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How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:53 am
by Infamous 711
I have been using Linux mint cinnamon for a while and I must say, it's great. The only problem is I think it needs to look more modern like kde. So can anyone suggest any themes that make Linux mint look more modern like kde?
(I don't want to switch to a kde distro just for looks, prefer to use Linux mint with some modern themes)

Also can anyone suggest me a store or website to get themes for cinnamon.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:05 am
by AZgl1500
why?

I make the screen on every PC look the same?

Totally Flat Black, with Icons pasted if needed on the desktop.

would that not be the same all versions of any OS?

I detest a bunch of crap on my screen, and immediately delete all of it.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:45 am
by Moem
I don't know what KDE looks like... surely that, too, looks like what you want it to look like?
If you consider a flat, material design to look modern, then look into installing the Adapta themes and the Paper icons.

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Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:46 am
by Moem
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:05 am
why?
I'm assuming because that is their preference. I'm not seeing how your personal preference answers the question.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 am
by Infamous 711
Moem wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:45 am
I don't know what KDE looks like... surely that, too, looks like what you want it to look like?
If you consider a flat, material design to look modern, then look into installing the Adapta themes and the Paper icons.
Thanks, I will surely try them out.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:48 am
by antikythera
If you really want something similar to KDE then use Windows 10 Light Theme since W10 is basically a rip-off of Plasma 5 anyway. Read the requirements here before installing the Theme though and make sure the dependencies are installed on your system too.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:10 am
by GNULinux
Infamous 711 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:53 am
I have been using Linux mint cinnamon for a while and I must say, it's great. The only problem is I think it needs to look more modern like kde. So can anyone suggest any themes that make Linux mint look more modern like kde?
(I don't want to switch to a kde distro just for looks, prefer to use Linux mint with some modern themes)
as of me i like a personalised look that has a bit of mac feel, i dnt like mac as such but i kinda like its gui(But i only chose the featues i ike i ditched the rest :D )

i use whitesur icons and whitesur themes that i installed from pling store

my desktop looks like this:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
i learnt this from a youtube tutorial actually :lol:
this was the tutorial https://youtu.be/DMs7DX3Um9E

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:42 pm
by majpooper
GNULinux wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:10 am
as of me i like a personalised look that has a bit of mac feel, i dnt like mac as such but i kinda like its gui(But i only chose the featues i ike i ditched the rest :D )

i use whitesur icons and whitesur themes that i installed from pling store

my desktop looks like this:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
i learnt this from a youtube tutorial actually :lol:
this was the tutorial https://youtu.be/DMs7DX3Um9E
Hi GNULinux,
To answer your PM - below is how I configured my desktop (a VM) after checking out the video.

THX for the 411 on where you got the theme. I am not a big Mac fan but appreciate the look.
I followed the video and then like you modified it a somewhat. I really prefer a clean desktop and lately have been leaning towards the transparent/semi-transparent panels.

Windows boarders: Mac-OS-X-Cheetah-1.0
Icons: Mac-OS-X-Cheetah-master plus a few others from various sources
Controls: Mac-OS-X-Cheetah-1.0
Mouse Pointer: ComixCursors-Sky-Blue-Large
Desktop: WhiteSur-light

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Here is one I am playing with - I have a friend who is into the dark themes - not really my cup of tea. There are still a few icons I can't seem to get converted to dark. System info for example - I have changed everywhere I can think of but it still comes up with that green icon in the menu. I just have to figure out where the menu gets that particular icon.
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Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:48 pm
by GNULinux
majpooper wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:42 pm

Hi GNULinux,
To answer your PM - below is how I configured my desktop (a VM) after checking out the video.

THX for the 411 on where you got the theme. I am not a big Mac fan but appreciate the look.
I followed the video and then like you modified it a somewhat. I really prefer a clean desktop and lately have been leaning towards the transparent/semi-transparent panels.
Same here i am not a mac fan either but i do like its looks thats why i mixed features from linux windows and mac to get what i like most
and by the your desktop is also pretty amazing sir i like it too :wink:

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:44 am
by Robdobalina
I have found the qob theme, which is semitransparent, along with Kora or Vivacious icon themes looks really good!
Also Breeze Dark icon theme work well with this too.

A lot of people seem to really like the Papirus icon theme also, way better than default, but not quite as modern.


2 simple changes for LM that I wish for so it looks good out of the box:

*Really wish the LM team would add an option in welcome screen for transparency level slider tool (with panel/menu semitransparent by default)

*As well as a more modern icon theme

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:15 pm
by majpooper
Robdobalina wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:44 am
I have found the qob theme, which is semitransparent, along with Kora or Vivacious icon themes looks really good!
Also Breeze Dark icon theme work well with this too.

A lot of people seem to really like the Papirus icon theme also, way better than default, but not quite as modern.


2 simple changes for LM that I wish for so it looks good out of the box:

*Really wish the LM team would add an option in welcome screen for transparency level slider tool (with panel/menu semitransparent by default)

*As well as a more modern icon theme
How about some screenshots.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:34 pm
by AZgl1500

*As well as a more modern icon theme

themes are only good for folks who want their desktops cluttered up with images.
No thanks.

Plain Black is best.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:43 pm
by Moem
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:34 pm
themes are only good for folks who want their desktops cluttered up with images.
Even if you don't want icons on your desktop, you might want icons in menus, in your file manager and on the panel. In fact most people do. It's fine that you prefer all-black, but there are other preferences too and it's a good thing that Mint caters to many of those preferences...

... including yours, which is clearly wrong!*


*Yes I'm joking.

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:44 pm
by Robdobalina
qob theme with kora icons
qob theme with kora icons

Re: How to make cinnamon look more modern?

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:47 pm
by AZgl1500
Moem wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:43 pm
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:34 pm
themes are only good for folks who want their desktops cluttered up with images.
Even if you don't want icons on your desktop, you might want icons in menus, in your file manager and on the panel. In fact most people do. It's fine that you prefer all-black, but there are other preferences too and it's a good thing that Mint caters to many of those preferences...

... including yours, which is clearly wrong!*


*Yes I'm joking.
at least we can all have fun........... yes, I prefer black, and gasp! I have a theme set up that is nearly all black.
My Desktop is used a Temporary place to drop files until I copy them to the web, or move them to a folder.
I just had some blood work done, so the A1C images are there to be moved to my Med folder.


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