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Three theme-related questions

Postby A Future Pilot on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:25 pm

OK, so I have three things I want to do...

1. Remove the transparency from the menu. I'm running cinnamon and I installed the Elegance theme from PPA. Is there anyway at all to change the transparency and still use the ppa? If not, what files from the downloaded theme will I have to edit to remove transparency?

2. Change text selection/drag box/menu selection color. It's green now, and I'd like to change it to something a little more "normal". I also want to change it from green in the MDM.

3. Change window border colors and stuff. I like the theme, I just want them black instead of grey. How can I do this? Do I need the Mint-Z(X?)-Dark themes? Where do I get them and how do I install them?

Thanks!
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Re: Three theme-related questions

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:42 pm

A Future Pilot wrote:OK, so I have three things I want to do...

1. Remove the transparency from the menu. I'm running cinnamon and I installed the Elegance theme from PPA. Is there anyway at all to change the transparency and still use the ppa? If not, what files from the downloaded theme will I have to edit to remove transparency?

Find this bit in the theme's cinnamon.css file:
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.popup-menu-boxpointer {
    -arrow-border-radius: 3px;
    -arrow-background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.70);

The "0.70" in "rgba(0,0,0,0.70)" sets transparency, 0.0 is completely transparent, 1.0 is opaque.

2. Change text selection/drag box/menu selection color. It's green now, and I'd like to change it to something a little more "normal". I also want to change it from green in the MDM.

Check the new Minty colors theme, Minty is basically Elegance with green highlight and the colours version contains a script which allows you to easily manipulate highlight colours: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/78
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: Three theme-related questions

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:59 pm

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Re: Three theme-related questions

Postby A Future Pilot on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:32 pm

OK, so I've got most things figured out, but I just have one more question.

How would I edit the titlebars of an existing theme? Is that in the Cinnamon theme or the GTK theme? Where in which files would those settings be stored?

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