Description:

There are two versions of the themes:
- Version 4.0 for Ubuntu 13.04.
- Version 2.7 for Ubuntu 12.10 (I wont update this version anymore because I can't test it).

I made some changes to the originals Ambiance and Radiance Themes, and I added some new color versions too. I'm using textures to give the themes a different look.

The theme contains:

1) AmbianceP: original ambiance with some changes.
2) AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePDarkBlue and AmbiancePDarkGreen: darker Ambiance with some changes.
3) RadianceP: Original Radiance with some changes.
4) RadiancePMetal, RadiancePMetalOrange, RadiancePMetalGreen: a grey version of Radiance.
5) RadiancePCalm: a green version of Radiance with low contrast.
6) AmbiancePNight, AmbiancePNightBlue and AmbiancePNightGreen: a really dark version of Ambiance.
7) RadiancePG, RadiancePGOrange, RadiancePGGreen: a very light theme based on Google Plus theme.



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FIREFOX PERSONAS:
I created Personas (themes) for Firefox and Thunderbird maching the AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight, AmbianceP and RadiancePMetal styles. You can find them in:
AmbiancePDark and AmbiancePNight: https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/ambiancepdark/
RadiancePMetal: https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/radiancepmetal/
AmbianceP:https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/ambiancep/
RadiancePCalm: https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/ambiancep/

CHROMIUM AND CHROME THEMES
For AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight, RadiancePMetal and RadiancePCalm: Inside there are folders named Chromium with the chromium theme file. Just drag and drop this file into Chromium's address bar and aply the theme.

ICONS:
I strongly recommend the amazing FS Icons Ubuntu made by franksouza183. In my opinion, it is the best icon set, and it also has different colors. You can download it from http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/FS+Icons+Ubuntu?content=147048

Note: the window buttons used in RadiancePMetal are from the Faience Theme made by tiheum (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Faience?content=154949).

Note2: The texture used in RadiancePCalm is based on one created by Webtreats (http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/).

Last changelog:

4 years ago

22/05/2013 -v4.0
- New color variants (Blue, Orange and Green).
- Improved base Chromium theme (thanks to use sadi).
- Small fixes.

02/05/2013 - v3.0
- Updated for Ubuntu 13.04.
- I kept the version v2.7 for Ubuntu 12.10, but I won't update it anymore.

08/04/2013 - v2.7
- Improvements in progressbar.
- Improvements in selected toolbar buttons.
- Improvements in calendar appindicator.
- Fixed the menubar background (thanks to user sadi for noticed that).
- Improvements in metacity buttons.
- Added RadiancePG.

01/04/2013 - v2.6
- Small tweaks to text shadows, tabs colors, menu borders, etc.

23/01/2013 - v2.5
- RadiancePCalm has been Texturized!
- Fixed a bug in the toolbar buttons.

17/01/2013 - v2.4
This update has two main purposes:
- Fix a bug in the previous version that made the buttons look ugly when there was high CPU load (because i was using images to draw the buttons). Fix it. Now the buttons use CSS gradients.
- Metacity theme (the window title) now has the texturized toolbars (in AmbiancePDark, AmbianceP, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal).

14/01/2013 - v2.3
- AmbianceP has benn Texturized!
- Added Chromium and Firefox (and thunderbird) themes for AmbianceP.
- Improvements to Nautilus search bar in AmbianceP, AmbiancePDark and AmbiancePNight.
- Improvements to buttons in AmbianceP, AmbiancePDark and AmbiancePNight.
- I will be updating the others themes shortly.

12/01/2013: v2.2:
- Fixed an issue with the color of the MusicControls in AmbiancePDark.
- In GTK2 the menus now have "metal" background in AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal.
- Added in AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal a folder named Chromium with themes for Chromium (and Chrome) webbrowser.
- I created Personas (themes) for Firefox and Thunderbird maching the AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal Style.

05/01/2013 - v2.1: Added AmbiancePNight. Changes (hopefully improvements) to progressbar, switchs, scales and toolbar buttons.

28/12/2012 - v2.0: Lots of changes, including theme colors, button borders, shapes, toolbars, sidebars, etc.

n4schkatze

3 years ago

Thank you for this epic theme! It works really nicely for me.

But I want to make one little request:

I like the theme "AmbiancePNightGreen" because everything is dark. But I don't like the metal.

Could you make a "RadiancePGreen" in a similar, dark way? ( That means AmbiancePNightGreen without the metal, with a Radiance windowborder)

That would make this theme perfect for me.

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neon1ks

3 years ago

I have memory leak in ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 with these themes(
Particularly memory leak has shown in gnome system monitor.

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sadi

4 years ago

Thanks a lot for these great improvements.

But I wonder why I still have Orange selection color, etc. in Blue variants although your screenshots look OK.

And a few remaining issues:

1) Grey toolbar bgcolor in medit, etc. (gtk2 apps?) in AmbianceP themes, although RadianceP themes don't have this problem.

2) Incomplete Synaptic toolbar bgcolor in all themes.

3) Making Chrome/Chromium tabbar bgcolor sames as titlebar without applying a special theme.

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Anywhere

4 years ago

I'm having similar problems getting Radiance P to work in Mint 14 and Mint 15 (Cinnamon). Lot's of light-grey on white. Wondering if I'm missing a critical GTK3 engine or something. Difficulty getting a screenshot. I'd love to use it as the screenshot looks beautiful.

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sadi

4 years ago

This is probably a different issue, and you can perhaps try re-login or removing the theme from /usr/share/themes and installing it under ~/.themes instead. For instance, RadiancePMetal only works when installed in my user directory for some strange reason I'm yet to discover.

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Anywhere

4 years ago

Bingo. All it needed was to be in ~/.themes instead of /usr/share/themes. Though I will voice my opinion as a professional software tester... --that's a bug.

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pbaldino

4 years ago

That is strange, I've just tested them and they work properly in my computer. Do you have problems with all the colors? or just the blue variants?
Also, Chrome should look ok with the base theme (there is no need to apply the separate theme file). I'm using the file you sent me, with little tweaks.
I still could not fix the synaptic issue. Don't know how, but will keep trying.


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sadi

4 years ago

Wow, fantastic now :-)
Again the solution was installing the themes to user directory, i.e. under ~/.themes

After this, the remaining issues are only:

1) Toolbar bgcolor not matching titlebar bgcolor ONLY in AmbiancePDark themes and not in AmbiancePNight or RadianceP themes

2) Synaptic toolbar (perhaps makers of Greybird and MediterraneanNight themes which don't have this problem might be willing to share their secret ;-)

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sadi

4 years ago

I've tried the new versions in Ubuntu 13.04. The best working one is RadiancePMetal (based on Faience?), the only problem being a minor issue in the Synaptic toolbar, which also exists in Faience (but not in Greybird, for example).

Almost all the others had a number of serious problems in my system. For example, AmbiancePDark menus are completely invisible, even hover/selection items (also, blue unity panel doesn't go well with the rest especially when apps are maximized).

Another good one --with very few problems-- is RadiancePCalm. I only encountered a weird problem in the Tools menu of several applications (most menu items there were invisible). And I would also like to suggest that Ambiance/Radiance buttons and orange color doesn't look like a good match for the main green color in this theme.

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sadi

4 years ago

Sorry, I've just discovered that almost all of the problems I've seen disappear after re-login, which is also strange because we don't normally need to re-login to change theme.

AmbiancePDark looks perfect now!
I hope you can also do a Blue version (e.g. AmbiancePDarkBlue ?) with Blue close button, blue selection background, etc, like the old Ambiance Blue theme.

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pbaldino

4 years ago

It is strange, but it happened to me too. After changing themes sometimes I have to logout and login again, otherwise it doesnt display well (it didn't happen in 12.10)

I'm glad you like the themes. I agree, the orange/gray buttons in RadiancePCalm doesn't look good, and I will try to change them soon.

I will work in a blue version of AmbiancePDark (I received your message but couldnt view it yet).



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deenbee

4 years ago

Awesome theme like it good job

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sadi

4 years ago

To help improve this great theme pack, I'd like to make the following suggestions for RadiancePMetal, my favorite one:

1) Adding a little more space to the right of title bar buttons as a couple of pixels are cut off from the right edges of prelight & pressed buttons.

2) Making the background of title bar buttons the same as the rest of title bar as it is now a much lighter shade of grey.

3) Making the background of menu bar the same as the title bar as it is now a much lighter shade of grey (as above).

4) Synaptic Package Manager toolbar background color is white in the Quick filter area as well as the blank area on the right.

5) Google Chrome/Chromium tab bar background color should also be the same as title bar and it shouldn't be necessary to use a special theme for this.

Also, I think it might be good idea to split this project into two as AmbianceP and RadianceP.

Thanks once again for this nice work.

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pbaldino

4 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions.
Items 1) and 2) are currently on my punch list. I will try to fix them soon.
I don't understand what you mean in item 3). Can you please upload a screenshot showing that? (maybe to the ubuntuone service)
Items 4) and 5) are more difficult. Chromium doesn't seem to be following the GTK theme.

I will consider splitting up the project in two.

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sadi

4 years ago

Thanks.
Here's a PDF file containing screenshots of issues I've mentioned:
http://ubuntuone.com/5xIBJOTj27z4FTT3aZekxx

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pbaldino

4 years ago

Hello. Items 1), 2) and 3) were fixed in the last version (2.7). Unfortunately, I dont know how to fix 4) and 5) yet.

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sadi

4 years ago

I've just downloaded and it's great, thanks!
I'm sure it will be better in time.

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sadi

4 years ago

Regarding items 4 & 5, I think perhaps the creators of Faience, Greybird and Zukitwo themes may be willing to reveal their secrets ;-)

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pbaldino

4 years ago

That´s a good idea, but those fixes are currently on hold. Now I'm working to adapt the themes to Nautilus 3.6, so it can be used in Ubuntu 13.04.
I expect to finish that next week. After that, I will start to work in items 4 & 5.

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sadi

4 years ago

Unfortunately my favorite one, RadiancePMetal doesn't work. I wonder if I'm missing something?

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pbaldino

4 years ago

Ok, let see. What do you mean by "does not work"? Please be more specific.
What program are you using to change the theme? Can you select it? What happen when you select it?
Is RadiancePMetal the only one that doesn't work?

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pbaldino

4 years ago

Ok, let see. What do you mean by "does not work"? Please be more specific.
What program are you using to change the theme? Can you select it? What happen when you select it?
Is RadiancePMetal the only one that doesn't work?

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pbaldino

4 years ago

Ok, let see. What do you mean by "does not work"? Please be more specific.
What program are you using to change the theme? Can you select it? What happen when you select it?
Is RadiancePMetal the only one that doesn't work?

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sadi

4 years ago

1) I use Gnome Tweak Tool to change the theme.
2) RadiancePMetal is the only one that "doesn't work".
3) Actually, it seems metacity is OK, but probably the problem with GTK theme is invisible (white) text, e.g. can't see the text in Gnome Tweak Panel, Nautilus window, etc.

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pbaldino

4 years ago

That is strange, I've just tested and it works fine for me.
Witch OS version are you using? Because these themes will only work properly on Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 (or anything else based on gnome 3.6). They will not work properly on Ubuntu 12.04 (because it uses an older version of gnome), nor in Gnome 3.8

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4 years ago

22/05/2013 -v4.0
- New color variants (Blue, Orange and Green).
- Improved base Chromium theme (thanks to use sadi).
- Small fixes.

02/05/2013 - v3.0
- Updated for Ubuntu 13.04.
- I kept the version v2.7 for Ubuntu 12.10, but I won't update it anymore.

08/04/2013 - v2.7
- Improvements in progressbar.
- Improvements in selected toolbar buttons.
- Improvements in calendar appindicator.
- Fixed the menubar background (thanks to user sadi for noticed that).
- Improvements in metacity buttons.
- Added RadiancePG.

01/04/2013 - v2.6
- Small tweaks to text shadows, tabs colors, menu borders, etc.

23/01/2013 - v2.5
- RadiancePCalm has been Texturized!
- Fixed a bug in the toolbar buttons.

17/01/2013 - v2.4
This update has two main purposes:
- Fix a bug in the previous version that made the buttons look ugly when there was high CPU load (because i was using images to draw the buttons). Fix it. Now the buttons use CSS gradients.
- Metacity theme (the window title) now has the texturized toolbars (in AmbiancePDark, AmbianceP, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal).

14/01/2013 - v2.3
- AmbianceP has benn Texturized!
- Added Chromium and Firefox (and thunderbird) themes for AmbianceP.
- Improvements to Nautilus search bar in AmbianceP, AmbiancePDark and AmbiancePNight.
- Improvements to buttons in AmbianceP, AmbiancePDark and AmbiancePNight.
- I will be updating the others themes shortly.

12/01/2013: v2.2:
- Fixed an issue with the color of the MusicControls in AmbiancePDark.
- In GTK2 the menus now have "metal" background in AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal.
- Added in AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal a folder named Chromium with themes for Chromium (and Chrome) webbrowser.
- I created Personas (themes) for Firefox and Thunderbird maching the AmbiancePDark, AmbiancePNight and RadiancePMetal Style.

05/01/2013 - v2.1: Added AmbiancePNight. Changes (hopefully improvements) to progressbar, switchs, scales and toolbar buttons.

28/12/2012 - v2.0: Lots of changes, including theme colors, button borders, shapes, toolbars, sidebars, etc.

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