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Based on the Ubuntu Sun concept and New Wave, Narfss has created a Gnome theme for which the titlebar (Metacity only) changes automatically depending on the time of day (dawn, noon, evening and night).

new wave chronos theme

The theme is called New Wave Chronos and comes with a script which does the actual theme changes according to the time of day.

Download New Wave Chronos (remember to add the .sh script to your startup applications!).

Installation instructions:

1. Download and extract the .zip archive
2. Install the .tar.gz theme (right click on your desktop, select "Change Desktop Background" -> drag and drop the .tar.gz file onto the Themes tab).
3. Run the .sh script (rename it to something without spaces, for instance newwave.sh and run it in a terminal: ./newwave.sh)