Installing a new desktop theme in 64studio

  • johne53
Posted: Sat, 08/29/2009 - 10:54
Because I've traditionally had problems with Ubuntu (and most Ubuntu derivatives) I've stuck with my old 32-bit version of 64studio (the one that was derived from Debian). This morning I came across this web page:- That has some quite pretty themes which (I assumed) might work with my desktop. I downloaded a few and extracted them to /usr/share/themes. I can open my theme preferences dialog, select the button for installing a new theme and navigate to the new theme I just extracted. But how do I actually install it? Is there a particular file I need to look for?

Thanks Mick. I've been a bit

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Fri, 09/04/2009 - 17:33
Thanks Mick. I've been a bit busy this week so only just dropped by to check this thread. I'll give that a try at the weekend.

open, recompress

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Mon, 08/31/2009 - 21:45
open it...find the expanded file and right click, tell archiver to recompress in desired format

Thanks Mick, that worked a

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sun, 08/30/2009 - 11:50
Thanks Mick, that worked a treat (I was obviously trying to be too clever!) I noticed though that the theme installer only likes handling tar.gz files. A lot of themes come in other archive types, such as zip, bzip, 7zip etc. Is there a handy tool I can use to convert between these formats?

this should help

  • mick.ca
  • 05/23/07
  • Sun, 08/30/2009 - 00:14
download the theme to anywhere on your home directory. if the file is a "tar.gz" then leave it intact. Open appearance/theme dialog (your themes window) press the intall button, locate your download file, click it and let the system do the rest. if it is a FULL theme it will apply immediately. if it's only the controls or window border then you can locate them under the appropriate tabs and apply them from there.. hope this helps