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November 3, 2014

Cinnamon 2.4 out with new features!

New Wallpaper Slideshow FeatureThe Linux Mint team has announced an update for the Cinnamon desktop environment! The latest version of the user-friendly shell will be the centrepiece of Linux Mint 17.1, the first point release in the distro’s new LTS approach, due later this month.

Cinnamon 2.4 comes with a raft of welcome features, improvements and overall polish, such as reduced memory usage, new ‘Privacy’ and ‘Notifications’ settings and desktop wallpaper slideshows.

The official release notes highlight some of the bigger changes, including:
  • Cinnamon desktop starts with “zoom” animation
  • 30 memory leaks fixed as part of code review
  • ‘Super+e’ shortcut opens ‘Home’ folder
  • Desktop font can now be customised
  • Timeout in ‘Logout dialog’ has been removed
  • ‘Theme and Background’ settings redesigned
  • Background slideshow support (plus new panel applet controller)
  • ‘Notification and Privacy’ settings pane added
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The Nemo file manager also benefits from the following improvements:
  • Redesigned toolbar
  • ‘nemo-emblems‘ extension supports adding emblems to folders
  • Sidebar hover highlight effects
  • ‘Smarter dynamic bookmark section’ in sidebar
  • Folder colours can be quickly configured using nemo-folder-color-switcher (not yet released)
[Source: OMG! Ubuntu!]