Multiple Workspaces on Glass-Shell Cinnamon Theme

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Benzini
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Multiple Workspaces on Glass-Shell Cinnamon Theme

Postby Benzini » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:03 pm

Hey everybody!

Hey there, everyone!

I have come across a problem with this theme: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes/view/33.

This may be a problem with many themes on Cinnamon. The Glass-Shell Cinnamon Theme isn't fully compatible with Cinnamon 1.4. With the introduction of the new Expo workspace switcher, a user cannot simply add and subtract workspaces from the presented at default. For those of you who have recognized this problem also, never fear! I have a solution!

First, move the two pictures "add-workspace.png" and "close-window.svg" to the unpacked theme location Glass-shell/cinnamon directory:
cp /usr/share/cinnamon/theme/add-workspace.png ~/.themes/Glass-shell/cinnamon/
cp /usr/share/cinnamon/theme/close-window.svg ~/.themes/Glass-shell/cinnamon/

Second, open up the CSS file "~/.themes/Glass-shell/cinnamon/cinnamon.css" and add the following code:
.workspace-add-button {
background-image: url("add-workspace.png");
height: 200px;
width: 35px;
}
.workspace-add-button:hover {
}
.workspace-close-button {
background-image: url("close-window.svg");
height: 34px;
width: 34px;
-cinnamon-close-overlap: 20px;
}

Finally, save the changes and restart Cinnamon. Congratulations! You can now successfully add and remove workspaces to your heart's content!

Take care, everyone!
-Evan B.

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Re: Multiple Workspaces on Glass-Shell Cinnamon Theme

Postby bimsebasse » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:41 pm

That theme has been updated for 1.4 long ago - when you download a theme folder manually, it doesn't magically update itself, you need to re-download once in a while, that's the main reason I created the Cinnamon Extras PPA, so you don't have to.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bimsebasse/cinnamonextras
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-dark-glass

Then you have the latest version and you will get all updates automagically through system updates.
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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Re: Multiple Workspaces on Glass-Shell Cinnamon Theme

Postby Daniel4lm » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:45 pm

Thank you bimsebasse for the quick response, I just thought that there are some problems in the theme. :)

Benzini - as far as I remember, this theme is compatible with Cinnamon 1.4 :)

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Re: Multiple Workspaces on Glass-Shell Cinnamon Theme

Postby Benzini » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:25 pm

Daniel4lm - I guess I confused myself here. It is indeed compatible with Cinnamon 1.4. I should have specified to say that the functionality of more than two workspaces was missing. My apologies.


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