[SOLVED] Dark themed menu

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[SOLVED] Dark themed menu

Postby hagey » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:53 pm

Hi guys, looking for a little help with a theme. I really like the darker colour on the menu and the panel after looking at screen shots of cinnamon but can't seem to replicate it on Xfce. I don't want to change the window colour really just the whisker menu with a darker background and the panel. When I tried changing the panel colour the indicators didn't show up very well - this maybe down to the theme I was using? The only dark theme appears to be Xfce-dusk but I don't really like how it leaves the windows and some of the other text doesn't show up very well but the menu looks nice. Appreciate any assistance on this.

Also, I have one panel at the top of the screen. Is the only way to centre the Date/Clock by using a bunch of separators? It works okay until you open a window.

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hagey.
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Re: Dark themed menu

Postby richyrich » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:51 pm

1) Take a look here, you may find just what you are wanting . .

Once I have downloaded a theme, I open Thunar file manager, navigate to /usr/share and then right-click on the theme folder, and choose to "Open folder as root". Enter my password and now I have permission to copy/move that downloaded theme into the system's theme folder. :-)

https://www.xfce-look.org/browse/cat/138/ord/latest/

2) Yea, the Window List takes up the center of the panel.

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Re: Dark themed menu

Postby hagey » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:58 pm

richyrich wrote:1) Take a look here, you may find just what you are wanting . .

Once I have downloaded a theme, I open Thunar file manager, navigate to /usr/share and then right-click on the theme folder, and choose to "Open folder as root". Enter my password and now I have permission to copy/move that downloaded theme into the system's theme folder. :-)

https://www.xfce-look.org/browse/cat/138/ord/latest/


Thanks man, I'll give it a go and let you know how I get on :)

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Re: Dark themed menu

Postby hagey » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:35 pm

hagey wrote:
richyrich wrote:1) Take a look here, you may find just what you are wanting . .

Once I have downloaded a theme, I open Thunar file manager, navigate to /usr/share and then right-click on the theme folder, and choose to "Open folder as root". Enter my password and now I have permission to copy/move that downloaded theme into the system's theme folder. :-)

https://www.xfce-look.org/browse/cat/138/ord/latest/


Thanks richyrich, I followed your instructions and it was really easy to do. Now I have an awesome "after dark" theme which is what I was after :D

hagey 8)
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