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Smokey 10-21-2004 10:45 AM

installing a xfce theme
I downloaded an xfce theme from but I have no idea how to install it and the readme does not explain how to install it.

2Gnu 10-21-2004 11:34 AM

It's been a while, but I think you can simply unzip it to /usr/share/xfce4/themes/

Smokey 10-22-2004 08:30 AM

I did that but it doesnt come up in my settings?

reddazz 10-22-2004 10:51 AM

how about in /usr/share/themes?

Azmeen 10-22-2004 11:35 AM

OK, I've been using XFCE for almost two years now (and loving it more and more).

So I'll just give a rundown on what you're installing and where to "see" it.

First off, there's a Window Decoration theme. This theme affects how your X windows look. In a default XFCE installation, the Window Decoration themes are located at /usr/share/xfwm4/themes.

Secondly, there are User Interface themes. These themes affect how your panels, buttons and other UI gadgets look and behave. They are also known as GTK themes, and are used in Gnome (and probably other GTK based DEs) as well. They are located at /usr/share/themes.

How to tell which is which? Well GTK themes usually contain directories called gtk/ and gtk-2.0/ in them. The should also contain an index.theme.

XFCE window decoration themes contain lots of *.xpm and *.svg images which form the look of the window decoration. The file names are also descriptive, ie.: bottom-right-active.xpm, bottom-right-inactive.xpm, close-active.xpm, close-inactive.xpm, etc.

Hope this helps :)

Smokey 10-22-2004 12:27 PM

What about Window Borders? What file do I move those into?

Azmeen 10-22-2004 07:55 PM


Originally posted by Smokey
What about Window Borders? What file do I move those into?
Window Borders == Window Decorations

1veedo 03-02-2006 09:52 PM

I downloaded this theme,

I think it's a GTK theme but I've copied it to both directories mentioned by Azmeen. It doesn't show up anyware in settings.

Also, quick question, are there hotkeys in xfce?

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