Out of the box, many desktops out of the box are “not nice” or just unpolished.

This is one of the faqs people ask me:

how can I make my future distro look amazing?

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  • we need to figure out where any desktop keeps its settings .config .local or …
  • we use a workflow so we can analyze what files matter for the desktop
  • theme your system
  • compare with meld what changed to the .config .local folder or other folders
  • we change also Cinnamon settings besides icons, themes, background, …
  • we learn that the settings are in .config/dconf/user
  • we can edit/read the dconf/user file with dconf-editor
  • that is the file we need to theme Cinnamon
  • that file needs to go in our package