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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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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. Please add your support there, for example this issue: Taskbar on second monitor #130. UPDATE #1 There has been some interesting developments on that ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I've had the very same problem for the second time now. Whenever I update Mint14, the problem comes back; it's really annoying. Luckily, it is a recognized problem that the development team has been working on. After you solve this there will be more problems but I will restrict this post to solving the phase you posted about first. To solve this, open the ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alright, well, I figured it out (sort of). I'll post the answer about the crash here in case someone googles this same issue. I don't exactly know why Cinnamon is crashing, but I've read somewhere that you cannot have two X screens running at the same time due to some 3D-acceleration nonsense. What this means is, both monitors are plugged into the same ...


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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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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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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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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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