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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.

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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

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Installation Instructions:

Extract the zip file to and execute the install.sh 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"

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License: GPL
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darkgamorck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
For what it's worth, this theme won't work correctly in GTK or Wallpaper mode with current versions of cinnamon unless the following bits of text in minty-colors-process are changed from:

org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri
org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme

To, respectively:

org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri
org.cinnamon.desktop.interface gtk-theme
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MayankGarg1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Dear Satya. I am trying to install this theme in Linux mint 17.1. But not successful. 0lease guide which install.sh file to be run
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MayankGarg1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Dear satya. I am trying to install this theme in bitumen 17.1 but there is no install.sh file.please guide
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CAUriel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
this is neat.
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danodymake Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Are you planning to update this theme for Cinnamon 1.8/2.0 ?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No.
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petrochemicals Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Does not work in Raring and Mint 15. Will there be an update?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot update due to Cinnamon having compatibility issues with Gnome 3.8 :(
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:iconpetrochemicals:
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.
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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.
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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.
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MartinRuthenberg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I'd very much like to try this theme. But ppa still is corrupt and which install.sh script do you mean?
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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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satya164 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'll try to fix these issues once my exams are over.
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Is there a way to increase the width of the cinnamon menu? After switching to this theme, the mint menu is rather narrow and some text gets cut off: [link]. Other themes seem to have wider menus, and your screenshot on deviantart also shows a wider menu.
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satya164 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. Will look into it.
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xBAKURA-star Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Hello. Is there any way to remove this? I've tried removing it several ways but nothing seems to work. I've removed all the files and things to run Minty Colours but it still shows on my applications. Please respond to me asap!
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sudo apt-get purge cinnamon-theme-minty-colors?
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xBAKURA-star Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I've tried that in terminal many times and tried to remove it manually. Minty pops right back up...
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/minty-colors
sudo rm -f /usr/bin/minty-colors
sudo rm -f /usr/share/applications/minty-colors.desktop
sudo rm -f /etc/xdg/autostart/minty-colors.desktop
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fabianofcarlos Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
This looks great but the PPA method for cinnamon-theme-minty-colors is not working
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Should work on Ubuntu Precise and Linux Mint Maya! Which version of Mint do you use?
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GraceHatmaker Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is excellent! It makes life so much easier.
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Affor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Beautiful!!!
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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TwilightInZero Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This is slick. I don't suppose there's a matching GTK theme?
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope :(
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Matthewosy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
excellent work
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satya164 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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SuprVillain Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Love this! +Fav!
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:iconsatya164:
satya164 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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mmesantos1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well done on the theme my friend. :-)
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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mmesantos1 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your welcome Satya. :-)
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51tanmay Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will use them for cinnamon... well done.
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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bimsebasse Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
(btw, I found out today that - for some odd reason - ubuntu as theme font creates extra right padding in the calendar applet, that's why both Minty and Glacies have a strangely long gap between calendar applet and right screen edge. It doesn't happen with other fonts)
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Didn't know that. I use the Ubuntu font in almost all my themes.
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:iconbimsebasse:
bimsebasse Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Me too... I like the ubuntu font but am gonna go with "sans" for now in Cinnamon until the annoying little bug is sorted out :)
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bimsebasse Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice! Is it Minty with blue highlight colour or does it go deeper than that?
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw don't you think the cinnamon.css file has a lot of code that are never used?
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:iconbimsebasse:
bimsebasse Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, a lot, but last time I removed everything that didn't seemed to be used in Cinnamon I found out afterwards that some of it actually was used in the fedora version of Cinnamon (e.g. end session and mount session dialogs, in Ubuntu/Mint those things are left to the gtk theme). A lot of the calendar styling isn't used in Cinnamon along with much Notifications and Alt Tab styling, would be good if the devs could release a fully cleaned up version of the default theme some day.
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeh, theming will be easier then.
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satya164 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Minty with blue highlights. Btw I'm working on a new theme :)
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:iconbimsebasse:
bimsebasse Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great, looking forward to it!
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