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process to add themes fedora 25 3.22?

asked 2017-02-19 02:48:34 -0600

nulinuxfan gravatar image

updated 2017-02-19 22:43:16 -0600

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Hello, new linux user here with the fedora 25 gnome 3.22 up and running and updated (on a dual boot with win 7, Acer desktop). ...Then added: both rpm fusions, gnome tweak tool, gnome shell extensions, VLC, java web, gimp image, etc., (the "25 things to do" from tecmint items. I did most of the suggested things successfully and others didn't sound vital so I left those). I downloaded/extracted theme file(s) from Deviantart (Mictlan) AND "3.23.90 gnome-shell-extensions-3.23.90.zip [AND] gnome-shell-extensions-3.23.90.tar.xz (Florian Müllner 3 days)" ...from gnome.org , but cannot seem to get gnome tweak tool to access them, recognize them, etc. These "themes" do not show up. I use the tweak tool under "Appearance", then "Shell Theme" and click on "None" to add one (or some) and it goes to the files. Then, I can "open" the downloaded/extracted files but nothing changes and they don't appear in the Tweak Tool list. I created a .theme file under Home/user.. according to instructions I read somewhere. Maybe you know the step(s) or codes I missed to do this. Thanks for the help.

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answered 2017-02-19 22:47:08 -0600

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updated 2017-02-21 07:44:39 -0600

Themes must be extracted to ~/.themes, that is /home/youruser/.themes (not .theme)

After that, they become available in gnome-tweak-tool.

BTW: Another great site for various themes for Gnome is: https://www.gnome-look.org/

Extensions (you mention those) are something different. Go to https://extensions.gnome.org/ to browse, search, install and administer your extensions.

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ALT+F2, then r, doesn't work anymore on Wayland

alcir gravatar imagealcir ( 2017-02-20 12:32:11 -0600 )edit

Oh, yes, true. I'll edit my answer

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-02-20 12:53:53 -0600 )edit

Many thanks for the help. I will try and respond again with how it goes and/or more questions. I appreciate your input.

nulinuxfan gravatar imagenulinuxfan ( 2017-02-21 03:50:52 -0600 )edit

Thanks again florian for providing input about my question. It worked and now I have added the Mictlan shell theme from Deviantart and several themes which I found came loaded with "Fedy". I still have yet to figure how to open Firefox and not be "fullsceen". I can't move or resize the window at all like I am used to with Windows. Thanks for the help.

nulinuxfan gravatar imagenulinuxfan ( 2017-02-23 16:59:18 -0600 )edit

'F11' but why does it start full screen?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-02-23 18:57:36 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-02-20 00:45:58 -0600

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https://duckduckgo.com/html?t=disconn...

This page summarizes the essentials:

In case you are confused over the difference between the Gnome Shell theme and the GTK 3.x theme:

  • GTK 3.x theme – the main theme that governs the panel/window border, color, background etc

  • Gnome shell theme – the theme that governs the display in the Activity mode (when you click on the Activity button at the top left corner).

Installing themes:

Once you have downloaded all the themes (Gnome Shell theme, GTK 3 theme, icon theme, and probably custom fonts), extract them to their respective location.

  • Extract Gnome shell theme and GTK 3 theme to ~/.themes
  • Extract icon theme to ~/.icons
  • Extract custom font to ~/.fonts

Note: ~/ is a shorthand for your home folder. So ~/.themes is referring to the /home/username/.themes folder.

Switching theme: Gnome Tweak Tool.

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Many thanks for the help. I will try and respond again with how it goes and/or more questions. I appreciate your input.

nulinuxfan gravatar imagenulinuxfan ( 2017-02-21 03:50:31 -0600 )edit

Thanks again for providing input about my question. It worked and now I have added the Mictlan shell theme from Deviantart and several themes which I found came loaded with "Fedy". I still have yet to figure how to open Firefox and not be "fullsceen". I can't move or resize the window at all like I am used to with Windows.

nulinuxfan gravatar imagenulinuxfan ( 2017-02-23 16:57:46 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-11-29 05:34:47 -0600

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gnome is fking tablet stupid ... especially if you need some slick env to use daily on laptop/desktop ... so use something else

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