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First of all, for those not interested in fixing the Ubuntu "Light Themes" or not interested in these themes at all: I'm sorry! But new things just keep coming up. Hopefully everything will calm down soon.

Now, about the fixed Light Themes for Ubuntu Jaunty, Karmic and Lucid: I just posted about a PPA which has a fixed Light Themes package for Lucid, but that PPA doesn't have packages for Karmic and Jaunty and also that package replaces the original Light Themes.

Mohegan asked if we could upload a fixed light-themes package in the WebUpd8 PPA and so we did, but we tried to please as many people as we can, so:

  • the package was uploaded under the "light-themes-fixed" name and the themes are now displayed as "Ambiance-Fixed" and "Radiance-Fixed" in the Gnome Desktop Appearance dialog. That means that the "light-themes-fixed" package does not replace the original "light-themes" package so you can have both of them installed and use whichever you want. The original "light-themes" package is of course still available in the WebUpd8 PPA (for Jaunty and Karmic).
  • we packaged the themes for Ubuntu Jaunty, Karmic and Lucid (as well as the latest ubuntu-mono icons, humanity-icons packages and of course the latest Murrine and Aurora engines).
  • the advantage of using this PPA is that I will try to update the fixed packages as soon as new versions for the original "light-themes" package in Ubuntu Lucid are released.

In case you didn't understand what this "fixed" does, well, it fixes the border around the minimize/maximize buttons so you can put the Metacity window buttons in the "minimize,maximize,close" order like the buttons were on Ubuntu Jaunty, Karmic and so on.

To install this light-themes-fixed package, add the WebUpd8 PPA:

Ubuntu Lucid and Karmic:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Ubuntu Jaunty:
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4C9D234C

Then, to install it in Ubuntu Lucid:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install light-themes-fixed

Or to install it in Ubuntu Karmic and Jaunty:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install light-themes-fixed gtk2-engines-murrine ubuntu-mono gtk2-engines-aurora

Once you install and use this fixed package, if you have the wrong button order in Metacity (maximize,minimize,close), simply paste this in a terminal to fix it:
gconftool-2 --type string --set /apps/metacity/general/button_layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close"

Or use Mwbuttons to play around with the Metacity button order.

For the fixed Radiance theme I used the package I released about a week ago: Download Radiance With Minimize And Maximize Buttons Back To Normal and for the Ambiance theme I used the fix from Marcoc2 (so all the credits go to him).