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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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Where is Xkb getting its configuration?

Is there a way to query where xkb is getting its configuration from? Under ArchLinux I have /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf with: Section "InputClass" Identifier "system-keyboard" ...
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Separate workspaces on each monitor

I recently switched to a new PC at work, one with two (identical, Dell 23") monitors. I'm running Linux Mint 15 64bit / Cinnamon. Is there a way to set it up in such a way that, instead of both ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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How can I set the position that terminal opens at?

I'd like Terminal to open near the bottom of my screen. Is there a way to set the default size and position? I'm using Linux Mint 13, Cinnamon.
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How to disable CTRL acting on touchpad's momentum in Cinnamon?

My touchpad has momentum enabled (or inertia, I do not know what the correct term is) - that is, even after my fingers leave the touchpad, it continues scrolling and gradually slows down (I believe it ...
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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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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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Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers installation

I have installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon and I have installed Nvidia drivers using this question. After rebooting the system this message appeared: Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running ...
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How to show app icon in 'open with' context menu for custom mimetype in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I am using Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64-bit Following "How to set an icon for custom mimetype in Linux Mint Mate?" I successfully added icons for 3 different custom mime types .wsa, .spy and *.stk and ...
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Adding the Cinnamon panel to the second monitor

I have set up two monitors in my system. One is powered by the HDMI port and the other one is powered by the normal analogue port of the same GPU (Nvidia Ge-force 210). I just setup twin display in ...
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How to change the default filemanager of the Cinnamon desktop?

I'm running an Arch Linux machine with the cinnamon-git desktop from the Arch User Repository. The default filemanager is Nautilus, is there any way to change the default filemanager to thunar?
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I recently purchased a backlit keyboard that was designed such that the Scroll Lock key was used to toggle the back light. I quickly found that Cinnamon does not respond properly when the Scroll Lock ...
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Change desktop wallpaper from terminal

I am running Mint 13 with Cinnamon 1.6. I would like my desktop wallpaper to automatically change depending on the time of day. So, the first thing that comes to mind is setting up a cron job to do it ...
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How to customize window tiling zones/grid?

In Cinnamon, pressing super+arrow keys (or other similar shortcut) resizes current window into a tile (snaps to grid). How can I customize this grid? For example I would like to split screen into 3 ...
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Linux Mint 18 with Cinnamon Session Save and Restore

Is there any way to save the position / workspace and possibly state of all of my open programs so that when I restart I can restore everything to exactly where it was before without having to reopen ...
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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 command prompt ...
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Mint 17 (Cinnamon): CTRL+Shift+U not letting me enter unicode symbols

I realize there's probably a simple answer to this question. I come from Ubuntu (Unity) and am used to type unicode symbols with Ctrl+Shift+U, followed by the symbol's code and Enter. This doesn't ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon fractional scaling 1.5x for WQHD displays missing - any solutions?

Is there any adequate option to scale Linux Mint to a WQHD screen (2.560 x 1.440) with high density? If I am going to System Settings -> General indeed I have an option for scaling my desktop to ...
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How to change Firefox icon shown on panel and menus?

I installed Firefox on Linux Mint Debian Edition with the Cinnamon desktop. This Firefox package doesn't use the regular Firefox icon, with the fox curled around the world ; it has what I call the "...
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Custom global keybindings in cinnamon via gsettings

I am trying to setup some keyboard shortcuts for cinnamon: gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings custom-list \ "['custom0', \ 'custom1', \ 'custom2', \ 'custom3', \ '...
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Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon - freezes when second monitor is attached

I just installed Linux Mint 18 with Cinnamon on an Asus Zenbook UX303A (integrated Intel Skylake graphics chip) - everything is working fine except when I try to plug in an external monitor using HDMI....
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How can I automate window tiling with a custom width? (Cinnamon)

I am running Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 2.4.8. I really like xdotool, but it conflicts with Cinnamon's awesome snapping/tiling feature. If I run the following command, it does NOT work if the current ...
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xsession-errors on linux mint 17.2. No solutions found from similar questions

here's the deal. I had installed this afternoon pulse audio manager for trying to fix a no sound issue with an HDMI cable, the issue wasn't solved so I figured out I wouldn't need pulse audio manager ...
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How to remove Cinnamon's Alt-F1 keybinding using Linux Mint 15

I've just started using Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon 1.8.8 at work and when I press Alt+F1 the display zoom out and displays the workspace switcher. How can I disable this shortcut? I removed the ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon cannot start a session

As of today, I cannot login into my account. I start the computer, get to the login screen, login and then this following error appears: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds, if you... And ...
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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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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

I have Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon installed, but I can't open a terminal using right click nor using CtlrAltt this is just an issue with Cinnamon, why is that happening?
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Lowres application icon on window switching (alt-tab)

I manually downloaded and installed Sublime Text 2 (instead of adding the repository and installing via apt-get install) and I'm having some trouble getting gnome to find the high res icons for ...
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How to disable moving between workspaces feature?

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon – have been upgrading from Linux Mint 13. There is a feature: I can move between workspaces by moving cursor to the edge of screen and holding it there ...
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Where does Cinnamon store its Desktop Art settings?

Running Linux Mint 16 right now, Cinnamon 64-bit. I'm trying to find out where Cinnamon stores my desktop settings. Precisely looking for where the desktop image settings are stored and want to figure ...
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How to re-enable the Ctrl+Shift+U shortcut in Cinnamon Mint 17.3?

The Ctrl+Shift+U shortcut for writing Unicode characters seems to work inside of the software manager's search bar. Everywhere else such as Gedit, Terminal and Google Chrome pressing Ctrl+Shift+U does ...
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polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 doesn't auto start after upgrade

The polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 doesn't autostart while it has correct /etc/xdg/autostart/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop file with this content [Desktop Entry] Name=PolicyKit ...
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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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Random freezes for chromium and electron-based apps

I am using Arch Linux and the Cinnamon desktop environment. In the last few weeks I have been getting apparently random, brief freezes (a few seconds, 5-10 or so) in Chromium, Brave, Franz and Slack. ...
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Disable Cinnamon volume applet's sound when changing volume

I recently updated my Linux Mint Debian Edition to update pack 7. Since then, every time I change the volume by scrolling on the volume applet that is on my panel, an annoying beep is played. Similar ...
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Why doesn't this .desktop file run on startup?

I'm trying to get the sensors command to run in a console on startup on my Linux Mint 18.2 setup. I've put the following sensors.desktop file into my login user's .config/autostart directory: [...
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How do I re-enable the lightdm.service?

At some point, in the past, I must have disabled lightdm service with: systemctl disable lightdm.service or something similar on my Debian with Cinnamon desktop. Unfortunately, I will now need it, ...
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Number of installed keyboard layouts in Linux Mint Qiana

I cannot add more than 4 keyboard layouts in Linux Mint Qiana running Cinnamon. Is that normal? Is there such limitation or I am doing something wrong?
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How to add more system event sound effects in Cinnamon?

How can I add more sounds to different system events on Linux for different actions or events? For example by default on some Linux desktops, say Linux Mint for example, you get sound effects when you ...
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Open window maximised on X startup

I have a .xsession script. I am opening a gnome-terminal in background. I would like to open it maximised. I use Cinnamon as window manager. I do understand usually window manager is responsible for ...
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Mint 17 Cinnamon: suddenly everything looks messed up [closed]

I'm kind of freaked out right now. Hopefully I can find a solution here. Something really strange happened. Basically, all of a sudden, everything started to look messed up. The gui applications ...
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Desktop icons gone with nautilus file-manager in Debian 9

How can I make the desktop show icons again under 64bit Debian 9.0 Cinnamon? I switched from the nemo file-manager to the nautilus one and now my desktop doesn't show any icons/folders and I can't ...
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Global clipboard unable to copy new content if webkit based browser is running

Arch, cinnamon all up to date. The issue even survived a fresh install. I have no idea how to further troubleshoot this thing. I have tried using xfce and gnome to see if it was a cinnamon issue. ...
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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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Use CTRL-SPACE to open menu on Linux Mint

I'd like to use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + SPACE to open/close the Linux Mint menu (similar to how Command + SPACE is used on OS X to show/hide Spotlight). I tried going to Settings -> Keyboard -> ...
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How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
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Run gnome-screenshot -a with Cinnamon keyboard shortcut

I used the 'keyboard' section in Cinnamon's Python System Settings application to create a custom shortcut that executes the command gnome-screenshot -a every time I press the Print Screen key. It ...
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How to fix the black screen?

i'm running linux mint 18.1 cinnamon. i have changed the primary driver of my nvidia videocard. after the reboot the splash screen is displayed and after the display is off. cinnamon is not starting. ...
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After updating Linux Mint I encountered a sound problem; now I’m now getting: unable to launch “cinnamon-session-cinnamon” X session: how to proceed?

I updated Linux Mint on my laptop, and the sound broke. I restarted, but now after the login screen (which displays correctly) it shows a black screen with the message: : unable to launch “cinnamon-...
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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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