Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

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Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby bebber » Wed May 30, 2012 7:56 am

I'm trying to match up my Cinnamon theme (currently Ambiance Mint) with my windows theme (currently Mint-X-Metal Dark), and I think they look good together but not sure if they actually match (in terms of colour and design).

This may seem like a trivial point, but it is frustrating that the Cinnamon theme selected by the user is not matched by default in the windows theme.

If anyone has any thoughts on how this could be achieved (or indeed whether there is a way of doing this) I'd be most grateful.

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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby crborga » Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 am

Read the comments here as it should help http://askubuntu.com/questions/121387/h ... on-desktop
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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby proxima_centauri » Wed May 30, 2012 8:16 am

* Moved to Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper section from Cinnamon

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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby bebber » Wed May 30, 2012 9:26 am

Read the comments here as it should help http://askubuntu.com/questions/121387/h ... on-desktop


Thanks, that is a useful post, but it doesn't address the issue of which (if any) Cinnamon themes are matched with GTK windows themes.
It would be better if the Cinnamon themes were translated directly to the windows themes, giving a unified look to the desktop.

Being new to all this, I do get confused by all the different elements that seem to control the GUI: Cinnamon, MATE, Gnome, GTK, Beryl, Compiz, Unity...the list seems endless.

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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby crborga » Wed May 30, 2012 10:43 am

What you need to find is a Gtk3 and Metacity theme that matches and apply both
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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby bebber » Wed May 30, 2012 11:11 am

What you need to find is a Gtk3 and Metacity theme that matches and apply both


Thanks, but that still requires the user to work through hundreds of themes of two kinds, trying to find ones that match.
Should be able to find a single theme you like and apply it, with effect on both the Cinnamon desktop and the windows.

I guess that the situation is an unavoidable consequence of the decentralized nature of Linux development, and should probably stop worrying about it so much :)

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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby crborga » Wed May 30, 2012 4:08 pm

Unfortunately, It has been like that as long as I remember using Linux. Searching Gtk3 themes usually makes it easier as allot of the time they come bundled with Cinnamon, Gnome3 themes.
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Re: Matching Cinnamon theme to windows theme

Postby Ginsu543 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:28 am

bebber wrote:
What you need to find is a Gtk3 and Metacity theme that matches and apply both


Thanks, but that still requires the user to work through hundreds of themes of two kinds, trying to find ones that match.
Should be able to find a single theme you like and apply it, with effect on both the Cinnamon desktop and the windows.

I guess that the situation is an unavoidable consequence of the decentralized nature of Linux development, and should probably stop worrying about it so much :)

I think everyone empathizes with how frustrating this can be. This is why I always spend a few minutes every time I get on the forums to check out the Desktop Screenshot thread, so that if I see a Cinnamon + Metacity + GTK+ combo I like, I can ask the posters where they got it. In many cases, they already have that information posted, since the point of the thread is to share such information.
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