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How to install the UI-theme in Fedora 21

asked 2015-04-16 12:40:09 -0500

Mike B. gravatar image

updated 2015-04-16 14:29:40 -0500

I want to install the theme (shell style + icons) to Fedora 21. In order to that, I installed the Gnome Tweak Tool. I tried to install themes (Install Shell Extension ) from , but all themes I tried returned the error Invalid extension, probably, due to high Gnome version. Could you please explain where to get the themes for Fedora 21 and how to install them. The real example is welcomed.

P.S. As far as I know, the themes are stored in /usr/share/themes, but when I tried to write to this folder I got access error, even when I tried to copy the folder in Terminal with sudo/su rights. How can I write to this folder or should I use another location, such as /home/user/.theme?

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answered 2015-04-16 15:41:17 -0500

Amin gravatar image

For gnome-shell themes you can extract archive file into "/home/user/.local/share/themes/" and for icons from you can extract it into "/home/user/.local/share/icons/".

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answered 2015-04-16 15:47:50 -0500

skytux gravatar image

Be careful not to confuse themes with extensions.

I save GTK+ 3 and Shell themes in ~/.themes directory, and Shell extensions in ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/. Icons and mouse themes are stored in ~/.icons.

Then I use Gnome Tweak Tool to select and apply themes and extensions.



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answered 2015-04-18 12:57:19 -0500

Warren gravatar image

This link might help. I would use the su command to run terminal session in admin mode instead of logging on as admin.

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answered 2015-04-18 14:17:01 -0500

maxim gravatar image

It's simple. Install the theme by copying to /usr/share/themes. If necessary set the right permissions:

sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/share/themes/THEME

To set the theme, run the following commands:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "THEME"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "THEME"
gsettings set name "THEME"

or via Gnome Tweak Tool

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Hey @maxim, this is a totally off-topic comment but for now the only way to contact you and get you involved here...

I am happy to delete my comment / have it deleted any time soon....

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-05-30 22:06:01 -0500 )edit

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