luttappi wrote:I am quite new to Linux Mint (and am using 14 - Nadia RC). I migrated from Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 12.04, and find that the overall experience and responsiveness of Mint is better. However one thing that I miss the most as compared to Gnome in Ubuntu is the "thing" that you get when you hover over the top-left hotkey, which then shows the open windows and has a search box. Mint has the same top-left hotkey and shows the open windows, however there is no search functionality.
Cinnamon has broken Gnome Shell's overview into
- Menu applet (favourites bar, app view and search, launched with "super" just like the overview)
- Scale (windows overview, top left hot corner or Ctrl+Alt+Down)
- Expo (workspaces overview + windows, Ctrl+Alt+Up - can be assigned the hot corner in Cinnamon Settings)
I was struggling myself in the beginning coming from Gnome Shell but find this easier to use now. When I want to launch something I press super, type 2-3 letters, then enter. When I want to handle windows and workspaces I go into Expo which I have assigned to the hot corner.
Someone is bound to make a Gnome Shell Overview extension for Cinnamon at some point.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!