cinnamon-settings MODULE [-t TAB]
cinnamon-settings applets PANEL
cinnamon-settings applets|desklets|extensions [UUID [-i INSTANCE]] [-t TAB_INDEX]
cinnamon-settings applets|desklets|extensions UUID INSTANCE
cinnamon-settings applets|desklets|extensions|themes [-t TAB]
cinnamon-settings applets|desklets|extensions|themes -t download [-s SORT]
It can also be used to run the graphical user interface allowing to configure a specific module, add applets to a panel, and manage xlets.
The following modules are available. You can use name or synonym.
The modules with * have a configuration interface with tabs. Each tab can be directly opened (see TAB section below).
The modules with ** need root rights to open their configuration interface. So the only tab that will always be open is the first one.
NAME SYNONYMS applets* backgrounds* background blueberry bluetooth calendar cinnamon-settings-users** users color colors default* desklets* desktop display screen, screens driver-manager** drivers effects* extensions* fonts general gufw** firewall hotcorner hotcorners info infos keyboard* lightdm-settings** login-screen mintlocale language, locale mintlocale-im input-method mintsources** sources mouse* network networks notifications nvidia-settings nvidia online-accounts accounts panel panels power* privacy screensaver* sound* startup system-config-printer printer, printers themes* tiling universal-access* accessibility user me wacom tablet windows* window workspaces*
NAME TAB_NAME: TAB_INDEX, ... universal-access visual: 0, keyboard: 1, typing: 2, mouse: 3 applets installed: 0, more: 1, download: 1 backgrounds images: 0, settings: 1 default preferred: 0, removable: 1 desklets installed: 0, more: 1, download: 1, general: 2 effects effects: 0, customize: 1, extensions installed: 0, more: 1, download: 1 keyboard typing: 0, shortcuts: 1, layouts: 2 mouse mouse: 0, touchpad: 1, power power: 0, batteries: 1, brightness: 2 screensaver settings: 0, customize: 1 sound output: 0, input: 1, sounds: 2, applications: 3, settings: 4 themes themes: 0, download: 1, options: 2 windows titlebar: 0, behavior: 1, alttab: 2 workspaces osd: 0, settings: 1
panel1 is the first panel (panel by default).
panel2, panel3 and panel4 exist only if the user has created them.
Each xlet has an UUID (Universal Unique IDentifier). The structure of an UUID is xlet_name@author, except for themes.
There are two kinds of xlets: System and Spices.
System xlets are in /usr/local/share/cinnamon/applets/, /usr/local/share/cinnamon/desklets/ and /usr/local/share/themes/; their UUID ends with '@cinnamon.org' except for themes. There is no system extension.
Spices are xlets offered by developers to the Cinnamon team, which
evaluates and validates them. Complete description of these Spices can be
found at https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/.
INSTANCE argument is reserved to developers. When an applet or desklet has multiple instances, the configuration interface of each of them can be directly opened by this INSTANCE argument. Users have neither the possibility nor the need to know the value of INSTANCE.