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Old 05-09-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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How to set external theme for xfce4?


Hi All!

I installed xfce4 on my distro and i have downloaded some themes from xfce-look.org, but i don't know how to install and use them. Is there a common place to copy them and make the window manager to recognize them? I used KDE before and with that it was so simple to install a new theme. Can i somehow simply install a theme with xfce4 also?

All help would be apprecitated.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-09-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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create a directory named .themes in your home directory
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mkdir -p ~/.themes
Copy your themes in the .themes directory. In the .themes directory, extract the themes you have downloaded and they should be available to xfce.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 03:33 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, mrcheeks!
 
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Thanks a lot, mrcheeks!
 
Old 05-10-2006, 03:48 AM   #5
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If you are installing globally, you can use /usr/share/themes.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 03:53 AM   #6
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How do you mean installing globally?
You mean the xfce?
 
Old 05-10-2006, 09:42 AM   #7
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How do you mean installing globally?
You mean the xfce?
We were discussing theme installation weren't we. Sorry if I wasn't clear, if you want to install xfce themes so that they are available to everyone using your system, you put them in /usr/share/themes.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 03:11 AM   #8
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I copied my themes to ~/.themes and to /usr/share/themes, but my xfce doesn't see them.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 05:03 AM   #9
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Whats the name of the theme and where did you download it from?
 
Old 05-11-2006, 05:16 AM   #10
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I downloaded a few themes , each of them from www.xfce-look.org, but none of them recognized by xfce.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 05:41 AM   #11
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I downloaded a few themes , each of them from www.xfce-look.org, but none of them recognized by xfce.
Give me the name of one of the themes you tried to setup so that I can test it on my machine.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 05:51 AM   #12
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I tried to install these themes :

Galaxy 2
axxlite
axxrom
Candido-redux 1.0
Chrome4

I unpacked them to the specified directories, like I mentioned above, but nothing happens
 
Old 05-11-2006, 05:53 AM   #13
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Does it matter that I used the os-cillation graphical installer to build my xfce4, and therefore did not add any special configuration options to any xfce package?

Thanks
 
Old 05-11-2006, 05:58 AM   #14
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I have a sneaky suspicion that the oscillation installer put XFCE in /usr/local, so the themes may have to be installed in /usr/local/share/themes but ~/.themes should have worked fine. I will try the themes you listed and let you know how it goes.
 
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Thanks reddazz!
 
  


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