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Cinnamon 5.2 released! Will ship with Linux Mint 20.3

Linux Mint 20.3 will be shipped with Cinnamon 5.2 desktop environment, that comes with the following new features and improvements. - Community submission by Kunal Chowdhury, 9to6linux (Editor) on
Cinnamon 5.2 released! Will ship with Linux Mint 20.3

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Cinnamon 5.2 released! Will ship with Linux Mint 20.3

Linux Mint 20.3 will be shipped with the Cinnamon 5.2 desktop environment, which comes with the following new features and improvements.

Linux Mint 20.3 (Una) is around the corner and will release this Christmas with Dark Apps and Other Visual Changes. For those who don't know, the Linux Mint 20.3 will be based on the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) operating system. Thus it will be supported with all software updates and security patches until 2025.

While the development team is preparing for the release of Linux Mint 20.3, Linux Mint’s flagship desktop environment "Cinnamon" got a new update version 5.2. It took around 5.5 months to get the first update after the Cinnamon 5.0 release in June.

As the Linux Mint 20.3 will release next month, it will come with Cinnamon 5.2 by default.

Cinnamon 5.2 is packed with an improved Menu applet which will have better keyboard navigation for RTL languages, symbolic icons, and the ability to hide the app buttons by default. It will also come with an improved Sound applet, which will no longer show “Unknown Artist” on the panel.

The Calendar applet of Cinnamon 5.2 has been improved with support for GNOME’s Evolution Data Server. The Notifications applet will have a new “Don’t show notification count in tray” setting.

The grouped window list in Cinnamon 5.2 will automatically update the application group icon each time a new window is added to the group. Scrolling can now be disabled in the Workspace View applet.

Apart from these, Cinnamon 5.2 will add Python 3.10 support in the menu editor.