Cinnamon Utilities Menu 0.2.1

UUID: cinnamon-utils-menu@pithdillinja
Score: 17


NOTE: This applet is essentially deprecated because of the new menus in Cinnamon 1.4. It was a good run, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for your support.


Cinnamon Utilities Menu - a simple clickable item that brings up a few powerful utilities that one might use on a regular basis.

You can do the following:

- Take a screenshot of any portion of the screen (click and drag)

- Launch the GNOME Terminal

- Start GNOME Looking Glass

- Launch the Cinnamon Settings window

- Reload the current theme

- Restart Cinnamon

This was inspired by kolle's restart cinnamon extension [link], based on a user's request to have a confirmation instead of it being a one-click function. I interpreted this as "more than one-click" to restart Cinnamon, and that's what this accomplishes (along with the other choices as well).



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The menu is programmed to launch 'gnome-terminal' and 'gnome-screenshot -a' for the Terminal function and the screenshot function respectively. If you have a custom terminal/screenshot program, it will not be identified by this applet. Also, the website for this applet isn't established yet. I will be creating it within the next few days.

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  1. pri44 says:

    4 years ago

    Thanks for this, it's great. One thing however, the screenshot idea is great but does the text have to say "screenshot of a specific area", why not just "screenshot", I think people will understand how it functions once they use it. Sorry lol, I hate to nitpick but I always love minimalism :)

  2. roger64 says:

    4 years ago

    Nice applet. Thanks for it. The screenshot idea is great. Five stars.

  3. pithdillinja says:

    4 years ago

    Thanks! Hope it works nicely for you.

  4. BenjaminKnox says:

    4 years ago

    NIce app man!

  5. pithdillinja says:

    4 years ago

    Gotcha. Maybe I'll stumble across something better as I go.

  6. billynick says:

    4 years ago

    hi, 'system-run' was just a random icon i found that i thought fitted, there might be other better ones available

  7. pithdillinja says:

    4 years ago

    Billynick, I have added the same modification to my own and I will update it with that icon for all downloads. On my interface they look the same, and I even tried them; I figured gtk-execute would be a more generic icon, but it's probably better to have a system-run icon instead. Thank you so much for trying my applet!

  8. billynick says:

    4 years ago

    very nice! i modded line 67 in applet.js to look like this: this.set_applet_icon_symbolic_name("system-run"); this to make the icon look more like other icons such as the volume control and network manager