GTK3 Themes cinnamon linuxmint

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/SebastJava/mint-yz-theme

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Description:

THE NEW COLORS OF A NEW ERA ● The interface of all your software and the entire desktop is now rejuvenated, modernized. This is a fork from your reliable Mint-Y theme. It is the standard Linux Mint GTK theme now in a new edition with more energized and readable colors.

That’s 11 different colors in 3 different variants: light, darker and darkest. This makes 33 different themes, all included in one little Debian package. And all of this is done on a solid foundation of improved shell and Python programs. It is also renamed MINT-YZ and is a separate Debian package. This means you can install it in addition to the standard MINT-Y, compare, experiment, and change your mind at any time. Your good old Mint-Y will not be removed or changed. And all of this is made very easy, see the installation instructions below.

Don't miss the Mint-Yz-icons with the same color scheme: https://www.pling.com/p/1423464/

INSTALLATION

The OCS-Install is not available here. There is a Debian package to be downloaded instead.
  • Go to the Files page or click on the Download button.
  • Download the latest mint-yz-theme_x.x_all.deb file. (x.x = version number)
  • Open it and click the [Install Package] button.
  • Select your new themes in Menu > Preferences > Themes

This Mint-Yz works well on Linux Mint 19, Linux Mint 20, and newer. (Gtk+ 3.22 or newer.)
on all Mint desktops: Cinnamon, Mate, or Xfce.
Do not attempt to install this on older systems.

CAREFULLY CHOSEN COLORS AND PRECISE ENGINEERING

This color branch here is the sum of a lot of work. At the start there was the Horst3180 Arc-theme. On this well-designed and solid foundation was created the Mint-Y theme, which has evolved considerably since. Then I created a fork of this Mint-Y and made some improvements on the auto branch, to get the build process 100% automated. And finally, this colors branch was created on top of all that.

The colors convey energies, vibrations... They should not be too subdued. But they should not always be set at full saturation and brightness either, because this could cause eye strain. So the saturation and lightness levels are carefully chosen here. And there is also the contrast with the white text in the foreground which received sustained attention. These new colors are therefore energizing, stimulating, and not tiring.

OTHER DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS

Version 2.0 and up comes with other design improvements:
  • Buttons and entries rounded corners are a bit more rounded, 3px->5px. I never liked this 3px border-radius. This makes button’s rounded corners so subtle, it just looks like a rectangle with one missing pixel on each corner. Now this 3px->5px is not a radical change, you still get approximately the same flat design, but the corners on interactive elements are now just a bit more rounded.
  • Focused button outline = selected_bg_color, to see what Enter key does. Example: When you close an unsaved document, you get a dialog asking whether you want to Close without Saving, or Cancel, or Save. One of those buttons is already focused, so you can just press Enter key to make that choice, or press Tab to move the focus to another button, and then press Enter. But before it was hard to routinely press the Enter key without having some doubts, because the focus was very subtly indicated with a thin dashed grey line. This line is now solid and colored, so you know what you are doing when you press that Enter key!
  • No more dashed outlines! The focused buttons are now more visible, but there are no more dashed outlines on other focused elements. Because i found annoying to see an outline in Nemo in some weird cases like when deleting a directory and then seeing a useless dashed outline on the other directory next to it for no reason, or when moving through selected directories using the arrow keys and then seeing both the selected background color and the dashed line on top of it.
  • Messages colors are updated. There are various preset colors for various messages. There is the links colors, and that green color on that "Save" button, or that red color on the logout button, etc. They all got updated.
  • Fixed bug on window borders. Before, in Cinnamon, when changing the GTK theme to another color, the window close buttons were not changing accordingly. Now these window borders are just selected separately, letting you choose to have a red close button with a green GTK theme, for example.
Last changelog:

Better colors and no more annoying dashed outlines! 27 days ago

* Subtle updates on some colors. Blue and BlueDeep are now quite improved. And there is no more darkening on the dark themes.
* No more useless and distracting dashed outlines in file managers. Example: before, when we moved a file elsewhere, the neighbouring file was more or less highlighted by a dashed gray outline. Why? It made no sense and it wasn't pretty, besides being distracting. There were other similar cases with the dashed outlines. There is no more dashed outlines now. But the dashed lines indicating continued text or file windows are still there, being useful. And the dashed outlines indicating focused buttons are replaced with more visible, solid and coloured outlines since version 2.1... Please tell us if this cause any new issue.

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axelobrien

1 month ago

Simplie... The best

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yohannetto

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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amorpher

3 months ago

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MarcosBox

4 months ago

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SebastJava

4 months ago

This GTK theme is now complemented by the long awaited Mint-Yz-icons with the same colors: https://www.pling.com/p/1423464

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Dario

4 months ago

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axelobrien

4 months ago

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SebastJava

4 months ago

Thank you. But wait. Read my last post, just below yours. There is another update to come. Rest assured, these are just subtle changes. To make major changes would be like a betrayal, as I have already received a fair amount of positive feedback.

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axelobrien

4 months ago

Existe un tema para cinnamon mejor que este?

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SebastJava

4 months ago

I apologize. I look crazy. I wasn't quite satisfied with these colors yet. I reworked them again, for the 99th time. Only subtle changes. But I wait before uploading... I see that I don't have the same eyes in the morning vs in the evening... Here, now, I want to be sure of my choices because I have to make the icons with these same colors. Technically, everything is perfect, everything is ready. For the icons as for this gtk theme. It's just the choice of colors that is chaotic, crazy. So please don't download yet, just wait a bit...

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deapobf

4 months ago

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10 for Mint-Yz-icons package with these colors !!! MERCI

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SebastJava

4 months ago

Thanks! The icons will be there very soon. They are almost ready. 24h ? 48h?
It's embarrassing to say but... I'll probably make another little color change: Orange, Red and Pink will be a little bit more saturated, bright. Of course, it will be exactly the same colors for these Gtk themes and the icons. Stay tuned!

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trumpeti100

4 months ago

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SebastJava

4 months ago

Togglebutton does not "work" anymore, visually, since there is no difference in color with "Selected" and "Focused" ! This will be fixed today.

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SebastJava

4 months ago

Fixed. Version 2.0.1 now available.

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MarcosBox

4 months ago

I have read that there is an icon set. Would it be possible to have an icon set that has the original icons for third party programs? One of the things I hate most about the look of Linux Mint is the set of icons that change the look of programs like Firefox, Chrome etc.

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SebastJava

4 months ago

I haven't started working on these icons yet. So i am still quite ignorant about how this works... I have read somewhere, sometime this year, probably in one the LinuxMint blogs, that lots of apps don’t have an icon and thus rely on the icon theme. Others have their icons changed depending on the theme.

You don’t like that. Okay. So try this test, one app at a time, because this is just a test:
(THIS IS EXPERIMENTAL AND AT YOUR OWN RISKS!)
1. Copy: /usr/share/icons/Mint-Y -> ~/.icons/Mint-Y
(the ~/.icons directory has higher priority and thus replaces the main one...)
2. Open ~/.icons/Mint-Y/apps
3. Search for all the icons for a particular app, example: Ctrl F "Firefox"
4. Delete them all. This is just a test copy anyway.
5. Refresh: In Menu > Preferences > Themes, change icons to Mint-X and then back to Mint-Y-COLOR again.
6. See?

A. After doing several tests, if you are sure about the results, you could replace the original /usr/share/icons/Mint-Y/apps, and delete the ~/.icons/Mint-Y copy.
B. If you want to UNDO it all and REVERT to what it was, just delete this ~/.icons/Mint-Y copy and do a refresh (point 5).
C. If you messed up and don’t know what is going on, delete this ~/.icons/Mint-Y copy, then reinstall mint-y-icons from your Synaptic package manager, and do a refresh (point 5).

...Or just choose another icon theme from your software manager or here on Pling, and then go to Menu > Preferences > Themes > Icons... :)

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janne-d-arc

4 months ago

I like the new colors but I would also have liked to be able to change the window color or background colors and not just the accents. Still, very good work. Thank you.

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SebastJava

4 months ago

If you have lots of willpower and lots of spare time, you could try what follows. (THIS IS EXPERIMENTAL AND AT YOUR OWN RISKS!)

1. Read and do all this: https://github.com/SebastJava/mint-yz-theme/blob/colors/Do-It-Yourself.md
2. Before running ./generate-themes.py, take a look at this file: ~/mint-yz-theme-X.X/src/Mint-Y/gtk-3.0/sass/_colors.scss. You want to change this variable: $bg_color...

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fblais

5 months ago

What about Indigo Blue? :)
Thanks!

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SebastJava

4 months ago

Indigo Blue? I should think about this later. It is worth considering, being one of the seven rainbow colors according to Sir Isaac Newton. But i am having trouble finding what this color is exactly. If you think of a very dark blue, then i am afraid of contrast issues in the dark themes. Otherwise it could be something between blue and purple. Also, take note i made 2 small improvements on Purple and PurpleDeep in version 1.6. PurpleDeep is now just a bit more blueish.
But if you really want your very own Indigo color, and have plenty of spare time, then you could do it yourself, here: https://github.com/SebastJava/mint-yz-theme/blob/colors/Do-It-Yourself.md

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fblais

4 months ago

Thanks!
I was thinking of this indigo color:
https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1314085/
It seems to work correctly with a dark theme too:
https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1313394/
It's the standard Plata theme color I think.

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SebastJava

4 months ago

Hi, i did a big update. Version 2.0 is now available. BlueDeep got changed, just a bit. When i look at your Indigo blue, the numbers are (HSL) 231,48,48. My new BlueDeep is (HSL) 230,67,50. This means it is pretty much the same blue, except mine is less greyish, having more saturation. So, what do you think of this updated BlueDeep? Better?

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fblais

4 months ago

Thanks Sébastien.
Interesting color, albeit the material indigo has less blue so looks reddier.
But it's a great color neverthelesss, thanks. :)

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Better colors and no more annoying dashed outlines! 27 days ago

* Subtle updates on some colors. Blue and BlueDeep are now quite improved. And there is no more darkening on the dark themes.
* No more useless and distracting dashed outlines in file managers. Example: before, when we moved a file elsewhere, the neighbouring file was more or less highlighted by a dashed gray outline. Why? It made no sense and it wasn't pretty, besides being distracting. There were other similar cases with the dashed outlines. There is no more dashed outlines now. But the dashed lines indicating continued text or file windows are still there, being useful. And the dashed outlines indicating focused buttons are replaced with more visible, solid and coloured outlines since version 2.1... Please tell us if this cause any new issue.

Subtle updates on most colors 1 month ago

* Subtle updates on most colors.
* Subtle darkening on most of the dark themes.
* Pulled small updates from the upstream source.

Subtle updates on 7 colors. 4 months ago

Very subtle updates on Red, Orange, Aqua, Blue, BlueDeep, Purple, and Pink. This to match the icons. These icons will be available today.

Subtle color updates 4 months ago

* Subtle color updates on Orange, Red, Pink.
* All dark themes colors = light themes colors.

Much better coloring on ALL focused buttons, so now you know what happens when you press that Enter key! Plus subtle color updates. 4 months ago

* ALL focused buttons get a colored outline.
* OR a white outline for the colored buttons.
* Subtle color updates. Mint, MintContrast, Red, Pink.

Button focus is now indicated by a solid coloured outline. This colour is the standard selected_bg_color. 4 months ago

This replaces the coloured border in v2.0.1. There was already an outline on focused buttons, but it was a dashed pale grey. Now the coloured border is gone, and this outline is made solid and coloured, thus more visible. So you will know what button is focused and what happens next time you press that Enter key! It also looks nicer, in my opinion.

Bug fixed 4 months ago

FIXED button focus having same color as selected. Now focused buttons only have their borders being coloured.

Better colors and improved design 4 months ago

* Dark accent colors are not much darker, 10% darker or customized.
* Color updates. Mint, MintSparkling, BlueDeep.
* Buttons and entries rounded corners are a bit more rounded, 3px->5px.
* Focused buttons background=selected_bg_color, to see what Enter key does.
* Etcetera.

Subtle color updates on Purple and PurpleDeep 4 months ago

PurpleDeep hue 275->270 and Purple saturation 50->67.

Added PurpleDeep color 5 months ago

Added PurpleDeep color.

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