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#1 2004-07-27 14:54:29

sear
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Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

This is a little Howto for installing Xfwm4 themes, what means the window boarders for the XFCE Desktop Environment.

1. Download your archive and unzip it

tar zxvf mytheme.tar.gz

2.become root

su
[enter root passwort]

3. copy the theme you've downloaded into the xfwm4 theme folder

cp -fdr /home/user/mytheme /usr/share/xfwm4/themes

where /home/user/mytheme stands for the path to your themes folder

4. choose the theme from the xfce settings dialog with a click on the settings icon in the panel and then a click on Window Manager.

could someone of you admins make this topic sticky?
thanks smile

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#2 2004-08-05 19:32:11

nightmare
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

there's another directory where you can put themes if you don't have write access to /usr/share/xfwm4/themes..

under your home directory, you can create a .themes directory (if you don't already have one).  Then under that, there are two ways you organize themes.  One is the old way, and one is the new way, and I'm not sure which is which, but I currently have a number of xfwm4 themes installed here:

ls -l ~/.themes/xfwm4/
total 44
drwxr-xr-x   11 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:43 ./
drwx------    4 daf      users        4096 Jul 18 17:03 ../
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:20 classix-black/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:22 classix-blue/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 19:06 classix-brown/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:25 classix-ergo/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:31 classix-green/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:26 classix-grey/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:39 classix-gtk-dark/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:32 classix-orange/
drwxr-xr-x    2 daf      users        4096 Jul 19 21:33 classix-red/

So thats one way, application name then theme name.  The other way is theme name, and then have applications under that.  I have one theme like that right now, under ~/.themes/FallWithMe, and there is a gtk-2.0 and Openbox-3 folder under those containing a theme suite.

Xfce supports both styles right now, I'm not sure if one will be discontinued or not.

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#3 2004-09-22 17:01:01

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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

nightmare wrote:

under your home directory, you can create a .themes directory (if you don't already have one).  Then under that, there are two ways you organize themes.

I have a /share/themes folder that I symlink in my home directory, that way I have them saved en masse no matter which distro I'm running.  It's much better, for me, to keep my downloaded themes out of /usr, as that's reserved for installed programs/themes (in Gentoo, anyway).


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#4 2004-10-12 19:35:39

Ido
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

it does not work for me hmm

I tried :
[list]
[*]/usr/share/xfwm4/themes/THEME_DIR [/*]
[*]~/.themes/THEME_DIR [/*]
[*]~/.themes/xfwm4/THEME_DIR [/*]
[/list:u]

where THEME_DIR is my theme directory got from the unzip

I'm using 4.1.90

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#5 2004-10-12 21:08:52

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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

For Xfce 4.2 the locations have changed to:

${prefix}/share/themes/<name>/xfwm4/

~/.themes/<name>/xfwm4/

AFAIK old themes are still compatible.


Jasper

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#6 2004-10-12 21:55:38

Ido
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

huysmans wrote:

For Xfce 4.2 the locations have changed to:

${prefix}/share/themes/<name>/xfwm4/

~/.themes/<name>/xfwm4/

AFAIK old themes are still compatible.

I tried
~/.themes/Industrial/xfwm4/*.* (industrial heme files)

but no success hmm

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#7 2004-10-20 10:40:35

Ido
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

help ?

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#8 2004-10-20 11:07:42

GeekGirl
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

Ido wrote:
huysmans wrote:

For Xfce 4.2 the locations have changed to:

${prefix}/share/themes/<name>/xfwm4/

~/.themes/<name>/xfwm4/

AFAIK old themes are still compatible.

I tried
~/.themes/Industrial/xfwm4/*.* (industrial heme files)

but no success hmm

for me it works with having new themes pixmaps in /usr/share/themes/[themenamehere]/xfwm4/*

does the theme have a themerc?

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#9 2004-10-21 21:21:27

Ido
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

Thank you it works with /usr/share/...

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#10 2006-03-10 17:09:16

Ramon
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Registered: 2005-09-06
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

test


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#11 2007-06-06 14:14:03

aegeo
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

In case you don't see theme you just installed on the Settings Manager/window manager list, you might check your permissions on the theme's directory (/usr/share/themes/<theme_directory>) and its contents.

Theme directories all have rwxr-xr-x privileges (at least on my Debian system) while the contents of /usr/share/themes/<theme_directory>/xfwm  by default have rw-r--r-- privileges.

An example

$cd /usr/share/themes
$ ls -l
totale 488
drwxr-xr-x 122 root root 4096 2007-06-06 15:31 .
drwxr-xr-x 217 root root 4096 2007-05-25 15:02 ..
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4096 2007-04-11 18:11 Adept
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4096 2007-04-11 18:10 AgingGorilla
drwxr-xr-x   3 root root 4096 2007-04-11 18:11 Agua
...

Some themes I have come across didn't come with these privileges - I had to modify them manually to get the theme to appear on the window manager list. The following changes permissions of the theme directory in /usr/share, its xfwm subdirectory and the contents of the xfwm subdir (the actual theme files):

$cd /usr/share/themes
$su
#chmod 755 <theme_directory>
#cd <theme_directory>
#chmod 755 xfwm4
#cd xfwm4
#chmod 644 *

Cheers

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#12 2007-11-14 01:04:32

redman
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

Newb here...

Firstly logging in as su does not work. the password is revoked and its the only one here....
Secondly, why is it so hard? Why can't I extract from desctop to usr/share/themes and be prompted for a password? the form is there on the file manager tool so where is the password promt? Managing a webserver in Joomla is easier!

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#13 2007-11-18 12:25:30

Nick
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

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#14 2007-12-17 22:37:47

Mark7
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

I just open the file manager as root and copy and paste the new theme folder straight into usr/share/themes

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#15 2008-06-29 04:03:36

chip
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Registered: 2008-06-29
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Re: Howto install xfwm4 themes (window borders)

I am using FreeBSD 7.0 Release and XFCE4.
I have downloaded and extracted some themes into /usr/local/share/themes/ and reset the permissions to 777, they do not appear on the themes list in the Settings control panel. I also copied them into ~./themes, reset the permissions and they still do not appear on the list. I do have the gtk-xfce-engine-2.4.2_1 installed.
What do I have to do to get these themes to appear on the list?

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