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I'm trying to install the faience theme in ubuntu 12.10 with unity. I installed it from the ppa, then tried to use Unsettings to apply it.

I can apply all of the themes except for the window themes. The GTK and icon themes work fine.

Anybody have this problem?

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A comment on the deviantART theme page explains how to fix this. It appears to be caused by the file metacity-1/metacity-theme-2.xml. You can either remove it or rename it:

 cd /usr/share/themes/Faience/metacity-1 # Or ~/.themes/Faience/metacity-1 if you installed it by hand
 sudo mv metacity-theme-2.xml metacity-theme-2.xml-OLD

This will allow you to set the Faience window theme.

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Thanks, that was the issue preventing me from correctly applying the theme. Works perfectly now. – Derek Feb 10 '13 at 20:30
Thank you! This is the correct solution. – nem75 Mar 16 '13 at 11:41

I am having the same issue.

It's been fine up until now - I expect something broke in the latest release.

I would report any issues here:

Update: Just discovered. It works if you select 'Faience-Ocre' as your theme, rather than if you select 'Faience' it works properly.

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