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.

9 Comments on this Post

  1. LinuxGuru4ensics

     I like it.

  2. Carl Mannino


  3. admin250671

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

  4.  logout/login and retry

  5. admin250671

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

  6. 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!

  7. tuhaihe

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

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

  9. 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

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