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January 3, 2014

My Linux Mint 16. Configured.


It's been a few months since Linux Mint 16 came out and I finally had to chance to give it a go. I must say, it is an impressive update and is definitely worth trying out. As you can see from the screenshot above, I have spent some time customizing my desktop appearance to how I like it.

Wallpaper: I already had this wallpaper in my huge picture collection but you can download the original here.
Cinnamon: I am using the default 'Linux Mint' theme this time as all the other available themes really didn't go well with my overall scheme.
Icons: For the icons, I used 'Faience' theme. You can download it from the Gnome-Look website.
Desktop: The desktop features the Conky system monitor bar (on the right). The theme is 'CONKY-COLORS' which can be downloaded from Deviant-Art.
Cursor: The cursor theme is 'Pulse Glass'. You can also find it from Gnome-Look.
Dock: I used a software called 'Docky' using an in-built theme. You can find 'Docky' in your Software Manager.
Menu Bar: The menu bar is just the standard Cinnamon bar with the menu icon changed. The icon size is 72x72 pixels wide. You can change it by going into Menu settings in Cinnamon settings.
System Theme: For the controls and window borders, I am using the 'Adwaita-X-Dark' theme. It is also featured on Gnome-Look's website.
Font: I am planning on using the 'Confortaa' font as my base font for everything. It looks nice and stylish!

I think that's about it for my ultimate customization of Linux Mint 16! If you want more information or help with getting the look (similar to mine), feel free to comment below!