I've installed Debian Wheezy, with the LXDE desktop environment. The default Clearlooks theme is fine, but it doesn't work for gtk3 apps (like Transmission).

Which theme can I use, so that both gtk2 and gtk3 apps will look normal?

  • Just curious but why are you asking very similar questions? I saw askubuntu.com/questions/397711/… posted around the same time.
    – user15760
    Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 2:19
  • Because my question is about Debian, but I remember having the same problem in Ubuntu a long time ago, too. Currently the problem is for Debian, though.
    – sashoalm
    Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 8:42

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Finally I managed to find a theme that works - Ambiance from Ubuntu Precise. Newer themes will not work for gtk3 apps.

All you need to do is extract the archive and copy the Ambiance folder to /usr/share/themes, then select it from lxappearance.



One option is to install the clearlooks-phenix-theme package for Debian Squeeze. This provides themes for GTK2, GTK3, XFce4, Metacity and Openbox.

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