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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How do I add a task bar to my second monitor in Linux Mint?

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 monitors. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Adding XFCE to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon?

I installed mint-meta-xfce package on an existing Cinnamon installation but it doesn't look anything like a standalone installation of Linux Mint 15 Xfce. It appears to be using the default Xfce ...
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Cinnamon 2.2 How to add custom shortuct: move workspace up

I'm quite aware this must have been asked many times, but I cannot seem to find the right search terms to get an answer. I would like to have Ctrl+Shift+Up move my workspace up, and similarly Ctrl+...
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Cinnamon failed: desktop only, no panel, no dialog frame

I am using Linux Mint 14 (MATE) with Cinnamon installed. Cinnamon failed when I tried to delete an item on the menu with menu editor. The system froze, so I logged out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. ...
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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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Touchegg handles 3 and 4 finger events well, but 'ignores' 2 finger events

I have installed Mint linux 16 with cinnamon, and I have an ASUS N550JV CN270H including a multitouchpad I tried different things to tweak multitouch gestures, namely: Using support in xorg.conf as ...
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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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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 to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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Bring up shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line

How can I bring up the shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line? Note: I don't want the user menu. This menu for switching or logging out a user is brought up via Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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Double screen: desktops “moving” with the mouse

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, with Cinnamon 2.4.5. I have a double screen: my laptop's¹ screen, and another (Dell) screen, both with resolution 1920×1080. I have a strange bug (maybe is it a ...
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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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remove Cinnamon Desktop replace with MATE

I'm guessing this is something simple I'm missing because nobody else seems to have this problem I just installed fedora 20 which installs cinnamon desktop (I believe) and want to use MATE because ...
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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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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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Linux Mint Taskbar and Icons are gone

I have linux mint cinnamon 13. I installed it today. Well my problem is that my panel and my icons are gone. There is absolutely nothing but my desktop background. But I'm still able to switch to Ctrl+...
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Indicator-cpufreq doesn't start on login

If I run indicator-cpufreq in the console it will start up just like it is supposed to and appear in the panel. However, if I place the same command in the startup programs it doesn't appear on ...
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How do I change the number of available workspaces in Cinnamon?

I am used to four workspaces in Gnome, but now that I have Cinnamon installed I only have two. Can I increase the number? If so, how?
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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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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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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 disable window decorations in Cinnamon

I'm using Cinnamon, but would like to remove all window decorations -- I never use them, they only cost screen estate, and moving / resizing can be conveniently done with alt-mouse1 and alt-mouse2. ...
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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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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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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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Synaptics tap to click & edge scrolling not working in Cinnamon desktop (on arch linux)

I tried to turn them on using system settings, dconf, with no success. Uninstalling xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 gives an error "target not found". When installing xf86-input-synaptics-1.8.2-1 with ...
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Busy mouse cursor won't go away

You know how the mouse cursor changes to "Busy" icon when launching an app? In my case, even a long time gets passed after the app is launched, the Busy cursor still stays up as if the app is still ...
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how to install nividia bumbulbee in linux mint 17.1 (cinnamon)?

I am having Nvidia GEFORCE 610m graphic card. whenever i install nvidia drivers in mint cinnamon 17.1 my cinnamon crashes and my cinnamon goes in fallback mode !! SO how can i install bumblebee in ...
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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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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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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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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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Themes app not showing preview for installed GTK themes (Window borders and Controls) in Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon in Ubuntu using a ppa. The problem I have is that newly installed GTK themes won't show previews in Themes application. Here are the screenshots. .As you can see the Window ...
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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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Fully disable workspaces feature

I've just installed Linux Mint and I am wondering how to fully disable or uninstall the workspaces feature. I've already removed the Window Switcher applet from the bottom panel but this doesn't fully ...
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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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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 ...