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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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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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Unfortunately Cinnamon does not have this functionality. (yet?) It only shows a panel on your primary monitor. There is an issue about it on github. Please add your support there: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/130


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


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


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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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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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The following commands should do what you want: sudo apt-get purge cinnamon sudo apt-get install cinnamon=1.6.7 gsettings reset-recursively org.cinnamon If you can't find the packages in your repository you can still download them manually here: http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Debian cinnamon 1.6.7+lmde: amd64 (2.5 MB) i386 (2.5 MB) ...


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


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The Arch Linux wiki gave me the correct clues, but the actual way to do it is to do the following: gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri "file://<path to file>"


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The files in /tmp should be removed automatically at every reboot. Finding the culprit is usually a process that takes several steps. I suggest you start with du -sh /* to get a list of the directories in / with their size (-s: sum up, -h: human readable) Then you descend into the biggest directory and repeat. du -sh /var/* and so on. (/var ...


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I copied the Sublime icons over to the various directories /usr/share/icons/hicolor/[NxN]/apps Then I made a sublime.desktop file and put it under ~/.local/share/applications, with Icon=sublime_text. That seemed to work.


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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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You can always download source code and compile it. For more information read the instruction in the archive and in debian/ directory. Report how it went.


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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.


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As far as I can see, since Mint is based on Ubuntu, it will support whatever the standard Ubuntu kernel supports. Thus Mint 14 is based on Ubuntu 12.10's kernel, which has PAE by default. Also, PAE has nothing to do with the desktop environment.


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Try this: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/extensions/view/20 Just edit metadata.json, to add your cinnamon version { "cinnamon-version": [ "1.4.0", "1.4.1", "1.4.2" ]


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In terms of the x window system you want to change the background of the root window. The "builtin"-tool to change the settings of this window is xsetroot. Unfortunately it's a bit outdated, for instance it only supports to choose bitmaps for the background-image. I prefer the tool hsetroot over xsetroot. Both tools must be used from the command line. ...


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My ~/.xsession file has one line: gnome-session --session=cinnamon I'm running xrdp on the Linux Mint server and connecting with an RDC client. It looks like I'm sitting at the desktop; even my conky script is running on the RDC client.


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I didn't enable the romeo repo, but instead followed the instructions in this link from the forums jasonwryan pointed me to: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2225 For reference, the instructions are: 1. Open the “Software Sources” tool from “Menu -> Preferences -> Software Sources” 2. Click on the “Backported packages (backports)” checkbox 3. Launch the ...


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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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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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The good news is that Cinnamon's applets are simple javascript files stored under /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/. The volume applet script is /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/sound@cinnamon.org/applet.js. In that file, there is a sub routine whose job it is to annoy me by making my computer beep at me: _notifyVolumeChange: function() { ...



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