Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fedora 17 plus Cinnamon


Cinnamon is a fork of GNOME Shell, initially developed by Linux Mint. It attempts to provide a more traditional user environment based on the desktop metaphor, like GNOME 2. Cinnamon uses Muffin, a fork of the GNOME 3 window manager Mutter, as its window manager

Install Cinnamon on Fedora


1.) Change to root user



      su -c

2.) Install Cinnamon

     Cinnamon is available from the Fedora repository you can Simply install
     the package by typing

     yum install cinnamon

Tweak Cinnamon


1.) Themes in Cinnamon

      You can download themes from

      Download the themes and unzip them (as root user)
      in "/usr/share/cinnamon/theme"

      To apply themes go to Accessories --> Cinnamon Settings-->Themes

Note: Please read "README" carefully before installing Themes

2.) Applets in Cinnamon

     You can download Applets from

     Download the Applets and unzip them (as root user)
     in "/usr/share/cinnamon/applets"

     you can select installed Applets from 
     Accessories --> Cinnamon Settings-->Applets

Note: Please read "README" carefully before installing Applets

3.) Extensions in Cinnamon 

      You can download Extensions from
      Download the Extensions and unzip them (as root user)
      in "~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions"
      you can select installed Extensions from
      Accessories --> Cinnamon Settings-->Extensions

 Note: Please read "README" carefully before installing Extensions

4.) Change the time Format 

the default time display in Cinnamon is in the 24-hour format. Many find this format much less friendly than the more widely used 12-hour time format and would like to change the setting, much like you would in Gnome 3 

To change the time format go to 
Accessories --> Cinnamon Settings-->Calendar

click on the link that says Generate your own date formats.

This will take you to a website that will present you with everything that you need to format the date and time down in the panel EXACTLY the way you want it to appear. You can either use one of their pre-sets, generate your own format, or even read what all the format specifiers mean and create your own manually.

Simply copy the returned format string and paste it into the text box located in the Cinnamon settings window.

Once you complete this step the time down in the panel should now be formatted just the way you like it.

5.) Change position of title bar buttons 

If you are a big time Ubuntu or Mac user and would like to have left side title bar buttons then you can do it simply by going to 

Accessories --> Cinnamon Settings-->Windows

in windows change the right side title bar buttons with left side title bar buttons 

Any Good Tips for Cinnamon?

have any other handy tips for the Cinnamon desktop interface? If so then let me know in the comments below!



jeremy said...

Mint ought to use the locale default for time. Does it ignore that?

Akshay Vyas said...

No Jeremy it won't ignore the locale default time it just changes the way time and date displayed on panel,i think the calendar applet is not as well polished as some would like to see

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