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Window borders theme

asked 2013-08-26 00:23:03 -0500

Gilnaa gravatar image

updated 2013-08-26 05:26:54 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I'm using Fedora19 w/ Gnome3.

I downloaded Gnome Tweak Tool, but when I navigate to the "Theme" tab, there is no entry "current theme" that used to switch the metacity (I think that's what it's called) theme for the window borders.

Is there a package I should install in order to achieve this?

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answered 2013-08-26 01:23:58 -0500

jamielinux gravatar image

metacity is no longer used in GNOME. It's been replaced by mutter.

I believe what you need to do is go to the Shell extensions tab in gnome-tweak-tool and enable the User themes extension. This extension allows you to load installed themes (yum install gnome-shell-theme-\*, or from local user themes in ~/.themes/<name>/gnome-shell/.

Now when you go back to the Theme tab, you can set a Shell theme.

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I have no problem applying Gnome-Shell themes. The User-Themes extensions is installed and active, only the window border is giving me problems.

Gilnaa gravatar imageGilnaa ( 2013-08-26 02:43:42 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-06-25 08:23:32 -0500

Suvo gravatar image

I have the same problem. Ubuntu users are actually using this feature. And as far as I can remember there is another setting box for Window theme in Ubuntu. May be it was a feature of lower version Gnome or etc.

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answered 2013-10-24 02:44:07 -0500

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Hello! Did you get to solve this problem? I'm in the same situation. I can change the user themes via the extension and the tweak tool. However, I don't have the option to change the window theme in the tool.

What can I do to change the window border?

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