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This also means that the program can install themes by itself, because the main reason I don't want to change from the default theme is that I have to install the theme myself after downloading it

EDIT: I want to be able to install theme using any theme manager (if there are any), but I don't want something where I'd have to install the theme myself and the theme manager would only change the thme

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Can you please edit your questioin? I am unable to understand what you want to say. – M.Tarun Aug 19 '13 at 15:12
let's see if I get it right: you want a theme manager that lets you preview, download, install and activate a theme from a list of available themes. – Cubiq Aug 19 '13 at 16:32

You can take a look at Epidermis theme manager. Epidermis combines wallpaper, GTK, metacity, icon, splash, usplash, cursor, grub and Xsplash themes in one GUI program. Install Epidermis theme manager in Ubuntu, you can download it from Here

Also you may want to look at Conky

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As I know there’s no need to install a theme. It’s enough to copy the theme folder into ~/.themes (create one if it doesn’t exist), and then open a customization program like MyUnity, Unity Tweak Tool, Ubuntu Tweaks, or Unsettings and select the desired theme.

For the icons, you should copy the folder containing all icons into ~/.icons.

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