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    Default how to use GNOME themes

    Today I downloaded and installed openSUSE 13.1 with GNOME shell 3.10.1. Installation went very well, so I started to customize my desktop. I found interesting user themes at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/ I switched the button to install the themes and I confirmed the download and installation.

    When I look in the Tweak tool at the page 'Extensions', I see that the user themes are available, but nothing has changed on my desktop and I can't find any possibility in the Tweak tool to choose a theme, or to change something.

    Can anyone help me how I can choose a user theme so I can customize my desktop?

    Thijs Bennis

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    Default Re: how to use GNOME themes

    On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:06:02 +0000, bennist wrote:

    > Today I downloaded and installed openSUSE 13.1 with GNOME shell 3.10.1.
    > Installation went very well, so I started to customize my desktop. I
    > found interesting user themes at
    > https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/ I switched the
    > button to install the themes and I confirmed the download and
    > installation.
    >
    > When I look in the Tweak tool at the page 'Extensions', I see that the
    > user themes are available, but nothing has changed on my desktop and I
    > can't find any possibility in the Tweak tool to choose a theme, or to
    > change something.
    >
    > Can anyone help me how I can choose a user theme so I can customize my
    > desktop?
    >
    > Thijs Bennis


    You might need to restart gnome-shell. Press Alt+F2 and run "r" (that's
    a shortcut to reload gnome-shell).

    Jim



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    Default Re: how to use GNOME themes

    On Tue 19 Nov 2013 10:13:24 PM CST, Jim Henderson wrote:

    On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:06:02 +0000, bennist wrote:

    > Today I downloaded and installed openSUSE 13.1 with GNOME shell
    > 3.10.1. Installation went very well, so I started to customize my
    > desktop. I found interesting user themes at
    > https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/ I switched the
    > button to install the themes and I confirmed the download and
    > installation.
    >
    > When I look in the Tweak tool at the page 'Extensions', I see that the
    > user themes are available, but nothing has changed on my desktop and I
    > can't find any possibility in the Tweak tool to choose a theme, or to
    > change something.
    >
    > Can anyone help me how I can choose a user theme so I can customize my
    > desktop?
    >
    > Thijs Bennis


    You might need to restart gnome-shell. Press Alt+F2 and run
    "r" (that's a shortcut to reload gnome-shell).

    Jim



    Hi
    You have to install a theme via the tweak tool -> appearance (left
    side with folder icon and must also be a zip file), then select the
    theme right side drop down. Just installing the theme extension just enables the feature.

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    Default Re: how to use GNOME themes

    bennist wrote:
    >
    > Today I downloaded and installed openSUSE 13.1 with GNOME shell 3.10.1.
    > Installation went very well, so I started to customize my desktop. I
    > found interesting user themes at
    > https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/ I switched the
    > button to install the themes and I confirmed the download and
    > installation.
    >
    > When I look in the Tweak tool at the page 'Extensions', I see that the
    > user themes are available, but nothing has changed on my desktop and I
    > can't find any possibility in the Tweak tool to choose a theme, or to
    > change something.
    >
    > Can anyone help me how I can choose a user theme so I can customize my
    > desktop?
    >
    > Thijs Bennis
    >
    >

    That extension should enable you to Turn ON/OFF the themes already
    present on your machine

    The theme packs are "tar" files which you need download and extract and
    put the contents into the folder /home/<usernames>/.themes. If the
    ..themes folder doesn't exist then create one.

    Your shell-theme path should be like :-

    /home/<username>/.themes/Black/gnome-shell
    /home/<username>/.themes/ipad-reload/gnome-shell
    /home/<username>/.themes/XGnome Enhanced 3.6/gnome-shell
    /home/<username>/.themes/Zukitwo/gnome-shell

    Other than shell themes, you need GTK themes to change window
    decorations and borders.

    Once you have the theme packs extracted and placed in appropriate
    locations you can change themes using gnome-tweak-tool

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    Default Re: how to use GNOME themes

    Thank you for all your replies and your help. Now it is clear to me how I can install and use themes in GNOME, so my question is answered.

    Thijs Bennis

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    Default Re: how to use GNOME themes

    bennist wrote:
    >
    > Thank you for all your replies and your help. Now it is clear to me how
    > I can install and use themes in GNOME, so my question is answered.
    >
    > Thijs Bennis
    >
    >

    your are welcome

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