Linux Mint tips and tricks for making the best use of your system.

Posted: June 8, 2016. At: 8:04 AM. This was 1 year ago. Post ID: 9240

How to upgrade to a newer Linux Mint release.

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2.

How to update and upgrade your packages.

Type this in a terminal window.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

This command will update the package repositories and download and install package updates over the Internet.

Find a nice apt tutorial here: http://securitronlinux.com/lc/13_apt_dpkg_tutorial.pdf.

Linux Mint Cinnamon users guide. Very useful for new Linux Mint users: http://www.securitronlinux.com/debian-testing/linux-mint-users-guide-very-useful-for-all-linux-mint-fans/.

Install new themes from the Internet on Linux Mint.

There is a good selection of Linux Mint themes here: http://www.securitronlinux.com/bejiitaswrath/lovely-gtk-themes-for-the-linux-mint-mate-desktop/.

I clicked the option on this window:

Linux Mint MATE themes chooser.
Linux Mint MATE themes chooser.

But when I clicked one of the links on the page that opened, I got an error that I did not have authorization. But the main themes page is here: https://www.gnome-look.org/browse/ord/latest/. Just download a theme and place it under the ~/.themes directory and the theme will be selectable in the theme chooser dialog. Place icon themes under the ~/.icons directory.

A short GIF showing how to change Linux Mint themes.

GIF showing how to change wallpapers in Linux Mint.
GIF showing how to change wallpapers in Linux Mint.

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