Ambiance-RW
GTK3 Themes
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Ambiance-RW
Ambiance-RW-blue See at second screenshot !
Ambiance-RW-DS See third screenshot !
Ambiance-RW-DS-blue

This is a re-interpretation of the Ambiance-theme.

The changes are made with respect for the way it was written: this means changing colors in 'main.gtk.CSS' will have no advers effect on the changes I've made.

I've only redone the GTK 3.20 file, so the changes are only visible in a gnome 3.20+ (yes, also 3.26) environment (including ubuntu 17.10).

So what is changed?

Version 1.0

Titlebuttons are now a little further away from eachother.
The headerbarbuttons are reduced to be less clunky.
Reduced the size of the switch button in the headerbar-button.
Nautilus sidebar is recreated to experience hover-effects and new button-style.The background is a color-gradient and the (ugly) separators are refined. The right-side of nautilus is now consistently white.
Remade the left-pane of Tweak-tool to create hover-effect and same styling as the nautilus side-bar.
Revamped the left-pane of the new Settings-app to act the same as the left-pane of the Tweaks-app.(removed zebra-stripping)
Removed the white border around the tooltip.
popover-menu's are 'modernised' with gradient-colored backgrounds, fuller buttons, and shadow-effects.
App's with a menubar have an consistent gradient-color to match the titlebar, so they look as one complete background.
Removed the gnome-terminal-code, because you can choose your own background via profiles.
Window-shadows are bigger overall.

There is still much room for improvement in the Ambiance theme.(f.e. the buttons are still images, when GTK 3.20+ makes it possible to recreate buttons using CSS only.)

Please try before commenting or rating

Version 2.0

I've redone the headerbar bulkier and readjusted the height and size of the headerbar buttons. Next I've done away with the backdrop-state of windows, so focused or not the heading looks the same, this was done to simplify GTK2-theming.

The blue version is an idea of 'phayz' who had trouble changing the theme, so I've done everything for him (which, btw Phayz, was a hell of a job. That orange come popping up everywhere...) I hope You like it.

Version 3.0

I have fixed the font-choice of context-menu's (holding initial font).
The nautilus-sidebar-gradient is lighter and softer in the standard version.
The titlebuttons: I reduced the white shadow so the buttons look less heavy. Also - because of the darker headerbar - recolored the standard-close-button to a darker-orange.
Added a transition time delay, so buttons react smootlessly into another state.
Redesigned the hamburger-menu-items in hover-state, and hover-state-backdrop with shadowed text.
drop-down menu-item in comboboxes are remade with gradient-background and shaded buttons in white.

Biggest change is the addition of two new companions: Ambiance-RW-DS (Dark sidebar) and Ambiance-RW-DS-BLUE. I have redesigned the nautilus-sidebar (and filechooser-sidebar) so that the icons-background looks seperate from the background of the places-list.


There is still much room for improvement in the Ambiance theme.(f.e. the buttons are still images, when GTK 3.20+ makes it possible to recreate buttons using CSS only.)

Please try before commenting or rating
Last changelog:

New themes 1 month ago

Lot of changes, 2 extra themes

thegrublord

22 days ago

Hey, I was wondering if Xfwm support was planned, as the original Ambiance is broken on xfce.

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schollidesign

1 month ago

why on my Ubuntu 17.10 any 3d party theme y install I have Terminal ugly and for example Gimp in a ugly old gtk2 look? But default themes from Ubuntu all is well? Pixpuf and murrine are installed correctly....

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paulxfce

1 month ago

terminal command:

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf

Or reinstall Ubuntu. There is something missing

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phayz

1 month ago

I edited `gtk-main.css`, changing "@define-color selected_bg_color #318dc6;". That has worked for most of the GTK UI, but I am still seeing the dark orange in buttons etc.

How do I change the colouring of drop-down lists? At the moment the highlighted element of a drop-down list is dark grey on a blue background. If I change `selected_bg_color` back to its original colour, I see dark grey on a dark orange background.

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paulxfce

1 month ago

This theme is 'old-school', in that it contains allot of images to create the buttons. (Which btw is no longer necessary in modern GTK3). Unfortunately the buttons(in focused and active state) have orange edges. So there is nothing you can do there. Or you can use Gimp to change the colors of these buttons (in the file 'assets').
About changing the selected_bg_color: well I did the same to test it. And I do not experience any dark grey in any drop down menu's of GTK3-apps. Make sure you change the GTK-3.20 file and not the GTK-3.0.

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phayz

1 month ago

Thank you. I looked in the `assets` folder and saw all the bitmaps files, so I understand that changing their colouring is not as simple as changing CSS. I will try to find out what's going wrong with my editing of the CSS.

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paulxfce

1 month ago

I've uploaded a special version for you, hope you like it

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phayz

1 month ago

Wow... thank you!

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phayz

1 month ago

I have just tried it, and it looks good! The only problem I've seen so far is that in Nautilus, files' names are invisible.

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paulxfce

1 month ago

please post a screenshot, and what is your set-up

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phayz

1 month ago

This theme, and the others you have created recently, look absolutely fantastic! I especially appreciate attention being given to GTK2 apps. I find that though I run 95% GTK3 apps, my 1 or 2 GTK2-based apps look odd when I enable a new GTK3-only theme.

Do I understand from "this means changing colors in 'main.gtk.CSS' will have no advers effect on the changes I've made." that I can edit this file and specify a different colour? I prefer blue over the Ubuntu orange, so am keen to change the theme to suit my tastes.

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paulxfce

1 month ago

In principle, yes. I've written it the same way as the original version. Although I'm not sure Canonical did, when adapting this theme to gnome. Here and there are '#xxxxxx' kind of color-definition. So it could be that you'll have to look into the file itself

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paulxfce

1 month ago

About theming GTK2-based apps: I use Inkscape and the Gimp mostly (for creating themes) which are still stuck in GTK2. So (out of self-interest)I make sure the GTK2-part of the theme is always fine too.

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joaogma

1 month ago

Canonical should hire you, paul.

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paulxfce

1 month ago

I'm flattered, there is a new version now, with more 'improvements'

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New themes 1 month ago

Lot of changes, 2 extra themes

Bug fixes 1 month ago

Under certain conditions the titlebar didn't render properly. Fixed now.

Added a blue version 1 month ago

Next to the original, I've added a blue (less saturated) version of Ambiance

Added Version 2 1 month ago

New (bulkier ) version

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