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How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 16.10

Cinnamon 3.2 released. Here’s how to install Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04 and Derivatives. Cinnamon 3.2 is released with QT 5.7+ and support for libinput touchpads as well as synaptics. Cinnamon 3.2 brings the ability to peek at desktop, to upload system information and to play a sound effect when showing notifications. It has also fixed several special cases which could lead to cinnamon crashes.

Below is the complete list of changes:

Session Manager

  • QT 5.7+ support

Settings Daemon

  • iio-sensor-proxy rotation plugin
  • Fix cursor-size changes being ignored
  • Support for libinput touchpads as well as synaptics

Window Manager

  • Improvements to unredirect heuristic and borders/maximization
  • Cross-fade effect on background changes
  • Fixed special cases which could lead to cinnamon crashes

Nemo Extensions

  • EXIF rotation and fixes in nemo-preview
  • More sizes in image converter


  • Complete rewrite
  • Much faster, responsive
  • More customizable
  • Support for media keys, media art and and media controls
  • Support to show the number of notifications and battery status

Control Center

  • Fixed new network connections secrets
  • New keyboard layout options


  • Vertical panels
  • Removal of box pointers
  • Ability to peek at desktop
  • Ability to upload system information
  • Ability to play a sound effect when showing notifications

Settings API

  • Revamped the xlet settings
  • Xlet settings now open in their own window/process, match new style of cinnamon settings, support pages and sections, are automatically highlighted, use new JSON backend for easier maintenance and simplification of the code
  • Support for backendable widgets which were not previously available to the xlet settings api
  • New backendable date chooser widget


  • Keyboard: can now show flags based on short name of language in keyboard applet and distinguish between two layouts using the same flag or code
  • Sound: Add a menu that allows the user to switch between active players
  • Menu: Ability to run software with optirun if Bumblebee is installed
  • Menu: Improved keyboard navigation and performance


  • file-operations: reduce the time for reliable transfer rate
  • Expand grid width to canvas
  • Trash-monitor: change trash monitoring process
  • Fix –geometry option when Nemo is already running
  • Option to double-click empty area to go to parent directory
  • nemo-file.c: Only append .desktop to desktop files when they actually need it. Trusted desktop files (ones that typically get made and placed on the desktop) don’t show their extension, so when you try to rename them, the new name needs .desktop appended to it.
  • nemo-application.c: Look for already-existing desktop windows before attempting to manage the desktop.
  • desktop: Don’t rebuild the desktop any time _NET_WORKAREA changes – this can happen fairly frequently in some situations, causing crashes due to the asynchronous nature of nemo’s directory loading back-end.

Install Cinnamon 3.2 On Ubuntu

Run the following commands in terminal to install Cinnamon 3.2 in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and Derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/cinnamon
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install cinnamon

Once installed, restart the system and select Cinnamon during Ubuntu login.

Read more: http://segfault.linuxmint.com/2016/11/cinnamon-3-2-released/

How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 16.10 originally posted on Source Digit – Latest Technology, Gadgets & Gizmos.

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