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[Solved] How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark background?

Postby RytronII » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:34 pm

Hi.

How can I change the mintMenu to have just an icon on a dark background?

I added a dark theme and it now looks like so [image attached]. I changed the icon but the white/grey background remains.

Thanks.
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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby caribriz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:28 am

Try this:
Right-click mintMenu button > Preferences > Theme
Click down arrow next to Theme and change from the default "Desktop theme" to your theme.
Close box.

I had to logout/in because the Update Manager icon and the Network Manager icon changed to a white background,
but after logging out/in, it was same dark background as the rest of the panel.

This worked for me in Mint 13 xfce using Xfce-dusk theme.

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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby RytronII » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:38 am

caribriz wrote:Try this:
Right-click mintMenu button > Preferences > Theme
Click down arrow next to Theme and change from the default "Desktop theme" to your theme.
Close box.

I had to logout/in because the Update Manager icon and the Network Manager icon changed to a white background,
but after logging out/in, it was same dark background as the rest of the panel.

This worked for me in Mint 13 xfce using Xfce-dusk theme.

Dark mintMenu background.png


caribriz


No joy.
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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby caribriz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:45 am

I just tried it with another dark theme - it didn't work at first as it did for Xfce-dusk.
I had to copy the extracted folder to /usr/share/themes (as root) for it to show up in the mintMenu > Preferences > Theme list.
(Before I just copied the extracted theme folder to /home/username/.themes)

Logged out/in - then it worked.
This was Shiki-Midnight-Brave theme.

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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby RytronII » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:47 am

caribriz wrote:I just tried it with another dark theme - it didn't work at first as it did for Xfce-dusk.
I had to copy the extracted folder to /usr/share/themes for it to show up in the mintMenu > Preferences > Theme list.
(Before I just copied the extracted theme folder to /home/username/.themes)

Logged out/in - then it worked.
This was Shiki-Midnight-Brave theme.

caribriz


Could you upload the Shiki-Midnight-Brave theme here in a .7z file?
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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby caribriz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:55 am

Hope this works
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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby RytronII » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:58 am

caribriz wrote:Hope this works
Shiki-Midnight-Brave.7z


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Thank you caribriz.

It shows up in themes no problem. The mintMenu icon remains the same though. I may go back to Mint-x. :?
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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby caribriz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:43 am

:?
Curious it doesn't work for you.

What happens if you (temporarily) change the mintMenu icon to the same as mine:
Right-click mintMenu > Preferences > Main Button change Button icon to:
/usr/share/linuxmint/common/artwork/logos/24.png ... then close box and logout/in?

Does the icon's background change to the dark background then?
Edit - just tried it with your icon: /usr/share/xfcemint/visualisation-logo.png
dark background visualisation-logo.png
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Another idea - a stab in the dark :roll: -
In the mintMenu > Preferences > Theme screen .... is "Use custom colors" unchecked?

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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby RytronII » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:54 am

caribriz wrote::?
Curious it doesn't work for you.

What happens if you (temporarily) change the mintMenu icon to the same as mine:
Right-click mintMenu > Preferences > Main Button change Button icon to:
/usr/share/linuxmint/common/artwork/logos/24.png ... then close box and logout/in?

Does the icon's background change to the dark background then?
Edit - just tried it with your icon: /usr/share/xfcemint/visualisation-logo.png
dark background visualisation-logo.png


Another idea - a stab in the dark :roll: -
In the mintMenu > Preferences > Theme screen .... is "Use custom colors" unchecked?

caribriz


This is odd indeed. I tried everything but still no good. :?
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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby caribriz » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:22 am

Sorry it hasn't worked out for you.
I'm out of ideas :( Hopefully, someone will have another suggestion ... please let us know if you get it sorted out in the end.

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Re: How can I change mintMenu to have a icon on dark backgro

Postby RytronII » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:47 pm

caribriz wrote:Sorry it hasn't worked out for you.
I'm out of ideas :( Hopefully, someone will have another suggestion ... please let us know if you get it sorted out in the end.

caribriz


I will do. Thanks again for helping me. Bye caribriz. :wink:
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