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How can I use Cinnamon panel menu in gnome 2

Postby rajkumar on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:34 pm

Hello,
THis is first time I have installed Cinnamon Mint 16
I have activated gnome 2 sesion while login so I can use one of the emerald theme.
But this has disabled Cinnamon Mint panel(nice trasperent like Windows 7) and made it look like gnome.
Is is possible to get the Cinnmon panel while keeping emerald theme?
Below is my config:
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Thank you
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Re: How can I use Cinnamon panel menu in gnome 2

Postby kc1di on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:43 am

Hello Raj and welcome to Linux Mint,

I may be wrong but I don't think what your trying to do is possible. as Cinnamon is built on Gnome 3 and gnome 2 will not support it.
the closest you may come is to install the Mate desktop which in Mint has the mint panel installed.
good luck :)
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Re: How can I use Cinnamon panel menu in gnome 2

Postby killer de bug on Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:50 am

That's true !

You're trying to use a Gnome 3 "applet" on a Gnome 2 "system". That's impossible.
Try to use Cinnamon and look here for more themes: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes

Some are very nice
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Re: How can I use Cinnamon panel menu in gnome 2

Postby nomko on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:18 am

rajkumar wrote:Hello,
THis is first time I have installed Cinnamon Mint 16

Mint 16??? Wow...time traveller huh?? :mrgreen:
Latest version which is released is Mint 14, Mint 15 is on it's way and will be released in April.


rajkumar wrote:I have activated gnome 2 sesion while login so I can use one of the emerald theme.
But this has disabled Cinnamon Mint panel(nice trasperent like Windows 7) and made it look like gnome.
Is is possible to get the Cinnmon panel while keeping emerald theme?

there's an option to use an applet under Cinnamon which gives you back the good old Gnome2 look and feel: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/51. I think this is what you need.

The themes page on the cinnamon spiced website doesn't show an emerald theme... Just plain Cinnamon and the Gnome2 applet can do the trick for you is my opinion.
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Re: How can I use Cinnamon panel menu in gnome 2

Postby rajkumar on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:35 pm

My apologies for delayed reply and reporting incorrect Mint version, its Mint 14.
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Release:   14
Codename:   nadia


Thank you all for help. I will start in opposite way, keep gnome3 session with Cinnamon panel and see if I can apply some theme to change window colors/title and decoration. Most of Cinnamont themes just change tone of pannel and leaves window color gray for all windows whichs makes it difficult to see active and inactive window.
I will take a look at Mate Desktop as well.
I would like to retain my window decoration below without loosing the Cinnamon's sleek pannel with abillity to search programs,

Mint rocks! :D

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