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asked 2017-01-21 13:46:48 -0600

linuxuser4ever gravatar image

Hi, I installed all the gnome theme packages, the extension and the tweak tool. I can't get the theme to change for the life of me. What is wrong with this thing and why won't it recognize theme files?

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where did you copy the themes? They should be extracted into a directory called .themes in your home folder, that is ~/.themes.

Run ALT+F2, then the command r to restart your Gnome Shell for the new themes to become effective.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-01-23 11:43:34 -0600 )edit

Thank you everybody for your responses. OK, I tried that. Still no luck. I'm using a Radeon HD 5770 video card. Might this be part of the problem?

linuxuser4ever gravatar imagelinuxuser4ever ( 2017-02-03 22:12:06 -0600 )edit

no. Does not matter, those themes never worked great :)

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-02-26 16:45:54 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-01-21 17:45:23 -0600

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Are you activate user themes from is necessary open that link with firefox..

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yes, it's activated. Still no luck with themes.

linuxuser4ever gravatar imagelinuxuser4ever ( 2017-01-22 22:12:44 -0600 )edit

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