Latest Nemo File Manager From GIT Gets Breadcrumbs, Option To Hide The Menu, More

Nemo, the default Linux Mint (Cinnamon) file manager, forked from Nautilus 3.4, has got a lot of interesting changes in GIT recently.
The most visible change is the addition of breadcrumbs which look great if you’re using the Mint-X theme (default Linux Mint theme, also available in the WebUpd8 Themes Repository) as you can see below:
Nemo file manager
Other themes need to be tweaked to correctly display the new Nemo breadcrumbs, although with some themes like MediterraneanNight or Evolve, it doesn’t look that bad (it looks pretty bad with some themes though, like Ambiance):
Nemo file manager breadcrumbs mediterraneannightNemo with MediterraneanNight theme
Nemo file manager breadcrumbs Evolve themeNemo with Evolve theme
The statusbar has been re-worked (if enabled, because you can also disable it and have a floating mini-statusbar) and it now includes options to toggle displaying the places sidebar, treeview or completely hide the sidebar. Also, the zoom controls have been moved from the main toolbar to the bottom right corner of the new statusbar (and a slider is now used instead of +/- buttons).

And finally, the Nemo menu can now be hidden (like the old Nautilus elementary) by deselecting View > Menubar and you can then toggle the menu by using the ALT key:
Nemo file manager hide menu
Nemo file manager without statusbar and menuNemo file manager with no menu and statusbar

Nemo is under heavy development these days and the new features mentioned above are subject to change.

How to install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT
For how to install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT in Ubuntu or Linux Mint (via PPA), see our previous post: How To Install Nemo File Manager In Ubuntu.
Arch Linux users can install Nemo via AUR.

For other Linux distributions, you can get the Nemo source code via GitHub.

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Work Started On Cinnamon Screensaver (Forked From GNOME Screensaver 3.4)

Like we were telling you a while back, Linux Mint 15 will get a new screensaver, among other cool new features and changes.
The work on the new Cinnamon screensaver has started and the code is available on GitHub:
Cinnamon ScreensaverCinnamon Screensaver / lock screen (work in progress!)
Cinnamon Screensaver is a fork of GNOME Screensaver 3.4 and is very simplistic: for now, it displays the time and date along with the username and a shaded background, with a lock screen dialog similar to the one available for Unity, like you can see in the screenshot above.

According to its desktop file, the screensaver can be used not only in Cinnamon, but also in Unity (and I can confirm it works with Unity), Xfce or GNOME.
The new Cinnamon Screensaver is not available as a .deb yet so the only way to install it for now is to compile it from source. But it will probably be available soon in the Cinnamon nightly builds PPA and it may be backported for Linux Mint 14 Nadia. For now, it conflicts with GNOME Screensaver which must be removed for Cinnamon Screensaver to work properly.
Arch Linux users can already install Cinnamon Screensaver via AUR.

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What To Expect From Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon, Nemo Changes)

The Linux Mint roadmap was updated recently, pointing out what to expect in Linux Mint 15 for Cinnamon, Nemo, MDM or Mint Tools.

Cinnamon bumpmapsCinnamon with Bumpmaps support
Linux Mint 15 is expected to ship with Cinnamon 1.8 which will include new features like:
Desktlets (desktop widgets). Three such desklets should be available by available by default: System Monitor, Picture video & slideshow frame and TerminalCinnamon Settings: ability to browse, install, remove and update Cinnamon themes, applets, extensions and desklets remotelyBumpmaps support (defines transparent textures which look like sculpted glass – see screenshot above)A Control Center that integrates both Cinnamon and GNOME settings into one toolRethink Cinnamon 2D: fallback to a non-shadow CPU-less intensive session in software rendering mode. Muffin or OpenBox will be used.Configurable color schemes for themesCalendar events similar to KDE’s implementationNew/improved applets: upgrade Menu applet with mintMenu features, new email notifier and pulse-like RSS reader applets

Nemo file manager
Nemo (the target version for Linux Mint 15 is Nemo 1.8), the default Cinnamon file manager should get some new features as well, like an Actions API, disk management (with Mintdisk integration), a file preview feature and UI improvements (which include sidebar selection, independent path bar, better looking breadcrumbs and more).
The latest Nemo from GIT has already got some interesting new features, like an updated sidebar which now displays the amount of free/used space for each drive or zoom buttons as you can see in the screenshot above.

MDM
MDM (1.2) should be updated as well for Linux Mint 15, getting a new renderer which supports animations and interactivity to get on par with Unity Greeter. Currently, MDM, which is a fork of the old GDM 2.20, looks a bit outdated, while LightDM supports a lot of cool stuff – like you’ve seen in the elementary OS Luna video we’ve posted a while back.

Other potential changes you can expect in Linux Mint 15 include UI improvements for Software Manager and live-installer, a new screensaver, new driver manager, add ubiquity features to live-installer.
Under “R&D” (research and development), it is even mentioned that it’s possible to switch away from dpkg: “investigation on pros and cons of dpkg compared to other packaging systems (multi-version installation, static/dynamic support, snapshots, delta, update reversals etc..)“.
The official Linux Mint 15 roadmap can be found on GitHub.

via Marco’s Box; first image via Linux Mint blog

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Linux Mint 14 RC Available For Download

linux mint 14Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” release candidate, based on Ubuntu 12.10, has been made available for download yesterday and, like the previous version, is available for download in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon.

Linux Mint 14 Mate RC
linux mint 14 mate
Linux Mint 14 RC MATE edition features MATE 1.4, which brings lots of bug fixes, as well as some minor new features:
bluetooth and mate-keyring are now functionalDropbox support for Caja (file manager)Caja improvements: toggle button for text-based location bar, button to get the difference between files in the file conflict dialog and more

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon RC
linux mint 14 cinnamon
Linux Mint 14 RC Cinnamon edition ships with the latest Cinnamon 1.6, which comes with a huge list of improvements. To name just a few:
a 2D session (uses software rendering)ALT + Tab improvements, including thumbnails or previewsimproved sound appletGrid view in Expopersistent workspaces to which you can give a namePanel: options to configure auto-hide delay and panel height have been addedadded window quicklists, an applet which lists all the windows available across workspacesadded a notification applet which keeps a history of desktop notificationsmany other new features and bug fixes
For more info about Cinnamon 1.6, including a video, see our previous post: New Cinnamon 1.6 Release Adds 2D Session, New Applets And More Customization Options

And of course, with Linux Mint 14 and Cinnamon 1.6, there’s also a new file manager: Nemo, forked from Nautilus 3.4.2, which incorporatest some features not available in Nautilus, like button to toggle between location bar and path bar, improved toolbar and more:
nemo file manager

MDM continues as the default display manager in Linux Mint 14. The new version supports legacy GDM2 themes so you can use any GDM theme without any modifications:
linux mint 14 mdm
Further more, 30 GDM/MDM themes are installed by default with Linux Mint 14. The latest MDM also features improved user switching and many bug fixes.

Other changes in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon edition RC:
improved software managerMintStick replaces USB-ImageWriter, for a better UI and better progress reportingGedit 2.30 has replaced Gedit 3. According to the Linux Mint 14 changelog, this change was introduced because Gedit 2.30 “is a more mature/stable alternative, which provides more features and a much better search functionality than the latter version”.updated default theme to support GTK 3.6improved icon theme

Download Linux Mint 14 RC
Download Linux Mint 14 RC | Read the official release notes

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Linux Mint 14 RC Available For Download

linux mint 14Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” release candidate, based on Ubuntu 12.10, has been made available for download yesterday and, like the previous version, is available for download in two editions: MATE and Cinnamon.

Linux Mint 14 Mate RC
linux mint 14 mate
Linux Mint 14 RC MATE edition features MATE 1.4, which brings lots of bug fixes, as well as some minor new features:
bluetooth and mate-keyring are now functionalDropbox support for Caja (file manager)Caja improvements: toggle button for text-based location bar, button to get the difference between files in the file conflict dialog and more

Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon RC
linux mint 14 cinnamon
Linux Mint 14 RC Cinnamon edition ships with the latest Cinnamon 1.6, which comes with a huge list of improvements. To name just a few:
a 2D session (uses software rendering)ALT + Tab improvements, including thumbnails or previewsimproved sound appletGrid view in Expopersistent workspaces to which you can give a namePanel: options to configure auto-hide delay and panel height have been addedadded window quicklists, an applet which lists all the windows available across workspacesadded a notification applet which keeps a history of desktop notificationsmany other new features and bug fixes
For more info about Cinnamon 1.6, including a video, see our previous post: New Cinnamon 1.6 Release Adds 2D Session, New Applets And More Customization Options

And of course, with Linux Mint 14 and Cinnamon 1.6, there’s also a new file manager: Nemo, forked from Nautilus 3.4.2, which incorporatest some features not available in Nautilus, like button to toggle between location bar and path bar, improved toolbar and more:
nemo file manager

MDM continues as the default display manager in Linux Mint 14. The new version supports legacy GDM2 themes so you can use any GDM theme without any modifications:
linux mint 14 mdm
Further more, 30 GDM/MDM themes are installed by default with Linux Mint 14. The latest MDM also features improved user switching and many bug fixes.

Other changes in Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon edition RC:
improved software managerMintStick replaces USB-ImageWriter, for a better UI and better progress reportingGedit 2.30 has replaced Gedit 3. According to the Linux Mint 14 changelog, this change was introduced because Gedit 2.30 “is a more mature/stable alternative, which provides more features and a much better search functionality than the latter version”.updated default theme to support GTK 3.6improved icon theme

Download Linux Mint 14 RC
Download Linux Mint 14 RC | Read the official release notes

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Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

insync ubuntuInsync, an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, is now available in a repository for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Debian users and it’s recommended you add since you’ll get automatic updates.

The Insync repository is available for:
Ubuntu: natty, oneiric, precise and quantal Debian: squeeze and lennyLinux Mint: lisa and maya
If you’re using one of the above Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint versions, add the repository using the following command:

– for Ubuntu:
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list
– for Debian:
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/debian $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
– for Linux Mint
echo “deb http://apt.insynchq.com/mint $(lsb_release -cs) non-free” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list

Then, for any of the above, import the key and update the software sources:
wget -O – https://d2t3ff60b2tol4.cloudfront.net/services@insynchq.com.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add –
sudo apt-get update

And finally, install Insync if you haven’t already:

Unity (appindicator):
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu
GNOME Shell:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-gnome
Cinnamon:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-cinnamon
KDE4:
sudo apt-get install insync-beta-kde

For other Linux distributions, see the new Insync Linux page: https://www.insynchq.com/linux

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