Add places icons to the desktop in Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon)

After installing Linux Mint 13 on your machine for the first time, you will only have few to no icons on the desktop by default. This makes accessing important files fast a chore. However, you can change this just like in the present versions of MS Windows. To do so, go to Menu > Preferences ... Read more

Install Cinnamon 1.6 (unstable) on Linux Mint

Cinnamon 1.6 will apparently be the version used in Linux Mint 14 and is already available for testing. Be warned, since it's the first release of 1.6, it will be buggy. Open Sofware Sources from the main menu and check the Unstable packages (romeo) checkbox to make the packages available to your Update Manager. Afterwards ... Read more

Install Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

To install Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 12.04 you have to add the appropriate ppa first. Open a terminal and enter following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon To apply Cinnamon, log out of your current desktop session and set Cinnamon as desktop environment on the login screen. Remember ... Read more

How To Customize Basic Cinnamon Elements

Though Cinnamon comes with a settings tool you can not yet customize it to the fullest. This is because it still is under heavy development and it is even not yet recommended to create super-creative themes, since it is likely that functions will be altered or added in the near future. Nevertheless I have searched ... Read more

How to Manually Install New Cinnamon Themes (Linux Mint/Ubuntu)

To manually install new themes for cinnamon from the page provided by Cinnamon Settings, first backup the data of the original theme by opening a terminal and entering sudo cp -R /usr/share/cinnamon/theme /usr/share/cinnamon/theme_backup Then download and unpack another theme from http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/themes, save the files to some location - I will save them on my desktop. ... Read more