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Ubuntu NextG 3.0 by macwanderer Ubuntu NextG 3.0 by macwanderer
Ubuntu Next Generation version 3.0

A modest attempt at making a new default ubuntu theme. While preserving the basic 'ubuntu-colors' I tried to make a theme that is more soothing to the eyes, and creates a nice and calm work-environment.

Visually I tried to incorporate a partial shadow of the ubuntu-logo within the top-window-frame. Gtk-theme and Metacity-theme work together into creating this effect.

A good metacity theme is one that is only visually present when you need it. Therefore the metacity-buttons - or should I say 'circles'- only visually highlight when you move the cursor over them.

The menu's are all consistently with a black background.
This theme goes well with a dark (black) wallpaper.

About the screenshots:
A kean themer will have noticed that I have created a heavily modified version of the 'Slickness'-theme made by Th3Rob
Icon-theme: Oxygen-Refit2 - Orange Version
Wallpaper: a modified version of 'distro balls' by Jackfox05. This modified version is in the download-package.
The font I use is: HandelGotDlig, which you will also find in the downloadfile with install-instructions.

Within the download-file you can find the 'installation instructions' document. There's a special file included that modifies the fontcolor of the panel to white, in case you have a black font in the panel. Just drag and drop this ".gtkrc-2.0" file in your home folder, logout and login again and it should be changed to white.

Please comment or make suggestions


Adapted the black-menubutton of the panel to get a uniform look when using a top-panel. Thanks Mariux for the suggestion !

Included an excellent Emerald theme made by Mariux especially for this theme !

If you have installed version 1.0 of this theme then remove it first before installing version 2.0
Changed the iconsize of the main-menu-items to 24x24.
De-install previous versions before installing version 3.0 ! And log-out and log-in again afterwards
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DjNeophyte Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Good work,very very nice !!
joesbox Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008
Love it... here is a screenshot

deviantdark Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
My Orange Oxygen Refit! :D
rocknzen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!!! The best theme I have seen. Everything looks and functions perfectly. It's hard to get themes that everything is perfect (ie input fields too dark or ballons unreadable etc) but none of that here. I do have one small problem though, I followed your instructions concerning the white font, But I can't get it to turn white.

Any suggestions?

P.S. Do you have any other themes?
IvanSF92 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
This set of themes is AWESOME!!!

Even though it is a dark theme, it is extremely usable which is something most dark themes lack these days.

This would definitely make a good default Ubuntu theme. I'm just not sure if everyone would like a dark interface that this set of themes produces, but I sure do! =D
Alexander-GG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for this theme. Really nice. :)
MariuxV Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Good job indeed! Thanks for the credits, i appreciate so much!
tawie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
AleRi8 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
very nice
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