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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Reduce CPU wakeups by cinnamon and i915

In order to reduce my notebook's power consumption I am using PowerTOP 2.5. hardware: Thinkpad W540 os: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic I noticed that cinnamon and i915 are the ...
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How to edit lock screen Cinnamon?

In my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, the lock screen and the login screen are vastly different (unlike in Ubuntu Unity). I like aspects of both. For the login screen, I like the pretty design and the ...
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low remaining storage space, how do I increase it?

I keep getting low storage space warnings, I want to increase my total storage space, I was hoping to do that via terminal command, how would I go about doing that? I put in df -h and got: ...
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How to re-enable the Ctrl+Shift+U shortcut in Cinnamon Mint 17.3?

The Ctrl+Shift+U shortcut for writing Unicode characters seems to work inside of the software manager's search bar. Everywhere else such as Gedit, Terminal and Google Chrome pressing Ctrl+Shift+U does ...
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How to hide cinnamon screensavers from albert launcher

I am trying to use albert launcher on linux Mint 17.3. It was showing a lot of applications for almost anything I typed in it, application that did not launch, did not have any icons, names I was ...
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Trying to install minecraft, and every time I get whats below:

When I run: sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer I get following result: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done minecraft-installer is already ...
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Unset or change default “re-detect monitors” windows+p cinnamon keybinding using gsettings

I'm trying to unset or change the default Windows+P (or to be more exact Meta+P) "re-detect monitors" cinnamon keybinding via gsettings, but having a hard time finding it in the gsettings tree. In the ...
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Graphical UI stops working shortly after boot [Linux Mint 17.3]

I recently updated to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit from 17.2 through the update manager. Upon reboot everything was in working order so I decided to update the kernel as well which was probably ...
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Headphones only work correcly when plugged halfway

My headphones are working some kind of strange. The sound is very low even when set to maximum, and the speech is almost unhearable. When I listen to music I can't hear speech as well as when ...
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How to set the touchpad to work as on Mac?

I'm on linux mint 17.3 cinnamon, and would like to set the touchpad to work as on a Mac (or at least tweak a bit). Unfortunately all the tutorial I found online are talking about xorg.conf, but in my ...
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Exclude app from “text scaling factor” on high dpi screens

I use the "text scaling factor" in Mint Cinnamon to get a better appearance on my hight DPI screen. The factor I use is x1.5. It works well for the OS and for most apps, but on some apps it just ...
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Linux Mint 17.3: Presist LookingGlass log between sessions for troubleshooting?

I know I can pull up my looking glass log via ~/.cinnamon/glass.log, but how can I persist this across sessions so I can troubleshoot problems? Background: I'm on a new laptop with Skylake and when I ...
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Task bar for dual monitor in linux min

I have a laptop and an external monitor with it. My external monitor is set as primary monitor. So my task bar only appear in external monitor. But I want the task bar to appear on both monitor. I ...
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Is Enlightenment a full DE or just a WM?

I installed Enlightenment on my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon. I thought it was just a Window Manager that I could switch to and use within Cinnamon. However, I found that I had to log out to my display ...
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Does Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon use Muffin or Metacity WM?

When I run wmctrl -m on my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon, I see that my WM is "Mutter (Muffin)". However, after switching WM's, when I want to get back to the default WM, neither mutter --replace or muffin ...
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How can I extend the disabled time of touchpad after keypress so it won't activate?

When I type, my hands tend to slide along the trackpad a little, moving the cursor around and often throwing my typing off. Despite the fact I have the setting enabled to disable touchpad when typing, ...
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Cinnamon running without video hardware acceleration after moving HD to a new PC

I have just upgraded my PC. It was an old intel Q8400 with an nvidia graphics card. I changed the CPU (now an i3-6300) + Motherboard, and ditched the graphics card (want to use intel's graphics card ...
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Nemo in Linux Mint - Reset all Preferences and “My computer” pane in List View

I am struggling a little bit with this issue I'm having with Nemo in Linux Mint (I just upgraded to 17.3 but this is happening since 17.1). In brief, I accidentally removed some shortcuts from the ...
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Remove mate desktop completely

I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 64 bit. I had installed mate desktop on the top of it. I want to remove mate desktop completely. I tried apt-get purge and autoremove, but mate is shown in ...
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Fedora 23 - can't re-login after logout

After I logout I can't login back. I type the password but just got a blink, then the login screen is back again without error messages. I have to reboot to login again. Besides, even the Nautilus ...
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What's the best way to run two monitors using linux mint cinnamon?

I just built an HTPC and I'm running Mint Cinnamon 64bit. My goal was to have a desktop and with a streaming component - via the HDMI cable to my Samsung TV. So my question is... how best to use ...
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Remove Cinnamon read-only theme

I have installed a new theme in Cinnamon desktop environment, but suddenly it became read-only. Where is these themes located at, for me to delete them manually?
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Dashed line on top and below a window when window scrolling is required

In Cinnamon deskop, how to remove this dashed line, that supposedly wants to indicate that the items in the window are not all visible and you can scroll up or down? For example in nemo when there is ...
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Cinnamon Menu Search shows non-existent .desktop files

when I open the Cinnamon main Menu and search for 'someTool' I get a couple of files that don't exist: /home/username/someTool.desktop /home/username/Shortcuts/someTool.desktop ...
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I lost some of my MenuBars in Cinnamon

I hope this post finds you well and you're having a nice holiday. Recently the MenuBar of multiple apps has disappeared Recently the MenuBar of multiple apps has disappeared and I have no idea how ...
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How to disable or fix GTK scrolling indicators?

I'm using Ambiance theme on Fedora 22 with Cinnamon and some windows have opaque scrolling indicators that cover bottom part of windows: Can i somehow disable scrolling indicators? Alternatively, ...
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How to fix sudden slow-down of animations in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon

Rather often (though randomly), when I wake my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon up from suspended state, all the animations in Cinnamon suddenly become very laggy - workspace switching, zoom out/in, even ...
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Make IRDA hotkeys work in the lock screen

I have some IRDA reciever and remote controller. Some keys on it emulates hotkeys. So, I've created a hotkey that locks my current session. Now I want to create one that will unlock it (for example, ...
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Firefox Extremely Buggy now in Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon - How to Solve?

In my Linux Mint Rafaela Cinnamon, Firefox has suddenly become terribly annoying and buggy. There are several different bugs. One is that when I am in one Gmail account, and I try opening the other ...
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Deadbeef doesn't show up in sound applet of Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon desktop, VLC and Deadbeef. When I play an audio file or a video with VLC, I can control it via the sound applet, but when I play music from Deadbeef, there is no signal from ...
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How do I edit the keymap of Cinnamon without using Cinnamon Settings?

I would like to edit my keyboard shortcuts in Cinnamon but using the graphical user interface for editing them (i.e., Cinnamon Settings) is not an option as it keeps crashing on me (here is my bug ...
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Client Side Decorations - How to remove padding between close button and corner?

I'm using Debian stable (8.2 as of now), with cinnamon desktop environment. Some gtk3 gnome apps like gedit , nautilus have their own window decorations (client side decorations). The most ...
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Cinnamon does not have rights to desktop shortcuts of KDE

Well, the title kinda says it all. I was tired of KDE and installed Cinammon. Thing is all my desktop shortcuts are now locked (owned by root) and have a simple white paper as an icon. How can I get ...
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Notify-send doesn't work at Cinnamon

I am using Linux Mint 17. I want to be informed every 50 min, at every hour for small break. Here is cron job: nazar@lelyak-desktop ~ $ crontab -l DISPLAY=:0.0 XAUTHORITY=/home/matrix/.Xauthority ...
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xsession-errors on linux mint 17.2. No solutions found from similar questions

here's the deal. I had installed this afternoon pulse audio manager for trying to fix a no sound issue with an HDMI cable, the issue wasn't solved so I figured out I wouldn't need pulse audio manager ...
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Cinnamon Panel is completely unresponsive

I'm using a Debian Stretch box with xfce, but I wanted to try cinnamon for some time. When I switch to cinnamon (2.6.13 from the debian repositories) in the login screen the desktop loads up fine, ...
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gconftool-2 gnome-terminal settings not persisting after restart

My system recently crashed extremely unexpectedly with an instant power-off. I have no idea what happened. When I rebooted, Mint started some sort of fsck, and I pressed F to "fix errors that appear." ...
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Linux Mint workspace switch time

I use Cinnamon workspace switcher. Everything is okay, but the visual effect is too fast. Is it possible to set the duration of workspace switching effect? Linux Mint 17.2
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Skype GUI messed up - Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and Skype 4.3

My Skype GUI is completely messed up (elements invisible, above each other or other artefacts). This is true for all Skype windows (main, chat, pop up window when being called). Some items will ...
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How to change dekstop icon image on Cinnamon?

I created a desktop icon for a shell script Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon nemo The default icon was a red missile (?!) How can I change it to any other image? I found ways to style the caption, ...
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How to start linux gui before login?

When my system (Kali 2 or Ubuntu 14) boots and I login, I have to wait for the gui(cinnamon/unity) to load. How to avoid it starting to load gui before login like windows does? I mean, when I get to ...
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Too many tabs in Chrome causes whole computer to freeze

When I open too many (more than ~8/9) tabs in Chrome the whole GUI freezes and the mouse pointer doesn't move and the system responds incredibly slowly to keyboard input (~20s delay). I'm assuming ...
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Cinnamon close window keyboard shortcut stops working

I am using Cinnamon version 2.0.14. From time to time I am seeing that specifically ctrl+w stops functioning, and there is no way for me to bring the functionality back. Rebooting is the only way to ...
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Some applications become garbled and unusable

Over the past couple of weeks, my Linux Mint 17.2 installation has been acting up. Some programs, such as TortoiseHg, kdiff3, k3b, and some parts of Skype, become graphically corrupted and unusable. ...
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No terminal in Linux Mint fallback mode

I decided to update Mint today, and Cinnamon fails to load after the login screen, and can never successfully restart. I also have no terminal; I cannot see text, and I cannot type anything. I just ...
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How to resize two windows at the same time in Cinnamon?

I find it quite practical the ability to tile windows using Super + arrow keys in my Linux Mint box (using Cinnamon). My common use case is to be able to see two windows at the same time, while ...
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Cinnamon dual monitor panel missing when monitor is disconnected

With Cinnamon 2.6 and two monitors stacked up vertically, I configure the panel (task bar?) to be at the top of the upper window. Now, when I shut down the laptop, disconnect the 2nd monitor, the top ...
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Cinnamon Power Management Applet doesn't works

Currently I am running linux mint 17.2 ( Cinnamon Edition) There is problem with PowerMangament Applet. Problem with Cinnamon Power management Applet. While charging : never shows 100 % it suck at ...
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cinnamon-settings and Nemo crash with certain Cinnamon themes' contols on Debian 8

Installed mint-x-icons and mint-x-theme on a fresh Debian 8 testing running Cinnamon (v2.6.13). All themes options could be set to Mint-X, except for Controls. As soon as it was selected, the ...
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No Menu Bar, Windows not visible (Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon)

Yesterday I did apt-get update && apt-get upgrade to make my system up-to-date. It went through without any error. After rebooting my Menu Bar 'disappeared', there's just a dark gray bar ...