Is there a SUPER SIMPLE way to get the Ubuntu desktop to change to a different desktop using the GUI? Maybe I'm missing something and just don't trust the command line?

  • Can you please edit your question and clarify what exactly you're asking, lest your question be closed as unclear?
    – dobey
    Dec 4, 2017 at 16:02
  • I'll try and add a screenshot of the desktop. I actually like the desktop that Ubuntu "fails" to better then the normal one. Is the name of the desktop theme cinnamon? Thanks!
    – Asher
    Dec 5, 2017 at 4:05
  • Which version of Ubuntu? What is failing? Cinnamon is certainly not part of standard Ubuntu. Please edit your question to provide more details about which Ubuntu version you've installed, and such.
    – dobey
    Dec 5, 2017 at 13:29
  • Thanks, I’ll try installing cinnamon however what I wanted to do is have the ability to switch between desktops. Thanks for the link!
    – Asher
    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:55
  • The other question is how to change from cinnamon back to the regular Ubuntu desktop if the normal login settings selector at time of login isn’t available.
    – Asher
    Dec 6, 2017 at 4:58

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For some reason command line wasn't able to change the login desktop. I had to use the GUI to update and change to CINNAMON from the default Ubuntu. Beware however, because you maybe can't switch easily between desktops from Ubuntu (to from) Cinnamon and keyboard shortcuts are not saved!

Here is what the screen shot looks like! And it works!

Cinnamon Desktop Install

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