Hi, struggling a bit here. I installed Mint 13 Maya Cinnamon version (32 bit) on a PC dual booting with WinXP.
I had an odd and so far unsolved freezing issue with Firefox in the Cinnamon environment (see viewtopic.php?f=90&t=123958
) which makes that desktop unusable for me at the moment. However, I don't experience the same problems using the MATE desktop environment.
I feel rather foolish in confessing that I can't remember if I had to install the MATE desktop environment in Cinnamon-flavoured Mint, or if it was already there. But if I Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to get to a login prompt, I can select MATE under the session tab, and my system boots into a MATE desktop. However, this doesn't seem to be the Mint-flavoured MATE - the taskbar is at the top (it does have a MintMenu Icon), but I can't find the Mint Control Centre anywhere.
So my question is two-fold: 1) Can I add the Mint Control Centre? and 2) When switching between different desktops, are they completely isolated from each other? That is, running in MATE, I can see the Cinnamon Settings Applet under Preferences. Would that do anything in MATE, and would any changes made to it in MATE carry over if and when I switched back to Cinnamon?