Coverflow ALT-TAB- A nice extension for Cinnamon

Coverflow ALT-TAB is a great  extension for cinnamon that  let’s you Alt-Tab through your windows in a cover-flow manner.

Installation of Coverflow extension:

1- Download coverflow extension from this link

2- Extract the extension to your desktop and copy it to  ~.local/share/cinnamon/extensions , ~.local is a hidden folder in your home directory, unhide folders before to copy.

You can do that also by command line, first extract the file and copy it to ~.local folder:

cp -r ~.local/share/cinnamon/extensions

3- When installed, go to cinnamon settings ( Menu–>Preferences–> Cinnamon settings)and activate the extension

Then activate the extension:

4- Now restart cinnamon, ALT + F2 and type r.

Now use the extension by pressing ALT+TAB

That`s all.

  • LinuxGuru4ensics

     I like it.

  • Carl Mannino


  • admin250671

    Installed, enabled in cinamon, alt tab and it does nothing..

  • Zinovsky

     logout/login and retry

  • admin250671

     already tried out, just showing normal alt-tab cycle through apps screen (small boxes), but thanks anyway.

  • tuhaihe

    ok, That’s great. But Linux Deepin 3D Alt-Tab Swither much cool than that. @1f19783304454682ae048f48d38e53c0:disqus can download from . Then use advanced settings to turn it on. Hotkey  is Alt+`.
    Just have a try!

  • tuhaihe

    BTW, the Linux Deepin 3D Alt-Tab Swither video  @ . It seems much better than we can image.

  • Alius Panfilovas

     Worked for Cinnamon 1.2, after upgrade to 1.3 does not work anymore.

  • Peter

    navigate to folder, check permissions. if they are root, sudo nautilus, go to folder, change permissions to yourself as user – remember “same permissions for files in folder” – and: whoops