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I don't like the themes I have in my system (Xubuntu 11.04) by default.

  • Is Xfce Look the only place where I can get new themes?

  • Can I run themes that are made for Gnome, for example?

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You can use gtk2 themes from Gnome-Art as well.

Similar websites:

  1. deviantARTs: XFCE-section
  2. Customize.org: XFCE-section
  3. XFCE-Forums: mostly window manager themes
  4. deviantARTs: (GNOME) GTK2-section


Example install from Gnome-Art

First create a .themes folder in your home folder

mkdir ~/.themes

Download one of the themes e.g. Aero-ion which should be saved in your ~/Downloads folder

then extract the compressed tar file into .themes

cd ~/.themes
tar -xvf ~/Downloads/GTK2-AeroIon.tar.gz

Finally Settings Manager - Appearance to apply your new theme e.g. AeroIon will appear at the top of the list.

Here is my example:

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Looks like download links on Gnome Art are broken (at least the ones I tried were)... –  Jarrett Mar 17 '13 at 3:30
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Also xfce-look.org (http://xfce-look.org)

the excellent Faenza icons work in xfce too: http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/08/faenza-icon-theme-10-released.html

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