After installing Linux Mint with the KDE desktop I did a couple things after install to tweak the OS to my liking.
To Get Desktop Icons To Have White Text:
1. Go to /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/ and add the following text to the file named gtk.css:
text-shadow: 1px 1px @desktop_item_text_shadow;
background-color: alpha(#D64A38, 0.9);
You can replace Adwaita with whatever theme you’re using and the
color codes to whichever colors you choose (#FFFFFF is for white, which
is perfect for me)
To Install Cinnamon Along Side KDE:
1. First, get familiar with these 3 packages:
kWIN - desktop manager - wobbly windows/ ect.
Compiz - Desktop manager
Fusion- For multiple desktop environments, you can switch between them.
2. I ran "apt-get install cinnamon". This will install Cinnamon.
Issue: After I installed Cinnamon on top of KDE and rebooted, I lost a lot of changes that I had made on the Cinnamon DE (desktop environment) and it would only let me login to my KDE DE.
To Fix: In the KDE DE, I went to Configure Desktop - MDM (login Window section) - and changed the sections that checked the "Limit Session Output" and "Filter the session output".