I was trying out
openbox, the superlightweight window manager, and something that struck me was "Wow, this is downright ugly".
So, how do I install a ambiance theme to make it "fit in" more?
I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to add a couple of tweaks:
Load the gnome-settings-daemon and use gtk-theme-switch (this is a package you need to install called gtk-theme-switch2) and composition:
Add to your ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh the following lines: gnome-settings-daemon & gtk-theme-switch2 /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/ & xcompmgr &
gnome-settings-daemon loads most settings you may have set up in unity, such as font smoothing/argb or something. gtk-theme-switch2 loads the Ambiance theme (unity's default theme). xcompmgr is supposed to reduce flickering when switching windows provide shadows for windows (but shadows don't work on the latest version).
With this, openbox will look as good as Unity. Without the performance cost.
First, (if you don't already) install Openbox and themes:
Now that you've got
Download the theme from here
Then, open the "Openbox configuration manager".
select the "Install a new theme" button, navigate to the
Select the theme