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Old 09-25-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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how to change the gtk theme ?? anyone?


this has been killing me for some time now, how does one change the gtk themes ......

i made a symlink from ~/.gtk-2.0 to the theme i want to try, and that works ...

but i cant seem to get the gtk-1.2 themes to want to work also .. i make a link from ~/.gtk-1.2 to the theme, and no luck

ln -s /usr/share/theme/Mist/gtk/gtkrc ~/.gtkrc-1.2
ln -s /usr/share/theme/Mist/gtk-2.0/gtkrc ~/.gtkrc-2.0

the second one works, but the first wont change the gtk-1.2 themes for the few programs that have yet to make gtk-2 versions

anyways .. while I'm here, does anyone know how to get xmms to stop moving around the desktop, like make it be part of the background , i can click the buttons, but cant move it
 
Old 09-25-2004, 11:16 PM   #2
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Themes under Desktop preferences

If you're using GNOME, you can use the Themes manager. It's under Desktop Preferences in the menu. As for your xmms problem, you can make it stick to the screen so that it appears on whichever desktop you're on, but I don't think that answers your question. Good luck!
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:41 AM   #3
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lucky I'm not planing on using gnome (its on right now, but it sucks big time ... to many problems with gdm , and the damned nautilus stuff, .... )

anyways, so I'm not going to be using gnome and ill need to theme change, i thought i should learn how to do it by hand
 
Old 09-26-2004, 01:41 AM   #4
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try linking as ~/.gtkrc instead of ~/.gtkrc-1.2
 
Old 09-26-2004, 03:45 AM   #5
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there is an application called gtk-theme-switch, that I use in KDE to change the theme for GTK apps. I can't remember the website, but search on google and you'll find it. Mandrake has it in it's contrib section.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:36 AM   #6
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thanks, after reviewing how that theme switchy thing created files in my home directory, it apears as the for gtk-1.2 that you need the file be called ".gtkrc-1.2-gnome2"

reddazz: i thought kde used the qt theme engine for gtk ?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 10:23 AM   #7
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KDE uses qt, but apps like gaim and xchat need gtk, so as long as you install gtk, gtk-engines and gnome-themes, you can use the gtk-theme-switch utility to change the settings of GTK apps.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 06:56 PM   #8
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http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=9714

yea .. if i understand what its say the theme engine translates those gtk apps into qt ones
 
Old 09-27-2004, 02:00 AM   #9
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@ SciYro

Ok, I have downloaded that app as well, and I think it's sooo kool.
 
  


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