Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by LexMK » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:26 pm

tbonney wrote:I'm trying out Cinnamon and I can't seem to find a setting to move the panel and menu to the top of the screen rather than the default bottom. Is that possible?
Still no but it's going to be in the complete version. Keep waiting and updating! :wink:
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by tbonney » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:34 pm

Thanks! Maybe it is just all my years of working on Macs. But launch bars on the bottom of the screen feel too Windoze like to me. I'll wait patiently for the update. :D

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by burak » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:00 pm

tbonney wrote:Thanks! Maybe it is just all my years of working on Macs. But launch bars on the bottom of the screen feel too Windoze like to me. I'll wait patiently for the update. :D
Yes, panel at the bottom is weird!
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by craig10x » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:41 pm

that's understandable for you mac guys...but us ex-windows fellas generally prefer the bottom panel :lol:
that feature (move to top) will eventually be available in Cinnamon...just not at the moment...
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by maxdule » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:11 pm

As far as I can recollect, Windows panel could be placed on the top as well. Something that I will never, ever accept, in any OS, at least not until this is the only option available. And I can't possibly describe my happiness when I logged into Cinnamon for the first time and saw there is one and only - bottom panel. 8)

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by kmb42vt » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:17 pm

pluraldave wrote:Better to start a new thread for specific issues rather than posting in a discussion thread.

1. Don't know.

3. a) Flick your mouse up into the top left corner to activate the overlay and then drag and drop the application onto the workspace you would like to move it to.
b) Use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+shift + (left/right) depending on which way you want to move it.

In Gnome-shell workspaces are vertical so you can just drag up/down in the overlay mode (but not "normal" mode) but in Cinnamon the workspaces have been changed to horizontal so dragging doesn't work. I'd guess that this is something that will change as Cinnamon is developed.

ps: what happened to 2? :p
#2 has been consistant quirk shall we say. For me, when I first upgraded to 1.1.3 Places was there in the menu one day and then next. Then, a bit later, it was back and it's been there ever since. If you're not running the default Cinnamon theme then switch back to it. If you are then switch to a diffrent theme and switch back. These are just suggestions as i really don't know what brought it back for me. I had logged out into MATE to test something and then back into Cinnamon during the period Places was missing but I'm not saying that fixed it.

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by Arrow2Knee » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:47 pm

Does Cinnamon need 3D Acceleration?

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by truexfan81 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:56 pm

Arrow2Knee wrote:Does Cinnamon need 3D Acceleration?
its a fork of gnome shell, which requires 3d acceleration so i'm going to go with "Yes" :wink:

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by olle » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:05 pm

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inxi -Gx

answering "Direct Rendering:Yes" should be OK ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Rendering_Manager

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by mank_in » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:14 pm

olle wrote:answering "Direct Rendering:Yes" should be OK ?
usually yes , but i don't think it will be working if GLX Renderer : software rasterizer.

This is "quote from mr. AlbertP in" Cinnamon NOT working :
Direct Rendering Yes does not prove that 3D is working. If the GLX Renderer is "Rasterizer" or "N/A" your graphics card lacks a 3D driver, or the driver is not working OK

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by olle » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:28 pm

So any tools then ?

Or just try and fail method ?

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glxinfo | grep -i "direct rendering"
you must get "direct rendering" as the answer.

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glxinfo | grep -i "Software Rasterizer"
you must get no answer.

Source:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/31488/ho ... 3d-support

Pls cfm !
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by zerozero » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:41 pm

have not yet tried any of these two themes, but it's the first time cinnamon appears in dA

1- Wood'nTux by rcv-2011
http://browse.deviantart.com/customizat ... n#/d4hu8xh
2- New Elements by perj132
http://perj132.deviantart.com/art/New-E ... namon&qo=3
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by bimsebasse » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:38 pm

Haha, Zero, I was about to make that exact post!

Anyway, extra thumbnails:

New Elements
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Wood thing
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At this speed there wil be 20-25 themes to choose from in 4 months time.
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by cwwgateway » Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:41 pm

Does anybody besides me find the way the menu kind of blurs when you click on it while using the elementary theme annoying? Is it purposeful or a mistake (I guess only the author knows if it's purposeful, but still)?
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by bimsebasse » Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:05 pm

Yeah that's not so well done - easy to change though:

open the theme css as root

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sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/'New Elements'/cinnamon/cinnamon.css 
find this bit

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.panel-button:active,
.panel-button:overview,
.panel-button:focus {
    border-image: url("panel-button-border.svg") 10 10 0 2;
    background-image: url("panel-button-highlight-wide.svg");
    color: #333333;
    text-shadow: black 0px 2px 2px;
And change text-shadow to e.g. "...1px 1px;" instead of "...2px 2px".
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by cwwgateway » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:14 am

bimsebasse wrote:Yeah that's not so well done - easy to change though:

open the theme css as root

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sudo gedit /usr/share/themes/'New Elements'/cinnamon/cinnamon.css 
find this bit

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.panel-button:active,
.panel-button:overview,
.panel-button:focus {
    border-image: url("panel-button-border.svg") 10 10 0 2;
    background-image: url("panel-button-highlight-wide.svg");
    color: #333333;
    text-shadow: black 0px 2px 2px;
And change text-shadow to e.g. "...1px 1px;" instead of "...2px 2px".
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by drcasper » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:58 pm

craig10x wrote:that's understandable for you mac guys...but us ex-windows fellas generally prefer the bottom panel :lol:
that feature (move to top) will eventually be available in Cinnamon...just not at the moment...
Exactly! The top panel like Unity and Gnome3 is a deal breaker for me, it is that annoying. When I heard that Top panel can not be placed down on Unity it was "FORMAT C" time :lol:
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by bimsebasse » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:45 pm

I have added a Cinnamon section to this thread, currently contains these entries:

5. Cinnamon
a. What it is and how to install it
b. Configuring Cinnamon
c. How to install and change Cinnamon themes
d. Hide the workspace switcher
e. Remove the battery tray icon percentage indicator thing happening
f. Built-in desktop recording tool
g. Adding extensions in Cinnamon

If you have ideas or requests for more, I'm all ears :)
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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by wei2912 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:55 am

zerozero wrote:have not yet tried any of these two themes, but it's the first time cinnamon appears in dA

1- Wood'nTux by rcv-2011
http://browse.deviantart.com/customizat ... n#/d4hu8xh
2- New Elements by perj132
http://perj132.deviantart.com/art/New-E ... namon&qo=3
BTW Minty is already ported at http://satya164.deviantart.com/art/Cinn ... -278062673

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Re: Another DE option for Mint 12 - Cinnamon

Post by cwwgateway » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:17 am

wei2912 wrote:
zerozero wrote:have not yet tried any of these two themes, but it's the first time cinnamon appears in dA

1- Wood'nTux by rcv-2011
http://browse.deviantart.com/customizat ... n#/d4hu8xh
2- New Elements by perj132
http://perj132.deviantart.com/art/New-E ... namon&qo=3
BTW Minty is already ported at http://satya164.deviantart.com/art/Cinn ... -278062673
There is now a thread (call Cinnamon Themes) to post cinnamon themes: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=91028
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