Desctop themes/Preferences/desktop icons

Daniel Borgmann spark-mailinglists at
Fri Sep 24 16:02:19 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-09-24 at 15:43 +0100, Benjamin Edwards wrote:
> I could't work out how to change the desktop theme so I booted into my
>  Debian install and had a look there.  It seems practicaly the whole
>  menue tree to do with preferences is not there, I also noticed that My
>  Computer icon, and a few others are not on the desktop.  There are
>  actualy no icons on the desktop.  
> It would be nice if at least the themes changer was included in the
>  standard net install.  As they are not do i need to install some extra
>  packages?

Ubuntu puts the preferencs panels and links to home, etc under the
"Computer" item of the panel menu bar. But AFAIK those links are still
missing from the foot menu icon, could it be that you are using that?
The panel menu bar can be found as "menu bar" in the "Add to Panel"
To start the theme manager separately, try running "gnome-theme-

Daniel Borgmann <spark at>

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