Cinnamon is desktop environment which is a fork of GNOME Shell. It is derived from GNOME 3 but has a look and feel closer to GNOME 2.

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Cinnamon eating up RAM

I am using Linux MInt Cinnamon Edition. It used to eat up just 100-120 MB RAM but just now I noticed that its eating up more than 250 MB RAM. I also tried restarting the Laptop but it started with ...
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Mint 18 Periodaclly and randomly complete crash

Every once in a while (about 2-3 times a day) the screen becomes distorted and freezes completely. CTRL+ALT+F3, CTRL+ALT+BKSPCE are not responding. can only shut off by a long press on the power ...
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Windows out of focus on Linux Mint 18!

All of the sudden all my windows except the clicked window were out of focus. When I click on a window it gains focus but all other windows including my notification panel and desktop lose focus. It ...
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How do I remove the black translucent overlay over the background when I scale my windows in Linux Mint via editing the codes?

I know it's caused by themes as some themes has it and some don't. But I really like to keep my mint-Y-Dark theme as it looks awesome. And thus, this question arisen, I know there are some codes to it ...
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Linux Mint only “File” menu visible on menu toolbar

On applications like gedit and gimp only the "File" menu is visible on the menubar/toolbar. However I can still click on where other menus would normally be (e.g. "Edit", "Help") to access them. I ...
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How do I successfully install GLFW on Linux Mint?

I believe I am in dependency hell. I am trying to get GLFW working. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. When I try to compile GLFW using these steps, I get the following output: $ cmake -G "Unix ...
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How do I turn off the “Running in software rendering mode” warning?

I'm running Arch Linux/Cinnamon in Virtual Box on a Windows 7 machine. One of the technologies I need to use is WebGL. For whatever reason (that's a different issue), WebGL will not work when Display->...
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Cinnamon Over Window Manager like 'Openbox-Gnome-Session, et al'

I just switched to Cinnamon on LM18 after playing around with Mate. Anyway, I'm wondering if there are any Window Managers that can work underneath Cinnamon much like Openbox-Gnome-Session. Unless I ...
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How do I set Gnome as default DE if I am already using Cinnamon?

I think (let's be clear maybe I am complete wrong) I have installed Gnome by running the following command: yum groupinstall "GNOME" Now I want to get rid of Cinammon and use Gnome by default but I ...
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Cinnamon 17.3 Grub Failure on Re-Installation

How can I force Mint 17.3 Cinnamon to ignore a grub error to complete the installation? Or how can I fix the grub lock? I am attempting to reinstall Mint Cinnamon 17.3 on a Microsoft Surface 2 Pro ...
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Poor performance on Cinnamon (14.04) with NVIDIA 960M + Intel Graphics 530

Recently I've been experiencing poor performance in the desktop of Cinnamon, on Linux Mint 17 (14.04). I have the NVIDIA 367.xx drivers, and here's the output of lshw -c video: lshw -c video ...
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X11 SSH Forwarding - Unable to resize/move Google Chrome window

I'm running into a problem where I have Chrome being forwarded over SSH from a Ubuntu 16.04 (desktop) to a Xming server running on Windows 7. The Chrome window doesn't seem to be resizable/movable in ...
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How can I remove the title bars of all windows in cinnamon? [duplicate]

I know about the maximus extension, but it causes segfaults. How else can I completely remove every title bar/window decoration? (Not just when maximized) solved: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint....
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Setup hangul keyboard on F23 cinnamon

I used the Korean keyboard on the previous versions of fedora (21 and 22) and always used the cinnamon desktop. I could switch between normal and hangul mode. It's been a while I didn't used this ...
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How do I get rid of this weird padding around the windows of gnome apps?

This is a screenshot of what it looks like with gnome-calculator: How can I get rid of the weird padding? Using cinnamon on fedora 24 in case that matters. Arc-theme as well.
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Remember window layout on multiple monitors on Mint Cinnamon

I have been using linux Mint 17.3 with Mate desktop for quite a bit now. One of the thing I absolutely love is that it remembers layout of windows for multiple monitor configurations. For example, ...
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Dropbox GUI issues in Fedora 23 running Cinnamon

I am having an issue with Dropbox under Fedora 23 and I don't know how to fix it. Take a look at the following pic: So regarding this I have two questions: Is there any way to fix this? How? I am ...
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Cinnamon: Desktop background from nested directory structure?

I have a nested directory structure with travel pictures under ~/Pictures/Shotwell-Import/YYYY/MM/DD/. I would like my desktop background to be randomly picked from those pictures. Unfortunately, it ...
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How to connect via LAN Wire and a WIFI Router to the internet (terminal only)

I have a big problem. My cinnamon GUI went down. Now I have to reinstall it. Therefore I need an internet connection. Since I can only work within terminal I have to use that to connect to my Wifi. ...
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Mint 17.3 Wi-Fi does not work after resuming from suspension

My Wi-Fi will not work after suspending but WILL work after hibernating. I've tried a couple things and have had some luck so I'll post what I've done and the effects I've seen. $ sudo lshw ...
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Cinnamon: Which software project “owns” the “Display” configuration dialog?

Cinnamon 2.8.8 64-bit, Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Menu > Preferences > Display The dialog allows to enable and disable (multiple) monitors, and position them relative to each other with drag and drop. ...
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Apt-get installed programs in Debian Cinnamon Desktop

I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like. I ...
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Screen glitches linut mint lenovo yoga 900 after Kernel 4.6 update

Installed mint 17.3 on my yoga 900, updated to kernel 4.6 to get touchpad, wireless card, and touchscreen working. Everything seems to be working okay other than the screen glitches, specifically on ...
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Cannot log in to Linux Mint

It says: Your session only lasted 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem. View details ~/.xsession-errors file cinnamon-...
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Erratic Behavior after restarting Cinnamon

Linux Version - Linux Mint LMDE2 Cinnamon Edition 64bit (Fully update to date) Hardware - Acer E5-511 series laptop I was using OS and it got slow so I thought about restarting cinnamon and executed ...
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Touchpad behavior changed drasticall - tap-to-click won't work, and scrolling is less effective

I'm running Cinnamon on Debian Testing on a Dell XPS 13. Sometime over the last couple days, touchpad operation changed quite significantly: tap-to-click stopped working entirely (I've tried ...
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Where are the icons in the ALT-TAB switcher loaded from? How can I edit them?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon system, ALT+TAB switcher, in the default settings (icon and thumbnail pop up in the switcher) shows a pixelated icon for one of my applications. I do not know where the ...
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Cinnamon DE - View all global key bindings?

I'm using Cinnamon 2.8.6 on Ubuntu 16.04. How do I identify which process is grabbing a hotkey or combination shortcut? I tried How do I find out what program 'owns' a hotkey?. However, ...
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How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
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gtkinspector in Linux Mint Cinnamon

How can i install and run gtkinspector in Linux Mint Cinnamon? This solution not working: http://askubuntu.com/questions/706629/how-to-activate-keybindings-for-gtkinspector I tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Clear recent open file history on Linux Mint

Sometimes others in my household briefly use my computer, when they do I sometimes don't want them to see my file history. I know how to prevent Bash from writing entries to the ~/.bash_history file ...
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How do I fix my display after Atom broke it completely?

In VirtualBox 5.0.18 on Windows 10 I'm running the guest: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon 2.8.8 Linux kernel 3.19.0-32-generic with 3D acceleration enabled. Everything was working fine ...
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App icons don't appear in system tray on Linux Mint 17.3

Today I've noticed that system tray doesn't show application icons, for example, Viber, Skype, Software update. I've tried: to reboot to reinstall Skype to run Skype and Viber from command line ...
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On LMDE 2, why is my screen dimming after only a few seconds?

I'm running LMDE with Cinnamon 2.4.7 and I cannot get the screen to stay on (undimmed) for longer than a few seconds of inactivity. What setting am I missing?
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Where is the Notifications log in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I'm looking for a log of the notifications applet in Linux Min Cinnamon /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/notifications@cinnamon.org I'm not able to find any log file and actually don't know if it exists. ...
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Cinnamon, bind minimize to mouse click

By default you have Alt-Button1 and Alt-Button3 bound to move window and resize window and it's easy to change the modifier in those bindings, but I'd like to bind Alt-Button2 to minimize window... ...
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Cinnamon hot corners on second display

I have two displays. I was able to add a second panel on the new display but my hot corners are not carrying over. I don't see any option anywhere to enable this functionality. Linux Mint 17.2 ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon: Change 'Text Scaling factor' via Shortcut

Does anyone know a way to define a Shortcut for the 'Text Scaling factor' Setting in Linux Mint Cinnamon? I could not find anything under 'System Settings' > 'Keyboard' > 'Shortcuts' ...
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read .Xmodmap on login in Cinnamon

I am running Linux Mint 17 and want Cinnamon to read from my .Xmodmap on start. Seems that ~/.Xmodmap is not being read by default. How do I do that?
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wrapper program to reparent app window w/o window frames

I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment (on Debian Sid), whose window manager has no option to, let's say so, undecorate an application window. As I see that a number of programs manage to tell ...
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Visual feedback for window focus with Alt-Tab? (Cinnamon)

I have a frequent problem that occurs with window-based desktops like Cinnamon or XFCE, especially on multiple monitors. I very often misread which Window has focus after Alt-Tab. So I will start ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts lose focus when switching between Applications

I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 64-bit, Cinnamon Version 2.6.13 with Kernel 4.3.0 and I'm playing Football Manager 2016 on it. So when I switch between applications after a few switches the keyboard ...
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Prevent resize in top right of window [Cinnamon]

In some applications (such as chromium), when I put my cursor in the very to right of the window, I get a resize cursor. I think that all close buttons should be right against the edge of the screen ...
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How to change XFCE's default monitor manager?

I switched back from Cinnamon to XFCE and some well working utilities are not working well enough in XFCE, such as monitor manager program. When I plug in an external monitor to my laptop, Cinnamon ...
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How do I customise a keyboard layout in Cinnamon / Ubuntu?

I can see in Cinnamon you can select a new keyboard layout in - start - keyboard - layouts. But none of the layouts there match my new keyboard. How do I redefine a single key (differently placed ...
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How do I get Mint's Disk options to auto-mount my disk without making everything executable?

I have a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon running on an SSD, and I also have a 2TB SATA drive pluggged in and formatted as NTFS. In Mint's Disk utility (Menu > Preferences > Disks), I'm ...
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How to Disable Mouse Edge Flip on Linux Mint Cinnamon 2.8

I have been suffering for the unexpected disapperance on Cinnamon 2.8 of the Enable/Disable Edge Flip option between workspaces with the mouse, I found really really annoying that every time I would ...
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Is there any way to set rules for minimizing to system tray for applications that don't support it themselves?

There's some applications which support minimizing to a tray icon natively. There are others that can be extended to do this. What I'm looking for is something that will allow me to set rules on ...
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How to disable CTRL acting on touchpad's momentum in Cinnamon?

My touchpad has momentum enabled (or inertia, I do not know what the correct term is) - that is, even after my fingers leave the touchpad, it continues scrolling and gradually slows down (I believe it ...
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How to resize modal window in Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa (Cinnamon)

I can't resize top modal (and not modal) windows. Please look at smart data window screenshot attached. I can't resize it in order to make a single screenshot containing all properties. I noticed ...