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What is hotkey in Linux Mint for “Show All Windows”?

I noted it is possible set a number of hotkeys in Linux Mint 17.1 using the keyboard application, but there's not possibility to set the hotkey "Show All Windows"; you can only set a button using ...
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Any serious risk if Mint 17 thinks it is Ubuntu?

Running Mint 17, just ran apt-get upgrade for the first time in a while, with 350MB download. It stops halfway to tell me /etc/issue is not the package maintainers versions. Ditto for issue.net and ...
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Linux Mint: “Move to monitor 2”: but I don't have a second monitor. How do I fix this?

I have a fresh install (about a week old) of Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca (love the name!), Cinnamon edition on my laptop. If I right click on a tab, I get the option "Move to monitor 2". The problem is ...
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Bluetooth firmware not loading for Intel 7260 [solved]

I recently installed a Intel 7260 wireless module in the pcie slot of my ASUS N550jv CN270H laptop. The idea was to get bluetooth and wifi working flawlessly, as the originally installed atheros card ...
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Linux Mint & LIFEREA rss reader

I have the linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon distribution installed on my laptop and I cannot launch the software Liferea from the terminal, although, it will work fine if I launch that using the menu/icon. ...
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To specify the defaults fonts for chinese on linux mint

I do not like the default fonts for these languages in linux mint 17.1, but I like the fonts for the latin languages. I have downloaded, for instance, the chinese fonts AR PL UMing which I like ...
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Can not set the LC_TIME variable for the current process [duplicate]

On Linux Mint Rebecca, my current LC_TIME setting is LC_TIME="en_US.UTF-8" I would like to execute date and watch how the current date is displayed in a Chinese format with Chinese characters. ...
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Linux mint 17 /etc/enviroment no_proxy variable ignored by the system [on hold]

I have setup some environment variable on my Linux Mint 17, to avoid that some addresses being used over my office network proxy (squid). Along with others variable I setup the no_proxy one like ...
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Install Windows from linux mint without usb or disk [migrated]

I want to install Windows(I have .iso file) and I have linux mint. How can i make it without usb or disk, using partitions?
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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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How do I setup a floating profile in Linux

I have an external hard drive that is switched between machines. I want my home folder to point to this external hard drive for ordinary usage purposes - documents, downloads, work areas, that sort ...
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What installed nginx?

Something has installed nginx on my system, I have not specfically typed apt-get install nginx. How can I find what has installed nginx ? I only noticed after a reboot, the system is rarely ...
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Script for auto-starting programs after restart

Is there any script or program to make all open programs auto start after the system restart? Like the one on the mac that gives you the option to reopen all programs after restart or shutdown
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How to see if someone is exploiting your wifi

I'm wondering about the possibility to know who is using my wireless connection. Lastly, my wireless connection is going to be slower and slower and probably someone is exploting that behind my back. ...
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Drive disappears once in a while

I have a NTFS drive mounted via fstab. now, over the last couple of days, I've seen that once in a while, the drive disappears. This generally happens when I'm using partition tools (resizing a ...
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Open Firefox twice (with same profile)

There are tons of resources that tell how to run several instances of Firefox in parrallel. I can't find any that tells me how to configure a command (on a command line, start menu item, or panel ...
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How can I check if the adobe flash plugins is correctly installed in Mint 17.1?

I know that Linux Mint has the adobe flash plugin pre-installed, but I tried to update that and I think I made a mess, since the videos on youtube.com, and more generally, on the internet, are ...
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Issues with saving Linux and Windows folders on the same USB?

I'm wondering if folders work differently when set up by Linux than they do when set up by Windows. Here's what I want to do: Go into Linux Mint, plug in a brand new USB stick, and create a folder ...
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Quick boot for desktop Linux?

What can be done to a "normal" (Linux Mint, not micro or embedded) distribution in order to boot "nearly immediately" as seen for instance here? What magic is that, and why doesn't every distro have ...
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Installing R-base in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

I'm trying to install the package r-base using the Linux Mint community software view. By clicking on the "install" button one asks me for the "install of additional software?". By clicking on ...
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Programs crash upon opening in Linux MInt 17.1

I have an issue in mint, whenever I open programs they just flash on the screen and close immediately. For some it happens at random, and others never work. The software manager never opens after ...
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X11 display entered zoom mode. How do I exit?

I pressed something around my mouse pad (keys in the altgr region+mousepad - quite possibly multitouch) and suddenly the whole X11 display zoomed around 10%. That means I can see 90% of the 1920x1080 ...
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Can't find xbar MainMenu.xml

After installing qtcurve, I've enabled the xbar option and added the widget to the top panel. sudo apt-get install qtcurve If I follow the instructions on the page, I can't find the Xbar folder ...
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Disable second monitor MDM login screen?

I'm looking to disable my second monitor while on my login screen. It causes my primary monitor to be the wrong resolution until I login and it's somewhat annoying. I have set my primary monitor using ...
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USB dongle undetected on Linux Mint

I'm facing a peculiar problem on my Linux Mint laptop for the last week. I have a ZTE AC2726 USB dongle with service provider reliance (netconnect broadband+). The same dongle works well on my ...
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dead partition, terminal terminal [closed]

I've installed Mint 17.1 Mate, following the good tutorial but adding a fourth partition for storage in order to keep the functional sections small for cloning. sda4 is mounted and openable but will ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinamon Desktop Icons Root Account

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 64 bit on vmware workstation (Windows 8.1 host). I mainly use Linux for testing programs I have written (some have to be compatible with Linux). And I want to get familiar ...
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encrypted btrfs RAID1 array fails to mount at boot - open_ctree_failed

I have an encrypted btrfs RAID1 array set up as my /home directory on a fresh install of Linux Mint 17.1. At the Plymouth screen during boot, I enter my password for the two drives, and then receive ...
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Why won't my custom layout work?

I'm trying to create a custom layout that I can use for various symbols. For now, I just copied the contents of gr(bare). However, the layout does not appear to work. When I press Caps Lock, the ...
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mount smb share from other computer

help needed. I want to give thunderbird access to local folder on other computer. So I granted the local user /bin/mount and /usr/sbin/mount.cifs in sudoers. This works fine, using a bash script ...
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How to properly install software on Linux Mint?

I am a linux newbie. Yesterday I tried to download a program called GNU Net, but when I tried to ./configure, I recieved multiple errors indicating missing libriaries. When I tried to download the ...
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How to Creat persistent Linux Mint on USB from windows

I'm new to Linux and really like it, but I need windows on my laptop also, so I thought a persistent Linux Mint on a usb drive would be the safest option. Looking for step-by-step directions to ...
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Videos playing very fast without audio Linux Mint 17

In Linux Mint 17, videos are playing what looks to be 4x normal speed. This includes all of youtube on both Firefox and Chrome. I believe it to be 4x because if I set the youtube speed to be 0.25x ...
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BOINC GPU computation

I have an N5501J Asus PC running Mint 17.1 Cinnamon. It has Nvidia Optimus system to optimise power consumption, using the Intel graphic device, or the discrete card when I need it (NVIDIA 850M). I ...
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Where to put files?

I downloaded a pre-built cross-compiler, and it had no Makefile, Readme, instructions, or anything. However, it came from a reputable resource, so its not malware or anything (it came from ...
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Is there any way to upgrade from KDE 4 to 5 on Linux Mint 17?

Earlier you could install KDE5 via repository using Project Neon, like these: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/07/how-to-install-plasma-5-in-kubuntu-1410.html, but unfortunately PPA maintainer deleted it, ...
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Cant use https on localhost

I am unable to use https on my localhost testmachine. I cant figure out the problem on my own so here is what i did: I placed the following to files in sites-available : 000-default.conf ...
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Mint login screen different keyboard layout per user

I would like to know if there is a possibility to have a different keyboard layout per user login in Mint 17.1. I am using an us keyboard layout and my gf a de keyboard layout. Changing it for the ...
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Where is the GNOME keyring in Linux Mint 16?

I've forgotten a password which is stored plaintext in my GNOME keyring, but I can't find the keyring to get it out. It's not in ~/.gnome, ~/.gnome2, or ~/.local. Are they stored somewhere else in ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu - hybrid graphic card drivers (AMD® Radeon HD 8570 + Intel HD Graphics 4000)

I am always trying to find answers for my problems with Google, but this time I give up. I've read almost every topic on every discussion board, blog posts etc. about my problem. I've tried many tips, ...
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Scheduling gFTP Download

My current set up involved two HP laptops running Linux Mint 13 (one 32-bit, the other 64-bit) and a Mint 13 server in the cloud. I have been using gFTP for transferring files without problem. However ...
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How to stop grub from messing with my EFI partition?

I'm dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint. I decided to install the Linux Mint OS (Rebecca) onto an EXTERNAL HDD. So what I did was click "Something Else" during installation and I created 3 ...
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M17: Trying to mount Windows 10 .iso onto partition via terminal, getting “block device ? is write-protected, mounting read-only”. Can I get a help?"

I have Linux Mint 17.1 and am trying to dual boot Windows 10 Technical Preview OR install it on my other hard drive. Extra easy damage-control for you guys- I do not care if I lose any data, as long ...
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Thunderbird: server connection slow after restoring backup on Mint

I've made a copy of the .thunderbird folder in my home directory (on Ubuntu 12.04) and restored that backup on a freshly installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon using the Profile Dialog of Thunderbird. ...
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After reinstalling Linux Mint, Windows 7 does not boot

Final edit: I tried each and every single fix on the question, but I ended up just restoring an image I made a year ago of the freshly installed system using clonezilla. After that, I ran rescatux to ...
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Installing mesa with GLX TLS enabled not working

I'm trying to install Mesa3D for xorg in order to get video drivers working properly. I get errors such as .libs/es1api_libGLESv1_CM_la-entry.o: In function `x86_64_entry_start':entry.c:(.text+0x3): ...
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Linux Mint losing/dropping/forgetting network connection spuriously

In what may be the most annoying wifi problem of my life, Linux Mint 17.1 64bit xfce can't seem to stay connected to its current wifi network. The intervals are as narrow as 5 minutes, and as wide as ...
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Dual Monitor Woes

Not sure if it's allowed to ask two questions in one 'question' if it's not I'll separate them, but since they're both related to the monitor / dual monitor set up, I thought I'd just combine them.. ...
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github gist snippet management

I'm rewriting my question, since it appears to not have been clear enough... I am trying to find a way to pull the content from a github gist and put that content into either the terminal itself, a ...
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can't launch applet as root: “could not grab your mouse”

I'm programming a cinnamon applet..It requires root access.. so I've managed to launch gksu when the user click on the applet.. but I get "could not grab your mouse" error I've googled this problem ...