[SOLVED] Problems with Cinnamon - Very ugly buttons

[SOLVED] Problems with Cinnamon - Very ugly buttons

Postby jeffpmc on Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:44 am

Hi,

I am a newbie to LMDE and I only have some experience with Cinnamon when I was using Ubuntu.

I chose Cinnamon as the desktop environment but there are some problems with the buttons and views. The buttons are extremely ugly and they just look like the user interface under very old windows(window 98). There seems no way to customize them to better looking ones. (Please refer to the attachments as I find it hard to explain my problems very clearly.)

I have done some search but nobody seems to have such a problem. Could anybody please provide me some help?

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How I solved the problem:
Cinnamon Settings -> Themes -> Other Settings -> GTK+ Theme
Choose a theme and the problem was solved.


lmde-cinnamon.png
The same view in another user's desktop
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ugly_buttons1.png
Buttons and views in my desktop
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Last edited by jeffpmc on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon - Very ugly buttons

Postby Freek on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:05 pm

Hey,
Have you already tried to change the GTK theme?
To do this: Open Cinnamon Settings, go to Themes, go to other settings and choose a different GTK+ theme, like Mint-Z or Mint-X
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon - Very ugly buttons

Postby jeffpmc on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:17 pm

Freek wrote:Hey,
Have you already tried to change the GTK theme?
To do this: Open Cinnamon Settings, go to Themes, go to other settings and choose a different GTK+ theme, like Mint-Z or Mint-X

Thanks Freek.
I tried but only the frame changed. Such as the maximize and minimize buttons on the top right hand corner changed with the theme.
I don't have such a problem with MATE. =_=
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon - Very ugly buttons

Postby Freek on Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:25 pm

That should be the Window Theme, at the top. You do not want to change this, but the GTK+ Theme

http://i.imgur.com/5NA5d.png
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon - Very ugly buttons

Postby jeffpmc on Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:13 pm

Thank you Freek for your help. The problem is solved.
I find myself really stupid with this. :oops:
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