Is there a way to replace the default Adwaita theme with Yaru on Silverblue? And also change the default icons?
Yes there is. The Yaru theme can be installed using Software or dnf, then can be applied using Gnome Tweaks.
Didn’t work. I installed the Yaru GTK theme and it shows as installed in Software. But it doesn’t show up as an option in Tweaks.
I must be missing some step. Is there a terminal command?
Downloaded Yaru-dark directly from https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1252100/ , Extracted the file but it will not copy to usr/share/themes.
`cp -r Yaru-dark /usr/share/themes cp: cannot create directory '/usr/share/themes/Yaru-dark': Read-only file system
Why is it so hard to do something simple like change the theme?
You need to copy it to /home/user/.themes
Or use sudo.
Copy it to ~/.themes
/usr is not writeable on silverblue.
Was it selectable under legacy themes?
reference for theming gtk4 apps
cp -r Yaru-dark ~/.themes didn’t seem to do anything. It did not create a .themes directory. No, Yaru is not selectable under legacy themes in Tweaks.
cp: cannot create directory '/home/user/themes': No such file or directory
That should have been
/home/USER/.themes. Not literally the name
user, but your user name there. Also the directory name should have begun with the ‘.’ as I show and as given in at least 2 posts above.
Boom! That did it. Thanks.
What about changing the icon set? I like the icons that I think are called Suru. Should be noted that downloading the theme from Software did nothing and I had to do the tinkering described above to get Yaru to show up in Tweaks. I expect I’ll have to do something similar for the icons? Where would they go?
OK. That’s where the file goes. But how do I download it? Do I have to download each one of these files individually and copy them to that directory?
And it can’t be installed normally?
You should need the noarch file.