[SOLVED] Applications look like Windows 95

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[SOLVED] Applications look like Windows 95

Post by GiS91 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:04 am

Hi everyone.

I have Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" - Cinnamon (64-bit). All of sudden, all my applications started to look somewhat like WIndows '95. Here they are two image-URLs for LibreOffice & Pinta respectively which better illustrate the problem:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g13kwvpxufnar ... e.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/22ejy1mq6ktzn ... ng?dl=0&m=

How could I solve it?

Thank you in advance!
G.

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by Moem » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:41 am

Does this effect persist after a reboot?
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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by karlchen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:44 am

Hi, GiS91.

Looks like Cinnamon has crashed and you are now running in fallback mode, which seems to be be some Mate desktop actually.
When the same happened here some days ago, Cinnamon told me that it had crashed.
It offered to restart itself. Which worked by the way, without rebooting. Even without logging off from the GUI and logging back in.

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by Moem » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:47 am

And if it doesn't offer, you can restart Cinnamon by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Esc.
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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by GiS91 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:55 am

Moem wrote:Does this effect persist after a reboot?
Yes. I tried to reboot Cinnamon over and over but the problem persists.
karlchen wrote:Hi, GiS91.

Looks like Cinnamon has crashed and you are now running in fallback mode, which seems to be be some Mate desktop actually.
When the same happened here some days ago, Cinnamon told me that it had crashed.
It offered to restart itself. Which worked by the way, without rebooting. Even without logging off from the GUI and logging back in.

Karl
Unfortunately, rebooting did not solve the problem. I tried to reinstall Cinnamon by typing sudo apt-get install --reinstall cinnamon but without success.

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by minitux » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:02 am

Try ti reinstall

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sudo apt install --reinstall libreoffice-style-mint mint-themes-gtk3
and reset the themes Mint x from system settings/themes

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by karlchen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:08 am

Hello, GiS91.

You have verified in the graphical login screen that you have not selected "Cinnamon Fallback Mode" as your session type by accident?

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by GiS91 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:37 am

minitux wrote:Try ti reinstall

Code: Select all

sudo apt install --reinstall libreoffice-style-mint mint-themes-gtk3
and reset the themes Mint x from system settings/themes
I executed the command first, then I switched Window borders to Adwaita, Icons to Mint-X and Controls to Mint-Y and... well, It worked for all applications!

Anyway, what I've noted is that there is no Mint-X option for Window borders and Controls. Sincerely, it's not a thing I paid too much attention to thus far, so I'd not want Mint-X is not available because something got "corrupted"...

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by minitux » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:45 am

Try also a reboot

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by GiS91 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:54 am

minitux wrote:Try also a reboot
System rebooted, but Mint-X is not yet available for Window borders and Controls.

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by minitux » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:04 am

Code: Select all

sudo apt install --reinstall mint-themes
and retry

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Re: Applications look like Windows 95

Post by GiS91 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:20 am

minitux wrote:

Code: Select all

sudo apt install --reinstall mint-themes
and retry
Solved this one, too! Now I have much more styles in Window border and Controls.

At this point, I think the root cause of the issue was just a certain degree of corruption of MInt's themes.

Thanks everyone for your support, guys :)

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Re: [SOLVED] Applications look like Windows 95

Post by minitux » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:29 am

Nice....bye

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