Fix Gnome Fallback Ambiance Theme ~ Ubuntu 11.10

  • In Fallback Gnome with Ubuntu 11.10, the Ambiance theme makes the panel look weird.  It has different color grays in different places.

    I will show you how to make the panel look the the panel in Unity and/or Ubuntu 11.04.

    How to:

    1. Press the Alt key, right click on the panel, and go to properties.

    2. Under the background tab, select Background image and browse for an image.

    3. Go to File System /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/apps/img and open the panel.png image.

    It’s that simple.

    Repeat the steps for the bottom panel.

    To get the indicator applets seen in the screenshot above, check out my post here.

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    November 14th, 2011 | Joe Steiger | 2 Comments | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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  • edw999

    thank you very much for your precise and step by step explanation!  Only problem I have is that the directory  /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/apps/img does not exist i.e. there is no panel.png !  I already tried to change to another theme and then back (hoping that the panel.png would be created) but no joy!  Any other way to change to panel menu text color? 

  • http://www.joesteiger.com Joe Steiger

    /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/apps/img/panel.png isn’t there for Ubuntu 12.04.  There is no way to change theme text colors.