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Resources => Artwork, Themes, and Icons => Topic started by: GNULINUX on November 18, 2015, 07:22:27 pm

Title: Dark Peppermint Six with White/Red accents and kwin...
Post by: GNULINUX 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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Quad core Intel Core i7-3770 CPU - NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] - 8GB RAM
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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!

(http://i.imgur.com/6VLyRRd.png)

Wallpaper:
Stock but I did give it a bit more red, used Pinta (http://pinta-project.com/howto/installing-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 (http://www.noobslab.com/2014/08/install-plank-dock-and-plank-themer.html) (without the themer).

(http://i.imgur.com/1U5QREk.png)

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 (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/07/rave-x-colors-icons-suite-updated-for.html) in red of course...
If you want something else: http://www.noobslab.com/p/themes-icons.html#icons

(http://i.imgur.com/gDe71bF.png)

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.

(http://i.imgur.com/vjItdBa.png)

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!
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: VinDSL on November 18, 2015, 07:49:00 pm
Love it !!!
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: PCNetSpec on November 18, 2015, 08:11:24 pm
Love it !!!
Me too .. I do like reds white and dark greys .. erm, would you believe ? :)
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: AndyInMokum on November 18, 2015, 08:41:46 pm
Yup, that's really sharp looking - good job  ;)!!
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: perknh 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. :)
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: 10i on November 18, 2015, 11:59:51 pm
Wel done, looks great.

:)

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Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: Slim.Fatz 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!

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: GNULINUX 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 (https://i.imgur.com/LFLDt02.jpg) in 2560 x 1600 px.

Edit: New working link...
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: zebedeeboss on November 19, 2015, 01:22:33 pm
Looking Very slick  8)

Nice Job and Welcome to Peppermint
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: perknh 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! ;)

perknh
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: PCNetSpec 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 :)
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: perknh 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! :)

P.S.

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
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: GNULINUX 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

@Everyone: Thanks for the comments and warm welcome!
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: deckard313 on November 21, 2015, 10:28:32 pm
Great job...Loving your subtle touches....Welcome ;)
Title: Re: Peppermint and Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on November 22, 2015, 12:04:38 pm
Glad you like it and thanks for the welcome!  ;)
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on November 28, 2015, 04:35:15 pm
Short update on the look/theme:

I already had plank and installed Plank-Themer (http://www.noobslab.com/2014/08/install-plank-dock-and-plank-themer.html).

New wallpaper: SKYNET is ALIVE !  My real internet provider is...   :o

(http://i.imgur.com/QD6aWg8.png)

Original wallpaper found on this (http://www.ehiyo.com/terminator-genisys-head-of-machine-66325/download-terminator-genisys-head-of-machine-66325) page.
Edited wallpaper as in the screenshot: Download here! (http://bit.ly/1kZsIQG)

Enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: perknh on November 28, 2015, 05:34:46 pm
 Hi GNULINUX,

I'm a big fan of Terminator I and Terminator 2.  GNULINUX, you did a great job here with a darker theme.  A+ ;)

Also your desktop is a great reminder to all of us here at Peppermint to take better care of our teeth.  Terminators have shown us, time and time again, that if you really want to get away with murder, you had better have a truly fantastic smile! ;D

perknh
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on November 28, 2015, 06:42:06 pm
Thanks perknh.

Yeah, Terminator I &II where the best although I also really enjoyed the last one (Genisys).

LOL about the theet!   :D
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on December 20, 2015, 07:04:32 pm
I couldn't resist...  :D
Some eye-candy for when I have friends coming over to my house.

(http://i.imgur.com/ErOidIH.jpg)

kwin with the Desktop Cube, Magic Lamp effect, Oxigen Window Decoration with White Borders and of course the Wobbly Windows!
I don't use it all the time but it's nice Linux offers me that choise!  ;)
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: AndyInMokum on December 20, 2015, 08:27:18 pm
I have to admit these bits of eye candy work really well for demonstration purposes.  Especially when you show them to Windows users or even better, an ultra smug and self satisfied Mac user.  The looks on their faces are absolutely priceless  ;D.   I wouldn't use them on my everyday machines though.  I'm too much of a Lightweight Linux die hard - strip it down and run it hard and fast  ;).
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on December 21, 2015, 06:26:31 am
AndyInMokum (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?action=profile;u=21):
Yeah, it's just eye-candy... nothing more!  ;)


EXTRA INFO for others who want to try this:

Search for "kwin" in Synaptic and install following packages:

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kde-window-manager-common
kde-window-manager
kwin-style-qtcurve
kdeartwork-theme-window
qtcurve
kwin-style-crystal
kde-window-manager-active
There are more packages you can install but the above are safe and will not "break" anything!

You can start kwin by running:

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kwin --replace
I've made a similar startup item that I can toggle on/of. A simple log of/on will give me the "look" I want...

To change the bottom and top image of the cube just replace:

Code: [Select]
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kwin/cubecap.png
Enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 21, 2015, 08:21:24 am
kwin .. Jeez I bet that brought a truck load of heavyweight KDE dependencies with it.

Wouldn't compiz have been a better idea ?
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on December 21, 2015, 10:14:11 am
kwin .. Jeez I bet that brought a truck load of heavyweight KDE dependencies with it.
A truck load of lightweight KDE dependencies...  ;D
Serious now. It was not that bad since I had already some programs installed which needed KDE stuff.

Wouldn't compiz have been a better idea ?
I tried compiz but I got broken packages or Window Decorations missing...
Also it was far from bug-free on my system.

kwin was just easier to set up (for me) and runs totally bug-free on this machine.
I can't even say the system is slower with it...  :-\

Do not worry I'm not going to the KDE-side, I'm just enjoying the freedom of Linux.
Look at the bottom/top of the cube and you know Peppermint is here to stay!
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 21, 2015, 11:11:55 am
Hey if it works for ya, it works right ;)

I'm just obsessive about keeping KDE stuff off my PC .. probably too much so .. it seems like you install one single teeny-tiny little KDE app and it drags in 90% of the whole KDE environment, immediately making your system heavier than if you'd just started with a KDE distro in the first place
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with Red...
Post by: GNULINUX on December 21, 2015, 03:21:37 pm
Please keep developing Peppermint that way, I've chosen it above many others I tested, just because it was slim and ultra fast!

The fact that it is not preloaded with every piece of software one could find and every feature available on the net has given me (and others) the chance of building on top of such a slim, fast, beautiful and stable OS...

PCNetSpec (http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?action=profile;u=4), you are doing it right. I'm just that person with a machine that is too powerful for Peppermint...  :P
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with White/Red accents and kwin...
Post by: zebedeeboss on December 23, 2015, 02:20:17 pm
No machine can be too powerful.... but they can be too expensive  lol

http://bit.ly/1QMixvR (http://bit.ly/1QMixvR) <<< mental price  -  goes to a custom build company - didnt want to advertise
Title: Re: Dark Peppermint with White/Red accents and kwin...
Post by: PCNetSpec on December 27, 2015, 08:43:01 am
That is a $%&ing stupid price for that spec.

When I saw the price I was expecting things like 4 CPU's and PCIe SSD cards, etc .. not a single i7, consumer grade SSD, and off the shelf components  :o