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Old 04-26-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
ams875
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Themes / Styles / GTK+ / Metacity / Sawfish? Confused by terminology...


Hi everyone,

I'm new to Linux (surprised it [Fedora 10] installed without a hassle). I've been bored lately and was browsing various themes for GNOME online. I know GNOME's default window manager is Metacity, so I started looking for Metacity themes. Long story short, I didn't like any of the themes I found for it but I found one that was labelled GTK 2.x. I downloaded it, and when I tried to install it, it said it wasn't a valid theme. I don't know what the problem is, but my main question is this. I thought Metacity was based on or written with GTK+ so why wouldn't a GTK theme work on it? Also is there any difference between a theme and a style, because for some reason a theme a did download only changed the window borders but not the color scheme or icons or anything.

Idk, I'm just confused and a little pissed, lol. Any help clarifying terms or what I should do would be greatly greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
ams875
 
Old 04-27-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
theYinYeti
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A GTK theme will change the window borders, buttons… decorations. A Metacity theme will change the window's contents look (buttons, menus, background…). A style is a pack of any of a GTK theme, a Metacity theme, a background…

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