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I have always wondered if installing themes and changing setting seen on CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) possible manually. If so how can I manually install and change a theme using a command line?

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Once downloaded and placed in the theme .themes folder, you can use the following command to install a theme from the command line:

Unity, GNOME 3 Shell/Classic, Cinnamon:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "Yourtheme"

MATE:

mateconftool-2 --type=string --set /desktop/mate/interface/gtk_theme "Yourtheme"

Gnome 2:

gconftool-2 --type=string --set /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_theme "Yourtheme"

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GUI Ways

Install theme at here and then change your theme using gnome tweak tool or unity tweak tool

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

enter image description here Gnome tweak tool screenshot

Terminal ways

Using gsettings commands to change icons/theme/gtk

For GTK

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme "yourtheme"

For Theme

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme "yourtheme"

For icons

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'yourtheme'
  • see my edit @Vesnog – Jim May 5 '14 at 0:38

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