Cinnamon For Dummies

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Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby mykec » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Hi. I decided last year to stick with Mint 11 until this Unity/Cinnamon/MATE dust settled because I don't have the luxury of experimenting with them at my leisure and could not afford to interrupt my workflow with failures and radical revisions.

I'm still with Mint 11 on my own desktop but recently upgraded my wife's PC from Mint 7(!) to Mint 13 as Mint 7 was becoming unbearable for her to use in the absence of all the updates and her inability to obtain a current version of Firefox.

Where is there a good guide for learning one's way around the new Cinnamon UI? We have noticed that all icons align to the left in the bottom panel and we cannot find a way to fix that. For the past 10 years I have used both top and bottom panels on my desktop and I've been happy with my freedom to position my panel icons and apps wherever I want them to be. Seems like that freedom has been lost with Cinnamon. Yes? No?

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby bimsebasse » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:15 pm

I'm doing a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, it will be ready in a few days when I get my finger out.
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!

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby mykec » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:19 pm

When is Mint 14 due to arrive?

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby bimsebasse » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:37 pm

In about minus 10 days!
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!

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby jharris1993 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:41 am

bimsebasse wrote:I'm doing a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, it will be ready in a few days when I get my finger out.


Do, please, let us know. I too eagerly await your guide!

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby nomko » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:31 am

bimsebasse wrote:I'm doing a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, it will be ready in a few days when I get my finger out.


I'm curious! Inform us when it's ready! You rock bimsebasse!!!

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Re: Why no user guide for mint cinnamon edition?

Postby OldManHook » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:21 am

@Bimsebasse
Any update on the guide for Linux Mint 14? :)
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby bimsebasse » Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:44 am

Yes, bit undecided whether it should be a distro neutral Cinnamon guide or a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, and whether it should be posted in here or as part of a new (unofficial) Mint blog.

+ I'm lazy :D
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby kc1di » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:38 am

bimsebasse wrote:Yes, bit undecided whether it should be a distro neutral Cinnamon guide or a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, and whether it should be posted in here or as part of a new (unofficial) Mint blog.

+ I'm lazy :D

Well if you weren't lazy I'd say do both :) Thanks for your efforts :D
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby cwwgateway » Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:00 am

I'd personally say a distro-agnostic user guide for Cinnamon, only because almost everything else is covered in the normal Mint user guide. I'm being a little bit selfish though, as I run Debian-based stuff instead of Ubuntu.

If it were to be distro agnostic, then it might be good to include details from the download page: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?page_id=61. I would add that in LMDE you can use the Mint repo to install it and there is a cinnamon package in Sid that is currently the newest version.

Edit: Forgot to include the debian packages link: http://packages.debian.org/search?suite=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=cinnamon. It's still missing nemo, but otherwise it works and is up to date (1.6.7-1).
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby nomko » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:30 pm

Another "dummy" question: how do i know which version of Cinnamon i have without opening Synaptic?

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby abnvolk » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:34 pm

cinnamon --version, and I think Cinnamon needs an About dialog :)

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby nomko » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:45 pm

abnvolk wrote:cinnamon --version, and I think Cinnamon needs an About dialog :)

????? Sorry dude, don't know where you're talking about.... Please clarify a bit better.

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby abnvolk » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:47 pm

Oops, I mean typing "cinnamon --version" in a terminal.

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby nomko » Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:35 pm

abnvolk wrote:Oops, I mean typing "cinnamon --version" in a terminal.


AAhhh..... now you're talking :lol:
I'll try that! Thanks.

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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby jamsterthecool » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:53 pm

bimsebasse wrote:I'm doing a Mint 14 Cinnamon guide, it will be ready in a few days when I get my finger out.



Been looking for a cinnamon guide .Anyone know where one is?
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby Orbmiser » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:57 pm

Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 and 14 - Cinnamon Edition]
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-mint-after-installation-mint-13-cinnamon-edition.htm

Found useful starting out.
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby jamsterthecool » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:52 pm

thanks for that :)
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Re: Cinnamon For Dummies

Postby flyboy1565 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:43 pm

For the OP, yes cinnamon you can put the dock anywhere you what

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