Cinnamon 1.6 is available for Linux Mint 14, and improved desktop workspaces have been included for your convenience.
The Cinnamon Desktop is becoming more impressive with every passing update. This release is the product of over 600 changes. Linux Mint 14 is the first distribution to ship with 1.6. Cinnamon 1.6 gives users a more convenient workspace management interface.
Workspace management will function more efficiently than previous releases. This release has focused on redesigning the workspace changer to make it more user-friendly for the average user. Cinnamon lets users get back to work without the need for much learning.
The release of Cinnamon 1.6 makes workspace management easier and faster. Here is a brief look at some of the workspace management changes found in 1.6.
Users can create and remove workspaces directly from the workspaces overlay window. Use the + button on the right side of the workspaces window to create new workspaces. Users can also remove unwanted workspaces, just use the button found in the top right corner of each workspace in the overlay window.
Users can now rename workspaces directly from the workspaces overlay window as well. Every existing workspace inside the overlay window will contain a text input box for the workspace name beneath it. This feature is not new to Linux exactly, but Cinnamon certainly takes a new and efficient approach.
The Workspace OSD will display your workspace name after switching from one workspace to another. This feature is also known as the workspace on-screen-display.
The Cinnamon Settings manager contains a module for workspace settings. Here you can disable the workspace on-screen-display. There are even settings to change the display duration. Or you can change which monitors you would like the on-screen display to be shown on. You can now try Cinnamon 1.6 with Linux Mint 14.