How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

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How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

Postby 32iCk on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:42 pm

I've just installed Linux Mint 13, and I want to install some themes. I've tried by putting the theme in /usr/share/themes but I can't change the theme of the window, it only changes me my bar and the icons. I tried by this method: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/how- ... untu-11-10
But when I go to the advanced settings, my GNOME-Shell Extensions section is in blank and in the Theme section, I got a orange triangle in Shell Theme...
Can somebody help me?

P.S. Aplogize my horrible english :/
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Re: How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

Postby veggen on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:47 am

Wait. Are you using MATE or Cinnamon? In Cinnamon, you just go to Cinnamon Settings->Themes and click "Add". For MATE, I wouldn't know, but it's probably something similar to Gnome 2 (and can probably be done though GUI). I think Ubuntu tutorials no longer apply since the desktop environment is different.

You can also check here: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes All themes have installation instructions.
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Re: How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

Postby MR-X on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:18 pm

veggen, have you even tried Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon?

I Dont see any "Cinnamon Settings->Themes and click "Add"" ADD Button anywhere, sure it lets you change Cinnamon themes which is basically just the task bar and the Start Menu, but doesnt have any add button for Window Theme, Icons, GTK+ Theme, which is a total bummer. I had more luck installing themes using the Terminal, the copy to themes folder didnt work very well, I opened the folder as Adman copied the themes and it wouldnt recognize them. it kept an x on the theme folders I copied.

And im still using Ubuntu tutorials, so please bro, do some research or at least use Cinnimon before giving advice about it, because some of us noobs can get really confused by reading null advice..
http://techroulette.blogspot.com/p/linu ... ps-and.htm <<< Linux Mint 13 Maya "Cinnamon" LTS Tips and Links (QuickGuide)!| My Blog >>> http://techroulette.blogspot.com <<< Tech_Roulette ;)
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Re: How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

Postby MR-X on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:54 pm

I installed, malys - uniSEX Theme, and AwOken Icons using the Terminal.

uniSEX Theme instructions included!
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... ent=149602

AwOken Icons Instructions Included!
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... ent=126344

Then in the Cinnimon Settings I clicked on Themes then Other Settings, and changed the Window and GTK+ theme to malys - uniSEX, then Icons to AwOkenDark, and it looks great, you can choose from light and dark acording to your preference.

Or look around for other themes and instructions, its kinda confusing at first but once you do it a few times it gets much easier, I just wish they had it as easy as KDE when it comes down to Themes in Linux Mint 13 C.
http://techroulette.blogspot.com/p/linu ... ps-and.htm <<< Linux Mint 13 Maya "Cinnamon" LTS Tips and Links (QuickGuide)!| My Blog >>> http://techroulette.blogspot.com <<< Tech_Roulette ;)
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Re: How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

Postby bimsebasse on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:03 pm

MR-X wrote:veggen, have you even tried Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon?

I Dont see any "Cinnamon Settings->Themes and click "Add"" ADD Button anywhere, sure it lets you change Cinnamon themes which is basically just the task bar and the Start Menu, but doesnt have any add button for Window Theme, Icons, GTK+ Theme, which is a total bummer. I had more luck installing themes using the Terminal, the copy to themes folder didnt work very well, I opened the folder as Adman copied the themes and it wouldnt recognize them. it kept an x on the theme folders I copied.

And im still using Ubuntu tutorials, so please bro, do some research or at least use Cinnimon before giving advice about it, because some of us noobs can get really confused by reading null advice..


This guide still applies to Mint 13 Cinnamon: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=86813 - shows how to install icons and window themes and where best to find them. I should probably start getting a Mint 13 guide together.
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: How do I install themes in Linux Mint 13?

Postby veggen on Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:50 am

MR-X wrote:veggen, have you even tried Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon?

Yes, that's the one I'm using.
MR-X wrote:... sure it lets you change Cinnamon themes which is basically just the task bar and the Start Menu, but doesnt have any add button for Window Theme, Icons, GTK+ Theme, which is a total bummer.

Sorry then, didn't understand you correctly.
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