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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How do I change the number of available workspaces in Cinnamon?

I am used to four workspaces in Gnome, but now that I have Cinnamon installed I only have two. Can I increase the number? If so, how?
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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 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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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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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

I run Linux Mint 17.1. When I log in I get a Cinnamon notification saying: Problems during Cinnamon startup Cinnamon started successfully, but one or more applets, desklets or extension failed ...
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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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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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How to add shortcut to Cinnamon taskbar

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

Sometimes VirtualBox causes random freeze of my Mint 16 Cinnamon Desktop 64bit. I am not able to pinpoint what is actually wrong and even where to fill the bug report. But the life goes on and I ...
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What is the GNOME Classic Monospace font?

I am moving to Cinnamon from GNOME Classic. I would like to bring the terminal font from GNOME. In Cinnamon the fixed width system font is also called Monospace but it looks different. Is there ...
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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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How to disable window decorations in Cinnamon

I'm using Cinnamon, but would like to remove all window decorations -- I never use them, they only cost screen estate, and moving / resizing can be conveniently done with alt-mouse1 and alt-mouse2. ...
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how to hide a window from ALT+TAB in cinnamon?

I have Virtualbox in my Linux Mint box, my Virtualbox is always running, so when I want to change my applications using Alt+Tab I'm always redirected to my Virtualbox window, because it's always in my ...
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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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Cinnamon randomly loses theming

From time to time (quite randomly), Nemo on my Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon starts looking like this When usually it looks like this: Restarting Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r, Enter) doesn't help, I need to log ...
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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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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way 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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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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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 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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How to make nemo support compressing files by context menu?

I use Cinnamon on ArchLinux and Nemo is it's default file manager. I've tried 3 GUI file archivers (p7zip with WxGTK, peazip & file-roller), but none of them add a "compress option" in the context ...
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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 2.0.14 crashing when a second monitor is enabled with NVIDIA drivers (Mint 16)

Here's the set-up: 2x identical GTX460 cards 1x BenQ 144hz monitor (1920x1080) 1x Asus 60hz monitor (1920x1080) I was told to avoid installing the NVIDIA driver myself and use the ppa:xorg-edgers/...
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Using CapsLock as left mouse button; mostly works but fails with a few things

Linux System Info: OS: GNU/Linux x86_64 Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Cinnamon 64-bit 2.2.16 [Based On: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr] Due to a ...
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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 18.3 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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How can I zoom/magnify Cinnamon desktop using the mouse wheel?

There is a wonderful feature of compiz that allows me to use a key+mouse wheel (I use win+wheel to zoom into the desktop. Is there a way to get the same effect in Cinnamon? UPDATE: Following Mikko ...
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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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Cinnamon 2.2 How to add custom shortuct: move workspace up

I'm quite aware this must have been asked many times, but I cannot seem to find the right search terms to get an answer. I would like to have Ctrl+Shift+Up move my workspace up, and similarly Ctrl+...
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How can I change the GTK engine on Cinnamon >= 2.0?

I just upgraded to Cinnamon 2.0.14 on my LMDE laptop and in this new version I am unable to change the GTK engine used. Menus and widgets in general look very ugly: When they should look something ...
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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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Linux Mint workspace switch time

I use Cinnamon workspace switcher. Everything is okay, but the visual effect is too fast. Is it possible to set the duration of workspace switching effect? Linux Mint 17.2
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How to install CUDA 9.1 on Mint 18.3?

I'm running Linux Mint 18.3 "Cinnamon" and want to install CUDA 9.1 and NVIDIA.
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Bring up shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line

How can I bring up the shutdown menu of Cinnamon via command line? Note: I don't want the user menu. This menu for switching or logging out a user is brought up via Ctrl+Alt+Del.
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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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Show in folder does not select file

In various applications when I do "show file in folder" it simply open the file-manager (nemo) but does not select the actual file. How can I make show in folder also select the file?
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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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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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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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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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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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Remove Text from Active Programs in Panel

In the panel, how can I remove the text next to the icons of my active programs? All I want to show is the icon. Specifically, in the example below, I want to get rid of where it says "Disc...", "p2-...