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Re: chameleon colours for the global menu


Unfortunately, switching themes in unity takes forever and this acts
much the same way.
I use an xml script which changes the wallpaper every 20 minutes so
every time the wallpaper changes, the desktop hangs for 2 or 3 minutes
while the theme catches up.

On 4 October 2012 23:07, Alan Bell <alanbell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> very nice!
> just been checking the unity source and it seems that the chameleon colour
> selection algorithm has totally changed since last I looked at it and it is
> now perfectly reasonable - it was a recursive thing that was far too heavily
> weighted to the screen corners and a kind of X shape in the middle, now it
> uses _GNOME_BACKGROUND_REPRESENTATIVE_COLORS which is implemented by the
> desktop
> Alan.
> On 04/10/12 22:30, Matt Richardson wrote:
>> Hi Alan,
>> This project will match the ambiance theme colours to those used by
>> unity: https://launchpad.net/ambiance-chameleon
>> 1) Download the tar.gz and extract the files anywhere you like.
>> 2) Set the ambiance-chameleon script to run at startup.
>> 3) Log out and back in.
>> 4) Change your wallpaper or re-select the current one
>> Hope this helps. I use it with 66% panel opacity.
>> Matt
>> On 04/10/12 21:59, Alan Bell wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> the launcher and dash and HUD are all very pretty and pick out colours
>>> from the wallpaper (with a terrible algorithm that shouldn't work as
>>> well as it does but that is another story), if you turn the panel
>>> transparency down to 0.01 you get a similar effect in the panel
>>> (turning it to zero messes things up a bit though) so this is rather
>>> sweet looking. The dropdown global menu and indicators are however big
>>> square cornered grey slabs
>>> http://people.ubuntu.com/~alanbell/menu.png
>>> can we make those pick up chameleon colours, with maybe white text
>>> like the HUD? Even better to look just like the HUD/Dash with the
>>> chunky grey outline, blur background and curves that blend it into the
>>> launcher/panel frame.
>>> Alan.
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