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yigitdnz
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Need help with window preview settings

Post by yigitdnz » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:15 pm

Hi, I've been trying to edit the cinnamon themes to make them better for my liking.
I have made some changes to the Vivaldi-ZorinOS theme already.
However, even though I've looked around a lot, I haven't been able to find what to play with to edit the window previews of the window-list applet.
I want to change the borders and position of the previews (place them a few pixels higher) but I can't find the related settings.
I believe they are not in the cinnamon.css file.
Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Need help with window preview settings

Post by smurphos » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:53 am

Hi,

in Cinnamon 3.6.x and below the window-list-preview inherits it's theming from the alt-tab switcher.

So the border actually comes from a border declaration in .switcher-list.

I'm not sure of any way to reliably modify the position.

For the next cinnamon release 3.8 which will ship with Mint 19 the window-list-applet has had a revamp and will have it's own style class - .window-list-preview. The new applet itself has configuration options for size of thumbail etc.

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Re: Need help with window preview settings

Post by yigitdnz » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:31 am

Thanks a lot. That is good to know :)

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Re: Need help with window preview settings

Post by Ozo » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 am

smurphos wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:53 am
Hi,

in Cinnamon 3.6.x and below the window-list-preview inherits it's theming from the alt-tab switcher.

So the border actually comes from a border declaration in .switcher-list.

I'm not sure of any way to reliably modify the position.

For the next cinnamon release 3.8 which will ship with Mint 19 the window-list-applet has had a revamp and will have it's own style class - .window-list-preview. The new applet itself has configuration options for size of thumbail etc.

Do you know if the new applet has an option to close like the Windows 10 thumbnails? It is no matter to me as I now use Workspaces and do not get thumbnails of all active programs on the panel. Still, I had hoped that option would eventually get added .

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Re: Need help with window preview settings

Post by smurphos » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 am

Ozo wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:09 am
Do you know if the new applet has an option to close like the Windows 10 thumbnails? It is no matter to me as I now use Workspaces and do not get thumbnails of all active programs on the panel. Still, I had hoped that option would eventually get added .
Hi Ozo,

Unfortunately not. You can set it (and the current version) to close the window on a middle mouse button click via Window-List preferences.

Alternatively, give another Window list applet a try - I like CobiWindowList. It has a close button on the thumbnail and also has an option for app-grouping.

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