Cinnamon 1.8 settings API – some lesser-known bits
by mtwebster

There are a few features of the new settings API I’d like to touch on, that may be less than obvious, but which might help you in this transition period… Metadata Options Every applet (and desklet and extension) has a metadata.json file – this, at minimum, has the uuid, the name, and a brief description of your ...

Applet, Desklet, Extension Settings API – a brief example.
by mtwebster

I’m going to take a few minutes to go over a very simple example of our new settings API in action. Using the new settings API Take the new spacer applet – new for Cinnamon 1.8, it allows multiple instances to let you add spacing in between other applets on your panels. It’s very short, ...