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I'm now running 13.04 and wanted to install some of my favourite themes, but found that the folder .themes was just missing. Does it work to just make the folder?

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That folder is never created by default the user has to create it. –  Uri Herrera May 20 '13 at 17:46
    
Same for ~/.icons. –  user25656 May 20 '13 at 17:48
    
But up until now it was always there already! –  MadTux May 20 '13 at 17:48

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Try

/usr/share/themes 

at least thats where I found mine.

Hope you find this useful.

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Yes.

Create the folder .themes in your $HOME if you don't find one.

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It still doesn't work. –  MadTux May 20 '13 at 17:52
    
What doesn't work? –  Uri Herrera May 20 '13 at 17:55
    
@UriHerrera The themes don't show on Gnome Tweak tool, Ubuntu Tweak or Unity Tweak Tool :( –  MadTux May 20 '13 at 18:00
    
Are you sure it's the correct folder structure?: ~/.themes/THEME/gtk-2.0, gtk-3.0, metacity, index.theme –  Uri Herrera May 20 '13 at 18:02
    
@UriHerrera I just dragged the .tar.gz to .themes. It has always worked before. –  MadTux May 20 '13 at 18:02

You can try to install the themes in /usr/share/themes but you need root. Or you can install them in ~/.themes if that Dir doesn't exist them make it! Also, make sure it is a folder not a file like .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, ect...

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