Ubuntu: GNOME Shell 3.4 - I can't change theme



Question:

Problem after upgrade to GNOME Shell 3.4 (Ubuntu 11.10)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 over the previous setting the /home partition.

I installed the GNOME Shell, unfortunately I can not change a theme: http://ubuntu.pl/forum/download/file.php?id=2631


Solution:1

Here is the right way to get gnome-tweak-tool (advanced settings) to work therefore shell themes and extensions to work WITHOUT breaking your gnome shell

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing  sudo apt-get install ppa-purge  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions  sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-extensions-common  sudo ppa-purge ppa:ricotz/testing  (type N and press enter at the end of the process)  

Restart the shell (Alt F2 >> r >> enter)


Solution:2

I used Synaptic to have more control over the process.

1) Enable the Gnome 3 ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3  

2) Use Synaptic to install updates from gnome3-team/gnome3

3) Enable the Gnome Shell Testing ppa

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing  

4) Use Synaptic to install gnome-tweak-tool and gnome-shell-extensions from ricotz/testing

3) Disable the Gnome Shell Testing ppa either in Synaptic or from a terminal

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ricotz/testing  

Now I can apply themes to my Gnome Shell which adds a very nice touch. I did find however that the extensions web page https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ where you manage your installed extensions no longer works. I suspect that installing the gnome-shell package from Gnome Shell Testing will install a compatible version of the browser plugin but that is risky and maybe not important as long as the gnome-tweak-tool is working for me.


Solution:3

in ubuntu 12.04 gnome shell got an upgrade to 3.4 , this said none of your old extensions will work. you will need the user-theme extension which can easily be acquired from the gnome shell extensions site

After installing the extension , you will need to enable it , i use gnome-tweak-tool for this , enable it by going to "shell extensions" in the left hand pane , then under "themes > shell theme" is where you can change your themes


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