Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:31 am

tmf2 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:50 pm
Forgot to mention having the ability to edit the themes and controls in Mint likeyou can in KDE Plasma would be a really big plus for this distro.
You might find https://github.com/themix-project/oomox interesting/useful
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by JosephM » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:46 am

It looks like the Ravefinity themes are no longer being worked on and were never updated to support newer gtk versions. There is nothing we can do about that.
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by andyO » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:58 am

Just wanted to give a shout out of thanks to Smurphos.

I downloaded your Mint-Y-BB theme files and examined them to see how to make the buttons bigger. Now I have made my own metacity theme with bigger window min/max/close buttons and the close button coloured red when you hover over it. These were the only changes that I wanted to make to Mint-Y and you have inspired/taught me how to do it. Thanks!

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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:09 am

You are welcome AndyO...

Version 0.5 just uploaded. Adds a Crux variant that replaces the generic menu icon with the actual application icon. Also added all of the thumbnails to the download just in case they disappear from Mint's default artwork at some point.

Download instructions in first post updated.
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:37 am

Updated download available - instructions in first post updated.

5/11/18 - v.0.6 - HighContrast - Fixed inner button prelight and pressed background colors.
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by Cinema+Scope 1 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:36 am

Sorry, is it confirmed to be OK to use on Mint/Mate? I've just recently installed Mint 19 and couldn't find Crux window borders which I'm used to.

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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:44 pm

Sorry these are Cinnamon only.

You can grab Crux that should work with Mate from here https://github.com/charlesbos/metacity-themes
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by redlined » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:41 am

awesome thread, I'm really liking that mintydarkBB with cinnamox-aubergine controls now (mintydarkpurple desktop), all nice and richly gently on these tired old eyes, thanks smurphos! I have to ask, fully appreciating and benefiting often your advice these forums, but not fully realizing the effort nor resources required to establish such much less maintain a... PPA?
(regardless my novice fears confirmed, thank you for the work involved in all this! :mrgreen:
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by bforest76 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:31 pm

Hello,
Is it possible to change the titlebar heigth and to enlarge the icon to close the window ?
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:17 am

bforest76 wrote:
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Hello,
Is it possible to change the titlebar heigth and to enlarge the icon to close the window ?
Thanks a lot.
Any particular theme? There are Big Buttoned versions of the Mint-Y themes already included. Height you can modify via increasing the size of the Title-bar font in Font settings. Some metacity themes will resize the buttons when you do this any any case (ones that don't use png images for the buttons).
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by bforest76 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:39 pm

Hello Smurphos,
I have 3 themes by default : Mint-X, Mint-Y, Mint-Y-Dark.
"There are Big Buttoned versions of the Mint-Y themes already included." That is what I'm looking for. Where can I access to this theme ?
Thanks a lot.

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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:41 pm

Follow the instructions in the first post.
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by redlined » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:06 pm

hi smurphos!

been meaning to get back on the BigButton wagon after reinstall this past weekend, I do not recall this error in running commands from first post last time though so need to ask... what to do?

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anyuser@f023:~$ unzip metacity_for_mint19_cinn.zip -d ~/.themes
Archive:  metacity_for_mint19_cinn.zip
replace /home/anyuser/.themes/Adwaita/metacity-1/metacity-theme-3.xml? [y]es, [n]o, [A]ll, [N]one, [r]ename: 
my apologies if you addressed this, it appears I missed mention if so. I was consider cancel then rename original to .bak but don't feel a need to if it is meant to replace the original file.
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by smurphos » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:37 am

It's just asking your agreement to overwrite the files in ~./themes from your previous download because my instructions don't have any parameters for the unzip command to override the default behaviour of unzip. The intention is to over-write.

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unzip -o metacity_for_mint19_cinn.zip -d ~/.themes
would override that behaviour. Instructions updated.
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by redlined » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:28 am

smurphos wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:37 am
It's just asking your agreement to overwrite the files in ~./themes from your previous download because my instructions don't have any parameters for the unzip command to override the default behaviour of unzip. The intention is to over-write.

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unzip -o metacity_for_mint19_cinn.zip -d ~/.themes
would override that behaviour. Instructions updated.
Thanks for explaining and the fix. In a moment of brainless space I did forget I had reinstalled just OS, reusing old /home and username/pass, so any overwrite would have been expected, as they already existed... I saw adwaita and spaced it, thinking it is default system theme and...idk :oops:

-o switch took away the fear and I got a refresh of themes already there from last time (but now I remember to go set them :wink:
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Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Post by bforest76 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:56 pm

smurphos wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:41 pm
Follow the instructions in the first post.
Thanks a lot, it works very well !!!

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