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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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 ...
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Wrong directory association in Cinnamon applets on Debian 8

I'm on Debian 8 testing, installed Cinnamon together with the OS. It was working ~fine -some quirks here and there but nothing critical- until I compiled and installed bomi (make + make install). Now ...
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Programmatically change the attributes of desktop icons

Whenever I happen to add / remove an icon from my (Cinnamon) desktop, the others either get shuffled seemingly at random, from being sorted by name or resized, or at least the new icons will be ...
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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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Cinnamon Menu Applet Won't Display

Cinnamon version: Cinnamon 2.6.13 OS: Fedora 21 When I run cinnamon --replace, there is no error messages for menu applet: js-Message: JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon St-Message: cogl npot ...
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Synaptic Package Manager & Software Manager Not Opening

In Linux Mint 17, when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager or Software Manager from the gui, the popup appears to enter my password. Yet when I enter it correctly, nothing happens; neither window ...
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Screen goes black on laptop (Debian stretch + cinnamon)

I recently installed Debian stretch (testing) on a new laptop (dell xps 13 with touchscreen) with the cinnamon desktop environment. For the Intel Graphics I use xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I logged ...
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Clicks not registered in the correct position

I'm having problems pinpointing the reason for this issue. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. Although the following happens only in Spotify, I have some other small issues that might have the same ...
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Solving: Monitor settings default not compatible with laptop screen with Linux Mint Live DVD

I am talking a friend through the process of installing linux on his laptop. He chose mint as he liked the look of the GUI. However when he ran the live DVD he saw this: I recognise that this is a ...
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Can't change mouse speed in fedora

I have cinnamon installed in fedora. I also have GNOME desktop. I switched to GNOME and all of a sudden my mouse got a lot faster. I then went back into cinnamon and went to the control panel to ...
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Linux Mint - touchpad doesn't working after wake up

I've installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon environment on my Asus X302LA. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work after waking up from sleep. Does anyone knows a solution for this problem?
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How to NOT mount dm-crypt device on Cinnamon startup

Yeah this is counterclock-wise from anything I've found around. In before anything: I'm running Arch Linux x64, Cinnamon 2.6.13, 4.1.6-1 kernel, no crypt hooks. I've just made a test filesystem ...
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How can I keep the title bar showing in Fedora (Cinnamon desktop) when a window is maximized?

I tried Fedora the other day and one thing which really annoyed me is how the title bar on windows disappears when I maximize them. I am using the Cinnamon desktop. How can I make it so the title bar ...
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Freedesktop complains that “name has no owner”

I'm using Mint 17.2 x64 with Cinnamon.I decided to fish for error and warnings on my log files, in order to learn more by solving problems. So, I'm not experiencing abnormal behaviours. I'm just ...
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debian jessie cinnamon default wallpapers showing empty

Im using debian jessie stable with cinnamon as desktop environment. Previously I was able to change wallpaper from a pre-defined default set of wallpapers already included in system with ...