I cannot open Gnome Tweak Tool on gnome ubuntu 12.04

I want to install gnome themes,but I've got a problem is Gnome Tweak Tool cannot open

so how do i change themes on gnome.

I had already install Faience icon theme and Holo themes on my ubuntu.

Can someone teach me how to change to this themes,thank you!


Open HUD and find Advance setting - For gnome tweak tool.

Did you place your theme and icon on correct place?

This is manual step to change icon and theme using terminal on ubuntu.

Change Icon

Enable the default Faience icon theme with this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Faience'

For Faience-Azur:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Faience-Azur'

For Faience-Ocre:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Faience-Ocre'

For Faience-Claire:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Faience-Claire'

Change Theme

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Holo'

gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/metacity/general/theme 'Holo'

#Replace holo-theme with your Folder theme name


  • Thank you I can change icon on my ubuntu now but I still cannot change my theme on my ubuntu and I had already install Advance setting but just not response. – user66498 Jul 17 '12 at 18:55
  • can i get URL where you download the theme? – penreturns Jul 17 '12 at 19:50
  • ok tiheum.deviantart.com/art/Holo-280076980? Thank you so much! – user66498 Jul 17 '12 at 20:04
  • ok now replace the 'holo-theme' with 'Holo' – penreturns Jul 17 '12 at 20:08
  • The problem have been solve,thank you for you helping. – user66498 Jul 17 '12 at 20:36

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