How do I install a GTK/Emerald theme?

Asked by Chris Murray

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and have not installed anything yet. I want to install a new theme. But there is no theme file, and all I can find are the two folders GTK and Emerald. I do not know what I have to install to get it to work, and how to install it. Could someone help me out please?

This is the theme I'm trying to install:

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Best Greg Beam (ki7mt) said :


- Install the Theme manager fer Emerald: sudo apt-get install emerald libemeraldengine0

- Download the themes you want.

- To install them, go to: System > Preferences > Emerald Theme Manager and click the "Import" button and select the themes you want. To make your windows use Emerald, go to System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager and enable "Window Decoration", then click it and under "Command", enter:

emerald --replace

Then to run it for the first time (to switch themes), press Alt + F2 and type:

emerald --replace

That should get you to a good starting point.


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Chris Murray (kakiro-tree) said :

Thanks KE1HA, that solved my question.