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I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, unity, x64. Also have an nVIDIA GPU (Optimus 555M) if that's at all relevant for this issue.

I'm not sure if I'm missing anything, but I cannot seem to reliably change the theme - if I use unity-tweal-tool, gnome-tweak-tool or ubuntu-tweak, none work.

None of the following change the theme in either tool:
Selecting a theme
Double clicking a theme
unity --replace after changing a theme
compiz --replace after changing a theme

The only way I can seem to change theme is to select a new theme, close unity-tweak-tool, re-open unity-tweak-tool, if the theme option has stuck with the one I've selected reboot the computer - if not re-select it and repeat til it sticks, then reboot.

To my knowledge, just selecting a theme in either tool should auto apply it so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong - any ideas?

Edit: So I changed the environment to Cinnamon and I can change themes there - so it seems to be something to do with Unity I guess?

  • Which theme are you talking about? The GTK theme or the window manager theme? – muru Dec 4 '14 at 16:57
  • Either theme - nothing applies (Icons, window theme, GTK theme) until a reboot – TyrantWave Dec 4 '14 at 22:58
  • Read Comments below here on following page: Things/Tweaks To Do After Install Of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic/14.04 Trusty. So it might be possible that it's due to your Graphics Card itself or root cause is Drivers of your card. Can't judge from this end. This info may be help you. – Novice Dec 11 '14 at 13:29

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