I am using axiomd theme on my computer (xubuntu) but when I change the theme in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf it doesn't change the theme of the login screen.

Going through the LightDM GTK+ Greeter: settings doesn't work either. It only shows 4 themes I can choose from, even though I have around 20 themes in /usr/share/themes.


The themes have to be complete gtk themes; not just windows or icon themes, nor metacity themes.

Look in /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.d for a customization file. I usually takes precedence over /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf.

  • Thank you for your answer but editing the file in /usr/share/... did not have any effect. Also the axiomd is a complete gtk theme. – J. Tho Nov 11 '17 at 13:25

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