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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No Terminal in fresh Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon (64-bit)

I just installed Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. I tried installing the Nvidia Driver (375) for my GT750M card, but it caused Cinnamon to crash , so I now use the xserver-noveau driver. I also got another ...
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Add a ICC profile for a printer

I have a Canon printer, using the Linux's stock printer drivers. I noticed that I can select a media type in the printer's properties, under Printer Options. This will apparently choose a ICC color ...
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Can't minimize a fullscreen virtual machine

When I have a full screen virtual machine opened I cannot minimize it. I have to put the VM in windowed mode and then minimize it. I am using Debian Jessie as OS, Cinnamon (2.2.16) as graphical ...
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cinnamon resize window to default size by hotkey

I'm using mint 18.1 and searching a way to resize of opened window and center it by hotkey (resize to default value that set up). In cinnamon keyboard preferences I found in shortcuts a way to set ...
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How to customize the Linux Mint's session buttons?

I have Linux Mint 18 with Cinnamon, and set up a dual-boot with (1) Linux Mint, and (2) Windows 7. I would like to have a custom button that allows me to reboot directly into Windows from Linux Mint. ...
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Re-Enable NVidia-Prime Icon in Lower Right Task Bar

I am running Linux Mint 18.1 with the Cinnamon desktop on a Dell Inspiron 7559 with NVidia GPU. I recently messed around with my NVidia packages (installed bumblebee only to quickly uninstall ...
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linux mint crashed after updating nvidia driver

I'm using linux mint 18 cinnamon-64bit and after updating nvidia driver and rebooting an error message say "Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently running in Fallback Mode." I do this to update the ...
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Speed up mouse wheel scrolling in Chrome on Mint/Cinnamon

On Mint Cinnamon scrolling in Chrome with the mouse wheel is very slow. How can I speed it up? Things I have tried: https://askubuntu.com/questions/118283/change-mouse-wheel-scroll-speed-in-chrome-...
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Cinnamon: lost default nemo launch for shortkey win + E

I don't know what changed and I don't know how to set it back, but now Super+E launches baobab instead of Nemo. I have check the keyboard - shortcuts configurations. and Launchers/Home Folder is ...
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wmctrl doesn't move window when snapped or tiled

I'm using Mint 18.1 cinnamon. I'm trying to write a little bash program to move windows around. I have a command that will remove maximized_vert and maximized_horz then move the window. It works ...
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Get to command line from arch cinnamon [duplicate]

I have a new arch install with Gnome Window Manager and Cinnamon. I created ~/.xinitrc with the command start cinnamon, and restarted the computer. Now the system boots into the login screen for ...
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New install Mint fails to find Bluetooth devices. Worked before

Unable to see any other Bluetooth devices on my Lenovo T410s running Cinnamon Mint 18.1 downloaded and installed yesterday. Worked before I wiped Cinnamon 17.1 to try MATE then when I returned to ...
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How do I make my Yubikey Standard work with Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon?

In another word, I need to allow my Linux account to access my Yubikey Standard (Security Key) by adding a udev rule for the device. Preamble: I was trying to add Yubikey Standard as a Security Key ...
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Dropbox - Nemo integration under Fedora

I want to add a right-click copy Dropbox link under: Fedora 25, Cinnamon 3.2.x, Nemo 3.2.x The nemo-dropbox doesn't work under Fedora. Info: https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/nemo-...
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Linux Mint - Can't open cinnamon-settings

If I try to open System Settings, nothing happens. If I use the terminal, I get an error: $cinnamon-settings Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/cinnamon/cinnamon-settings/cinnamon-...
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Weird Color Change on Linux Mint under VirtualBox

Currently I have a machine that runs Linux Mint 18.1, drivers and vbox additions up-to date. Everytime I started the machine, the background image turns into a weird colorish image. This is how it ...
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Fedora 25 Cinnamon stuck in graphical login loop, tty login successful

I've had a Fedora 25 installation for a day or two in a VM, the Cinnamon spin. In my last session I ran a few programs, installed Wine, but didn't do a dnf update, edit my .bash_profile, or make any ...
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Is my graphics card kaput? (Linux Mint becomes unresponsive when running X)

Yesterday my Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) installation started becoming unstable. The X login screen had some visual artefacts here and there and the whole system became unresponsive shortly after ...
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Foreground and background color too similar in Cinnamon

After installing Cinnamon on FC25, I can no longer easily use GVim. All my title bars blend too closely for me. For some reason, I didn't have this issue on FC24 and Cinnamon, so I'm leaning towards ...
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How to add Filezilla to the Linux Mint Panel?

How do you add Filezilla to the Linux Mint Panel if you know what directory it is installed, and it had currently a launcher on the desktop (Cinnamon)?
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Cinnamon crashes and then I can't increase the maximum resolution

I'm installing a new system - new hardware, old OS (well, not old; it's Linux Mint 18). My system has on-board Intel graphics (previously it was a Z77 board, now it's Z170), and a discrete GPU - that ...
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How to connect hdmi to the television on linux mint cinnamon

When I connect to the television via HDMI, all I get on the screen is my desktop background. This is regardless of what is on my laptop screen. I am using Linux Mint cinnamon.
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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 do I search files and folders on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon?

I switched over from Windows 7 Ultimate to Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon a few days ago, and I wanted to search files and folders in my Home directory using the menu, but nothing happened. It seems like ...
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Why windows minimization capibility in Fedora 23 Cinnamon is missing?

I have a Fedora 23 upgraded from version 21. It all works fine. I also have cinnamon desktop environment. When minimizing any windows in the workspace, it totally disappears instead of going into the ...
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How to use same directory structure at same time, as two users are logged at same time?

I have a Java EE Web project that stay on ~/git/project directory. This project depends on some relative path configuration made by system vars. Like the var $PROJECT_HOME that is pointed to ~/git/...
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Boot time too long

I changed my OS from Win10 to Linux Mint "Cinnamon" (twice! first time, after 2 weeks of completely happy experience, I got a genius idea to delete one of multiple version of python, which of course ...
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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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debian - screen orientation on tilt

I have an HP pavilion G6 Laptop which I've been running Debian on for roughly 2-3 years now, with the Cinnamon DE. I've updated it to Debian testing as I was having a couple of issue with the ...
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Separating clipboards on Cinnamon

As my old Ubuntu LTS 12.04 runs out of maintenance this year, I've setup a fresh system using Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon. I am used to two independent clipboard buffers: Ctrl-C stores to the clipboard (...
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Lenovo Y50-70 Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon NVIDIA Geforce GTX 860M driver problem

I have been trying in vain to get the discrete video card to work. I have tried applying all of the nvidia drivers listed in Driver Manager here: But after a reboot, all I'll get is a black screen ...
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Cinnamon Mint 18.1 crashes after nvidia driver update

Woe is me, my brand new supposedly-working-out-of-the-box Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64bit is crashing. It didn't crash the first time I logged into cinnamon - only the second time, after I've done a ...
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Why is my dconf setting suddenly non-writable?

I'm trying to change my screensaver settings in Cinnamon 2.6.13 on Ubuntu 14.04 trusty. When the system image was fresh, I was able to change the setting /org/cinnamon/desktop/screensaver/ask-for-...
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Linux Mint Volume Buttons Past 100%

On the latest Linux Mint, in the sound settings we are able to increase the volume past 100%, to 150%. Sometimes this can be useful when coming across very quiet videos. My keyboard hotkeys are ...
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gnome-screenshot doesn't autosave but interactively asks for a save directory

I've specified an auto-save-directory in dconf-editor under org.gnome.gnome-screenshot however it still asks me for a save directory every time I take a screenshot. In prior Linux Mint versions (17, ...
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How can I create a menu item for terminal-applications starting in background mode

I want to start e.g. my ElasticSearch instance which is installed manually via one-click in the cinnamon menu. What I can do is /opt/elasticsearch-1.6.2/bin/elasticsearch & and the application is ...
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Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon - cannot set default display position

I'm encountering issue explained in this topic: Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon - freezes when second monitor is attached The only solution which was mentioned there was attaching second monitor before ...
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How can I connect to the internet from the console? (Removed network manager and now can't log in or connect to internet)

I have a Lenovo thinkpad 13 laptop running Linux mint 18. After a recent update it stopped logging in to my university network (still worked at home). Someone suggested that I remove network manager ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 excessive disk activity

I recently upgraded my laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. Mostly due to Cinnamon becoming unstable. I did a clean install of Ubunutu 16.04 with cinnamon. I have noticed that my SSD disk is constantly "...
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How can I automatically change the default printer based on the connected network?

I have a laptop I use at home and at work. When at work, I generally use one printer, and at home I use my home printer. Is there a way to automatically set the default printer to a specific printer ...
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Custom shortcuts not working when program minimised

I am using Linux Mint 18. I have used this advice to install a custom play/pause key for Nightingale. I was pleased to find it worked, but then after minimising Nightingale, or bringing other programs ...
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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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Cinnamon over Ubuntu known issues

I have been a long time Linux Mint user, and I really like Cinnamon. I know that Cinnamon can be installed over Ubuntu to replace Unity. My question is this: if one were to do install Cinnamon over ...
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Linux Mint 18 - Cinnamon keeps crashing

This morning Cinnamon won't start and keeps crashing. It is the dialog that says it crashed and if I would like to restart; click yes and it crashes again. Cinnamon crashed after nvidia drivers ...
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Cinnamon panel - task list doesn't take up all available space

I'm running Cinnamon on Arch Linux. For some reason, the system tray seems to be taking up half the available panel space, forcing the taskbar part of the panel to start shrinking the buttons even ...
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“File”, “Edit” etc. Will Not Show Up On Cinnamon Desktop Ubuntu 16.04LTS

I recently switched to the cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I am wondering why the window options such as "File" and "Edit" aren't showing up at the top of my windows. Occasionally they show ...
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Switch between Gnome and Cinnamon on CentOS 7?

I installed CentOS 7 with Gnome environment. I installed Cinnamon by following these instructions: How to install Desktop Environments on CentOS 7? But if I run startx, I see I lost my app windows ...
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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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How to play a MIDI file in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (using any audio player)? [closed]

I'm trying to play a MIDI file in my Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon. I just open the MIDI file with any music player and it says it requires a plugin named gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad, so I click "Install" and ...
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Gtk-WARNING: Theme parsing error:

i've been experiencing several issues with my cinnamon in Linux Mint 17.3. I've been checking the syslog after every boot and have noticed a particular error every single time. This issue maybe be ...