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|Linux Mint Themes|
|Desktop - Linux Mint|
If you're looking to customize your Linux Mint desktop, one of the first things you'll probably try is changing the theme. You can also customize the existing themes or install a theme you've downloaded from the Internet.
Changing Linux Mint 10 Themes
First lets look at how to change to another theme already available on your Linux Mint desktop. Click on the menu icon and select Control Center.
With the Control Center window open select Look and Feel --- Appearance
This brings up the Appearance Preferences window. You should start out on the Theme tab. Here you'll see thumbnails that represent the themes already installed and ready for you to use. Just click on a thumbnail to apply that theme.
Customizing Linux Mint 10 Themes
On the bottom Appearance Preferences window you will see several buttons including the Customize button. Select the Customize button.
This brings up the Customize Theme window which includes several tabs that allow you to select from a list of options. These different areas make up your theme.
As soon as you make changes to your theme, click the close button at the bottom and you'll notice the Save As button is now available. Save your new theme.
Installing A Linux Mint 10 Theme
One option is to use the link on the Appearance Preferences window and go to http://art.gnome.com/themes.
Another option is to find a theme on a 3rd party site like http://linuxmint-art.org/. Notice the download buttons. Click on one.
Now save the tar.gz file.
Now click on the Install button on the bottom of the Appearance Preferences window.
Select the theme file you just downloaded and saved to your computer.
Now you'll see this message asking if you want to apply the new theme. click Apply New Theme and test it out.
You can also drag tar.gz files into the themes tab on the appearance preferences menu.