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Dark theme on new Ubuntu?

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For a long while it seemed like the new Ubuntu, Intrepid Ibex, will come with a dark theme by default, but looking at these screenshots of the beta it's a normal light theme with a few cosmetic modifications.

So did they give up on a dark theme?

To be honest, it's a nice idea if they can really pull it off, but I never had good luck with dark themes. If anything, it's because the web is usually so light and arguably it's actually easier to read black on white so it doesn't surprise me (though I know there are some who would say otherwise, but that might be a matter of taste..).

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yup, they had the dark

yup, they had the dark theme in the alpha releases but they reverted back to the hardy theme.
I think almost every dark GNOME/Gtk+ dark theme comes with instructions for workarounds to some programs that doesn't look usable with dark themes (dark text on dark background for example).
But it looks like the Ubuntu Art team has a lot of ideas to come, but they won't be ready for Intrepid.
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That is not right...
Hassan Ibraheem wrote:

I think almost every dark GNOME/Gtk+ dark theme comes with instructions for workarounds to some programs that doesn't look usable with dark themes (dark text on dark background for example).

Then the Ubuntu team should have worked on fixing those, not dealing with them. It is free software.

All Qt programs work just fine when using a dark theme. GTK+ programs should be able to work, too.

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I don't think that's the

I don't think that's the problem, what was said is that many people weren't happy with the dark theme. So, the work on the dark theme (Dust) wasn't freezed, they'll continue developing it with other themes till they're ready and hopefully see a new default theme before the next LTS release Smiling.
btw, the applications I was talking about aren't pure GTK+ (Firefox and OpenOffice.org for example).

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