Three small things for Spices developers
by clem

Three small things for Spices developers
Spices Icons If you’re developing applets or desklets, please give them an icon. We forgot to give icons to the 3 desklets we shipped with Cinnamon 1.8, and as a result, many desklet developers either assumed desklets couldn’t have icons or simply forgot to specify one. Icons show up in the System Settings: To give ...

Cinnamon Display module
by clem

Cinnamon Display module
A pull request was merged today… Dalcde reviewed the Cinnamon “Display” configuration module and improved a few things: The code was reviewed and some 502 lines were removed The primary monitor now appears in bold A new button “Set as Primary” allows you to set which monitor is your primary monitor Monitors no longer show ...

USB Stick Formatter
by clem

USB Stick Formatter
Linux Mint was among the first distributions to feature read/write NTFS support. It moved to hybrid ISO images (which could be written to USB sticks) roughly at the same time as other distributions and it was late in providing xorriso 64bit ISOs (which could be booted off EFI both via USB and DVD). Linux Mint ...

Small change regarding Translations
by clem

To avoid confusion, the Launchpad branch was renamed from “Isadora” to “Latest”. The new URL to translate Linux Mint is https://translations.launchpad.net/linuxmint  

Impressed with some of the spices
by clem

Impressed with some of the spices
I had a look at the new Cinnamon spices today and I have to say I’m impressed! Some of the new themes were very nice and I took the opportunity to review them and apply a few “Cinnamon 1.8” certifications. Many applets and desklets moved to the Settings API and took advantage of our new ...

Nemo Actions (revisited)
by mtwebster

Just a quick update – We’ve made some improvements to Nemo’s Action api: You can now define mime-types (including wildcards) instead of extensions to filter the action (your action must have at least mimetypes or extensions defined, or both). Replacement tokens can now be used multiple times in the Exec line. We’ve added a parent ...

Users and Groups
by clem

Users and Groups
Cinnamon was missing a few things that are now quite common in other DEs, namely.. the ability to switch session and to log in as a different user. Of course, it was possible in Mint via Menu->New Login, or by clicking “Switch user” from the lock screen, but things could be improved simply by introducing ...

Cinnamon 1.8 Themes Certification
by clem

A new “Cinnamon 1.8” certification was created today and all themes available for Cinnamon were reviewed. Certification is easy to pass and we encourage all theme artists to update their theme. Status of the themes: The following themes were certified 1.8: Baldr Elementary Luna Mod Facebook Loki Plain and mostly Square Tangerine Tyr himinn Tyr ...

Window snapping in action
by clem

Window snapping in action
I’ve been doing a lot of talking to sell my idea to the team and to you here at Segfault. It matured a lot since the beginning and mtwebster started the implementation so we could tinker with it and experiment with using it rather than talking about abstract concepts. So, for the very first time, ...

Better window management
by clem

This is a follow-up post on http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2013/06/putting-a-window-aside/ After some design discussions with the team and some experimentation with the code, I decided to temporarily leave the idea of a “snap view” aside and to see if we could solve the problem described in the previous post simply by improving the paradigms we already had. In ...