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I use virtualbox to use ubuntu (12.04). I want to customize the theme but I didn't find in the preferences how to that. So I webt to ubuntu-art, and I downloaded a .sh file (metacity theme), but how do I install this file ? is it a package ?

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The .sh file is a shell script, in other words it's an executable. You can run it by either making it executable

chmod a+x file.sh
./file.sh

or running it with bash:

bash file.sh

P.S. I do not guarantee that the downloaded executable will not break your configuration, destroy your system, kill your cat and cause an apocalypse. Beware! MyUnity might be a better solution, although I have had problems with that one as well.

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thanks, it is informative ! –  user1611830 Sep 14 '12 at 23:58
    
Sorry, I used the trick, but here's what I get : Segmentation fault (core dumped), and I am told the applciation Zenity closed unexpectedly. Do you have an idea of how to fix it ? –  user1611830 Sep 15 '12 at 11:57
    
Not really - I think that either the theme or the package might be damaged. Zenity is just a simple program for making dialogs from a shell script, you can test that it works by running zenity --info --text="Hello world" –  January Sep 15 '12 at 13:06
    
Ah ok, thanks ! –  user1611830 Sep 15 '12 at 15:05

Open a terminal (Ctrl + ALt + T) and type sudo apt-get install myunity. Press y, then when it is done, type myunity.Go to the themes tab, clcik the theme you want to apply and click OK. You can also install themes from this tab.

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Ok, I'll look at it –  user1611830 Sep 14 '12 at 23:58

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