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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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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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Software repository issues [duplicate]

A couple of months ago, I added the kali linux repository onto my computer to install software that runs on kali linux. It was a script that I ran on my Linux Mint 19 computer. Yesterday, I ran an ...
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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 ...
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Clean way to run proper file manager from Firefox on Linux

As many of mans known, currently solution with defaults.conf and mimetypes.cache does not work. Firefox currently uses D-bus to activate service org.freedesktop.FileManager1 to handle "Open ...
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How to disable inserting “ ” with AltGr+Spacebar on Linux Mint 19?

Sometimes I accidentally type Spacebar with AltGr key which inserts the   (the non-breaking space). I want to change this behaviour so this combination will insert space symbol or nothing at ...
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How to change the default window size in Cinnamon?

For some applications cinnamon seems to remember which size they were in last time, so when I start them, the window size is perfect. For others (for example system settings, terminal) this does not ...
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Display Thumbnails In Icon View But Not In Compact View

I use the Nemo file manager on Linux Mint 19 Tara. Usually I only work with the compact view without thumbnails (see image A), but occasionally I switch to icon view with thumbnails (see image B). To ...
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What does Super-O do on Linux Mint?

I am running Linux Mint, with Cinnamon 19. I accidentally pressed Super-O, and the following popup icon appeared: Pressing Super-O again seems to 'toggle' the setting, now showing this: I looked ...
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Debian refuses to switch to a different WiFi network

I have multiple WiFi networks in range that are set to automatically connect when available, in case one fails. Whenever I try to manually connect to one of them while being connected to another (for ...
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Cut/Paste stopped working for me

I am using Debian Sid/unstable. After a rather large set of installation (changing desktop from cinnamon to gnome) I got a completely non-functional clipboard. I literally cannot copy/paste in any ...
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Libreoffice not responsive / slow on Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

After a fresh install of Linux Mint on my system, Libreoffice feels slow and unresponsive. Every time I type something, there is a significant delay before the text comes up. This is especially ...
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super+space alternates modifier key and typing a space

In Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon I have a program called "tilda" which is a drop-down terminal with a keyboard shortcut to show/hide it. If I set this shortcut to Super+Space, it only works every other time. ...
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How to Automount NTFS partition and make it avaiable without clicking drive in file manager?

I'm running Linux Mint 19, Cinnamon. This particular issue has existed on mint 18 as well as Mate and Cinnamon desktop environments The problem is this: I have a single drive partitioned into ...
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cinnamon - where some of apps are?

Linux Mint has cinnamon desktop with Windows 7 like apps menu. However, there is nowhere I can find apps which are not present in either of menu folders, except in all apps view. I would like a view ...
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How to run a “Keep NumLock always on” command in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon on each reboot / re-login?

In an answer of my question on Code Review: Keep NumLock always on in Linux (C++), I am pointed to the right solution for this problem, that being a command: setxkbmap -option numpad:mac which ...
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mate-panel run dialog won't accept symlinks

I have a symlink /usr/local/bin/foo -> /opt/foo/bin/foo, and I use Cinnamon (which uses the mate-panel) on Devuan ASCII (= Debian Stable). Now, if I Alt+F2-run /usr/local/bin/foo - nothing happens;...
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How to stop internal laptop screen from turning off when closing lid?

When closing my laptop, it turns off the internal screen, which moves all windows to the second screen. I realise that I could move all windows to a secondary workspace to not have them overlap the ...
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How to restore fedora when a terminal command removed everything and resulted in black screen

I was using fedora 28 with cinnamon desktop environment. It also had gnome desktop environment. I ran a command something along the lines of sudo dnf remove gnome* which remove everything there was ...