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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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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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fedora with cinnamon desktop: ibus pinyin only works if system locale is switched to chinese

I am having a weird issue with ibus-pinyin. I am running Fedora 28 with the Cinnamon desktop (dnf groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"), and i occasionally type Chinese. I installed ibus and ibus-pinyin, a ...
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How to completely disable light-locker and replace it with GDM lockscreen

I am using cinnamon and I really like it but the only problem I have is I do not want light-locker every time I do ctrl + alt + l I want the gdm lockscreen to show when I press those keys. I tried to ...
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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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Linux Mint 19's Panel - Hide text of open programs?

I know this was possible in past versions, but the latest have removed that feature. Is it possible to hide the program name of open programs on the Cinnamon taskbar in Mint 19, while still showing ...
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Cinnamon, System Settings, Windows: Right side title bar button: 'Sticky'?

In the Cinnamon desktop, if you open System Settings> Windows, you can then set the Right side title bar buttons There are 6 choices for each button: Menu -Shows pull down menu Close ...
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Run Linux dual booted (Windows) on VMware?

I have a dual boot Linux and Windows 10 setup on two separate disks on my laptop and I want to access my Linux OS without leaving Windows so I thought why not create a virtual machine on VMware and ...
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In Linux Mint, how do I see my recently installed applications?

I'd like to see a list of the programs I recently installed. Can this be done or is there an extension to support such a feature? I am using Cinnamon 19 Tara. Thanks.
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An application comes with a .desktop file; how do I use it?

I'm using the mate-panel on Devuan 2.0 ASCII (~= Debian 9.0 Stretch). I've downloaded this (binary) application which I've placed in /opt/the_app. I have a link to its binary under /usr/local/bin/...
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Cinnamon moves all windows to primary monitor when unlocking screen

I run Cinnamon with two 4K monitors. Every time I unlock my screen, all open windows move back the primary monitor. How can I make these existing windows remember their position? This is a desktop ...
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How do I avoid “Cinnamon just crashed … running in Fallback Mode”?

I'm running Devuan 2.0 (ASCII, same as Debian 9 Stretch basically), and have manually installed nVIDIA CUDA 9.2 and its accompanying drivers (version 396.26). My system has on-boars Intel graphics, ...
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Cinnamon - How to fix dark inputs in web browser when using a dark theme?

I'm currently using the Adapta-Nokto theme on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. When using any dark theme (specifically the Controls portion of it), some web inputs (presumably those with some form of ...
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How to stop Gnome Keyring from asking for Login password, like it used to?

Previously, Gnome Keyring only asked for the Default Keyring password when I attempted to launch Chrome. I tried playing around with settings in Seahorse to see if there was a work around for this, ...
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Black screen after login in Gnome

I made a fresh install of Fedora 28 (kernel 4.17) on my Thinkpad P50 with NVidia Quadro M1000M. I have had trouble with external screen (did not work) so I decided to install proprietary NVidia ...
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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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How to raise/lower window via mouse in Cinnamon?

Compiz has an option to bind a mouse shortcut (eg, Alt+Button7) to raise or lower the window under the mouse. I find this a very useful way to switch windows. Is there any way to replicate this ...
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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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Linux Mint blank desktop environment

I am running Linux Mint 18.3 with the Cinnamon desktop. I just ran a steam update. Afterwards my Cinnamon desktop is gone. The only thing showing is the wallpaper. I can open up applications that ...
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How do I rebind the “Show position of pointer when the Control key is pressed” to left click?

I am on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit and I want to show highlight the pointer when I press click, to highlight the mouse in recordings. I tried KeyMon for this but it is pretty buggy: the highlight ...
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Change terminal emulator icon based on running program

I have started using more "ncurses" style applications, like vim and ipython that run directly from the terminal emulator. As a result, I frequently have multiple terminal applications open, but the ...
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Linux freezes during I/O load [closed]

I use Linux Mint with Dell XPS 15 as work laptop and build a large Android application using gradle. With all optimizations it still uses almost all available RAM (16 GB) and starting to use SWAP ...
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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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Why are there pipe characters '|' and square bracket characters '[' ']' in my Cinnamon window names? How to disable them?

I was puzzled why there were pipe and square bracket characters in my Cinnamon window titles in the panel. Eg. Firefox window title showing as "| Firefox" or "[ Firefox ]" Why are they there, and ...
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Cannot redirect output of command to file when called by keyboard shortcut in Cinnamon

I can call this from the terminal: echo 'hello' > ~/Desktop/testing And I get the expected output. However, when I try to create a keyboard shortcut in Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 (via System ...
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Export Application List from LInux Mint Startmenu

Is it possible to export to a text file a list with all the applications that appear in Linux Mint Startmenu ? I need that in order to know what programs there are installed on my PC (without ...
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Second monitor as second workspace on Cinnamon

I am having an issue with the second monitor attached to my laptop. The monitor appears in Display, can be selected and it does work, but I intend to use it as a different workspace. The nVidia X ...
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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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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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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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Disabling the Cinnamon Systray is not possible?

I want to replace the Cinnamon Panel with tint2. Unfortunately, I cant get the tint2 systray running, as the Cinnamon process is already using it. I removed all panels, but Cinnamon is still ...
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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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What are the things removed to make Linux Mint lightweight from Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is upstream to Linux Mint and with that, I saw Linux Mint is lightweight since it has unnecessary bloatwares removed which we had in Ubuntu. Ubuntu Gnome takes 780MB of RAM in idle usage while ...
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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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Troubleshoot Cinnamon window list entries appearing temporarily

Background https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WI-39812 Something in the application is causing a window or entry to temporarily appear on the task bar (or "Window list" in my panel). The ...
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Cinnamon desktop crashes when switching from intel gpu to nvidia at boot

I have a laptop with two GPUs that's running Linux Mint with the cinnamon de. I created a primitive script that I set to run at boot via systemctl, which sets the active GPU to nvidia if AC power is ...
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freeze while turning monitor off with xrandr

Question: How to turn one monitor off without freezeing the other? My specs are below. I have two monitors. I want to turn my left monitor off, but when i run: xrandr --output DVI-0 --off my left ...
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Printer reverts to being disabled?

I have a Brother HL-L8260CDW printer connected via USB to a machine running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. The printer works fine -- however after a time period it becomes "unplugged". In order to get it ...
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Alt+Fx change to console x instead of triggering special functions (Debian + Cinnamon) [closed]

After a recent upgrade (Debian sid + Cinnamon) the Keycombination AltFx changes to console x, e.g. AltF4 brings up tty4 instead of triggering the function attached to this combination, in this case ...
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Cinnamon crashes if I disable hardware acceleration

If I disable hardware acceleration like described here and reboot my Linux Mint machine, I get an error that Cinnamon crashed and that I'm running in fallback mode. Does anyone know how I can make ...
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How do I disable the profile picture on the lock screen in Cinnamon

I've tried changing my profile picture and now the lock screen shows a profile picture there. Setting it to the previous one doesn't help. How do I get rid of the profile picture?
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Connected, but no internet when resuming — works after reboot

I can connect to known networks, but do not have internet upon resuming (from suspension). The connection will be fine after a reboot. I am running Mint 18.2, kernel 4.10.0-35-generic. Edit: It is ...
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Linux mint. Letters missing from title bar

I am running Linux Mint with the desktop. In my title bar, a few letters are missing What can I do to fix this. Thanks
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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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Upgrading dependencies issue with Cinnamon

I'm facing an issue when I'm trying to upgrade my Arch Linux system the new version of the package cinnamon-translations-3.6.2.1 it gets stuck during an upgrade. When I run pacman -Syu I get this ...
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Why doesn't this .desktop file run on startup?

I'm trying to get the sensors command to run in a console on startup on my Linux Mint 18.2 setup. I've put the following sensors.desktop file into my login user's .config/autostart directory: [...
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Start Bluetooth gui from terminal

What is the name of the gui cinnamon uses to create a Bluetooth control panel? Can I start that same app from terminal instead of using bluetoothctl? I have bluez installed, I've paired my device with ...
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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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Properly defined alias or function instead of `sudo nemo .`

OS: Linux Mint 18.x Cinnamon 64-bit Say, I would like to run nemo, the default file manager in Cinnamon, with normal sudo, and in current working directory: sudo nemo . Problems: It shows ...
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StructureNotifyMask interferes with other windows on linux Mint

I'm attempting to capture all keyboard input based on the code from this answer. The actual key capturing is working fine. However, running the code on Linux Mint Cinnamon causes other issues: I'm ...