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I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 which is so far amazing.

Now I changed the background image and want to change the theme / icons as well.

In the gnome-control-center, there is no icon for changing the theme.

What must I enter to start the theme manager from shell / terminal - or what must I install to do so?

Yours, Joern

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Assuming you are using Default Unity Desktop, you need to install Ubuntu Tweak via

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa  
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Then run it from Dash or super+A , then under Tweaks >> Themes , you can change themes and icons . Including manually installed / Placed in ~/.themes directory as

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Alternatively , another package My Unity is also available to change Theme

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