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Adwance gtk3

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Ambiance + Adwaita = ADWANCE!

I only made the gtk3.
gtk2 and metacity included, they are Ambiance theme by Ubuntu Artwork theme.

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The light-themes package was released under a similar license. This is a derivative work and the original author is the Ubuntu Artwork Team.

6.5.2011 21.10
ATTENTION: please download and update your theme with the latest zip which I just uploaded, it solves an annoying bug with dark background!!!

(there is still a bug with comboboxes text color, but it's a bug of gnome, it is on bugzilla...)

WARNING: this won't work (yet) with gtk 3.1, so stick with 3.0 or use another theme while i'll fix it :)
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Raymondcal's avatar
Does it work with gtk 3.2.3 ?
TheDeviantMars's avatar
I do not update it anymore, so I think it won't work.
martianboy's avatar
This is a great work. I wish you had the time to make it look like Ubuntu 11.10's Ambiance.
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thank you.
the theme relies on the Adwaita gtk engine, the default one (the grey/white theme) of gnome3.
I just tweaked the colors and buttons to resemble ambiance, i didn't want to make a "copy" of it.

ambiance was still to be ported to gtk 3 at that time, and now that it is, it relies on Unico gtk engine, so it is way different from mine.

I won't do a lot of work to have a second ambiance theme, since this wasn't my goal from the beginning.

thanks ;)
ubuntudroid's avatar
Great theme! :) However, where can I change the title-color of inactive windows? Atm it is black and a little hard to read on the dark-chocolate background. Additionally I see a one-pixel high line between the title-bar and the menu-bar of the windows. How can I get rid of this?
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the title bar is not affected by my work.
I just included the ambiance (ubuntu) ones.

Thanks for the compliments ;)
jwaterworth's avatar
Nice job on this theme! I'm glad I stumbled upon it as it makes a great addition to half-left's gnome-shell theme.

gnome-shell theme: [link]

The only thing I'm not liking is that the File, Edit, etc bar is black. It makes the titlebar look gigantic!
TheDeviantMars's avatar
it's like that to be similar to ambiance, the gtk2 of ubuntu.
Idealsite's avatar
Nice theme.
And how to get that cool icon bar on the left?
TheDeviantMars's avatar
that's the dock, a gnome-shell extension. :)
ThreatDown's avatar
It would look great if you did something about that ugly nautilus breadcrumb...
folkg's avatar
Just a suggestion, but I feel like that shadow under the top bar looks a little bit out of place with the buttons on top of it in the foreground.
TheDeviantMars's avatar
I was trying to get an "in-set" look
karlinux's avatar
If it's a gnome-shell extension, how do you put the dock on the left? And if that is the dash, how is it possible to see without the activities?
TheDeviantMars's avatar
it's the dock extension, you can't find how to move it on the left, on another work of my gallery, in the comments! :)
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ActionParsnip Traditional Artist
How do you apply this please. Looks amazing!!
TheDeviantMars's avatar
with gnome-tweak-tool or dconf-editor :)
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ArkBlitzHobbyist General Artist
Doubt: What happened with the window icon that usually appeared in the upper-left side of the window? Did GNOME 3 drop it?
TheDeviantMars's avatar
Yes it is no more there.

I don't know if you can enable it later somehow (gconf-editor) or not.
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ArkBlitzHobbyist General Artist
I still don't get why the hate against using window icons. I actually patched Tiheum's Equinox to add the window icons back. I named it Equinox-i and you can download it at But given this, I guess I will be unable to port my mod to GNOME 3...
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Looked for it in gconf-editor.
Apparently it has been completely dropped by the gnome team...
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ArkBlitzHobbyist General Artist
What. Seems I'll have to stick with Unity then. Or, post a bug on the tracker.
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half-leftHobbyist Interface Designer
It's how GNOME Shell works, since there is no need to minimise because there is nowhere to minimise to. it's all about workspaces.
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