TTW Copy theme and Inspect theme not available in Plone 6

In Plone 6.the buttons Copy and Inspect theme are not available. Those buttons where in Plone 5 available.

Is this functionality Plone 6 not available or are the buttuns simply not available?

See the following screenshots from https://6-classic.demo.plone.org/@@theming-controlpanel and https://demo.plone.org/@@theming-controlpanel
2022-10-14 08_12_58-demo.plone.org – Mozilla Firefox
2022-10-14 08_12_32-demo.plone.org – Mozilla Firefox

TTW theming was removed in Plone 6, and with that the ability to inspect. For a discussion, see: Giving up TTW Theming in Plone 6 Classic-UI

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@mtrebron is right, we removed the editor. If you need to add or change a theme TTW without having a real Python package, you can still do that. Download the theme, do your changes and upload it again.

@mtrebron & @MrTango: Thanks!

Don't know how it could be 'technically done', but having a child theme (similar to Wordpress etc) would be nice (in other words, a theme where you just put the files you want to override). For example the favicon, a CSS file or similar.

it's actually not that hard.
i did something like that for a University.
we have base theme and extending it.
most of the time only by SCSS/CSS but for some sites also the HTML template and/or Diazo rules. if you include images/icons relative, you would have to define theme in every sub-theme. by default you would use an absolute path like ++theme++mybase/...
So to override you have to place the files and change from absolute to relative path.

I make my own themes, so I don't need it, but for many (?) I assume a plonecli 'make child theme' would be nice. It would probably have to copy all the images to the theme, but the CSS (and javascript) could (maybe) be generated from GitHub. (that is how I do it)