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Last commit: [acac562f] CBlue/CGreen: fixed two small bugs + modifications to calendar/notifications and Plank theme (#757)

A semi-transparent Cinnamon theme with wallpaper, Firefox extra, Conky and Plank's theme (see 'more info' for details). Inspired by the CBlack theme.




A semi-transparent Cinnamon theme, with wallpaper + Firefox extra, Conky and Plank's theme. Inspired by the CBlack theme (author: cloweling).

If you want a panel that is not transparent, modify the line 231 of the file ~/.themes/CBlue/cinnamon/cinnamon.css. For example: background-color: rgba(53, 57, 69, 0.50); . A value of 0 is equivalent to total transparency and 1 is totally opaque. Restart Cinnamon (Ctrl+Alt+Esc) for immediate modification.

If the theme's font is too small, you can modify Cinnamon's settings:

  • System settings>Accessibility>Display>Large text or/and
  • System settings>Font selection or/and
  • System settings>Font settings>Text scaling factor

Don't hesitate to bring up inconsistencies in the theme or the extras here.


It is located in the directory ~/.themes/CBlue/cinnamon/Wallpaper.png.

Firefox extra

This is a css file that changes the color of the address bar according to the security of a site:

Just copy the file ~/.themes/CBlue/cinnamon/userChrome.css and paste it into ~/.mozilla/firefox/YOUR_PROFILE/chrome/. If the chrome directory is not present in your profile, you will need to create it.

From Firefox 69 and after:

You must type about:config in the address bar and then modify the value toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets by double-clicking on it to switch it to TRUE.


From Firefox 77 and after:

You need to reinstall the userChrome.css file in the Firefox profile.

Without this modifications, the extra doesn't work.


  • Install the conky or conky-all package, depending on the GNU/Linux distribution. curl must already be present, if it isn't, you should install it as well.

  • Download the Brizel font here, then unzip into ~/.local/share/fonts. The fc-cache -f -v command may be needed to update the fonts.

  • Copy the file located in ~/.themes/CBlue/cinnamon/TimeFull and paste it into ~/.conky (these are hidden folders: Ctrl+h to show them). You must also allow the file to run with the command chmod 750 ~/.conky/TimeFull. More informations can be found at the beginning of the file.

Prevent your conky from flickering

  • Increase the update interval in the TimeFull file.

If this is not enough:

  • Check that the dbe module is loaded with the grep LoadModule /var/log/Xorg.0.log command If the module is not present,
  • Create the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-conky.conf and add
 Section "Module
 Load "dbe
  • If you have the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, don't create the previous file but look for the Section "Module" line, then add after that line Load "dbe".
  • Then restart X (control+alt+backspace).

Plank's theme

  • Copy the file ~/.theme/CBlue/cinnamon/dock.theme to ~/.local/share/plank/themes/CBlue/.
  • I recommend the following settings:


This theme is distributed under the terms of the GPLv3.0 license.



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Gabriel Guedes
Gabriel Guedes-4 months ago
Amazing theme! Can u describe your cairo-dock settings please?
Bundy01-4 months ago
Thanks :) I replaced cairo-dock by plank. If I remember correctly, I had made settings to make the theme transparent.
timvalen-2 years ago
This theme is a breath of fresh air. The provided desktop background is a great match.
Bundy01-2 years ago
Thank you for your comment.
leandropezz-3 years ago
To solve the conky problem, what I did was open the terminal and run the command "sudo xed /etc/conky/conky.conf", paste the lines of text "~ / .themes / CBlue / cinnamon / TimeFull" and save
Bundy01-3 years ago
Hi, I don't have the '/etc/conky' folder on Arch. Can you tell me the problems you're having with Conky without your modifications?
mobygis-3 years ago
Sorry but ~/.themes/CBlue/cinnamon/TimeFull file is missing.
Bundy01-3 years ago
Hi, it's a cache problem on this site. You can download the latest version here: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/files/themes/CBlue.zip? or use the 'Spices Update' applet.
Keith Gardner
Keith Gardner-3 years ago
what is the system overview desklet at bottom left and how to customize it to add disk use? i like that it includes an ip address too.
Bundy01-3 years ago
Hi, it' s a conky. I'll be updating it soon to incorporate it into the theme.
Jean-3 years ago
Installed firefox extra theme but address bar colour does not seem to change
Jean-3 years ago
Nevermind, turns out the file was in the wrong folder
ASTAgold-3 years ago
who can i unstal it??
Bundy01-3 years ago
It's in system settings>themes>tab 'add/remove'.
SokolovGIT-3 years ago
How can I use dock with your interface?
Bundy01-3 years ago
Hi, if you're thinking about the dock at the bottom, you have to install 'cairo-dock' and then run it every boot (in Cinnamon's settings).
namia713-3 years ago
What is the name of the icon?
Bundy01-3 years ago
Hi, the icon theme of the screenshot is Numix-Circle.
Aliaksei Labotski
Aliaksei Labotski-3 years ago
What is the name of the panel, which is located in the bottom?
Bundy01-3 years ago
Hello, it's cairo-dock :)
AndrosSilva-3 years ago
I love this theme, could you do the same but in green?
Bundy01-3 years ago
Thank you. For the green theme, I created CGreen :) .
PizzaDude-4 years ago
nice :)
MTBlog-4 years ago
Hei, how to install it ?
Bundy01-4 years ago
Hi, To install a theme: Download it and decompress it in ~/.themes. You can also download and install themes straight from within Cinnamon, using the "Themes" configuration tool in the "System Settings"
Bundy01-4 years ago
Thank you :)
nguyenthanhtungn5-4 years ago
very nice