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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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How to make things bigger on the screen without changing the resolution?

I'm using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64-bit. My monitor's native resolution is 1280x1024 (5:4), but I use it at 1024x768 (4:3) because I find everything too small at 1280x1024. The problem is that the ...
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How to add “custom” directories path to the left bar on Cinnamon File Manager

I have some directories that I access almost all the time and I would like to have a shortcut to them in the File Manager (I think is Nautilus) in the left bar if it's possible. Look at the following ...
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Direct new desktop files to certain monitor

Is there a way in Linux Mint to designate which monitor new files on the Desktop will be shown on? I have two monitors, and I'd prefer to have them appear on the right monitor since I keep the left ...
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Wake from hibernate dual monitor freeze (Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon)?

I have Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon installed as the only OS on my Acer Aspire 5750 laptop. I have a BenQ external monitor connected such that I have a dual monitor setup (my laptop screen + BenQ). When I ...
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How can I create a custom application launcher under 32 bit Mint 18 Sara Cinnamon?

Ordinarily I would expect this question to be answered by "Right click on the menu and the menubar and follow your nose," but I've spent quiet a few minutes and searched, and do not see how to ...
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Linux Mint not using full screen, menubar gone

I seem to have entered some strange "mode" in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon that I don't know how to exit. It persists between reboots. This results in the following changes: The desktop is only usable in ...
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Why does installing different desktop environments break things? [closed]

So something you often see on blogs and such are articles about how to install different DEs on your favorite Linux distributions. It kinda bothers me that people talk so casually about doing this, ...
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Debian Cinnamon vs Mint Cinnamon documentation

I want to better understand how to customize and use Debian Cinnamon. 1) Should I be using the Mint Cinnamon documentation, forums, and the like for my Debian Cinnamon, or is there a better source ...
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Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon : Set a specific theme to an application

I'm using the new mint-y dark theme. For some specific application (thundermail for example), I would like to use the light theme instead. Is there a way to do so ?
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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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How does Gnome (Cinnamon) find the icon for an executable binary?

I recently installed the Chromium-webbrowser under Linux-Mint 18 with the apt-package manager. Later I downloaded a 64bit Chromium-build for linux in a .zip-file. After I executed the containing ...
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There is a weird border around my gnome programs, how can I get rid of it?

Example is gnome disks, but all of my gnome programs have that weird border on the outside, how can I get rid of it? This is on Fedora 24 cinnamon in case it matters.
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Switch among windows with Super+numbers / Win+1, 2, 3 etc

Asked on the forums, but no luck. How can I switch among windows using the Win key plus the numbers 1 through 9, like in Windows or in Ubuntu's Unity? These keyboard shortcut have saved me tons of ...
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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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Firefox download - how to get option to open

When I download a file in Firefox, I sometimes get an option to open or save the file, and once set, the default app to use to open the file stays set. But other filetypes only show a save option, ...
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League of Legends on Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

Has anyone got League of Legends working on Linux Mint 18? I'm using the "Wine" plugin "Play on Linux" and it crashes on startup everytime.
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Display “burps” every 30 seconds

I'm running Mint 18 on a Dell i7 and I have this annoying issue that I can't find where its coming from. Every 30 seconds the display freezes for about 0.5 seconds. The issue is persistent and ...
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Solution to Frozen Lock Screen: Linux Mint Cinnamon 18

I'm a new linux user. I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 as my sole OS last weekend. The problem My lock screen is frozen at least once a day. I see a clock and a prompt to enter password. No ...
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Mint 18 Periodaclly and randomly complete crash

Every once in a while (about 2-3 times a day) the screen becomes distorted and freezes completely. CTRL+ALT+F3, CTRL+ALT+BKSPCE are not responding. can only shut off by a long press on the power ...
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How do I remove the black translucent overlay over the background when I scale my windows in Linux Mint via editing the codes?

I know it's caused by themes as some themes has it and some don't. But I really like to keep my mint-Y-Dark theme as it looks awesome. And thus, this question arisen, I know there are some codes to it ...
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Linux Mint only “File” menu visible on menu toolbar

On applications like gedit and gimp only the "File" menu is visible on the menubar/toolbar. However I can still click on where other menus would normally be (e.g. "Edit", "Help") to access them. I ...
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How do I successfully install GLFW on Linux Mint?

I believe I am in dependency hell. I am trying to get GLFW working. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. When I try to compile GLFW using these steps, I get the following output: $ cmake -G "Unix ...
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How do I turn off the “Running in software rendering mode” warning?

I'm running Arch Linux/Cinnamon in Virtual Box on a Windows 7 machine. One of the technologies I need to use is WebGL. For whatever reason (that's a different issue), WebGL will not work when Display->...
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How do I set Gnome as default DE if I am already using Cinnamon?

I think (let's be clear maybe I am complete wrong) I have installed Gnome by running the following command: yum groupinstall "GNOME" Now I want to get rid of Cinammon and use Gnome by default but I ...
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How can I remove the title bars of all windows in cinnamon? [duplicate]

I know about the maximus extension, but it causes segfaults. How else can I completely remove every title bar/window decoration? (Not just when maximized) solved: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint....
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Remember window layout on multiple monitors on Mint Cinnamon

I have been using linux Mint 17.3 with Mate desktop for quite a bit now. One of the thing I absolutely love is that it remembers layout of windows for multiple monitor configurations. For example, ...
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Dropbox GUI issues in Fedora 23 running Cinnamon

I am having an issue with Dropbox under Fedora 23 and I don't know how to fix it. Take a look at the following pic: So regarding this I have two questions: Is there any way to fix this? How? I am ...
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Cinnamon: Desktop background from nested directory structure?

I have a nested directory structure with travel pictures under ~/Pictures/Shotwell-Import/YYYY/MM/DD/. I would like my desktop background to be randomly picked from those pictures. Unfortunately, it ...
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How to connect via LAN Wire and a WIFI Router to the internet (terminal only)

I have a big problem. My cinnamon GUI went down. Now I have to reinstall it. Therefore I need an internet connection. Since I can only work within terminal I have to use that to connect to my Wifi. ...
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Mint 17.3 Wi-Fi does not work after resuming from suspension

My Wi-Fi will not work after suspending but WILL work after hibernating. I've tried a couple things and have had some luck so I'll post what I've done and the effects I've seen. $ sudo lshw ...
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Cinnamon: Which software project “owns” the “Display” configuration dialog?

Cinnamon 2.8.8 64-bit, Linux Mint 17.3 'Rosa' Menu > Preferences > Display The dialog allows to enable and disable (multiple) monitors, and position them relative to each other with drag and drop. ...
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Apt-get installed programs in Debian Cinnamon Desktop

I usually use GNOME as a desktop for Debian and when I install a program like Terminator via apt I can immediately find it in the drop-down menu and drag a shortcut to it in the toolbar if I like. I ...
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Touchpad behavior changed drasticall - tap-to-click won't work, and scrolling is less effective

I'm running Cinnamon on Debian Testing on a Dell XPS 13. Sometime over the last couple days, touchpad operation changed quite significantly: tap-to-click stopped working entirely (I've tried ...
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Where are the icons in the ALT-TAB switcher loaded from? How can I edit them?

On my Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon system, ALT+TAB switcher, in the default settings (icon and thumbnail pop up in the switcher) shows a pixelated icon for one of my applications. I do not know where the ...
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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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gtkinspector in Linux Mint Cinnamon

How can i install and run gtkinspector in Linux Mint Cinnamon? This solution not working: https://askubuntu.com/questions/706629/how-to-activate-keybindings-for-gtkinspector I tried: sudo apt-get ...
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Clear recent open file history on Linux Mint

Sometimes others in my household briefly use my computer, when they do I sometimes don't want them to see my file history. I know how to prevent Bash from writing entries to the ~/.bash_history file ...
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How do I fix my display after Atom broke it completely?

In VirtualBox 5.0.18 on Windows 10 I'm running the guest: Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit Cinnamon 2.8.8 Linux kernel 3.19.0-32-generic with 3D acceleration enabled. Everything was working fine ...
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App icons don't appear in system tray on Linux Mint 17.3

Today I've noticed that system tray doesn't show application icons, for example, Viber, Skype, Software update. I've tried: to reboot to reinstall Skype to run Skype and Viber from command line ...
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On LMDE 2, why is my screen dimming after only a few seconds?

I'm running LMDE with Cinnamon 2.4.7 and I cannot get the screen to stay on (undimmed) for longer than a few seconds of inactivity. What setting am I missing?
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Using open file dialog within gEdit using keyboard only

I use the default gEdit on Cinnamon on Linux Mint, but I find when opening files from within it, I cannot navigate the open file dialog solely using the keyboard. I hasn't been intuitive how I use tab ...
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Where is the Notifications log in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I'm looking for a log of the notifications applet in Linux Min Cinnamon /usr/share/cinnamon/applets/notifications@cinnamon.org I'm not able to find any log file and actually don't know if it exists. ...
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Cinnamon hot corners on second display

I have two displays. I was able to add a second panel on the new display but my hot corners are not carrying over. I don't see any option anywhere to enable this functionality. Linux Mint 17.2 ...
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read .Xmodmap on login in Cinnamon

I am running Linux Mint 17 and want Cinnamon to read from my .Xmodmap on start. Seems that ~/.Xmodmap is not being read by default. How do I do that?
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wrapper program to reparent app window w/o window frames

I'm using the Cinnamon desktop environment (on Debian Sid), whose window manager has no option to, let's say so, undecorate an application window. As I see that a number of programs manage to tell ...
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Visual feedback for window focus with Alt-Tab? (Cinnamon)

I have a frequent problem that occurs with window-based desktops like Cinnamon or XFCE, especially on multiple monitors. I very often misread which Window has focus after Alt-Tab. So I will start ...
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How do I customise a keyboard layout in Cinnamon / Ubuntu?

I can see in Cinnamon you can select a new keyboard layout in - start - keyboard - layouts. But none of the layouts there match my new keyboard. How do I redefine a single key (differently placed ...
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How to Disable Mouse Edge Flip on Linux Mint Cinnamon 2.8

I have been suffering for the unexpected disapperance on Cinnamon 2.8 of the Enable/Disable Edge Flip option between workspaces with the mouse, I found really really annoying that every time I would ...
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Is there any way to set rules for minimizing to system tray for applications that don't support it themselves?

There's some applications which support minimizing to a tray icon natively. There are others that can be extended to do this. What I'm looking for is something that will allow me to set rules on ...
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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 ...