORS to gray out all files ending with the tilde character. Question: Can anybody spot my mistake? Here is what I did: # write dircolors file: dircolors -p > ...
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How to make desktop shortcut to start command with custom title font and window borders

Im Using Linux Mint 17.2 rafaela amd64 with cinnamon. I have a couple old windows themes I downloaded and if I apply them with the system settings dialog I get this: t Which is great! Except I only ...
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How to change QtCurve style/theme without KDE via config file editing?

I have downloaded a QtCurve theme. I do not use KDE, I use a standalone WM (awesome). How do I change QtCurve style/theme via config file editing? Which config file contains this setting?
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Running a command based on a file in the directory

I have some scripts setup that I would like a master script to call based on a files appearance in a directory. Basically I have what's show below. Script A uses file a Script B uses file b ...
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How to open file dialog in screen locker (Antergos / KDE)

Relatively new linux user here, I am running Antergos with KDE and am trying use screen locker through the desktop widgets option. Path: Screen Locker -> Settings -> Desktop Widgets Configure -> ...
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Cinnamon messed up

I'm using Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon (2.2). After I closed an unresponsive PDF viewer, Cinnamon's appearnce got messed up. Now windows' title bar looks like Win 98/95. If it might be of use, I ...
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Can I set appearance for GNOME Debian?

Is there any tool to set appearance for GNOME Debian 7.2.0? I feel title bar is too thick and font is too big. I'm just leaving Ubuntu for Debian, so I'm not so familiar with it.
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How do I make themes apply to windows as well as system elements?

I am using Linux Mint with Cinnamon. Whenever I install a theme, it changes the 'system' elements, like the menu and taskbar, but not the window borders or buttons or the like. I went on the 'Other ...
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How to get lighter (more white) themes for Xfce?

Xfce seems bathing in an ocean of endless gray, unless using dark themes. Are there Xfce themes that are clear, bright, whiter? And also: is there a way to change the colors in a given theme in ...
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What is a "theme" in Xfce? [duplicate]

I have only used LXDE and Xfce. While in LXDE windows styles (decorations) and general appearance themes ("Widgets" in LXDE) can be clearly differentiated when searched on the internet, for Xfce they ...
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xmms2 cover art

Does xmms2 have bindings either a Python API or a command line tool to find the album cover art of an MP3? Related to xmms2 notification with album art under Awesome.
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How to disable popup inscriptions in gnome 2?

When one moves mouse cursor to certain positions following inscriptions appear: "Window Menu", "Close Window" and so on. How to disable them?
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Change view in emacs dired mode

What options are there to change the view of a directory in emacs dired mode? How to apply it? How can I change it on the fly? In particular I want to know: How to make it show the file sizes in ...
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How to turn off smooth scrolling in KDE4

I want to turn off smooth scrolling in KDE4 applications. By smooth scrolling, I mean the visual effect that causes the contents of a scrollable area to shift a bit at a time when I scroll with PageUp/...
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How to change/remove blue panel glow in KDE4.6?

After a system (as well as KDE) update, I got this blue panel glow which appears on hover. I browsed through system settings, panel settings, desktop settings, but couldn't find an option to change/...
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How do I change Xfce 4 "theme" tab colors?

I recently switched over to Xfce and really enjoy it. However, when I went in to my settings to change the appearance, the theme that I liked best was "Xfce-dusk" with one exception: The default ...
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Minimalist window decorations etc in OpenBox or similar

I am currently customising my netbook's ArchLinux install. I really like the minimalist basic style of things like the ThinMC window borders in Gnome, and the FullFlat Firefox theme. What options are ...
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