peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Thu Aug 9 23:04:43 UTC 2007
On Thu, 09 Aug 2007 14:43:58 -0600
cj <debiani386 at gmail.com> wrote:
> this may seem to be a very stupid question, but i cant figure out how to
> install themes at all. no matter what theme i try, it never loads them.
> is there a specific theme manager i need to download or something?
Assuming you mean GNOME themes, you can just open System-Preferences-Theme
and drag the theme tarball onto the dialog that appears.
It's been a while since I needed to do this, but I recall there used to be
a few themes that also required installing an "engine" - but most will
install as above. Be sure to check the "details" tabs under "Customize" -
some themes are mostly "details". ( window borders, icons etc. )
Alternatively, you can install themes into ~/.themes
For icons, the directory is ~/.icons
You can also add a few extra themes by installing the
"gnome-themes-extras" package, which will install a few themes system-wide.
See apt-cache show gnome-themes-extras
I don't know the equivalent for KDE .
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