Which menus and folders are used to install xfce themes? And what permissions?
hi I'm trying to install a theme on Ubuntu Studio 20.04 with Xfce. It is a theme from gnome-look.org
The various online guides for Xubuntu say to go to Whisker Menu > Window Manager to choose a theme, and that this menu is reading /usr/share/themes
But not all the folders there appear in the Window Manager, including the new one I want to add
And there is a second UI/frontend tool in the Menu at Settings > Appearance which shows a slightly different list of themes but also not including the one I've copied to the /usr/share/themes folder. Both menus work.
I tried using Catfish to search for folders containing 'Greybird' and there is also a folder /snap/gtk-common-themes/1514/share/themes, but this doesn't have all the themes of either UI menu and presumably these themese came in with something I installed via Snap
Some online guides mention /.local/usr/share or ~/.themes/ but on my system these folders don't exist
Neither frontend has the option to add/install a theme or says where it is looking
I tried giving rw permissions on the new folders but this doesn't seem to make them appear in the UI.
Are there certain files that must be present in the theme's directory for the UI to pick it up? (if so this would have been important for the online guides to have mentioned) some of the ones my UI recognizes had a .theme file inside, but not all of them and I didn't notice something common to all.
Should I install xfce-theme-manager or is that deprecated? I worry it would just give an extra broken UI and folders.
Or since it is Xfce is there a config file where the paths to the downloaded themes can be typed in?
Thanks for your time xx Catty