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Old 03-08-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
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Themes for linux mint I3 wm?


Hello, I have just started using linux and I installed linux mint with the i3 window manager on my laptop. I am wondering how can I "theme" it so that it looks good. Right now everyhting in the terminal when I open something such as MOC is ugly and old looking... SO is firefox. How can I chnage the theme to make it more modern looking?? terminal and everything?
 
Old 03-08-2015, 12:40 PM   #2
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i3 doesn't have themes. When Firefox looks ugly you should will have to install a GTK theme of your choice and set it up properly. For getting a nicer terminal you will have to fiddle with the settings of your terminal program, and so on.
While i3 is a nice window manager (I use it myself), I wouldn't recommend it to people that are new to Linux, I would recommend to start with something simpler first, like XFCE, MATE, LXQt or, if your computer can handle it, Cinnamon, KDE 4 or Gnome.
 
Old 03-08-2015, 01:12 PM   #3
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i3 doesn't have themes. When Firefox looks ugly you should will have to install a GTK theme of your choice and set it up properly. For getting a nicer terminal you will have to fiddle with the settings of your terminal program, and so on.
While i3 is a nice window manager (I use it myself), I wouldn't recommend it to people that are new to Linux, I would recommend to start with something simpler first, like XFCE, MATE, LXQt or, if your computer can handle it, Cinnamon, KDE 4 or Gnome.
Thank you so much for responding! I have another question: what would I search for and how would I go about installing a gtk theme? Also what is gtk?
 
Old 03-08-2015, 02:34 PM   #4
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I have another question: what would I search for and how would I go about installing a gtk theme? Also what is gtk?
Actually, that's 3 questions.
Visit the GTK website and that should answer your questions.
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