Ambiance Crunchy Original

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It's an Ambiance like Theme for Fluxbox, Icewm, Openbox, Lxde, Xfce, Gnome2/Mate & Gnome3 (Unity, Gnome-Shell, Gnome-Classic & Cinnamon). Gtk-3.16 and Cinnamon 2.8 compatible.

The objective is to have it working very well in all that environnements with a choice of 4 flavours.

NEW: set of grub2 themes. More infos :

* open a Terminal in the folder where the file Crunchy-themes.tar.gz is
* and copy/paste this command line (Ubuntu like distros):
[indent]sudo tar -zxvf Crunchy-themes.tar.gz -C /usr/share[/indent]
(or if you are in Debian)
tar -zxvf Crunchy-themes.tar.gz -C /usr/share

Customization of the window-list extension in Gnome-shell
As we can't theme it, we have to change the original files. So we have to make copies of them before making the customization. In a terminal:

cd /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/
cp classic.css classic_Origin.css
cp stylesheet.css stylesheet_Origin.css

cp classic_Crunchy.css classic.css
cp stylesheet_Crunchy.css stylesheet.css

Setting the theme in Gnome
* Unity: you have to install and use Unity-tweak
* Gnome-Shell: Gnome-tweak (Advanced settings) must be used and the user theme plugin activated
* Cinnamon: in the control center / themes

Openbox rounded Buttons
If the display of the buttons is weird, just set the "active window title" font to the right size. Example : Ubuntu (regular) 11.

Gtk engines dependancy
Murrine & Unico are needed by the theme. To be sure they are installed:
[indent]sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk3-engines-unico[/indent]
Last changelog:

grub themes updated 7 months ago

Many new themes added and now, background images are in jpeg.



9 years ago

* Open your HOME in a file browser.
* Ctrl H to show the hidden files and folders
* go to the folder .themes
* If you have one or more ambiance crunchy folder(s), either delete, move or rename them.
* extract the new version of the theme in place.
* if you haven't your ambiance crunchy folder(s) in your HOME but in /usr/share/themes. Do the same there under root privileges before extracting the new ones.


grub themes updated 7 months ago

Many new themes added and now, background images are in jpeg.

3 years ago

2010: Openbox theme + gtk2 theme later on

* theme rewritten with gtk3 and Xfce/Lxde support
* gnome2/mate compatibility checked
* new Gnome-shell Theme
* new Cinnamon Theme
* flavour orange added

* Openbox theme rewritten
* GTK-3.8 & Cinnamon 2.0 compatibility
* new Fluxbox theme
* new set of buttons for Metacity/Unity and Xfwm4

* Gnome-shell theme & Fluxbox theme rewritten
* Gtk-3.10, MintMenu in Mate, Nautilus in Unity, Metacity config files,.. fixes
* New Icewm Theme

Gtk3, Gnome-shell and Openbox themes fixes

Feb: Cinnamon theme fully rewritten for 2.8 version
April: Gnome-Classic session/window-list extension and other fixes for Gnome-shell

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