Themes dont seem to change anything ?

Biju Chacko botsie at
Tue Sep 10 06:25:51 CEST 2002

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002 13:50:37 -0400, Mister wrote:

> First i must say i just came from a longtime KDE user over to xfce and
> i love it.  Only thing i cant figure out is the themes, when i change
> them nothing seems to happen.  Am i missing somthing ?  I am using
> version 3.8.16-- 

This catches a lot of people -- me included. XFce themes work by
generating a .gtkrc with the appropriate colors. However, it will not
modify a .gtkrc that it did not generate. The solution therefore is:

$ mv ~/.gtkrc ~/.gtkrc.bak

And then change themes.

-- b

PS: You may want to try 3.8.18 (BETA) . Read the list archives to find
out it's advantages and how to get it.

Biju 'botsie' Chacko                        biju_chacko at vsnl dot net

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