Dark Toolbars and a new panel gradient are amongst the ‘work in progress’ changes to Ubuntu’s default theme for Ubuntu 11.10.

Ubuntu Design team legend Andrea Cimitan has showed off ‘work in progress’ on the changes with this screenshot: –

light theme changes potentially due for Ubuntu 11.10

I’m not told on the little ‘divider’ between controls and toolbar, but I’m told that is not set in stone and could yet change.

Unity in looks

The Ubuntu One Control Panel in Ubuntu 11.04 was first to feature a wholly dark toolbar. Its striking designled us to ask whether it had raised the deign bar for the rest of the Ambiance theme.

Community designers answered in their own way by creating Dark Toolbar GTK+ themes and hacks for Ambiance.

Your thoughts? Do you hope this sticks?

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