How do I get gnome-appearance-properties to show all theme engines?

Asked by Bogdan Butnaru on 2007-11-05


I have many different themes and theme engines installed (I can see their corresponding files around the drive), for instance xenophilia, sapwood, and murrine.

However, I can see no way of accessing them through gnome-appearance-properties. I see on the net a lot of references to theme files placed in ~/.themes, but I'm not sure I get it: Is there no way of using these theme engines except manually writing the .theme file in a text editor? I would expect to be able to combine them using the appearance applet.

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nik_iit (nikhilyagnic280988) said : #1

left click on desktop>> change the background>> there on top u'll find themes click you will get it

Bogdan Butnaru (bogdanb) said : #2

I know where to find it. The gnome-appearance-properties is what is started by the shortcut you mentioned. But it doesn't allow using all installed theme engines.

Jim Hutchinson (jphutch) said : #3

That feature has to be enabled in the theme itself. I don't think there is a way to activate it without making changes to the theme itself. Hopefully more and more themes will start coming out "enabled". However you can install the gnome-color-chooser tool to do basically the same thing. There used to be a package out there for Ubuntu but I can't find it now. You can try this one.

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