I tried this which worked for me:
From a Mint 10
install, copied the folder Shiki-Colors-Striped-Metacity
from /usr/share/themes to a usb flashdrive
From there, copied the folder over into a LM17 mate
install - into /home/username/.themes
(Go to /home folder, click View > Show hidden files. If .themes folder is not there, create it - note the dot at the beginning)
Open Appearance Preferences > Theme
Click on Mint-X > click Customise ... > Window Border > click Shiki-Colors-Striped-Metacity
You can save the new theme with another name by clicking on Save As ...
This gets a green
striped Window Border - it takes the color from the gtk theme's selected background color.
To get a yellow striped Window Border, I went back to Appearance Preferences > Theme tab
Click on "Custom" (or the renamed theme) > click Customise ... > Colours tab
Click on "Selected items: - Background" green box
In the "Pick a Colour" box that popped up, chose a yellow color - I entered #F1E962
> click ok.
Close Appearance Preferences window
But, this changes the selected background color of icons on the desktop and in caja (and some other places) to yellow as well.
If you wanted to just
have the Window Border as yellow, and keep the rest of Mint-X theme with the default green selected background color
I did this:
Go to /home/username/.themes
Made a copy of the folder Shiki-Colors-Striped-Metacity, rename it Shiki-Striped-Yellow (or whatever)
Open the folder Shiki-Striped-Yellow > metacity-1 > metacity-theme-1.xml
Click Search > Replace ...
In "Search for:", type in
- Code: Select all
In "Replace with:", type in
- Code: Select all
... or whatever your chosen color code is.
Click "Replace All"
Click CloseSave the file
Re-open Appearance Preferences (if necessary, close and re-open, otherwise the new theme won't show up in Window Borders tab)
Click Mint-X again
Click "Customise ..." > Window Border > Shiki-Striped-Yellow
Again, can click Save As ... and give it a new name if desired.
This will give you Mint-X (with green selected color), but just the Window Border will be changed to yellow.
Don't know if that's what you were after