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    Setting GTK+ themes

    Hi, i'm using ubuntu 12.04 and yesterday i was trying to change GTK+ theme with the Gnome Tweak Tool but it doesn't see the theme i installed. It's both in .themes folder in my home directory and in /usr/share/themes folder, just as i read it should be. What's good is that the Tweak Tool doesn't see only the GTK+ theme i installed, it can see the default GTK+ themes, the icons i added etc.
    Does anyone know the solution for this?

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    Re: Setting GTK+ themes

    Hello and Welcome

    Two things I would check.
    1. is the theme GTK 3.4 compatible ?
    2. was the theme fully extracted ?

    Some times after extracting the tar.gz checking the folders is a good idea because there may be compressed packages inside. Could you provide the theme name also.
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    Re: Setting GTK+ themes

    I'm pretty sure it's fully extracted, i scanned for .zip and .tar.gz files inside and it didn't find anything. I got it from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mac4lin/ the source seems pretty reliable and after a long "research" i haven't found any people complaining about GTK+ themes from this package. I was wondering about the compatibility but i have no idea how to check it. There's a folder inside named "gtk-2.0" but does it straight mean it isn't compatible? Firstly i thought that the new versions of GTK can use older themes but your question really made me wonder. The theme itself is named Mac4Lin_GTK_Aqua_v1.0. I've tried installing some programs (other than gnome-tweak-tool) to put this theme in use but after like 5 tries gave up, cos i don't have a good internet connection here... Would you like to give me some commands just to check the compatibility?

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    Re: Setting GTK+ themes

    According to Gnome Look the theme has not been updated since 2009 which would make it incompatible with Gnome 3(11.10-12.04) . See the link for GTK 3.4 themes. The theme also uses Emerald which is no longer officially supported. http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=167
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    Re: Setting GTK+ themes

    That's a shame, thanks a lot anyway i'll mark this as solved.

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