The only changes worth sharing were in the right side of the screen. I made conky less wide in order to have more of the background image visible and removed nm-applet and sound applet. I've never had to use the nm-applet anyway. As for the sound applet, I was unable to find its symbolic icon in order to change it with a better one, so I removed that one too and set the audioplayer to display it's icon in tray, so that I know it's running. If I need to access sound settings, I do it through the Menu.
On Cinnamon removing the gnome nm-applet brings forth the cinnamon's applet which can't be removed or uninstalled but I found a way to get rid of it:
Autostart with a delay of 3 seconds:
sh -e /media/1000GB/PROGRAMS/LINUX/SYSTEM/AUTOSTART/KILL-NM-APPLET/kill-nm-applet.sh
kill-nm-applet.sh is executable and contains
so no more annoying nm-applet.