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.

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on Latest Nemo File Manager From GIT Gets Breadcrumbs, Option To Hide The Menu, More

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.

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on Work Started On Cinnamon Screensaver (Forked From GNOME Screensaver 3.4)

How To Get A Global Menu In MATE Desktop

MATE Desktop GlobalMenuMATE GlobalMenu is an applet forked from the old GNOME2 GlobalMenu project, which adds a global menu to the MATE panel.
Mate GlobalMenu is based off the upstream GNOME GlobalMenu v0.7.10 and it only supports GTK2 applications, so don’t expect Firefox, LibreOffice or Qt applications to work with this, but it’s nevertheless an useful addition to the MATE desktop, especially for small screens.
The applet comes with various options:
show the active application icon and/or application titledisplay the menu both on the panel and inside the application window;a “tiny” mode;enable/disable F10 key to access the menu;more.
According to its GitHub page, the applet is supposed to work with the latest stable MATE v1.4 and I can confirm that it works as I’ve tested it with Linux Mint 14 MATE (with MATE 1.4). According to some of our readers (see the comments), it does not work with Linux Mint 13 due to some missing dependencies.

Install MATE GlobalMenu in Ubuntu / Linux Mint MATE / LMDE
MATE GlobalMenu comes with a repository available for LMDE which works with Ubuntu 12.10 or Linux Mint 14 MATE (it doesn’t work with Linux Mint 13, at least not with the default repositories). However, the repository is unfortunately only available for 64bit! To add it and install MATE GlobalMenu, use the following commands:wget http://jas.gemnetworks.com/jasmineaura.gpg.key -O- | sudo apt-key add –
echo “deb http://jas.gemnetworks.com/debian debian main” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mate-globalmenu.list
echo “deb-src http://jas.gemnetworks.com/debian debian main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mate-globalmenu.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mate-globalmenu
Arch Linux users can install MATE GlobalMenu via AUR.

For Ubuntu 12.04 / Linux Mint 13 or other Linux distributions, you’ll have to compile it from source. See the MATE GlobalMenu GitHub page for more info and source code.

Important:

Once installed, reload the MATE panels:
killall mate-panel
Then add the MATE GlobalMenu applet to the panel and enable the applet using the following command:
mateconftool-2 –set /apps/mate_settings_daemon/gtk-modules/globalmenu-mate-panel –type bool true
And then log out and log back in to avoid some crashes that might occur (those errors only show up when enabling the applet, after the logout it should work as expected) and also to get the applet preferences to work, or else you’ll get an empty preferences dialog.

thanks to lffl.org for the info!

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on How To Get A Global Menu In MATE Desktop

How To Install Nemo File Manager In Ubuntu

After forking GNOME Shell (Cinnamon), Mutter (Muffin) and GDM 2.0 (MDM), the Linux Mint team has forked Nautilus and the result is Nemo, a file manager which is now used by default in Linux Mint Cinnamon Edition.
Nemo file manager git
Initially, Nemo used to look the same as the patched SolusOS Nautilus so I didn’t write about how to install it since it was basically the same thing under a different name.

But Nemo has evolved, gaining many new features and under the hood optimizations and tweaks. Here are some of the features available for Nemo file manager (for the version available in GIT / Cinnamon Nightly PPA) that aren’t included in Nautilus 3.4:Unified, configurable toolbar: you can add/remove the following: up icon, refresh icon, toggle button for the location bar / path bar, home icon, computer icon and search icon.Detachable tabsOption to show the full path in the titlebar and tab bars (Preferences > Display)Displays an “elevated privileges” banner when running as rootBuilt in “Open as root” context menu itemBuilt in “Open in terminal” context menu itemAdded GTK bookmarks to the MoveTo/CopyTo context menusAdded “Set as Wallpaper” to the context menuSwitch view buttons on the toolbar (Grid, List and Compact views)Drag and drop support for the bookmarks in the sidebarSidebar: indicators under each drive, displaying the free/used spaceCollapsable sidebar categoriesSupport for sending files via Thunderbird and xdg-emailImage properties improvements (merged from Nautilus 3.6)Memory leaks fixes (merged from Nautilus 3.6)More!
And Nemo has another advantage: it doesn’t overwrite Nautilus like the patched SolusOS Nautilus, so you can have both Nautilus and Nemo installed in the same time.

The Linux Mint / Nemo developers have also ported some Nautilus extensions to Nemo: there’s a Dropbox extension for Nemo, along with Pastebin, Seahorse, Fileroller and Samba extensions.

Below you’ll find some more Nemo screenshots – in the first one there’s Nemo 1.1.2 (stable) and the rest feature the latest Nemo from GIT:
Nemo file manager 1.1.2 stableNemo 1.1.2 (stable)
Nemo file manager GITNemo from GIT
Nemo file manager GIT
Nemo file manager GIT
Nemo file manager
Nemo file manager

Install Nemo file manager in Ubuntu
Before installing Nemo, there are a couple of things you should know:
installing Nemo will also install Cinnamon desktopif you’re using Cinnamon, it’s not recommended to add the Cinnamon Nightly PPA since it’s not stable. Only install Cinnamon from the Nightly PPA for testing purposes

Install the stable Nemo release in Ubuntu
Install the latest stable Nemo release (1.1.2) in Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 using the Cinnamon Stable PPA:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT in Ubuntu
Or, if you want the latest features (but probably less stability and more bugs), install the latest Nemo file manager from GIT in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 by using the Cinnamon Nightly PPA:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nemo

Nemo shows up as “Files” in the menu, just like Nautilus so it’s a bit hard to find in the menu / Dash or whatever you’re using. So search for “Nemo” and launch the first “Files” app that shows up, that will (hopefully) be Nemo file manager.
After you log out and log back in, you’ll notice that Nemo draws the desktop instead of Nautilus. If you want to continue to use Nautilus for drawing the desktop instead of Nemo, do the following:
– Run the following command so Nemo shows up in the Startup Applications list (it’s hidden by default):
sudo sed -i ‘s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g’ /etc/xdg/autostart/nemo-autostart.desktop
– Then launch Startup Applications and uncheck Nemo – it’s called files, but look under the name – it should say “Start Nemo desktop at login”, like in the screenshot below:
Nemo autostart
– Then log out and log back in.

The Nemo file manager source code is available @ GitHub.

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on How To Install Nemo File Manager In Ubuntu

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

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on What To Expect From Linux Mint 15 (Cinnamon, Nemo Changes)

How To Install The Latest MDM Display Manager From Linux Mint 14 In Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04

The latest MDM 1.0.6, the display manager used by default in Linux Mint 14, is now available in the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10.
MDM is a fork of GDM 2.20 and supports themes; the latest 1.0.6 version is fully compatible with the old GDM themes available on websites such as gnome-look.org.
Here are a few of the MDM themes that are available by default in Linux Mint 14 (and in our PPA):
mdm themes
mdm themes
mdm themes
mdm themes

Install MDM in Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04
Important: before proceeding, please note that installing MDM will remove GDM (because they conflict). This means that on Ubuntu 12.10, GNOME Shell will be removed as well if you install MDM, since GNOME Shell depends on GDM (this is not the case for Ubuntu 12.04 and GNOME Shell 3.4). So do not install MDM if you’re using GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 12.10.
To install the latest MDM 1.0.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, use the following commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mdm mint-mdm-themes
When installing MDM, you’ll be prompted to select the default display manager:


Here, choose MDM. If later on you want to switch to LightDM, GDM and so on, see this article: How To Switch Between GDM, LightDM Or KDM In Ubuntu

Once MDM has been installed, restart your computer.

You can customize MDM by launching “Login window” from the main menu / Dash. Here, you’ll find options to change the theme and other customizations:

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on How To Install The Latest MDM Display Manager From Linux Mint 14 In Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04

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

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on Linux Mint 14 RC Available For Download

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

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on Linux Mint 14 RC Available For Download

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

Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.



Related Blogs

    Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on Insync Repository Available For Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Debian Users

    DockBarX Sees New Release, Now Available For MATE Desktop Too

    dockbarxDockBarX 0.90.3 has been released. For those not familiar with DockBarX, this is an application launcher / switcher that works as a GNOME2 panel applet, Avant Window Navigator applet or as a stand-alone dock. With the new version, I’ve also packaged it for MATE so you can use it as a MATE panel applet.
    DockBarX features:

    Related Blogs

      Category: Ubuntu | Comments Off on DockBarX Sees New Release, Now Available For MATE Desktop Too