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Cinnamon - Minty Colors



Minty Colors is a chameleon theme for Cinnamon. It can change colors according to the current GTK theme, current wallpaper or a user defined color.

Minty Colors will automatically create a file .minty-colors.conf in the home folder on first launch. You can edit it and set your preferences, for example, to set the color, there are different configurations, e.g.- automatic = derive from the gtk theme, wallpaper = according to your wallpaper (uses imagemagick to get color), other = use user defined color. The color can also be defined in the config file.

If Minty Colors fails to get the color from the GTK theme or wallpaper, the user defined color will be used instead.

After installing, start the Minty Colors background process from the menu just once. Minty Colors starts at login and whenever it detects a wallpaper or GTK theme change, it will change the color according to your preferences. You need to set "minty-colors" as your Cinnamon theme.


Linux Mint users can install Minty Colors from our themes PPA using the following commands,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-minty-colors


Installation Instructions:

Extract the zip file to and execute the script as root

Use Cinnamon Settings to choose the theme, or run the following commands in Terminal,

gsettings set org.cinnamon.theme name "minty-colors"


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For what it's worth, this theme won't work correctly in GTK or Wallpaper mode with current versions of cinnamon unless the following bits of text in minty-colors-process are changed from:

org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri
org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme

To, respectively:

org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri
org.cinnamon.desktop.interface gtk-theme