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 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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Separate workspaces on each monitor

I recently switched to a new PC at work, one with two (identical, Dell 23") monitors. I'm running Linux Mint 15 64bit / Cinnamon. Is there a way to set it up in such a way that, instead of both ...
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Adding the panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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How can I set the position that terminal opens at?

I'd like Terminal to open near the bottom of my screen. Is there a way to set the default size and position? I'm using Linux Mint 13, Cinnamon.
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...
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Where is Xkb getting its configuration?

Is there a way to query where xkb is getting its configuration from? Under ArchLinux I have /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf with Section "InputClass" Identifier "system-keyboard" ...
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How to recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

Sometimes VirtualBox causes random freeze of my Mint 16 Cinnamon Desktop 64bit. I am not able to pinpoint what is actually wrong and even where to fill the bug report. But the life goes on and I ...
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How to change Firefox icon shown on panel and menus?

I installed Firefox on Linux Mint Debian Edition with the Cinnamon desktop. This Firefox package doesn't use the regular Firefox icon, with the fox curled around the world ; it has what I call the "...
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Cinnamon randomly loses theming

From time to time (quite randomly), Nemo on my Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon starts looking like this When usually it looks like this: Restarting Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r, Enter) doesn't help, I need to log ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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Mint 17 (Cinnamon): CTRL+Shift+U not letting me enter unicode symbols

I realize there's probably a simple answer to this question. I come from Ubuntu (Unity) and am used to type unicode symbols with Ctrl+Shift+U, followed by the symbol's code and Enter. This doesn't ...
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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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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 can I change the GTK engine on Cinnamon >= 2.0?

I just upgraded to Cinnamon 2.0.14 on my LMDE laptop and in this new version I am unable to change the GTK engine used. Menus and widgets in general look very ugly: When they should look something ...
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Lowres application icon on window switching (alt-tab)

I manually downloaded and installed Sublime Text 2 (instead of adding the repository and installing via apt-get install) and I'm having some trouble getting gnome to find the high res icons for ...
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How can I automate window tiling with a custom width? (Cinnamon)

I am running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 2.4.8. I really like xdotool, but it conflicts with Cinnamon's awesome snapping/tiling feature. If I run the following command, it does NOT work if the current ...
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How to disable moving between workspaces feature?

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon – have been upgrading from Linux Mint 13. There is a feature: I can move between workspaces by moving cursor to the edge of screen and holding it there ...
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Cinnamon 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ppa:xorg-...
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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way to ...
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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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Change desktop wallpaper from terminal

I am running Mint 13 with Cinnamon 1.6. I would like my desktop wallpaper to automatically change depending on the time of day. So, the first thing that comes to mind is setting up a cron job to do it ...
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How to remove Cinnamon's Alt-F1 keybinding using Linux Mint 15

I've just started using Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon 1.8.8 at work and when I press Alt+F1 the display zoom out and displays the workspace switcher. How can I disable this shortcut? I removed the ...
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How to make nemo support compressing files by context menu?

I use Cinnamon on ArchLinux and Nemo is it's default file manager. I've tried 3 GUI file archivers (p7zip with WxGTK, peazip & file-roller), but none of them add a "compress option" in the context ...
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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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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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Dual Monitors on Cinnamon 2.4.8 - cursor gets stuck on bottom and top right of left screen

Running Mint 17.1 with Cinammon 2.4.8 and I have two 2560 * 1440 monitors, both placed in the display settings as next to each other, not mirrored. The mouse cursor moves as normal between the two ...
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Running Cinnamon/X from command line ---> No sound, software rendering

I am booting directly into the terminal of Linux Mint 17. Now I would like from there to start cinnamon gui. I do that with "startx". However, by doing that I do not have any sound (just "Dummy Output"...
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Disable Ctrl+Alt Hotkeys in certain programs

I am using Sublime Text 3 which uses CtrlAlt$key hotkeys for a few important functionalities, but CtrlAltLeft (for example) switches workspaces. Is there a way I can disable the OS functions of these ...
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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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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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Cursor position, dragging and resizing windows… with multiple monitors

I was finally able to get my four identically sized screens to work together, with three on one graphics card ( GeForce GTX 750 ) and one on a second card ( GeForce GT 730 ) in X11. It was a really ...
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Arch Linux problem: What is causing the black screen problem when logging into Cinnamon?

I first posted this in February, but I'm making the problem clearer because I had no responses in 6 months, and the problem still exists. My Arch boots to the terminal. I login as root. I start ...
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How can I talk with my acquaintance on Linux Cinnamon

One of my acquaintances uses Linux Mint with the Cinnamon Desktop. We would like to talk each other via Skype, but we realized that Skype is not supported on Linux Mint with Cinnamon Desktop. We have ...
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What is the GNOME Classic Monospace font?

I am moving to Cinnamon from GNOME Classic. I would like to bring the terminal font from GNOME. In Cinnamon the fixed width system font is also called Monospace but it looks different. Is there ...
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Where does Cinnamon store its Desktop Art settings?

Running Linux Mint 16 right now, Cinnamon 64-bit. I'm trying to find out where Cinnamon stores my desktop settings. Precisely looking for where the desktop image settings are stored and want to figure ...
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How can I zoom/magnify Cinnamon desktop using the mouse wheel?

There is a wonderful feature of compiz that allows me to use a key+mouse wheel (I use win+wheel to zoom into the desktop. Is there a way to get the same effect in Cinnamon? UPDATE: Following Mikko ...
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Control-space on Cinnamon

I installed synapse on my Cinnamon desktop, and everything worked with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Space. Then, at some point, it stopped working properly, and I had to hold down Control and hit space ...
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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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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

I run Linux Mint 17.1. When I log in I get a Cinnamon notification saying: Problems during Cinnamon startup Cinnamon started successfully, but one or more applets, desklets or extension ...
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Closing a GUI window from the command line

I often run scripts to transform a CSV file which I then preview in LibreOffice. I often open the CSV with xdg-open file.csv. However, if I run that command when the file is already open, ...
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Prevent auto-selected text from copying

I really like the Linux-style copy paste (highlight text to copy, middle-click to paste) - except when text is automatically highlighted in a dialog box. For instance, selecting text on a web page ...
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Mint update with NVIDIA breaks Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 14 64-bit Cinnamon on a desktop with an NVidia GTX 680 graphics card. I downloaded and installed the drivers from the NVIDIA website (installed on TTY1 with sudo service mdm stop). ...
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How to set up keyboard shortuts with custom modifiers (like Mod3) in Cinnamon?

I'm trying to migrate from Mate into Cinnamon. In Mate, it was possible to assign custom modifiers to Switch to workspace on the left of the current workspace. In Cinnamon keyboard configuration ...
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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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GTK Maximum number of clients reached

I recently updated my arch linux running chromium and ever since the update I get the error Maximum number of clients reached Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0 when I try to run a program ...
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Cinnamon not working on Mint 17

I installed Mint 17 on an older desktop and everything is OK, but the start menu is not being rendered correctly. It either does not appear at all when you click on it, or it appears empty (no icons). ...
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Is possible to have workspace switching via Ctl+Alt+Arrow NON CYCLIC?

After installing Linux Mint 16, and installing "Workspace grid (2D) and switcher", workspace switching started to work in a cyclic way. If you have many workspaces (4x4 in my case) navigating them in ...
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Search Alt+F2 history in Cinnamon desktop environment

I wonder if there's some way to search the Alt+F2 "runner" history most preferably within the dialog itself. I know that in Cinnamon the values are available in dconf-editor under org.cinnamon command-...