How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

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How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby pion33r on Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:09 am

I already google for answers but none of them helped.
Please if you know the answer tell me.

Below are the lists of possible solution that I've done so far.
1st i tried to right click the desktop and opening settings manager hoping I could find theme folder just like what he did in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nik91i-S6BQ

I also tried to look for or open the location /home/username/.xfce/.theme but I can't even find the ".xfce folder" and obviously the ".theme" folder didn't exist too. I even show the hidden folders but, there was no folder with the name .xfce or .theme
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby drdavidk on Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:39 am

unpack them to /usr/share/themes (for all users) or .local/share/themes (just for yourself)
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:48 am

drdavidk wrote:or .local/share/themes (just for yourself)
/home/.themes to be precise
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby jungle_boy on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:45 pm

/home/your_user_name/.themes
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby Osquillar279 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:23 pm

i found the folder but i cant copy the new theme folder i just downloaded, what should i do??? it says that i dont have permissions, im the only one who uses this laptop, i dont have any users.

maybe i im missing one step

after downloading a theme from xfce-look.org what do i have to do with the .tar file ?? I just put "extract here " and tried to copy that folder to the theme route you just said, is that ok???
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:45 pm

You are right, extract here and copy the folder.

After, open your home, click in tabs "See" option and click in "hidden files"

You will find a .themes folder, copy into your theme.

Close.

If the folder does not exist, you must create it.
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby jacatone on Wed May 29, 2013 6:24 pm

That still doesn't work. There isn't a theme selector feature in this distro.
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby caribriz on Thu May 30, 2013 2:20 am

jacatone wrote:That still doesn't work. There isn't a theme selector feature in this distro.


Open Menu > Settings > Appearance > Style tab
(or if using mintMenu: Menu > Control Center > Appearance > Style tab)

Drag and drop the extracted theme folder onto the open Style window - then choose the new theme.

If you then go to your home folder, press Ctrl+H to show the hidden files, open .themes folder - you should see the extracted theme folder has been put there automatically by doing the above.
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Re: How to install themes in linux mint 14 xfce?

Postby karlen on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:11 pm

Thought I'd drop in here to recommend this single-GUI, previewing, drag-n-drop-install (tar.gz) theme manager:
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/xfce-the ... hange.html

It worked great for me (Xfce 14 Nadio 4.10.0). When you're done there, you can find more themes than you'll ever find time to preview here:
http://xfce-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=420
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