Cinnamon 2.4.8 updates out

Cinnamon 2.4.8 is now available for install / update. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest update comes with a number of fixes and changes:



  • Fixed wrong week number in calendar applet
  • Background slideshow: use os.execvp instead of os.system to keep cinnamon-slideshow from having child processes
  • Update xlet stylesheet as well on “Alt+F2 rt”
  • Added missing tooltip for Keybinding xlet widgets
  • Fixed a memory leak
  • Tweaked how the panel icon is used to prevent occasionally getting an oversized icons when restarting cinnamon or changing cinnamon themes
  • Applet.js: reallow themes to control symbolic icon heights – caused by
  • Mouse/dnd: merge Cinnamon dnd threshold back to using the Gtk one – this reverts what was done in 8388640bed1b6e7582fc7, which was a workaround for buggy drag-and-drop
  • Dnd.js: refactor to eliminate dnd freeze bug
  • St: Use a more up-to-date cogl API when creating textures (efforts to reduce freezes)
  • Dnd.js: Allow control over certain callbacks


  • Allow programmatic minimization without MWM_FUNC_MINIMIZE
  • Update _NET_DESKTOP_LAYOUT with the current workspace layout.
  • Update _NET_DESKTOP_NAMES when appropriate. Before we only did it when the MetaScreen was initialized – during startup – which would result in the server having the wrong names (or
  • worse, the wrong length array of names.)
  • Made meta_window_get_xwindow introspectable
  • Added _NET_WM_STATE_MAXIMIZED_VERT to the _NET_WM_STATE for tiled windows
  • Fixed right-click support for CSD windows
  • Improved support for CSD windows
  • Fixed CSD windows properly, to account for unscaled GTK_FRAME_EXTENTS.


  • Improved garbage collection and release of memory


  • Fixed OnlyShowIn in desktop file
  • Fixed some memory leaks, readability
  • Fixed black background (GTK 3.14)
  • Fixed regression in gnome-wall-clock.c (from b021f6f07ad8b4295ddd755eadf3e031f4456fe6)
  • DBus listener: correctly reply so the client doesn’t block waiting
  • Reduced the number of wakeups


  • Updated translations
  • Fixed Nemo crash in Korean when copying files (due to wrong order of arguments in translation)
  • [Internal] Fixed translation checking tool not detecting the issue in Korean Nemo translation

Update to Cinnamon 2.4.8 on Ubuntu OS, Linux Mint OS

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install Cinnamon 2.4.8 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install cinnamon
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