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Old 29th October 2011, 08:11 PM
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install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

can someone please help me with this? thanks
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Old 30th October 2011, 06:42 PM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

Do you mean shell extensions? gnome-tweak-tool is only relevant for gnome-shell.

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Old 30th October 2011, 11:10 PM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

I think he means gnome shell themes.
Some install easily, some don't.
What are you trying to install and how?
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Old 2nd November 2011, 01:56 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

i am trying to use the gnome-tweak-tool. when i go to shell in the gnome-tweak-tool, i don't see any options to my right to change the shell or themes. i am totally new to fedora so i am a little lost.

i did some research and and tried some things to no vail.

thanks
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Old 2nd November 2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

Assuming you want to install gnome shell themes by gnome tweak tool, here is what i do:
1. install both gnome-tweak-tool and user-theme gnome shell extension
2. download a theme tarball. gnome-look.org has a good collection of gnome shell themes. (i am using a slightly modded version of this: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=143383)
3. make a directory .themes at home and extract the theme folder (the one which has a gnome-shell.css file in it) at ~/.themes
4. reload gnome shell (alt+f2-->r and enter)
5. now you should be able to select and switch between gnome shell themes from gnome tweak tool

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Old 4th November 2011, 01:06 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

thanks for your response lucifer663 it worked. now how do you install themes from this web site using the tweak tool?

http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2
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Old 4th November 2011, 04:55 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

I have the same issue with FC16

how to install user-theme package via terminal?

I mean the command used for installing that specific package.
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Old 4th November 2011, 11:01 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

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thanks for your response lucifer663 it worked. now how do you install themes from this web site using the tweak tool?

http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2
Place the folder in .themes in your /home/profile.
However those seem to be old gtk themes.
You probably want Gnome Shell Themes or GTK3 ones.
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Old 4th November 2011, 05:11 PM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

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thanks for your response lucifer663 it worked. now how do you install themes from this web site using the tweak tool?

http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2
I am not sure if GTK2 themes are compatible with gnome-shells.
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Old 5th November 2011, 03:37 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

I hope F17 will have some support for installing Themes in an easier way.

or I hope they can incorporate this into Gnome-shell while building.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=144947
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Old 5th November 2011, 08:20 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

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I hope F17 will have some support for installing Themes in an easier way.

or I hope they can incorporate this into Gnome-shell while building.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.p...content=144947
really cool theme!
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Old 7th November 2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

thanks for the repplies. now, i was able to download and change theme through the tweak tool, but this is now what i wanted to do. i really wanted to change the interface of my system.

in the tweak tool, under interface/Gtk+ Theme, there are like 5 options to change the interface - i don't like none of theme. i would like to download a dark interface and install it using the tweak tool. can someone please guide me? thanks!
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Old 8th November 2011, 06:02 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

1. download a gtk 3 theme (like these http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcon...b5d701130fe5eb) and unzip it.
2. open a terminal, do the following...
su
<password>
sudo nautilus
then copy the unzipped theme folder to /usr/share/themes.
3. reload gnome shell (alt+f2---> r)
4. new gtk theme should appear by now in gnome-tweak-tool. if not appeared, check if the user have access permission of it.
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Old 9th November 2011, 02:17 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

when i was trying to extract the folder to the themes folder as instructed, i got the following message:

Extraction not performed

You don't have the right permissions to extract archives in the folder "file:///usr/share/themes"
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Old 9th November 2011, 05:50 AM
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Re: install shells using gnome-tweak-tool in fedora

you need root permission to write in /usr/share/themes.
Code:
su
<password>
sudo nautilus
this launches a file manager window with root permissions. use this file manager window to copy the folder.
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