I can't seem to find the answer to this... I downloaded a theme http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Glassy+Matrix?content=51232. But it doesn't see, to have a file extension, and its a bin file. When I try to open it, error message says that the file is an unknown file type. How do I install this theme?


Downloaded file is a .emerald file.

To install .emerald file you need to install the package emerald.

1). Install the package emerald. It can be installed with the ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 PPA.

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

2). Open the Emerald Theme Manager.

You can install the downloaded .emerald file with Emerald Theme Manager.

  1. Go to preferences.
  2. select Manage new Theme.
  3. Select Import. Then select the downloaded file.

3). Start your theme.

You can start the emerald theme by the command :

emerald --replace
  • I'm still having issues. I installed emerald. I ran that command in the terminal & it didnt do anything.I tried looking online and found out that im supposed to used it with compiz mnger.I followed steps here: noobslab.com/2014/02/… when I enabled "windows decorations" I get a warning stating that unity can do the same thing, or something along those lines. When I click to proceed, unity completly went away, I had no options, just a blanks screen. I had to reinstall ubuntu. Does compiz window decorations option not work in ubuntu 14.04? – user270332 Jul 13 '14 at 21:54

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