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Old 08-06-2010, 09:22 AM   #16
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So my question is this. I deleted gtkrc-2.0 file from my home directory and GNOME is still able to change themes and they work very well and it doesn't recreate gtkrc-2.0 file... how is this possible? how is this achieved?
 
Old 08-06-2010, 10:23 AM   #17
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I use lxappearance, much better than gtk-chgtheme, etc

in all my builds I have as Dugan says a gtkrc-2.0 symlink and .gtkrc-2.0

except I link .gtkrc.2.0 to my gtkrc-2.0 in /home and /root
so I can point GDM, etc to the visible gtkrc-2.0

Code:
ln -sf .gtkrc-2.0 gtkrc-2.0
my .gtkrc-2.0 says

Code:
# DO NOT EDIT!  This file will be overwritten by LXAppearance.
# Any customization should be done in ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine

gtk-theme-name="Dark-linux-0.6"
gtk-icon-theme-name="JungleBlack-01"
gtk-font-name="Sans Bold 10"
gtk-toolbar-style=2
include "/home/guest/.gtkrc-2.0.mine"
and there you see lxappearance can change it
no need for script, etc

also you see there include "/home/guest/.gtkrc-2.0.mine"
thats for customizing further I guess so that lxappearance won't overwrite .gtkrc-2.0.mine?

theres probably a way to change cursor there too...?
I haven't tried as yet...

usually I keep a symlink in
/usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
that points to cursor theme I want; mine says

Code:
[icon-theme]
Inherits = crystalblue
crystalblue being the blue cursor from crystalcursors via SlackBuilds
as I'm in Slackware right now...

does any of that help?

Last edited by linus72; 08-06-2010 at 10:25 AM.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 11:04 AM   #18
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looks great. i think i have solved this one but here's another thing i can't figure out... I want to change the window manager theme too but can't figure out how... Metacity uses the gtk-window-decorator right? how do you change the theme of it without suing gconf or any other graphical tool?
 
  


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