How do I find themes in Ubuntu 12.04

Asked by dustbindiva on 2013-01-31

Unlike 10.04, there are only 4 themes. When you go to hange background in 10.04 you get a lot of choices for window color and file color. When I shutdown the background defaults to system. I also dont know how to find the setting to change the scroll bar size and color. There are no choices in Themes except Radiance, Contrast and Reverse moreless.

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dustbindiva (dustbindiva) said : #1

I forgot to mention the panels dont move and there is no Add to Panel, and you cannot move around panel items.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

The panels are not configurable in Ubuntu 12.04 . It is one panel (I mean the top panel).

If you installed gnome-panel and you logged in through gnome-classic environment , you should press a combo key and right click on the panel to configure it.

Super(Windows) key + Alt + Right Click on the panel. But you can do this only in gnome-classic environment , not Unity.

As for the themes , you can search and install a theme from here


dustbindiva (dustbindiva) said : #3

thanks for your help but it was easier in 10.04.

dustbindiva (dustbindiva) said : #4

NikTH: The gnome look website does not have themes, only wallpapers or backgrounds. What I am talking about is the file and scroll bar and text colors and sizing of the scroll bars.

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #5

It has my friend , it has.

Search here (for GTK3)

Download a theme and create a hidden folder inside your home directory with the name .themes (do not forget the dot)

Then install a tool for themes.. such as "gnomet-tweak-tool"

I prefer "Ubuntu Tweak" , to install it execute the commands below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

The themes in are archived , so FIRST extract the content and then move the folder with the theme name inside the hidden folder you created earlier (.themes) , then open the tool (Ubuntu Tweak) and apply the theme you want.

Is not so difficult , but you have to get used to it.


dustbindiva (dustbindiva) said : #6

I couldnt create a .themes folder. It kept saying there was one but I cant see it. I put the theme I downloaded into an untitled folder in my Home folder but how do I apply it in Appearance?

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #7

If is already created , you can see it by opening nautilus file manager and press CTRL+H (keys combo) to unhidden the hidden folders.

You must place your themes in there .. and then select them from Ubuntu Tweak.


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