Ambiance & Radiance For Xfce & LXDE


Ambiance & Radiance For Xfce & LXDE 12.04

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Ambiance & Radiance For XFCE & LXDE
Is A refined and tested port of Ambiance/Radiance themes for the XFCE & LXDE desktops.
Now you can easily have the "unified experience" of Ambiance & Radiance themes on the Xfce,LXDE and Openbox desktops.

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

* Installs as a separate theme from the main Ambiance/Radiance, for use with XFCE/LXDE only. (please use official 

 Ambiance/Radiance for Gnome/Unity)


NEW! Updated for and now supporting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


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Ubuntu 11.04 and newer. (or any distro from April 2011 and later)

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.


"Pixmap Theme Engine"
Package name: "gtk2-engines-pixbuf"

Can be found in the REPOS Install VIA:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

No longer installed by default in 11.10 or 12.04 to "Save Space" REMEMBER TO INSTALL THIS FOR Xfce and LXDE support on 11.10 or 12.04!

NOTE:There is now two versions of this theme. Please choose the right one for your setup.

1.) 12.04 Version Of Theme:

Ubuntu 12.04 and Newer ONLY
For Gnome or GTK 3.4+ Only
(Distros from April 2012 and Newer)

2.) 11.10.3 Version Of Theme:

Ubuntu 11.04 - 11.10
For Gnome or GTK 2, 3.0,3.1, 3.2
(Distros from October 2011 and older)

If you install from the PPA or Download a Debian Package this will all be taken care of for you.



Bulletin Board  For Users Of This Theme: 

The current release is: 12.04, There is a few open bug reports but nothing serious...

Report Or View Open Bugs, Ideas, Issues here -->>

Whats Coming?:  Hoizonal Panel Fixes , New Version for 12.10.

Support Status: 12.04 Theme Is Supported.

11.10.3 Version support is still active for security issues. No back-ports of new features however.

Other news and information:  No recent blog posts (Besides release announcement) or any other news at this time.

PPA Users Update Log And Information:
Last update was on: April 2012, When 12.04 version of theme was released

(You will see information if any fixes or updates where pushed here.)

Fixes and releases sent out:

12.04: Original release no revisions.  (April 2012)

11.10.3: Fixes to xfce / lxde panel , Other fixes.

Licensed Under the GPL v2.0
Based on GPL work by: Canonical (Ubuntu Linux) Kenneth Wimer, James Schriver, Andrea Cimitan,David Barr,p0ng. and RAVEfinity (See README for full credits & details)


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  2. when installing this theme on Xubuntu 12.04, the menu's are still white or grey. Only gtk3 apps like software center have dark menu's not the desktop panel or thunar.

    1. In order to fix that, I opened with a text editor /usr/share/themes/ambiance-xfce-lxde/gtk-2.0/gtkrc and I replaced on line 341 aprox:
      style "menu" {
      xthickness = 0
      ythickness = 0

      engine "murrine"
      roundness = 0
      ADD THIS:
      style "menu" = "dark" {
      xthickness = 0
      ythickness = 0

      bg[NORMAL] = "#43423f"
      bg[INSENSITIVE] = "#43423f"
      fg[INSENSITIVE] = shade (0.54, "#43423f")

      engine "murrine"
      roundness = 0

  3. Hi everyone,

    This theme is the only one that works really great with Xfce! By the way, I currently use UbuntuStudio 12.10 (Xfce desktop) and I sadly have to use Crunchy version of Ambiance theme but the result is not as good as this one..

    So a question: do you plan to make it work with Xubuntu 12.10 and newer releases?