Eyecandy for Root in Linux Mint

 After adding a theme to my desktop I noticed that the programs that run as root (Synaptic, log viewer, etc) all had the relatively ugly default GTK look (ugly_pic.png)

I created the .themes and .icons directories and copied the contents of the ones in my home directory into them.

sudo mkdir /root/.themes 
sudo mkdir /root/.icons 
sudo cp -r /home/${USER}/.themes/* /root/.themes sudo 
cp -r /home/${USER}/.icons/* /root/.icons

I'm sure there may be more directories that need to be copied for other themes. 

nice_pic.png shows the same application after adding the themes to root.

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