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Cinnamon 1.2 Released With Desktop Effects, Multiple Layouts, More

Jan 23, 2012, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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Cinnamon, the GNOME2-like GNOME Shell fork, has reached version 1.2, which is considered fully stable. The new release brings many new features, but also separates Cinnamon even more from GNOME Shell.

Among the new features are: desktop effects (for now there are only 2 animations: fade and scale), multiple desktop layouts, a GUI to configure Cinnamom and change the theme or enable/disable extensions and more.

The new version also introduces "Applets", which are special extensions that behave more or less like GNOME 2 panel applets. Cinnamon 1.2 comes with 5 such applets: accessibility, recent documents, removable drives, trash and display (xRandR monitor control).

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