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How can I change gnome-shell theme in Fedora 17?

asked 2012-08-28 16:49:53 +0000

calbaker gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 14:06:29 +0000

mether gravatar image

I am trying to change my gnome shell themee, and I've tried dconf-editor, gconf-editor (deprecated apparently), gnome-tweak-tool, and a few others. Nothing seems to work. Thoughts?

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answered 2012-08-28 19:45:11 +0000

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1 install gnome tweak tool

yum install gnome-tweak-tool

2 go to


and download gnome shell themes zip file

3 now unzip the zip file in


now open gnome tweak tool and change themes

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answered 2012-08-28 19:41:36 +0000

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Gah! It's all because I installed Enthought Python Distribution and prepended the EPD directory to my PATH with

export PATH=/usr/local/EPD/bin:$PATH

in my ~/.bashrc. After changing that to:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/EPD/bin

which appends it to my path instead, gnome-tweak-tool works beautifully for me.

Fedora now has an awesome looking desktop environment!

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