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Cinnamon Questions <SOLVED FOR NOW>

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:20 am
by rbeltz48
1) How and where can I add themes so I can change the color of the panels for instance?

2) When will the ability to move an icon on the panel be available? You can add and remove but not move that I can see.

3) When will all the applets from GNOME 2 be available for adding to the panel? Such as Weather Report, CPU Frequency Monitor and others.

Though I prefer GNOME Classic, Cinnamon is looking better and better. Thanks Clem & team!

Re: Cinnamon Questions

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:31 pm
by craig10x
each new version of Cinnamon will have refinements and new features and options....things are being added in step by step so it will take time...don't expect for Cinnamon to be finished in a very short time...though actually it is progressing at a pretty rapid rate...but patience will be needed...I suspect that by the time Mint 13 is released it will be pretty mature by then.... :wink:

perhaps some others can comment on your other questions...I think the Cinnamon themes are being fixed to work in the new "muffin" which replaced "mutter"...
i'd like to see an easy way to add themes once that is all straightened out... :)

Re: Cinnamon Questions

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:14 pm
by rbeltz48
Yes, I know Cinnamon and Mate will take time to mature. GNOME has been around for about 19 years, was very mature in version 2 and worked very well. Until then, I still prefer using GNOME Classic in Mint 12. And yes, perhaps someone else has some additional info. to add to this thread. Thanks for your reply. :D

Re: Cinnamon Questions

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:25 pm
by psych
Hi, let me see if I can answer some of your questions.

1. If you're using Cinnamon 1.2 you can change themes using Cinnamon-Settings. Most of the themes available on GitHub work for Cinnamon 1.2. You can find those here:

Some, such as Eleganse and Trans-Blues did not work well for me. They had a jumbled/tiny menu. You can install them by downloading the files (the zip button in the top left), unzipping them, and placing them in ~/.themes or /usr/share/themes/ I had to reload Cinnamon for them to appear in Cinnamon Settings (alt + f2 and r). Besides that I don't know of any other way to change colors in the panel yet. You could edit the CSS if you knew how but that's way above what I can do. There are some posts on this forum which to describe that, I think.

This says that Eleganse was fixed but I haven't tested it yet: ... 8&start=20

2. I believe there was issue about that raised on Git Hub somewhere, I know I did see it somewhere. I think this is what you're talking about:

Unfortunately that doesn't answer your question but it's something to keep track of.

3. There are some that work with Cinnamon right now and more are getting hacked to work with it regularly. There are also some posts about that around here as well as some issues raised on Git Hub about it, I believe. You might find some information in this thread:

I suggest browsing through GitHub issues page: ... state=open

*Edit* Eleganse was reported fixed in the thread I linked you to. I haven't tested it out. As I stated in the other thread though, the other two were already working fine from GitHub. I'm not sure which ones were updated first.

Re: Cinnamon Questions

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:42 pm
by rbeltz48
I tried to install the cinnamon-extensions files but ran into all kinds of errors and missing dependencies problems. For now I am just going to leave Cinnamon alone until it is in a more stable state and being able to add features is easier. For now I prefer and will use GNOME Classic.

Re: Cinnamon Questions

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:43 pm
by craig10x
Or you can use Cinnamon and just wait as each new version adds various new features...really can't understand why many keep playing with various technical ways of trying to add things...when all that is needed is some patience until Clem adds in easy ways to do the same things and in a way where they will work as they are supposed to...that is what i am doing....enjoying Cinnamon as it is and also enjoying the new stuff as it gets added in!

The way i look at it, i rather not mess up my Cinnamon install by "playing with it"...There is a very old saying "patience is a virtue" something that seems to be "foreign" to some linux users :lol:

Re: Cinnamon Questions

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:32 pm
by rbeltz48
OK. I'll be waiting too. All the best.