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editing /creating themes?

Postby morri on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:14 am

Hi is there either a GUI to create/edit themes in Cinnamon ?(Like emerald? or similar) Also are gnome or GTK themes compatible with cinnamon? I don't want to change that much really actually just a little colour in the menu of programmes as I am fine with anyhting else,
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Re: editing /creating themes?

Postby Oscar799 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:51 am

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Re: editing /creating themes?

Postby homerscousin on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:29 pm

Ouch, noone replied. I asked a similar question about using themes from another distros. No answers. I guess noone knows much about theme creation. Windows has WindowsBlinds and others and I have yet to find anything similar for Linux. Just a little help to point us in the right direction?
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Re: editing /creating themes?

Postby homerscousin on Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:17 pm

Let me add a bit to the above. I know next to nothing about theme creation and what is or is not possible with current software. And I mean both the creation end of it and what the desktop is capable of applying. There are some nice themes out there. But what I see is various window parts with a solid color or a color gradient applied to give the illusion of a 3d effect. My Firefox tabs have a lighter color edge to create that 3d effect. Instead of using a color or gradient, is it possible to use a texture map (not sure if this is correct terminology, etc.) of for example polished granite to apply to various window parts. That would be nice. Polished granite, marble, gold ,silver or copper and have it ray-traced so it looks as real as possible?
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Re: editing /creating themes?

Postby homerscousin on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:32 pm

I'll add again. I found these three links in my searching.
http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tut ... asma/Theme
http://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=62401
http://askubuntu.com/questions/47643/ho ... -for-unity

These are the best I could find. It looks like creating a theme from scratch is a bit more difficult than I thought it would be. Probably a lot more difficult than creating a custom Conky. So, for now, I put this on hold.
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Re: editing /creating themes?

Postby bimsebasse on Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:57 pm

morri wrote:Hi is there either a GUI to create/edit themes in Cinnamon ?(Like emerald? or similar) Also are gnome or GTK themes compatible with cinnamon? I don't want to change that much really actually just a little colour in the menu of programmes as I am fine with anyhting else,


Cinnamon is a shell on top of Gnome 3, so Gnome (gtk3) themes work in Cinnamon the same way they do in other Gnome DE distros.

There are no GUIs and extremely little in the way of guides - you learn by doing :)
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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