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Tutorials => Tutorial Requests => Topic started by: Blue2ewth on September 21, 2014, 10:09:35 PM

Title: [SOLVED] how o cange theme in xbuntu?
Post by: Blue2ewth on September 21, 2014, 10:09:35 PM
I can't find a tutorial on changing themes in xubuntu. I've never had a problem on mint or just ubuntu .
Title: Re: how o cange theme in xbuntu?
Post by: c00ter on September 21, 2014, 10:45:02 PM
...changing themes in xubuntu.

Fortunately, my "Google" button is working..."changing themes in xubuntu" (https://www.google.com/search?q=changing+themes+in+xubuntu&oq=changing+themes+in+xubuntu&aqs=chrome..69i57.3599895j0j0&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8) 

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Title: Re: how o cange theme in xbuntu?
Post by: Blue2ewth on September 22, 2014, 02:13:14 AM
I tried google I an't find ./themes ... kind of a rude answer don't ya think? I asked for help and you slap me with google it. I wouldn't of asked if I could just find it in google.

EDIT:
All right I found it but it won't let me drag and drrop the theme.
When I use the cp command it just says home@Home:~$ cp ~/Desktop/PlasmaFire /usr/share/themes
cp: omitting directory ‘/home/home/Desktop/PlasmaFire’
then nothing happens.
Title: Re: how o cange theme in xbuntu?
Post by: JayVii on September 22, 2014, 03:40:58 AM
Please, play nicely. We guys here should help other rather than dumb each other. We are a very colorful and different community, so people might not get each others humor, which is kinda hard via text anyway, so just be friendly to each other and don't take everything too harsh. Talking to you BOTH!

A google-search will not always help people. So just tell them what you know / have found and WHERE you get it from. This is a forum for everyone, newbies and advanced users, so keep that in mind and be respectful.

Alright, I also merged your posts Blue2ewth, as double-posting is not allowed in here.

I advice you both to re-read the RULES (http://www.cupoflinux.com/SBB/index.php/topic,6.0.html) and GUIDELINES (http://www.cupoflinux.com/SBB/index.php/topic,177.0.html) of this forum and follow them accordingly.

So to your problem:
As the "/usr/share/themes/" folder is outside your home-directory, you have to be root to copy to it. Also, if you are copying a folder, you have to use the "-r" flag for "recursive". The command(s) for you would be:
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su
cp -r ~/Desktop/PlasmaFire /usr/share/themes/
or simply
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sudo cp -r ~/Desktop/PlasmaFire /usr/share/themes/

It's also possible to create a ".themes" folder in your home-directory, and copy the folder to it, but I like to use the global one, as I can also theme the root-applications then.
BTW, same goes for the folder "/usr/share/icons/"

Have a Nice day! Cheers~
Title: Re: how o cange theme in xbuntu?
Post by: Blue2ewth on September 22, 2014, 04:24:20 AM
Thanks jay... I will remember to play more nicely in the future. I was all ready  a little frustrated on trying to get it to work

  That solved my problem thanks Jay.
Title: Re: how o cange theme in xbuntu?
Post by: JayVii on September 22, 2014, 04:31:31 AM
No Problem! :)

I marked this as [SOLVED] for you, as we obviously did that. :D

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