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Old 02-23-2006, 05:24 AM   #1
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Can I export a custom theme to new distro?

Iv recently got back in to the linux way of thinking. (About a year ago a dual boot installation went wrong and i lost a lifetimes collection of music, videos, etc...). Lasy week i installed Mandriva LE, and I've spent a few evenings getting my Gnome desktop looking just right.

But, is there an easy way of collecting all the icons, custom icons, cursors, window frames, colours and wigits that are all over the place, in to one file/folder, so i can make a CD backup.

It'll also be useful for when i get a new machine, or if I have to reinstall or swap distro.
Old 02-23-2006, 05:44 AM   #2
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Since you mentioned you are using Gnome, the answer depends on whether you are using the stock themes, or have downloaded and installed custome themes and icons. Custom themes you download and install go in ~/.themes, and icons go in ~/.icons. If you are using factory themes and icons, they are in /usr/share/themes and /use/share/icons. There are also icons in /usr/share/pixmaps, but only for single application icons, not theme icons. Stock Gnome wallpapers are in /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/gnome/

If you always use custom themes, you can pretty much back up your user's /home directory, which you probably want to do anyway since it has all of your documents, etc in it. Make sense?

Last edited by Sargek; 02-23-2006 at 05:47 AM.


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