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/note: currently Arch don't have this package in any repo
  
 
You probably would like to install some themes too:
 
You probably would like to install some themes too:

Revision as of 07:21, 28 July 2007


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. To change it, you need to:

  1. download and install some nice theme
  2. change the theme

Some nice themes are in [extra]. To install it:

# pacman -S gtk-smooth-engine

To change the theme you can use gtk-theme-switch:

# pacman -S gtk-theme-switch

then run it with 'switch' command. That's all. Isn't it better looking now? :)


For GTK2 apps (i.e.Gaim) 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:

# pacman -S gtk-theme-switch2

or:

# pacman -S gtk2_prefs

/note: currently Arch don't have this package in any repo

You probably would like to install some themes too:

# pacman -S gtk2-themes-collection

Now run either 'switch2' or 'gtk2_prefs', depending on what you chose before and change the theme to your liking.

Enjoy!