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I've been testing out 11.10 and so far the only way I can change the theme is by installing Gnome Tweak Tool. Will there be a standard (i.e. installed by default) way to change themes and other appearance options? Just curious.

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+1. Also note that installing Gnome Tweak also install gnome-shell, and as far as I recall it can sometimes cause problems with Unity... – Rafał Cieślak Aug 25 '11 at 18:36
rafalcieslak, I haven't heard of any problems with having unity and gnome-shell both installed on 11.10. There were problems with that configuration on 11.04, but that was because Unity used gnome 2, and gnome-shell used gnome 3. Now both Unity and gnome-shell use 3, I think. – Jon Aug 29 '11 at 19:11
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Yes, with the latest update to gnome-control-center, there was an option added to choose the GTK theme:

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Better than nothing, but still missing lot of options (at least for changing icons). – Vojtech Trefny Aug 25 '11 at 18:44
Well, there is GNOME Tweak Tool, which is an official GNOME application, but as you know, it's not installed by default. – htorque Aug 25 '11 at 18:49

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