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Old 01-03-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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Replacing default Gnome toobar/menu icons?

Stupid question perhaps but I couldn't find an answer to it.

Deicded to try out Gnome. After spending some time to make it look less like Windows 98 I'm starting to feel comfortable using it. I downloaded some decent icon sets. Unfortunately, the default icons used in the Nautilus and Galeon toolbars and menus don't blend in very well with the rest of the theme. In fact, the default toobar icons clash with pretty much any theme and icon set.

Is it possible at all to replace those icons with others + where to find some good toolbar/menu icons?
Old 01-03-2004, 11:49 AM   #2
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I would love to know if its possible to do this!

well this is an added question but did you use themes or just change out icons? i cant for the life of me get themes to work. GTK2 ones to be exact. I drag and drop, I move them to .themes/ i tryed everything. oh well lemme know

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Old 01-03-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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I also had some problems with themes in Gnome initially.

First of all, if you click Theme Details, you can select indicidual themes for controls (scrollbars, buttons etc.), window borders and icons. I found that almost all themes you download off the net include themes for only window borders or controls, and they do not appear in the main theme list.

For installing themes, I just use the Install Theme option and select the archive of the theme, no need to decompress or copying anything manually. I'm actually not sure if you need to do it from the correct tab (e.g. install Window Border themes from the window borders tab etc.) because I haven't installed enough of them. You'll probably need to close and re-open the themes window after installing, it seems to take a while to update the list. I actually thought they hadn't installed correctly and I even restarted the X-Server and then all of a sudden all the themes were there If the theme was installed correctly, you should be able to see it in the themes folder (/usr/share/themes in Slackware).


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