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Cinnamon Desktop with Nemo

Posted Sat 03 Oct 2015 09:14:36 AM CEST Florian Lohoff in

I switched to cinnamon 2 weeks ago and i like it A LOT. Its much better than Gnome 3 and its as simple as i'd like a desktop to be.

One thing which disturbed me was the font color and size of the Icons on the Desktop. The file manager with Cinnamon is called nemo and handles the Desktop.

To fix the font color add a file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css with the following content. Afterwards restart nemo:

.nemo-desktop.nemo-canvas-item {
    color: #FFFFFF;
    text-shadow: 1px 1px @desktop_item_text_shadow;
}

To then fix the font size

gsettings set org.nemo.desktop font 'Sans 11'

Voila ...