Theme Installer on LMDE

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Theme Installer on LMDE

Post by FinixFighter » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:30 pm

Hi! I wanted to ask you if it's possible to install themes on LMDE with Theme Installer. It works great in Mint 19 but I don't know how to install themes in LMDE from https://www.gnome-look.org/
Is it possible to have Theme Installer in LMDE? Or maybe is there an alternative?

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Re: Theme Installer on LMDE

Post by smurphos » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:06 am

Manually downloaded themes in zip or other compressed file format normally just need to be unzipped to ~/.themes. If using the default Cinnamon desktop in LMDE3 they should then be available for selection in the Themes settings app.

Beware there is a lot of dross and outdated theme packages on gnome-look - many won't work on LMDE3 / Mint 19. You need themes that are built for GTK 3.22 for current Mint. For Mint 18.x you need GTK3.18.

The Themes settings app also includes a downloader for the themes hosted on Cinnamon-Spices - https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes

Addendum..

Icon themes go in ~/.icons

Also search the repos for 'theme' - you'll find a few nice ones hidden in there as-well installable via software manager / synaptic / apt.

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Re: Theme Installer on LMDE

Post by FinixFighter » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:51 am

Thank you so much! :D

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