Monthly News – August 2020

Before we start with the news, I’d like to thank you for your donations and for your help. Many thanks to everyone involved in supporting us.

Backports and fixes

Many bug fixes were backported to Linux Mint 19.3. Three of them are quite significant:

  • cinnamon-session: Don’t let unresponsive programs delay the shutdown.
  • muffin: Fixed crash with certain Steam games in fullscreen.
  • muffin: Fixed black glitches and random desktop artefacts.

Bug fixes were also applied specifically to Linux Mint 20 and LMDE 4 to address a case which made the desktop crash as well as cosmetic issues, keybinding issues.

Warpinator received updates to improve network connectivity and preservation of file permissions.

Libxapp received updates to make its SNI watcher asynchronous. This fixed missing tray icons with some QT, Electron and Chromium applications and in some cases also login issues.


We’re happy to announce that Warpinator, the network transfer tool which shipped with Linux Mint 20 and was ported to LMDE 4, is now available to all users of Linux as a Flatpak.

If you are using Linux Mint 19.x or Linux Mint 18.x open the Software Manager and search for “Warpinator”.

If you are using a different Linux distribution head over to Flathub at

If you want to share files between computers running different releases of Linux Mint or different distributions, note that you can use both Flatpak and non-Flatpak versions of Warpinator on the same network.

WebApp Manager

Are you often struggling to find a particular website among the many browser windows and tabs already opened? Do you wish you could easily just launch your favorite websites and have them run in their own window as if they were desktop applications?

If so, Peppermint has the solution. They have a tool called “ICE” which is dedicated to turning your favorite websites into standalone applications. In fact, they’ve had that solution for a while since ICE was initially developed in 2010!

Fast forward 10 years and we’re planning to solve the same problem. We’re a little bit late to the party but we’re excited to bring our contribution. We started talks with Peppermint and we’re currently trying to figure out the best way to work together.

We started a project called Web App Manager which features:

  • A new icon and generic name
  • A new user interface
  • 100% back and forth compatibility with ICE
  • A split backend to make it easy for ICE and Web App manager to use the same codebase if they both want to retain separate UIs.
  • The ability to edit Web applications
  • Icon theme support with icons automatically guessed for popular websites
  • Improved favicon downloads (including support for
  • The ability to show or hide the Firefox navigation bar
  • Full translation support for all major languages (at the time of release) 

Once you create a “Web Application” you can launch your website directly from the application menu.

It runs in its own window and with its own browser profile.

This makes it easy to switch to it using the panel or the Alt-tab selector:

And you can pin it to your panel to make it even easier to launch or to access.

If you want to try the WebApp Manager, a BETA version is available here.  It’s almost feature-complete but isn’t yet fully translated.


Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Donations in July:

A total of $14,868 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 780 donors:

$216 (5th donation), Philippe L.
$200 (2nd donation), Russell I.
$200, Lyle O.
$200, Curt B.
$160, Kathleen C.
$150 (2nd donation), Tim G.
$150 (2nd donation), Michael G.
$120 (2nd donation), Joseph C.
$108, Jiří F. aka “NTSFka”
$108, Wolfgang U.
$108, Manfred M.
$108, Katharina G.
$108, Mark Muizer
$102 (27th donation), Human Inhabitant
$100 (26th donation), Human Inhabitant
$100 (12th donation), Samson S. aka “Samtastic”
$100 (9th donation), Douglas J.
$100 (4th donation), Prashanth V.
$100 (4th donation), Duncan G. aka “catraeus“
$100 (3rd donation), Douglas Swinhart
$100 (2nd donation), Joe K.
$100, Brian D.
$100, David L.
$100, Ron R.
$100, Daniel H.
$100, Robert S.
$100, Robert D.
$100, Steve
$100, Andrew B.
$86 (3rd donation), Walter K.
$75, Len Holton
$75, Edward N.
$71, Marek M.
$70 (3rd donation), Andrew W.
$65 (3rd donation), Herve C.
$60 (3rd donation), Heinz B.
$60, Chris M.
$54 (6th donation), Marco L. aka “MAR9000“
$54 (4th donation), Jesse C.
$54 (3rd donation), Dylan T.
$54 (3rd donation), Holger B.
$54 (3rd donation), Gildas M.
$54 (2nd donation), L. O. .
$54 (2nd donation), linmint
$54 (2nd donation), @tiagoameller
$54, Peter P.
$54, Thomas K.
$54, John S.
$54, Jocelyn G.
$54, Koop D.
$54, Antero K.
$52 (2nd donation), Les W.
$50 (13th donation), Philip W.
$50 (9th donation), Bruno Weber
$50 (8th donation), Robert K. aka “usmc_bob”
$50 (7th donation), Ian L.
$50 (6th donation), Gary David Simmons
$50 (6th donation), Tomasz E.
$50 (5th donation), Bill H.
$50 (5th donation), Bruce M.
$50 (5th donation), Harry W. Haines III
$50 (4th donation), Peter F.
$50 (4th donation), Todd W.
$50 (4th donation), silver_whiskers
$50 (3rd donation), Alex O.
$50 (3rd donation), Lonnie H.
$50 (2nd donation), Doug T.
$50 (2nd donation), Allan P.
$50, cbrevard
$50, Kris R.
$50, James B.
$50, Russell V.
$50, Mark Mezo aka “Mezo”
$50, W H N.
$50, Kotaro Y.
$50, Roy A.
$50, Richard S.
$50, Jack B.
$50, Earl G.
$50, Michael G.
$50, Jiewei Z.
$50, Richard K.
$50, Wonelle
$43 (3rd donation), Florian M.
$43 (3rd donation), Tom Van Dyck
$43 (3rd donation), Tapani H.
$43, Israel K.
$42, Robert C.
$40 (7th donation), William E.
$40 (5th donation), Sharyn Burley
$40 (5th donation), Robert T.
$40 (5th donation), Darin W.
$40 (5th donation), Brian M.
$40 (4th donation), Pablo L. aka “LAFO”
$40 (3rd donation), Matthew H.
$40 (2nd donation), Laszlo G.
$40, Daniel C.
$40, Richard C.
$38, John G.
$35 (5th donation), Ted S.
$35 (2nd donation), James S.
$35, Dave W. aka “Palebushman”
$32 (5th donation), Nadim K.
$32 (2nd donation), Artur K.
$32, Ramon N.
$32, Andre K.
$32, Juergen W.
$32, Guillaume E.
$32, Maitrida J.
$32, Rainer L.
$32, Jonathan B.
$32, Seamus Y.
$32, Simon O.
$30 (124th donation), Olli K.
$30 (9th donation), Rene H. aka “Hogi”
$30 (5th donation), Leopoldo G.
$30 (4th donation), Colin H.
$30 (4th donation), Bobcam Computer Solutions aka “Rob“
$30 (3rd donation), Silvio H.
$30 (3rd donation), Nektarios K.
$30 (3rd donation), Gordon T.
$30, Randy B.
$30, Trevor H.
$30, William F.
$30, Alain C. aka “Alecalin“
$30, Miquel Lluis B.
$30, Leopold F.
$30, Getson Miranda aka “getsonm”
$30, Gabor V.
$30, Kenneth S.
$29, Dbreaker/Zarvex Artworks
$29, Anthony K.
$28, Leslie R.
$27 (14th donation), John K.
$27 (13th donation), Christian W.
$27 (12th donation), Heiko P. aka “CyCroN“
$27 (12th donation), Christian W.
$27 (12th donation), Hubertus B. aka “hubi“
$27 (8th donation), Jon Marks aka “ESL Materials Writer“
$27 (6th donation), Manfred W.
$27 (6th donation), Frank J.
$27 (5th donation), Rob B.
$27 (5th donation), David F.
$27 (5th donation), Peter V.
$27 (4th donation), Holger R.
$27 (3rd donation), Marco van den Berg
$27 (2nd donation), William Wright aka “M6WIQ”
$27 (2nd donation), Gernot B.
$27 (2nd donation), Marcus B.
$27, Divoto
$27, RB
$27, Christian P.
$27, Adi W.
$27, Chris K.
$27, Michal M.
$27, Walter N.
$25 (106th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (26th donation), Lance M.
$25 (13th donation), Kevin Safford
$25 (7th donation), Tsatsorin E. aka “Eugene713“
$25 (6th donation), Scott S.
$25 (5th donation), John T.
$25 (5th donation), Ben J. aka “webwrx”
$25 (4th donation), M L. P.
$25 (4th donation), Anthony Eales aka “ants000“
$25 (3rd donation), Lennart J.
$25 (3rd donation), Andrew Z.
$25 (3rd donation), Sidney F.
$25 (3rd donation), Timothy J. I.
$25 (3rd donation), Eric S
$25 (3rd donation), Derek B.
$25 (2nd donation), Derek S.
$25 (2nd donation), Gregg R.
$25 (2nd donation), Jeff E.
$25 (2nd donation), Mark M.
$25 (2nd donation), Marek M.
$25, Randy M.
$25, Aurimas L.
$25, Mark L.
$25, Janet H.
$25, Michael C.
$25, Eduardo
$25, Craig P.
$25, Ted G.
$25, Sidney H.
$25, Frank J.
$25, Larry D. J.
$25, Ian S.
$25, John Q.
$25, Joshua M.
$25, Kevin P.
$25, Tony T.
$25, Joseph S.
$25, Robert S.
$23 (3rd donation), Peter S.
$22 (45th donation), Johann J.
$22 (10th donation), Dick B. aka “Dick”
$22 (7th donation), Michael S.
$22 (5th donation), Teobaldo D.
$22 (5th donation), R. I. . aka “Birman”
$22 (4th donation), Peter E.
$22 (3rd donation), Eric V. C.
$22 (3rd donation), Niklas
$22 (3rd donation), Marcel R.
$22 (3rd donation), Harald U.
$22 (3rd donation), Stefan L.
$22 (2nd donation), Joachim K.
$22 (2nd donation), Jeff D.
$22 (2nd donation), CyberMind
$22 (2nd donation), Johann K.
$22 (2nd donation), daoud
$22 (2nd donation), Michael L.
$22, Alexandre L.
$22, Carsten B.
$22, Günter H.
$22, John R.
$22, Christof H.
$22, Tobias P.
$22, Kornel P.
$22, Iris K.
$22, Michael Z.
$22, David N.
$22, Thomas B.
$22, Sergio V.
$22, Ulf T.
$22, Konrad J.
$22, Pascal T.
$22, Lex aka “Combimux”
$22, Patrick A.
$22, Erich K.
$22, Marco B.
$21 (4th donation), Robert M.
$20 (23rd donation), Bryan F.
$20 (20th donation), Mike W aka “bajan52”
$20 (16th donation), Kwan L. aka “DigitalHermit“
$20 (15th donation), Ke C.
$20 (14th donation), Michel S.
$20 (10th donation), Mike M. aka “GrouchyM”
$20 (7th donation), Peter R.
$20 (6th donation), E.K
$20 (5th donation), Kevin K.
$20 (4th donation), Joseph M.
$20 (4th donation), Patrick H.
$20 (4th donation), Robert J.
$20 (3rd donation), Edward O.
$20 (3rd donation), David H.
$20 (3rd donation), Robert P. aka “Rob“
$20 (3rd donation), TheAckermann
$20 (3rd donation), Мельников А.
$20 (3rd donation), Richard H.
$20 (3rd donation), Sem Chumbo
$20 (3rd donation), Michael H.
$20 (2nd donation), Tim M.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas C. aka “Nixxie”
$20 (2nd donation), Larry R.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael Y.
$20 (2nd donation), James B.
$20 (2nd donation), Steve M.
$20 (2nd donation), Michael A C.
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$20 (2nd donation), Robert K.
$20 (2nd donation), Ueda Y.
$20 (2nd donation), John S.
$20 (2nd donation), Ron M.
$20 (2nd donation), Eric W.
$20 (2nd donation), Thomas C.
$20, James S.
$20, Simon H.
$20, Michael E. aka “grndplane”
$20, Kevin R.
$20, Ca S.
$20, zzzzzzzz .
$20, Siu N.
$20, Sylvain M.
$20, Anthony K.
$20, Dylan B.
$20, David O.
$20, Evgeny T.
$20, Victor D.
$20, Patrick W.
$20, Atif K.
$20, Wladyslaw T.
$20, Philip H.
$20, Andreas J.
$20, Irving P.
$20, Chuck C
$20, Lars R.
$20, James L.
$20, Clifford R. aka “Cliff”
$20, Tom R.
$20, Pj S.
$20, Kazimierz S.
$20, David V.
$20, Robin D.
$20, Wade H.
$20, Irwin R.
$20, Duane R.
$20, vagelisgreece aka “vag”
$20, Radu B.
$20, Benjamin P.
$20, Adam B.
$20, Tony B.
$18 (28th donation), Stefan M. H.
$18, Tomasz B.
$17 (18th donation), Michael R.
$16 (41th donation), Andreas S.
$16 (7th donation), José G.
$16 (4th donation), Wolfgang R.
$16 (2nd donation), Thies H.
$16 (2nd donation), Matthias S.
$16, V.
$16, Eugen T.
$16, Montefusco E.
$15 (23rd donation), ajgringo619
$15 (12th donation), Michel C.
$15 (6th donation), Dean Armstrong Photography
$15 (5th donation), Celtis Ltd
$15 (4th donation), Ron G.
$15 (3rd donation), Philip Smith aka “Smithereens NZ”
$15 (2nd donation), Jean-pierre C.
$15 (2nd donation), Ray W.
$15 (2nd donation), Vicente N.
$15 (2nd donation), Dirk S.
$15 (2nd donation), Alexei S.
$15, Ian D. aka “Duggers”
$15, Michael P.
$15, Raimundo N V S.
$15, Benoit R.
$15, Karl P.
$15, Thomas H.
$14 (3rd donation), Laszlo F.
$14 (2nd donation), Jean-Jacques J. aka “JJJ”
$12 (112th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (10th donation), Lance A.
$12, Aqeel K.
$12, Alexander B.
$11 (16th donation), Eskild T
$11 (14th donation), Denis D.
$11 (11th donation), Christian K.
$11 (8th donation), Tom M.
$11 (8th donation), Dominique M.
$11 (7th donation), Davide A.
$11 (6th donation), Alfons B.
$11 (6th donation), Hans-Dieter S. aka “hadisch”
$11 (6th donation), Willem V. U.
$11 (5th donation), Caspar F.
$11 (5th donation), Émilien K.
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$11 (4th donation), Igor B.
$11 (4th donation), Daniel S.
$11 (4th donation), Walter B. aka “Walter-CH“
$11 (4th donation), Gabriele D.
$11 (3rd donation), Athanasios S.
$11 (3rd donation), Sebastian J.
$11 (3rd donation), Eric R. aka “Eric R.”
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$11 (3rd donation), Hamid N.
$11 (3rd donation), Gregory F.
$11 (3rd donation), Antal R.
$11 (2nd donation), Gerhard S.
$11 (2nd donation), Nikita Chursin aka “ITdruID”
$11 (2nd donation), Lukas N.
$11 (2nd donation), Nikolas S. aka “Onkel Nick”
$11 (2nd donation), Martin Kamp Jensen
$11 (2nd donation), Christian D.
$11 (2nd donation), Radu S. C.
$11 (2nd donation), Almut P.
$11 (2nd donation), Pantelis B.
$11 (2nd donation), William T. aka “Sailorashore”
$11, Jeanmichel T.
$11, Niels D.
$11, David V.
$11, Kevin M.
$11, Stephen P.
$11, Andrew S.
$11, Markus M.
$11, Martin K.
$11, Joan A.
$11, Robin G.
$11, Ciaran M.
$11, Leonardo B.
$11, Jean-michel V.
$11, Germain G.
$11, Johan S.
$11, Gunter Lutz B.
$11, Eugene G.
$11, Björn N.
$11, Lars Hißmann
$11, Fabiano C.
$11, Willem André T.
$11, Rafel H.
$11, Kenzo Manuel
$11, Tim O.
$11, Pascal S.
$10 (52th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (47th donation), Frank K.
$10 (31st donation), Rick R.
$10 (30th donation), Dmitry P.
$10 (27th donation), Lance M.
$10 (25th donation), LJNL aka “lauranl”
$10 (13th donation), Francois-R L.
$10 (12th donation), Ian E.
$10 (9th donation), aka ““
$10 (9th donation), Mike M. aka “GrouchyM”
$10 (9th donation), Stuart K.
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$10 (6th donation), James O.
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$10 (5th donation), Matthew W. aka “Wakefield Team – Five Star Real Estate Leaders“
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$10 (5th donation), Benjamin H.
$10 (5th donation), David T.
$10 (5th donation), Lathanao
$10 (4th donation), Dog Training Cheyenne
$10 (4th donation), Ромашев Д.
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$10 (4th donation), Yoichi N.
$10 (4th donation), Mathias aka “Sorglos”
$10 (4th donation), Matthew W. aka “Wakefield Team – Five Star Real Estate Leaders“
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$10 (3rd donation), Vladimir L.
$10 (3rd donation), Jim J.
$10 (3rd donation), Goran V.
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$10 (2nd donation), Randall H.
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$10, Jim M. aka “Oldmaus”
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$10, Olegs A.
$10, Daniel R.
$10, Keyur S.
$10, Michael H.
$10, Jayme N.
$10, Alberto R.
$10, Peter M.
$10, Jake H.
$10, Carl T.
$10, Flamingo Merch
$10, Daniel M.
$10, Vladik P.
$10, Simo K.
$10, Owen D.
$10, Lubos
$10, Marek N.
$10, Art T.
$10, Carlos B.
$10, José Gadelha
$10, Sean Y.
$10, Aidan C.
$10, Jack A.
$10, Nicholas B.
$10, Shinichi I.
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$10, Alexander F.
$10, Roberto L.
$10, Gregory D.
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$10, Chris H.
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$10, Mario O.
$10, Jeri H.
$10, Glenn M.
$10, Vilde Mirabella R.
$10, Jordan O.
$10, Jiafeng L.
$10, zz .
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$10, René D.
$10, Ricardo N.
$10, Allan D M.
$10, Paul G.
$10, Anthony H.
$9 (4th donation), Javier V. A.
$9 (3rd donation), Cezary F.
$9, Francisco Quintero
$7, Vladimir M.
$7, Jai P.
$7, Mila G.
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$6 (2nd donation), Muh’d Zeeshan
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$5 (20th donation), William Menezes
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$5, Pascal M.
$5, Anthony T. aka “Omega Dark Mage”
$5, Constantin P. aka “POVESTI TV“
$5, Sergey aka “Serj99”
$5, Diego Navarro M
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$5, Pablo C. Galdo Regueiro
$5, Ignacio A.
$5, zzzzzz .
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$5, Robert H.
$5, Ian F.
$5, Noam F.
$5, Abhishek N.
$5, Fang Z.
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$5, Joao Holanda F.
$5, Johnny B. aka “JB“
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