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I have installed some themes like (hope, Ambiance blue etc) in my ubuntu 12.10. No matter which theme i install, the menu options are whitened so also the options appearing on right click. I am giving a screen shot for better understanding.

can any one help me out?

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That specific theme has not been updated by its author to work correctly with GTK+ v3.6 (the version that Ubuntu 12.10 uses). GNOME is the faulty here, because with every minor GTK+ release they are breaking all the themes, wasting everyone’s time.

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that means no solution? – ioweyou Jan 4 '13 at 15:07
@ioweyou I guess you should contact the theme developer (look for them in the README) and kindly ask them to update their theme so it works with the latest GTK+. – fitojb Jan 6 '13 at 16:47

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