Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa" – Cinnamon (64-bit)

Web Apps

In Linux Mint 20.1 you can flip any site proper right into a desktop utility.

Launch the model new Web App supervisor and create your Web App:

Web Apps are easy to create and it’s also possible to make as many as you want:

When a Web App runs it behaves like a desktop utility. It has its private window and its private icon:

It reveals up as each different utility inside the panel and inside the Alt-Tab selector:

You can pin it to your panel if you need to have the power to entry it quickly even when it is not working:

And it has an entry in your utility menu, much like each different apps:

It’s easier to multi-job between functions on the desktop than it is between tabs in an web browser. As more and more useful devices may be discovered on the Web, it was needed for Linux Mint to make it easier to create web-apps.

In addition to Electron wrappers, Web-apps moreover current a solution for devices which do not help Linux very properly. WhatsApp, Github amongst others current rich Web interfaces nevertheless no desktop help in Linux.


Another utility which is new in Linux Mint 20.1 is Hypnotix, an IPTV participant for M3U playlists.

It helps dwell TV:

And in case your playlist or IPTV provider moreover has a VOD half, Hypnotix can help movies:

and even TV sequence:

By default Hypnotix comes with a free IPTV provider generally known as Free-IPTV. This provider solely provides freely and publicly on the market dwell TV channels. Linux Mint itself should not be an IPTV provider and would not current any dwell channels, movies or TV sequence.


Time and time as soon as extra we’ve to entry the similar recordsdata. Up until Linux Mint 20.1 we’d keep in mind the place they’ve been saved and slowly get to them using the file supervisor, bookmark their containing folder to get to them sooner, look inside the not too way back opened doc half, hoping to look out them in there, litter our desktop with direct hyperlinks…

Well, there’s a considerably higher means now!

If you might be engaged on a file and also you entry it normally, correct-click on on it and select “Add to Favorites”.

You’ll see a bit bit star pop up in your panel. That’s the place all favorite recordsdata are, just one click on on away:

Cinnamon 4.8

The latest mannequin of Cinnamon choices increased effectivity, along with a 5% rendering enchancment at 4K and reduce use in its window administration and a sooner Javascript interpreter based mostly totally on MozJS78.

Support for spices may be improved as a consequence of automated forward compatibility with newer releases of Cinnamon, automated multi-versioning and better group coping with.

Search ends within the making use of menu for the time being are sorted by relevance.

Support was added for Systemd’s “droop-then-hibernate” mechanism.

Other enhancements embrace:

Better Flatpak help
Percentage inside the sound amount OSD
The option to always current the panel when the menu is open
Scrolling inside the window-quick-report applet
Configurable scrolling route inside the workspace-switcher-applet
The functionality to assign a keybinding to mute the microphone
Zstd help in nemo-fileroller
Tiff help and PDF net web page numbers in nemo-media-columns
Thumbnails for recordsdata as a lot as 64GB in nemo

Printing and Scanning enhancements

In Linux Mint 19.3 (and Ubuntu 18.04) and prior releases printers and scanners relied on the availability of drivers (whether or not or not these have been included inside the Linux kernel or added manually).

In Linux Mint 20 (and Ubuntu 20.04), the distribution shipped with ippusbxd, an implementation of IPP over USB. Thanks to IPP, moreover generally known as driverless printing/scanning, models is perhaps detected and used with out the need for any drivers and in an everyday means. Unfortunately the presence of IPP over USB moreover means drivers are bypassed and inhibited. Ippusbxd turned out to be a disappointment and created further points than it solved.

In Linux Mint 20.1 ippusbxd was eradicated so printing and scanning work the similar means as in Linux Mint 19.x and prior releases.

HPLIP was upgraded to mannequin 3.20.11 to hold the latest help for HP printers and scanner.

Documentation sections have been added to the Linux Mint User Guide for IPP-USB and Sane-Airscan, two very new however promising duties which is more likely to be included by default in future releases.

Both ipp-usb and sane-airscan may be discovered inside the Linux Mint 20.1 repositories. Try them out if you happen to can not get your printer or scanner to work with software program program drivers.
XApps enhancements

The clock format in Slick Greeter (the login show) is now configurable.

Xed can now routinely shut brackets when it’s used to edit provide code.

In Xviewer, the behaviors of the primary and secondary (tilt) mouse wheels for the time being are configurable.

Pix is now ready to filter by rating.
Other enhancements

Hardware video acceleration is now enabled by default in Celluloid. On most pc techniques this ends in smoother playback, increased effectivity and lowered CPU utilization.

The driver supervisor was migrated to PackageKit. It incorporates a stronger choice of bundle dependencies and its client interface was improved.

Some duties akin to mintsystem and mintdrivers for the time being are backported to earlier releases and embrace their very personal translations.

Chromium was added to the repository.

More duties have been ported to the Meson assemble system: cinnamon-administration-coronary heart, cinnamon-settings-daemon, nemo-extensions.

The add supervisor, mintupload, choices increased a attempting client interface and a higher drop zone.
System enhancements

Linux Mint 20.1 incorporates a unified filesystem construction.

This launch ships with linux-firmware 1.187 and the Linux kernel 5.4.

Main components

Linux Mint 20.1 choices Cinnamon 4.8, a Linux kernel 5.4 and an Ubuntu 20.04 bundle base.
LTS approach

Linux Mint 20.1 will receive security updates until 2025.

Until 2022, future variations of Linux Mint will use the similar bundle base as Linux Mint 20.1, making it trivial for people to enhance.

Until 2022, the occasion employees is not going to start engaged on a model new base and shall be completely centered on this one.


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