[Solved] Zorin Appearance not opening in Zorin 16

I know Zorin 16 is still in beta, I'm posting this here not only to find out a solution, but to also help others who might have the same problem. I already also e-mailed this through proper feedback channels for Zorin 16.

zorin-appearance does not open anymore and this is the output if I try to run it via terminal (with or without sudo).

WARNING:root:Shell not installed or running
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/zorin-appearance", line 11, in <module>
    load_entry_point('zorin-appearance==4.0', 'gui_scripts', 'zorin-appearance')()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 490, in load_entry_point
    return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2854, in load_entry_point
    return ep.load()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2445, in load
    return self.resolve()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pkg_resources/__init__.py", line 2451, in resolve
    module = __import__(self.module_name, fromlist=['__name__'], level=0)
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/zorin_appearance/__main__.py", line 20, in <module>
    from zorin_appearance import theme
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/zorin_appearance/theme.py", line 24, in <module>
    from zorin_appearance import environment
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/zorin_appearance/environment.py", line 20, in <module>
    _desktop_environment = os.environ['XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP']
  File "/usr/lib/python3.8/os.py", line 675, in __getitem__
    raise KeyError(key) from None

Reinstalling the packages via Synaptic didn't work.


Please open a terminal and enter in:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install zorin-os-desktop

sudo apt full-upgrade

and relay the results here.

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I've tried many things before (including reinstalling with Synaptic, as I said) and now after updating as you told me to new upgrades have been asked for, including Zorin Appearance itself and after upgrading everything is back to normal, didn't even needed to do the other steps.


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