Have you tried unpacking in your ~/.themes folder and loading the appearance manager? Just download the file, uncompress it and paste it in the /home/youruser/.themes, if don’t exist, create it previously and enjoy
… the same theme can be found at gnome-look.org
in the “metacity themes” cathegory
these are archives of many things - not just what the url might suggest
that won’t make a lick of difference in this case, since it is simply a very old and incompatible theme - and copying to /usr/share/themes isn’t the way to do it anyway - except you’d want to install it system wide for any user
Thanks, I tried and it didn’t work. I thought that it would be like dealing with backgrounds. Quick question. In my /usr/share/themes/ folder, I have lots of themes that do not appear in Appearance-Style and I know I did not put them there manually. Mine are listed alphabetically and end at Matcha-Sea. Is it okay to get rid of most of them?
this is almost speculation, but:
in that folder normally can only end up what you explicitly installed via pacman or pamac - or they where a dependency of something that was installed by the package manager
perhaps these are themes that are also incompatible with your current Desktop Environment - perhaps they are for KDE and you are now on Xfce …
Keeping them certainly will not hurt.
But if you don’t use them, you can remove them.
… since you don’t use them/need them, why would you want to keep them?
via the package manager - not by simply deleting the directory or files in it …
they would be back after an update anyway …
The themes that do not appear in the Appearance -Settings are different from the themes in the Settings-Window Manager section. It is the same deal in my Arch VM install and my other Manjaro xfce installs. I won’t be messing around with it.