Adwaita 'missing'

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Adwaita 'missing'

Post by leadwtZ » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:19 am

Hi,

I have been tidying up my themes (clearing out and such) so that I have only the few that I want.
Two that I would like to use both have the sinister black ? on them and when one is selected I get:

'This theme will not look as intended because the required window manager theme 'Adwaita' is not installed.

Now as far as I can see I have all the packages necessary 'Gnome-themes-standard and the 'data package plus various Gnome theme packs.

I have failed to find a solution to this little niggle and have tried (without success) the suggestions here: https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/how-to- ... theme/9039

Any ideas please?
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Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Post by fumblepass » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:50 pm

I'm having the same problem. Did you figure this out yet?

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Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Post by JosephM » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:33 am

For a long time Adwaita contained the window manager/metacity theme as part of the overall theme. That is no longer the case. Adwaita itself is now the default theme for Gtk and is included with it. The window manager theme was removed by the gnome devs since it's no longer needed by gnome shell and/or Gtk.
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Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Post by leadwtZ » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:47 am

josephM umm yes but what does that mean in practical terms? Do I require to install/delete something to get rid of the ? on these particular items?

There is your answer fumblepass - I'm still stuck! :?
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Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Post by Flemur » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:25 pm

leadwtZ wrote:I have been tidying up my themes (clearing out and such) so that I have only the few that I want.
'This theme will not look as intended because the required window manager theme 'Adwaita' is not installed.
Now as far as I can see I have all the packages necessary 'Gnome-themes-standard and the 'data package plus various Gnome theme packs.
If "clearing out and such" means deleting the files rather than uninstalling the package, the package with the files you deleted will still show as installed.

Try reinstalling

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gnome-themes-standard
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adwaita-icon-theme-full
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Re: Adwaita 'missing'

Post by leadwtZ » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:45 pm

Flemur Yo thanks. I had already tried the re-install but did it again however still get the same result.

Not a major issue this just very slightly irritating especially as I cannot delete the individual themes via the 'Change Background' window.
Those ? staring at me everytime I go into that particular function. Creepy!! :roll:
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