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Dark Peppermint Six with White/Red accents and kwin...
« on: November 18, 2015, 07:22:27 pm »
Hi,

New Peppermint (and Linux) user here and this is my first attempt to make Peppermint my own...
This is my main machine (dualboot with Windows 7).

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I watched a few YouTube videos and read allot about the subject. Before I began I installed Timeshift and did a full backup.
In the end I didn't even need it!



Wallpaper:
Stock but I did give it a bit more red, used Pinta to do it.

Conky:
I used conky manager and did some minor changing in the configuration files.
Tweaked some numbers to create more space between some lines and changed the color of some items.
Handy site to pic your colors : http://www.color-hex.com/

Plank:
As I didn't want icons on my desktop I installed plank (without the themer).



Theme:
Peppermix-Dark on stock color settings. I did some small changes on the opacity Desktop Effects settings.
Pretty good out of the box!

Icons:
I wanted red... The Linux Help Guy syndrome I think... rave-x-color-icons in red of course...
If you want something else: http://www.noobslab.com/p/themes-icons.html#icons



Humor:
I always add a little bit of humor to the desktop, amor did the job.
(That's the little black cat that's running around my desktop.)
You can find it with the Software Manager.



I love the transparency in combination with the icons and the wallpaper.

I hope you like it as much as I do!
Any tips, comments or questions are welcome!
« Last Edit: May 22, 2016, 09:24:31 am by GNULINUX »
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2015, 07:49:00 pm »
Love it !!!

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2015, 08:11:24 pm »
Love it !!!
Me too .. I do like reds white and dark greys .. erm, would you believe ? :)
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 08:41:46 pm »
Yup, that's really sharp looking - good job  ;)!!
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 10:04:34 pm »
I've always liked the look of that red Peppermint wallpaper --as well as the look of its blue counterpart.  Both wallpapers have a clean and simple look that get in the way of nothing.  Nice work, GNULINUX, with the Peppermint red theme. :)
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 11:59:51 pm »
Wel done, looks great.

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 03:04:09 am »
Hi GNULINUX,

That is very attractive! I'm like perknh: the red wallpaper (like you are using) and the blue variation of it are my favorites. I guess I'll try to come with a blue version of your desktop.  ;D

Well done!

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2015, 12:46:15 pm »
Thank you guys (and gals)!  ;)

If you like the (edited) wallpaper I used, you can download it here in 2560 x 1600 px.

Edit: New working link...
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2015, 01:22:33 pm »
Looking Very slick  8)

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2015, 01:39:54 pm »
Well, GNULINUX, you got me to reintroduce Peppermint.jpg, Peppermint3_2.jpg, and PeppermintCold, to my lineup of changing wallpapers.

Thank's for reminding us all of these classic Peppermint wallpapers! ;)

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2015, 01:50:16 pm »
I never really liked the Peppermint 3 default wallpaper .. but it's a wallpaper, and easily changed , I wasn't gonna go all Veggie about it :)
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2015, 02:52:19 pm »
I actually started using Peppermint, in earnest, with Peppermint 3 --but on a flash drive.  I started with the white Peppermint 3 wallpaper before moving over to the red.  I do like the red (and blue) wallpapers better however.  Maybe the red (and blue) Peppermint wallpapers come from the first edition of Peppermint.

No, no need to veg over it.  We've got plenty of options here! :)

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I find it interesting that Veggie's "My Opinion" piece has made it to the Top Ten Topics (by Replies) in Peppermint forum.  If you think about it, that's really quite an achievement for a guy who shows up for work at Peppermint forum only once or twice a year! ;D
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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2015, 03:35:08 pm »
Thank's for reminding us all of these classic Peppermint wallpapers! ;)

I didn't even know it was a classic, that's the advantage of being a newbie...  :D

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2015, 10:28:32 pm »
Great job...Loving your subtle touches....Welcome ;)

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Re: Peppermint and Red...
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2015, 12:04:38 pm »
Glad you like it and thanks for the welcome!  ;)
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