I downloaded some themes from gnome-look.org and I extracted and put them in /usr/share/themes folder and when I opened gnome-tweak-tool windows theme was working but GTK+ themes section was showing only the default ones. Then I put the themes into ~/.themes folder but still no luck. How can I fix this?

For example, one of the themes is this one:


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    Spotted the problem almost intermediately: Depends on GNOME 2.x, try a Gnome3 theme, they should work out the box. – Braiam Aug 11 '13 at 23:46

You should follow the themes installation procedure, but normally it should go something like themename/index.theme. Ex.

$ ls /usr/share/themes/
Adwaita           Industrial         MurrinaCrystal       MurrineRoundedIcon
AgingGorilla      Kiwi               MurrinaCrystalCurve  MurrineRoundedLessFramed
Albatross         Metabox            MurrinaCrystalHuman  MurrineRoundedLessFramedIcon
Ambiace Precise   Mist               MurrinaCrystalLine   Murrine-Sky
Atlanta           MurrinaAquaIsh     MurrinaDark          NOX
Bluebird          MurrinaAzul        MurrinaEalm          Orangine
Bright            MurrinaBlau        MurrinaElement       Raleigh
Clearlooks        MurrinaBleu        MurrinaFancyCandy    Redmond
Crux              MurrinaBlu         MurrinaGilouche      shearwater
Default           MurrinaBlue        MurrinaLoveGray      Shiki-Brave
Emacs             MurrinaCandido     MurrinaNeoGraphite   Shiki-Colors-Easy-Metacity
Esco              MurrinaCandy       MurrinaVerdeOlivo    Shiki-Colors-Metacity
greybird          MurrinaCappuccino  Murrine-Gray         Shiki-Colors-Striped-Metacity
greybird-compact  MurrinaChrome      Murrine-Light        Simple
HighContrast      MurrinaCream       MurrineRounded       ThinIce
$ ls /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/
backgrounds  gtk-2.0  gtk-3.0  index.theme  metacity-1

The same for your ~/.themes directory:

$ ls .themes/
Adwaita-Dark  Darkair
$ ls .themes/Adwaita-Dark/
index.theme gtk-2.0  gtk-3.0

When you extract the files, should be like that.

  • I checked and they are like that. Window themes work but GTK+ themes doesn't work so I don't think there's something wrong with the way the folders are. – Mertcan Ekiz Aug 11 '13 at 23:31
  • @MertcanEkiz If you could supply the link with the theme, maybe there is some extra step we are missing specific for the theme. Edit your Question and add the link. – Braiam Aug 11 '13 at 23:33
  • I edited the link to the question. However I don't see any extra steps that I'm missing there. – Mertcan Ekiz Aug 11 '13 at 23:40

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