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How to install Cinnamon 3.4.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint

Cinnamon 3.4.0 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience. Before we proceed with how to install cinnamon on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at what Cinnamon 3.4.0 offers.

How to install Cinnamon

Cinnamon 3.4.0 Highlights:

Cinnamon 3.4 features a ton of fixes and refinements, some of which are listed below:

  • Added support to scan for JS files inside sub-dirs
  • Support for additional Wacom devices (in particular, devices with no erasers or with only one button)
  • Multi-process Settings Daemon (each plugin now runs in its own separate process)
  • Cleaner session EXIT phase (this phase used to timeout after 1 seconds, it is now immediate)
  • Desktop grid
  • Separate processes for Nemo and the desktop handling
  • Simpler date formats for last-modified column in list-view
  • Wildcard support in file searches
  • Desktop actions in panel launcher
  • Add cinnamon-stap-monitor utility
  • Ala Firefox support for middle-click and Ctrl key in Nemo navigation buttons to open new tabs
  • Theming engine improvements for systray and margins
  • Additional configuration options for the screensaver
  • New list widget for spices settings
  • Fix gnome terminal losing desktop file association during cinnamon restart
  • More information shown in spices about dialogs
  • Support for lightdm-settings and manage-systemd-units in System Settings
  • File manager (inode/directory MIME handler) selection in Favorite Applications
  • Fix a segmentation This fixes a segmentation fault that happened when menu animations were disable
  • Better support for the configuration of mice acceleration and sensitivity

How to install Cinnamon 3.4.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon cinnamon-core

Ho to uninstall Cinnamon from Ubuntu

sudo ppa-purge ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon


After installing Cinnamon on your machine, logout or reboot your machine, then Select “Cinnamon” from the Select Desktop Environment screen before logging in.

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