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If you sometimes use old GTK1 apps (like xmms), you probably know they don't look nice. This is because they use ugly default theme.
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To change it, you need to:
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# download and install some nice theme
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# change the theme
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Some nice themes are in [extra]. To install it:
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# pacman -S gtk-smooth-engine
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To change the theme you can use gtk-theme-switch:
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# pacman -S gtk-theme-switch
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then run it with 'switch' command. That's all. Isn't it better looking now? :)
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For GTK2 apps (Gaim, Firefox, etc...) you can do the same with 'gtk2-theme-switch' or 'gtk2_prefs' (which is the one i use and recommend). So once you have made your mind do:
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# pacman -S gtk2-theme-switch
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or:
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# pacman -S gtk2_prefs
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You probably would like to install some themes too:
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# pacman -S gtk2-themes-collection
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Now run either 'swith2' or 'gtk2_prefs', depending on what you chose before and change the theme to your liking.
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Enjoy!
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