Cinnamon 3.0 released – here’s what’s new

Cinnamon 3.0 will be featured in the upcoming Linux Mint 18 LTS (which is also going to have a nice new artwork). This traditional-like desktop environment is based on modern technologies and is the favourite of many Linux users for a reason. Version 3.0 has just been released with some neat new features. Here’s a – non complete – list from Linux Mint’s website.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon
Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

What’s new in Cinnamon 3.0

  • Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows
  • Improved out of the box touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling can now be configured independently and are both enabled by default)
  • New accessibility and sound settings (both rewritten as native cinnamon-settings modules)
  • Battery powered devices can be renamed
  • Different favorite applications can now be set for plain-text, documents and source code files
  • Panel launchers now include application actions
  • Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus
  • Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet
  • The photo-frame desklet now also scans subdirectories
  • Improved support for GTK 3.20, Spotify 0.27, Viber
Renaming Battery devices in Cinnamon 3.0
Renaming Battery devices in Cinnamon 3.0

Fortunately you can also use Cinnamon not only on Linux Mint but on other distributions as well. Arch Linux always has a very updated version of this desktop environment so it should be in the Arch repositories within a couple of days I guess.

Oh, by the way, did you know that Cinnamon is also supported by Adapta GTK theme? 😉

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