Add chameleonic behavior in Ambiance's highlighted color via a handy script
It is an already proven fact that Unity is an interface where creativity can be successfully unleashed to create things that may be not fully usable but interesting from their potential functionality point-of-view.
David Calle (creator of numerous Unity lenses, such as the Graphic Design lens, Utilities, Torrent, etc) has put together a handy script that changes Ambiance's highlighted color to Dash's, adding an extended chameleonic behavior across the desktop (when using the Ambiance GTK+ theme).
How do we use the Ambiance chameleon script?
- first, download the script
- then, type in a terminal (if the downloaded script is located in Downloads)
- finally, change the wallpaper
- the result: dialogs, menus, buttons will gain a different highlighted color, the same as in the Dash, borrowing the desktop wallpaper's average color
Although the script features a handy, interesting approach, it has limitations, meaning changing the wallpaper triggers the above mentioned changes only on newly started apps (like for instance, running the script won't change the color in an already running Nautilus, nevertheless typing in a terminal
nautilus -q (restarting Nautilus) applies the "correct" color changes).
The script can be seen in a clip on https://plus.google.com/photos/117867558830601601230/albums/574547808484...