Linux Mint 19.2 arrives with improvements for Cinnamon and more

Linux Mint 19.2 xfce

The launch of the new version of Linux Mint 19.2 has just been presented which is the second update of the Linux Mint 19.x branch, formed on the basis of the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS package and supported until 2023. The distribution is fully compatible with Ubuntu, but differs significantly in the approach to organizing the user interface and the selection of default applications.

En This new version of the distribution includes the desktop environment versions MATE 1.22 and Cinnamon 4.2, the design and organization of the work in which the development of the ideas of GNOME 2 continues: the user is offered a desktop and a panel with menus, a quick launch area, a list of open windows and a system tray with applets running.

Main new features of Linux Mint 19.2

The desktop environments have been updated and for the case of Cinnamon 4.2 memory consumption is significantly reducedFor example, version 4.2 consumes approximately 67 MB of RAM, while version 4.0 consumes 95 MB.

Added an applet to manage print output. By default, the display of recently opened documents is enabled.

Ademas new widgets were also added to create configurators, simplify the writing of configuration dialogs and make their design more complete and consistent with the Cinnamon interface. The appearance and thickness of the scroll bars are added to the configurator.

In MintMenu, the search bar moves to the top. In the recently opened file display plugin, documents are now displayed first.

In addition to that it also significantly increased the performance of MintMenu, which now runs twice as fast. The menu settings interface has been completely rewritten, which translates to the python-xapp API.

When installing multiple programs of the same type, the name of each program is now additionally displayed in the menu. A similar hint has been added for duplicate apps installed through Flatpak.


In Nemo's file manager, the ability to pin favorite directories and files to the top of the list has been added.

An indication of the cache update and the ability to determine manually installed programs have been added to the Application Installation Center. The interface is optimized for use on low resolution screens.

Buttons have been added to the "Software Fonts" utility to find missing keys for PPA repositories and to remove duplicate repository definitions.

The system reporting utility interface has changed. Added a separate page with system information. Ported to systemd-coredump and discontinued use of the Ubuntu application, which made it possible to achieve compatibility with LMDE and other distributions.

Continuous improvement of applications developed as part of the X-Apps initiative aimed at unifying the software environment in Linux Mint editions based on different desktops. X-Apps use modern technologies (GTK3 to support HiDPI, gsettings, etc.).

Of the other changes that stand out in this version we find:

  • Among such applications: Xed text editor, Pix photo manager, Xplayer media player, Xreader document viewer, Xviewer image viewer.
  • Added support for Ctrl + Q and Ctrl + W keyboard shortcuts for photo manager, text editor, document viewer, video player, and image viewer.
  • The Blueberry systray menu has the ability to install and disconnect paired devices with one click.
  • The Xed text editor (a branch of Pen / Gedit) has the ability to convert lines to comments (you can select a block of code and convert it to a comment by pressing "Ctrl + /" and vice versa).
  • The "Boot Repair" utility has been added to the installation image, allowing you to solve the most common problems when configuring the boot.
  • The Mint-Y design theme has been revamped. By default, the Ubuntu font set is used.

Download and get Linux Mint 19.2

For those who want to obtain this new version, they can do so from the following link where they will find the versions of MATE 1.22 (1.9 GB), Cinnamon 4.2 (1.8 GB) and Xfce 4.12 (1.9 GB).

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  1.   Alejandro said

    Congratulations to Clem and his team for this excellent work. Linux Mint 19.2 is a very good option for everyone (novice, intermediate, advanced). It looks a lot like Windows in its environment but is far superior.

  2.   valdemar said

    Linux Mint 19.2 is supported until 2023 we are clear the doubt will be supported with 32 bits

    1.    venom said

      The next version will be only 64 bits .. for that we have to wait first for Ubuntu to release its 20.04 LTS {they will continue to support 32-bit i386 packages}. The other option is Linux Mint Debian Edition, as long as Debian continues to support 32bits I don't think Mint will stop developing it {or at least won't stop it so soon}.

  3.   Juan Carlos said

    Almost at the end of the year version 19.3 should be released, and it will be the one that I install on my laptop, replacing Ubuntu 16.04.6