Linux logoIn my previous articles I have talked to you about Cinnamon desktop, a fork of GNOME Shell developed by the Mint founder, and I have given you instructions on how to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu and how to install Cinnamon on Fedora. This time I will show you some brand new themes for Cinnamon. I have tested them on Ubuntu 11.10 but the installation process is the same for all distributions Mint, Fedora, Open Suse etc.

Update: A new section is available in the official Cinnamon web site with all the available Cinnamon themes. It has many new themes. To install them download the .zip file and extract it in ~/.themes (or /usr/share/themes to install it system-wide). Now you can select the themes from the Cinnamon Overlay > Themes (Click on the top left corner and select Themes. The git repository doesn't work any more so ignore the git part mentioned below.

To install those themes open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install git-core
cd
git clone https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-themes.git
cd cinnamon-themes
./test

Logout and log back in. Now you can select the themes from the Cinnamon Overlay > Themes (Click on the top left corner and select Themes

ChocoLatte

Dark-Glass

Eleganse

ElementaryOS

Minty

New-Elements

Trans-Blues

WoodnTux

To be honest I prefer the default theme.

Some of those themes seem to have problems. I don't know if they appear better in Linux Mint or they look the same on all distributions. Anyway I am sure they will get better and more themes will come up since Cinnamon is just at the beginning!

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ChocoLatte
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Handy article.

As the author of ChocoLatte I would just like your readers to know that the theme available from the git is not up to date. I understand you prefer the default but for others that don't I just wanted to say that the most recent revision can be found http://fav.me/d4inh9s

I have raised this as an issue but it has not been resolved yet.

Thank you.
Charles Bowman , January 18, 2012
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axel
Hello Charles. Thank you very much for your comment and your work. I will update the guide with your link.
axel , January 21, 2012
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thank you! have anyone in pink or for girls?
Natali Gonzales , February 01, 2012
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axel
Thank you Natali. I can't find anything in pink. You may take a look at http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes for new themes.
axel , February 01, 2012
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Hey, I tried using this method to install themes on cinnamon for fedora 16, but I get the error "sudo: apt-get: command not found" can you help me out with this one, please?
James Loresco , March 29, 2012
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axel
James for Fedora type this command as root:

yum install git-core

Or install git-core through software center.
axel , April 01, 2012
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Can't "clone" the website url, https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-themes.git, you have posted because the link is dead. Please update.

Mark G , May 03, 2012
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axel
The git repository has been removed. Now you can view, download and install themes from http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/ I will update the guide accordingly.
axel , May 03, 2012
Cloning into 'themes'...
zehuze
Hello Axel

Excuse my poor english.
I downloded "Holo Green" theme from http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes, and put it in /usr/share/themes/Holo_Green
I typed :
cd /usr/share/themes/Holo_Green
git clone http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com
or
git clone http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes
and got :
fatal: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmi.../info/refs not found: did you run git update-server-info on the server?

Could you give me a hand ? Thanks.

Pierre
zehuze , May 06, 2012
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axel
Hello Pierre, the git commands aren't needed any more. You just download the theme and decompress it in /usr/share/themes Next you select the themes from the Cinnamon Overlay > Themes (Click on the top left corner and select Themes.
axel , May 06, 2012

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