Cinnamon 2.4 Has Received A “Background Slideshows” Feature

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Linux Mint developers have scheduled a lot of changes for the future Linux Mint systems. The most important and worth mentioning are the following:

By building the Linux Mint 17.x systems on the same code base as Linux Mint 17, the developers have more time for improving the already existing Linux Mint specific applications and implement new desktop environments.

Cinnamon 2.4, which is still under works and will be most likely used by default on Linux Mint 17.1, has been updated yet again, receiving a “Background slideshows” feature, a feature that is not present on many desktop environments so far.

Cinnamon 2.4 Has Received A Background Slideshows Feature

According to Clement Lefebvre, two types of background collections are supported, so far:

  • Cinnamon background collections, which are XML collections provided by the OS or installed via the Software Manager (in the screenshot above we can see mint-backgrounds-qiana and mint-backgrounds-petra)
  • Filesystem directories, which you can add or remove via the interface

 

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