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Is it possible to assign transparency to windows in Ubuntu like in Windows 7 and Windows 8 themes? Also can we change themes in Ubuntu 12.04 other than Ambiance and Radiance? Thank you!

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About transparency, please try out this tutorial.
To sum up: you should play around with compiz. Run sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins in your console to install required packages (it will also install compiz itself, by resolving dependencies). Then run ccsm command in your terminal. It will show graphical tool with compiz preferences.You may find transparency (and many other) settings there.

If you are looking for themes for Unity, this may be a place to start. Anything marked as GTK 3.x should work with Unity. You should put downloaded files in /usr/share/themes and /usr/share/icons.

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Welcome to Super User! Regarding the tutorial: link-only answers are generally discouraged, as the answer becomes useless if the link dies. Could you edit your question to summarize the tutorial? – nc4pk Aug 29 '13 at 22:20

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