Linux Mint 20.3 – Cinnamon – Tips on Theme’s & custom Theme’s.

Yes, I know, and I usually don’t use the idiot’s apostrophe but this is how Thor wrote the title … and I just copypasted it. Ok? Now stop complaining! Despite Thor not knowing the first thing about written English, his hints and tips to beautify your Cinnamon desktop are hopefully nice and helpful for my readers:

Yes, I will shut up and you will enjoy the video after kliking here.

I guess it’s about time for another census if you don’t mind:

Can all Linux users please just post a little blip in the comment section below this post? Yes, all of you. Even the silent majority. It’s interesting to know if you’re on Linux or not. Your answer should contain your distro, your desktop and and … and that’s it already. You’re done. Thank you very much. Oh, if you want you may also answer as a Windows or MacOS user. I just wanna find out how everybody ticks. Thank you again and cya down in the comment section. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am currently using vanilla Arch Linux with the Plasma desktop environment.

    By the way, my favourite desktop environment is MATE (Which you already know).

    I like getting out of my comfort zone by spending some time with other desktop environments.

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      • ๐Ÿ™‚ Hi, Becca. I would like to politely point out that the latest version of the Plasma desktop is actually 5.25.2 and not 5.25.5.

        Using the terminal command, inxi -Fxzc0 will let you know the kernel version that you currently have, the name of the Linux operating system that you are on, what type of desktop environment you are using, the version number of the desktop environment that you are on plus many other great things about your computer’s hardware.

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        • Eeek, you are right as usual Renard ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m only on 5.24.5. No wonder I don’t have the floating panel and color tints, lol. Where is my update?? Guess I have to wait still for the confirmed safe Manjaro version…grrrr.

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          • You know, Becca, there is always EndeavourOS or the real McCoy, vanilla Arch. On those distros you’d be sportin’ 5.25.x already. But for what cost? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


          • “Where is my update??”

            Spoken like a true Arch junkie. It’s said they become kinda nervous, irritated, itchy and restless when they don’t receive an update for longer than 30 minutes. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  2. I run a licensed OEM copy of Win11 Pro on 6 desktops (one is just a spare made for a brother who didn’t want it) and the Dell XPS13 had its own Win11 Pro.

    3 of those desktops are used to test Linux OSes, and have SATA hot swap exterior bays so Win11 Pro can be removed or added. I have a switched 7-port USB Hub wid Porteus 5rc3 Cinnamon, Fedora 36 Cinnamon Spin and Sparky 7 Cinnamon – those Linuxes are installed permanently onto either Samsung FIT Plus USBs or Sandisk Ultra Fit USBs. Also test installing other Linuxes onto USBs using that same switched hub.

    I also have Puppy Linux, Sparky Linux and Porteus Linux each installed permanently onto their own SanDisk Ultra USB which I use as needed…mainly as portable OSes & the occasional rescue OS.

    Converted Laptop/Tablet/Sketchbook Samsung Chromebook has a dual-boot of Porteus Cinnamon 5rc3 & Sparky Linux 6.3 Cinnamon.

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  3. 3 windows 10 desktop
    5 lmde laptops
    An old mac
    2 mint cinnamon
    Xp on a laptop
    W11 desktop
    Plus Mrs w10 laptop.
    Many tablets and phones
    Several spare hdd on which I try whatever I feel like.
    Tend to spend the winter on computers summer in the garden

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  4. Renard, Becca, Karmi and Neil. Brave Renard installed vanilla Arch, Becca showed to the world that ArchLinux is for grrls, Karmi runs the most exotic distros and Neil owns the most machines. Thx very much for your participation but you’re the usual suspects, the chosen ones not only I but all the blog readers already know about. Nobody else?

    Can it be there are only 5 Xers in at least 708 readers? Ppl, sound out, lift your hands, show us what you got and why or why not. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ok, maybe some more casual blogreaders will show up in the next couple days …

    What about the silent majority, y’all Microserfs or wot???

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    • As Karmi keeps telling your trolling-arse, Linux isn’t popular except for about five million worldwide users, and the millions ‘n millions ‘n millions ‘n millions ‘n millions ‘n millions of users of the real desktop/laptop OS (MS Windows) don’t spend time talking about it…it is just their desktop/laptop OS. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Oh yes, how could I forget. Lucy, you’re an Xer, too. And of course you’re on the most latin-American desktop! I forgot now, is Mate made by Argentinian or Brasilian devs?

      And anyway, look at us, 3 chicos and 3 chicas. We Goddesses making 50% of the Linux population. My blog is far ahead of the “real world”.


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