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    So I did a full install...

    And it worked, which I'm kind of surprised about because computers always screw up around me. However, I'm feeling rather nostalgic today, and I'd like to get a full Windows XP theme, several of which I have found, but none of which I can install. Also, I don't have a ~/.themes folder or a Share/themes folder as far as I can see. In fact, as far as I can see I don't have ~/ or share/ folders at all. Does anyone have a full, thorough tutorial?
    Last edited by JihadTurtle; March 3rd, 2013 at 02:54 AM.

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    Re: So I did a full install...

    You can create the .themes folder by selecting New Folder. A folder with . will appear when Ctrl + H is used when the home folder is open. There is also a theme folder in file system usr/share/themes if you want the themes available for all users.
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    I can't help with the XP theme though.
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    Re: So I did a full install...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    You can create the .themes folder by selecting New Folder. A folder with . will appear when Ctrl + H is used when the home folder is open. There is also a theme folder in file system usr/share/themes if you want the themes available for all users.
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    I can't help with the XP theme though.
    I've found the folder in usr/share/themes, but it says I don't have permission to extract the theme there.
    Help?

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    Re: So I did a full install...

    Sounds like what you want is XFCE.

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    Re: So I did a full install...

    Quote Originally Posted by JihadTurtle View Post
    I've found the folder in usr/share/themes, but it says I don't have permission to extract the theme there.
    Help?
    You can't extract there but you can drag the new theme folder there if you use the command.
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    Re: So I did a full install...

    First, thank you. You're the best. I have it in the folder, but now it doesn't show up in the themes list. How do I enable it?

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    Re: So I did a full install...

    1. Make sure the theme is compatible with your Ubuntu version . 12.04 uses Gnome 3.4 themes and 12.10 uses 3.6.

    2. Make sure the theme is fully extracted. Some times there is more than one theme included.

    3. install the Gnome Tweak Tool from the software center for making theme selections.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; March 3rd, 2013 at 04:47 AM.
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    Re: So I did a full install...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    1. Make sure the theme is compatible with your Ubuntu version . 12.04 uses Gnome 3.4 themes and 12.10 uses 3.6.

    2. Make sure the theme is fully extracted. Some times there is more than one theme included.

    3. install the Gnome Tweak Tool from the software center for making theme selections.
    I tried installing it with this code in the terminal:
    Code:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
    And every time I try to open it it just doesn't open.

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    Re: So I did a full install...

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing
    This is meant for testing and am not sure if its stable yet.
    This should be available in your existing repos.

    Try disabling this ppa
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/17319...a-command-line







    and then do

    sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

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    Re: So I did a full install...

    You don't need a PPA , Just search Tweak Tool in the software center and select install.
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