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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Fedora Cinnamon, mint-y-dark-aqua: change text color desktop icons

I have switched to mint-y-dark-aqua themes; when I try to change a name of file or folder on the desktop, the color of text switch to a light grey and, over a white background, I'm unable to see fonts....
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Buttonless Elantech Touchpad Issues

Recently, my touchpad has broken a few different ways: No "area" functionality for Mouse Click Emulation No click-and-drag with one finger click and another finger drag libinput has incorrect ...
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Is there still no way to fix the position of desklets on Cinnamon?

I find that when moving windows around in Linux Mint, the click sort of goes "through" the window to the desklet behind it, so that dragging causes the desklets to move. In general it would be good ...
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Debian 10 (Buster) with Cinnamon: no hardware rendering

I have installed Debian Buster with Cinnamon as desktop environment. After login Cinnamon displays a warning on the desktop saying that it runs in software rendering mode which is only recommended for ...
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How to choose a keyboard layout without rotating all options

I am new to Linux and start with the Mint. I use three keyboard layouts (Eng, Rus, Fr), but only two of them are of everyday use. In Windows, I was using the CapsLock to switch between the main two ...
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Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, when using shortcut, SUPER key seems stucked sometimes

I am using Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, and have shortcuts: SHIFT-SUPER-F7 Decrease opacity SUPER-L Lock screen SUPER-D Show desktop Sometimes, after typing SHIFT+SUPER+F7it works, and the ...
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How do I set standard behavior for common shortcuts in Cinnamon?

I use the Cinnamon desktop environment, but shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + T for opening the Terminal or Prt Sc for Print Screen don't work. How can I set these two shortcuts in the Cinnamon desktop ...
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How to make cinnamon show active programms with bars

I have an installation of f30 in which I've installed Cinnamon. When running a program instead of having it displayed with bars (or text next to the icon) as shown for instance I get the following ...
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Linux Mint 19.1->19.2 upgrade broke Cinnamon - driver issue?

Updating broke Cinnamon for me. I was on 19.1 Tessa, Cinnamon edition, and updated to 19.2 through the Update Manager. Now when I boot I get the message “Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently ...
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cinnamon-settings not working: ImportError: cannot import name 'HTTPSConnection'

I am running Linux mint and since some time, my cinnamon settings apps no longer work [e.g. Display, Backgrounds, etc]. Running it in a terminal I found the following issue. $ cinnamon-settings ...
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Reverse num lock indicator LED on Debian with Cinnamon [duplicate]

I am using a Debian-based Linux flavor with some corporate customizations, with Cinnamon as the desktop manager. I would like to reverse the LED on my keyboard that indicates whether Num Lock is on in ...
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Keyboard shortcut with 'fn' combination in cinnamon

My keyboard has several Fn key shortcuts and I can use combinations like Fn+F3 to increase the volume, Fn+F9 to reduce brightness and it works. There are some combinations that do nothing or are ...
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Notifications about X input device changes

I am developing an applet for Cinnamon which lets me enable/disable the touchscreen of my laptop. This also shows the current status of the touchscreen. Currently I am using synchronous calls to the ...
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mouse sensitivity not working and input lag in games (linux mint cinnamon)

I'm using a fresh install of Linux Mint Cinnamon on my Acer Aspire E15 Laptop. [E5-575G53T1] Everything works fine, except for mouse input, which is completely broken in multiple ways. 1. My mouse ...
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Custom Shortcut For “Grouped window list”

I am currently using - Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa (Cinnamon 4.0.10) I am using Grouped window list by default. When a group of windows is open and I right click, it has options for close all and close ...
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Can’t boot laptop (Linux Mint)

I was watching YouTube with Tor Browser, when the storage on my computer got full. This happened yesterday and the storage got emptied again after a while. The program that shows what files use up ...
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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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Cinnamon / 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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Cinnamon / closing two Chrome tabs instead of one

Sometimes when I click the middle button (circle) of the mouse on the chrome tab, in order to close one tab, instead of closing one tab, 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 ...