Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

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Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby marlenejo on Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:03 pm

Is there an easy way to change the panels background in the file manager (nemo I think) ? It is a bit plain looking.
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby austin.texas on Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:52 am

edit home/user/.themes/yourtheme/gtk-3.0/gtk.css
@define-color base_color #BDEDFF
change #BDEDFF to the color of your choice

help in choosing colors:
http://www.color-hex.com/216-web-safe-colors/
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby marlenejo on Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:46 am

Hello,
that doesn't seems to have any effect.
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby austin.texas on Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:46 pm

What theme are you using?
That would be - what theme are you using for the "Controls" part, under "Other Settings" ?
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby marlenejo on Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:10 pm

global theme is : mountain-lion but the controls are Adwaita. However there is no Adwaita in the .theme directory.
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby austin.texas on Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:31 am

Yes, Adwaita is a default theme, available to any user, and it is found in /usr/share/themes/
If you want to edit the colors in it, as I described before, copy it into /home/user/.themes. You should rename it AdwaitaEdit, (or whatever name you choose) so that you know which one it is on the list in Controls. Then after you edit the colors, change to AdwaitaEdit in Themes > Controls and you will have your new colors.
Of course, you can do that with any of the themes listed in Themes > Controls - not just Adwaita. You can download gtk themes until you find one that is closer to what you want, so you have less editing to do.
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby marlenejo on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:51 am

This is getting more confusing by the minute. If I understand correctly, the global theme only affect the panel+menu while the "menu themes/others parameters/controls" affect the file manager windows (which what I want). I copied the Adwaita theme from the /usr/share/themes but the file gtk.css contains only an @import from somewhere else. So I am getting lost. Strange that there is a whole lot of themes in usr/share/themes but they don't appear in the "controls selection". Now if I choose another theme/controls like mountain-lion, the gtk3/css file edition have no effects so there must be a lot of cross linking everywhere, I just give up here.
Thanks anyway. Joyeux Noel !
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Re: Modifying File Manager background (Cinnamon 16)

Postby austin.texas on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Just download any gtk3 theme.
Get them here.
http://gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=167
Copy them into your /home/user/.themes/ folder
They will appear on your Controls list.
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