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darksideforge
February 24th, 2009, 04:44 PM
I'm a total noob at this. I installed Jaunty Beta 4 last night and then decided to download some themes from gnome-look.org and kde-look.org.

I downloaded the Emerald manager and some Emerald themes, created a folder in my documents folder, unzipped the packages into their own folders, transferred them into Emerald....now what?

System>>Preferences>>Emerald Theme Manager brings up the Themer with the 5 themes that I downloaded...but how do I pick one and get it to take effect?

Do I need to be running Kubuntu 9.04(b4) instead of Ubuntu 9.04(b4) ??

smartboyathome
February 24th, 2009, 08:57 PM
You need to make sure you are running Compiz, then run alt+f2 and "emerald --replace".

sambita
February 24th, 2009, 09:23 PM
You have to do what smartboyathome said, also if you want the emerald theme to be there every time you turn your computer you need to add the "emerald --replace" command
to System-Preferences-Sessions. At least thats how i do it.

darksideforge
February 24th, 2009, 09:51 PM
I'm thinking I might try Ultimate Edition 2.0 along with Compiz...anybody here have any experience with that?

smartboyathome
February 25th, 2009, 03:16 AM
It won't give you much advantage. It is just Ubuntu with more preinstalled (everything installed can be installed manually now for you). I would just recommend staying with Ubuntu.

BobCFC
February 25th, 2009, 08:47 PM
You have to do what smartboyathome said, also if you want the emerald theme to be there every time you turn your computer you need to add the "emerald --replace" command
to System-Preferences-Sessions. At least thats how i do it.


Just a note to say that Sessions has been renamed to Startup Applications in Jaunty