Problems with Cinnamon

Please post suggestions for improvement of Cinnamon on:
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Problems with Cinnamon

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Hi.

I have LM12 installed in Vbox. These are some issues I have with Cinnamon:

1. Cant change panel icon sizes.
2. Get it to remember open programs upon reboot.
3. No bootup logo - could I at least have text or some way of showing the system is loading up.
4. Stop LM12 from auto logging in.
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon

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RytronII wrote:1. Cant change panel icon sizes.
Search for a theme with icons the size you like, there are lots themes here: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes
RytronII wrote:2. Get it to remember open programs upon reboot.
Not a Cinnamon problem. That behaviour was removed from Ubuntu (the distro that Mint is based upon) since Natty. Use hibernate instead.
RytronII wrote:3. No bootup logo - could I at least have text or some way of showing the system is loading up.
Not a Cinnamon problem: "In Linux Mint 12 the boot splash screen is completely black. It doesn't show a logo with green dots as it used to. This is by design."
RytronII wrote:4. Stop LM12 from auto logging in.
Not a Cinnamon problem. If you don't want autologin edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and remove any line containing the expression "autologin-user".
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon

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Hi esteban1uy.

Thank you that very informative reply. Cheers.

Why did they ditch the bootup green dots? It seems odd without them.
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon

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My boot-up times are really big so this is a bit annoying. :/

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I see the auto login by default as a major security issue. :idea:
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Re: Problems with Cinnamon

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I'm new at Mint, used Ubuntu previously in addition to Mac and PC over the years. if you are going to base launching and access to everything on your panel then readability is essential. To me Cinnaon is the most usable dist of Ubuntu/Mint distributions I've found, except that the panel is barely readable (I'm an old guy).

While everything else seems adjustable this is remarkably fixed and cramped. Hopefully in 13 this will be approached, (It would be great to be able to scale it to the size desired)

I'm amazed at the high quality work and terrific progress on this distribution. Many thanks.

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