Nightlife 3.1

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Last edited: 2 years ago


Nightlife - avalaible in seven colors

-> Flax: blue borders

-> Graphite: grey borders

-> Honey: yellow borders

-> Human: Ubuntu orange

-> Mint: Linux Mint green

-> Rubine: Debian red

-> Violette: Gentoo purple



- classic 3D panel

- opaque pop-up-menus


Bimsebasse created a PPA which also includes the Nightlife themes:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bimsebasse/cinnamonextras

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-flax

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-graphite

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-honey

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-human

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-mint

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-rubine

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon-theme-nightlife-violette

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  1. splarv says:

    2 years ago

    My favorite. 5*. I like it with $ cat .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css /* Custom styles */ @define-color selected_bg_color #a40000; @define-color selected_fg_color #fce94f; @define-color tooltip_fg_color #0000ff; @define-color tooltip_bg_color #fff6cb; @define-color theme_selected_bg_color @selected_bg_color; @define-color theme_selected_fg_color @selected_fg_color; @define-color theme_tooltip_bg_color @tooltip_bg_color; @define-color theme_tooltip_fg_color @tooltip_fg_color; and wallpaper Forever_by_Shady_S.jpg from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

  2. dnixx says:

    3 years ago

    I believe the "Nightlife Graphite" theme from Cinnamon 1.6 is included in Cinnamon 1.8 as the theme "Linux Mint". Is this correct? I love this theme. I made some changes to it because I wanted a darker version. Only cinnamon.css has been changed. I would like to upload it in case anyone wants to use it, but I'm not sure who I should give credit. Could Joseph or Clem give me some pointers? Can I upload it as a new theme? Here is a screenshot:

  3. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Hi Joseph, They look awesome and work perfectly well with 1.6. They're just missing the radios and checkbuttons to pass certification.

  4. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @tsion this is fixed now. v3.0 is compatible with cinnamon 1.6. It just has to get certified ;)

  5. tsion says:

    4 years ago

    On Cinnamon 1.5.2 the tooltips that appear when hovering over panel items (windows, applets, menu, etc) have only black text and no background (or fully transparent background) for this theme. I really love your theme!

  6. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @clem: I've changed the theme. For now I left .popup-menu-boxpointer -arrow-border-width: 1px; and changed -boxpainter-gap: 2px; Let me know if that's ok.

  7. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @clem: That's ok. I can change that. Only one thing: I think .popup-menu-boxointer -arrow-border-width: 1px; looks better than 2px because everything else has 1px or 0px borders. Instead of that I would change -boxpointer-gap: 2px; nearly the same effect with the gap on the left of the main menu. How about that?

  8. clem says:

    4 years ago

    @joseph: A few changes we're making in Mint you might be interested to port upstream in your theme. First, in .panel-status-button:hover, we're adding border-radius: 2px; and background-color: rgba(80,80,80,1);. Starting with Cinnamon 1.4-UP1 this gives systray icon the same behaviour on hover as applets. Then on .popup-menu-boxpointer, we're changing -arrow-border-radius: 6px; and -arrow-border-width: 2px;. This changes the theme a little bit... boxes are rounder, and I know it's not in the spirit of the theme, but the result looks nice, and it's the best way we found to reduce the gap on the left of the main menu (that's the only issue we had with the theme).

  9. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Thanks, I'm including them.

  10. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @clem: Wow, these are great news. Thank you. I just did a minor update: the preview screenshot now shows the color of the theme. That way the difference between the themes is visible. Perhaps this change can still make it to Mint Maya final?

  11. cwwgateway says:

    4 years ago

    @clem, Good choice. The only problem that I have with this theme is that the menu touches the panel but doesn't touch the left side of the screen, leaving a big gap on the left side. I know that this probably can't be fixed, but it bugs me every time I open the menu and there's a big gap.

  12. clem says:

    4 years ago

    @Joseph: We're adding Mint and Graphite to Mint 13 and using Graphite as the default theme. Congratulations on a fantastic job! Note that UP1 now has hoverable and reactive systray icons (the systray applet itself lost its "applet-box" style and doesn't react like it did in 1.4). That means you can style the status icons to hover the same way applet box does ;)

  13. clem says:

    4 years ago

    wow.. I just checked these themes again, they're fantastic. The improvements are really good!

  14. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @nuker I guess the space between the menu and the left side of the screen can't be changed through the theme. Sorry, I don't have the time at the moment to do that, because it's necessary to change some gradients and buttons too (sound-applet, calendar). But you easily can do a rough version just for the menu by yourself: open ~/.themes/Nightlife - "Colorstyle"/cinnamon/cinnamon.css Go to line 118 and change it to : -arrow-background-color: rgba(214,214,214,1); Go to line 127 and change it to: color: #000000; Go to line 1604 and change it to: color: black; The lines 1606 and 1607 must be changed to: background-gradient-start: rgba(250,250,250,1); background-gradient-end: rgba(230,230,230,1); Use on your own risk!

  15. nuker says:

    4 years ago

    Great theme! I have two suggestions/requests can you move menu to the end of the screen. And can you create light version of menu, like this:

  16. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @nekron29 thank you. Do you mean on the screenshot? It's not disabled. The icons in the Docky-dock are starters and docklets. Sorry :)

  17. nekron29 says:

    4 years ago

    Excellent theme ! :) One off topic question - how did you manage to disable the window list in the Cinnamon panel ? Thanks.

  18. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    @Justin: Sorry, I just added two new variants. "Honey" and "Violette". The last one uses the gentoo-purple. Perhaps you and your wife like it too.

  19. Justin says:

    4 years ago

    @Joseph: Really nice. Thanks for adding the different versions. I made a purple variant for my wife if interested.

  20. clem says:

    4 years ago

    @Joseph: Great work. Really nice touch to decline the theme in several colors, it's going to appeal with even more people now.

  21. Rehdon says:

    4 years ago

    Hey, I'm all for blue-highlight themes! Keep up the good work :)

  22. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    Well, clem, I just uploaded the new "Mintze" theme. It's a "minted" Flax. I just changed the blue to the Mint-Z green. Hope you like it.

  23. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Numbers speak. It's not "bad taste", it's the most popular theme right now. Personally I like it a lot except for the fact that it uses a blue highlight around buttons, toggles, and in the hot corner.. but that's not criticism, it just doesn't work for me because I'm looking for either a neutral theme or a green one to go with my Mint :) The window list looks brilliant, the theme is fast, everything looks polished, definitely a 5 stars rating from me.

  24. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    "Form follows funktion!" In a conceptual way this means for theming: Remove everything that keeps the user from focusing on his work. Of course a good looking GUI makes the user feel comfortable. This also doesn't exclude transparency - it can look great. But as long as there's in cinnamon no bluring like in unity, transparent menus aren't optimal to read with e.g. opened text documents or icons on the desktop. By the way: I don't know if it's very tolerant connecting "classical" with "bad taste" since there's no reasonable logical correlation between them. "Classical" is something that's tried and tested and great in it's simplicity. People with "bad taste" like kitsch. And kitsch ist definitly not classical in an art-historical meaning.

  25. ycdref says:

    4 years ago

    So classical. Bad taste.

  26. Augusto says:

    4 years ago

    Excellent, beautiful theme! +5

  27. zenrox says:

    4 years ago

    love this with the aw0ken icon theme and the gtk theme meditterraneanNight perfect theme none the less keep up the good work +5 stars

  28. jcris says:

    4 years ago

    Pair this with zukitwo-dark, and its gonna be tough to beat. Thank you for this.

  29. Joseph says:

    4 years ago

    Thank you. Here's version 1.0.

  30. Bill says:

    4 years ago

    @ Joseph - Your theme is very professional looking, very sleek and efficient, much better than mine which I uploaded. :-) Keep up the geat work it benefits many in time.

  31. clem says:

    4 years ago

    Very nice theme!