how to change font and font colour of Minty Theme

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how to change font and font colour of Minty Theme

Postby ANiK3T on Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:37 am

Hi all
i use linux mint 14 cinnamon 32bit
how can i change font and font colour of Minty Theme which is there by default.
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This Font and Font colour in Linux mint 14 32bit cinnamon
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Re: how to change font and font colour of Minty Theme

Postby caribriz on Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:13 am

I did this (note: I'm only learning about themes myself :wink: )

Go to /usr/share/themes
Copy Minty folder
Go to /home folder
Click View > Show hidden files
If .themes folder is not there, create it (note the . dot)
Paste the copy of Minty folder in .themes
Rename the copy of Minty to Minty-new (for example)

Open /home/username/.themes/Minty-new/cinnamon
Open cinnamon.css
change this top section:

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stage {
   font-family: "Open Sans", sans-serif;
   font-size: 9pt;
   color: #fff;
}


to (just an example):

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stage {
   font-family: "FreeSans";
   font-size: 11pt;
   color: #f51227;
}


Save the file, close

Go to Cinnamon Settings > Themes > choose Minty-new
Restart Cinnamon (Alt+F2, press r, enter)

Ended up with this:

change font and text colour in LM14 Cinnamon.png
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Doing it this way - copying the original folder, renaming and working on it in /home/username/.themes makes it easy to go to Cinnamon Settings and change back to the original Minty if you don't like your changes in Minty-new.

Very basic, but hopefully some people more experienced with themes with chime in with some more tips ...
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