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I am quite noobish when it comes to Linux (why I chose Ubuntu 11.10) and I wanted to change my theme. However, when I go to appearance, I only have about 5 themes to choose from and when I look through my filesytem, I have at least 20. Can somebody help me figure out how to use these other ones?
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Those other ones are for a different version of the graphics toolkit. Ubuntu's default desktop uses what is called GTK3 to display themes, while the rest of the themes are probably GTK2 themes.
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So, I pretty much can't use them then?
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Pretty much. You could attempt to force it to use one of those themes by using an application like lxappearance, but not all applications will be themed that way because a lot now are GTK3 only. It sucks I know. I was here when applications started making the switch to GTK3, and breaking my wonderfully based GTK2 setup. The most I can recommend to you is search Gnome-Look for popular GTK3 themes. Also, Deviant Art is a good source of themes, some not found on Gnome Look.
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