Saturday, February 1, 2014

Install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 20

This is the guide to install Cinnamon Desktop on Fedora 20.


Installing Cinnamon Desktop


Open a terminal window and issue the following command:
sudo yum install cinnamon 


The previous command will install the basic desktop. To install all Cinnamon desktop related software use the command

sudo yum group install cinnamon 


After installation you need to restart the system. There is no logoff option under original desktop. This option will only show when there is more than one user created. You need to restart the system for single user. 


Using Cinnamon Desktop

On the login screen (shown below) click on the "gear" icon next to "Sign In" and select "Cinnamon"






After login, the desktop is appear differently then GNOME.






To launch program click on "Menu" on the lower left corner.






Please note that you can configure the bottom panel to appear on top. To do that you need to launch All Settings >> Panel. You can launch from menu favorites or you can launch from the panel by right clicking on the panel.







Select "Panel" to flip the panel to the top. Under "Panel Layout" you can choose to set panel at the top.




For the setting to take effect, you need to logout and login again. 

To change the pixel size and the height of the panel. Click on "Switch to Advanced Mode". Under advanced mode, you can change the panel height and allow the panel text and icon to scale. You can also choose to auto-hide the panel.






You can also add additional applets by going to All Settings >> Applets




If you can't find what you want, click on "Get more online" or go the the Cinnamon Applets page. Download the applets you want and decompress it in ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/ folder.


Add Workspace
To add workspace, you need to move your cursor to the top left hot corner. It will launch Expo as shown below:



You can add additional desktop by clicking the + sign on the right. 

The addition workspace will be shown on the workspace switcher on the panel. (You need to add workspace switcher applets)




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2 comments:

  1. how to you remove the panel persion?

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  2. The proper syntax is:
    sudo yum groupinstall cinnamon

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