MDM: Size limit and filtering in .xsession-errors
by clem 11

With GTK, Glib and a few libraries/toolkits sending warnings at widget level, we recently saw people being unable to log in, or getting their system crawl. In Fedora a user reported his .xsession-errors had gotten larger than 500GB. Most of the information in that file was spammed by a single process and the output was ...

Improvements in mintLocale
by clem 32

Improvements in mintLocale
We got a lot of feedback on mintLocale. Many bugs were fixed and new ideas were implemented. Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll see in Linux Mint 17.1. The user interface was redesigned. We wanted to show more information but in a simpler way. Locale selection is now split between “Language” and “Region”. This ...

Improvements in the Update Manager
by clem 56

Improvements in the Update Manager
The Update Manager no longer shows package updates, but updates (i.e. one line per source package). This means you will no longer see 20 lines or so per libreoffice update but just a few. To give you an example, on my box this reduced the number of updates from 550 to just under 200. Our ...

Better looking MDM Setup
by clem 32

Better looking MDM Setup
The MDM Setup tool was redesigned: The new layout is similar to mintDesktop, with icons in the sidebar to access the different parts of the tool. The concept of “greeters” was confusing to users so it was replaced by a simpler theme selection. All themes (HTML and GDM) as well as the GTK greeter are ...

Cinnamon 2.4: Background slideshows
by clem 38

Cinnamon 2.4: Background slideshows
Credits to Joseph from the development team, Cinnamon 2.4 will gain support for background slideshows: So far, two types of background collections are supported: Cinnamon background collections, which are XML collections provided by the OS or installed via the Software Manager (in the screenshot above we can see mint-backgrounds-qiana and mint-backgrounds-petra) Filesystem directories, which you ...

Theme selection in Cinnamon 2.4
by clem 36

Theme selection in Cinnamon 2.4
Information for users: Among the many UI improvements planned for Cinnamon 2.4 is a new graphical way to select themes. It will look like that: (sorry I can’t show you the entire window yet as we’re still working on it). When you click on one of these buttons, you’ll get a list of available themes: ...

GTK 3.10.8~6 ready for testing in Romeo
by clem 3

An update to GTK made its way to Romeo today and fixes the following issues: Fixed crash in GtkLockButton if a button with permission set to NULL is clicked (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=728992) GdkCursor: Don’t leak a cairo surface (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=729670) Don’t implement popup_menu in GtkWindow (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=722106) Beta-testers can apply this update by enabling the Romeo repository in Software ...

Cinnamon Screensaver gets custom date format
by clem 11

Corbin added support for custom date and time formats in the screensaver. You can use that to give the date and time the format you want, or you can remove them and get a clean screensaver which only shows the background.. or you can write whatever you want in there (for instance: “KIDS: DON’T TOUCH ...

New Nemo toolbar
by clem 52

New Nemo toolbar
The Nemo toolbar was slightly modified. In particular Joseph modified Mint-X and Nemo to improve the look of the breadcrumb pathbar. Toolbar buttons were also adapted to look consistent with the pathbar.

Emblems in Nemo!
by clem 16

Emblems in Nemo!
Emblems are coming back in Nemo! In GNOME 2 you could right-click a file or a directory, click Properties and assign it a little emblem icon. You can enjoy that feature in MATE but for some reason it was removed from GNOME 3 and thus it never made it to Cinnamon. Anyway, this came to ...