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Theme help for the new Gnome

GNOME - Nov 20 2011
Question:I have installed the Gnome desktop environment and I am able to login to see it ( it is cool) my issue is trying to install the many of themes that are available. I have extracted them and put them in the folder usr/share/theme. They show up in the folder after using the gtk nautilles command to paste them. They are not an option for me to use in the "change desktop background" after right clicking the desktop. Maybe I am doing something wrong I don't know. I want to be able to customize my new instalation of ubuntu 11.10 please help.

Answer:I recommend you install gnome-tweak-tool (look in the ubuntu software centre). With this application you should be able to change the theme.

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 Sorry, can just give some general hints

 by Aiwendil on: Nov 22 2011
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Sorry, I don't use gnome at all...but before you get no answer at all I can try to give a few general hints that might help.

The themes I have installed for KDE in /usr/share/themes are all in subfolders. So make sure you copy the subfolder that should be in the theme package instead of just the files it contains there. Also check the permissions. "/usr/share/themes" should be only writeable as root...or in the ubuntu case with sudo commands. Check if you didn't end up with files that are only readable by root..they must be readable as your user as well to make them useable.

Oh and just because you write "...in the folder usr/share/theme." Ahm...as far as I know it should be "/usr/share/themes"...but assuming now that was just a typo.

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