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Due to the poor coding in FF4 default theme, my visual style and other 1px window frame styles, makes the title bar in firefox to disappear sometimes without any logical explanation. I found a way to fix that... at least in my case this works. This used to work in FF4, but it doesn't in recent Firefox releases. HOW TO: - check out the fix I made (for FF4), available here
UPDATE 12: - fixed the height of the All Programs section in Start Menu
UPDATE 11: - another annoying bug that gave me 2 sleepless nights is finally fixed! I'm talking about the exaggerated height of menu and toolbar in Open and Libre Office. Users... enjoy!
UPDATE 10: - the much awaited fix for the autoscroll mouse cursor in Firefox is here! It was the damn tooltip PNG in Explorer causing all the hassle. Glad I've finally fixed it! Still trying to fix the huge height of the button/toolbar of Open/Libre Office 3.3
UPDATE 9: - finally fixed the More Options popup menu in Explorer. Thanks to solmiler
UPDATE 8: - fixed the config icon in the bubble tooltip - fixed the undetermined progress bar... try checking for windows updates and you'll see what I mean!
UPDATE 7: - finally fixed the buggy display of fonts in microsoft office 2010 tabs. Thanks to jhanford for the suggestion!
UPDATE 6: - added the ubuntu sounds for windows directly to the package cause people were complaining about some malware in the .exe of the sound scheme. Now you must install the sounds manually but at least there's no malware anymore!
UPDATE 5: - VERTICAL LEFT SIDE TOOLBAR AVAILABLE: skinned the vertical superbar on the left. Enjoy!
UPDATE 3: - added Windows Explorer Navigation Buttons to the package including: Back, Forward, Go, Stop, Refresh, Dropdown. Use this tool: [link] by Kishan Bagaria to change them.
UPDATE 2: - changed the scroll bar thumb to light orange
UPDATE 1: - added a second version of the theme called Maverick W, which is the same as the original except for the wider start menu button. Made this following the request of people using Windows in other language than English where "All Programs" is spelled differently and longer. So this version has a full wide button for all to enjoy it!
Hey Linux Lovers... The waiting is over... I know... finally!!! Here's the first complete Ubuntu 10.10 Ambiance Theme ported to Windows 7. I think this visual experience will not only appeal to Linux Lovers but also to MacOS and Windows fans alike. Just give it a try and let me know if you like it... or if you don't like it as well... I just want to hear your feedback.
Side note: - The the is only 96dpi compatible. Doesn't work for higher dpi resolutions! - Fonts in the preview look great because I use gdipp, the little app which changes you font rendering engine to make the fonts look smooth just like, or almost like in Linux or MacOS. - Some apps may not play nice with this theme... was the case of Firefox 4 beta but GOOD NEWS: they fixed their buggy default skin so now works perfectly with my Maverick for Win7 Visual Style! - Some elements of the original Ubuntu theme could not be implemented accurately due to Windows 7 limitations. For example the window caption buttons can't be aligned together as close as in Ubuntu. - There are some other unfixable bugs which are not really bugs, in Windows Explorer (click the More Options buttons on the toolbar and you'll see what I mean), but there is nothing I can do about them unfortunately. Windows skinning engine sucks and even experienced themers will agree with me on this one. - If you find any other bugs please report them and I'll do my best to fix them.
What's in the package: Theme: Maverick by dpcdpc11: only Aero version for now! Resources: Fonts | Start Orb ([link]) | Wallpaper (the default Ubuntu Maverick wall) Ubuntu Sounds Scheme for Windows Windows Explorer Navigation Buttons. Use this tool: [link] by Kishan Bagaria to change them.
What's not in the package: Icons used in the screenshot: Token by brsev miniBin by e-sushi: [link] 1st clock, the small software which made possible the chance of the taskbar clock which now looks just like the Linux clock. Official website here: [link] gdipp - the tinny app that makes your fonts clear and smooth like those in Linux Distros. It's available in 32 and 64 bit flavors. Download here: [link] Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker by Kishan-Bagaria: [link] Windows 7 Start Button Changer by Kishan-Bagaria: [link] Windows 7 Navigation Buttons Customizer by Kishan-Bagaria: [link] Linux Mouse Cursors Port: DMZ Cursor by Nighted: [link]
Recommendations Gnome Panel for Rainmeter by Col-Darby: [link]
Here are some brief instructions which I think you may all know by now:
0. Patch your system files and install the required fonts! 0.1. Be sure to patch your system files before you can use 3rd party windows themes. Use this tool to do it: [link] 0.2. Install the fonts found in the folder "Resources/Fonts" 0.3. Restart your PC
1. Install the theme? Copy the content of Theme folder in "C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\" (Asuming that you're Windows 7 is installed on partition C)
2. Change the start orb? Use Windows 7 Start Button Changer by Kishan-Bagaria: [link] Launch Windows 7 Start Button Changer and choose the BMP from the "Resources/Start Orb - Ubuntu" folder and you're done!
3. Remove the blured edges of the windows? Use Windows 7 Aero Blur Tweaker from the "Tools" folder to remove the windows blur.
Thanks for downloading!!!
CREDITS GOES OUT TO All the artists involved in the creation of Ubuntu's 10.10 aka Maverik default theme called Ambiance.
Quick question. Are all the fonts you use for Maverick true to Ubuntu? I was checking out Ubuntu in a VM, and the window title bar fonts looked a little different. I see in Windows 7 you use the Droid family, but is that correct? Just wondering. Anyone know?
any font that you use in Windows will look different compared to Linux... Windows and Linux have very different font rendering engines so in Linux you will always have smooth fonts and in Windows sharper fonts. You can try 3rd party software like MacType to have a similar font rendering effect on Windows: [link]
Thanks for replying. I actually am using MacType with it set to Android/boldface/Ubuntu, but I was just wondering about the actual fonts used in your theme. From what I can see the Droid Sans family isn't used in Ubuntu. I actually found and download all the Ubuntu fonts along with Cantarell, and change them to match. Here is what I'm talking about if I can't explain it right about the Window title font. [link]
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