opera-ambiance-maverick

Ambiance & Radiance Skins and Speed Dial Backgrounds

While I’m waiting for Opera in Linux to improve further (its already pretty great!), I’ve decided to make a couple of adjustments to make the browser feel a little more integrated.

Get the skin!
I’ve created a simple script that extracts the installed default skin and modifies it with all in one quick run. This is very beneficial for me since I like to update my slightly edited skins by merging my modifications with the latest and greatest default skin with only a double click. 😉

The only change to the skin (thus far) is the tab bar background which now allows for a smoother appearance between the tab bar and window title.

Ambiance Skin

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Install Skin (Opera 10.60+, updated 2010-12-16)

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 12.04 Precise Pangolin
Install Skin (Opera 10.60+, updated 2012-03-26)

Radiance Skin

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
Install Skin (Opera 10.60+, updated 2010-12-16)

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, 11.04 Natty Narwhal
Install Skin (Opera 10.60+, updated 2010-12-16)

Previous skin versions are now available on page 3.

Get the Speed Dial backgrounds on Page 2!

I’ve moved them to page 2 since the main interest of this post is the on the skins.

98 thoughts on “Ambiance & Radiance Skins and Speed Dial Backgrounds”

    1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

      haha, sure it is, but for some reason Ubuntu decided to go with those colors. I guess it would look better with a darker shade or something. Maybe I can come up with a better background. 😛

  1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    Love the work, but seems to be an issue when wrapping tabs to multiple lines. The dark background color for tabs is only applied to the bottom row of tabs…

  2. using Google Chrome 5 Google Chrome 5 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.55 Safari/533.4

    Hey, it seems nice in the screenshots, but how do I install it? Thanks for answering 😀

  3. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    Never mind… I was opening from chorme, figured out how already, thanks! nice job! Skin is great 😀

    1. using Safari 4 Safari 4 on iPod iOS 3.1.3 iPod iOS 3.1.3
      Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16

      Sure. I probably won’t keep it up as much as the ambiance skin, but I’ll put one together for you shortly.

        1. using Safari 4 Safari 4 on iPod iOS 3.1.3 iPod iOS 3.1.3
          Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16

          The beauty of iPhones/iPods, haha, I can reply even when I’m out at the pub. : )

          I wrote a script to modify what I need so it’s practically effortless. I just won’t be back to put it together for a few hours. :p

          1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
            Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

            Yeah, I saw that you posted from iPod (?!?) after I clicked “Submit”. Anyway, thanks again… Maybe I could continue to maintain that skin with proper credits given to you of course. It would be too bad for Linux Opera users to torture their eyes with some 😀 weird skins ^^

    2. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.54

      I’ve been working on this, but something is wrong with either Opera or my script and it’s not accepting the modifications that I’ve made properly. I can’t figure it out yet, but I’ll post it as soon as I figure out what is going wrong.

  4. using Opera Mini 5 Opera Mini 5 on Android Android
    Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/5.0.18302/18.684; U; en) Presto/2.4.15

    If by not accepting chages you mean that instead of skin color Opera draws just gray then I’ve expirienced it myself too.

    1. using Safari 4 Safari 4 on iPod iOS 3.1.3 iPod iOS 3.1.3
      Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16

      That is exactly what it is doing. I’ll look into it further in the morning, but for now I’m stuck..

    1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

      I don’t think that is possible. At least not now. But since this is still Alpha version of software, we’ll just have to wait and see what Opera will do in full version 🙂

      1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
        Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.31 Version/10.70

        It can be done with Compiz. From CompizConfig Settings Manager (might have to install it first) goto Window Decoration and where it says Decoration Windows add the text “(!title=Firefox) & (!title=Opera)” (or just the Opera part if you don’t want it to do firefox too).

  5. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    New Radiance skin is now available for Opera 10.60+ by request from MeanEYE (it may also work with 10.5x, but I’ve not tested yet).

    I also released an update to the Ambiance skin!

    To use the default Speed Dial images for these, make sure to clear the image path you currently have entered in the Speed Dial config dialog and click OK.

    Enjoy!

  6. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    Please do not copy the default skin, but rather make a new skin and only include the changed elements. Make this new skin fall back to the standard skin. That would make the skin 50k instead of 750k and would be the proper way to make them.

  7. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; de) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

    Hey, nice work, since the improvemens in your skin are on a very different area then mmy Opera Ubuntu 10.04 Skin, i would like to ask you, if you allow me to use the matching backgrounds and the progress/load-bar for my skin.

    greetings MaxFragg

    1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.5.27 Version/10.60

      I plan to move it to My.Opera Skins as soon as I work out as many kinks and bugs as possible, but yes you are more than welcome to take and use the backgrounds and other images I’ve made. A mentioning would be nice, but not required. 😛

  8. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en-GB) Presto/2.5.24 Version/10.53

    I like the skin, but how do i set the speed dial background to the default? Setting the Skin to Default doesn’t change this

  9. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.5.29 Version/10.60

    Hey,

    I was wondering, do you keep some sort of change log for those skins. Or perhaps post a version/change date on page itself.

    Am keeping an eye on this page but remembering exact filename can be troublesome after longer periods of time and I have to view file name before downloading in order to see if it was changed.

    Thanks

  10. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    I’ve updated the skins so changes to the 10.60 final skin are now included. They are very minimal, but you can install the new skins (linked above) if you want to get the tweaks.

    I’ll be posting these skins on My.Opera in the official skins repository very soon so keep an eye out!

  11. using Opera 10.60 10 Opera 10.60 10 on Windows 7 Windows 7
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; U; en; rv:1.9.1.6) Gecko/20091201 Firefox/3.5.6 Opera 10.60

    Hi! I love these skins to death (especially Radience)! I only have one “small” problem: I tried to use them on Windows 7, too, and they work fine, except the minimize-restore-close buttons keep disappearing when the menu bar is hidden. Hovering the mouse above them makes them appear but when I minimize Opera then restore it they’re gone again. Aside from this problem, the skins work perfectly. Could you please do something about this?

  12. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; nb) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    I just wanted to say that i love your skin. This is the absolutely best skin for Opera on Ubuntu. At first I was a little skeptical when I had to download the script thing but I downloaded it only because I trust you. I just wanted to know if there is any way to look at the source of your script thing.

    In the latest version I was a little worried when I saw the screenshot of the new redesigned buttons but I love them.

    Keep up the great work, making my Opera look beautiful on my favorite OS.

  13. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.60

    It’s great that somebody made a proper desktop integration theme for Opera; the one thing about those “unified window border and menubar” GTK themes is that they look terrible with a tabs-on-top browser with no menubar. Thankfully, your theme fixes that.

    However, I’ve noticed a regression in the latest version: The toolbar background matches the skin color properly, but the tabs are gray. It’s barely noticeable, but present. It’s there in your screenshot, too, so it’s not just my theme.

    1. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.61

      Thanks. I’m working up an update at the moment to include some fixes released today with Opera 10.61 RC1. I’ve been trying to work the colors to integrate as much as possible and recently tweaked the tabs a bit.

      They are close to the Nautilus tab color, but still off just a bit. I’ll see if I can tune them up a bit. 😉

  14. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.35 Version/10.70

    Great work!

    Can you help me out: I changed the attention color for tabs from green to Ubuntu orange, zipped the thing, moved it to ~/.opera/skin, but Opera doesn’t seem to accept it. 🙁

    TIA!

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  16. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    Updated the Ambiance Maverick skin with a less shiny inactive tab design and changed the attention bar (from green) to an orange dot that gives a little better contrast. (Props: sa1 for the feedback!)

    Hopefully its better. If not, let me know!

  17. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

    Updated the all skins for Opera 10.60+ so they are all compatible with Opera 11.00.

    There are detailing updates for the Ubuntu 10.10 skins. Changes include tabs and toolbars.

    Known issues at this time are only for the Ubuntu 10.10 Ambiance skin: Text is the Main Bar, Status Bar and hidden top Personal/Bookmarks Bar is difficult to read when its positioned at the top. Text in the Main Bar is also difficult to read when positioned on the left or right for the same reason.

    Enjoy.

    1. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

      The Radiance skin is looking nice. The In the Ambiance skin, you seem to be following my advice word-to-word, which is dangerous since I’m not a graphic designer as well. :). The dark background tabs do look nicer but the tabs have lost their beveled look.

      1. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
        Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.6.37 Version/11.00

        I’m working on styling the inactive tabs similar to the minimize and maximize window control buttons. 😉

        That is the only other way that I know of to work them in over that title bar background without them looking too much out of place.

  18. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.63

    Hi, great skin, Im just having an issue with the buttons. From the photo, it looks like the buttons are in a monochromatic color scheme that complements the system theme. However, my installation seems to be using a colored scheme with orange for the Back/Forward/Home, blue for Refresh, and green for New Tab. Any ideas? I have no problem locating the old icons and replacing them in the skin folder if that would work, but I thought there might be a solution Im overlooking. Thanks a bunch, keep up the good work.

    1. using Firefox 3 Firefox 3 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
      Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101027 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.12

      Check to make sure that you’ve not specified a “color scheme” the in Appearance options. If so set it to “None”.

      You can find that by going to:
      Menu -> Appearance… -> Skin -> Color scheme

    2. using Firefox 3 Firefox 3 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
      Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101027 Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick) Firefox/3.6.12

      Ah, nevermind, I see that you’re talking about the button icons. This was intentional to match the style of the same buttons found elsewhere in the OS theme.

      If you replace the icons, simply change to a different skin and back to apply the changes.

  19. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on Ubuntu 10.10 Ubuntu 10.10
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Ubuntu/10.10 (maverick); en) Presto/2.7.39 Version/11.00

    Updated skins to fix some issues with Tab Stacking. Also, by popular request, all skins now use the mono-colored address bar buttons rather than the nautilus style icons.

    Enjoy. Feedback welcome!

    1. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.7.39 Version/11.00

      Still having problems reading tab text. 🙁 After a few hours I found that the glassy effect isn’t working out that well for me.

  20. using Opera 10 Opera 10 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; en) Presto/2.6.30 Version/10.63

    I just posted here to say… I love you.

    Seriously, this is just what I have been looking for. How come these Opera skins not be in My Opera? At least I didn’t find them when I searched for «Ubuntu»…

  21. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux i686; U; it) Presto/2.7.62 Version/11.01

    Would be great if Opera could use Notify OSD. Is there a way to use them? Maybe with an extension? It would be nice if you did an extension or something in order to use Ubuntu notification sistem, because the themes are wonderful and with Notify OSD the integration between Opera and Ubuntu would be perfect.

    1. using Opera 11 Opera 11 on GNU/Linux GNU/Linux
      Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; en) Presto/2.7.62 Version/11.01

      Opera extensions are not capable just yet of adding these types of features, but maybe in the future they will extend this ability. I’ve also wanted this feature for a while now!

  22. using Opera Next 12 Opera Next 12 on Ubuntu 12.04 Ubuntu 12.04
    Opera/9.80 (X11; Linux x86_64; U; Edition Next; Ubuntu/12.04; en) Presto/2.10.282 Version/12.00

    Updated Opera Standard Ambiance skin for:
    * Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
    * Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
    * Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
    * Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

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