i'm not completely new to linux. however, i'm the total newbie when it comes to compiz or emerald themes.
what is the definition of a compiz emerald theme? when googling for those themes, you get to see fancy window borders and beautiful desktop backgrounds and arrangements. however, when you download and install one of those themes using the emerald theme manager the only thing that changes are the borders of the windows. where is the desktop background and the fancy, sometimes un-gnomy, arrangement of the panels? what's the big deal with these 3D themes if they only change the window borders? am i missing something fundamental here?
some advice would be very much appreciated.
thanks a lot in advance,