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Ubuntu Light for Windows XP by Freddi67 Ubuntu Light for Windows XP by Freddi67
Many thanks for downloading the

Ubuntu Light Theme 10.10

for Windows XP !


~Aerilius has updated the theme to Ubuntu Light Themes 12.10.
You most likely want to download it instead, because it has fixes for almost all the bugs and includes a Radiance color variant in addition to Ambiance.

This port to Windows as well as the original Light themes for Linux are under a Creative Commons License, that means you can feel free to share, redistribute and (please) edit !

My intention was to bring the new polished look of Ubuntu and a more consistent visual appearance into my Windows programs in Virtual Box or Wine. As XP is still more widely used than Windows7 (especially in VirtualBox), I started with the Ambiance color scheme in XP msstyles format. Contributions of any kind are highly welcome!

This is a work in progress and there are still some bugs. If you have more knowledge of Windows Visual Styles, it would be great if you could help me:
  • Unfortunately, many parts of XP styles cannot be skinned (context menu, rectangular text inputs, etc.). In addition most windows programs do not consistently use system colors/fonts, but override them with hard-coded colors/fonts (black) which can cause weird results. If you know how things could be improved, I would appreciate any help.
  • in general Windows uses smaller sizes of fonts and controls
  • some font colors still do not match
  • problems with the dark menu background (some apps override it and display both text and background white)
  • I couldn't get the progress bar to work
  • an icon theme would be awesome, aswell as Radiance and Ambiance Dark color scheme
  • fixed: magenta toolbar backgrounds in Wine
  • updated: window captions and final Ubuntu font

How to use:

  • for using custom Windows themes, you always need to have a patched uxtheme.dll, for example with UXtheme Multi Patcher
  • you can get the window buttons on the left side using LeftSider
  • right click on the task bar, then 'unlock' and move it to the top

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i have windows 7 ._.
very cool theme. tnx
Link is dead :(
Gonna use for Wine
I like it, i'ts exelent... thanke you, and greetings
Pikapiplup Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, but i got the real thing. But excellent job! I think this is a work of art. Congrats!
wongtakapusi Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks excited to try it
Nice Thank you
Jakeukalane Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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