One of the most attractive features of Xubuntu is the ability to customize our desktops the more we like it, through a great infinity of window themes, icons, cursors …
In this little article we want to show you how we can install new themes in case you still don’t know how we can do it. It is very easy and now you will see it. By simply downloading our favorite themes and moving them to a specific directory they will be ready to use. We tell you.
As we told you, there are three types of topics. Window themes (GTK), window title themes (Xfwm4) and icon themes.
Installing a new theme
Installing them is as easy as downloading the .tar.gz corresponding to the topic we want, unzip it and move the unzipped folder to a specific directory. Depending on the type of theme we have downloaded, we will have to move the folder to:
- ~ / .Themes if it is GTK and Xfwm4 themes.
- ~ / .Icons if it is an icon theme
If you want to do it from the Terminal, you can do it as follows.
We go to directory where we downloaded the .tar.gz of the subject:
cd / download / directory
we decompress the .tar.gz:
tar -xvzf nombre_del_tema.tar.gz
We move the unzipped folder to the corresponding directory:
mv folder_name ~ / .themes
(If they are GTK or XFWM49 themes)
mv folder_number ~ / .icons
(If they are icon themes)
Where to download themes?
Now, where can we download the themes? Well, the truth is that there are many pages to download a myriad of themes, of all kinds of colors and designs. Our favorite pages for downloading themes are:
As we mentioned to you, you just have to enter any of these links, search for the topic what do you like best download i follow the steps which have been explained above.
How you see changing the theme of our Xubuntu is very simple and we can give a completely new image to our desktop as well as our windows or icons. We hope the article has helped you, and if you didn’t know how to install custom themes, you can now do so without any problems 😉