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Old 01-23-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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how can i get themes to work?


im using xubuntu . so i cant find any 'theme managers' so how do i install themes/icons? i tried extracting them to a .themes folder but there isnt one. so i created one. and nothing happened when i extracted a theme to it. its just a file there. how do i apply it. or is there some other way to do it?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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When you properly extract GTK or xfwm4 themes to ~/.themes they should show up in "User Interface Settings" for GTK themes, and "Window Manager Settings" for xfwm4 themes. Icon themes should be put in ~/.icons and they will show up in the "Icon Theme" tab in "User Interface Settings".
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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no they dont show up there.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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Are you sure you have the right type of theme? Are you sure you extracted it right?
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:37 PM   #5
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i dont know.in the archive manager thing i clicked extract to- and then the themes folder. but when i go there its just a folder in the .themes folder.
 
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um ok. i got the themes to work. but i still cant get icons to work.
 
Old 01-23-2008, 01:52 PM   #7
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Is it a true icon theme, or just a package of icons?
 
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i think its just a package of icons.
 
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Then you would have to change your icons manually, panel icons would be easy(right click -> properties), dunno about desktop icons and such.
 
  


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