As the title suggests. Selecting a background image, color or using the transparency sitting doesn't work with the Ambiance theme.
Sections of the panel will take the new settings, but many of the applets including the clock, Indicator Applet Session, Indicator Applet, Rhythmbox icon, Tomboy Icon, Separators and various others retain the Ambiance theme background. This carries over through restart.
Also you cannot resize the panel in Ambiance above 24 pixels as the background image doesn't scale.
Am I doing something wrong, is it a bug or is it meant to be like that?
I really like Ambiance, but am having a hard time using it because of these issues
Edit: It seems these issues carry over to Radiance and New Wave as well