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How do I completely remove a theme in Ubuntu?

I want to remove the Ambiance and Radiance themes, I am using Adwaita as a replacement and also I am using GNOME.

Using Ubuntu 11.10

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You can remove the package light-themes in Ubuntu 11.10 to get right of these two themes.

As per the package description:

 Light Themes (Ambiance and Radiance)
 Includes matching Ambiance and Radiance themes

 * Ambiance is a light-on-dark theme
 * Radiance is a dark-on-light theme

 Introduced as the default themes in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.


If you remove this package, please do it at your own risk. This will remove the ubuntu-desktop metapackage which is useful for updating from one 11.10 to 12.04

Geeky details:

manish@Blackbeast:~$  aptitude why light-themes
i   ubuntu-artwork Depends light-themes
manish@Blackbeast:~$ aptitude why ubuntu-artwork
i   ubuntu-desktop Depends ubuntu-artwork
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so after removing these themes, if i install ubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop then? – user51447 Mar 26 '12 at 19:55
If you install ubuntu-desktop after removing this package, then the package light-themes will be reinstalled as light-themes is a dependency of ubuntu-desktop – Manish Sinha Mar 26 '12 at 19:57
ok, thanks, can you tell me how to change the ubuntu boot splash screen? I tried changing it but only the shutdown theme got changed – user51447 Mar 26 '12 at 20:00
Keep the discussion of that question there. If you find this answer correct, please mark it as Correct. – Manish Sinha Mar 26 '12 at 20:02

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