Zenith Cinnamon and Mate Zorin OS Style Themes (XFWM4, too)

As users look to Cinnamon and even to Mate desktops, they must also contend with the Zorin OS default themes not fully working on them.

Until now...
Starting at the first of the series (I will make each theme)
Zenith Blue-Dark for Cinnamon or Mate desktops on Zorin OS 15 or Zorin OS 16.
This includes the Metacity Window Borders (I styled them to close no matter how far you jam the pointer into the corner per comments made by a few users requesting that in Gnome and XFCE).
Cinnamon panel and Desktop theme.
Cinnamenu and StarkMenu are automatically themed in, as well.
Mate Menu, Mint menu, Advanced Mate Menu and Brisk menu.

This Does Not Include the gtk theme - As you are using Zorin and Zorin comes with the Zorin-Blue-Dark theme... Use Zorin-blue-dark on the setting for controls. This package contains only the Metacity and the Cinnamon themes. (This is because the Zorin Themes are Zorins, and I was not willing to duplicate them and include them in my repository).
Use Zenith Blue-Dark for the metacity Window Borders and for the Cinnamon Desktop Theme.
Of course... I could not resist adding my own touch to the style...

To Install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-blue-dark

The rest will follow as I make them...
And please alert me to issues or bugs or something I missed...

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Okay again WOW!!(since I was banished to another Zenith)

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Zenith-Grey-Dark now available with all the same caveats as the above O.P.:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-grey-dark

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Like it just tried it, wanted to see the looks on XFCE.

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Also... The above are additions for Cinnamon and Mate that is being used on Zorin OS.
Zorin OS Lite (XFCE) already provides the Zorin Themes.

Zenith-Purple-Dark now available with all the same caveats as the above O.P.

Zenith-Red-Dark now available with all the same caveats as the above O.P.:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-purple-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-red-dark

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Zenith-Orange-Dark now available with all the same caveats as the above O.P.

Zenith-Green-Dark now available with all the same caveats as the above O.P.:

That is now all of the Dark Themes

Up Next are the Light themes... But I will be taking a break for a time, so please be patient.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-orange-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-green-dark

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A quick reminder of Intent:

Zorin OS comes with the Zorin Themes, of which you have Zorin-blue-dark, Zorin-red-dark... and so on. These only fully work on Gnome and XFCE, as those are the desktops that come with Zorin OS.
These Zenith themes are complimentary, to add the Additional Support for Mate or Cinnamon Desktops; as Zorin already includes the themes for XFCE and Gnome.

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The above Zenith themes:
Zenith-Blue-Dark
Zenith-Grey-Dark
Zenith-Purple-Dark
Zenith-Red-Dark
Zenith-Green-Dark
Zenith-Orange-Dark

...all now updated to include an XFWM4 theme for Zorin OS Lite.
You can select the appropriate Zenith Theme for the Window Manager Settings and the appropriate matching Zorin Theme for the Appearance Settings.

This will increase the Grab Area on All Windows for Resizing on XFCE Zorin Lite.

I will continue later to add Zenith-(COLOR)-Light themes in future.

If you already have a Zenith Theme installed:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

To install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aravisian/gtk-theming

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-grey-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-blue-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-purple-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-red-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-orange-dark

sudo apt update && sudo apt install zenith-green-dark

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Thank you very much :), talking about going an extra mile.

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MAGIC!!! Now I can resize windows without saying bad words!!

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Really great work @Aravisian making this theme available to cinnamon (and mate) users!!! Thank you very much.
Any news on the -Light themes? Especially the window decorations would be handy. Personally I prefer dark panel and menu but light window decorations.

Btw. Is it intended that the Zenith Dark Desktop themes do not show the bar below running apps on the panel in Cinnamon D.E.? With other Desktop themes there is a visible line below running apps.

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The visible bar is a way of showing; there are many... some light the entire button or change the button appearance. I probably used one of my own methods for showing the currently opened tasklist button.
I do not use Gnome, so I may have missed some of the details on how Zorin Theme looks on that D.E. Feedback like this helps suss those details out. I will look into fixing this.

No news other than a series of works in progress...
I have been quite busy lately and slowly working my way through lists of projects between work.