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Re: GNOME Themes won't install

On Thu, 2004-12-02 at 20:53 -0700, Scott wrote:
> After looking at
>  http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-list/
> http://art.gnome.org/faq.php
> http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr=&q=gnome+themes+install&btnG=Google+Search
> http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr=&q=gnome+themes+install+2.8&btnG=Google+Search
> and coming up empty,  I'm asking anyone here for help.
> No matter how I try to install GNOME themes (Fedora Core 3, GNOME 2.8) I 
> end up with nothing but the defaults (that came with FC3) to choose 
> from.   I've tried doing it via the themes applet with no luck. So then 
> then I tried tried untarring the theme in my ~/.themes directory (as 
> suggested by the above mentioned FAQ).
> Nothing has worked.  The above mentioned directory is filled with themes 
> (all from art.gnome.org) but none of them are showing up in the themes 
> applet and therefore, I'm unable to install them...
> This is my third FC3 install from the past few months.  On my last one I 
> managed to get the themes recognized by copying them to the 
> /usr/share/themes folder where the default ones (the only ones that show 
> up in the theme manager) are. That seems a bit extreme.
> What am I doing wrong?
> Thanks.
> Scott


>From my experience I just simply drag the tar.gz file from my home
directory and drop it on the themes preferences window.

Then click on Theme Details and you can change the Window

I believe I have the best luck with themes that are written for GTK2.0
and Metacity.  Sometimes I have to install two themes and use the Window
Borders from one and the Controls from another and the Icons from a
third to make it look just the way I want it.



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