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    Default Cannot Install GTK Themes in Gnome 12.3

    Hi All

    Appreciate any help on this query.
    • I cannot seem to install GTK themes in 12.3.
    • I have Gnome-Tweak Tool installed from the main repo and am using that to install the themes.
    • I have attempted placing the themes in:
      • usr/share/themes
      • &
      • .local/share/themes

    • In Tweak Tool do the following:
    • Select Theme
      • In the 'Current Theme' Drop down menu I have approx 25 themes available - if I select one of them the appropriate boarders and window decorations appear.
      • In the 'GTK+ Drop down menu I only ever have three themes available - Adwaita, Greybird and High Contrast
      • None of the other themes are available

    Really appreciate any help.

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    Default Re: Cannot Install GTK Themes in Gnome 12.3

    On Sat 16 Mar 2013 03:16:01 PM CDT, guv999 wrote:


    Hi All

    Appreciate any help on this query.

    - I cannot seem to install GTK themes in 12.3.
    - I have Gnome-Tweak Tool installed from the main repo and am using
    that to install the themes.
    - I have attempted placing the themes in:

    - usr/share/themes
    - &
    - .local/share/themes

    - In Tweak Tool do the following:
    - Select Theme

    - In the 'Current Theme' Drop down menu I have approx 25 themes
    available - if I select one of them the appropriate boarders and
    window decorations appear.
    - In the 'GTK+ Drop down menu I only ever have three themes
    available - Adwaita, Greybird and High Contrast
    - None of the other themes are available


    Really appreciate any help.


    Hi
    Are they Gnome-Shell themes? Possibly they are not gtk3 themes.

    DO you have a link to an example you are trying to use?

    Do you have the theme extension installed?

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    Default Re: Cannot Install GTK Themes in Gnome 12.3

    Hi Malcolm

    They are GTK 3 themes - I have tried the Gnome Cupertino and Mediterranean Night theme packs from www.gnome-look.org
    I have extracted them and moved them both to the usr/share/themes folder.

    Two things I have discovered since:

    • At one point (I am unsure why) the themes did appear as options in the Tweak-Tool
    • I selected them and all appeared okay
    • I was then unable to open any further windows
    • It would appear that the app would be opening, and then after approx 5 seconds would flash on the screen and then disappear.



    • Further I have successfully installed the Greybird GTK3 theme that is available from the repo's.


    It has me well and truly stuck.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Cannot Install GTK Themes in Gnome 12.3

    On Sun 17 Mar 2013 03:56:02 PM CDT, guv999 wrote:


    Hi Malcolm

    They are GTK 3 themes - I have tried the Gnome Cupertino and
    Mediterranean Night theme packs from 'www.gnome-look.org'
    (http://www.gnome-look.org)
    I have extracted them and moved them both to the usr/share/themes
    folder.

    Two things I have discovered since:


    - At one point (I am unsure why) the themes did appear as options in
    the Tweak-Tool
    - I selected them and all appeared okay
    - I was then unable to open any further windows
    - It would appear that the app would be opening, and then after
    approx 5 seconds would flash on the screen and then disappear.




    - Further I have successfully installed the Greybird GTK3 theme that
    is available from the repo's.


    It has me well and truly stuck.
    Thanks


    Hi
    You shouldn't need to move them, if you have the user theme extension
    installed (and they are zip files) they should just add... Look through
    the actual Gnome-Shell area on gnome-look.org.

    There does seem to be an issue with the themes, I need to ask my Gnome
    friends as to what is/isn't working properly, that will be tomorrow
    though.
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    Default Re: Cannot Install GTK Themes in Gnome 12.3

    Put them in home/username/.themes

    Also, I've found that many of them cause gnome-shell to crash so be careful.

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    Default Re: Cannot Install GTK Themes in Gnome 12.3

    Hi
    Thanks for your help.
    I have moved the themes to
    Home/use/.themes
    and am still having the issue.

    Any further advice is greatly appreciated

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