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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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Language icon is missing from the Cinnamon settings! (Debian 11 installed with Cinnamon)

Working in a multicultural environment, I recently needed to switch the language displayed in my computer GUI (Debian 11 installed with Cinnamon). And I did not manage to do it easily! I have been ...
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How can I restart the cinnamon panel keyboard layout selector?

Somehow, the language indicator / keyboard layout switcher on my cinnamon panel has disappeared. This happens to me once in a while, and I'm used to having to logout and start a new session. But - can ...
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Cinnamon - cursor blocked at end of panel

When I move my cursor along a panel, it eventually is blocked at the end of it. I have two panels, one on the left and one at the top, so I'd like to be able to click the top-left corner. Although, ...
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How do I change the command of delete key of nemo file manager?

I use debian with cinnamon (desktop environment). If I want to delete file on nemo file manager I have to select file with mouse then I have to press delete key to delete file. I would like to change ...
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Mint Cinnamon Boot Error Legion 5

I recently installed Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and it's been crashing every time I boot. Only way I've been able to get in by going through recovery mode. Even when installing Linux, the boot USB I ...
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"+ (clipboard) register not working from visual mode VIM on Cinnamon Mint

This one is a bit bizarre. Here's my OS: DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint DISTRIB_RELEASE=20.3 DISTRIB_CODENAME=una DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 20.3 Una" NAME="Linux Mint" VERSION="20....
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org.x.apps.favorites.list does not respect sort/display order in Cinnamon

The schema settings summary says "List of favorites, stored in display order", but the 'star' app in the panel (favorites@cinnamon.org) shows the correct URIs, but not in the display order. (...
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How to load (add to a panel) by terminal (CLI) a Cinnamon applet newly added to /usr/share/cinnamon/applets?

I've found out to edit Cinnamon panel I can use dconf: dconf read /org/cinnamon/enabled-applets ['panel1:left:0:menu@cinnamon.org:0', 'panel1:left:1:show-desktop@cinnamon.org:1', 'panel1:left:2:...
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Permanently mute a particular GUI application

I have installed slgobinath/SafeEyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain using this simple and beautiful, yet extensible break reminder. It doesn't have any ways to mute or control the volume sound yet....
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Tilde and angle bracket keys are swapped

I have looked for solutions to this problem quite a bit now, and I haven't found any good answers to it. This is the layout I am using When pressing the tilde key (the one to the left of 1), it ...
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Add all shell scripts in a directory to cinnamon's "start menu"?

I'm used to using launchers like dmenu and rofi where I am able to have a launcher search a $PATH for executables. However, I'm looking to be a bit less customized and spend a little less time ...
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Seahorse keyring lock/unlock from the terminal till shutdown

I use auto-login on my Linux Mint 20.3 How can I lock/unlock Seahorse keyring called as "Login" from the terminal till shutdown? As of now I have to open Seahorse and unlock the Login ...
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Linux Mint: Overwrite existing keyboard shortcut

When I press Super + Shift + S the Sound Settings icon popups by default as shown in the following image I want to overwrite this shortcut to grab a screenshot area as follows How can I do this? I ...
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How to disable the middle mouse behavior that lowers the current window when middle mouse clicking the title bar?

What is the official name of this feature, and how do I disable / tweak it ? Middle mouse clicking in Chrome on the + New Tab button is a feature I use all the time, but this Cinnamon feature is ...
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Blocking mounted devices from showing on Cinnamon desktop

On Cinnamon 5.0.7 (Linux Mint 20.2), how do I prevent mounted devices, specifically device created in fstab, from showing up on the desktop and Nemo sidebar. Until recently, this was the default ...
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Run Linux (Mint / Ubuntu / Debian) GNOME system notifications from log file text

I am running Linux Mint 20.2 (Mint comes from ubuntu via Debian). I have a log file from abraunegg's onedrive client that outputs stuff like this (onedrive client is running constantly via systemd): ...
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Keyboard layout not launching at startup after update to Debian 11!

After update to Debian 11 the keyboard layout is not launching at startup. I use the cinnamon desktop environment. I found out that I always have to go to Settings/Keyboard/Layouts and shift the ...
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Disable a keyboard shortcut not defined in dconf

When I press Super + Shift + S keyboard shortcut, the Sound settings from the panel pops out as shown in the following picture. I want to disable this shortcut. I could not find any defined keyboard ...
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Cracking sound just before any music plays

Whenever some sound plays after pause or if a new sound plays, there is a cracking sound in the beginning (for a second or so). I tried the following fix: Crackling and delayed sound after upgrading ...
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Mint/Cinnamon: cannot add keyboard layout anymore

I'm using Cinnamon 5.0.7 and try to install an additional keyboard layout (I have some defined already), which worked fine some time ago. Now adding is disabled -- the + button is greyed-out. After ...
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How to customize the osd windows in cinnamon?

I am working on customizing the look of my desktop with the cinnamon.css file in a custom theme that I am working on for Linux Mint, and I came across the osdWindow class in the file, and was able to ...
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Change steps of backlight brightness and keep using cinnamon animations

I know and use writing to /sys/class/backlight, now I want to keep using standard Cinnamon way to adjust brightness as I like icons/animations it displays when hotkeys are pressed. I was not able to ...
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LM Cinnamon, Change lock screen profile picture frame to circular

I am using Linux mint cinnamon 20.2. I want to change my lock screen profile picture frame to circular from the square. I uploaded the circular image assuming it would adjust but the frame clearly is ...
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Using default cinnamon greeter instead of LightDM

I am currently using the LightDM greeter in my Cinnamon Desktop enviroment on Arch for my login screen, however from the times I used Linux Mint Cinnamon, I remember that Cinnamon comes with its own ...
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Linux Manjaro Cinnamon Slack Panel Text not Rendering

Hi there I installed Slack on my Linux machine some days ago and I noticed that the Text on the slack applet is not rendered does anybody might know what the issue could be there? I am using Linux ...
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Samba share folder name incorrectly displayed on linux machine

I have a NAS server running OMV 5 which I use to store personal data (documents, photos, videos, etc.). I use Samba to share the data from the NAS and I am running Fedora 33 on the client that I use ...
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Arch with Cinnamon; terminal won't start

I've just installed Arch, and I've made sure to do it as properly as I can. I installed Cinnamon as a DE, and some basic greeting screen, my graphics card is working, but clicking the Terminal ...
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Help with Wifi Connection (Linux Mint Cinnamon)

I just installed the Linux Mint Cinnamon OS. I know next to nothing about using Linux but I am wanting to learn. I am having an issue where I cannot see available WiFi connections in the area. There ...
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Linux Mint 20 - Switch users doesn't work correctly

When the Account Switch is made, Linux Mint collapses, as shown in the figure below. Often it is necessary to restart the computer in a forced way. I used Ubuntu and had no such problem.
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etx3 on USB flash stick not flushed on unmount / eject via Cinnamon / Nemo GUI (ext4 / cli umount ext3 - ok)

Changes (written file, changed permissions) are gone if ext3 formatted USB stick is unmounted / ejected via Cinnamon / Nemo GUI, if via bash umount - changes remain. I've been using Cinnamon for ...
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How to make "list view" the default view in newly opened windows?

I am using Linux Mint 20.2 with Cinnamon desktop environment. Is there a setting for the default view of the newly opened windows, in the file browser? I know that I can select list view with ctrl-2 ...
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Cinnamon block-inhibits suspension when an application delay-inhibits it

I am using Linux Mint 20.2 with Cinnamon 5.0.5. I have an application /usr/bin/vk, which sets a delay systemd inhibitor against suspension. For some odd reason, cinnamon itself sets an additional (...
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Peculiar and inconsistent behaviour of compose-key after reboot. How should I troubleshoot?

On my Linux Mint 19.3 - Cinnamon, I have observed that sometimes the compose-key works, sometimes it doesn't. Especially, it stopped working after reboot. Investigating it led me to the conclusions ...
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Downgrade cinnamon version

I upgraded Linux Mint from 20 to 20.2 and it comes with Cinnamon 5.0 uma, which breaks my fractional scaling. The Ubuntu DE doesn't do that. How can I downgrade back to Cinnamon 4, or configure ...
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xrandr crashes x11

Using the built-in display tool, changing fractional scaling at all crashes x11 and it crashes cinnamon and I have to restart. Using xrandr to change the scale makes the screen "overflow". ...
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Change mirror repository in terminal to fix cinnamon dependencies

Can someone please walk me through a safe and newbie-friendly way to change/replace my mirror - evowise (now defunct) in terminal with a secure repository so that I can fix deleted dependencies to ...
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How can I revert to secure repository sources (without display access) for Linux Mint 19.1?

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 Tessa. Recent unstable internet problems led me to install wcid and uninstall network manager(s). After reboot "unable to launch "cinnamon-session-...
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Cannot open System Settings on Linux mint 20.1

I can't open my System Settings and when I try to start it from terminal with command cinnamon-settings I got this error : Using PAM module (python3-pam) Traceback (most recent call last): File &...
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File Manager - attach a file

I am running Debian 10 Cinnamon (among others) and am wondering if there is a way to change the order in the dialog for attaching a file to an email. Currently it is strictly alphabetic and I would ...
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Strange colors when using Java Swing App under Gnome (Cinnamon): scrollbar and / or selection invisible

I use a Java Swing application that seems to use the Java-Gnome-Look&Feel, i.e. the UI elements and colors. Normally you can pass the Swing Look&Feel to use via -Dswing.defaultlaf=com.sun.java....
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Can I create symbolic links with Nemo?

I'm using the Nemo file manager (4.8.6) within the Cinnamon Desktop environment (4.8.6), on a Devuan Chimaera GNU/Linux system. I would like to create a symbolic link to a file I have in my Nemo ...
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Annoying multitouch behavior Elantech touchpad on Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon

Recently I installed Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon. Touchpad multi finger behavior is strange and annoying. When I tap with two fingers exactly at the same time, it performs right click and if one of my ...
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Changing keyboard language layout in linux mint doesn't work for second time

I have added a second keyboard language layout (Persian) in Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon and in the keyboard setting I've set it to use shortcut win+space to change the layout. It works fine when the ...
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Where do I find the path of the current desktop background in Cinnamon?

I'm using Cinnamon on Devuan Chimaera. I'm trying to migrate an earlier user home directory (from Devuan Beowulf). Specifically, I'm trying to use the same background image. But I can't figure out ...
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Hide full name in cinnamon

Can I hide full name of desktop objects? Long names keep appearance ugly. Is there a config file or setting for do that? I use cinnamon in linux mint.
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How to install GLIBC-2.28 on Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon

I am new to Linux and find it difficult to update apps and software. Today I needed to install atom. This is very easy but it turns out that it requires GLIBC 2.28. When I proceeded to change the ...
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Diagnosing Fallback Mode

After a recent system upgrade to PopOS 20.10, my computer boots in fallback mode and asks if I want to restart Cinnamon. What is the proper way to diagnose this issue via terminal? (i.e. log locations,...
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Linux Mint machine with no wi-fi connection and after logging screen goes black

I rebooted my linux machine and when it restarted and I logged in the screen goes black and says "unable to launch cinnamon-session-cinnamon X session. cinnamon-session-cinnamon not found; ...
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Adding an accidently removed startup application

I have accidentally removed "Cinnamon Settings Daemon - xrandr" from startup applications on my Linux Mint as I was trying to remove another application, but the topmost application was ...
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How to assign Ctrl + number for changing to a specific language layout in Linux mint 20.1 with Cinnamon?

I use many languages, right now 7 and I don't like to use only one shortcut to move among them in a cyclic way. Because I am simply not using them in a cyclic order :) In Windows, one can assign a ...
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