Cinnamon 2.8: Better sound applet
by clem 70

Cinnamon 2.8: Better sound applet
In Cinnamon 2.8 the sound applet will feature the following layout: The track info and media controls are now part of a new overlay which sits on top of the cover art. For supported players, a flat position bar is displayed underneath. This bar shows you how far you are in the song, and you ...

Mint 17.3: Easier WM selection in MATE and Xfce, improved Compiz, Compton and Openbox support
by clem 85

Mint 17.3: Easier WM selection in MATE and Xfce, improved Compiz, Compton and Openbox support
  There’s something cool in store for MATE and Xfce users. It was implemented this week and it’s coming in Linux Mint 17.3. The “Desktop Settings” tool will now support the following window/compositing managers under MATE and Xfce: Marco, Metacity, Xfwm4, Openbox, Compiz and Compton. A new help section was added to explain various concepts ...

MATE: Small improvements in display settings and power management
by clem 16

Work continues on MATE. The display settings received the following improvements: – They show the output names as well as display names (This feature was recently added to Cinnamon 2.8). – A new “Set as primary” button was added to set the selected monitor as primary (among other things this allows you to define where ...

MATE: Better touchpad support
by clem 27

MATE: Better touchpad support
Work started on MATE. Today it received support for 2-finger and 3-finger clicks as well as natural scrolling.

Cinnamon 2.8: Visual workspace switcher applet
by clem 43

Cinnamon 2.8: Visual workspace switcher applet
The workspace switcher applet is now able to show a visual representation of your workspaces, with little cubes for the windows inside of them :) In the example above you’re looking at two workspaces with three windows each. A couple of things to consider: This hasn’t been themed yet, so it should look nicer by ...