the whole "Unity" thing didn't appeal to me that much, i installed gnome-shell.everything went well except there doesnt seem to be any themes to windows and stuff now, the gnome-shell looks great, but open up a program or file browser and its all grey and buttons and menus are blocks, no minimize or maximize buttons (not sure if thats a gnome thing now) but just a blocky X in the top right corner to close windows.
Seems many icon themes still don't really play nice with gnome shell. They work totally fine for the most part, except the tray icons, they like to change them to their own monochrome icons which usually look bad (and most of the time not even all of them are changed). Is there a way to make any icon theme use the default gnome shell symbolic icons? Right now I am using elementary and its mostly fine, but it changed the battery icon to an ugly smaller version. I'd love to be able to change it to the default icon.
I'm trying to install new themes on ubuntu but it tells me that GTK + themes 'ubuntulooks'is not installed and won't load up the themes as it should. I went to package manager and installed it but still doesn't work. Themes to be installed, either overglossed or sickness-black. environment ubuntu 10.04.
Is there any way I can switch my desktop shell from unity to, say, gnome-shell? I can switch using other console shell I like (bash, csh, fish, etc.). Assume that there is a stable alternative desktop shell, I should be able to choose, too.
(For console shell, we goes to /etc/passwd. But for desktop, I can't find the way to config.)
Are there any iphone-like icon theme for gnome besides faenza? If there isn't, is there a way I can take the ones that are on the iphone? As a last resort I would like a template and create the icons myself.
I just installed Ubuntu Ultimate, and I found a theme I really liked that goes by the name "Azenis". However, I like the button arrangement on the default theme. Is there anyway to get the buttons on the left side of the screen, but still keeping the same look? I uploaded two screenshots just in case there is any confusion on the topic. (The blueish theme is Azenis, the default looking one is well, the default theme.)
I have been running Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop in dual boot mode on my Toshiba Satellite A215 for several months now with no unusual problems. Lately, the gnome desktop has begun switching between my chosen theme (new wave) and another (clear looks). It does this at boot up and will remain that way for a few boots then switch back. Why is it doing this?
I'm in Debian testing and I had Gtk+-3 from the apt-get. Now because I wanted to install Xnoise in Debian from source, I needed gtk+-2. So I installed gtk+-2 from the source. And after that Xnoise was installed and worked great. I've noticed that Xnoise theme was standard(gray). Note: I installed both of them to /usr/local(default/no prefix). But when I rebooted my computer, all Gnome themes was also gray. BTW: After reset I can't hear any sound in Xnoise, but this isn't the subject here. Therefor, I went to System->Preferences->Appearance and It tells me the following error in a yellow box(translated): "The theme won't seen as excepted because GTK+ Adwaita suit isn't installed."
I had the "clean theme" which is the default Gnome theme in Debian. Now all the themes have gone.... I can see only "Custom" which is ugly gray. How can I restore it?
I'm experiencing weird issues with Gnome themes. Basically, when I use gnome-theme-manager and I choose a theme it... does not work. Nothing happens, nothing changes. Everything is working for pre-installed themes.
I thought there might be something with the theme I tried to install so I downloaded and tried over 50 themes. None of them works correctly.
On my second PC, I got Debian installed and everything is working correctly there, every single theme works.
After much playing around with themes downloaded from Gnome art and system colors I finally arrived to a Gnome theme I really like. This was done in my laptop. Of course I chose the option "Save as..." in the theme tab in order to save the theme.
Now I want to transfer this theme to my netbook. Am I supposed to find a single* file containing the theme's settings? Where would be said file?
* Or would I need to transfer the stuff I used from Gnome art as well?
I've tried to download and install themes using the theme manager but they don't always appear in the list even after a response of a successful install. Wondering what themes are allowed and how to tell. I think I am using gnome-window-decorator, as that is running. I am using compiz with nvidia successfully. Do certain themes require a different window decorator like metacity?
Is is safe to switch between gnome-window-decorator and metacity and how do I do that? I have metacity installed: metacity-220.127.116.11.el5_4.1_x86_64 I tried this one: MCity-ClearlooksWithACherryOnTop.tar.gzbut it doesn't show up in the theme panel. From what I've read gnome-window-decorator is the old name for gtk-window-decorator. Can any gtk themes be used with the version of gnome in centos 5.4?
On my laptop, I have stable installed. The original install was about two years ago, and I've just been keeping up with all of the stable updates. It is now an up to date Lenny. Over the months and years I have added several new icon themes to Gnome. I have noticed over time that several of the icon themes' icons have turned up missing. To see what I'm talking about take a look at the screen shots here: [URL] Screenshot-2 is a closeup.
As you can see, icon themes Amaranth, Crux and Dropline Etiquette are missing their respective theme icons. The icon themes work, when selected, but the icon theme icon in the "Customize Theme" window never appears. Several of the other icon themes are the same. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the icon theme packs, but that doesn't fix it. I also have a desktop system of Debian stable with some of the same icon themes as on the laptop, but it does not have this problem. However, it is a much newer installation.
is there some wiki page on GNOME or Fedora that list which graphics cards work without problems on Fedora 15 with GNOME Shell? I have tried 3 older cards and they all failed, so I would like to share this info with others so people know which cards to avoid if they want to use full features of GNOME 3 via GNOME Shell.
Please excuse my ignorance, but I need to get it straight. I've been reading and trying to find out more about these three new desktop environments, but still am rather confused. I have had Unity on my netbook for a couple of months now and know it inside out (more or less by now). The problem is: what is the main difference between Gnome 3 and Gnome Shell?
To my understanding Gnome 3 will be a continuation of the panelled Gnome we are so used to? But then I read the panels will be gone forever, so I'm confused again Gnome Shell is somewhat similar-looking to Unity, but I haven't had a chance to try it properly yet.
I would like to install a new icon theme without effecting my currently selected panel theme, as i think the Ambience panel theme looks really nice and unified but im not too keen on the Ubuntu-Mono icons.Is this easily possible, without going into my icon folders and replacing all the instances of one style for another?Are there any applications for gnome icon theming like OS X's Candybar?Im sure others must desire to change only the icons and perhaps it is really easy and this is why i couldnt dig anythin up on google, that or im a useless googler.
Since of late "Appearance preference" behaves awkwardly . Normaly It is supposed to show themes in /usr/share/themes right? but now it shows themes only in ~/.themes folder. I don't know what affected the change. how do I configure it as to show themes in /usr/share/themes/,?
Also whatever theme I use , Controls would stay same(Classic controls). They wouldn't be update to those of the Theme used.
I was browsing /usr/share/icons/ and noted that there were several "extra" GNOME themes sitting there that I did not need, so I deleted them. Yes, I know it was a bad idea.I'm now left with a broken KDE desktop. Several icons, such as VLC and Rhythmbox, now appear as question marks. Synaptic doesn't even have the little boxes that you can click to install/remove packages (but you can still click in the area and manage packages).I reinstalled the extra themes, but no luck. I must have removed an icon set that I shouldn't have. I can't restore the files from my Trash because I used the CLI to remove them.
I installed Gnome 3 on Natty successfully, despite some minor glitches. It works fine, but recently I found some nice screenshots that looks quite different from which I get, and from others I saw before. You can found it in this link: [URL] Some one knows to what the differences are due?
I just upgraded to beta 10.04, & am trying to get GNOME-shell installed. I have downloaded the tar file for it, but when I do ./configure in a terminal, I get the following error messages: No package 'mutter-plugins' found No package 'gjs-gi-1.0' found No package 'gobject-introspection-1.0' found
When trying to install gnome-shell I get this error: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell davek@davek-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet dependencies: gnome-shell: Depends: libgjs0 but it is not going to be installed E: Broken packages davek@davek-laptop:~$ What would be needed to fix broken packages? I'm running 10.04 32bit
I have seen many reviews of 11.04 beta with option to upgrade from 10.10. Can somebody confirm that it could be done without damaging the present gnome. I do not want Gnome shell/Unity as the DE in 11.04 too.