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    HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    hello,
    how can I install new iconthemes I downloaded from www.gnome-look.org?

    thx
    wulle

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    To install a new icon theme:

    Download the Icon theme tarball..
    cp tarball.tar.gz /home/username/.icons
    cd /home/username/.icons
    tar xfz tarball.tar.gz
    Goto Computer > Desktop Preferences > Themes to change to the new Icon theme.
    If you do not have a .icons directory you can create one:
    mkdir -p /home/username/.icons
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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    to ubuntugeek,

    thank's a lot for your quick answer.
    kind regards
    wulle

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    For some odd reason, I have tried twice now to install new icon themes, and yet when I get to the point of trying to add them in through the themes manager, I click ok, and they never show up. This is very odd.

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    ... trying to add them in through the themes manager ...
    The point was that you can't /add/ them through the themes manager (this is very odd indeed), but you have to extract the icon-theme into ~/.icons, and then select it (not install) from the theme manager (click the Details button or what it is called...).

    Hope you get it to work. Cheers.

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamstrup
    The point was that you can't /add/ them through the themes manager (this is very odd indeed), but you have to extract the icon-theme into ~/.icons, and then select it (not install) from the theme manager (click the Details button or what it is called...).

    Hope you get it to work. Cheers.
    Yes, I've often wondered what the add dialog actually does, since you have to extract them manually. Is it if you extracted it somewhere else besides .icons?

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    For some reason, after untarring them into .icons, they don't show up in the dialog... very odd

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    Quote Originally Posted by panickedthumb
    Yes, I've often wondered what the add dialog actually does, since you have to extract them manually. Is it if you extracted it somewhere else besides .icons?
    Indeed. All archives are extracted to .themes. The theme-dialog doesn't check if the package contains an icon, gtk or metacity theme.

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    Excellent, that's what I needed to know

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    Re: HOWTO: install new icon-themes?

    I usually don't even bother untar'ing / extract'ing them. I just drop the whole file into the "Show details" theme window. Icons themselves are a different matter if you want to manually select them. Just right click an icon, change icon, to see where the icons are stored.

    [Edit]
    Download the Icon file, double click it to extract the files.
    Computer -> Home-> View -> Show Hidden Files
    Copy or move the extracted icon folder to the .icons folder
    Computer -> Desktop Preferences -> Theme -> Theme Details -> Icon Tab -> Select the Icon package just installed.
    Last edited by wallijonn; January 3rd, 2005 at 10:06 PM.

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