View Full Version : How to "install" .bin theme?

July 13th, 2014, 03:10 PM
Hi guys, Im not sure if this is possible, but I found a cool theme I wanted to use on my ubuntu, http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Glassy+Matrix?content=51232 but when I download it, its a bin file and when i click on it, it says its not supported. How do I use this?

July 13th, 2014, 05:44 PM
That theme is for Gnome 2.x, and I'm fairly sure the most recent Ubuntu versions are based on Gnome 3, so it isn't compatible.

July 13th, 2014, 06:15 PM
The theme says emerald.
Unfortunately I believe emerald does not work on the newest versions of Ubuntu w/unity.

I does work with gnome classic though.

For the record, emerald is a window decorator for compiz.
To use you would install emerald, and then change the window decorator setting from whatever it is to emerald.

To that end, unity on 14.04 does not use the built in window decoration plugin for compiz, but instead uses its own.
So changing the window decoration in the traditional manner, will have no effect on unity.

for what it's worth though, cavsfan's howto install emerald (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2192044) is here.
And it does work, at least for gnome-fallback with compiz.