30 Dec

Unified Box theme

Unified means that Box is getting more complete and global. Now we included full support for Unity and Metacity. Now you can use it with Ubuntu and everything will work fine. Look how the Unity controls look on maximixed windows over the panel:

You can download Box icons and Box theme at the Artwork section. The current version is 0.42+bzr384, which means you should our PPA to keep it uptodate, because I’m planning to improve it a lot more.

The only negative part is that Unity-Tweak-tool or Gnome-Tweak-Tool “don’t see” the theme, you need to use Ubuntu-Tweak. Instructions on a terminal for everythng:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:lubuntu-art/daily
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:tualatrix/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-tweak lubuntu-artwork

And that’s all for this moment. Feedback apreciated.

12 thoughts on “Unified Box theme

  1. Nope. The theme was for Lubuntu and now works in Ubuntu (and I'm working on the Xubuntu support). But Unity launcher is like a dock, it has more features than a panel, which cannot emulate some behaviours (like pinning apps).

  2. Just a silly question: Are you using Ubuntu session? If that, Box doesn't appear at Desktop Properties's themes, you need to use Ubuntu Tweak to use Box (or any other 3rd party theme) I don't know why.

  3. I just installed Lubuntu when I realized that the 'integrated' window controls in the top bar as well as all the software's menu's integrated into the bar are very convenient on netbooks. I came from Ubuntu 12.04 (or 12.10, can't remember) and it was running slowly, but that was one great advantage. Would you happen to know if I could get only that function back?

  4. I'm afraid not. Ubuntu uses something called Ayatana, that draws a menu with window buttons when a window is maximized. Lubuntu's window manager, Openbox, can't do this at the moment.

    But there's a tool called Maximus that makes that every new window gets maximized without border decorations. The bad news is that you won't have buttons to minimize or close, you need to use the keyboard.

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