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[xfce] ~/.themes versus /usr/share/themes

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I was playing with the Greybird theme for a while. I installed it in ~/.themes. Previously, whatever tinkering I did with themes was directly in /usr/share/themes/theme_name/. The advantage of using ~/.themes, for a single user set-up, is that sudo isn't needed. The downside is that apps that load at start-up don't seem to behave as expected. In my case, these were the System Load Indicator and the Network Manager applet. Synaptic is another example. gksudo gedit also looked ugly. So it's back to tweaking in /usr/share/themes/theme_name/ as fas as I'm concerned. (Hardware)