I've just installed fedora 17 and gnome-tweak-tool, but it crashes everytime and I can't change the theme. Any other way to do that?

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You can do that with dconf-editor or in terminal.

  • Install gnome-shell-extension-user-theme (if you haven't already).
  • Enable gnome-shell-extension-user-theme:

dconf-editor: expand org > gnome > shell then edit the value field for the enabled-extensions key, adding '[email protected]'to the existing elements (if any)

alternatively, in terminal, run:

gnome-shell-extension-tool -e [email protected]

  • Then enable your shell theme (e.g. Adwaita Sky):

dconf-editor: expand to org > gnome > shell > extensions > user-theme and change the value for the name key to Adwaita Sky

or, in terminal, run:

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme name "Adwaita Sky"

A shell restart might be required after these operations: Alt+F2 >> r

  • I found gnome-shell-extension-tool to be the easiest and most effective method Commented May 25, 2014 at 23:57

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