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Themes are used to configure the way the window manager looks. Things like fonts, colors, border sizes, button pixmaps can be configured. Put together they form a theme.

Theme files are searched in the themes subdirectories.

These directories contain other directories that contain related theme files and their .xpm files. Each theme file specifies fonts, colors, border sizes, …

The theme to use is specified in ~/.icewm/theme file:

  • Theme = "nice/default.theme"

    Name of the theme to use. Both the directory and theme file name must be specified.

If the theme directory contains a file named fonts.dir created by mkfontdir the theme directory is inserted into the X servers font search path. has a very large number of themes which were created by users of IceWM.

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