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how do you get cinnamon to look as traditional style?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:06 am
by Minty_64
fairly simple question however I'm not expecting an easy answer but how do you get cinnamon to look as traditional style as opposed to the modern style Without going threw the welcome screen?

the reason I'm asking is on other distributions if I install cinnamon I'm stuck with the modern theme and unable to find out how to switch.

so my question is how, or at least can I switch from modern to traditional on other DE's? is switching to the traditional theme in cinnamon a linux mint only thing?

anyway looking forward to feedback!

Re: how do you get cinnamon to look?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:11 am
by iain_33
Hello minty_64

Have a look here, might answer your question:

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=321872

Re: how do you get cinnamon to look as traditional style?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:47 pm
by smurphos
Hi,

Whilst the command in the linked topic will work fine for Mint, other other Distros the theme's referenced (Mint-X and Linux Mint) may not be available. You can still change the panel layout though and skip the theme changes with the command below.

Command assumes at least Cinnamon 4.4 and is a single copy and paste into the terminal. It will reset any other panel modifications / applet configs that have already been applied.

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dconf write /org/cinnamon/panels-enabled "['1:0:bottom']"
dconf write /org/cinnamon/panels-height "['1:27']"
dconf write /org/cinnamon/panel-zone-icon-sizes '[{"left":0,"center":0,"right":0,"panelId":1}]'
dconf write /org/cinnamon/enabled-applets "['panel1:left:0:menu@cinnamon.org','panel1:left:1:show-desktop@cinnamon.org','panel1:left:2:panel-launchers@cinnamon.org','panel1:left:3:window-list@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:0:systray@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:1:xapp-status@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:2:keyboard@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:3:notifications@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:4:printers@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:5:removable-drives@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:6:user@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:7:network@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:8:sound@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:9:power@cinnamon.org','panel1:right:10:calendar@cinnamon.org']"
cinnamon --replace > /dev/null 2>&1 & disown
To be honest if you know your way around the Applets settings module and the Panel settings module changing from 'Modern' to 'Traditional' manually using the GUI is a 30 second job - the important bit is swapping out the grouped-window-list applet and replacing it with the panel-launcher applet and the window-list applet.