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The gtk3 theme in Oneiric has seen some improvements: dark toolbars and those awesome scrollbars I just discovered (when not using the overlay scrollbars). Are these improvements also coming to the gtk2 theme so we have consistency between gtk2 and gtk3 applications?

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Care to illustrate your question with some pictures? – con-f-use Aug 19 '11 at 11:46
I like the dark toolbars but I hadn't noticed that they are only in gtk3 apps. Good question then! – Rafał Cieślak Aug 19 '11 at 14:29
yes, you can :) – Rinzwind Aug 19 '11 at 14:40
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You can already have that in Natty. It is unlikely that it will be an official 'backport' since that's not Ubuntu's way.

  • All credits go to James Schriver/Dashua from launchpad.
  • Only for Natty.
  • From OMG Ubuntu:

Global dark toolbars

Put together by Dashua, the following Natty-only PPA contains a modified version of the Ubuntu light themes that applies this ‘dark toolbar’ style to all of your installed GTK+ applications.

As this ‘style’ is very much in-progress it doesn’t work correctly with all applications. Bear this in mind before installing, and make a back-up of the original Ambiance theme in case you wish to revert.

Also provided via Dashua’s PPA is a patched version of Nautilus-Elementary.

Getting the changes

You can upgrade your version of Ambiance and Nautilus with these unsupported changes by adding ppa:dashua/ppa to your software sources (see the Technical details about this PPA on how to add a PPA).

Once added, run the Update Manager to apply the relevant updates. Select Ambiance in the Appearance Properties window for the theme to take effect. You may need to log out and back in in-order for changes to Nautilus to appear.

Also note that this version of Ambiance has Faenza set as the default icon set. If you don’t wish to use the Faenza icon pack you can change. Click the customize button in Appearance Preferences, go to the icon tab and choose an icon set of your choosing. The default Ubuntu icon set is Ubuntu Mono Dark.

And it will look like this:

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A backport to natty is indeed unlikely but Natty isn't that much of a problem (all applications have bright toolbars). The problem are gtk2 applications in Oneiric (there are still many) and the resulting inconsistency. – user142 Aug 19 '11 at 15:14
You are not asking this for Oneiric since that is alpha and questions are closed since Oneiric is buggy and still being worked on so every question might have a different correct answer ;) For For Natty this works ;-) – Rinzwind Aug 19 '11 at 15:19
I didn't know Oneiric questions are closed. I probably should have asked the developers on Launchpad. Didn't come to my mind, though. – user142 Aug 19 '11 at 15:37
Try this PPA on Oneiric with Natty as distribution. Good chance it will work. – Rinzwind Aug 19 '11 at 15:39

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