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I've installed MATE/MintMenu on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS Installation:

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I've changed the theme to Ambiance, in an attempt to make it look like this screenshot:

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I can't get my panels dark like the one in that screenshot. Any help?

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Thanks for fixing it up for me, Jorge. – Greenyyy Aug 9 '12 at 15:23
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This may occur because MATE does not use all of the GNOME libraries so may not register somethings and therefore they are left out.

You can try install this theme:

Ambiance and Radiance themes with norm-colored panel (GTK2 and GTK3).

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Thanks! That did the trick. Here's the result, if you're interested: – Greenyyy Aug 9 '12 at 17:10

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