Dark Mint Theme

  7 years ago

I really like dark themes, they're ususally much easier on the eye, and also look more bad-ass! So I'm like to see a native dark theme for Linux Mint. The most evident solution would be to alter the current bright theme into a dark one. What I've got currently is Aurora-Midnight elements combined with Shiki-Metacity borders, Ubuntu fonts (-1 ponts smaller than the default settings, it looks more mature this way), Faenza-Dark icons, and I actually like the outcome. However, this could look much better if all these litte parts would be unified and put into a new mint theme.
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TEHTUM 2 years ago


S0ul 6 years ago


Here's my version of a Dark Mint theme , combination of Android for cinnamon, ACID Green as the window theme, and the GTK+ theme delorean-dark-theme-3.6 tweaked for green colors instead of blue :)

easy 7 years ago

It's all right now. When I've written this idea, Cinnamon did not exist. Anyway, I'm using XFCE now and I'm very happy with it! :)

josefg 7 years ago

I believe dark themes can save battery life for certain types of monitors - at least the types used on some smartphones. However, I don't know if those monitor types are used at all on normal laptops and netbooks.

kazztan0325 7 years ago

Thank you, @compuman2004 !

kazztan0325 7 years ago

I like both Light Themes and Dark Themes.
It would be nice if we could ask Dev Team to create a new Theme 'Mint-X_Dark-Metal'.

In this connection, this is a sample screen-shot of my Desktop which is applied one of Dark theme.

Right-click on image and click on 'Open Image in New Tab' in context menu, you would be able to see larger image.

islandmonkey 7 years ago

Yeah. In fact, there used to be a dark theme used by default in Mint 8 and 9, I believe. Perhaps they could use that again.

remoulder 7 years ago

This would be better posted on the forums

blueXrider 7 years ago

Now that you have a Theme package put together, go to> Menu> Preferences> Appearance> and do a "save as". Upload it to http://linuxmint-art.org/ so all can share.