Tuesday, September 18

Cinnamon 1.6 Released with New Features

Cinnamon desktop environment has just received a new release that brings numerous new features and bug fixes.

Changelog (version 1.6):
  • Workspace names
  • Window quicklists applet
  • Notifications applet
  • Configurable Alt-Tab features like thumbnails and window previews
  • Improved sound applet
  • Edge flip
  • Grid view in expo
  • Configurable panel heights
  • Panel auto-hide delay options
  • Expo and Scale applets
  • Brightness applet
  • Mouse scroll to switch windows in window list applet
  • “Close all” and “Close other” in window list applet
  • Backgrounds selection
  • Nemo integration
  • Cinnamon 2D (A new session which uses software rendering, to help people troubleshoot compatibility problems with Cinnamon)
  • Workspaces and Menu pages in Cinnamon Settings
  • Faster menu filtering
  • Menu activation on hover
  • Settings applet is now part of the panel context menu
  • New widgets (for Applet developers): radio buttons and checkboxes
  • Many bug fixes
  • Full changelog here
If you want to try out Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04, install it from Cinnamon nightly PPA by running commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon muffin nemo

This is experimental PPA that hosts development builds. You can wait for stable PPA to get updated if you don't want to use a nightly PPA on your system.

Some screenshots:


Rain said...

I think I might start to use this as my main now.

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