[SOLVED] Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

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[SOLVED] Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby Pepi » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:44 pm

Searched the internetz and didn't find anything? I would love to change it from white to yellow. This is the clock and date in the lower right panel.

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System:    Host: pepi Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.14.5+4) Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy
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Re: Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby Pepi » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:41 am

Anybody have any pointers on what 'path' the file (probably a css file) is? I messed with the cinnamon.css in the Linux Mint theme folder but nothing seemed to work by doing this.

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Re: Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby austin.texas » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:08 am

I can tell you how to change it. I need to know 2 things.
1) Which Desktop theme are you using?
Image

2) What color do you want exactly?
http://www.color-hex.com/color/ffff00
https://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/htmlcolor.pl?c=FFFF00
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Re: Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby Pepi » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:16 pm

My Theme is 'Linux Mint' and I wanted yellow

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Re: Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby austin.texas » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:23 pm

It is best to create a copy of the "Linux Mint" theme that you can edit, while leaving the original as it is.
Create a .themes folder in your home (/home/yourusername/.themes). Copy the "Linux Mint" theme there and change the name so that you know which is your theme.
Open the cinnamon.css file in your text editor, and go to the Applets section. You can change the font, color, or bold:

Applets

.applet-label
If you want the font for the Menu and Clock to be bigger, increase the font size. Change the color, also.
.applet-label {
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 12pt;
color: rgb(66,66,66);
}

.applet-label:hover {
font-weight: bold;
font-size: 12pt;
}

It can be color: white;
OR color: #acefff;

If you want yellow, put yellow.
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Re: Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby Pepi » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:45 am

Thanks ... I will try this tonight.

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Re: Anyway to change the clock and date color and font size in LMDE2 Cinnamon?

Postby Pepi » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:47 pm

Thanks Austin !!! It worked. Gotta love this forum :mrgreen:


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