Ambiance Blue Theme Suite

Gnome Shell Themes

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Description:

Ambiance Blue is a bluish variant of the Ambiance theme compatible with both Gnome Shell and Unity.

This theme suite includes,

- GTK2 Theme (Uses Murrine engine)
- GTK3 Theme (Uses Unico engine)
- Gnome Shell Theme
- Unity Theme
- AWN Theme

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Installation Instructions:

Ubuntu 11.10 comes with murrine engine and unico engine by default. So ubuntu users don't need to install them. For other distros, see the instructions below.

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Ubuntu users can install Ambiance Blue from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ambiance-blue-theme

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Installation Instructions for other distros:

Extract the zip file to the themes directory i.e. "~/.themes/" or "/usr/share/themes/"

Use Gnome Tweak tool to choose the themes.

Install the User Theme Extension and use the Gnome Tweak tool to choose the themes.

Install the AWN theme via the preferences dialog of AWN.

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Credits:

Ubuntu Developers who created the Ambiance theme.

half-left http://half-left.deviantart.com/ whose works were a base for my first Gnome Shell theme.

Andrew http://webupd8.org for initial packaging for Ubuntu.

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Note:

If you use Gnome 3.2, download the theme from launchpad https://launchpad.net/~satyajit-happy/+archive/themes/+files/ambiance-blue-theme_2012.01.27-0~satya164~oneiric.tar.gz

This theme is not compatible with old Gnome 3.0.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

30.05.2012 - 1.Code cleanup and minor changes to the Gnome Shell theme

11.05.2012 - 1.Fixes and enhancements to the Gnome Shell theme

10.05.2012 - 1.Updated for Gnome 3.4 with many improvements to the Gnome Shell theme

27.01.2012 - 1.Fixed banshee search entry

26.01.2012 - 1.Improvements to toolbar background
26.01.2012 - 2.Added border to sidebar
26.01.2012 - 3.Added support for Chrome/Chromium
26.01.2012 - 4.Various improvements

28.12.2011 - 1.Changed toolbar background to light
28.12.2011 - 2.Decreased font size in Gnome Shell theme
28.12.2011 - 3.Other misc improvements

05.12.2011 - 1.Visual refinements

20.11.2011 - 1.Added support for Mint Gnome Shell Extensions
20.11.2011 - 2.Decreased panel height
20.11.2011 - 3.Various improvements

19.10.2011 - 1.Complete rewrite of the Shell Theme
19.10.2011 - 2.New toggle and close buttons
19.10.2011 - 3.New scrollbars

15.10.2011 - 1.Updated Gnome Shell Theme

14.10.2011 - 1.Updated GTK3 Theme
14.10.2011 - 2.Support for Unity Panel
14.10.2011 - 3.Minor changes

29.08.2011 - 1.Ported to GTK3
29.08.2011 - 2.Added Gnome Shell Theme
29.08.2011 - 3.Added Avant Window Navigator Theme
29.08.2011 - 4.Changed menu colors to dark

08.02.2011 - 1.Fixed menu gradient, looked odd.
08.02.2011 - 2.Fixed light text colour in some places.
08.02.2011 - 3.Fixed Panel.
08.02.2011 - 4.Fixed could not install from 'Appearance Preferences'.
08.02.2011 - 5.Included README file.

07.02.2011 - 1.Fixed metacity theme and various colour issues.
07.02.2011 - 2.Changed default menu colours to light.
07.02.2011 - 3.Optional borderless metacity theme.

01.01.2011 - 1.Fixed the menu bar color. (Thanks to th3pr0ph3t)
01.01.2011 - 2.Close button edge color changed to gray. (Thanks to th3pr0ph3t)
01.01.2011 - 3.Fixed some packaging errors.

15.10.2010 - Started the project

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sadi

8 years ago

Great! Thank you very much!
I had to seek refuge in Zukitwo-Dark for a while ;-)

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sadi

8 years ago

Thanks for this great theme!

I have a couple of improvement suggestions which you might consider:

1) Ambiance Blue theme has a nice shade of blue background for toolbars, but the background color in Nautilus sidebar is lighter: it could look more consistent if this is the same as the toolbar background color.

2) The new contender, Marlin file manager, on the other hand, is left without any background color for its sidebar.

3) As for Thunderbird, its toolbar background color is the same as Nautilus sidebar and not the toolbar, which is odd...

Kind regards...

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satya164

8 years ago

I think I don't have any blue background for toolbars.

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sadi

8 years ago

I don't know, I may not be using the correct words, I may not be seeing the colors right, and/or my display card and monitor may not be showing colors perfectly ;-)
But my GIMP identified what I call "darker shade of blue background" in the toolbar as "#e3e5e6" and "lighter shade of blue background" in the sidebar as "#f0f1f2".
I think it will be better to show my screenshot with Thunderbird and Nautilus:
http://i.minus.com/i5xRjxFfqFzf0.png

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sadi

8 years ago

I've managed to get rid of different background colors in Nautilus toolbar and sidebar by making the following replacements:

1) gtk-2.0 / gtkrc: bg_color:#f0f1f2 => bg_color:#dadbde

2) gtk-3.0 / gtk.css: bg_color #f0f1f2 => bg_color #dadbde

3) gtk-3.0 / settings.ini: bg_color:#f0f1f2 => bg_color:#dadbde

To obtain the same background color in Thunderbird toolbar, folderpane and message header pane, I've inserted the following lines into the file ~/.thunderbird/profile/chrome/userChrome.css:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");
#toolbar, toolbox, .tabbrowser-tabs {
background-color: #dadbde !important;
}
#folderTree treechildren {
background-color: #dadbde !important;
}

I've also noticed an inconsistency in the selection background colors, which I've corrected by making opening the gtk-3.0 / settings.ini
file and changing "selected_bg_color:#f4677f0" to "selected_bg_color:#4677f0"

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Nihility

8 years ago

Hi the theme looks great! Btw what is the name of the icon set in your preview?

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satya164

8 years ago

It is the default icon theme in Fedora.

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cbowman57

8 years ago

Very attractive & complete.

Thanks for the time you put into this.

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Yuhed

9 years ago

Wonderful theme! A Openbox theme would be great too :)

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satya164

9 years ago

Soon, when I'll have time.

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bryanmoore

9 years ago

Any chance of this being ported to gtk-3.0?

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satya164

9 years ago

Thanks for it. Gonna test:)

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FrozenFox

9 years ago

I made some matching chrome/chromium scrollbars for this theme.

I would upload them as an extension and link you to that, but that didn't work well when I tried. I've found that if you do that, the scrollbars revert to defaults on some websites, whereas it seems to work more correctly this way. There's an ambiance light scrollbars extension, and it has this issue. Those scrollbars don't quite match this theme either anyway, they're warmer.

In any case, you can find the file in the following link under the AmbianceBlue folder. Place it in /home/yourUserName/.config/chromium/Default/User StyleSheets (or google-chrome instead of chromium I think is what normal chrome uses). I can't imagine why you'd want to use custom scrollbars in windows or osx, so I couldn't tell you where it is there. You will likely need to overwrite your current one. Make a backup.

http://www.mediafire.com/?l7ts37am2qbfa

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FrozenFox

9 years ago

Oh, also. There's a quirk with using custom scrollbars I have yet to find a way around outside of extensions which zoom only text (instead of full-page zoom as chrome does). If you have zoom outside of 100%, the scrollbars tend to break entirely (look wrong) or look pretty ugly, depending on what the zoom rate is. If someone knows a way around this, let me know.

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FrozenFox

9 years ago

I figured out the issue with the broken scrollbars if you zoom in. Open Custom.css, and change:

::-webkit-scrollbar:vertical{width:13px}

to be

::-webkit-scrollbar:vertical{width:14px}

.. It seems to work. Note that editing the horizontal one seems to break the thumb grip, so I don't do that. When do you really run into a site that needs a horizontal zoom anyway? :P I'd fix it, but I don't really know or care how, as it works "well enough".

Anyway, I'll keep further comments off here or start a new page, just an update for those who used it. Thanks again for the nice theme, good sir :)

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Karmicbastler

9 years ago

@ satya164,

hy dear, it's me again. I found, that your file is a .tar.gz-archive. this makes installing easier for Ubuntu-Users
as well as LinuxMint-Users.

The easy way is the following one:

First install the faenza-icon-theme through the repository. The repository you will finde on http://launchpad.net. There choose the ppa for your system (Lucid/Maverick/Natty). Install it according to the installation-instructions. For this, you need your terminal and your sources.list.

In the terminal, you first enter this command:
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver
keyserver.ubuntu.com (here type in the number).

Through this command, ypu import the authentication-key. Wait until the key is successfully imported.

Then type in this:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/cources.list

Then the sources.list opens. Scroll down until the very last line of the sources.list and press "Enter" to insert a new line.

Then copy & past the two lines shown on http://launchpad.net. Then in the menuline above, you press the button "save" for saving these changes to your sources.list and then close it.

Then you are back in the terminal.
There you enter these commands:

sudo apt-get update (let it run through completely)

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade (also let it run through completely).

And as final step you enter this command:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-equinox equinox-theme equinox-ubuntu-theme faenza-icon-theme

Then wait, until installation has completed and close the Terminal.

Afterwards rightclick on a free space on your desktop and select "Change desktop-background". Then the theme-manager opens. just push this file into the windows and the theme will be copied automaticly to the theme-manager.

For the last step, you select this theme and the faenza-icons and save this with the name Ambiance blue.

That's it.

Greetings
Karmicbastler

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Karmicbastler

9 years ago

@ satya164,

Ubuntu as well as LinuxMint can also deal with .tar.gz-archives. So there shouldn't be any Problems for these users as me with installing your theme. Only .rpm-files are a little problem. But there is also a way how to install them. So, everybody can use your theme.

How to do this??

OK, just open Nautilus and there go to the Menu on the top. There you select the option "display hidden files".
Then you go downwards through your personal folder and there you see two folders called .themes and .icons.

Then unpack the gtk-theme into the folder .themes. Then close Nautilus.

Afterwards, you follow the instructions of installing the faenza-icons, which you will find on http://launchpad.net. But you can also look here for the faenza-icons.

After installation of the faenza-icon-theme, you click on a free space on your desktop, and open the theme-manager.
There you see four tabs. There you choose the very left one, where it says "themes". There you go to one theme and press "change" and select your windowborder, the gtk-theme and the icons and then save it with the name Ambiance blue. Close the theme-manager and voilá, you're done.

This is all you have to do.

If someone needs help, just tell me here.

Greetings
Karmicbastler

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Karmicbastler

9 years ago

@ satya164,

Ubuntu as well as LinuxMint can also deal with .tar.gz-archives. So there shouldn't be any Problems for these users as me with installing your theme. Only .rpm-files are a little problem. But there is also a way how to install them. So, everybody can use your theme.

How to do this??

OK, just open Nautilus and there go to the Menu on the top. There you select the option "display hidden files".
Then you go downwards through your personal folder and there you see two folders called .themes and .icons.

Then unpack the gtk-theme into the folder .themes. Then close Nautilus.

Afterwards, you follow the instructions of installing the faenza-icons, which you will find on http://launchpad.net. But you can also look here for the faenza-icons.

After installation of the faenza-icon-theme, you click on a free space on your desktop, and open the theme-manager.
There you see four tabs. There you choose the very left one, where it says "themes". There you go to one theme and press "change" and select your windowborder, the gtk-theme and the icons and then save it with the name Ambiance blue. Close the theme-manager and voilá, you're done.

This is all you have to do.

If someone needs help, just tell me here.

Greetings
Karmicbastler

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satya164

9 years ago

Thanks for the detailed instructions. There was a problem in the metacity theme. So it gave errors while installing from 'Appearance Preferences'. But now I fixed it.

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Padster

9 years ago

how do you change the colour of the nautilus-elementary view-mode icon thing?

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satya164

9 years ago

Well, I don't have nautilus elementary on my system. So cannot exactly tell.

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Padster

9 years ago

oh. i think i posted this on the wrong page. oops!

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8 years ago

30.05.2012 - 1.Code cleanup and minor changes to the Gnome Shell theme

11.05.2012 - 1.Fixes and enhancements to the Gnome Shell theme

10.05.2012 - 1.Updated for Gnome 3.4 with many improvements to the Gnome Shell theme

27.01.2012 - 1.Fixed banshee search entry

26.01.2012 - 1.Improvements to toolbar background
26.01.2012 - 2.Added border to sidebar
26.01.2012 - 3.Added support for Chrome/Chromium
26.01.2012 - 4.Various improvements

28.12.2011 - 1.Changed toolbar background to light
28.12.2011 - 2.Decreased font size in Gnome Shell theme
28.12.2011 - 3.Other misc improvements

05.12.2011 - 1.Visual refinements

20.11.2011 - 1.Added support for Mint Gnome Shell Extensions
20.11.2011 - 2.Decreased panel height
20.11.2011 - 3.Various improvements

19.10.2011 - 1.Complete rewrite of the Shell Theme
19.10.2011 - 2.New toggle and close buttons
19.10.2011 - 3.New scrollbars

15.10.2011 - 1.Updated Gnome Shell Theme

14.10.2011 - 1.Updated GTK3 Theme
14.10.2011 - 2.Support for Unity Panel
14.10.2011 - 3.Minor changes

29.08.2011 - 1.Ported to GTK3
29.08.2011 - 2.Added Gnome Shell Theme
29.08.2011 - 3.Added Avant Window Navigator Theme
29.08.2011 - 4.Changed menu colors to dark

08.02.2011 - 1.Fixed menu gradient, looked odd.
08.02.2011 - 2.Fixed light text colour in some places.
08.02.2011 - 3.Fixed Panel.
08.02.2011 - 4.Fixed could not install from 'Appearance Preferences'.
08.02.2011 - 5.Included README file.

07.02.2011 - 1.Fixed metacity theme and various colour issues.
07.02.2011 - 2.Changed default menu colours to light.
07.02.2011 - 3.Optional borderless metacity theme.

01.01.2011 - 1.Fixed the menu bar color. (Thanks to th3pr0ph3t)
01.01.2011 - 2.Close button edge color changed to gray. (Thanks to th3pr0ph3t)
01.01.2011 - 3.Fixed some packaging errors.

15.10.2010 - Started the project

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