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I have just tried to install mint-x on my ubuntu 12.10 OS from different sources and unfortunately I got this:

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It works perfectly, but the GTK+ theme part fails to reproduce the same theme that linux mint is using. The window and icon themes work perfectly, but the gtk+ theme doesnt. Any ideas why? I have used this source to get the latest gtk+ theme for mint-X:

SOLVED: after I ran the update manager....that triggered some changes in the gtk and now it looks just fine.

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look here ( and here ( – cipricus Jan 2 '13 at 20:33
Most likely than not, the theme you're using is for and older version of GTK, and your system has a newer one. – Uri Herrera Jan 2 '13 at 20:55
I am using the latest one.....1.0.7 of mint-X. @cipricus: I have installed that QT4 but for some reason it is not in my OS. I am using ubuntun 12.10 with Cinnamon. – Elysium Jan 2 '13 at 20:59
I mean, the Theme is for and older version of GTK. Your system has a newer version of GTK. The theme looks like that because is not for the GTK version you have. – Uri Herrera Jan 2 '13 at 21:52
@UriHerrera What shall I do then? Or what's the solution? – Elysium Jan 2 '13 at 22:56
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After the mint-x theme was installed, an update was necessary to trigger the changes. That's the solution...a simple update using the update manager.

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If this solved your problem then why don't you accept this answer? – Paranoid Panda Dec 5 '15 at 10:27

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