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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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Fabiothekiller465 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
i have windows 7 ._.
Artsurf101 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
very cool theme. tnx
CyberCod Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Link is dead :(
shvelo96 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Gonna use for Wine
Esco140 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
I like it, i'ts exelent... thanke you, and greetings
Pikapiplup Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks excited to try it
x960 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Nice Thank you
Jakeukalane Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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