Ubuntu Mate Green Plank Theme

 

Download : MateGreenPlankTheme.tar.gz

I have made a small theme for Plank in Ubuntu Mate green.
I think it looks better than the grey default background of Plank.
This is the default Plank theme in Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus.
Compositing should be activated.

PlankMateGreen(click to enlarge)

Installation

Download and unpack MateGreenPlankTheme.tar.gz (Right click in caja -> extract here)

Open the extracted folder MateGreenPlankTheme.
Open install.txt
Open a terminal in the MateGreenPlankTheme folder.
Copy and paste the two commands from install.txt or here to the terminal and press enter (you must enter your password):

sudo tar zxf MateGreen.tar.gz -C /usr/share/plank/themes
sudo chmod -R 755 /usr/share/plank/themes/MateGreen 

You can also extract the second tar.gz and copy the containing folder MateGreen to /usr/share/plank/themes and give the right permissions with caja.
Click on Plank preferences and choose MateGreen theme.

How to install more screensavers on mate desktop

This should work for all Ubuntu linux versions. It’s testet with Linux Mint Mate 17.1 Rebecca.

Install srceensaver packages:

sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra

Make them usable with Mate:

cd /usr/share/applications/screensavers
sudo perl -p -i -e 's/OnlyShowIn=GNOME;/OnlyShowIn=GNOME;MATE;/g' *.desktop

Now you have a big selection of screensavers in your preferences.

Credits to Sergey Potapov and bladerunner6978.
http://greyblake.com/blog/2013/02/02/install-more-screensavers-on-mate-desktop/

CrunchbangPlusPlus Add launcher to tint2 panel

After installation of #!++ are some launcher defined in the tint2 configuration, but not shown.
Open the file tint2rc from the menu by selecting

Settings -> tint2 -> Edit config file

menu

Add a L to the panel_items entry in front of TSC. L is for launchers.

panel

Go to the Launcher section.
There are four launcher_icon_app entries. The both in the middle do not work.
Change them to Thunar.desktop and geany.desktop. Gedit is not installed by default in #!++.
Creating launchers is very easy.

launcher

Restart tint2.

menu1

The result should be like the picture below.

tint2