Everything is GREEN!

I would like Mate to do away with the green theme. The green folders, green highlight in the menu when you're highlighting an app to open. Please pick a different color or give the user a selection of colors we can use for the menu highlight and etc.

Just my 2 cents,
Chris

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Unfortunately, the GNOME team decided that user choice was - and I'm quoting here - "less important than [GNOME's] branding". Yeah. As a result, any changes to colors are quite time-consuming and involve editing multiple files by hand.
Even more unfortunately, that's just the EASIER half of the problem. Because the GNOME team has no graphics developers, several pieces of the UI use fixed-color images. So to change the color of a theme consistently across every part of it, you also have to edit up to 60 images. That's a massive waste of time which was completely avoidable, but that's how it is.

So while your request is absolutely reasonable in the abstract, and should be quite trivial in practice, it in fact requires the tiny unpaid MATE team to put in hours of work for even just one new color, let alone "a selection" of them.

I've actually recently done some of the first, "easy" part for a theme based on the classic "Clearlooks" so that the colors can be changed in just a couple of minutes (and, potentially, may someday write a little app to make it even easier). But that's only one theme out of the dozen or so that MATE currently ships with, and doesn't address the fixed-color images of the second part.

I would like Mate to do away with the green theme.

Never!

You're free to choose a non-green theme, but why would you want that? Green is the new orange!

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Here are the instructions for the (later style) Gnome2 Orange theme: https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/how-to-replace-ubuntu-mates-green/17686

Personally, I prefer the earlier Gnome2 - pre the dark window ornamentation

I expect others besides myself and @steven have built their own themes. Could we not create a community created library of alternates somewhere?

Could we not create a community created library of alternates somewhere?

We have that already: https://www.mate-look.org/browse/cat/125/order/latest/

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Actually, there is no problem here. @vkareh has already told that it is just matter of selected theme. Like this, for instance:

"Green is the new orange!"

:rofl::joy:

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I do like my blues, though. Though, as much as I am fine with Adwaita Dark, I just wish I had the wherewithal to modify the theme to my tastes.

I on the other hand can't stand blues, because they hurt my eyes, especially at night, green and orange don't

Hello CWM030

I like the green.

But if you don't like green I see your problem - there is a colour that I would not like to have in front of my eyes too often. :sunglasses:

One can go to the linux mint repositories and download the x or y icons and mint themes as a deb.Simply install.This may your best alternative to hours of tedious work trying to modify an existing icon set and themes.In case this interests you here is the place to go. packages.linuxmint.com

Adwaita Dark uses pretty tame blues. Just saying. It's dark, high contrast and easy on the eyes.

The system indicator icons suck solid ass. They don't look right. So do Pop!_OS icons. MATE themes need old-school GTK2 stuff, not CInnamon / GNOME-Shell stuff.

I disagree, I like the green theme. It says "Look at me, I'm green, and I don't care what anyone thinks" because green is one of the least popular colors.

Stick with the green, and request custom themes from the community. Tacky designs are the primary drive behind innovative designs. :slight_smile:

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You can easily create arc, materia and numix based themes and papirus based icons with the Oomox.

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