How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

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How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by arvY99 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 am

Hi,

I've tried to remove the themes that I do not use in LM19 mate in order to keep only 'mint-y-dark'.

The 1st option would be to remove mint-x.
Using either the commands "sudo apt-get -y --purge autoremove mint-x-*" or "sudo apt-get -y --purge autoremove mint-x-icons" lead to the same thing: all themes are gone in the appearance window, some backgrounds images are missing too.
Also tryied to remove the mint-x packages through the Package Manager: same, all is gone.

Tried to save my_theme based on mint-y-dark. It's not working after the y theme is removed with the above command lines.

Another way would be to delete the extra folders in order to keep only 'mint-y-dark' in the /usr/share/themes folder and likely other theme-associated folders (icons, background images, etc...).

Is there an other way (like a command line to remove/add packages) to keep only the mint-y-dark theme while removing the other themes?
(Or in which packages is mint-y-dark theme hidden?)

Thanks!

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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by gm10 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am

arvY99 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 am
Another way would be to delete the extra folders in order to keep only 'mint-y-dark' in the /usr/share/themes folder and likely other theme-associated folders (icons, background images, etc...).
This would work. But why?

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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by snowflake » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:42 am

gm10 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am
arvY99 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 am
Another way would be to delete the extra folders in order to keep only 'mint-y-dark' in the /usr/share/themes folder and likely other theme-associated folders (icons, background images, etc...).
This would work. But why?
Themes don't use much space really, they must've done something to piss him off lol

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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by rickNS » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:48 pm

gm10 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am

This would work. But why?
Indeed, why?
For one, as mentioned the space saved would be negligible.

And two, there's a very good reason not to delete the other themes, especially if your leaving only dark Y.

I like mint dark Y theme...most of the time, but there are times, and files that are virtually unreadable. For those times I switch back to the default theme.

See what I mean.
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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by gm10 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:58 pm

rickNS wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:48 pm
See what I mean.
Not the best example. xed is overall terrible and the problem here is that it comes with its own themes. Most of them are fully usable, it's just the default one that isn't. You can change to a better readable one via Edit > Preferences > Themes. If you want a dark background then my personal recommendation to go with Mint-Y-Dark is xed's Oblivion theme.

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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by arvY99 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:37 pm

Thanks for the replies and comments.

Removing extra themes does not save a lot of space... but between the not-used backgrounds, icons and themes it's something like 300-400MB.

The thing is that by asking to remove mint-x only in the package manager, all the themes disappeared from the appearance window. All, including mint-y that I did not ask to remove. I did not expect this to happen.

By trying other things, a simple way could be to simply put/copy the necessary files in ./themes and ./icons and not relying on the system themes anymore.

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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by gm10 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:09 pm

arvY99 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:37 pm
Removing extra themes does not save a lot of space... but between the not-used backgrounds, icons and themes it's something like 300-400MB.
That's mostly all the icons. The Mint sets are super heavyweight, Mint-Y alone is 122.5 MB. A default /usr/share/themes has only 14 MB, not enough to bother tbh.
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Re: How to keep only 'Mint-Y-Dark theme' ?

Post by rickNS » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:12 pm

gm10 wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:58 pm

Not the best example. xed is overall terrible and the problem here is that it comes with its own themes. Most of them are fully usable, it's just the default one that isn't. You can change to a better readable one via Edit > Preferences > Themes. If you want a dark background then my personal recommendation to go with Mint-Y-Dark is xed's Oblivion theme.
Ah, Cool. and thanks.
I stand corrected, I guess you could live with just one theme. Still I won't be removing any.
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