Nemo… Last call
by mtwebster

Just a few more updates on Nemo.  This is pretty much it pre-2.0.  Any more changes will be limited mainly to bugfixes and refinement. Got rid of -empty-  entries in the treeview sidebar as well as in the list view.  Empty folders will now not have an expander next to them, so you can more ...

MDM lost 10 pounds
by clem

MDM lost 10 pounds
MDM is central in Linux Mint and at the crossroads of many important technologies, plymouth, bumblebee, upstart, consolekit, Xorg, DE sessions, screensavers… so it needs to work well but also to be easy to maintain. Originally it was designed as GDM in 2007. At the time features which mattered (XDMCP, Xnest, Solaris support) don’t matter ...

More Nemo…
by mtwebster

Well, I can’t leave well enough alone.  Some more Nemo goodness: In list view, columns are now re-orderable by simple drag and drop method.  This means you can now perform all actions on columns inside the view, without having to open a separate dialog to select visible columns or re-order them.  As a result, the ...

Nemo stuff
by mtwebster

Nemo stuff
General We’ve put a bit of focus on Nemo in the past week or so, trying to address some long-standing issues with it, as well as implementing a couple choice upstream improvements: Improved the Open With dialog – you can now add custom mime-type handlers on the fly, that will show up as recommended programs ...

Cinnamon Sound Events
by clem

Cinnamon Sound Events
Swoosh.. swoosh … when switching workspaces. Some lasers shoot in the distance as I plug in my USB stick… the kids are properly impressed… and I’m already annoyed at the amount of noise my desktop generates. Of course it’s configurable and right now it’s configured to put a smile on the kids’ face :) You ...

MDM’s distro.conf
by clem

MDM's distro.conf
MDM now allows distributions to define their own default configuration in /usr/share/mdm/distro.conf. For any given configuration key, the value is looked up in the following files and in the following order: /etc/mdm/mdm.conf (set up by the user with or without mdmsetup) /usr/share/mdm/distro.conf (provided by distributions) /usr/share/mdm/defaults.conf (provided by MDM) This is obviously great news for ...

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