Description:

Make Cinnamon look like venerable WinXP interface. May/may not work on other DEs

Current flavors:
- Luna
- Metallic
- Royale

Includes gtk3, gtk2, cinnamon, metacity-1, and cursor themes

Works with gtk3.20+ (for Arch and friends), gtk3.18 (for Linux Mint 18.x) and gtk3.10 (for Linux Mint 17.x)

Full source available on Github (https://github.com/petrucci4prez/CinnXP), please direct all issues/bugs here as well. Pre-compiled files below have all three current flavors.

Changelog:

1 year ago

v1.0 - Updated for Cinnamon 2.8
v1.0.1 - bug fixes and added support for Linux Mint

2 months ago

Laszcz

I tried 3.10 themes (LM 17.3 Cinnamon). Metallic Theme is perfect. Thanks a lot. But the rest are buggy: Luna & Royale Cinnamon Themes are skinless (absolutely transparent). Luna & Royale Metacity Themes can't be applied.

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2 months ago

petrucci4prez

seems fine on my LM17.3 virtualbox. You have three separate folders for each theme in ~/.themes or /usr/share/themes?

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2 months ago

Laszcz

I've extracted the themes from your archive into /usr/share/themes/ (for all users of LM 17.3)
Only Metallic Theme for Cinnamon, GTK3 and Metacity can be applied
And I've found that GTK2 Metallic theme doesn't work but GTK3 is O'K.
gtk2-engines-pixbuf and gtk2-engines-pixbuf:i386 packages are installed.

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2 months ago

Laszcz

The problem is solved. GTK2 theme is already working fine. Sorry for bothering you.
I just removed space symbols from folder name, i.e. "CinnXP-Metallic" instead of "CinnXP - Metallic".

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2 months ago

Prodigal

I do not normaly use lighter themes, but these are very very good! Good work man. Oviously you put a lot of work into them. Voted up :)

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2 months ago

Prodigal

P.S. Petrucci is such a freaking monster! Should he ever be prez, maybe then he could get rid of Labrie :) Seriously, every other member (except maybe Manginni) are monsters as well (Manginni is great... but not a monster).... and then there is Labrie who is, ahem, "adequate."

Sorry for the off topic post...

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2 months ago

petrucci4prez

you might be the first to ever comment on my alias \m/^.^

he would make an excellent prez...good music for all :)

about Labrie, I think the only time he has ever unleashed his full versatility is with Frameshift. DT thus far has underutilized him...except for maybe their latest :(

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8 months ago

feren

Just to let you know, you can now drop the LM link, Linux Mint 18 is out.

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9 months ago

krig

Nice theme; I like it ;)

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9 months ago

jskier

I use Arch, Mate Desktop, and gtk3.20. A growing number of great themes aren't compatible with the latest release of gtk 3.20, but this one works great! Uniform look with gtk2 / qt, and very clean and pleasant to look at.

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9 months ago

petrucci4prez

First, thank you, second, this works with MATE? ...interesting

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9 months ago

jskier

Yes, Mate works with the gtk themes and window decoration just fine (the two components I use). More and more apps I use are now gtk3, seems to work great running them in Mate with this theme.

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10 months ago

cinnamoner

Hi,

Just wanna let you know that I like Nico's ideas. Also admire his perseverance. Cheers.

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10 months ago

cinnamoner

Too bad I can't vote twice. But consider I voted you again 4prez. You've sure got imagination.
Regards

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1 year ago

peterbowey

A very usable theme!
Visually easy and like home :)

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1 year ago

cinnamoner

Certainly, one of the nicest I've ever seen.

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1 year ago

cinnamoner

Hi,

You've done a great job making it Mint compatible.

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1 year ago

SpikeyB

This is a really good copy of the windows XP look. Well done.

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1 year ago

cinnamoner

I agree. This is quality job. Even the name is well thought out.
By the way, a Cinn10 in .scss would make me happy.

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1 year ago

RenHoek

Whats so important about SCSS? just curious? It just seems like a pain in the arse for those who write themes haha. It's probably gonna stop a lot from even bothering. who knows. Maybe one has to adapt but why?

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1 year ago

petrucci4prez

SCSS is way more concise and maintainable. If you look at the source code for adwaita, the output css files total ~500kB and the scss files used to create them only ~130kB. For those willing to learn the syntax it feels much like any other "real" programming language with reusable code and logic. You can basically make the equivalent of "functions" that can be "called," use if/then logic to decide what color make button rather than typing similar code 20 times, use for loops to iterate through a whole list of selectors, etc. All that means you can avoid ugly crap like this:

.button,
.button:hover,
.toolbar .button.raised,
.toolbar .raised .button,
.toolbar .button.raised:hover,
.toolbar .raised .button:hover,
.primary-toolbar .raised .button,
.primary-toolbar .button.raised,
.primary-toolbar .raised .button:hover,
.primary-toolbar .button.raised:hover,
.toolbar GtkComboBox .button,
.toolbar GtkComboBox .button:hover,
.spinbutton.vertical .button,
.spinbutton.vertical .button:hover,
GtkSwitch.slider,
GtkSwitch.slider:active {
background-color: white;
}

There is a reason GNOME is using scss for adwaita and benevolently forcing its users to do the same for their own themes :D

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1 year ago

RenHoek

Thanks. Well that is very good to know. No one has talked much about it. It just sort of happened and Its like what the heck is this.

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1 year ago

cinnamoner

Hi,

Would you consider to make a W10 theme with SCSS?

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1 year ago

petrucci4prez

Perhaps. I will look into it

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1 year ago

donpedro69

Good job ;-)

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