Fix ugly Skype theme on Ubuntu 14.04

Because Skype is a 32bit app and the GTK theme engine is not installed by default for 32bit, skype uses Clearlooks theme instead of the ubuntu's gtk Ambiance theme.

To fix this, install the following:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine:i386 gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386


[caption id="attachment_293" align="alignnone" width="620"] Before fixing skype[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_292" align="alignnone" width="620"]Screenshot from 2014-04-19 12:54:16 After[/caption]


  1. Thanks! This helped with VMWare Horizon View Client which suffers from the same issue.

  2. Thanks this worked on Mint 17.1 and Skype 4.3. Much prettier.

  3. Fernando Martin8 August 2015 at 06:08

    thanks!!!! much better !!!


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