Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon | New Features And Improvements

Linux Mint have just released an update to its popular Ubuntu based distribution bringing us up to version 20.1. Cinnamon retains it’s flagship status as Mint’s number one offering and has received the most attention overall. The newest features I’m most excited about are the inclusion of the Web App Manager and Nemo’s new ability to favourite files. All three of their desktop versions are now available to download from here.

Here are some of the new features I took a look at in Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon ;

Cinnamon 4.8

  • Application search results now filtered in order of relevance.
  • You can now use Suspend-then-hibernate to preserve battery
  • Nemo file-roller ZSTD Compression
  • Thumbnails now supported for files up to 64GB in Nemo
  • Favourites – Add files to favourites within right click menu. Favourites will appear in the left side panel of Nemo file manager as well as on the panel and in your applications menu.


  • IPTV
  • Watch live TV and VOD’s
  • Free IPTV provider 

Web App Manager

  • Create desktop web applications 
  • Can sort by category
  • Choose which web browser to use
  • Will have it’s own icon in the application menu so you can pin to the panel and find it in the alt-tab switcher.

Other Improvements 

  • Clock format in login screen can be customised 
  • Xed (text editor) will automatically close brackets on source files.
  • Added rating filter for Pix
  • Mouse wheel clicks customisable in Xviewer 
  • Chromium is now in repo
  • HW Video acceleration for Celluloid enabled out of the box
  • Unified system Layout (tidy up / file system)
  • New wallpapers

Printing Improvements 

  • Dropped ippusbxd (internet printing protocol over USB) – created more issues than it solved
  • Ippusbxd – still in native repo

To read more about the changes in this version of Linux Mint click here to read the release notes. What do you think of Linux Mint 20.1? Let me know in the comments below!

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