Can anybody clarify the difference between styles on "Appearances" settings dialogue and that on the "Window Manager" settings dialogue. Are they inter-related or independent of each other ? For example does default on the Windows Manager settings refer to the the default of the style selected under Appearances ?
Thanks in advance
They are independent of each other. You can "mix and match".
What do you mean by "default"?
Here is a recent thread that talks about themes in Xfce.
Thanks for the reply and reference to your other post which was very comprehensive - you should consider using it as the basis for an entry to the Wiki ?
What I meant by default in the Windows Manager was that I had ( incorrectly) assumed that the Windows manager style might be dependent on the style selected on the Appearance settings tab and that default ( on Windows manager styles) therefore simply meant that the Windows manager would adopt the default Window manager style for the style selected on the Appearances settings ( sorry if that is unclear but your answer cleared it up anyway).
So if I am right the Appearance style setting and the Window manager style setting are just two elements of an overall theme ( as explained by you) and the theme may contain only one ( or both) settings. Pity there isnt a gui to select an overall theme once thus avoiding multiple selections ( but hey! I know - that is the beauty of Linux - it is entirely customisable )