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    How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    If you're like me and like Emerald windows decorator and can't live with out it here's how to get it.

    Just enter these commands. It works well. I tried it with emerald --replace & in terminal and it worked instantly.

    I'm not sure if adding Emerald caused gtk-window-decorator to break or if it was going to break any way but, after I added it to CCSM gtk-window-decorator was no longer in the equation.

    Then I added it to CCSM as shown replacing /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator with /usr/bin/emerald rebooted and it works well.

    Emerald in CCSM 2013-12-05.png

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install git autoconf libtool libwnck1.0-cil-dev libwnck-dev intltool libdecoration0-dev gawk compizconfig-settings-manager
    
    wget cgit.compiz.org/fusion/decorators/emerald/snapshot/emerald-0.9.5.tar.gz
    
    tar -zxvf emerald-0.9.5.tar.gz && cd emerald-0.9.5/
    
    ./autogen.sh
    make clean
    make distclean
    ./configure --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX} LIBS='-ldl -lm'
    make
    sudo make install
    Afterwards:



    Here is the page I got the commands from here.

    It says it is for Raring Ringtale 13.04 64 bit but it works fine on Trusty Tahr 14.04 64 bit.
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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Would it work with TT Gnome edition?

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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Chanath View Post
    Would it work with TT Gnome edition?
    Not sure. I am in Gnome Flashback.

    I just made sure all of the files to be installed were in the repositories and seen they were and went for it.

    It's working great here.
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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Re-installing emerald in Trusty.
    This site seems to be a better place to get emerald-0.9.5.tar.gz

    http://cgit.compiz.org/fusion/decorators/emerald

    That wget command no longer works. Or it would not work for me.
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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Thanks this worked for me in gnome-fallback.
    FattyZ

    Ubuntu classic desktop, Compiz Fusion and Emerald, what else is there?

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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by fattyz View Post
    Thanks this worked for me in gnome-fallback.
    You're welcome! Don't you mean gnome flashback (with compiz) though as gnome fallback is just a transitional package.

    I couldn't live without Emerald! I'm glad this does work on Trusty.
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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Yes, I was not being careful as I read during my endless searching and multiple upgrades that the terms were considered almost interchangeable, (in the opinion of the developer I was reading) flashback being a continuation of fallback. God knows I can't keep 'em straight. You are correct though, my session is called flashback w/compiz. https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/P...GnomeFlashback. All that about flashback, fallback and gnome can be so confusing when you first start sorting through the Ubuntu desktop, especially if you don't want to run Unity IMO.

    Thanks again.
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    Ubuntu classic desktop, Compiz Fusion and Emerald, what else is there?

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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by fattyz View Post
    Yes, I was not being careful as I read during my endless searching and multiple upgrades that the terms were considered almost interchangeable, (in the opinion of the developer I was reading) flashback being a continuation of fallback. God knows I can't keep 'em straight. You are correct though, my session is called flashback w/compiz. https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/P...GnomeFlashback. All that about flashback, fallback and gnome can be so confusing when you first start sorting through the Ubuntu desktop, especially if you don't want to run Unity IMO.

    Thanks again.
    I know what you mean about confusing. Everything has changed. I pretty much live in Gnome Flashback (with Compiz) with Emerald window decorator if I can find it.
    On one install I installed Emerald from another site than the one above and it did not work, borked my system and I had to reinstall Ubuntu.
    Then I re-installed Ubuntu and went back to this thread I had started and everything went perfectly.

    You're welcome! Glad this works on Trusty as well as it does.
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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Thanks for this post
    but I can't got it wrorking with Unity decorations plugins
    is there any help

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    Re: How to get Emerald window decorator on Trusty 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by akha666-f View Post
    Thanks for this post
    but I can't got it wrorking with Unity decorations plugins
    is there any help
    Trusty has been released, so you won't get any help here, as we are now discussing and solving Utopic (14.10) problems. I's suggest you as your question in Desktop Environments

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