I have a couple of questions:

  1. How do you change the desktop theme in CentOS?
  2. How does one download CentOS themes from the internet?
  3. How do you install them?
  • CentOS itself doesn't have themes. Be more specific. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jan 22 '14 at 11:47
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    Theme for what? Gnome? Boot screen? – jordanm Jan 22 '14 at 11:47
  • @jordanm for Gnome – user3021349 Jan 22 '14 at 11:51

One way of doing this is to install gtk themes under /usr/share/themes or /home/user_name/.themes
Then you can change gtk theme with gtk-chtheme

  • in tried under /usr/share/themes - yum install gtk-chtheme-0.3.1-11.el6.i686.rpm but showing error like no package is available nothing to do – user3021349 Jan 23 '14 at 5:27
  • @user3021349 If exist this package under the Centos repos then just run yum install gtk-chtheme but If not exist then download gtk-chtheme after that run into the downloaded folder with root root user yum localinstall gtk-chtheme-0.3.1-11.el6.i686.rpm – byrmgcl Jan 23 '14 at 8:10

You can change your theme under this pull-down in CentOS:

System Settings > Advanced > Desktop Theme Details

Much of the theming infrastructure for GNOME2 is gone, for example: http://art.gnome.org/themes. But this site is still up and maintains icons, backgrounds, etc., for customizing your desktop.

NOTE: You'll want to focus on the GTK2.x content on sites as your encounter anything that is listed as GNOME-specific.

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