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    installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    I installed the light themes from synaptic but when I went to Customize look and feel, I clicked the Ambiance theme but the menus won't change from white? What's going wrong?

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Have you logged out and logged in again? Sometimes, that helps register the theme change.
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Yes I've even restarted the system. The menus are still white :-/

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Lubuntu uses openbox as the window manager and that uses it's own themes. You have to change both the gtk & openbox themes.

    From the "Customize Look & Feel" menu select tabs,
    1. "Widget" to change the gtk theme
    2. "Window Border" to change the Openbox theme.
    You can also use the "Openbox Configuration Manager" under preferences to do the same thing.

    If there is no default ambience theme included for openbox (as is the case here) then go find a suitable theme to match on http://box-look.org/

    http://box-look.org/content/search.php
    Type: Openbox Theme
    Description contains: ambiance

    The above search will return 7 results which you can pick from, download and install. Note that the themes have been rated by people so the highest rated one is usually best but you can try them all for yourself.

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    For How-To's and Information on Lubuntu

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Here is the Ambiance heme for Openbox, download and place files in usr/share/themes to use...

    http://box-look.org/content/show.php...content=142373

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Quote Originally Posted by aem0512 View Post
    I installed the light themes from synaptic but when I went to Customize look and feel, I clicked the Ambiance theme but the menus won't change from white? What's going wrong?
    What do you see versus what you expect?
    When I select the Ambiance theme from "Customize look and feel", the menus are as shown in the images. Do you see or expect something different? The gtk2 apps such as Firefox and LibreOffice go one way, white; the gtk3 apps such as Evince and Sudoku go dark.
    BTW, this is on Lubuntu 12.04.
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    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Quote Originally Posted by aem0512 View Post
    I installed the light themes from synaptic but when I went to Customize look and feel, I clicked the Ambiance theme but the menus won't change from white? What's going wrong?
    If you're referring to menus associated with the DE (not the menus within windows), it's a bug in the Ambiance theme. The Ubuntu devs. got around it by overriding the menu color in Unity.

    You can fix it by following the instructions at http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/insta...r-classic.html
    Jane, stop this crazy thing!

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Thanks for all the replies. I have extracted the file to usr/share/themes as someone suggested above and definitely applied the theme through both the customize look & feel gui and the openbox configuration manager.

    However, the application menus when I click on the task bar are still white. And in some programs when I click on say "File" the drop down menu there is white also.

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    Re: installed ambiance theme, menus still white?

    Quote Originally Posted by aem0512 View Post
    ... And in some programs when I click on say "File" the drop down menu there is white also.
    Could you please specify which are these "some programs"?
    Evidently, others work okay?
    Shortened urls: See point #11 here. And clicking on them could be risky.

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