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I have downloaded elementary-tweaks for Freya. I have also installed a few themes using PPA. What if I have a theme in a file and I want to include it in the gallery of the themes? How can I add it manually without having to use the PPA?

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There are two ways:

Copy the theme to the system wide theme folder

sudo cp -R [theme-folder] /usr/share/themes

Copy the theme to your users local theme folder

cp -R [theme-folder] ~/.themes

If your local theme folder doesn't exist yet, you will have to create it first:

mkdir -p ~/.themes

It's not recommended to use elementary-tweaks as it has been known to break systems. Instead use this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "CoolestThemeOnEarth"

However, if you want to, you can use elementary Tweaks to do the same thing.

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    Your answer is pretty good. I think that you should edit it and state that elementary-tweaks is currently unsupported. – r3bl Jul 1 '15 at 2:49
  • @r3bl thank you for your input, I've updated my answer :) – Rafael Jul 1 '15 at 10:11
  • @Rafael if [theme-folder] and "CoolestThemeOnEarth" are supposed to be the same string, then that should be made clear in the answer. If they are not, how are they different and where does one obtain "CoolestThemeOnEarth" from? – Gabriel Jul 6 '15 at 15:32
  • There is a new, maintained fork of elementary-tweaks for Loki, so I'd change the part about it being unmaintained (the queue is already filled with my edits or else I'd do it myself) – wolf Oct 1 '16 at 21:55

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