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I want to get Emerald Theme Manager to work in Ubuntu 11.10 and activate its themes. Also, I want to be able to switch between Emerald themes and the originally installed (Metacity) themes. How do I do it?

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Since emerald is not in the Ubuntu repos in 11.10, this thread has a workaround to install emerald. To use emerald, press Alt+F2 then type emerald --replace. If you're going to stick with emerald, add the command to your startup applications. To go back to Metacity, type this: gtk-window-decorator --replace.

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It is not in the repository by default, so it gave me (Unable to locate package emerald) –  Naruto Nov 16 '11 at 19:43
You're right check this ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870792 –  Engels Peralta Nov 16 '11 at 19:51

Another solution is to install emerald version 0.9.5 via PPA :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install emerald

After installation, press Alt+F2 and type emerald --replace.

source: here

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