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How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers?

I switched from Unity to Gnome 3.4 but I'd like to tweak my desktop a bit. I want to use a gnome shell theme but the gnome tweak tool won't allow me to modify the gnome shell themes. I've read somewhere that if I reinstall the gnome-shell then it would conflict with Unity and I wouldn't be able to safely use Unity anymore. Is there a way to change the theme without reinstalling the gnome-shell?

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  • r u sure that u have gtk+3 theme? – aditya Aug 10 '12 at 14:51

gnome tweak tool will install both gnome3 and gnome2 fallback and install gnome-tweak-tool

also for themes download from gnome look and extract the files on directory ~/.themes (if not exist just create it )

  • Can you clarify what you mean in your first paragraph? Are you saying gnome-tweak-tool will work in both GNOME 2 and GNOME 3? What you wrote sounds like it's saying that gnome-tweak-tool will cause both GNOME 3 and GNOME 2 to be installed, even if they weren't before. (Also, please note that GNOME Fallback is actually GNOME 3, not GNOME 2. By design, it looks similar to GNOME 2, but it is part of the GNOME 3 desktop environment and it uses version 3 libraries rather than version 2 libraries.) – Eliah Kagan Aug 10 '12 at 20:33

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