For those Cinnamon lovers on Linux Mint (and other variants), Cinnamon 1.4 has been released! The Cinnamon team has listened to all your comments and feedback and is extremely proud to release another major update to the Cinnamon desktop. Cinnamon 1.4 features a total of 267 commits and packs some new features and major improvements. I will summarize a few major features that you will find handy below. For the rest of the article, hit the source link below.
The New "Expo" Overview
Cinnamon 1.4 comes with two "overview" modes: "Scale" and "Expo". "Scale" was present in previous Cinnamon releases which shows your windows from your current workspace on the screen.
"Expo" is new in Cinnamon 1.4. It zooms out of your current workspace and shows you all the workspaces on your system. From there you can switch to the workspace you want, or even drag and drop windows from one workspace to another.
You can now also configure the location of the hot corner and whether you want it to call Expo or Scale.
New "Settings Applet" And "Panel Edit Mode"
The introduction of drag & drop support and movable applets in Cinnamon 1.3 confused a lot of people. Some applets such as the workspace switcher, the window list and the panel launchers, due to their internal design and their user interface, made it extremely hard for people to move them around.
Cinnamon 1.4 introduces a brand new applet called the “Settings applet”.
The menu received two significant improvements: full drag & drop support, and edition.
You can use drag & drop to:
- Add applications to the panel launchers from the menu
- To add/remove applications to/from your favorites
- To reorder your favorites
By right-clicking the menu and selecting “Edit menu” you can launch a brand new menu editor. “Alacarte” was made compatible with Cinnamon and got fully integrated with the desktop. Using this embedded menu editor you can fine-tune how applications and categories are shown within the menu.
These are just some of the many improvements that were released with Cinnamon 1.4. For a full description on changes and bugfixes, hit the link below. If you haven't already updated Cinnamon, do it now!