I just installed the package kubuntu-desktop and i found some really good themes online:



can anybody tell me how to install those themes on (k)ubuntu 12.04 ?

Thanks in advance


Window decorations

The appearance of window borders, titlebars and buttons.

You will need an engine and a theme.

KDE Style

The elements of a graphical user interface, such as buttons, scrollbars, tabs, and menus.

You will need an engine and a theme.

In this case - QtCurve,Emerald

The QtCurve is in the official Ubuntu repositories. The QtCurve engine can be installed with the package: qtcurve

Description: Unified window decoration for KDE and GTK+ (meta-package) This package installs all packages related with QtCurve: * kde-style-qtcurve * kwin-style-qtcurve * gtk2-engines-qtcurve * qtcurve-i18n . QtCurve is a set of widget styles for KDE and GTK+. It provides a consistent look between KDE and GTK+ applications, which is easy on the eyes and visually pleasing. Homepage: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=40492

The Smaragd (Emerald for KDE): http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=125162

Description: Smaragd is a window decoration engine for the KDE window manager KWin. It allows you to use Emerald theme files (from Compiz/Beryl) with KDE SC 4.

The Smaragd can be found from the PPA repositories: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=smaragd

Download the deb and install it.

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Ice cream Theme

Download - unpack the tar package.

Extract the Ice cream QtCurve.emerald to the $HOME/.emerald/theme.

KDE System Settings > Workspace Appearance > Window Decorations > Smaragd

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KDE System Settings > Application Appearance > Style > Widget style: QtCurve -> Configure -> Import QtCurve Settings File

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  • Quality answer +1 – Allan Sep 29 '12 at 20:40

Press Alt + F2 . Type as themes in the search box . Then you will option of Desktop Themes and select it open .

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Then you will get a window , and in that window at bottom boarder you will get an option like "get new themes "

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Then it will open an window for you and there at search option you can search your theme .

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