Some must have tried "Elementary OS". It sure looks good but it's Bare-bones, the OS hangs a lot and it's extremely likely you'll run into a problem now and then.
Some must have tried "Deepin OS" or "Manjaro Deepin". I've tried them, Deepin OS is beautiful and has good reviews however, I uninstalled it because it just wouldn't let me change my Screen Resolution to 1366*768(Well, I'm not a tech expert) and Manjaro needs user to learn completely new ways to run a PC.
So,here I am a Linux Mint user.
What if there was a way to make my desktop look a lot better??
Well, There are a lot..
DISCLAIMER: I don't own or have participated, in making or distribution, of any of the assets or tools or scripts that I describe below. I'm not responsible for any damage to your device or your software, before during or after, the use of instructions given below. So, proceed with caution.
Well there's obviously nothing dangerous down here but I had to write a disclaimer so that if a drunk guy uses my instructions and burn his device with gasoline, he won't be able to put that to me.
1. Install Variety Wallpaper Changer .
Just One Word,
You can install variety using following codes one after another in your terminal. (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open up your terminal)Beautiful
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peterlevi/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install variety
Now, Fiddle with the Settings in Variety to achieve your best preference.
2. Install Adapta & Adapta-Nokto Theme.
I love it.
You can install Adapta Theme using following codes one after another in your terminal. (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open up your terminal)
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sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tista/adapta -y sudo apt update sudo apt install adapta-gtk-theme
Now, Goto System Settings>Themes>Desktop>Select Adapta or Adapta-Nokto (I prefer the Nokto Version. )
3. Install Flat Remix Icons.
2.Click on Clone or Download (The Green Button) to download "Flat-Remix-master.zip"
3.Right click downloaded file and click on Extract Here
4.A new folder will be created named "Flat-Remix-master", Open that Folder.
5.Inside you'll see a folder named "Flat Remix", Copy it.
6.Open Home directory in your computer and you'll see .icons folder. (If you can't see .icons folder, you should press "Ctrl+H" buttons)
7.Paste "Flat Remix" folder inside that .icons folder
These are additional steps to ensure installation of icons. (It only worked for me after I did as below):
You need to install Flat Remix Icons using following codes one after another in your terminal. (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open up your terminal)
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install flat-remix-icons
Now, Goto System Settings>Themes>Icons>Select Flat Remix
4.Install Breeze Cursors.
You can easily install Breeze Cursors via "Software Manager"
1.Click on Menu Button (You may call it "Start Button" , a button most left bottom in your Desktop)
2.Type "Software Manager" (without quotes) and press Enter Key.
3.You'll be prompted to type your password, type your password and press Enter Key.
4.Type "Breeze-cursor-theme" (without quotes) and press Enter Key.
5.Double Click on the Result named "Breeze-cursor-theme", it will open and now you'll see "Install" Button. Click it.
6.Wait till Installation completes and after you see "0 ongoing actions" on bottom of "Software Manager", Close it.
Now, Goto System Settings>Themes>Mouse Pointer>Select breeze_cursors
5. Change your Window Border.
It's only a matter of personal preference. You may choose not to do it however, I think what i prescribe below will be better suited to all these settings you just made.
Goto System Settings>Themes>Window borders>Select Mint-Y
Now your desktop should look like this.
Other Two items in my desktop that you don't have are: (Well, There's nothing stopping you from trying them )
1. Plank Software. Those Big Icons on Right of my desktop. (Please refer https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1307)
2. Nepali Calendar. I'm from Nepal and we have completely different Date system (Please refer https://github.com/tnagorra/nepalical)
Thank you everybody, If you have any problem feel free to ask me about it.
And If you have any other awesome customizations, Please tell me about it.
Enjoy your Beautiful Desktop Environment.