Azenis EX theme set for Cinnamon Mate Desktop incl NOCSD

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I would like to expand my learning horizons and make many themes for Cinnamon. Especially with XFCE 4.16 looking like it intends to send XFCE into the land of Dodo's and Dinosaurs.
Gradients will be more required here and there... And, I have had to learn how to make Metacity-3 themes, as well.
So, this is Attempt Number One at introducing a suggested theme for your enjoyment.
This will also work on Mate Desktop.
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I have Recreated This theme as per a conversation on the Advent Fusion theme page along with Prowler- I will continue to update all my uploads as time allows. ---FIXED: treeview sidebar----
I have added a NEW FILE to this it is labled as REMAKE. It is a more condensed version with MANY fixes. Please report any issues with it. The Remake added as of today (4 March 2020) is only for the NO-CSD version, intended for Linux Mint, Mate, Cinnamon and XFCE ( I am no longer willing to make themes for Gnome Desktop, sorry).
To use gtk3-nocsd, please see PCmans:
It is in the Debian and Ubuntu Repositories, so you can install from Terminal with "sudo apt-get install -y gtk3-nocsd"
Highly recommended. In the meantime: I will do a remake of AzenisEX with CSD as soon as the other computer which has a CSD desktop on it stops being a bunghole.
. You CAN use this theme even if you are not using the NO-CSD add on- however any CSD apps you use will have some odd headers.
What GTK3-Nocsd does is it bumps the themed CSD headerbar down into the toolbar, using your Metacity3 or XFWM4 to supply the title bar- I make NOCSD Themes to account for this, replacing the headerbar background with the Toolbar Background, instead.

Middle two images show desktop empty and then Menu active. The App menu icons glows blue when you hover over it, as well. The last image shows the Stark Menu.
The "Controls" portion is very much like you see in:
Panel menus employ the same Menu background as the gtk3 theme does.
The Style is using the Default Mint Menu. I am not really sure what will happen if someone uses "configure" to drastically change the appearance- there are many configurations...
This is one of the major problems of GTK3 and the resultant design elements which is why few themers are left.
But, screenshots and suggestions welcome. Maybe we can fix even that.
PLEASE REPORT ISSUES TO ME> Without that feedback, I will not necessarily know something is wrong. Yes, I am a novice, but I like to put forth the best work I can and accept that it will need improvement.
A note on Stark Menu: Stark uses primarily just the entry field and the favorites field rather than the entire Menu Theme. This results in some rather strange effects and while it follows some instructions from the .css file, it refuses to follow them all. I will keep working on that.
A note on Icons: This past few months I have been creating my own new Style or version of the icons used, which rely on the Torque Icons I made previously. I will not include icons with this set at this time, though you may grab some of the icons I have upload such as Azenis-One, Azenis EX or Torque on this site. I hope to upload a new set or update this to include it, soon.
NOTE: I prefer Centered Titles. That is what is included. However- the Left Aligned Metacity-3.xml file is Also Included, just has been set outside of the metacity folder. If you prefer Left Titles, replace the Metacity-3.xml file within the Metacity-1 folder with the Metacity-3.xml file outside of the folder.

Extract AzenisEX-dark3.22-NOCSD-Mate.tar.gz into /usr/share/themes or to ~/.themes.
Because Mint Menu uses its own icon separately from the theme, FIRST you must right click it, hit Configure, then choose the icon "mint-menu-icon" from the Cinnamon Folder in the theme.
Otherwise, it will overlay itself over the themes icon.
Select from Preferences. Themes: Metacity, Desktop, Controls.
Uncomment (remove the /* and */) the following to the cinnamon.css file in the Cinnamon folder:
#Tooltip {
background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
color: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
border: 0px solid #000000;
background-color: transparent;
background-gradient-start: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
background-gradient-end: rgba(0,0,0,0.0);
background-gradient-direction: vertical;
Reload the theme to see it take effect. No more annoying tooltips.

Let's keep theming alive.


6 months ago

9 9 excellent




6 months ago

10 10 the best
What a cool panel this is.




6 months ago

Ack* see, this is where comments help. The background image of the panel is a Modified form of one made by Mr.Grim. While it looks nothing like the original Azenis panel by Jun Jiu Ying, it has a crisp and clear darkness to it that was similar enough, yet different enough, I couldn't resist jamming it in there real hard with a pitchfork.


product-maker stannumns Feb 09 2020 9 excellent
9 excellent
product-maker scoson Feb 08 2020 10 the best
10 the best What a cool panel this is.
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