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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 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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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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Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, when using shortcut, SUPER key seems stucked sometimes

I am using Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon, and have shortcuts: SHIFT-SUPER-F7 Decrease opacity SUPER-L Lock screen SUPER-D Show desktop Sometimes, after typing SHIFT+SUPER+F7it works, and the ...
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Cinnamon / closing two Chrome tabs instead of one

Sometimes when I click the middle button (circle) of the mouse on the chrome tab, in order to close one tab, instead of closing one tab, two are closed - this clicked and the neighboring one on the ...
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How do I set standard behavior for common shortcuts in Cinnamon?

I use the Cinnamon desktop environment, but shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + T for opening the Terminal or Prt Sc for Print Screen don't work. How can I set these two shortcuts in the Cinnamon desktop ...
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Indicator-cpufreq doesn't start on login

If I run indicator-cpufreq in the console it will start up just like it is supposed to and appear in the panel. However, if I place the same command in the startup programs it doesn't appear on ...
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Cinnamon / open folders with single or double clicks

By default, I have set the graphics environment so that I open folders and files by double-clicking. This is the way that I prefer. However, sometimes folders open at a single click... It is so ...
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How to make cinnamon show active programms with bars

I have an installation of f30 in which I've installed Cinnamon. When running a program instead of having it displayed with bars (or text next to the icon) as shown for instance I get the following ...
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Linux Mint 19.1->19.2 upgrade broke Cinnamon - driver issue?

Updating broke Cinnamon for me. I was on 19.1 Tessa, Cinnamon edition, and updated to 19.2 through the Update Manager. Now when I boot I get the message “Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently ...
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Reverse num lock indicator LED on Debian with Cinnamon [duplicate]

I am using a Debian-based Linux flavor with some corporate customizations, with Cinnamon as the desktop manager. I would like to reverse the LED on my keyboard that indicates whether Num Lock is on in ...
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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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cinnamon-settings not working: ImportError: cannot import name 'HTTPSConnection'

I am running Linux mint and since some time, my cinnamon settings apps no longer work [e.g. Display, Backgrounds, etc]. Running it in a terminal I found the following issue. $ cinnamon-settings ...
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Cut/Paste stopped working for me

I am using Debian Sid/unstable. After a rather large set of installation (changing desktop from cinnamon to gnome) I got a completely non-functional clipboard. I literally cannot copy/paste in any ...
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Keyboard shortcut with 'fn' combination in cinnamon

My keyboard has several Fn key shortcuts and I can use combinations like Fn+F3 to increase the volume, Fn+F9 to reduce brightness and it works. There are some combinations that do nothing or are ...
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how to disable auto login in Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

I would like to disable the auto-logon feature on my Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon box. I have tried all the answers to This question (same question, older Mint) None have worked. How do you disable auto-...
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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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Unable to open X display when launching Cinnamon

I installed Arch Linux and I'm unable to start Cinnamon. I can use startx and it has that green-y interface. I've tried searching with not much luck. I try to start it with cinnamon Failed to init ...
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Notifications about X input device changes

I am developing an applet for Cinnamon which lets me enable/disable the touchscreen of my laptop. This also shows the current status of the touchscreen. Currently I am using synchronous calls to the ...
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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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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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Themes app not showing preview for installed GTK themes (Window borders and Controls) in Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon in Ubuntu using a ppa. The problem I have is that newly installed GTK themes won't show previews in Themes application. Here are the screenshots. .As you can see the Window ...
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mouse sensitivity not working and input lag in games (linux mint cinnamon)

I'm using a fresh install of Linux Mint Cinnamon on my Acer Aspire E15 Laptop. [E5-575G53T1] Everything works fine, except for mouse input, which is completely broken in multiple ways. 1. My mouse ...
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Linux Mint - add file type to “new file” context menu category

I am trying to add a new file extension to cinnamon's new file menu right click create new document I would like to add entries in this list I remember that I have done this before based on a ...
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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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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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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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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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Can’t boot laptop (Linux Mint)

I was watching YouTube with Tor Browser, when the storage on my computer got full. This happened yesterday and the storage got emptied again after a while. The program that shows what files use up ...
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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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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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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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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 to disable audio sink notifications from Firefox on Cinnamon?

Using Firefox 64 with Cinnamon (4.0.8) on Arch Linux. Since upgrading to Firefox 62, I'm getting a system notification saying "input AudioIPC Server x%" whenever I start or stop playing media in ...
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Pragha doesn't integrate with Cinnamon 3.8

When I was using Manjaro, Pragha would automatically integrate with Cinnamon, and clicking the volume icon in tray would bring up media controls like play/stop. In Debian testing with Cinnamon 3.8 ...
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XRDP single session per user

I would love to have a Linux CentOS 7.6 system here in the office where all users connect to and work on. But... there is a catch. Default XRDP sessions work nicely in a way that from a single machine ...
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How to get fonts into Libre Office Writer

I have some fonts on my system that I wish to use in Writer. They are present in the file system, but do not appear in the Libre Office fonts list. I can see them when I run fc-list $ fc-list | grep ...
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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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How can I check that Cinnamon is in Tile mode in command line?

There is a window selection mode, or Tile mode in Cinnamon, enabled with ctrl+alt+down_arrow by default. In my bash script I need to check that this mode is currently active (user pressed shortcut ...
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Make app open to default size with cinnamon desktop, on Linux Mint 19.1

I am using Linux Mint 19.1, with the Cinnamon desktop. I am wondering if there is a way to force an application to open the window to a specific size (specifically the nemo file manager). In ...
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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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Cinnamon crashes on shut down or logout

Since upgrading from Debian stable (stretch) to testing (buster), Cinnamon has been crashing when I try to shutdown or logout using the Cinnamon menu. I get the message "Cinnamon has crashed. Would ...
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I do not want a debian interface [duplicate]

Today I set up an old portable pc to be a dedicated machine I have installed debian and at installation process I have chose Cinnamon for graphical interface Now my system is configured and working ...
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Programmatically change the attributes of desktop icons

Whenever I happen to add / remove an icon from my (Cinnamon) desktop, the others either get shuffled seemingly at random, from being sorted by name or resized, or at least the new icons will be ...
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Remove power / shutdown button from Cinnamon menu for standard users

I would like to prevent my children from powering off our Linux Mint 19 desktop pc. I have them set-up as standard users. I would like them to log off but not shutdown. I can't find where to set this ...
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Cinnamon Alt-Tab shortcut not picking up xkb mapping Backslash to Tab

I'm using Cinnamon 3.6.7 and trying to map my physical Backslash key to work like a "right tab" button. All I did was use setxkbmap -print to generate a short keymap file, then put replace key <...
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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 window opened ...
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How to restart the Fedora + Cinnamon desktop from the command line?

In the Fedora+Cinnamon desktop, ALT+F2 opens a command window, and then entering a "r" causes the window session to be restarted, without terminating the login or any of the other running tasks. What ...
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How to use the Cinnamon panel when using Awesome Window Manager in Cinnamon?

I am using cinnamon 2.2.16-1, awesome 3.5.5-1 and awesome-cinnamon from the Arch Linux AUR. The awesome-cinnamon package basically just creates the .desktop and .session files to load cinnamon with ...
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How can I keep brightness from always resetting to 5% on reboot?

In Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, after reboot, brightness is always 5%. This occurred twice with new installs. I can reset brightness in the Power Management, but I don't want to do it each time. This line, ...
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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 ...