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I have been trying out KDE in Ubuntu 12.04 recently, and have downloaded a few themes from KDE-LOOK.ORG but I have no idea how to change the theme?

I can select a theme from the inbuilt repo from the settings, but how do I apply a theme that I have downloaded from the KDE-LOOK site (This for example http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Amakage?content=150285), any clues?

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Go to System settings -> Application appearance (or Workspace appearance).

In some items (Colors, Icons, etc) you have the option to:

  • Get new (you can search in a dialog box)
  • Import (search a downloaded file and install it)

In other items (Style):

  • If it's in the repositories: use synaptics (or similar)
  • If it isn't in ther repositories: see if there's a PPA and use it

There are other situations that involve compiling a theme, but that's a longer story.

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Install the Theme/Style by either extracting and compiling it, or installing an RPM. Open the KDE-Menu and start the Control Center. Select "Look and Feel". Select "Style" if the package you installed was a style, or select "Theme Manager" if the package you installed was a theme. Select your theme or style. Click "Apply" Have fun! :-)

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im using ubuntu why would i install an RPM? also when extracted there isn't anything to compile as far as I can tell, I'm not sure you understand what I'm asking –  Jayo May 8 '12 at 14:57
    
You don't have to download anything from kde look.. the themes can be downloaded and installed from within the os from what I can recall... I had posted the official install instructions as per kde look... –  Varun Priolkar May 8 '12 at 15:02
    
a lot of them can be yes, but the want I want, which I have linked to cannot be, it does show in the theme manager, but when you click install it redirects to kde-look.org to download manually. is there no folder like .themes for gnome that KDE would use? –  Jayo May 8 '12 at 15:18
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