[blfs-support] gnome-tweak-tool

James Pinto james.pinto at phoenixfusion.in
Thu Nov 15 23:30:52 PST 2012

On Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 9:59 AM, James Pinto
<james.pinto at phoenixfusion.in>wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM, Armin K. <krejzi at email.com> wrote:
>> On 11/13/2012 07:05 AM, James Pinto wrote:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > Im using gnome 3.4
>> >
>> > I wanted to install gnome tweak tool to change themes and icons for
>> > gnome shell.
>> >
>> > I tried installing versions 3.4 and of gnome tweak tool but they
>> > dint work for me.
>> >
>> > Then following the latest current blfs book for gnome-tweak-tool-3.6.1
>> > as at the link below
>> >
>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/gnome/gnome-tweak-tool.html
>> >
>> > I installed gnome tweak tool 3.6.1 (after installing all the mentioned
>> > dependencies)
>> >
>> > But again no luck it dint work when I run tweak tool it loads and
>> > nothing starts up.
>> > And when I run tweak tool using the terminal I get the error
>> > http://pastebin.com/C2ANYeMK
>> >
>> > Is gnome shell 3.6 required for gnome tweak tool 3.6.1 to work, this
>> > dependency is not mentoned anywhere.
>> >
>> > Please help Im getting really bored of the same default gnome shell
>> theme.
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > --
>> > James Earnest Pinto
>> > Director/CEO
>> > *Phoenix Fusion*
>> > www.phoenixfusion.in
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> I have exactly the same problem. I've even reported it upstream, but no
>> action was taken
>> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=685648
>> I think that this could be related somehow
>> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=678800
>> I am not sure how to fix it.
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> Hi
> Im still trying to figure out how to make this work I tried installing
> again bt I got a similar error.
> Here is the error I get on running it fro command line
> http://pastebin.com/nKbKXDMu
> Please tell me there is some way to make this work Im really fed up of the
> default gnome shell theme and ugly icons.
> I cant seem to get any version of gnome tweak tool to run.
> Regards
> --
> James Earnest Pinto
> Director/CEO
> *Phoenix Fusion*
> www.phoenixfusion.in

I found a way to change gnome shell themes "without" gnome tweak tool
I searched and searched the web all day and managed to fix it before
leaving for work...:-):-)

Theres a bug in gnome shell 3.4 that does let user theme be created (it
wasnt there under /path/to/home/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions)

I had checked using dconf editor , so even the command I had tried dint

Can some one please put this guide up on the user notes as LFS users are
not being able to use gnome-tweak tool to install/change themes for gnome

If u have gnome shell 3.4 and want to install the user theme extension in
LFS and hence change ur boring default theme without the buggy (not working
on LFS) gnome tweak tool run the below commands as root or with sudo

You can maybe put it up on user notes for gnome tweak tool for now till the
bugs in gnome tweak tool is fixed. LFS users will at least have some other
way to change their gnome shell theme. Also this is a real pain for gnome
shell 3.4 user as there is a bug

It will save a lot of time and frustration, And also if a graphical tool to
change themes is needed dconf can be used when I have also mentioned below

If u have gnome shell 3.4 and want to install the user theme extension in
LFS and hence change ur boring default theme without the buggy (not working
on LFS) gnome tweak tool run the below commands as root or with sudo

First install the usertheme extension from
https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/19/user-themes/ click the switchh to
show on.

Now for Gnome Shell 3.4, install the extension here as normal, then type in
terminal: # sudo cp ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/
user-theme at gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com/schemas/org.gnome.shell.extensions.user-theme.gschema.xml/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas
# sudo glib-compile-schemas

The below guide is from

With dconf-editor<http://shuffleos.com/791/dconf-editor-show-selected-app-icons/>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 '
user-theme at gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com'to the existing
elements (if any)

alternatively, in *terminal*, run:

gnome-shell-extension-tool -e
user-theme at gnome-shell-extensions.gcampax.github.com

   - 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

Thanks for all the help and bug reports Armin K seems gnome isnt bothered
about its growing bugs on bugzilla....?

James Earnest Pinto
*Phoenix Fusion*
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