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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:47 am

Cinnamon themes are fixed.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby lurkatron on Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:59 am

how does one reload cinnamon themes? im editing one to suit my needs and if i switch themes back and forth in cinnamon-settings the desktop freezes after a handful of theme changes
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:07 am

Do an "Alt+F2+r" once in a while. Never experienced a freeze myself, though, unlike in Gnome Shell where a shell reset gives you 50% chance of a freeze/metacity crash.
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: Cinnamon Themes

Postby lurkatron on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:46 am

oddly alt+f2 doesent work...
edit: it was missing from the keyboard settings, fixed

dont know if this is the right place to ask but what in cinnamon.css defines the size of shortcut icons in the upper panel?
id like them a bit larger and a bit more space between them, see screenshot http://i.imgur.com/OJywj.png
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:45 am

I repaired Eleganse, dark-glass and ElementaryOS themes for Cinnamon 1.2. If anyone notices any problems, post it here. Frost theme also repaired today.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby lurkatron on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:49 am

hi
im using minty
a modified minty that is, ive obviously done this myself but i cant figure out exactly what
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby psych on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:22 pm

Daniel4lm wrote:I repaired Eleganse, dark-glass and ElementaryOS themes for Cinnamon 1.2. If anyone notices any problems, post it here. Frost theme also repaired today.


Dark Glass and ElementaryOS themes in Git Hub were already working properly for me. I'm not sure if fixes were uploaded to there already/first. I'll test out Eleganse shortly. Thanks!
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby gfreeau on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:56 am

With the Eleganse and Dark Glass themes, I noticed the panel fonts were not as nice as Elementary or Minty. Edit cinnamon/cinnamon.css and add the ubuntu font to the font-family to change it.

Like this:

Code: Select all
stage {
    font-family: ubuntu, cantarell, sans-serif
}
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:11 pm

gfreeau wrote:With the Eleganse and Dark Glass themes, I noticed the panel fonts were not as nice as Elementary or Minty. Edit cinnamon/cinnamon.css and add the ubuntu font to the font-family to change it.

Like this:

Code: Select all
stage {
    font-family: ubuntu, cantarell, sans-serif
}

Thank, I will upload this change. Bytheway - Aero Cinnamon themes
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby shams on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:33 am

Daniel4lm wrote:Cinnamon themes are fixed.

How to install cinnamon themes?
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Rehdon on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:53 am

shams wrote:How to install cinnamon themes?


Some can be installed as DEB packages (which is always the best way) adding merlwiz79 repository.

For all others you just unpack them in the .themes folder in your home directory; you'll have to check the site again yourself to know if they've been updated, though.

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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Oscar799 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:56 am

shams wrote:How to install cinnamon themes?


Download the theme(s) you want
Right-click and choose "Extract Here"
Copy the extracted file to ~/.themes
Go to Menu>Preferences>CinnamonSettings>Themes and select the one you want to use
It will take effect immediately
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby shams on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:04 pm

Thank you Rehdon & Oscar799 :)
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby craig10x on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:12 pm

I tried to post this to the cinnamon blog site but seem to be having a problem getting it on there....

I was wondering if future versions of Cinnamon will have a number of the popular desktop appearance themes added into Cinnamon Settings as a default (much in the same way as we have a bunch of desktop wallpapers included in each edition of mint)....

And also, if there will be a simpler way to add new desktop appearance themes to our Cinnamon Settings....
I find this whole thing about downloading zip files and extracting to a themes folder a bit confusing...and i have been using linux for several years (lol)....a newbie would be completely baffled...

I never extracted a zip file and i wouldn't know how the heck to find the themes folder :lol:
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:05 pm

craig10x wrote:I never extracted a zip file and i wouldn't know how the heck to find the themes folder :lol:

:?: :?: :?: :?: Simply, open the home folder, press the key combination Ctrl+H to display hidden files and find .themes folder.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby craig10x on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:40 pm

Thanks for the tip :wink:
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby woodsmoke on Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:34 am

Using an Nvidia 8600 card, Elementary has always rendered the menu correctly, but Eleganse and Dark Glass have not. I have done all the updates.

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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:28 am

woodsmoke wrote:Using an Nvidia 8600 card, Elementary has always rendered the menu correctly, but Eleganse and Dark Glass have not. I have done all the updates.

woodsmoke

Which driver for the graphic you use(noueau or proprietary)? I have a GeForce 9400GT and I have no problem with the proprietary drivers. What exactly the problem you have?
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Hawkeye_52 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:48 pm

Oscar799 wrote:
shams wrote:How to install cinnamon themes?


Download the theme(s) you want
Right-click and choose "Extract Here"
Copy the extracted file to ~/.themes
Go to Menu>Preferences>CinnamonSettings>Themes and select the one you want to use
It will take effect immediately

For clarification, Cinnamon themes should go into '~/.themes' and not '/usr/share/themes'?

I haven't yet got to use Cinnamon because some weird hardware combination on my test computer renders the Menu unreadable, so I am unable to test this myself. Just collecting info and chomping at the bit to use it :wink: ...

Thanks for any feedback.

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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:53 pm

For clarification, Cinnamon themes should go into '~/.themes' and not '/usr/share/themes'?


Not sure if Cinnamon Settings would find them in usr/share/themes but there would be no harm in putting them in both that and ~/.themes
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