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Questions tagged [cinnamon]

Cinnamon is desktop environment which is a fork of GNOME Shell. It is derived from GNOME 3 but has a look and feel closer to GNOME 2.

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Pragha doesn't integrate with Cinnamon 3.8

When I was using Manjaro, Pragha would automatically integrate with Cinnamon, and clicking the volume icon in tray would bring up media controls like play/stop. In Debian testing with Cinnamon 3.8 ...
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XRDP single session per user

I would love to have a Linux CentOS 7.6 system here in the office where all users connect to and work on. But... there is a catch. Default XRDP sessions work nicely in a way that from a single machine ...
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How to get fonts into Libre Office Writer

I have some fonts on my system that I wish to use in Writer. They are present in the file system, but do not appear in the Libre Office fonts list. I can see them when I run fc-list $ fc-list | grep ...
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How can I check that Cinnamon is in Tile mode in command line?

There is a window selection mode, or Tile mode in Cinnamon, enabled with ctrl+alt+down_arrow by default. In my bash script I need to check that this mode is currently active (user pressed shortcut ...
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Increase UI size of apps with tiny dialogues (gimp, InSync, Zoom, etc.)

I'm running Mint 19 Tara, with Cinnamon 3.8.9, on a Lenovo P51 with a 3840×2160 graphics display. Most apps, such as vim, Chrome, Libre Office, and everything that came pre-installed, work correctly. ...
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Cinnamon crashes on shut down or logout

Since upgrading from Debian stable (stretch) to testing (buster), Cinnamon has been crashing when I try to shutdown or logout using the Cinnamon menu. I get the message "Cinnamon has crashed. Would ...
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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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I do not want a debian interface [duplicate]

Today I set up an old portable pc to be a dedicated machine I have installed debian and at installation process I have chose Cinnamon for graphical interface Now my system is configured and working ...
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Cinamon / open folders with single or double clicks

By default, I have set the graphics environment so that I open folders and files by double-clicking. This is the way that I prefer. However, sometimes folders open at a single click... It is so ...
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Cinamon / closing two Chrome cards instead of one

Sometimes when I click the middle button (circle) of the mouse on the chrome tab, in order to close one card, instead of closing one card, two are closed - this clicked and the neighboring one on the ...
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Remove power / shutdown button from Cinnamon menu for standard users

I would like to prevent my children from powering off our Linux Mint 19 desktop pc. I have them set-up as standard users. I would like them to log off but not shutdown. I can't find where to set this ...
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Cinnamon Alt-Tab shortcut not picking up xkb mapping Backslash to Tab

I'm using Cinnamon 3.6.7 and trying to map my physical Backslash key to work like a "right tab" button. All I did was use setxkbmap -print to generate a short keymap file, then put replace key <...
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How to restart the Fedora + Cinnamon desktop from the command line?

In the Fedora+Cinnamon desktop, ALT+F2 opens a command window, and then entering a "r" causes the window session to be restarted, without terminating the login or any of the other running tasks. What ...
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How can I keep brightness from always resetting to 5% on reboot?

In Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, after reboot, brightness is always 5%. This occurred twice with new installs. I can reset brightness in the Power Management, but I don't want to do it each time. This line, ...
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What commands are run by ALT+F2 and “r”?

In the Cinnamon Desktop: What command or code is run in response to ALT+F2? In what file is this association stored? What command or code is run in response to the "r" command in the window opened ...
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Debian 9.9 Sound Suddenly Nonfunctional

Am using Debian 9.9 with Cinnamon 3.2.7. Linux Kernel 4.9.0-9-686-pae. Booted machine fresh a couple days ago, without any major changes to software or drivers to speak of, and suddenly sound does not ...
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Cannot get loadkeys to change key mappings

The man page for keymaps(5) includes this quote: Here's an example to bind the string "du\ndf\n" to the key AltGr-D. We use the "spare" action code F100 not normally bound to any key. altgr ...
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cinnamon-settings not working

cinnamon-settings is not working. I'm not sure, but I think it stopped working after the installation of hplib (https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/gethplip). I'm using: Cinnamon ...
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bluetooth headset is paired but not working cinammon 19.1

bluetooth headsets are paired but not working cinammon 19.1 although I can see the bluetooth headset icons in Sound > Output and choose one of them, the headset is not working. It used to be working ...
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Changing settings of the Cinnamon desktop in an unattended fashion

I'm a big fan of using configuration management and deployment tools like Ansible. Not only do they allow to keep things consistent across systems, they also speed up otherwise dreadful manual tasks ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop Zoom (Magnify) no mouse wheel

I'm using Linux Mint 19 with Cinnamon version 3.8.9. I noticed in my system's settings the ability to enable desktop zoom (magnifier) under the Accessibility settings. However, it seems like this can ...
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Combining xfwm4 and cinnamon?

I'd like to know if there's a way that I can use xfwm4 as my window manager and window boarders when running cinnamon. I love the ease of setting up window boarders and title fonts with xfwm and love ...
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logout/login not enough to update group membership

I just added myself to "docker" group on my workstation. I dutifully logged out and in again on my desktop environment but I'm still not on the group: mcon@cinderella:~$ id uid=1000(mcon) gid=1000(...
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Can't change default app for AVIs from Dragon Player to Gnome MPV

I'm using Cinnamon on a Devuan ASCII system. I'm trying to have Gnome MPV open my .avi files rather than Dragon Player - like I've already done with .mp4 and .mkv files, using the "Open With | Other ...
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Tool to alert user that laptop has low battery

I am using debian(9.8 (stretch)) with cinnamon(3.2.7-4) interface and have problem with my battery. When battery is low I have no alert about that. Laptop just turns off unexpectedly (I can turn it on ...
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Cinnamon Getting rid of CTRL-ALT-A shortcut

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with default Cinnamon 3.6.7. I'm using emacs and when I press CTRL-ALT-A, Cinnamon hijacks the keys and does something weird with my terminals. It bring them all on my current ...
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Cinnamon: specific css style for each panel

In file ~/.themes/.../cinnamon.css one can edit the style for all panels in cinnamon. But every panel will have the same style setting. Now let's say (for example) I have 2 panels, one should have ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Freezing while away from computer

On Linux 18.3 When away from my computer (never happens while I'm actively using it), Mint will freeze. The symptoms are: Mouse is able to move, but does not 'unlock' screen from screensaver ...
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2-key Keybindings (e.g. alt-shift) override 3-key bindings (e.g. alt-shift-1). How can I fix that?

If I have a 3key binding (e.g. alt-shift-1) and 2-key binding (e.g. alt-shift), when I press alt-shift-1 it just does the alt-shift binding instead (and writes shift+1). Shorter bindings override ...
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A “systemic” slowdown - from firefox to other apps

The problem I'm describing has followed me from Mint 18.3 to Devuan ASCII (~= Debian Stretch), so it is likely not super-specific to a distribution. My typical desktop session has an IDE, two ...
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Cinnamon settings won't open after python3.6 installation

I tried to install python 3.7 on my debian 9.7 with cinnamon. I followed the best answer in this post and installed it using the debian testing repository. I think this was a bad idea... It ...
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PPA addition taking too long

I have a moderately new installation of Linux Mint 19.1. Since I installed it two months ago when I try to add a PPA by sudo add-apt-repository in terminal I get a black screen. At first I thought I ...
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Qt GTK theme is unreadable

I am having Qt styling problems in FreeCAD using Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon. In FreeCAD (a Qt-based app), some components of the dialog windows are extremely thin and unreadable: Resizing the popup ...
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External themes ain't showing up in >Themes after installation

I was on Reddit when I saw a very cool icons to install. Its theme is named Flat-Remix. My first attempt was to follow the instructions explained on its Reddit page. Terminal prompt and the ...
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Gtk-WARNING Locale not supported by C library

I was trying to install a package after add some languages to my system and it's seems like impossible. I tried to fix it with sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales that helped me when my terminal prompt wasn'...
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Is there any way to open the menu without using panel in Cinnamon?

Main Cinnamon menu is the default menu applet on Linux Mint Cinnamon, and as far as I understand it can't be run without the panel. Is there any command for opening the menu?
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Linux Mint shortcut key fails to switch back to previous keyboard layout

In Linux Mint with Cinnamon. two keyboard layouts are used; en-CA (useful for accents in french) and en-US. I set up the shortcut to switch layouts to super+space. I can switch from en-US to en-CA, ...
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Cinnamon notifications applet doesn't show history

In case of multiple notifications from the same site (pushed by Chrome browser) Notification applet in tray shows only last one. E.g. using this demo https://gauntface.github.io/simple-push-demo/ I ...
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How to create a keyboard shortcut to enter a Unicode shruggie?

I want to create a keyboard shortcut that, when pressed, writes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I use Linux Mint Cinnamon.
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how to disable auto login in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

I would like to disable the auto-logon feature on my Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon box. I have tried all the answers to This question (same question, older Mint) None have worked. How do you disable auto-...
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How to find out if a given shortcut combination does something, other than trying it?

I'm using Linux Mint 19.1, and noticed that the shortcuts alt+shift+up and alt+shift+down stopped working on Sublime Text 3. I checked the app configuration, and it is correct, so I suspect that this ...
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+ Create a new launcher here

I'm not exactly sure why, but the create launcher function has stopped working for me on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon 4.0.9. I created one yesterday to a website, it took me a bit to figure out that I ...
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Chrome won't snap correctly

Since I upgraded to Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1, I cannot snap my Chrome Window to the left or the right. It only snaps to the top or the bottom, for both my laptop monitor and also my second monitor. ...
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Linux Mint Desktop Icon won't show

I am running a new install of Linux Mint 19.1. I have created a desktop icon added to my Linux Mint menu. I have then went into the desktop file, and manually added an icon. My problem is that the ...
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What is the difference between tiling and snapping windows on Linux Mint cinnamon

I am using Linux Mint 19.1. When I enter window tiling settings it is described as... Enable Window Tiling and Snapping In addition is has the settings.... Show snap on-screen display ...
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Unable to edit panels in Mint 19.1 (Tessa)

I have recently upgraded from Mint 18.3 to 19.1 Cinnamon, by a two-stage process. I had to install 19.0 first. Since upgrading, I cannot edit panels. The following commands on the panel context menu ...
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How to disable audio sink notifications from Firefox on Cinnamon?

Using Firefox 64 with Cinnamon (4.0.8) on Arch Linux. Since upgrading to Firefox 62, I'm getting a system notification saying "input AudioIPC Server x%" whenever I start or stop playing media in ...
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Trying To Make Nemo File Manager Remember A Specific Group Of Tabs And Open Them On Nemo Launch

i followed the below link tutorial as follows and had no luck getting nemo to remember a group of tabs "opened bin as root, created the above nemo-tab.py.,made it executable, installed xdotool and ...
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How to make Mint Update launch in the background on startup?

I'm using Mint 19 (Tara) Cinnamon. I've accidentally removed the Mint Update entry in Startup Applications and then added it again, but this time it launches in the foreground (always talking about ...
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Linux Mint 19 cinnamon stop job at shutdown

on my Linux Mint 19 "Tara" system with cinnamon desktop, when I shutdown via the GUI, the system halts for 1 min and 30 seconds, and a text says "A stop job is running for Session c2 of user ... (1min ...