[Bug 18152] New: Adding theme after extracting doesn't work

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           Summary: Adding theme after extracting doesn't work
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gnome-themes
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: thrift24 at gmail.com
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com

Using the theme preferences, you can drag and drop a theme archive onto the
theme preferences window, and it will confirm the path and install it.

Doing this same operation with a theme archive that has already been extracted
confirms the path and then results in the error message "The file format is

This seems extremely silly and a friend that just installed Linux just bumped
into it as he was trying to install a theme.  He went through about 6 of them
before he immed me, and then I had to till him exactly what I was doing for him
to figure it out.  Seems like a usability problem to me.

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