Adapta and Papirus - My Desktop Styleguide

The styleguide used to unify the surfaces of all my desktops.

Add required PPAs

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tista/adapta
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:papirus/papirus

Install them with Roboto fonts

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install adapta-gtk-theme adapta-kde papirus-icon-theme fonts-roboto fonts-hack

Activate them in Cinnamon / KDE

    • / *: Roboto Regular 10
  • Monospace / Fixed width: Hack Regular 10
    • / small: Roboto Light 9
  • Document / -: Default with Sans Regular 10

Unify the themes in editors / IDEs

Sadly I didn’t found a truly universal theme: So here a list of used ones:

  • Solarized Dark - XED, Kate
  • Norway Today - Netbeans

Display the UEFI image at boot screen

Tested on Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3

  1. Go to /sys/firmware/acpi/bgrt and make sure the path and a file named image exists. If no, then the device doesn’t support this!
  2. Use cp /sys/firmware/acpi/bgrt/image /tmp/ to copy the UEFI image and convert it with mogrify -format png /tmp/image into a PNG.
  3. Rename the original logo with sudo mv -v /usr/share/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png /usr/share/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.orig.png
  4. And insert the vendors logo sudo cp -v /tmp/image.png /usr/share/plymouth/themes/mint-logo/logo.png
  5. Now update the initramfs to apply the change at the next reboot with sudo update-initramfs -u -k all