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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby kmb42vt on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:00 pm

I just posted a bug report on Guthub (cinnamon-themes) about the huge MintUpdate icon problem seen in all Cinnamon 1.3 compatible themes so far (but not in 1.2 compatible themes). See below:

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I'm seeing a problem with this and every other theme that's been made compatible with Cinnamon 1.3 so far on two very different machines (quad core desktop PC with Nvidia GT 430 video card and Thinkpad R61 laptop with dual core with Intel X3100 graphics).

When first logging in the MintUpdate Icon in the tray is huge while the others remain normal size. This huge icon "buries" the rest of the icons on the tray below the edge of the display while the other icons on the left side of the panel are normal size and remain in place. Switching from a Cinnamon 1.3 compatible theme to a 1.2 compatible theme returns icons to normal. Switching back to a 1.3 compatible theme the icons still remain normal size until the next login. Restarting Cinnamon (alt + F2 "r") with the 1.3 compatible theme still selected (when the huge MintUpdate icon is showing) does not correct the problem.

This problem also occurs with a 1.3 compatible theme (when the MintUpdate icon is normal size) when opening MintUpdate, typing in your password (Panel disappears) and letting it reload . Once MintUpdate has reloaded the panel reappears and the MintUpdate icon is huge again. if you just open MintUpdate (password box appears, panel disappears) and hit "Cancel" the MintUpdate icon remains normal size.

Here's a screenshot of of the problem using the Ambiance Mint theme (also seen using the 1.3 compatible "Eleganse" and "ElementaryOS" themes:

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10 ... icons.jpg/

Note: The "Glipper" icon also shows huge and has the same problem in my case

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I don't actually know whether this is a problem with Cinnamon 1.3 compatible themes or Cinnamon 1.3 itself to be honest about it. :?
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:18 pm

kmb42vt wrote:I just posted a bug report on Guthub (cinnamon-themes) about the

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I don't actually know whether this is a problem with Cinnamon 1.3 compatible themes or Cinnamon 1.3 itself to be honest about it. :?


te7 wrote:Dark-glass is broken in cinnamon 1.3. The information in the lower right corner is too low, and the update icon is too big. I'm using the weather extension, if that makes a difference. You get this if you choose dark-glass, logout then log back in.


I think this is a problem in Cinnamon. I have no problem with the icons [img=http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2685/dobroradi.th.png]. I will try to experiment, if I find a problem I will tell you here.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby kmb42vt on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:29 pm

Daniel4lm wrote:
kmb42vt wrote:I just posted a bug report on Guthub (cinnamon-themes) about the

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I don't actually know whether this is a problem with Cinnamon 1.3 compatible themes or Cinnamon 1.3 itself to be honest about it. :?


te7 wrote:Dark-glass is broken in cinnamon 1.3. The information in the lower right corner is too low, and the update icon is too big. I'm using the weather extension, if that makes a difference. You get this if you choose dark-glass, logout then log back in.


I think this is a problem in Cinnamon. I have no problem with the icons [img=http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2685/dobroradi.th.png]. I will try to experiment, if I find a problem I will tell you here.


Several people are reporting the same problem with 1.3 compatible themes it seems. The following comment on the "Cinnamon 1.3 released" forum thread solves the problem:

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=94842&p=543631#p543631

It appears that these 1.3 compatible themes are not setting any panel button icon size restraints which seems to only affect non-native Cinnamon icons like MintUpdate (and Glipper in my case). To quote from the above comment:

Try editing .panel-status-button in cinnamon.css and add height: 16px. (This is what Minty does). You can change the hpadding sizes in this block to change the spacing of the status icons as well.


I set mine a "20" rather than "16" but that just personal preference on my part.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:34 pm

kmb42vt wrote:
Daniel4lm wrote:
kmb42vt wrote:I just posted a bug report on Guthub (cinnamon-themes) about the

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I don't actually know whether this is a problem with Cinnamon 1.3 compatible themes or Cinnamon 1.3 itself to be honest about it. :?


te7 wrote:Dark-glass is broken in cinnamon 1.3. The information in the lower right corner is too low, and the update icon is too big. I'm using the weather extension, if that makes a difference. You get this if you choose dark-glass, logout then log back in.


I think this is a problem in Cinnamon. I have no problem with the icons [img=http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2685/dobroradi.th.png]. I will try to experiment, if I find a problem I will tell you here.


Several people are reporting the same problem with 1.3 compatible themes it seems. The following comment on the "Cinnamon 1.3 released" forum thread solves the problem:

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=94842&p=543631#p543631

It appears that these 1.3 compatible themes are not setting any panel button icon size restraints which seems to only affect non-native Cinnamon icons like MintUpdate (and Glipper in my case). To quote from the above comment:

Try editing .panel-status-button in cinnamon.css and add height: 16px. (This is what Minty does). You can change the hpadding sizes in this block to change the spacing of the status icons as well.


I set mine a "20" rather than "16" but that just personal preference on my part.


I see. I already have a <<height: 16px;>> line in my themes and I have no such problems.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby clem on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:36 pm

It used to default to 22px when the theme did not set it. When we moved the systray to an applet this default value was missing.

Thanks for the feedback on this. No need to update the themes with this unless you want something different than 22px. I just fixed this in github and it will make its way to 1.3.1.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby z06gal on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:41 pm

clem wrote:It used to default to 22px when the theme did not set it. When we moved the systray to an applet this default value was missing.

Thanks for the feedback on this. No need to update the themes with this unless you want something different than 22px. I just fixed this in github and it will make its way to 1.3.1.



Excellent Clem...thank you. My update icon was huge this morning when I powered up and logged in and when I open xchat, the xchat icon is even bigger. I'll wait for the release :wink:
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Daniel4lm on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:43 pm

Thanks Clem :D
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:34 am

Finished another one: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/48

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Gonna try and set up a Cinnamon themes PPA, they scream for a repo!
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby esteban1uy on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:06 am

Parquet floor, isn't it?
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:33 am

This one is for fellow Gnome Shell expats :)
http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/51

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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby matthew 123 on Tue May 22, 2012 7:16 am

The best cinnamon theme in style od linux mint is without a doubt minty theme. This theme should be default theme in future releases for sure ( or used as a base ). Black transparent and green with clear white fonts fits perfect together. And icons needs to be different instead of elementary. Cause Mint is unique and best distribution, it deserves to be different from any other distro:D Cinnamon is a good start in ui i like it very much.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby matthew 123 on Wed May 23, 2012 7:08 am

The point is in that when you install the system you dont have to customize it yourself. Cause if you have to do it it means that you dont like the default look. All those themes out there are not default themes and therefore they are not safe for system digging in the nautilus to change it..
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Diekan on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:01 pm

I'm really not that all impressed with Cinnamon. I don't dislike it - it is fast and sleek. But, IMO it's not really all that easily customizable. Sure, you can change themes - but does that do? Changes the color of your Menu... not a whole lot else. That's not customization to me. Compiz and Cairo-Dock... THAT'S customization. But, I understand that Cinnamon wasn't designed for an "eye candy" effect - not to the scale that Comp and Dock are.

Just my opinion.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Cinnamon is extremely customizable, there's just not GUI for a lot of it yet. If you know what's what under the hood, there's plenty to work with.
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby bimsebasse on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:44 am

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 satya164 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:15 am

Great work :)
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby Jix on Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:13 pm

Diekan wrote:I'm really not that all impressed with Cinnamon. I don't dislike it - it is fast and sleek. But, IMO it's not really all that easily customizable. Sure, you can change themes - but does that do? Changes the color of your Menu... not a whole lot else. That's not customization to me. Compiz and Cairo-Dock... THAT'S customization. But, I understand that Cinnamon wasn't designed for an "eye candy" effect - not to the scale that Comp and Dock are.


I remember Clem saying they would love to have more eye-candy integrated, but it's not high on the list of priorities because stuff like Compiz comes with a slew of bugs and compatibility problems. Computers handle graphics differently (different cards, specs, drivers, etc.).
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby LoneWolf_53 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:35 am

OK let me throw this one out there........... I did a clean install of Mint 13 X64 Maya Cinnamon, been tweaking the look to suit my taste and ran into a glitch with themes.

I downloaded themes, put them on my desktop and extracted them, after which I put them into user/share/themes and then when I go to cinnamon settings to try and change the window is now completely blank????????????? No themes displayed in the window at all, not even the preexisting ones.

I did nothing but drop the folders into the themes directory and for what it's worth I haven't deleted anything and even still when I look in "home" and set the view to show hidden files it shows me the folders that begin with . but there is not .themes folder in there otherwise I might have tried that route.

Any tips fellers?
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby LoneWolf_53 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:01 pm

Surely I can't be the only one who has experienced this. :?:
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Re: Cinnamon Themes

Postby satya164 on Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:15 pm

May be you have permission issues?
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