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Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« on: October 28, 2019, 06:10:41 pm »
Just in case anyone's interested, I've recreated and packaged the Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10.
(more of a blue/grey than the stock PM10 themes .. see images at the bottom)

Download and install this .deb file:-
https://launchpad.net/~mark-pcnetspec/+archive/ubuntu/arc-red-theme/+files/arc-red-theme_20191028-peppermint1_all.deb
(double-click it to install)

Once installed, go to:-

Menu > Settings > Customise Look and Feel

and select the "Arc-Red-Dark" theme.

Now go to:-

Menu > Settings > Peppermint Control Center > Window Manager (tab)

and set:

Theme: Arc-Red-Xfwm4

Now lets fix the firefox startup theme .. open a terminal and run:
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gksudo xed /usr/sbin/firefox
and change that file so it now reads:-
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#!/bin/sh

env GTK_THEME=Arc-Red-Darker /usr/bin/firefox "$@"
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Back in the terminal run:
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gksudo /usr/lib/peppermint/adjustments/firefox
and change that to also read:-
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#!/bin/sh

env GTK_THEME=Arc-Red-Darker /usr/bin/firefox "$@"
SAVE the file, and close the text editor.

Now close ALL open instances of Firefox, and reopen.




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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 06:28:23 pm »
Ugh! Ugh! I'm getting a woody! :))

Looks similar to what I do by locking the colors in one theme, add apply them to a another them.

Noice!





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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 06:50:24 pm »
OMG!!!  :o

It's the 'brother' thing again...

I know you won't believe this but, you've telepathically replicated the custom theme I've used for years.

Anyway, nice going, Chief. It'll save me some haxoring on new installs.  LoL  :))

Here's a POC:



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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 07:28:42 pm »
Yeah, if you want that xfwm4 theme (same as yours), in the Peppermint Control Center just set:-

Theme: Arc-Red-Dark

instead of

Theme: Arc-Red-Xfwm4

as instructed earlier.

The package installs BOTH xfwm4 themes, our more 'Peppermint' one (Arc-Red-Xfwm4) AND the stock Arc-Red ones.

[EDIT]

Personally I prefer the Mint-X based grey theme we have by default in PM10, but I know a lot of people preferred the older Arc based theme we had before, so.....

[EDIT2]

Actually it depends on the monitor, the Mint-X based theme looks great on my E series and desktop monitor (all LED backlight) .. but on older LCD with florescent backlight monitors the Mint-X grey seems to have a kinda faint/subtle green hue that makes the grey look kinda 'dirty'. The more blue/grey used by the Arc theme doesn't suffer the same weirdness.
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2019, 03:31:12 pm »
Looks awesome Mark, thanks  :-* But lots of errors in terminal as shown in the PM I send you. Will you fix the Pepirus icon theme in the next release of Peppemint so it has the new Firefox icon?

The Mint-X based theme looks brownish grey on my screen, that's why I asked for the Pepp 9 theme.
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2019, 03:37:30 pm »
Those xed gtk warnings can safely be ignored.

They have no effect on how xed functions .. so are basically just terminal spam ;)
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2019, 04:00:02 pm »
O okay. Thanks ;)
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2019, 05:02:04 pm »
Will you fix the Pepirus icon theme in the next release of Peppemint so it has the new Firefox icon?

Maybe .. if I can ever find an SVG of their new logo/icon.

[EDIT]

Okay found one (and an alternative) .. attached below.
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019, 02:14:22 am »
had attempted to make this theme for EB, feel free to remove my thread since this is done properly. 

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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2019, 09:02:13 am »
Yeah, if you want that xfwm4 theme (same as yours), in the Peppermint Control Center just set:-

Theme: Arc-Red-Dark

instead of

Theme: Arc-Red-Xfwm4

as instructed earlier.





The package installs BOTH xfwm4 themes, our more 'Peppermint' one (Arc-Red-Xfwm4) AND the stock Arc-Red ones.

[EDIT]

Personally I prefer the Mint-X based grey theme we have by default in PM10, but I know a lot of people preferred the older Arc based theme we had before, so.....

[EDIT2]

Actually it depends on the monitor, the Mint-X based theme looks great on my E series and desktop monitor (all LED backlight) .. but on older LCD with florescent backlight monitors the Mint-X grey seems to have a kinda faint/subtle green hue that makes the grey look kinda 'dirty'. The more blue/grey used by the Arc theme doesn't suffer the same weirdness.

I got my original Peppermint Grey Darker and Darker 2 that I tweaked in Peppermint 9


 
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2019, 10:10:55 am »
Is that theme copied across from PM9 to PM10 Slim ?
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2019, 10:15:06 am »
had attempted to make this theme for EB, feel free to remove my thread since this is done properly.

Why would I do that, I quite like your theme on its own merit .. I particularly like the darker panel in the whiskermenu :)

It just prompted me to do the PM9 theme for PM10 because it was oft requested.
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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2019, 10:46:21 am »
in my theme theres still a few blue elements, open up gimp for example and navigate the menus or look at check boxes. your version fixes all the stuff i couldnt get to work :) otherwise theyre almost the same, the whisker menu looks darker because its transparent

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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2019, 12:41:28 pm »
Will you fix the Pepirus icon theme in the next release of Peppemint so it has the new Firefox icon?

Maybe .. if I can ever find an SVG of their new logo/icon.

[EDIT]

Okay found one (and an alternative) .. attached below.

I use a png for the new Firefox icon as shown on the screenshot:

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Re: Arc-Red themes for Peppermint 10
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2019, 01:04:41 pm »
Yeah, but the Papirus icon theme requires SVG's .. well 'requires' is probably the wrong word, but it uses SVG's to limit the number if different 'sizes' of icons they have to provide.

Vector images also make it easier to resize them without loosing 'definition'.
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