[Solved] Themes Panel Icons Cinnamon 19.2

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[Solved] Themes Panel Icons Cinnamon 19.2

Post by blueocean » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm

Is there a way to increase the contrast on a panel icon when an app is open? Even with the best of colors the contrast is pretty minimal. It's pretty easy to overlook an open app before shutting down.
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Re: Themes Panel Icons Cinnamon 19.2

Post by smurphos » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:43 am

Either change your Cinnamon desktop theme;
or modify the one currently in use;
or change grouped window list settings to show a label on open apps;
or hack the grouped window list applet to always display a badge even when only one instance is open.

Different themes and part one of the hack to always display a badge
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=285781
Part 2 of the hack to always show a badge
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=303463

The relevant section of the stock Cinnamon theme's cinnamon.css if you want to try modding that or any other theme.

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.grouped-window-list-item-box:checked,
.grouped-window-list-item-box:active:hover {
    background-gradient-direction: vertical;
    background-gradient-start: rgba(226,226,226,0.5);
    background-gradient-end: rgba(122,122,122,0.5);
    box-shadow: inset 0px 0px 1px 1px rgba(170,170,170,0.8);
}

.grouped-window-list-item-box:focus {
    background-gradient-direction: vertical;
    background-gradient-start: rgba(226,226,226,0.5);
    background-gradient-end: rgba(122,122,122,0.3);
    box-shadow: inset 0px 0px 1px 1px rgba(170,170,170,0.9);
}

.grouped-window-list-item-box:active:focus:hover,
.grouped-window-list-item-box:focus:hover {
    background-gradient-direction: vertical;
    background-gradient-start: rgba(226,226,226,0.3);
    background-gradient-end: rgba(122,122,122,0.3);
    box-shadow: inset 0px 0px 1px 1px rgba(170,170,170,1.0);
}
Where to change grouped-window-list settings to show a label for open apps -
Right click on an icon > preferences > configure > panel > button label
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How that looks (the Cinnamon theme is Cinnamox-Rhino)

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Re: Themes Panel Icons Cinnamon 19.2

Post by blueocean » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks smurphos, I'll try these suggestions. Much appreciated!
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Re: Themes Panel Icons Cinnamon 19.2

Post by smurphos » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:42 pm

blueocean wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:14 pm
Thanks smurphos, I'll try these suggestions. Much appreciated!
No worries - if you decide to go down the modding the theme route give me a shout and confirm what Cinnamon desktop theme you are starting with and I'll give you some more pointers.
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Re: Themes Panel Icons Cinnamon 19.2

Post by blueocean » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:46 pm

smurmophs, that's exactly what I wanted in the panel settings to show the application name. So easy, just hadn't seen it. Thank you!
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