Running Cinnamon for now.
I love the smoothness and the slight desktop effects. However there are a number of oddities.
My question is… has anyone of you more adapted users to this DE noticed these?
Adwaita seems bugged at the moment. About a third of all applications were missing the minimize / maximize / close buttons. However when I switched to any other theme they were visible. (And yes, switching back to adwaita made them disappear).
Windows opened by keyboard shortcut does not always center, despite me telling the DE to always center new windows. Example: If I press the keyboard shortcut for a terminal, it has about 50 / 50 chance to appear in the center, or at the upper left corner. Continuing pressing the shortcut gives me an almost “smart windows placement” (which we all know always is very stupid). If I instead click on the terminal icon, it always appears in the center of the screen, nno matter if another window is already there.
Cinnamon seems to require constant logouts / restarts of the DE (not Linux itself) to accept changes made to things like application names in the menu for example. I changed the name of the Xfce4 terminal from Xfce Terminal to Xfce4 Terminal in the menu editor because for some reason it appeared as “Xfce Terminal (xfce4-terminal)” in the actual menu, despite the menu editor saying it was just named “Xfce Terminal”. However if I changed the name manually, the parenthesis and the extra name disappeared. Anyway, point is that it didn’t take the change before logging out.
It seems much more finicky with that than Xfce.
See above. Oddities with app names. At least non-gnome or non-cinnamon native apps (Xfce4 terminal). Unless I named it manually, it showed the actual command string in a parenthesis after the app name. If I changed the name manually back to it’s default, “Xfce Terminal”, it re-created the parenthesis. However if I named it anything else, again, the parenthesis disappeared.