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Cinnamon - Minty Colors by satya164 Cinnamon - Minty Colors by satya164
Minty Colors is a chameleon theme for Cinnamon. It can change colors according to the current GTK theme, current wallpaper or a user defined color.

Minty Colors will automatically create a file .minty-colors.conf in the home folder on first launch. You can edit it and set your preferences, for example, to set the color, there are different configurations, e.g.- automatic = derive from the gtk theme, wallpaper = according to your wallpaper (uses imagemagick to get color), other = use user defined color. The color can also be defined in the config file.

If Minty Colors fails to get the color from the GTK theme or wallpaper, the user defined color will be used instead.

After installing, start the Minty Colors background process from the menu just once. Minty Colors starts at login and whenever it detects a wallpaper or GTK theme change, it will change the color according to your preferences. You need to set "minty-colors" as your Cinnamon theme.


Linux Mint users can install Minty Colors from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-minty-colors


Installation Instructions:

Extract the zip file to and execute the script as root

Use Cinnamon Settings to choose the theme, or run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set org.cinnamon.theme name "minty-colors"


License: GPL
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CAUriel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
this is neat.
danodymake Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Are you planning to update this theme for Cinnamon 1.8/2.0 ?
satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
petrochemicals Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Does not work in Raring and Mint 15. Will there be an update?
satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot update due to Cinnamon having compatibility issues with Gnome 3.8 :(
petrochemicals Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Numerous times I have installed this theme on Cinnamon 1.8 in Mint 15 per the README. Considering that this theme is only for Cinnamon I see no reason why the PPA could not be update to work as Gnomes compatibility has nothing to do with whether this theme works or not. Also of note, Gnome 3.8's compatibility issues with Cinnamon were fixed a while ago.
satya164 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. But I myself use Gnome, and before updating it in the PPA, I need to test if everything works correctly. So I've to install Cinnamon. Now that you say that the compatibility has been fixed, I'll try when I get time.
petrochemicals Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
I did a manual install on Mint 15 (per the README) and got this theme working. It took me a minute to find the Ubuntu/Mint versions of glib2-devel, gtk3-devel, and vala. But once I did everything installed fine.

It's a shame the PPA can not be updated to make the process easier.
MartinRuthenberg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'd very much like to try this theme. But ppa still is corrupt and which script do you mean?
starbreaker747 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Hi! I've been using Minty ever since I installed Linux Mint 13 half a year ago. Now I've upgraded it to 14, but it seems both your themes (regular Minty and Colors) have changed quite a bit. Here are some screenshots to illustrate what I'm talking about: [link]. The above panel is LM13 with Minty (in which I changed the default color manually) and the one below is LM14 with Minty Colors (however, as far as I can see, the same issues are present in regular Minty). I'm using a two-panel layout.

1. The color highlight is not aligned with the panel in LM14. Also, I'd like to know how I could change the layout of the icons back to the one used in LM13 (I prefer the tighter grouping)

2. The color highlight on the right isn't aligned with the panel, but over there it's a few pixels short, rather than long, as it is on the left.

3. The color highlight in the Window list also isn't aligned with the panel.

I tried to fix all these things myself, but I really have no idea what I'm doing. Can you help me solve these issues?
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