Cinnamon Desktop Environment

sudo apt -y install cinnamon

system settings --> themes

panel right click --> add applet / workspace switcher

system settings --> keyboard / shortcuts

close: Alt+Q
maximize: Super+`
workspace 1: Alt+1
...

add custom shortcut
<your favorite terminal>
Alt+A

system settings --> window tiling
maximize instead of tile

system settings --> windows
behaviour / window focus mode: sloppy
attach dialog windows to the parent window

Ref. http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/109198/mint-16-cinnamon-maximize-window-fully

Custom start button: r

right-click -> configure
Use a custom icon
/usr/share/icons/ubuntu-mono-dark/actions/24/package-supported.svg

Set default view in Nemo

Edit -> Preferences