Ambiance & Radiance Colors Suite
GTK2 Themes
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Description:

Ambiance & Radiance Colors Suite An enhanced version of the Ubuntu Themes in 13 Amazing New Colors With many other new features. Works On Ubuntu, Mint, Arch, Debian Or Any Distro. Now Featuring Gnome Shell Support in the 15.x and later versions!

March-April 2016. We have pushed a big/new update that adds: Full support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & Mint 18 And Fixes a issue with Mate & Compiz Window Border and CSD not working.

Please Note: A user (One person, multiple accounts) has voted our two themes down to a very low percent because they where upset with us... We have since forgiven them but if you like this theme please give it a like so we can get back to 75% ? Thanks

New Update for 16.04 LTS! Full support for GTK 3.16 & 3.18 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Debian 8, Linux Mint Debian 2, Arch, OpenSuse and more! GnomeShell support in 15.04 and later builds.Fully Supports 16.04 LTS & 14.04 LTS

Full and tested support for most of the popular GTK desktops Including:
Unity, Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE, LXDE, OpenBox, Gnome Classic & Fallback. Gnome Shell is now supported in 15.04 and later builds... GTK 3.14+

"ZRAVE" Beautiful Symboless Window Buttons are back! for 15.04+ users! (Symboless Works on all desktops expect for GnomeShell) Just select Ambiance-ZRAVE-ColorYouWant Or Radiance-ZRAVE-ColorYouWant

This Theme Supports Most GTK 2/3 Desktops:
Including full and tested support for: Unity, Cinnamon, Gnome Classic, Gnome 2 (Mate), XFCE ,LXDE & Openbox desktops. Gnome Shell is now fully supported in 15.04 version and newer.

Features:

This Theme Fully Supports:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ,15.10, 15.04, 14.10 & 14.04 LTS. Linux Mint 18, 17. Linux Mint Debian 3 & 2, Debian 8 And Linux Or BSD Distros With GTK Versions 3.10, 3.12, 3.14, 3.16, 3.18+ Just be sure to select the correct version when downloading or use the PPA or AUR. If on Mint Ubuntu or Arch.

We try go above and beyond to make this theme work on most desktops. We already support many. Alot more then most. This takes us a bit longer but we feel it is worth it.

We have just added Full Gnome Shell Support in the 15.04 version and newer.

New Unified Window Borders, Menus, and tool-bars for all desktops. (With Almost Unified on OpenBox and LXDE)

Fixes a issue where XFCE Window borders would not display properly on Fedora, Arch and OpenSUSE or any non Debian Distro.

Other Fixes and enhancements for XFCE Users & MATE Users

Full support for Nemo File Manager & The Cinnamon Desktop.Completely integrated support.

Dark sidebar for Nautilus/Files & Nemo.

2 New (Optional) Window Border Themes Available for Mate and XFCE with Classic Big Window Borders For easier resizing. 4PX wide as apposed to 1PX. This is for use on MATE and XFCE without Compiz if you have issues with the window border resize area being too small. A issue that was introduced with all new themes with "Borderless" Window Themes.

Other under the hood fixes and enhancements.

Check out Vivacious Colors Icon Theme (Our brand new icon theme.)
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vivacious+Colors?content=170323

Or Check out Vibrancy Colors Icon Theme (Shown in screen-shots)
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vibrancy+Colors?content=167771

Or Check Out Vibrantly Simple Icons Built to be more like the stock Ubuntu Icon theme but with new folders/colors:http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vibrantly+Simple?content=167864

Features at a glance:

- Comes in 13 Vivid New Colors,
Colors include: Red, Orange (Different from Ubuntu orange), Yellow , Green , Blue, Blue Spring, Purple, Graphite(Grey), Pink, Brown. Aqua, Teal and Manila.

Includes both: Ambiance & Radiance GTK2&3 Widget and Window border themes.

* Installs as separate theme from the main Ambiance/Radiance.

This Theme is NOT by the Original Ambiance/Radiance Authors but fallows it very closely for the most part.

Brought to you by:

RAVEfinty, Jared Sot.
Lead developer and designer.

With HUGE Contributions by:
Dr. Amr O , Benoit T, Umair R

Based On Work (GPL) By:

Kenneth Wimer, James Schriver, Andrea Cimitan ,Canonicol LTD,David Barr ,P0ng

Brought to you by RAVEfinity! An Open Source Design Project! If you like this theme, Check out our other work or just support us by visiting:http://www.ravefinity.com/
Last changelog:

1 year ago

Need Help Installing Or Using This Theme?
Read The Easy Howto Guide. And Other Theme Related Help At Our Website's Help Section: http://www.ravefinity.com/p/help-faq.html

Needed Theme engines:
(All engines but pixmap should be already installed on Ubuntu and Mint)

1.) "Murrine" gtk2 theme engine version 0.98+

2.) "Unico" Theme Engine.

3.) NEEDED FOR XFCE & LXDE Version
"Pixmap Theme Engine"
Package name: "gtk2-engines-pixbuf"

Can be found in the REPOS Install VIA:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Ubuntu,Mint or Debian: In a ".Deb" Package or Via Our Official PPA.

Any Distribution in a generic theme tar.gz

Instructions for Installing this theme from the Official RAVEfinity PPA can now be found on the download page!

Theme is now available in Debs Packages and in our PPA! Thanks to Andrew & Umair.

If You Like The Theme Please Consider Spreading the word/link to our site. Not just the PPA Install Instructions... ravefinity.com - Thanks

Ravefinity

5 years ago

Whoa! that should not be happening! I've tested it on 10 (real) boxes and have not seen the GTK3 theme behaving like that on Xfce.

Mind if I ask you a few quick fallow up questions so I can isolate this issue:

Did you install this VIA the tar.gz package? or the PPA and .deb?

If you installed via our tar.gz package did you install the theme in your /usr/share/themes/ directory and not the .themes directory in your home?

What version of Ubuntu are you using?

I ask this because it looks like the GTK3 is not kicking in, This might be because of incompatible theme engine or improper installation.

I will look into it right away.
So far it's working here.... But I will check into more.

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

Oh I just noticed that it looks like you are using arch Linux.

If thats the case please make sure you have the fallowing installed and retry:

gtk2-engines-murrine (Version 0.98 and newer)
gtk3-engines-unico (Version 1.0.1)

Let me know how it goes. I hope it works.

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RobinJ1995

5 years ago

Ah, that's loads better! Thanks! :D
Still one glitch though: minus.com/mboxzoQvoF#1

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

No problem, I'm glad it's working better for ya!

That issue you are seeing is related to a flag we have to set to fully support LXDE and make Xfce look a little better. That is the unfortunate side effect we are working on a fix for that (someone has submitted one to us and we are testing it.)

In the mean time you can try editing the gnome-panel.RC file in the gtk-2.0/apps directory of the current color (Ambiance Blue in your case)
and comment out: widget "*Panel*" eg it would now look like #widget "*Panel*" be careful not to change anything else click save and reload the theme. This may not work depending on your xfce version to reverse simply uncomment the line.

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

No problem, I'm glad it's working better for ya!

That issue you are seeing is related to a flag we have to set to fully support LXDE and make Xfce look a little better. That is the unfortunate side effect we are working on a fix for that (someone has submitted one to us and we are testing it.)

In the mean time you can try editing the gnome-panel.RC file in the gtk-2.0/apps directory of the current color (Ambiance Blue in your case)
and comment out: widget "*Panel*" eg it would now look like #widget "*Panel*" be careful not to change anything else click save and reload the theme. This may not work depending on your xfce version to reverse simply uncomment the line.

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Udi

5 years ago

Do you make the changes by hand, or do you have a script that makes it? A public script would be nice, because I like the idea to recolor the default themes, but I don't like the colors you made. Also recoloring all the stock icons would be nice, but that's quite an effort without a script.

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

Thanks for liking the idea! I hadn't seen it done in all the colors before. there of coerce could be more colors like: light blueish Grey is a popular one

A lot of people I've herd from like most of the chosen colors. What do you not like? let me know maybe we can make it better?

One could make a script I suppose. However That's not how I did it in this very first version. It's just a simple act of changing the color code in 1 file for gtk2 and 2 files for gtk3 then you have to color the window buttons. It's very easy to change the colors actually (It's not easy picking the right one though that takes awhile) the hard part is making the window buttons match and porting that all back to all the window manager's native themes. It would be a little hard to make a script out of that part as it's dealing with images and you have to manually select and deselect certain pixels.

As for "not liking the colors I made" Thanks I think I'm gonna go cry now... Hahaha! Just joking! no worries. Hey since this is open source why not send me your color suggestions I'm not perfect maybe you know a better color :)

Keep in mind it was purposely made darker and less saturated then stock ambiance. what are your thoughts? as always feel free to make your own colors too!

Thanks have a good one :)

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

Oh yeah and par your request of recoloring the stock icons! I wanted to do that but doing so earlier would have delayed this release alottt. I'm a bit sparse on time but I will try very hard to recolor the stock icons and release that soon.

If anyone else is interested in joining in the effort let me know I can direct & help them with design.

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Udi

5 years ago

The issue with the darker and more saturated colors is that the texts written on a dark windowborder colored background (like Firefox url history, Ubuntu One dashboard etc.) can hardly be seen: http://ubuntuone.com/2BPPyhYBZdUxUjv6i7JAAg.

Apart from that, everything else is subjective. I don't like the blue because it has too much red, the green is too cold, red is pale. But that's my personal taste.

Some colors I like:
#5d7ad8: http://ubuntuone.com/4uiFaLHnYM8lDUsOxdexot
#40a227: http://ubuntuone.com/0et6JmQHAGcy9HMp9W2i14
#c02a1c: http://ubuntuone.com/3ZqfWwmdADfryKXC0EEpVk
#97a2a8: http://ubuntuone.com/0RIFy7zxhpVlMsOQOlqDMZ

I've made a help file for these in GIMP, all you have to do is to change the color of the "RECOLOR ME!" layer, and all the different elements will be recolored. It's not pixel-perfect, but ok for quickly checking a color. You can download it, since it's a derivative of Ambience it has the same license (GPL): http://udionline.hu/fajlok/ubuntu/recolor.xcf

A script would use the same technique, the different shapes can be masked, the highlights, bevels, shadows can be generated with layers etc. Imagemagick has support for layers and different blending methods, I think GD supports it too.

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

I gotcha! Well the firefox URL issue is being addressed (It's simply the themes Link color code is a little too dark) This is the first release after all.

As for the colors you are suggesting. They look like very nice colors. But I feel they are a little too saturated But I will definitely look into them thanks for the great suggestions.

My overall design goal was for it to be a little less "bright" and clean and get out of your way.
But your correct that's all subjective.

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

As for the script. I'm no coder at the moment though I suppose it wouldn't be too hard. If you want to help with it I could assist you.

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Dareus

5 years ago

The script would be just GREAT!

Everyone could choose indipendently gtk theme and color, every color!

The 8 ones you chose were good, but you know that freedom is always better. :)

To start this scripting (and for future reference) it would be useful to know exactly what did you do to personalize the color.
E.g. files edited, exact lines, imgs, etc.

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

Where you interested in writing a script? I can tell you in detail all the lines needed to be changed. And am totally open to helping you with it.

But the image files them-selfs have to have very specific pixels selected. saturated, colorized and contrast adjusted. Though I suppose that could be scripted with imagemagik or something?

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Dareus

5 years ago

I think I could script the text editing part, gimme some directrions please :)

I'm not an expert anyway, but I'll do my best :)

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

Hey thanks for your reply! I'm sorry I didn't see it till a little late.

Basically the script (Shell script I'm Thinking)
Would run from the directory of the theme you want to recolor. Lets say "Ambiance-Grey" we could rename that folder to anything we want later.

The script Would ask for an input of your color preference eg: #5E9056 (A shade of green)

Use a app like Kcolor chooser or any online HTML notation color chooser. to get this color

Then the script would take your input #5E9056
and change 3 files to make this color change happen...

It would change a value in line 5 of the gtkrc file the string we need is "nselected_bg_color:#COLORHERE" located in ThemeName/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

Then it would change the values in 2 files in gtk-3.0 gtk.css and settings.ini

the vales to change would be:
@define-color selected_bg_color #COLORHERE;
in gtk.css

and
"nselected_bg_color:#COLORHERE"
in settings.ini

Hope this helps email me at: ravefinity@gmail.com
I can explain things further or give a screenshot guide or something.

Thanks. If it's too much trouble don't worry. Thanks for your interest in scripting.

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DDZ

5 years ago

Very nice idea!

Is it possible to change, through the script, not only the selected background color but all the color scheme?

Thank you in advance!

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Ravefinity

5 years ago

Belive it or not. The Theme is setup in such a way that those two values effect everything. And change all the colors.

The only other part is perhaps the color of the black or white panel or toolbar. But thats a bit more complicated.

You can talk to Dareus (See above) He wrote a pretty cool script already.

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1 year ago

Need Help Installing Or Using This Theme?
Read The Easy Howto Guide. And Other Theme Related Help At Our Website's Help Section: http://www.ravefinity.com/p/help-faq.html

Needed Theme engines:
(All engines but pixmap should be already installed on Ubuntu and Mint)

1.) "Murrine" gtk2 theme engine version 0.98+

2.) "Unico" Theme Engine.

3.) NEEDED FOR XFCE & LXDE Version
"Pixmap Theme Engine"
Package name: "gtk2-engines-pixbuf"

Can be found in the REPOS Install VIA:
sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Ubuntu,Mint or Debian: In a ".Deb" Package or Via Our Official PPA.

Any Distribution in a generic theme tar.gz

Instructions for Installing this theme from the Official RAVEfinity PPA can now be found on the download page!

Theme is now available in Debs Packages and in our PPA! Thanks to Andrew & Umair.

If You Like The Theme Please Consider Spreading the word/link to our site. Not just the PPA Install Instructions... ravefinity.com - Thanks

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