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What Cinnamon version do you use? As far as I know, their latest version can do this seamlessly. In my Linux Mint 14 I can just use CtrlAltUp to show all workspaces, and then click + button on the right edge of the screen to add new workspace. You may want to check cinnamon 1.6 release page. Clem already explained how to do this over there.


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Most terminals can be launched using the geometry switch allowing you to specify terminal's size and position (COLUMNSxROWS+X+Y) e.g.: gnome-terminal --geometry 73x31+100+300 or xterm -geometry 93x31+100+350 If you want to make the above permanent, copy the terminal launcher (terminal's .desktop file) from /usr/share/applications/ to ...


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This is now possible (UPDATE #2) Cinnamon now has this functionnality. To save you the trouble of reading this long answer, you can directly go to nedim's Unfortunately Cinnamon does not appear to have this functionality, (yet?). It only shows a panel on your primary monitor. There are several issues on the project's Github page that are requesting it. ...


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With MATE, you can create new panels and drag them to the second monitor (to enable drag, uncheck "Expand" in the properties, also uncheck "Autohide and "Show hide buttons"). Then, if you add a "Window List" on each display, it will manage each display's windows separately. This is very nice except that the Workspace Switcher still operates on both ...


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I don't know what the Cinnamon guys renamed gnome-shell when they forked, so you'll have to find this out. It's probably either cinnamon-shell or cinnamon or something. I'll assume it's called cinnamon. Now, the GNOME Shell - and by extension, Cinnamon - will respond to SIGHUP by completely reinitializing. It's basically the same as typing r into the AltF2 ...


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First of all, what makes you think skype is not supported? While there are many good reasons not to use it, you can install it on Linux and the desktop environment you use is irrelevant. I've used it many times on Cinnamon for example. Anyway, there are loads of alternatives out there, just search for "linux chat" on your favorite search engine. You haven't ...


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I found the solution here. The sound played is /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga. So simply renaming that file stops it from being played: sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga \ /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/damn-camera-shutter.oga That's it, next time you take a screenshot, it will be done in ...


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Under Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon, I had a similar problem. Removing the Keyboard shortcuts under gnome-control-center and cinnamon-control-center had no effect. Solution that worked for me: run dconf-editor navigate to org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings for panel-main-menu, replace ['<Alt>F1'] with [] logout & login (props to Nick Fortescue @ ...


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Short answer: yes, you can do this. I have my (Fedora) desktop set up this way, each monitor is an independent display. It is the same 'desktop', in the X sense, but there are some limitations to typical desktop functionality with this setup versus the 'single desktop spread over two monitors' configuration. [For example, you can't drag a window from one ...


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To change the default filemanager you can edit the file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list Don't know how to specify thunar but to use nemo over nautilus I do this: thomas@localhost ~> cat .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list [Added Associations] inode/directory=nemo.desktop; Also if you are curious why the wrong filemanager is started if ...


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Yes, Gnome overrides the xkb X settings. I don't know about Cinnamon but vanilla Gnome desktop used to allow you to add different keyboard layouts thorough System Settings > Region & Language > Input Sources: and then you had Layout Options on the bottom where you could add options. However, in gnome-control-center-3.6 that option no longer works - ...


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From the Arch Linux Wiki: You can trick GNOME into using another file browser by editing the Exec line in /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop. See the correct parameters in the .desktop file of the file manager of your choice, e.g.: /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop [...] Exec=thunar %F OR Exec=pcmanfm %U [...] Arch Linux Wiki 1


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In Cinnamon 2.6 and later you can have additional panels in any monitor without installing additional software. Just right-click the panel, click on Modify panel ... and then on Add panel. The top and bottom edges of all monitors should get highlighted and a new panel will be set up where you click. It works perfectly. Here is a github post from when it was ...


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See source at https://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom Install for Ubuntu: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tobias-quinn/gsmz sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom mousewheelzoom & Done. Zoom with Alt+Mousewheel. Update 2015-03-17: Since around Cinnamon 2.2 APIs has changed so much that the Gnome Shell ...


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To answer my own question: Ignacio's answer takes care of the large icon on the system menu, and the taskbar launcher if you add one. Changing the icon on the taskbar button/panel button took more digging. Uninstalling the 'native' Firefox from LMDE (sudo apt-get remove firefox) and installing the tar.gz from http://getfirefox.com still left me with the ...


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With Linux Mint 16 (not sure about other versions) you can use gsettings to both get information about your current wallpaper as well as set it. The man gsettings is a little thin, but TAB completion will work at most steps in the following commands. Get info: gsettings get org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri gsettings get ...


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I don't use Cinnamon so this might not work for you, but in vanilla Gnome 3.6 you could do this either via terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.keyboard input-sources-switcher alt-shift-l or via dconf-editor, navigating to org > gnome > settings-daemon > peripherals > keyboard and entering alt-shift-l as a value for the ...


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The history is in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel but it is not sufficient to remove that file. If you do the Recent Files entry keeps on showing the files you accessed, and if you open a file with an application that creates an Recent Files entry, that and the old list of files will be written to that file again. What you want to do is make an alias or ...


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From language-bar select "Keyboard Layout settings", "Region and Language Settings" or the like. Then select: Layouts -> Options ... -> Key(s) to change layout Check off desired key-combination. If language-bar is not present go to: Menu -> (System tools)* -> System Settings -> Keyboard -> Typing click on "Layout Settings". ...


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You can use fc-match to see which fonts match that pattern: # fc-match "Monospace" DejaVuSansMono.ttf: "DejaVu Sans Mono" "Book" To see the whole priority list matching that pattern, use: fc-match --sort "Monospace" Reference: man fc-match fc-match matches pattern (empty pattern by default) using the normal fontconfig matching rules ...


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custom nemo action This ArchLinux wiki article titled: Nemo describes the steps required to create your own context menu item. General steps Create a .nemo_action file. The file has to have this extension! Here's an example virus scanner .nemo_action file: $HOME/.local/share/nemo/actions/clamscan.nemo_action [Nemo Action] Name=Clam Scan Comment=Clam ...


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One possibility is that ibus is trapping control-space. From http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=169930#p873888, here are directions to disable trapping of that key sequence in linux mint 17 (Qiana): Right-click the keyboard icon in the upper right corner of you Cinamon UI, and click preference. This should open the ibus preference. ...


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Try this extension: Panel Span. You might have to edit metadata.json, to add your particular Cinnamon version { "cinnamon-version": [ "1.4.0", "1.4.1", "1.4.2" ]. Screenshot     


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While this isn't the best solution, I get around the problem of low resolution icons by just pointing directly to the highest possible version inside the .desktop file. In this case specifically, I have it pointing to a local copy of the official 256px icon, but any location should work. Icon=/home/patrick/.icons/sublime-256.png


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The simplest way is to do gnome-terminal --maximize For some more powerful options, try DevilsPie.


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At least in Linux Mint 13 you can also move the mouse pointer to the upper left corner to see, add or remove workspaces. To remove one of them you just need to place the pointer on it and a "x" will appear on its upper right corner: if you click on it it will be taken away and the opened applications/windows will be moved to the one to the left (if missing ...


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You need to open Cinnamon Settings => Windows => Uncheck "Enable Edge Flip":


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how can I choose the GTK engine used by Cinnamon to make my new desktop pretty? WRT GTK 2: Try installing gtk-chtheme. This is an independent application: I don't use Cinnamon (or Mint) but this has never failed to override a DE's settings for me. These settings are (I presume) universally kept in ~/.gtkrc-2.0, but being able to browse the themes ...


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Most of these issues came because I was using a private repository linked to sid as described here. Turns out I had only upgraded part of cinnamon and its dependencies and my problems were fixed by pointing my sources.list to the Debian sid repos and running sudo apt-get install gtk3-engines-* I can now change the appearance of my desktop as required. In ...


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It is now in System Settings => Window Tiling and Edge Flip which, really, should have been evident from the name:



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