I've tried Gnome Tweak Tool on Xubuntu 16.04, but it didn't work for the themes or icons. Is there an equivalent that will work on Xubuntu 16.04?

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    There is a XFCE Theme Manager. webupd8.org/2013/06/… But it's an old project and it has already been integrated into XFCE 4.12 or newer. (aprox. Xubuntu 14.10 or newer). – ipse lute Jun 1 '16 at 14:51
  • Gnome tweak tool (like in Gnome Desktop Environment) will obviously not going to work for the Xfce Desktop Environment. They're completely unrelated aside the fact that they're both based on the GTK+ toolkit. – David Foerster Jul 22 '16 at 18:59
  • @DavidFoerster Well, it actually worked for some functions. But clearly, it's a bad idea to use it on XFCE. – Revetahw says Reinstate Monica Jul 22 '16 at 19:03
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    Yes, that's because they share the theming related to only GTK+. This will work for any GTK+ application no matter your desktop environment or compositor (even those that aren't based on GTK+ like KDE). – David Foerster Jul 22 '16 at 19:05

You simply do not need one, XFCE is very customizable by default, you can do anything the tweak tools can do, right from the system settings.

You can change theme and icons through SettingsAppearance and window borders through SettingsWindow Manager.

This link will give good detail on changing the various theme components.

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  • But changing mouse cursors is not straight. The cursor works only Chrome window. – SaidbakR Jul 7 '17 at 19:53
  • xfce is about as customisable as a rubics cube. fine, if you've got the leisure and want to work out the combination. a big pain the ears otherwise. – markling Feb 18 at 18:45

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