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Change background color of windows (e.g. nemo) - Cinnamon 2

Postby Enigma88 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:28 am

I'm not a fan of all the white, and I'd like the standard background color of the windows (nemo for example) to be black instead. Is there some way I can manage to do that? I've been looking at dconf-editor and the values for gtk-color-scheme, but they only ever change some windows (pidgin for example) but others, like nemo just stay white.
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Re: Change background color of windows (e.g. nemo) - Cinnamo

Postby MidnightRider67 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:43 pm

i would like to know this as well. cinnamon themes only change the task bar and menu (and a few other things) but the main windows (nemo) are not changed at all, how do we change the background color of those windows?
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Re: Change background color of windows (e.g. nemo) - Cinnamo

Postby JosephM on Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:20 pm

Your best bet is to find another gtk theme that better suits your personal taste. That is what actually controls the look of your applications. Check places like gnome-look.org and deviantart to find hundreds of different ones. They usually come as a compressed file when you download them. Simply extract the file and copy the themes folder to either ~/.themes (makes it available to only that user account) or /usr/share/themes (makes it available to all user accounts) and then set it as your window controls theme.
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Re: Change background color of windows (e.g. nemo) - Cinnamo

Postby MidnightRider67 on Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:30 pm

ahhh so it is the gtk themes that do that, ok thats what i'm missing. thanks for that :D
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