|I'm referring to Linux Mint 17,
Cinnamon edition, in the following,
as that's what I've been using mainly today.
Get more colorful icons for power-down, log off, etc
check out the before and after, click thumbnail for full size
Start Synaptic Package Manager
Menu - Administration-
In the search box enter: ubuntu
mark Ubuntu Mono for installation
Click Apply -
when finished click close
Open Systen Settings
Click the 'Other settings' tab
Icons - select Ubuntu-mono-dark
I've also used Synaptic Package Manager to install
the pepper flash downloader and plugin to enable
flash animations in Chromium**
It's what Google chrome browser is built upon.
It does not 'phone Google' with usage stats and such,
so I prefer chromium.
Menu - Want it to read START , like Windoze?
right click on it and click configure
Put anything you wish in the test box area, but keep it short.