Last time I bought a laptop I wanted to give Cinnamon a shot, but at that time it was a bit too sluggish on my hardware and I settled for XFCE. Now it's time for another laptop purchase, and I would like to run LM 17 Cinnamon on it. I tried it in a VM and I'm pleased to see that it's become very polished - good job!
From XFCE (and previously, GNOME 2) I'm used to having a full width visible bar at the top, and a more narrow, auto hidden, bar with menu + launchers at the bottom. I set up the bottom bar to have greater height, be centered, and have its width auto adjusted. Is there a way to configure such a panel in Cinnamon, that is - how do I configure a panel's width, either to a fixed value or (preferrably) to be auto adjusted? I could not find such a setting while trying LM 17 Cinnamon in a VM.
The answer is apparently no.