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#1 2019-01-06 05:35

souperman
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Manual installation of themes.

Greetings, fellow Q4OS users! Ran into a tiny problem. I downloaded arc-dark theme and moved it to /usr/share/themes & /home/user/.themes. But, then, when I go to settings-->Appearance-->Theme Manager , I don't find a way to apply it. Also, notable is the fact that, inside the themes folder (/usr/share/themes) there are a lot of other themes like Clearlooks, ThinIce which cannot also be applied. Is there a way to do this? I have done sudo kcmodules --unlock.
Thank you.

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#2 2019-01-06 10:25

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Re: Manual installation of themes.

In Control Centre -> Appearance & Themes -> Theme Manager? I noticed there is an option to install themes although I haven't recently used it but it should do what you want.

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#3 2019-01-06 18:57

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Re: Manual installation of themes.

Thanks, Dai_trying! But, that also doesn't work. Any other way? Just putting the folder inside /usr/share/themes is enough in other DEs.

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#4 2019-01-06 20:49

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Re: Manual installation of themes.

can you provide the theme? or a link to it and I will check it out.

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#5 2019-01-06 20:49

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Re: Manual installation of themes.

@souperman
The way suggested by Dai_trying is correct. Please specify in more detail how does the system respond on the installation attempt, or post some messages you see on the screen. Where did you download the arc-dark theme from ?

EDIT: Sorry, posted at the same moment as Dai_trying smile

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#6 2019-01-07 06:03

souperman
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Re: Manual installation of themes.

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#7 2019-01-07 11:10

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Re: Manual installation of themes.

I do not see a simple drop-in way to place this theme, but I'm not an expert so someone else may have better advice, it looks to me like it would need some configuring to make a TDE theme out of it, not impossible by any means but would need some work.
One thing to remember is that Q4OS and the Trinity DE are somewhat different to most other DE's and as such it is not always quite so simple to configure it in the same way as other DE's, but I did see on the Arc-theme github page that there is a KDE fork with an install.sh script but have not tried that yet as it is specifically for KDE Plasma desktop and not TDE so I'm sure there will some issues with that too, but it is likely to be easier to get that one to work as TDE is most similar to KDE (it was originally forked from KDE 3.5)
I will have a go at the KDE version a bit later but have a few things I need to do right now.

@Q4OS Team
smile as the saying goes "great minds think alike" smile and at the same time too big_smile

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#8 2019-01-07 12:38

souperman
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Re: Manual installation of themes.

Dai_trying wrote:

One thing to remember is that Q4OS and the Trinity DE are somewhat different to most other DE's

I am starting to see that. But, I like it, anyway. I needed a Debian-based, fast, responsive, GUI-based (I've tried Antix & Bunsenlabs and both are too much script-based, or so I felt) system without consuming much resources and Q4OS has delivered that. So, I may happily stall my additional-beautification-project big_smile. And, I must say, the support here is amazing!

Thanks @Dai_trying & @Q4OS Team!

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#9 2019-01-07 14:12

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Re: Manual installation of themes.

You are welcome smile, it is always possible to create your own theme from theme manager and then add different customisations until you get something close to what you originally wanted.

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