System Settings > Appearance theme list lacks existing themes

Bug #922678 reported by Bowmore on 2012-01-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

System Settings > Appearance only lists the themes Adwaita, Ambiance, Radiance, HighContrast and HighContrastInverse. This while Advanced Settings (Gnome Tweak Tool) also lists Greybird and Raleigh plus any Gtk+ themes in the user's ~/.themes.

There may be an intentional drop of the themes Greybird and Raleigh though but at least themes in the user's ~/.themes should be made selectable in the list.

$ apt-cache policy gnome-control-center
gnome-control-center:
  Installed: 1:3.2.2-2ubuntu5
  Candidate: 1:3.2.2-2ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.2.2-2ubuntu5 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:3.2.2-2ubuntu5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-11.19-generic 3.2.1
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-11-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jan 27 17:11:58 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
usr_lib_gnome-control-center:
 deja-dup 21.2-0ubuntu4
 gnome-bluetooth 3.2.1-1ubuntu4
 indicator-datetime 0.3.1-0ubuntu5

Bowmore (bowmore) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report but it's a design decision to limit that selector to the "system supported themes", not to make it a tools to install or configure random themes

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Invalid
Bowmore (bowmore) wrote :

Respecting design decisions in general I however think this is an odd one. I guess this implicitly means that the same restrictive approach will apply to icons, fonts, etc.

vulfgar (vulfgar) wrote :

Think this is a bug, but maybe it is a human bug. Think you should reconsider this decision!

"but it's a design decision to limit that selector to the "system supported themes", not to make it a tools to install or configure random themes"

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