Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Joe_Linux » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:35 pm

Regarding the "Themes" button. It seems as though it could do something more all encompassing such as "System Configuration" or simply "Configuration".

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by kmb42vt » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:10 pm

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z06gal wrote:Just updated Cinnamon and love the panel auto hide and the ability to right click in the menu to put icons wherever we want them. This is going to be a really nice de by Mint 13. Great work Clem!! :D
Where do you set the panel to auto hide?
Via gsettings right now but the easiest way is to install 'dconf-tools' if you haven't already (search for it in Synaptic). The package includes the Dconf Editor which you can use to adjust Cinnamon settings among other things. Once installed start the Dconf Editor from the menu then, in the editor, look for 'Org' in the left sidebar, expand it via the arrow beside 'Org' and then click on Cinnamon. In the right hand panel you'll see a check box for auto-hiding the panel, just check it and the Panel should now auto-hide.
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by bimsebasse » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:39 pm

Impressed by the improvements in the new Cinnamon 1.1.3. - this coming from the chairman of the shouldhavestuckwithgnomeshell board :D

The right click and add to panel from the menu works smoooooth and the possibility to (easily) remove the weirdly out of place and meaningless always-on-top-of-your-windows infinity icon takes care of business.

More info here: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=99
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by m4daredsun » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:54 pm

Daniel4lm wrote:This is my Cinnamon 1.1.2 desktop on LM12. This is Cinnamon (not gnome shell) theme 'Eleganse' (originally Elegance by satya164) that I rewrote a little to my taste. For now, theme works well, but Clem and the rest of the team are planning some changes to the compatibility with the GS themes and introduce new widgets and styles.

Unpack and copy the theme to /usr/share/themes/ because it appears in /.themes/ place themes are not properly detected(bug?).

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Grrrrrrreat theme!

Thanks for sharing :mrgreen:
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by bimsebasse » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:57 pm

Daniel's theme greatly improves Cinnamon visually. Cinnamon's look is probably - and understandably - not a priority at this point in the development, but the default block of grey certainly isn't attractive. MGSE never really shone in the looks department either.
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by KBD47 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:32 am

Cinnamon is looking better and better. Nice to be able to easily add apps to the panel and desktop. I'm hoping we will soon see a choice of panel applets for Cinnamon, like a weather applet and cpu temp applet.
All in all it's looking very good.
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Arrow2Knee » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:42 am

When compiling it still says that the compile schemas can't be found, while it s listed under /usr/bin/ as glib-compile-schemas ...

No1 who can help me with that?

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by viking777 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:15 am

viking777 wrote:
I've used this section of the dconf-editor (as shown in the image in the referenced tutorial) to tailor both my Favorites section of the menu and my Panel to my liking and it works well. I'm sure Clem intends to make this a lot easier as time goes on but for now it's the only way.
Out of interest have you ever got more than 4 favourites to show up at any one time, because I can't. I can add as many as I like in dconf-editor but only the first 4 ever show up, as the Favourites panel never resizes beyond 4 items. Don't know why. It is a virtual machine I am running it on not a full install maybe that makes a difference? But it shouldn't.
I just updated to cinnamon 1.1.3 and the favourites menu is working normally now.
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Daniel4lm » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:38 am

m4daredsun wrote:
Daniel4lm wrote:
Grrrrrrreat theme!

Thanks for sharing :mrgreen:
Thanks. I uploaded Eleganse and dark glass theme for Cinnamon 1.1.3.

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by davedarkblade » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:50 am

is strictly necessary maintain the exposé-like windows select and the user-theme extension (the one opened by the botton in the top left corner) or they will be removed?

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Daniel4lm » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:04 am

davedarkblade wrote:is strictly necessary maintain the exposé-like windows select and the user-theme extension (the one opened by the botton in the top left corner) or they will be removed?
I guess you are saying about hotcorner (top left corner button). Technically speaking it can be hided or removed now in Cinnamon 1.1.3 can hide (dconf editor or gsettings ).

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gsettings set org.cinnamon overview-corner-visible false  gsettings set org.cinnamon overview-corner-hover false

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by davedarkblade » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:28 am

I'm speaking about the "old-style" menu, the one that opens when I click the hotcorner.

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Kakao » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:42 am

There is a community initiative to port Cinnamon to Fedora:

Cinnamon guide for F16 (replacement for gnomes-hell)

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by z06gal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:07 pm

I have the eleganse theme installed and want to make the panel solid black but can't seem to get it that way. I have changed the transparency but it doesn't change it so, does anyone know how I can achieve a totally black panel? Thanks in advance :wink:


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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by kmb42vt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:24 pm

z06gal wrote:I have the eleganse theme installed and want to make the panel solid black but can't seem to get it that way. I have changed the transparency but it doesn't change it so, does anyone know how I can achieve a totally black panel? Thanks in advance :wink:


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Robin - In /usr/share/themes/Eleganse/cinnamon/cinnamon.css I changed line 599 (under /* Panel */ section) to the following:

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background-color: rgba(0,0,0,1.0);
I saved the change, restarted Cinnamon and now my panel is solid black. :D
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by z06gal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:44 pm

Thank you kmb! That worked perfectly. I was putting 1 instead of 1.0 Got it the way I want it now :wink: :D

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by lurkatron » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:59 pm

how do u get the extensions mentioned on the fedora site in mint?
cinnamon-extension-apps-menu
cinnamon-extension-dock
cinnamon-extension-drive-menu
cinnamon-extension-places-menu
cinnamon-extension-systemMonitor
cinnamon-extension-windows-navigator
cinnamon-extension-xrandr-indicator

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by maxdule » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:15 pm

Anyone with the info about the doubled keyboard layout icons?

http://imageshack.us/f/85/keyboardlayout.png/

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by kmb42vt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:19 pm

lurkatron wrote:how do u get the extensions mentioned on the fedora site in mint?
cinnamon-extension-apps-menu
cinnamon-extension-dock
cinnamon-extension-drive-menu
cinnamon-extension-places-menu
cinnamon-extension-systemMonitor
cinnamon-extension-windows-navigator
cinnamon-extension-xrandr-indicator
Note: These extensions cannot be used in new Cinnamon DE (yet). Only in the default 'Gnome' (gnome-shell/MGSE) DE.

Via the new Gnome Shell Extensions website:

https://extensions.gnome.org/

It's simply a matter of clicking on the extension you want and flicking a switch--literally. :D

Keep in mind that the list you referenced shows the actual filename of the extension and not the real life name. For example 'apps-menu' is listed as 'Applications Menu' at the above site. The only one I couldn't find is the equivalent of the 'drive-menu'. It's there but it's real name is obviously quite different than it's filename. Also, make sure you check the "Installed extensions" list on that site (link is at the top of the Gnome Shell Extensions page) as MGSE already includes some of the extensions available already.
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Arrow2Knee » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:49 pm

Arrow2Knee wrote:When compiling it still says that the compile schemas can't be found, while it s listed under /usr/bin/ as glib-compile-schemas ...

No1 who can help me with that?

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