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Old 04-11-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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LinuxMint 10 LXDE + fluxbox and Lxappearance (Solved)


Hi,
I've LinuxMint 10 LXDE. Then I've installed also fluxbox 1.1.1 from the Synaptic package manager so I can change sessions and play with fluxbox.
In fluxbox session I want to change the gtk theme (not styles) and download gtk themes from box-look.org, but lxappearance works only in the LXDE session (with openbox).
So my question is how can I change themes (not styles) in fluxbox if lxappearance only works in LXDE session?

Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:42 AM   #2
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Define "doesn't work".

Also, what do you mean by constantly saying "(not styles)"?
 
Old 04-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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If you want to skin Fluxbox, I think you have to do it with Fluxbox tools. Fluxbox doesn't understand themes, it understands styles.

Some Blackbox tools also work, as Fluxbox was based on Blackbox.

Default Fluxbox is, I think, most unsightly, but you can do marvelous stuff with it.

My desktop today is attached (I rotate the wallpaper with each restart).

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:41 AM   #4
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The OP wants to change the look of GTK+, not Fluxbox.

That's probably why he kept saying "(not styles)" all the time.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:35 PM   #5
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The OP wants to change the look of GTK+, not Fluxbox.
Help me out here please. (I learn by admitting ignorance.)

Does this mean how a GTK app (as opposed to, say, a QT app) would appear when it is opened?
 
Old 04-12-2011, 07:18 PM   #6
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Thanks for the answers. Sorry for repeating "not styles" twice.

I know I can change styles, how to download more and install them. But that only skins the menu, title bar and border of windows. My question was about Gtk, how to change themes, for example Clearlooks, Industrial, Mist, Shiki-Wise, ThinIce... without being changed also in Openbox when I go back to its session.

I've been reading the fluxbox wiki here:
http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?ti...ing_gtk_themes

Then I found in Urukrama's Weblog an article about using different Gtk settings in different sessions: http://urukrama.wordpress.com/2008/0...rent-sessions/ - This is an example with Openbox and Pekwm. I'll try it with openbox and fluxbox. Maybe this is the solution for my issue.

I think my question has been confusing, even for myself asking in English, because it is not my mother tongue.


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The OP wants to change the look of GTK+, not Fluxbox.

That's probably why he kept saying "(not styles)" all the time.
^ MTK358 you are right, I want to change the look of GTK+, but what means "OP"?
 
Old 04-12-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #8
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I think my question has been confusing, even for myself asking in English, because it is not my mother tongue.
Your English is excellent. Do not be concerned.

Computer jargon can be confusing. The same word can have different meanings in different contexts.

Example from today: I was talking with someone about my Wordpress theme (she had a complaint about a small item). She was puzzled at the meaning of "theme."

After I tried to explain, she said, "Oh, you mean 'template.'"

Depending on the context, a theme could be called a style could be called a template could be called a skin.

So many words, so little time.
 
Old 04-15-2011, 05:04 PM   #9
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Computer jargon can be confusing. The same word can have different meanings in different contexts.
Thanks for your nice answer.
Computer jargon is a vocabulary I'm also trying to learn together with all things Linux that are a lot of fun.
 
  


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