GNOME theme Where is ...? How to ...?

Ralf ralf.mardorf at
Wed May 25 17:21:38 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-05-25 at 12:22 -0400, Mike Holstein wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:17 PM, Ralf <ralf.mardorf at>
> wrote:
>         Maverick:
>         What file(s) to restore, to get back a lost custom GNOME
>         theme?
>         I need to restore the settings for my Maverick's "Appearance
>         Preferences". When I saved the "Custom" theme, something went
>         wrong, now
>         the theme is lost. I do have a backup of the complete OS. I
>         need to know
>         which files I have to restore. This happened when I was
>         comparing
>         something with the settings for Natty.
>         Natty:
>         How can I switch the windows minimize, unmaximize and close
>         buttons from
>         the right to the left side?
>         -- Ralf
> for UI issues like that, i usually suggest making a different user
> account, logging in, and checking the settings. if all is well as the
> new user, then its safe to assume its a config issue with the current
> user. you can start renaming and/or moving .gnome directories, and
> seeing which is causing the issue, and decide if you want to start
> from scratch, or try repairing whatever it is you have changed that is
> causing the issue.

In this case it's possible to restore the user's home directory
completely. This would take less time then trial and error. I only will
lose 2 days of Firefox history etc., if I won't omit some configurations
and one picture also would get lost. The picture is the only file I need
to copy, before I overwrite this home directory completely. This seems
to be the less time-robbing solution. I hoped hat there is just one

-- Ralf

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