Cinnamon 2.3 Released with Bugfixes

Cinnamon 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 latest Cinnamon Desktop Environment – Cinnamon 2.3 is an unstable cycle towards Cinnamon 2.4 and its available in github.


This update comes with following bug fixes

  • Fix Cinnamon background being reset or overwritten by GNOME background at startup.
  • Cinnamon Settings: Ignore backspace navigation in GtkSpinButtons and GtkTextViews.
  • Keyboard settings: Allow modified Escape key to be used in a keybinding.
  • Network applet: Sort wireless access points by showing active or remembered connections first, and all remaining connections in order of strength then.
  • HiDPI: Fix popup menu maximum height calculation.
  • A11y: Fix magnifier not getting initialized properly.
  • Spices management: Fixed “More info” and “Get more online” look and behaviour in certain locales.
  • Fix Background Module for python2-pillow 2.5.0-1.
  • Few additional bug fixes.
  • JS API: Added timers.js to allow spices developers to time things.

Install Cinnamon 2.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 & 14.10

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cinnamon

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install gir1.2-cmenu-3.0

– Logout, select Cinnamon from the list of desktop environment and login


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