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  1. #1

    Change Icon-set (Gnome 2.8)

    After looking and seaching through the forum I can't find the answers to my questions:
    1) How do I change icon set?
    I've downloaded a new set from, but can't figure out how to install it...
    2) How do I change the size of the desktop icons?

    //The Clam

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    Linux Engineer Nerderello's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    North East England
    Preferences / Themes

    then Theme details then click on the Icon tab

    You effectively make a Custom Theme.


    Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
    Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS

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    I tried this and it ignored my icon switch. In fact, the title bars of nautilus were the only things that changed with the custom theme.

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  5. #4
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    Windsor, CO
    Are you sure that was an icon theme? Gnome theming has three parts to it: The GTK2 themes, which affect what buttons and such look like; The window manager themes for Metacity (the default window manager for Gnome); and the icon set.
    Make sure you switched the icon set and not just the metacity theme (which is what affected the titlebars in nautilus).
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