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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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 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 16 randomly freezing and freezes always after suspend wakeup

I've just installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on Dell Latitude E6420. During an hour of use the desktop would become unresponsive and I was unable to access any TTY. It just froze up. The same thing ...
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Dual monitor setup on a laptop: internal monitor peeking through on external display

Recently I began to use my laptop (Dell Inspiron N5020) with an external display. I use the displays side-by-side, internal on the left, external on the right. The problem is, however, that the ...
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Cinnamon failed: desktop only, no panel, no dialog frame

I am using Linux Mint 14 (MATE) with Cinnamon installed. Cinnamon failed when I tried to delete an item on the menu with menu editor. The system froze, so I logged out by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete. ...
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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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Cursor position, dragging and resizing windows… with multiple monitors

I was finally able to get my four identically sized screens to work together, with three on one graphics card ( GeForce GTX 750 ) and one on a second card ( GeForce GT 730 ) in X11. It was a really ...
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Have window covered by others even when active in mint cinnamon

I recently switched to Linux Mint with Cinnamon as the desktop environment. I much prefer it over Compiz but there is one feature that I'm sorely missing, in Compiz you can set window rules, and more ...
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Arch Linux problem: What is causing the black screen problem when logging into Cinnamon?

I first posted this in February, but I'm making the problem clearer because I had no responses in 6 months, and the problem still exists. My Arch boots to the terminal. I login as root. I start ...
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XRDP and Cinnamon running in software rendering mode

When i connect via xrdp 0.9.1-9+deb9u3 -> xorg from windows RDP client to Debian 9.5 i have this message on Desktop Running in software rendering mode Cinnamon is currently running without ...
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Execute script prior to cinnamon logout (unsing MDM or other display manager)

I'm using cinnamon as desktop environment on my Linux Mint system. I want to automate a backup using unison: Unison shall be executed prior to each logout off my session. So I was looking for a ...
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Mouse sensitivity not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit

I've just installed Linux mint, but found while I was configuring things that the mouse sensitivity was far too high. I've tried: Editing it in the "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. It didn't work. ...
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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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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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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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Client Side Decorations - How to remove padding between close button and corner?

I'm using Debian stable (8.2 as of now), with cinnamon desktop environment. Some gtk3 gnome apps like gedit , nautilus have their own window decorations (client side decorations). The most ...
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How to start linux gui before login?

When my system (Kali 2 or Ubuntu 14) boots and I login, I have to wait for the gui(cinnamon/unity) to load. How to avoid it starting to load gui before login like windows does? I mean, when I get to ...
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Screen goes black on laptop (Debian stretch + cinnamon)

I recently installed Debian stretch (testing) on a new laptop (dell xps 13 with touchscreen) with the cinnamon desktop environment. For the Intel Graphics I use xserver-xorg-video-intel. When I logged ...
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Clicks not registered in the correct position

I'm having problems pinpointing the reason for this issue. I'm on Linux Mint with Cinnamon. Although the following happens only in Spotify, I have some other small issues that might have the same ...
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How to use Desktop Lock Screen and turn off XScreenSaver Login Screen?

I am running Linux Mint 17.1, Cinnamon Desktop, Compiz, and XScreenSaver. I want to be able to use the Desktop Lock Screen and turn off the XScreenSaver Lock Screen. Turning off the Lock Screen in ...
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How to programmatically rename virtual desktop on Cinnamon

I'm looking for a way to programmatically create a new desktop and then immediately give it some arbitrary name. Creating a new desktop is not a problem, but I can't find a way to rename it. I'm ...
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What themes are those under Controls in Cinnamon themes?

I have installed many Cinnamon themes but those listed under Desktop affect mostly the Panel, not the windows texture: The window frame is set under Windows Borders, but what I am interested in is ...
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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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Super + Space as shortcut for layout switching. Linux Mint Cinnamon

I have installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon recently. I have swapped my Alt and Super keys and now I want to set Super + Space keys to switch between layouts. How can I do that trick? I've searched this ...
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How to change the opacity of the lock screen overlay in Cinnamon 2?

In cinnamon 2, lock screen shows the current wallpaper with a transparent overlay showing time. Is there a way to change the opacity/transparency of it?
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Custom Shortcut For “Grouped window list”

I am currently using - Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa (Cinnamon 4.0.10) I am using Grouped window list by default. When a group of windows is open and I right click, it has options for close all and close ...
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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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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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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 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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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 stop OS from asking to execute markdown files?

I am on Manjaro with Cinnamon as DE, so I use Nemo as my file manager. Whenever I double-click markdown (.md) files, I get a dialog asking if I want to execute the file or edit in a text editor. The ...
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Linux mint desktop menus styles and scrollbars are gone

I have mixed debian repos with ubuntu repos (and possibly another couple of things one is not supposed to do). Normally I can handle the problems, however this time I have screwed up my system a bit. ...
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is it possible to modify GUI mount options?

I'm using Fedora 25 with Cinnamon as a DE and I wonder if there is a way to modify mount options that are triggered when clicking on a partition name in the GUI. precisely I want to know: What is ...
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xorg high CPU usage on Linux mint Cinnamon i7-7700k + Nvidia GT730 4gb

I have been searching for 2 days now and have not been able to solve this issue. I have built a new system with the following specs: CPU: i7-7700k @ 4.2ghz Mobo: MSI B250m-Pro-VHD RAM: 16GB DDR4 @ ...
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xfce4 Event Sounds

I love the XFCE desktop environment. But I also love system event sounds. By default, when I install Linux Mint XFCE edition fresh (or Xubuntu, or any other XFCE-based distro), there are no system ...
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How to enable wireless support in Mint Cinnamon 18.2

Summary: I have a usb wifi adapter plugged in and recognized by the kernel, but there is no where in the UI to configure it. The computer is a 4+ year old HP desktop (i7-4790S CPU, 16GB RAM). More ...
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My linux partition has no stable internet connection

I have a linksys EA7500 routing my internet to all my devices. On my ASUS N551J I have a dual boot windows/linux mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit. Only the linux-partition out of all my devices drops ...
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Increase number of recent files in Mint start menu

The Cinnamon start menu only shows up to 20 items under "Recent Files", how do I increase this limit? I want to do this because typing a search term into the start menu search bar only considers ...
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Infinality and Firefox/Thundebird

I’m currently using Debian Stretch (9.1) on my Laptop (HP ProBook 640 G1 with Intel HD 4600) and Cinnamon 3.2 as desktop environment. While trying to get the best results for font rendering, my first ...
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Weird font rendering issue in Linux Mint 18.1 (Cinnamon)

I installed LM18.1 on my fathers old laptop (Samsung P400, more infos attached at the end). There is a weird rendering issue only in Cinnamon-specific windows: It is notable that while e.g. the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...