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

Configuring the MDM login screen for multiple monitors
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Configuring the MDM login screen for multiple monitors
Introduction A lot of people using multiple monitors ask why their login screen appears on the wrong monitor, why can’t it use all of them, how to change its resolution and why the login screen simply doesn’t follow the configuration they set in Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce or KDE. Well, it’s simple really… but not obvious. ...

CinnXP makes Cinnamon look like Windows XP
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CinnXP makes Cinnamon look like Windows XP
After the Google look… after the Facebook look… here’s an impressive Windows XP theme for Cinnamon: Making my computer look like Windows XP isn’t exactly my thing, but I’m quite impressed with the quality of that theme. Whether it’s in the gradients, shades or shapes, there’s a lot of attention to detail and a finish ...

Cinnamon 2.8: Better box pointers
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JosephM applied a couple of fixes to box pointers from our GNOME cousin. Making weird box pointers which looked like this: now look like this:  

Cinnamon 2.8: Battery vendor/model info
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Cinnamon 2.8: Battery vendor/model info
It’s always a real pleasure to work on different desktop environments. In the 17.2 cycle, Xfce was upgraded to version 4.12 and brought a lot of nice features. One thing immediately caught my attention because both the Xfce and the Cinnamon teams had worked on improving power management… and that was the presence of manufacturer ...

Yet another glorious wallpaper
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To celebrate the start of a new development cycle, here’s a “glorious” (for our Linux Mint 7 nostalgics) wallpaper :) Many thanks to calexil for making it and sending it to us. View post on imgur.com

No personal information exchanged with DuckDuckGo
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DuckDuckGo is always looking for ways to strengthen trust in its strict privacy policy. They’ve been further emboldened in this effort after PEW recently reported “91% of adults (in the survey) agree or strongly agree that consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.”. One area where they can ...