Easy way to install cinnamon extensions

raneern99
  7 years ago
  38
  Implemented

I think that there should be an easy way to install Cinnamon themes, applets, and extensions. I have seen many topics regarding trouble installing applets on the forums. I know that there is bimsebasse's ppa, but even that is kind of hard to do for very inexperienced users. I think that there should be an automated way to install cinnamon applets (similar to extensions.gnome.org with the on/off switch) or there should be a section in, for example, the software manager for cinnamon themes, applets, and extensions.
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chiec 6 years ago

An installer for themes and extensions/applets should be very helpfull, downloading a .tar and selecting it from the installer so you don't have to use the console.


geoffm 6 years ago

I think Gnome 3's way of managing extension should definitely inspire cinnamon's developpers. It is much better in many ways. There is no separate "activate extensions" window with a "get new extensions" link. When opening the extension manager, it goes to the extensions web site. All the extensions are presented there with a toggle switch. There's isn't even a need to install, then activate. You just click it and it installs the extension. Want to deactivate/remove an extension? Open the page and click the switch.


archisoft6 6 years ago

I think it is better to install applets, etc. from the respective sections of Cinnamon Settings. But the section in the program manager would also be good.


DestinFaroda 7 years ago

More GUI and easier handling? Yes!


LexMK 7 years ago

@crismblog 's link was a tutorial on how to install them via apt/software manager like regular packages, now 404'd. Should post another link, if you found it. Install them via software manager seems like a good idea for now, until a better tool is made. Cinnamon's PPA should be enabled by default.


fleming746 7 years ago

An excellent next step for cinnamon and btw I really like the new desktop. Great work and thanks


blackoutworm 7 years ago

Agreed, like drag-and-drop or "install" from right-click menu when you right click the downloaded theme, applet or extension .


sunewbie 7 years ago

I too agree. Maybe a pop up appears immediately after fresh installation


crismblog 7 years ago

Este o idee buna. It would be nice to be able to make an easy installation.
But to be implemented Clem idea can be made from PPA.

Look here http://crismblog.eu/english/programs/cinnamon-themes-applets-and-extensions-ppa-repository/


raneern99 7 years ago

@kazztan0325
Ok, thanks


kazztan0325 7 years ago

@raneern99:
You need not say sorry.
I think we can post ideas/suggestions relating to Cinnamon/MATE to this Ideas Module.


raneern99 7 years ago

I'm sorry. Where would be an appropriate place to post ideas for it?


remoulder 7 years ago

Given that cinnamon is a separate project and cross-distro, I don't believe this is the appropriate place to suggest ideas relating to it.