Cinnamon is a LinuxMint project, a fork of Gnome Shell. Cinnamon comes with a Gnome2-like panel at bottom, with classic menu, favourite apps, and system tray icons on it. Cinnamon also has Gnome Shell Activity icon on top-left with “Windows & Themes”.
Cinnamon just released 1.1.3 version few hours ago with improvements of menu, panel launcher, etc.
I see reports of people with Unity broken after upgrading to 13.10. In my case Unity works fine but cinnamon is broken. It opens the startup applications but no window manager, no menus and the keyboad shortcuts won't work.
Ideally i'd like know 3 alt tab functionality in cinnamon Alt tab between apps and alt ` between windows but failing that I just like to get rid of the window preview and have a regular alt tab with icons and text.
I've tried installing the 2 cinnamon extensions but neither worked. I've tried changing my session to Cinnamon 2D but alt tab is the same.
I have just installed Arch Linux first time on Virtual Box. The minimal installation was successful. After that I installed Xorg, again which was successful as I was able to create an X-session with 3 terminals and a clock. Then I installed 'cinnamon' as GDE. Now I am unable to start a graphical session for normal user using 'xinit /usr/bin/cinnamon'.