Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I was wondering what truly "gnome fallback" means in ubuntu? I am using gnome classic, which is lovely, but I wanna install some new themes. Do these themes only work with gnome 3? Do I have to get gnome 3 and then get themes activated in the advanced settings?

Thanks

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer 1

A desktop theme is broken into several components: window decorations, cursor theme, icon theme, GTK theme and the shell theme.

A shell theme doesn't do anything in a "Classic" environment as Gnome Shell isn't running, but you can still use the same window decoration and GTK theme settings.

I suggest you install gnome-tweak-tool and have a play around with the theme settings.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.