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The Emerald Window Decorator is a custom window decorator shipped with Compiz that allows for theming and full composite window decorations with the use of engines. Emerald allows for all sorts of different configurations and layouts of buttons, look, title bars and frames. Emerald Window Decorator is completely independent of any desktop, and you specify your own themes to use for it. The Decoration plugin must be enabled in order for Emerald Window Decorator to function.


Install Emerald

Emerald can be installed from the official repositories. To use one of the standard Emerald themes, install the emerald-themes package.


Launching Emerald

This will replace your current window decorator.

# emerald --replace

Launching Emerald Theme Manager

This opens a GUI for managing themes.

# emerald-theme-manager

Additional Resources