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my ambiance theme is broken. when i change the radiance to ambiance theme, title bar does not turn black, but still white as Radiance title bar. how to fix it?ambiance error

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Does this still appear after log out, log in? – Jakob May 4 '12 at 14:00
That title Bar Border depends on Window Theme, change it through Ubuntu tweak. – atenz Jul 6 '12 at 15:17
You should report this as a bug against gnome-control-center. – fitojb Jul 6 '12 at 15:54

You can try following.

Install gnome-tweak-tool by typing in terminal

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

Now after it has been installed you can run it by typing


This should pop up window where on left side-panel there is option "Theme" Here you can set option "Window theme" to Ambiance and option "GTK+ theme" to Ambiance as well. This should fix your problem.

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I had the same problem.

I noticed that it started to occur when I installed a KDE application from the software center, in my case it was Subtitle Composer.

When I uninstalled it, the problem was solved.

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I don’t really think that it’s related… – fitojb Jul 6 '12 at 15:51
Don't know how it's related, but it was also in my case the reason. I'll look if there's a bug filed already. – phiphi Dec 26 '12 at 15:41
Bug is reporded here: – phiphi Dec 26 '12 at 16:07

Open terminal Ctrl+Alt+T and run this command:

For Ambiance Theme :

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Ambiance'

For Radiance Theme :

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Radiance'
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