Amber is a cool atmosphere Gtk / Gnome Shell theme

amber Gtk + 3, Gtk + 2 and Gnome Shell themes are inspired by Ubuntu‘s Ambiance theme.

The color used by Amber is slightly different from Ambiance, and there is no gradient in the application toolbar, while still reminiscent of the default Ubuntu theme (Ambiance was default before Ubuntu 18.10, when the default theme was changed to Yaru) Supports Gnome (Shell) and requires Gtk 3.22 or higher (Ubuntu 18.04 and higher / Fedora 28 or higher). Update: The theme now also supports Xfce (Xfwm4):Amber theme Xfce

Designed by Mattias (lassekongo83) and known for its exquisite Zuki theme, Amber is “almost done” and has some polish on the to-do list, or say on the repository page. On my Ubuntu 18.10 desktop (with Gtk 3.24 and Gnome Shell 3.30), the theme looks great, and I have been using it for about a week without any problems.Amber Gtk themeAmber gnomish shell theme

You will notice that the theme has its own Dash to Dock (and Dash to Panel) running indicator style-the line to the left of the running application. Ubuntu uses the branch from Dash to Dock, and it is not allowed to disable the default running indicator, so you will get the Amber theme running indicator and the indicator used by the Ubuntu Dock extension.
One way to solve this problem is to install the original Dash to the pier And disable it, then use the Dconf editor (org / gnome / shell / extensions / dash-to-dock / running-indicator-style)-Changing its settings will affect not only the original Dash of the Dock, but also the Ubuntu Dock. Another method is to delete or disable Ubuntu Dock and use the original Dash to Dock or Dash to Panel, which is more custom operation. However, this is just a little trouble. Update: It is now believed that this topic is no longer considered to be incomplete.
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Install Amber Gtk / Gnome Shell theme

To install Amber, please visit GitHub repository, Click green Clone or download Button and click Download ZIP. Extract the theme and copy the theme folder to ~/.themes. Create this folder (if it does not already exist) (.themes Is a hidden folder-press Ctrl + H Show / hide hidden files and folders).
Those who prefer to do this from the command line can run the following command to create ~/.themes Folder, download and extract the theme, run the theme installation script, and delete the downloaded master.zip file and the extracted folder:

wget https://github.com/lassekongo83/amber-theme/archive/master.zip

unzip master.zip

chmod +x amber-theme-master/install.sh

mkdir -p ~/.themes

amber-theme-master/install.sh

rm -r amber-theme-master master.zip

This theme requires Murrine and Pixbuf engines to be installed for Gtk + 2. Although there are few applications that use Gtk + 2 today, they still need to be installed.
On Ubuntu or Debian, you can install Murrine and Pixbuf Gtk + 2 engines using the following methods:

sudo apt install gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf

On Fedora, use:

sudo dnf install gtk2-engines gtk-murrine-engine

On other Linux distributions, use the package manager to search for Murrine and Pixbuf.
Finally, use the Gnome Tweaks application to change the application and / or shell theme. If you are not familiar with this, please refer to: How to change Gtk, icon or Gnome Shell theme

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