Cinnamon 1.6 has included several helpful applets that will give your desktop additional functionality.
The Cinnamon desktop experience is even better this time around. Users will surely notice the cool new applets available for the Cinnamon desktop panel. Users can try Cinnamon 1.6 by downloading Linux Mint 14 today.
Inside the Cinnamon settings window you can find a module for all of your applet settings. Use the applet settings module to enable or disable desktop applets. The settings manager even contains an option to help users get new applets.
Alright, lets get down to bussiness and take a look at the new applets for the Cinnamon desktop.
The first, and probably most important new applet is for the Window Quick-List menu. This menu will display a list of open windows from all workspaces. Workspace names are displayed in the menu, as well as window titles, and window icons.
The notification applet will sit in the panel and inform you when you have missed important events on your system. This applet can be used to see what happened while you were away from your computer.
A new sound applet is also available will lots of very convenient features. This applet is well integrated with the default music player, hopefully others as well. Use this applet to switch tracks, and adjust the system volume.
Here are some other small applet changes for the Cinnamon 1.6 release.
New Expo and Scale applets have been added, also a brightness applet to control display settings.
The Window list applet has included mouse scroll support. Close All and Close Other options have been added to the window list applet as well.