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I have want to use user themes for gnome shell, but I am having troubles. I installed the user theme extension, but it doesn't appear to show up under the gnome tweak tool. To confirm that I have the user themes extension installed, here is the feedback I get when I try to install it through terminal again:

sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

I go under Shell Extensions and there is not option to enable User Themes.

  • I can't get this package to show up in a dpkg -s or apt-cache search lookup. Are you using a PPA? – Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 4 '11 at 23:43
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    Yes, I am using a PPA. – egidra Nov 4 '11 at 23:46
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    Did you restart GNOME Shell after installing it? This is required for an extension to show up in GNOME Tweak Tool. Also, what PPA did you use? – Alin Andrei Nov 4 '11 at 23:48
  • Yes, I forgot. I followed a guide on the internet, but I exited the tab. Do you think I can reinstall it somehow? – egidra Nov 4 '11 at 23:52
  • I believe this is the ppa that I used: ppa:ferramroberto/gnome3 – egidra Nov 5 '11 at 0:05
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After installing the user theme extension, you should restart gnome-shell. Only then would the extension show up in the GNOME tweak tool.

To do that, press Alt + F2 and enter r in the dialog box. Now gnome-shell would restart and the extension will show up in the tweak tool.

  • I have a self created extension which was not showing up in gnome-tweak-tool. After changing the extension name in metadata.json and entering ALT+F2 and restarting gnome-shell with command "r" the extension showed up. – domih Oct 25 '16 at 18:24

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