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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Trick Linux Mint Cinnamon in headless mode to think a monitor is connected?

Here is what I have so far: Headless server running Linux Mint with Cinnamon as the desktop x11vnc installed No monitor is connected to the server The problem I'm running into is that x11vnc is ...
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run scripts after unlocking mint screensaver

How can I run scripts after each screen unlocking on mint (cinnamon-screensaver)? I want to run on wake up after hibernating or sleeping or even after unlocking the screen.
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Unable to use Cinnamon after running BleachBit - all characters shown as 'white square'

Two screenshots of my Cinnamon DE showing all characters replaced by the white square: This character replacement happened after I used BleachBit. However, I'm still able to use my MATE DE. My MATE ...
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cinnamon panel icons continually reordering

I'm running cinnamon desktop environment in Debian Bullseye. The panel icons continually reorder themselves without any (conscious) input from me. How can I prevent this from happening?
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Linux Mint: lid close action triggered when charger connected/disconnected

I just installed Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon on my Razor Blade Stealth 13 inch laptop. Every time I connected or disconnected my charger the laptop would go into sleep mode after a few seconds. I changed ...
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Why does Cinnamon use so much CPU while idle?

I'm running Linux Mint (20) Cinnamon, and while idle it uses much more CPU than Linux Mint Mate and other distros. An htop reveals: It's usually not this high, but nevertheless higher than it seems ...
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Taskbar icon for SearchMonkey is invisible!

(Note: I've looked at Can I change the image of the icons on my taskbar?, but either I'm too dumb to understand the answers there, or they doesn't address my problem anyway.) I just installed ...
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Mint 20 cinnamon - Hot corner open root terminal

I'm using Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon and I'd like to configure my hot corners so that when the mouse passes over a corner, a terminal is displayed as root. I managed to do this in a previous version but I ...
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Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon won't use 144hz refresh rate, applications stuck at 60hz, mouse ok

This seems to be a bug even in Mint 20 using a Cinnamon desktop. When changing a monitors refresh rate to 144hz as shown in Display and Nvidia X Server Settings, I can apply the change, however only ...
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How to pinpoint the issue causing “You are currently running in fallback mode.”

My Linux Mint 20 is frequently crushing and giving the following error It says: If you suspect the source of the crash is a local extension, applet or desklet, you can disable downloaded add-ons ...
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how do you automatically enable network interface at system startup?

I have a network interface that is configured for static ip address. When I reboot I have to always open the NetworkManager GUI and click "connect" button. How do you automatically enable ...
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Cinnamon not detecting nvidia package drivers arch

I have just come from Ubuntu so getting used to Arch at the moment. I have installed the cinnamon DE and lightdm. However whenever I boot into cinnamon I get a dialog telling me to check my drivers, ...
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how do you check to see if your cinnamon desktop is running with 3D acceleration (i.e. not “software rendering”)?

I have a VM that is sluggish and I think I fixed the issue but I want to make sure the cinnamon desktop is running with 3D acceleration (i.e. not "software rendering"). How do you check to ...
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Is there any desktop environment that allows to set a different screen scale without changing the screen resolution?

I have a 14" Full HD laptop and connect a 23" Full HD monitor to it. Which is approximately 157 PPI and 96 PPI. Changing the screen scale changes the screen resolution, which makes the image ...
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Cannot rotate screen on Linux Mint

I deleted an autostart desktop file which starts the service org.cinnamon.servicedeamon.xrandr2 (or something like that) now I cannot rotate the screen anymore. I dont remember the command so I cannot ...
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Finding/replacing NetworkManager applet icons?

tl;dr - How do I determine which icons the NetworkManager applet uses so I can replace them with custom ones? Summary I have the NetworkManager applet in my main panel/taskbar/systray area (was there ...
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Taskbar is behaving weird

OS is Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. After resetting my taskbar to default setting, I am getting a weird behaviour and tried everything to fix it without success. The "quick launch" part on the ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop responding randomly on Ubuntu Cinnamonremix

I am running Ubuntu 20.10 Cinnamonremix and I noticed quite annoying behavior. From time to time entire GUI seems to stop responding on mouse clicks and keyboard buttons. Mouse pointer continues to ...
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-bash: /dev/null: Permission denied upon chroot command from live USB to host root system

I'm trying to repair the Cinnamon desktop in Linux MINT 17.3 running the same live-USB environment from USB boot. The host computer is an Acer Aspire One AO756 running MINT 17.3 on a Pentium 977 chip ...
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How can I fix crashed Cinnamon?

I get an error after logining to computer. It returns the message Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in fallback mode. Do you want to restart Cinnamon? I selected Yes, but it had still ...
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Short cut positioning in Linux Mint 20 (Cinnamon) panel (do not expand short cuts on new window opening)

Hello Linux community, I recently updated to LinuxMint 20 Cinnamon. Unfortunately, if I use short cut icons in the panel now, they will be used to represent the first opened window. I did not find any ...
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all cinnamon fonts defect

All text in cinnemon is broken: I already tried resetting cinnemon to defaults dconf reset -f /org/cinnamon/ And tried this: gsettings reset org.cinnamon.desktop.interface font-name gsettings reset ...
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Neither xrandr can't detect second monitor at highes resolution nor permit adding

In case an additional monitor would be great 😁 But problem so big Manjaro Cinnamon doesn't recognize HP 14455/LE1901w LCD Monitor's higher resolutions. Also xrandr command doesn't support "1440 ...
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How to restore my system to good condition on linux mint 20?

I booted from Linux Mint Live from USB with the aim to separate /home from / separate partition I mounted both the partitions and by mistake moved wrong files to wrong place (while using sudo) mount /...
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Unable to hide GRUB - Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

I am using Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon and I am trying to hide the GRUB menu. I have also Windows 10 installed. According to the official GRUB documentation, if the GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE is set to hidden the ...
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Terminal - Give credentials in terminal without GUI

I'm on Arch Linux, Cinnamon Desktop environment, having Bash as my default shell. Recently, when I commit changes on Git, Bash prompts a window asking for credentials while a few days ago no GUI ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open a file on Linux Mint

Is there a way to create custom keyboard shortcut to open a file on Linux mint 20 (cinnamon)? I think Ubuntu mate 20.04 will have similar solution. Let's say I want open a file using vim. I tried ...
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Mint Cinnamon shows login screen but not desktop

Yesterday I updated my computer using apt and walked away to let it run. I ended up being away from it for a few hours. When I got back I saw that it was done, so I closed the terminal and shut the ...
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photo thumbnails not auto-loading in debian 10

I have put up with this for a long time but now I am working with a large folder of photos and it is becoming tiresome. So if I double click on a photo the flip through a few of them manually, then ...
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Keyboard layout switching conflict on Linux Mint

I use Linux Mint, running Cinnamon as my DE. I'm used to switching keyboard layouts using LAlt+LShift. I'm also used to switching windows between workspaces using LCtrl+LAlt+LShift+<direction>. ...
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What program is responsible for drawing the wallpaper with Cinnamon

I was curious to look at the code which draws the desktop background, or wallpaper, using the Cinnamon desktop environment. (partially due to some ugly behavior when combining hidpi and tiled images). ...
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Cinnmon change layout super+space not work when keyboard not latin

I have got two keyboard layout us,ir By the way I have use super+space. Everything is fine when I use super+space to change layout language, Until the keyboard been ir. alt+shift work fine in ir and ...
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Is there a shortcut to move currently active application to workspace x in cinnamon?

Is there any way to move the currently active window to another workspace? For example, if Firefox is currently active and I press shift+win+F2, then Firefox would get moved to workspace 2, like in i3 ...
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Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon - How to disable [Super][Space]?

I'd like to be able to disable [Super][Space] as the key combination that cycles through "desklets" so I can use it as the shortcut for switching input methods (languages) with IBus (this is ...
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CTRL+Pageup and CTRL-Pagedown suddenly stopped working

I am running Debian with Cinnamon and I use CTRL-Pageup/Pagedown all the time for nearly all apps that I use. I restarted my computer last week and it just suddenly stopped working. It doesn't work ...
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Nitrogen shutting itself on suspend

I use nitrogen, a package which lets me set a different wallpaper on different monitors. Every time I suspend my laptop, however, the process ends itself and I'm reverted back to my standard wallpaper....
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How to find current wallpaper image file path

I've got a folder full of images that I have set to a wallpaper slideshow and I'd like to be able to find the current image being displayed. I'm running Mint 20 Cinnamon 4.6.7, and using the standard ...
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Linux mint volume mutes, when lower than 90%

I am now running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon, there is a weird problem about the audio system: When I turn down the volume to below 90%, it mutes; on the other hand, if I then turn it up, everything is ...
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Program tabs on taskbar/panel were accidently removed (Cinnamon)

I'm using Debian 10 with Cinnamon, and I accidentally deleted the open program tabs that are normally on the panel. I did this by right clicking the panel>Modify panel>Remove panel. The panel/...
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cinnamon-screensaver on linux mint 20 xfce

I am using linux mint 20 xfce. I love cinnamon screensaver and installed it. But it does not work for me. How can I use it? Thanks.
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Scroll to minimize/restore windows when hovering over their icons? (Cinnamon)

On Windows my favorite utility is a program called 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, one of the features it has is allowing you to use your scroll wheel to minimize, restore, and bring to the front windows when ...
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Cannot install Cinnamon on Debian. Is this environment compatible with it?

One year and half ago, I tried to install my new Debian 9 computer with Cinnamon : it failed and froze at installation. Because I had no Linux knowledge I installed Gnome instead. Today, I am on ...
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How can I change the Notepadqq toolbar icons?

I am pretty content with my Linux Mint (19.3) setup with the Cinnamon DE. Since Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, I'm pretty confident that any solution you come up with, will work on Linux Mint as well. ...
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Running Android Emulator sets audio volume to 100%

I working with Android Studio now, and when I test my app on real device connected to PC, everything is OK. But if I run Android Emulator (Pixel 2, level 29 API), sound volume of my PC is being set to ...
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Cinnamon restarts in Software Rendering mode only after GPU reset when I suspend

Sometimes when I try to put my computer to sleep the graphics are corrupted when it comes back. I can fix this by typing: systemctl restart lightdm.service but Cinnamon only comes back in "...
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No cog icon to choose desktop environment on CentOS login screen, cannot choose Cinnamon on CentOS 7

I installed Cinnamon on CentOS 7, but it fails to show, because the cog button that lets me choose the desktop environment on the CentOS login screen does not appear. Details: I just got a new ...
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Custom keybindings For Linux Mint 20 via gsettings

The solution given in Custom global keybindings in cinnamon via gsettings is not working in Linux Mint 20. I monitored the changes using dconf watch / and the following changes were made while ...
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How to use an Android device as additional display on Linux

Can anyone please tell how to use an Android device as a second monitor to extend the display? I found an app called "spacedesk", but it is only available for windows. Can anyone suggest a ...
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How to make st the default terminal in linuxmint cinnamon

I have st installed in my $PATH (in /usr/local/bin). But still, I don't see st present in Prefered Applications list, nor is it present as an option when I run sudo update-alternatives --config x-...
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Trash can never shows as empty

On Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1, the desktop has a trash can icon. It always shows the icon that indicates there is something in it. There isn't. I have tried to empty the trash from the desktop, I have ...

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