Emerald is a Compiz window decorator which can provide fancier window titlebar/border themes, including ones with transparency effects and window button animations.

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Has the Emerald window decorator been abandoned in terms of development?

Apparently, the Emerald window decorator, which runs with the [Compiz window manager] (somehow I get the feeling that "runs" is not the correct word to use here), offers many fantastic-looking themes ...
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Emerald missing close, maximize and minimize buttons when restoring window from maximized state

Emerald is working fine. But when I restore a window which was maximized; the close, maximize and minimize buttons are invisible. The buttons are there and working like if i move the cursor where the ...
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How to return default window manager?

I removed emerald window-manager and now I dont have any window- mamanger. How can I return default manager? And what is default window-manager? Mutter or metacity? I have ubuntu 13.10
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Problem with /usr/bin/ld: main.o: undefined reference to symbol 'exp@@GLIBC_2.2.5'

During installation Emerald in ubuntu 13.04 when I write "sudo make" I have problem: libtool: link: gcc -g -O2 -pthread -I/usr/include/libwnck-1.0 -I/usr/include/compiz -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 ...
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How to compile & install Emerald window manager in Ubuntu 13.04 64bit?

Please give me directions to compile & install Emerald specifically in Raring Ringtail 64bit edition. I've tried to compile it from the source many times, but had no luck.(Compile log : ...
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How I can install Emerald on 12.10?

How I can install Emerald on Ubuntu 12.10?
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How do I access the startup processes if there is no Cinnamon desktop shown?

I just recently switched my system over to Ubuntu 12.10, and decided on Cinnamon as my environment-- it all worked fine, at first. But I was poorly educated and started using Compiz and Emerald along ...
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How to exclude Firefox in Emerald Themer

I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and I'm using Emerald instead of Metacity with my gtk2 theme. Now, I don't want the emerald theme on the Firefox window. Basically I don't want Emerald to add the border to ...
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Compiz Error After Emerald Install

Salutations! So, once again, I fell to the allure of the window decorator emerald. Where, just like the first time around, (I know I know) upon attempting to back out of emerald to the safety of ...
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How can I get transparent window borders / titlebars in GNOME Shell?

There are plenty of GNOME Shell themes with transparent panels, and I might want a transparent window border / titlebar theme to go with it. The closest thing I can think of is Emerald, but that only ...
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Emerald installed but doesn't show in software center or synaptic?

I installed Emerald using instructions from here; I've have had a nice play with it but would now like to remove it. The package doesn't show in software centre or synaptic and is now causing me a ...
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How can I install Emerald Theme Manager, and switch between Emerald and Metacity themes?

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 ...
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How can I fix window title bars in Unity? [closed]

The problem I'm having is that the window title bars don't seem to update when I change windows or when they should be updating. For example, selecting a window randomly won't make the X/max/min ...
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Can Emerald do translucent (blurred) window borders?

Emerald is a nice window decorator, and I am using it with Compiz. However, I see no option in the Emerald settings to make decorations translucent (i.e. blurred backgrounds), only transparent ...
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emerald --replace doesn't do anything [closed]

I previously had emerald working with 11.04, as I had compiled from source. This morning, though, I updated a series of packages, and now emerald --replace doesn't work any longer. I know for a fact ...
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what is the difference between a GTK theme, Metacity theme, and Emerald theme?

I keep seeing themes as being labelled as metacity or GTK or Emerald. From reading in other places, I gather that Metacity is a window manager and changes the window borders, so what is a GTK theme? ...
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Unity is using something that looks like Emerald instead of the correct theme (like Metacity)

I just upgraded my netbook thus: Lucid -> Maverick -> Natty. (I skipped Maverick other than as an upgrade step due to issues with Unity.) Now, I seem to be stuck with something that looks like ...
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Compiz and Clearlooks window border breaks active/inactive title bars [closed]

When I turn on Compiz with the Compiz tray switcher and I use Clearlooks, Dust Sand, or possibly any title bar style that normally has window icons on right, some window title bars will not change. ...
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Can the Window Controls (Max, Min, Close) and the Title be moved to the Bottom?

I know I can move them to the left or the right, even on the middle, but I've never seen a window with it's controls and title on the bottom instead on the top. Is it even possible to? Like if I ...
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How do I get Compiz, Emerald, and GNOME to work?

I used to run Ubuntu 10.10 on my desktop computer, and I had all sorts of settings configured as I liked. I had to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04, so I lost those settings, but it doesn't seem to ...
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Emerald & Compiz [closed]

How do I use desktop effects in Ubuntu 11.04
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Emerald doesn't work anymore?

Is Emerald just gone forever for 11.04 users?, does it work with Kubuntu or Xubuntu?
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Emerald window decorator fails to start… sometimes

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I have some weird issues with emerald not starting sometimes, leaving me "chromeless" windows. I can, of course then start emerald with emerald --replace > /dev/null ...
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How to have double click on title bar maximize/restore behavior?

After installing Emerald theme manager, double clicking title makes the window roll up and down. How can I restore the normal behavior of maximize/restore?
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Will Compiz in Unity use Emerald as its window decorator?

Sorry if that's a dumb question.