Cinnamon 1.4 has been released! PPA

Announced today by Clem the release of Cinnamon 1.4, this new release a total of 267 commits, a new “Expo” Overview : so now there are  two “overview” modes: “Scale” and “Expo”, new “Settings Applet” And “Panel Edit Mode” : This applet features troubleshooting options (restart cinnamon, looking glass, restore settings to default),  Panel Edit Mode, Quick access to settings,  Localization, New Configuration Options, menu improvements, window List Improvements, Applets Improvements and Cinnamon Settings Improvements.

For details about this release with screenshots, please check the release announcement

Image credit: cinnamon website :   Cinnamon now features a menu editor

Installation in Ubuntu and LinuxMint12

Open terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cinnamon

For other Linux distros, find  the installation instructions in our previous post.

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  • Thierry Ancey

    it’s ok for bubuntu 12.04 ?

  • Aggrathon


  • George Murewa
  • Paul Christopher

    Cover flow ie Alt-tab no longer works after installation of 1.4

  • Alius Panfilovas

    Clem: I just asked Gwendal (he maintains the Ubuntu PPA) and he’ll
    remove support for Ubuntu 12.04 in the PPA. Whether people updated from
    1.3 to 1.4 or kept 1.3 in Ubuntu 12.04, they can no longer run Cinnamon
    if they updated Clutter or Gnome. In other words.. it doesn’t matter
    whether Precise users updated Cinnamon to 1.4… the minute they update
    Clutter/GNOME they can no longer run Cinnamon (any version).

  • Brian Hanson

     You have go to in and edit the .json file and add support for version 1.4.0, or you can download it again and remove the old local version and put in the new updated version instead. With every update I’ve had to manually update the .json files, it’s not really a big deal, though I wish it could be done automatically.