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Regarding themes

Postby MintNewBee on Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:37 am

Is there a way to actually have a theme that also makes the file manager background window dark?, or also apps such as firefox dark instead of pale grey and white???

With only the panel and menu actually getting changed , whats the point?

Or am I missing some basic setting?
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Re: Regarding themes

Postby abnvolk on Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:23 pm

Cinnamon uses 3 kinds of themes:
Cinnamon themes are just for the shell (panel, menu, etc.)
Window themes are responsible for window borders.
GTK+ themes are for the rest.
I think you might overlook the Gtk theme setting under the Other theme tab. But Mint came with only a few GTK themes pre-installed, none of which is dark. So you will have to download some dark themes :)
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Re: Regarding themes

Postby MintNewBee on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:03 pm

thanks very much for letting me know
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Re: Regarding themes

Postby MintNewBee on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:20 pm

Sorry for nuisance, but are GTK+ themes available for cinnamon yet?, when going to the main Cinnamon themes page there are only the same few themes, so do I need to go to Gnome look or do I wait for later version for gtk+ themes to be compatible?

I've been with KDE for the last year or so and have only just today tried the latest Mint after seeing a few vids on youtube showing the latest Cinnamon desktop, so this is my 1st look at it, hence needing to know about this.
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Re: Regarding themes

Postby bimsebasse on Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:49 pm

gtk3 themes you have to find on the internet and download yourself. This old guide still applies for gtk themes: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=86813 (scroll down to section 4A), except you select the theme in Cinnamon Settings instead of Gnome Tweak Tool.
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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