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Old 12-14-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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Basic questions about themes and environments

Partial answers appreciated, I got a big field of ignorance to address...

I have a moderately ancient distribution, slackware 10, which came with
xfce4 4.2.1 as the default desktop environment. I've always been a bit confused by X, and I'm not sure whether xfce is a windows manager, a desktop environment or both. And I don't know what files to look in to find out.

But anyway, at xfce-look there are screenshots of all these cool looking desktops, and I can't figure out how to download and use the tehmes files there.

A lot of apps give me messages like

(xfce4-about:3701): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "xfce",

And I don't know how to fix that.

And clicking around in the xfce settings, I see "theme" is used in multiple ways - I can chose "themes" in a desktop utility called "setting/user interface settings" various themes, but not of them look so radically different as at the web site above.
Old 12-14-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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Xfce 4.2 is old, most themes up there now were made for 4.4, so I don't know how well they would work, if at all. There were major changes to Xfce between 4.2 and 4.4.


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