Cinnamon 1.1.3 released
We are proud to announce the release of Cinnamon 1.1.3.
This release is significantly better than the previous one and features a lot of fixes and improvements. Although Cinnamon still lacks a graphical configuration tool and it’s still too early for extensions and themes developers to extend it (these three issues are the main priority for 1.1.4), this release is stable and provides users with one of the best Linux desktop experience available.
With 1.1.3, we’re seeing some of the old mintMenu features re-appear in the Cinnamon menu, and the first batch of configuration options emerge. You can start making Cinnamon your own, define your favorite apps, your panel launchers, decide whether you want an overview corner or not, how to name your Menu, whether to auto-hide your panel… etc.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you enjoy this new release as mush as we enjoyed working on it.
- The search entry isn’t cleared anymore when the menu is closed
- Clearing the search entry now resets the search results
- Context menu for applications and favorites to “Add to panel”, “Add to desktop”, “Add/Remove to/from favorites”
Panel Launchers improvements:
- Custom launchers don’t appear in the menu anymore and are store separately
- Application launchers can be added by right-clicking on apps in the menu and selecting “Add to panel”
- The Panel Launchers applet refreshes automatically when launchers are added/removed
- The space between panel applets was reduced to 4px
- Improved menu look & feel (less margins, system buttons merged with favorites..etc)
- Reduced overall font size to 9.5pt (we’re targeting PC users not mobile phones)
- Windows in overview now feature icons for easier recognition
- The notifications were moved a bit in order not to appear on top of window buttons when a window is maximized
- Thumbnails from theme.json files in Gnome Shell themes are now used
- Improved dialog for adding custom launchers
- Panel Launchers now have tooltips
Network Manager Applet improvements:
- Switching Ethernet off now actually disconnects the device
- Switching Wireless off now actually disconnects the device
- Critical: Cinnamon doesn’t crash anymore when a theme was unreadable due to permission problems
- Themes: Themes in ~/.themes are now detected
- Panel: New default size for status icons (fixes issue with Gnome Shell themes where an icon could get too big)
- Window List: A bug which prevented LibreOffice applications from showing an icon was fixed
- Dual Monitors: Fixed a bug which prevented the mouse pointer from moving from the primary monitor to the secondary monitor
New configuration options:
- The menu text (“Menu”) is now configurable via gsettings (at “org.cinnamon menu-text”)
- The panel can now auto-hide (this is turned OFF by default and available via gsettings at “org.cinnamon panel-autohide”)
- The Overview Hot Corner can be disabled (it is enabled by default and this is available via gsettings at “org.cinnamon overview-corner-hover”)
- The Overview Icon can be disabled (it is enabled by default and this is available via gsettings at “org.cinnamon overview-corner-visible”)