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Old 05-05-2013, 05:05 AM   #1
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How to change a theme programmatically in Ubuntu 10.04?

Hi all.

I feel very weird asking this question, but I got no answers upon googling, for this simple query

Please note that I have figured out the ways to change a theme programmatically in Fedora, as follows ::

For GTK2: Set the GTK2_RC_FILES environment variable.

For GTK3:
Gtk.Settings.get_default().set_property('gtk-theme-name', 'theme-100')

Just Ubuntu is being a pain :P

Will be grateful for any pointers !!

Thanks and Regards,
Old 05-06-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme my_gtk_theme
Sorry I haven't tested it- I don't have stock Ubuntu running anywhere.
Old 05-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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Hi Cortman.
Is this for the GTK2-version (Ubuntu 10.04), or the GTK3-version (for 12.04)?

I wish to have the theme working on 10.04


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