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Old 11-12-2018, 10:30 AM   #3406
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Nice! I will have to give that a whirl when I get the chance. Cinnamon has always been one of my favorites going back to my Linux Mint days.
I agree, Cinnamon is really nice actually. It works well with Slackware, being my primary DE since several months ago.
 
Old 11-12-2018, 10:34 AM   #3407
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Trying out Cinnamon 4.0 thanks to willysr. Nothing fancy really, just showing of Cinnamon 4! running on Slackware.
I normally don't like flat theming but this looks both retro and modern. Very nice.
 
Old 11-12-2018, 11:20 AM   #3408
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I agree, Cinnamon is really nice actually. It works well with Slackware, being my primary DE since several months ago.
I read that Cinnamon 4.0 has a new-style panel that is larger by default and has a window list that uses icons and windows grouped by application.

https://winaero.com/blog/cinnamon-4-0-is-out/

Do you know how to enable that?

Edit: nevermind, it seems Willy's 14.2 repository is still on Cinnamon 3.4.

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Old 11-12-2018, 12:08 PM   #3409
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I read that Cinnamon 4.0 has a new-style panel that is larger by default and has a window list that uses icons and windows grouped by application.

https://winaero.com/blog/cinnamon-4-0-is-out/

Do you know how to enable that?

Edit: nevermind, it seems Willy's 14.2 repository is still on Cinnamon 3.4.
I have been testing Cinnamon 4.x and IMO the "new-style" panel is about the ugliest thing that I have ever seen. Now a bunch of settings need to be changed to make it back to what it was instead of the sane option of making the change if the user wants it. On top of that, they are going totally Windows style when you click a icon in the left side of the panel it is not opening a new panel tab, instead it is just highlighting the icon on the left side of the panel. I use Cinnamon 3.4.x on my daily laptop, and it seems that I might be going back to XFCE after these recent "improvements".

I mean if I wanted my DE to look like Windows, I would be using.......wait for it,

WINDOWS

/rant

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Old 11-12-2018, 12:20 PM   #3410
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Inspired by Bindestreck, here's my version of a retro/modern desktop look in Xfce.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:49 PM   #3411
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I have been testing Cinnamon 4.x and IMO the "new-style" panel is about the ugliest thing that I have ever seen. Now a bunch of settings need to be changed to make it back to what it was instead of the sane option of making the change if the user wants it. On top of that, they are going totally Windows style when you click a icon in the left side of the panel it is not opening a new panel tab, instead it is just highlighting the icon on the left side of the panel. I use Cinnamon 3.4.x on my daily laptop, and it seems that I might be going back to XFCE after these recent "improvements".

I mean if I wanted my DE to look like Windows, I would be using.......wait for it,

WINDOWS

/rant
I just prefer the type of window list with grouped applications, but I must admit my first thought was that they were just trying to make it look like Windows when I read about it. Anyway, I just wanted to try it, but I don't plan to switch from Openbox in any case.

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Old 11-12-2018, 12:54 PM   #3412
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I just prefer the type of window list with grouped applications, but I must admit my first thought was that they were just trying to make it look like Windows when I read about it.
I'm not exactly using Willy's CSB, But my scripts are derived from his, and I have some customization, gnome packages, etc. but generally defaults in ALL the packages that I use. I'll post a screenshot with the new Cinnamon defaults soon.
 
Old 11-12-2018, 01:23 PM   #3413
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Here is the built from source default Cinnamon 4.x.

Don't let the Slackware version and kernel fool you, It's Slackware64-current as of: Fri Nov 9 21:46:09 UTC 2018
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:45 PM   #3414
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Here is the built from source default Cinnamon 4.x.

Don't let the Slackware version and kernel fool you, It's Slackware64-current as of: Fri Nov 9 21:46:09 UTC 2018
Thanks. I think it would look fine if it were just scaled down to about 30 px instead of 40.
 
Old 11-13-2018, 11:55 AM   #3415
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Mate desktop, cairo dock. Still tweaking things a bit.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:56 PM   #3416
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For those using a window manager rather than a DE, jgmenu is a really nice addition. It can even display Openbox pipe menus, which is a nice feature for Openbox users. (I have one of those - a dynamic weather display menu.)
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:09 AM   #3417
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For those using a window manager rather than a DE, jgmenu is a really nice addition. It can even display Openbox pipe menus, which is a nice feature for Openbox users. (I have one of those - a dynamic weather display menu.)
Interesting! Thansk for the tip!
 
Old 11-15-2018, 12:45 PM   #3418
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For those using a window manager rather than a DE, jgmenu is a really nice addition. It can even display Openbox pipe menus, which is a nice feature for Openbox users. (I have one of those - a dynamic weather display menu.)
I hadn't seen that one either. Nice for Openbox functionally and visually.
 
Old 11-15-2018, 01:59 PM   #3419
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I hadn't seen that one either. Nice for Openbox functionally and visually.
Yeah, I was using obmenu-generator before, and I was getting a bit tired of having to manually regenerate the menu every time. This also has some other nice features, like searching, in addition to its nice looks. Here is mine after a little more tweaking. The top part with the icon and search box is basically the same thing they show in the documentation on Github. The only issue I'm experiencing is that some applications seem to get grouped into weird categories (like stellarium in Languages and settings applications in Accessibility? I have no idea why), and those two categories not being listed in alphabetical order.
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Old 11-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #3420
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Really enjoying the retro/modern [aka hipster] look these days.

For the first time, / filled up to 100% this evening. After deleting the contents of /tmp/SBo I'm down to 59%. All is well.
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