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Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« on: May 31, 2015, 10:30:07 am »
Here's my variation of Peppermint Six's sexy darkness.

The Default Desktop


  • Background can be found at www.noobslab.com > Wallpapers > Black Wallpapers Collection > Image (29).
  • Conky script can be found at: www.noobslab.com > Conky > Colors Conky.  Clock colour has been changed to #D0072B.

Edited Menu & Panel


  • Peppermix-Dark theme and widget
  • Panel height increased to 28 pixel and Icons to 26 pixels.  "Task Bar (Window List)" Settings: Icons only and flat buttons
  • Radio Stations added to menu.  Chromium Browser and Software Manager replaced with Google Chrome and Synaptic.

New Customized Sakura Terminal and Plank Dock


  • Customized Sakura Terminal with 4 default tabs and screenFetch system display: How To Install screenFetch in Linux.  Opacity set to 80%
  • The lightweight Plank dock with Numix theme.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2015, 11:16:21 am by AndyInMokum »
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2015, 10:36:34 am »
That's drop dead gorgeous Andy  :o .. nicely done.

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I wonder if the menu button can be done as an svg so it scales with any panel height adjustment (?) .. I'll have to look into that.
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2015, 11:03:37 am »
That's a really cool idea.  I'd do it myself but even when I worked with Adobe when anyone mentioned Illustrator or anything to do with vector graphics.  My eyes glazed over, rolled up into my head and I fell into a coma  :D.

Thanks  :), all the hard work was done for me with the Peppermix-Dark theme and widget  ;).
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2015, 11:25:32 am »
Actually I'm not sure it's necessary Andy, you just need to adjust the "Icon Size" in the panel settings .. but here's an SVG anyway (attached).
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2015, 01:41:13 pm »
Hi AndyInMokum,

That looks great !! Nice job !!

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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2015, 07:33:53 pm »
i love that six has a nice native dark theme great idea still working on installing it. looks nice.
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2015, 01:09:39 am »
Thanks guys, it's the Peppermix-Dark theme and widget that does it because it's so slinky sexy.  The rest is just window dressing  ;)!
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2015, 05:52:20 pm »
peppermix-dark was a great idea it was a great thought to add a native dark theme to the newer peppermint os.
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2015, 06:00:26 pm »
yeah that looks great Andy :)



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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2015, 06:02:40 pm »
yeah that looks great Andy :)



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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2015, 07:50:11 pm »
I've spent so much time in Peppermix-Dark, the other themes now hurt my eyes like opening the curtains in the morning, and accidentally looking directly at the sun  :o
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2015, 06:58:45 pm »
I've spent so much time in Peppermix-Dark, the other themes now hurt my eyes like opening the curtains in the morning, and accidentally looking directly at the sun  :o
a dark theme plus redshift equals easy eyes all the time.
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Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2015, 10:08:12 am »
    • Customized Sakura Terminal with 4 default tabs and screenFetch system display: How To Install screenFetch in Linux.  Opacity set to 80%
    • The lightweight Plank dock with Numix theme.
    Andy this look great. I have followed the link and installed screenfetch and it does now work if I type that in a terminal.

    How do you get Terminal to automatically open withe readout/image when yout CTRL+ALT+T by default? I wasn't clear on that bit.

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    Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
    « Reply #13 on: June 07, 2015, 10:51:44 am »
    Hi mattosensei,  navigate to: menu > Preferences  > Peppermint Control Center.  Select the, Keyboard Shortcuts tab.  Find the line for x-terminal-emulator.  Double click on it.  You may have to do this a couple of times because it jumps around.  When the small window opens, select, Delete.  Answer the confirmation text. To make a new short cut you must first select one of the other tabs and then return to, Keyboard Shortcuts.  Select, Add New.  In the new window enter this code:
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    bash -c "sakura -c (x) -r (y) -n (z)"
    (x)=No. of Columns, (y)=No. of Rows, (z)=No. of tabs.   Enter your own numeric values, omitting the brackets.  Click on OK

    This is my setup as an example:
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    bash -c "sakura -c 88 -r 28 -n 4"

    In the new window, select the buttons Control and Alt.  Enter, t in the, Enter a valid character box.  Click on, Apply.  You may have to fiddle around with the geometry a few times, so that screenFetch isn't fragmented in the terminal window.  That's it - have fun  ;)!!
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    Re: Minimal Dark desktop for Peppermint Six.
    « Reply #14 on: June 07, 2015, 12:23:17 pm »
    Hi mattosensei,  navigate to: menu > Preferences  > Peppermint Control Center.  Select the, Keyboard Shortcuts tab.  Find the line for x-terminal-emulator.  Double click on it.  You may have to do this a couple of times because it jumps around.  When the small window opens, select, Delete.  Answer the confirmation text. To make a new short cut you must first select one of the other tabs and then return to, Keyboard Shortcuts.  Select, Add New.  In the new window enter this code:
    Code: [Select]
    bash -c "sakura -c (x) -r (y) -n (z)"
    (x)=No. of Columns, (y)=No. of Rows, (z)=No. of tabs.   Enter your own numeric values, omitting the brackets.  Click on OK

    This is my setup as an example:
    Code: [Select]
    bash -c "sakura -c 88 -r 28 -n 4"

    In the new window, select the buttons Control and Alt.  Enter, t in the, Enter a valid character box.  Click on, Apply.  You may have to fiddle around with the geometry a few times, so that screenFetch isn't fragmented in the terminal window.  That's it - have fun  ;)!!

    Thanks Andy I've followed that and now when I hit CTRL+ALT+t it shows the new terminal with 4x windows. But I don't see the screenfetch/peppermint icon?  ???