After 7 months of development the team of linuxmint is pleased to announce the availability of Cinnamon 1.8, which fixes a lot of bugs and adds a lot of improvements for the users of this Shell.
Nemo, the fork of Nautilus, has received a lot of attention and pampering for this version. Its user interface has been greatly modified and its behavior is adapted for better integration with Cinnamon. Now you can easily hide the Sidebar and switch between Places and TreeView. A small bar is also shown with the used space, among other options.
Something that many users may like are the Desklets (what would come to be the KDE Plasmoids) that can now be included in Cinnamon 1.8. 3 come by default (a launcher, a clock and a photo frame) and many more come from the community.
But this is not only the only idea that Cinnamon take of KDE. Now you can also install "Spices" (that is, applets, desklets, themes and extensions) from the desktop, as we do with KDE. A great idea that still those of GNOME apparently they have not understood that it works.
And there are many other changes and improvements. For example, we can add "actions" in Nemo's context menu by adding them to / usr / share / nemo / actions.
- Better hot-corner settings
- Coverflow Alt-Tab
- Alt-Tab Timeline
- more much more.
For a complete list of changes, please visit the following page: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/commits/master