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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I fixed this by adding Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-gwendal-lebihan-dev-cinnamon-stable Pin-Priority: 800 to the file in etc/apt/ called preferences (Increase 800 to whatever is higher than everything else) I also had to install muffin and nemo (from that PPA) to get it to run... However - I'm having other problems now with muffin not launching.


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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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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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Sorry, but there isn't such feature. The key shema only stores the commands run, without timestamp nor any other feature. You can run dconf read /org/cinnamon/command-history to get a list and look at the first entry, but apart of that, there's nothing implemented in place that allows you to do this.


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I'm on Cinnamon 2.0.14 and I seem to have the behavior you describe by default. There's a setting to activate workspace cycling, perhaps you have done so? Go into Cinnamon Settings => Workspaces and make sure that "Allow cycling through workspaces" is not selected:


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Citation from the Arch Linux wiki: Default desktop background wallpaper path When you add a wallpaper from a custom path. in Cinnamon Settings, Cinnamon copies it to ~/.cinnamon/background. Thus, with every change of your wallpaper you would have to add your updated wallpaper again from the settings menu or copy / symlink it manually to ...


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Your problem is the way you're starting Cinnamon. When you type cinnamon, or gnome-shell, or gedit, or any other X app (a.k.a. X client), it tries to connect to an X server (started either by startx or a display manager). If it can't find one, it will fail. This is 100% expected. You need to either startx or use a display manager to use Cinnamon. I've ...


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Please add nvidia driver version (use nvidia-xconfig or see nvidia-current package version). I have one idea about what is your problem: Nvidia Optimus - driver that supports it is pretty recent (319.17+) and did not made into Mint/Ubuntu yet so you might need install manually from nvidia.com newer version: ...


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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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Had a similar problem with fresh install of Mint 15. dmesg shows nouveau error ("fail ttm_validate"). The problem got solved by installing the proprietary nVidia drivers: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current If this does not work for you, try sudo pkill -SIGHUP cinnamon instead of --replace. This will merely redraw all windows rather than killing ...


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It's a known issue with transparent screenlets. One workaround is trying to catch and rightclick a pixel which is not transparent. If this does not work you can open the screenlets-manager and click the button reset screenlets config. After that you should be able to add a new clock without transparency theme.


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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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Finally I've found a solution. It appears, that the setting is in dconf-editor after all. The problem was with very bad support for searching in this tool. To edit workspace keyboard settings one should use dconf-tool and edit settings under path org->gnome->desktop->wm->keybindings. The syntax is the same as in other Gnome editions. You can use this ...



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