Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Themes aren't loading


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 CAHisPCool

CAHisPCool

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:16 PM

I'm running Arch Linux and I didn't like the original theme, so I changed it in the settings. However, it only changed the task bar. It didn't change the start menu or any other popups from the start menu. Does anyone know why?



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 MadmanRB

MadmanRB

    Spoon!!!!


  • Members
  • 3,221 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No time for that when there is evil afoot!
  • Local time:06:06 AM

Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:51 AM

What desktop environment are you running?


You know you want me baby!

Proud Linux user and dual booter.

Proud Vivaldi user.

 

xu847p-6.png


#3 CAHisPCool

CAHisPCool
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:04 PM

What desktop environment are you running?

 

Cinnamon I think



#4 MadmanRB

MadmanRB

    Spoon!!!!


  • Members
  • 3,221 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No time for that when there is evil afoot!
  • Local time:06:06 AM

Posted 11 December 2016 - 01:03 PM

Well there are ways to fully configure cinnamon.

Cinnamon is modular so each thing can be themes.

You can install other themes in the settings under themes

there is a little link under "desktop" that can load more themes for you.

Just remember this:

Window decorations are the themes of the window boarders like the close button and the like

Icons are self explanatory

Controls are the themes of the apps themselves

Mouse pointers are self explanatory

And the "desktop" theme" mainly goes for the taskbar.

 

Though why you choose arch?

Its not exactly new user friendly

I would have gone with mint especially for cinnamon


Edited by MadmanRB, 11 December 2016 - 01:04 PM.

You know you want me baby!

Proud Linux user and dual booter.

Proud Vivaldi user.

 

xu847p-6.png


#5 CAHisPCool

CAHisPCool
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 11 December 2016 - 05:49 PM

Well there are ways to fully configure cinnamon.

Cinnamon is modular so each thing can be themes.

You can install other themes in the settings under themes

there is a little link under "desktop" that can load more themes for you.

Just remember this:

Window decorations are the themes of the window boarders like the close button and the like

Icons are self explanatory

Controls are the themes of the apps themselves

Mouse pointers are self explanatory

And the "desktop" theme" mainly goes for the taskbar.

 

Though why you choose arch?

Its not exactly new user friendly

I would have gone with mint especially for cinnamon

Yeah I'm only using arch because my friend recommended it for me. I'm trying to get into Linux but it's just too complicated lmao

But for the individual "window decorations" and "icons" and "controls" tabs only have a few things in them, like how I only have "Windows 10 light" for the "window decorations" category.

Also I have this one theme called void installed and it's the only thing that is "in use" right now, even though the start menu and that sort are still the default gray menu.



#6 MadmanRB

MadmanRB

    Spoon!!!!


  • Members
  • 3,221 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:No time for that when there is evil afoot!
  • Local time:06:06 AM

Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:08 PM

Well the complicated part comes from using arch, arch is not targeted at long time windows users and is made for those who know what they are doing.

Again if you want a more frendly linux i would use Mint

 

https://linuxmint.com/

 

 

I would not judge linux by arch, trust me its made for the super geeks and not for common users and unless you know what you are doing its not ideal for new users.

As for your theme issue, I am unsure where the issue lays as i dont run arch pure (I use Manjaro) but methinks its a config issue of some kind


You know you want me baby!

Proud Linux user and dual booter.

Proud Vivaldi user.

 

xu847p-6.png


#7 wizardfromoz

wizardfromoz

  • Banned
  • 2,799 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:08:06 PM

Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:53 AM

Hi CAHisPCool and :welcome: to BC and to the Linux & Unix Section, hope you enjoy your stay here.

 

I am inclined for the most part to agree with friend Madman.

 

Cinnamon is described as "the flagship for Linux Mint", whom basically developed it and it has spread to other Distros.

 

You could take a look at  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions  to see how the Linux "families" are organised, and how many hundreds of choices there are, it may confuse you? Or delight you at the freedom.

 

I would keep on hand a couple of USB sticks to sample some Live and see how you find them, before installing.

 

If you choose to stick with Arch itself, I would say to my friend "Come and help me with this" - he/she may have a lot more experience, lol.

 

Or based on Arch, Manjaro is a good choice, with a number of DE's (Desktop Environments) including KDE, Cinnamon, &c.

 

If you find one you want to try, start a separate Topic with any questions, and provide your PC specs, although if you have run Windows 10 chances are you will have more than enough grunt to run any Linux.

 

Cheers

 

:wizardball: Wizard






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users