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Old 10-23-2004, 01:06 PM   #1
gurfrip
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applying a theme


When you download or save as a theme file to the desktop and you want to apply it and it is a .tar file, what do you do?
 
Old 10-23-2004, 01:14 PM   #2
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In GNOME, just open the theme manager and drag your theme into it. In KDE it's a bit more complicated I think.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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it would help to know what desktop environment you are running and what version
 
Old 10-24-2004, 01:43 AM   #4
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Installing Themes

If you are in gnome you can do what was posted above, or you can also go to a terminal and type: gnome-theme-manager and go through the install buttons and do it that way. You can also drop your theme into ~/.themes and then use switch2 (for gtk2 themes) or switch(for gtk themes) and then select your theme that way. switch2 is a very nice app to have around for changing themes. You can also edit your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file to read something like the following:

# -- THEME AUTO-WRITTEN DO NOT EDIT
include "/home/hawkwind/.themes/H2O-gtk2-Ruby/gtk-2.0/gtkrc"

include "/home/hawkwind/.gtkrc.mine"

# -- THEME AUTO-WRITTEN DO NOT EDIT


You can also use switch/switch2 and/or this file to set your fonts as well. I don't have an example of that or I would surely post it for you.


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