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Old 12-29-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Smile How to change background color of files and documents from white to grey


Title says it all. I need to change to a gray,light blue or something other white. I start to get a headache after a while. Installed Linux-Mint 18.1 last week so can use all the help I can get.

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 06:39 PM   #2
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Hello,

first of all welcome to the forums.

There should be an option in the system settings, depending on the Desktop Environment you are using. There you can change the colors of the windows, as well as the style, such as borders, etc. I am using a gray background with a black frame and a customized icon set. I am however using KDE as Desktop Environment.

Which desktop do you have installed? MATE? Cinnamon?

Cheers!
 
Old 12-29-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
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Do you mean docs in LibreOffice or like the background of a file manager?

Or maybe changing your theme, which right click your desktop and click "Change Desktop Background" then click the Appearance tab (MATE) or go into the System Settings from the Mint Menu and hit "Theme"?
 
Old 12-29-2016, 06:57 PM   #4
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bbuske - Thanks for the quick reply. I have Cinnamon as my desktop.

wagscat123 - I tried changing the Theme but can't fine how to do it with Cinnamon.

I can see that this change to Linux is going to be Very Big learning curve.

Thanks the help.
 
Old 12-29-2016, 07:03 PM   #5
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bbuske - Thanks for the quick reply. I have Cinnamon as my desktop.

wagscat123 - I tried changing the Theme but can't fine how to do it with Cinnamon.

I can see that this change to Linux is going to be Very Big learning curve.

Thanks the help.
Hey, don't be discouraged. Actually, you will be surprised how easy the transition is. It takes some time, but you really get the hang of it fairly quick.

I changed from Windows to Linux after about 20 years. I started with DOS 6.0 and used pretty much every Windows Version that came out. Now I did not start Linux with Mint but with Kubuntu and the (complex but highly configurable) KDE Desktop, but it took me about a month to get fully used to it... The first week I asked a lot and I read a lot, then things got easier and after some time (I did not even realize it), it became just as familiar as Windows did... no... even easier and more comfortable...

Mint in addition is a nice distro, that is made for the casual user and that is hence very easy to use. I recommend you spent some time, to read through the Mint forums and the manual, to get some basic information and a hang of it. There is also a Cinnamon documentation, you can look it. If you want to get even farther, you can get a Mint Linux book. I downloaded one for free which is really good, not too long ago. If you wish, I can look it up and send you the name and link ( I dont remember it out of my head right now).

To get done with your problem, check if this helps:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=181356

or maybe

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=223547


Cheers!
 
Old 12-29-2016, 07:17 PM   #6
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If you need any help or guidance, to get started with Linux, please feel free to contact me in private <link-removed> or by one of the options, found in my profile's contact information.

In addition, given the time of the year, I can offer you, to make available my book "A Beginner's Guide to Linux" available to you as a free gift. It does not exactly deal with Cinnamon (only with KDE mostly), but gives a general overview and some first step help with Linux and the transition.

Please let me know, if you are interested.

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Old 12-29-2016, 08:18 PM   #7
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In addition, given the time of the year, I can offer you, to make available my book "A Beginner's Guide to Linux" available to you as a free gift. It does not exactly deal with Cinnamon (only with KDE mostly), but gives a general overview and some first step help with Linux and the transition.

Please let me know, if you are interested.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:20 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:22 PM   #9
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Hi crgibson,

Don't give up! Learning the ways of Linux is not as hard as it seems.

For changing the Mint Cinnamon theme, I attached a quick recording of it: https://youtu.be/815hyVLEgD4

Good luck!
 
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