Mid August I installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon from scratch and had the idea to share all the steps I undertake to fully customize my linux desktop. The movies have been numbered from 1 to … so you can easily follow all the changes I made to my computer and take out what you need.

During these weeks I have been working with icons and themes and from these movies I made two other playlists.

On github I share all my scripts and knowledge how to improve your linux system. You can download these scripts and use them yourself. Change the lines by editing it with sublime-text or other text or code editors.

https://github.com/erikdubois/Ultimate-Linux-Mint-18-Cinnamon

End 2016 Linux Mint 18.1 was launched. The scripts for this system can be found here. The steps I undertake are still the same as with Linux Mint 18.

https://github.com/erikdubois/Ultimate-Linux-Mint-18.1-Cinnamon

Only 25 movies are shown on the site. See the rest on my channel.

Over 100+ youtube tutorials. Follow these and you will get a kickstart in linux.

You can read more here. This is just the playlist from Youtube.

1 updating of linux mint before you start the customisation

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : first lets us update the system by running the update manager. About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat…

2 further updating of linux mint kernel update

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : after the update - we still need to update the kernel a bit further About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra…

3 getting the github files for easy installation

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix icons, plank, personal settings of cinnamon, gimp…

4 downloading and installing the latest kernel - mute

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : how to get the latest kernel and where to find it. Kernel not suitable, go to a terminal and type sudo apt-get remove linux-image-4.7* sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.7* About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that nev…

5.1 installing the kernel

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : running the script to install the latest kernel in linux mint About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat …

5.2 kernel installed and a reboot is necessary

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : the kernel is installed - showing the change in grub About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix rem…

6 rebooting into new kernel and installing screenfetch

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : new kernel installed - installation of screenfetch About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix…

7 installing all the applications at once

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : installation of all the major applications and going over the scripts About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ult…

8 starting and setting preferences of variety

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : variety will rotate great wallpapers to enhance your desktop experience - settings explained About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, a…

9 starting firefox and making sure the search box works with google

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : firefox does not use google as standard search engine fix About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numi…

10 installing lastpass and xmarks in firefox

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : installing extensions like lastpass and xmarks in firefox About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numi…

11 showing the bookmarks in firefox

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : xmarks keeps bookmarks online - making bookmarks visible About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix…

12 downloading, installing and setting the sardi icon theme 18 icon themes

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : downloading and installing the sardi icon theme About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix ic…

13 hardcodefixer to fix icons that have hardcoded icons in them

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : some icons will never change whatever theme you choose - fixing hardcoded icons About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky,…

14 how to fix icons that break your theme that do not follow the icon theme do it yourself manually

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : what are hardcoded icons - how to change them manually and with the script About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, supe…

15 changing the theme to mint y dark in linuxmint 18

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : changing the theme and choosing a darker theme About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix ico…

16 changing the start icon of linux mint to one of sardi start icons

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix icons, plank, personal settings of cinnamon, gimp…

17 changing the icon in variety to follow the sardi icon theme

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : changing the variety icon in your bottom panel About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix ico…

18 update manager of linux mint will follow the sardi icon theming

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : the update manager is not showing a new sardi icon About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix…

19 installing applets in linux mint 18 force quit reload cinnamon weather

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : installing three applets - reload cinnamon, force quit and weather About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra …

20 installing dropbox as your online backup

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : install dropbox as backup for your files About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix icons, pl…

21 making the linux terminal look transparent

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : making the terminal transparent - personal settings About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remi…

22 installing zsh to make the terminal experience a pretty one

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : zsh is powerful but certainly beautiful About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola conky, super ultra flat numix remix icons, pla…

23 installing zsh and trying it for the first time

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : zsh has been installed and changed in the terminal type "sudo chsh your_username -s /bin/zsh then reboot About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh…

24 installing gtk ark theme from github horst 3180

Complete Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon complete customisation of your desktop This movie : installation of the gtk arc theme from horst https://github.com/horst3180/arc-theme About 40 short movies to completely change your desktop experience for linux. Updating, kernel installation, applications installation, variety settings, firefox and google search, lastpass and xmarks, sardi icon theme, fixing icons that never change, theme installation of vertex and arc, applets, dropbox, zsh, printer, aureola co…

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