I have downloaded a Windows 95 retro theme and copied it /usr/share/themes but it does not appear in settings. I can copy downloaded icons to /user/share/icons and they do appear in settings however - why not themes? BTW I tried the import function but no joy with that either.
Background: I am moving to BL on my daily driver laptop a Lenovo T430 (i7 8Gb RAM). I enjoyed making it "look" like Windows 95 (theme, icons, windows boarder etc.). I could always install Xfce and get the Windows 95 looking desktop back that way but ideally I would like to keep Moksha. I obviously have the resources to support Xfce easily but Xfce will add a bunch of stuff I don't want like Thunar FM etc. which means I would have to go about cleaning out that stuff and hope I don't break anything in the process or just leave it. The whole reason I am sold on BL is because the Devs didn't decide for me what I needed installed.
Bodhi can consists on many themes. Firstly, Moksha dialogs, windows, menus are part of edj theme like arc_moksha_green or sunshine (your favorite). GTK applications uses GTK themes and yes, we have also icons which could be part also of edj theme or standalone theme you downloaded from Internet.
/usr/share/themes is a container for GTK, UNITY, CINNAMON etc themes. So if you placed your theme there, do not expect your moksha in that colors. No, only APPs will be colored. OK? Bad news is, in case of older themes some new apps like Geany will be in trouble. Weird non themed menus and options.
It was an explanation. Now please post here a link of that theme. I can look why not seen in settings. Have you looked at menu->settings_panel->application_theme->GTK apps?
EDIT: I maintain one theme called Moksha_Seven with WIN7 look. If you are interesting. Of course, change the icons to suitable ones.
Yes Sunshine is indeed my favorite in terms of IMHO it is the most beautiful.
Moksha_Seven is the theme I have set to now - GTK Applications is set to Windows 95 - Icons to Chicago 95 - Wallpaper is Windows 95 background.
The Windows theme would, I think, give me the proper grey shelf and clock format (one like the Sunshine clock) and maybe some Windows 95 like shelf icon. Interesting thing is the network shelf icon is a Windows 95 icon. Probably a little too much to ask is the ability to change the start menu icon - I have a nice Windows 95 version. Theme Selector Advanced I believe I set the boarders, for now, to Arc but can easily change that to a more Windows 95 look - most of the advanced I don't understand and seem to have little affect but I will play with them some more.
I think I can figure out how to change the desktop shortcut names and maybe get the trash up on the desktop
1. Downloaded the Win95 theme and placed to /usr/share/themes. Yes, you are right, I can not see it. That's really weird. Anyway, I tried to put is to personal theme folder in ~/.themes. It works now OK. I do not know off hand why it does not work in that system folder. Sorry.
2. For showing the trash on your desktop install moksha-module-trash, load and place the trash gadget on the desktop.
3. Yes, of course it is very easy for me to add a Win logo instead of Bodhi one. But I will do this only privately if you want a lot. Send me a pm. I will send by email
I know why the theme was not shown in /usr/share/themes. Sorta shame on me I did not solve it yesterday. Permissions are bad. When you ls -la unzipped folder the perms are: drwx------. So do this trick:
here is /usr/share/themes after executing both commands
dufus@T430:/usr/share/themes$ sudo chmod 755 $(find /usr/share/themes/Windows-95-1.0 -type d) dufus@T430:/usr/share/themes$ la -la total 120 drwxr-xr-x 30 root root 4096 Aug 19 11:06 . drwxr-xr-x 211 root root 4096 Aug 18 18:03 .. drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 May 20 2018 Adwaita drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 May 20 2018 Adwaita-dark . . . . drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Aug 19 11:06 Windows-7-2.1 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Aug 18 21:17 Windows-95-1.0
dufus@T430:/usr/share/themes$ sudo chmod 644 $(find /usr/share/themes/Windows-95-1.0 -type f) dufus@T430:/usr/share/themes$ ls -la total 120 drwxr-xr-x 30 root root 4096 Aug 19 11:06 . drwxr-xr-x 211 root root 4096 Aug 18 18:03 .. drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 May 20 2018 Adwaita . . . . drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Aug 19 11:06 Windows-7-2.1 drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 Aug 18 21:17 Windows-95-1.0 drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Aug 18 17:54 'Windows Vista'
here is ~/.themes (ran both commands here as well)
dufus@T430:~/.themes$ ls -la total 16 drwxrwxr-x 4 dufus dufus 4096 Aug 19 14:14 . drwxr-xr-x 19 dufus dufus 4096 Aug 19 14:16 .. drwxr-xr-x 7 dufus dufus 4096 Aug 19 14:14 Windows-7-2.1 drwxr-xr-x 10 dufus dufus 4096 Aug 19 14:13 Windows-95-1.0 dufus@T430:~/.themes$ sudo chmod 644 $(find /usr/share/themes/Windows-95-1.0 -type f)
On both my BL systems only Moksha themes are available - on my Sunshine theme MacBook I don't care. If I can't get the Boomerang Windows 95 theme I will just play with Moksha7 and Win7 icons to get something retro. I am not really looking for an exact replica just close that is why I was looking for the Win95 button assuming the permissions would let me load the Win95 theme but so far not - so if you were able to load the Win95 theme could you tell how you did it?
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2020 14:28:12 GMT by Hippytaff: Tags