[How to Request] An Photography Tutorials of Tweaking Theme

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[How to Request] An Photography Tutorials of Tweaking Theme

Postby highwind on Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:12 am

Hi everyone, I have seen many "how to"s about tweaking cinnamon.css for changing the theme,
but I haven't found any picture turorial about this yet, (at least, like which code line indicate which part)
change one parameter and then restart cinnamon again and again is quite annoying.
Can anyone who have more experience about this share one?

BTW, I am now focusing on make the menu more compact, my question are:
1.How to move search box next to "quit" button;
2.How to limit the total height and width of menu.
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Re: [How to Request] An Photography Tutorials of Tweaking Th

Postby austin.texas on Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:12 pm

Here is the beginners tutorial for changing the colors of a Cinnamon theme, created by caribriz - complete with pictures and line numbers.
http://www.mediafire.com/view/i934f6tm60yxdjb/HOW-TO-CHANGE-THE-COLORS-OF-A-CINNAMON-THEME.pdf

How to move search box next to "quit" button

Can't be done by modifying cinnamon.css
You would have to re-write the Mint Menu program itself.

How to limit the total height and width of menu.

You can add a max-width element to the popup-menu section (inadvisable).
Vertical size will depend on how many Favorites icons you have. Just remove a few of those and it will become smaller vertically.
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Re: [How to Request] An Photography Tutorials of Tweaking Th

Postby highwind on Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:30 pm

Thanks for your reply, austin.texas, this was quite a quick answer.

For the 2nd Question, is there a way (by changing cinnamon.css) I can shrink the button of Favorites icon just a small as the icon itself, so that the total height will reduce?
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Re: [How to Request] An Photography Tutorials of Tweaking Th

Postby austin.texas on Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:54 pm

Good thought...
Yes, you can adjust the icon sizes and spacing.

.popup-menu-icon {
icon-size: .6em;
}

.nm-menu-item-icons {
spacing: .5em;
}
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Re: [How to Request] An Photography Tutorials of Tweaking Th

Postby highwind on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:12 pm

Althought it seems not work for me(at least not as I expect), thanks again.
It is quite hard to find these two lines without you instruction.
Anyway I have changed my mind not to directly edit cinnamon.css for menu interface editing,maybe install a new applet like "starkMenu" is more easier to newbies.

Tweaking the appearance is somehow always the first step for newbies to get better understanding of using Linux(and more fun/achievement).
Sometime just get used to it is another way! For me now, these spaces are good for my eyes... :)
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