Vertical Panels
by SimonB 17

Vertical Panels
A change to allow vertical panels has been added, and is lined up for the next release of Cinnamon. We have added the ability to have panels at the side of your screen in exactly the same way as you can currently have them at bottom and top.  There are some enforced differences, because there is ...

Libxapp, and Blanking other monitors
by clem 2

Libxapp, and Blanking other monitors
Screen blanking in Xplayer Xplayer, the media player, was given the availability to blank other monitors. If you have more than one monitor, you can now press the “Blank Other Monitors” button when playing a video in full screen. Your video will continue playing and all your other monitors will turn black. The blanking can ...

Sublime-like search bar in Xed
by clem 27

Sublime-like search bar in Xed
Xed, the text editor, was given a brand new search and replace bar. When performing a search, the text is no longer obstructed by a dialog box. Instead, the search bar appears at the bottom of the editor. The search is progressive and you can simply jump from one result to the next by pressing ...

Addressing FUD
by clem 58

About FUD within the Linux community I find it really despicable to see developers, maintainers and communities from competing projects create and spread FUD about Linux Mint in an effort to promote their own distribution. At this cost, getting more users is futile. Of course, a project needs a large audience to succeed, but what ...

Design Team working on Spices website
by clem 49

Design Team working on Spices website
About a week ago, I decided to create a new team, dedicated to artwork, style and design for Linux Mint. The main goal of this team is to restyle our various websites, but also long term to work in coordination with the development team to make various aspects of our distribution more pleasing to the ...

Plasma 5 is coming
by clem 24

Plasma 5 is coming
The KDE edition of Linux Mint 18 just passed QA and should be available as BETA this weekend. Here’s a screenshot and some details to keep you waiting :) There are three major differences between this edition and the other Linux Mint editions: The default display manager isn’t MDM, but SDDM. The packages for the ...

Cinnamon 3.0 released!
by clem 187

On behalf of the team and all the developers who contributed to this build, I am proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 3.0! Here’s a quick overview of some of the changes in this new version: Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows ...

Cinnamon: Renaming battery powered devices
by clem 28

Cinnamon: Renaming battery powered devices
Somebody asked for this a few months ago… and it was a good idea. And then I noticed my three PS4 controllers were all called “Wireless Keyboard” (Sony doesn’t put any model/vendor information in them). And then I noticed my Macbook Pro laptop battery had a really weird name I really didn’t like. So here ...

A bit of humor :)
by clem 19

A bit of humor :)
We probably had the worst week ever after the attacks, but Fred sent me this and it did make me laugh :)

The first two X-Apps are ready
by clem 137

The first two X-Apps are ready
In preparation for Linux Mint 18, a new project called “X-Apps” was started, which goal is to provide default and generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments (Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce…). Since the long-term plan for GNOME applications is to better integrate with GNOME Shell and to embrace new UI guidelines and techniques which are specific ...