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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2015, 01:50:21 pm »
@ scifidude79

Or just reinstall peppermint-artwork:
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then remove the stripes as per the instructions above ;)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2015, 01:56:21 pm »
Yeah, I could probably do that too.  ;)  Thanks.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2015, 02:01:33 pm »
I followed your instructions to the letter and I still have stripes.

Edit:  Hm, it looks like your instructions copied the "old" files over but didn't replace the other ones.  I just did
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gksu nemo
and then copied everything manually.

Note:  restarting lxpanel makes the main menu not have the stripes, but you still have to log out and back in for it to work with Nemo (and possibly some other stuff.)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2015, 02:21:34 pm »
Thanks for your help.  It worked great and now looks great!  Peppermint 6 is the best!!

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2015, 02:29:15 pm »
Note:  restarting lxpanel makes the main menu not have the stripes, but you still have to log out and back in for it to work with Nemo (and possibly some other stuff.)

OK, I'll remove that bit from the instructions.
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2015, 04:39:38 pm »
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    Yeah, you don't want to do it how I did it.  I accidentally removed the theme.   :o  I didn't realize you didn't include all of the files necessary for the theme, so I just tried replacing the existing folder with the one you supplied.  Oops.  (no big deal, I'm going to boot up the Live CD here in a bit and copy what I need back over)

I did much the same, only thankfully I backed up the original Peppermix-Dark theme.  I knew it had gone pear shaped when the Peppermint Control Center wouldn't open.  It's was a quick fix and I now have a non-striper.  I wasn't sure at first if I liked it.  On reappraisal, it does look better
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2015, 05:11:05 pm »
here's another for your perusal







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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2015, 05:30:18 pm »
Thanks Graeme :)
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2015, 05:39:58 pm »
I now have a non-striper.  I wasn't sure at first if I liked it.  On reappraisal, it does look better

I still can't make my mind up  :-\ .. I definitely prefer it in nemo, as there was a glitch that stopped the stripes going all the way to the bottom in some circumstances .. but I think the menu's a bit too light now, I may try darkening it a little.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2015, 06:12:00 pm »
I now have a non-striper.  I wasn't sure at first if I liked it.  On reappraisal, it does look better

I still can't make my mind up  :-\ .. I definitely prefer it in nemo, as there was a glitch that stopped the stripes going all the way to the bottom in some circumstances .. but I think the menu's a bit too light now, I may try darkening it a little.

waddaya all reckon ?

Maybe if it was darkened to match the black in the Desktop Pager.  I think that would be really sharp looking  ;).
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2015, 06:56:56 pm »
OK Andy, here's a slightly darker one, not quite as dark as the pager, but if you go much darker than this you sstart to loose the separator lines and the slight diamonding effect in the menu background

anyway, replace:
/usr/share/themes/Peppermix-Dark/gtk-2.0/images/other/oriental-4.png
with this image
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/11876059/oriental-4.png


It's definitely darker but not by a huge amount .. you still get the separators and diamonding effect, the text stands out better as does the red menu mouse-over highlight.  <-- that's my opinion, but I'd like to hear yours
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2015, 07:52:38 pm »
I tried the Desktop Pager black myself and you're right.  It's slightly too dark to be used for this purpose.  I think your compromise has hit the nail square on the head.  It really looks refined  ;).   
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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2015, 08:10:16 pm »
This is what the menu looks like with my background.  I've set it with 88% opacity.

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2015, 09:33:27 pm »
I like the one you uploaded earlier today, without stripes.  I think it looks good.  Though, I'm not usually very picky when it comes to desktop themes.  I was just using the regular Peppermix one until you posted that thing without stripes and I decided to try that.  I like it, so I left it like that.  ;)

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Re: Peppermint 6 Review by Linux Help Guy
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2015, 04:21:54 am »
Hi,


This is really a personal preference thing. I never noticed the "stripes" (I guess you are all referring to the slightly darker black, very fine vertical lines in the menu background? If not, please correct me) until this discussion about them got started. When I look at pictures without the stripes, I prefer the original with the stripes. But to so excited (as the Linux Help Guy was) about such an insignificant (and for me almost invisible) aspect -- well it just seems a little strange.  :-\


I vote for the stripes.


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