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Adding the Cinnamon panel to the second monitor

In Cinnamon 2.6 and later you can have additional panels in any monitor without installing additional software. Just right-click the panel, click on Modify panel ... and then on Add panel. The top and ...
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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

It's in ~/.xsession-errors Prior to Cinnamon 3.8.8 it was ~/.cinnamon/glass.log
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How to add shortcut to Cinnamon taskbar

A simple GUI method: Right-click Menu and then click Configure. Click Open the Menu Editor. Optionally create a new folder for your custom links. Create a new item that opens the file, using the ...
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Change desktop wallpaper from terminal

This is the correct answer to the question. Anything else would just be a hack gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri "file:///filename"
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Where is the Cinnamon LookingGlass log?

In Cinnamon 3.8.x the glass.log file was combined into the ~/.xsession-errors file. You can view and filter only (looking)glass.log entries on the Log tab of the Melange-Cinnamon Debugger application. ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

The other solution1 has some inconveniences: - it requires root access - it's a global change so it affects all users - upgrading sound-theme-freedesktop restores the file For the record, the proper ...
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What is the difference between tiling and snapping windows on Linux Mint cinnamon

I was wondering the same thing and finally found the answer: Visually, the two modes have nearly identical behavior, which is why it's confusing. As you noticed in both modes, the window you're ...
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How do I change the number of available workspaces in Cinnamon?

For those who don't want to dynamically add workspaces by clicking some "hot corner": CLI: $ gsettings get org.cinnamon number-workspaces 4 $ gsettings set org.cinnamon number-workspaces 12 $ ...
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What is the GNOME Classic Monospace font?

You can use fc-match to see which fonts match that pattern: # fc-match "Monospace" DejaVuSansMono.ttf: "DejaVu Sans Mono" "Book" To see the whole priority list matching that pattern, use: fc-match -...
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Clear recent open file history on Linux Mint

The history is in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel but it is not sufficient to remove that file. If you do the Recent Files entry keeps on showing the files you accessed, and if you open a file with ...
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Separate workspaces on each monitor

Short answer: yes, you can do this. I have my (Fedora) desktop set up this way, each monitor is an independent display. It is the same 'desktop', in the X sense, but there are some limitations to ...
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PPA addition taking too long

I temporarily disabled IPv6 system-wide. It seems to be a DNS routing issue. I was able to use the hotspot on my phone to troubleshoot and the problems went away. sudo sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all....
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How to recover from desktop freeze without losing running windows?

I don't know what the Cinnamon guys renamed gnome-shell when they forked, so you'll have to find this out. It's probably either cinnamon-shell or cinnamon or something. I'll assume it's called ...
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App icons don't appear in system tray on Linux Mint 17.3

It was found that "System tray" applet was disabled in my system. Fixed in this way: enter app menu type "Applets" and press "Enter" button on "Installed Applets" tab search for "System tray" ...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

I'm not familiar with Cinnamon, but it should be possible to enable your Scroll Lock key. First, we need to see if you have a spare keyboard modifier slot. Run: xmodmap -pm That will print a list ...
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Linux Mint workspace switch time

I think the animation of switch workspace is annoying.So, in Cinnamon 3.0.7, I backup /usr/share/cinnamon/js/ui/windowManager.js and edit const WINDOW_ANIMATION_TIME = 0.25; to const ...
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xsession-errors on linux mint 17.2. No solutions found from similar questions

Have the same problem! The solution: Ctrl+Alt+F1 then login and: sudo apt-get install cinnamon sudo reboot
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Change desktop wallpaper from terminal

With Linux Mint 16 (not sure about other versions) you can use gsettings to both get information about your current wallpaper as well as set it. The man gsettings is a little thin, but TAB completion ...
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How to add shortcut to Cinnamon taskbar

There is another way to do this besides Christopher's method. I've tested it in Linux Mint 17.3. Simply find the application in the Menu and drag and drop into the launcher. I struggled with the ...
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How can I set the position that terminal opens at?

xterm Options Using Xresources or Xdefaults This is the general "syntax" for options that go into the ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults file: XTerm*geometry: COLUMNSxROWS+X+Y For example XTerm*...
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Why is the Scroll Lock key disabled in Cinnamon/Linux/Xorg?

Found the permanent way after a long night up with lots of half baked solutions. # backup your symbols file sudo cp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us{,.distribution} Add the following line in the ...
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Cinnamon Getting rid of CTRL-ALT-A shortcut

I had this issue on a brand new Linux Mint 19.1 install, I searched all possible system keybindings, to no avail - then, I found out that Ctrl-Alt-A was hijacked by Terminator, even if it was set to ...
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How can I talk with my acquaintance on Linux Cinnamon

First of all, what makes you think skype is not supported? While there are many good reasons not to use it, you can install it on Linux and the desktop environment you use is irrelevant. I've used it ...
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Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon cannot start a session

It's VirtualBox that is the problem. Fix: <Ctrl><Alt><F1> to get a shell and login to the prompt. Then: sudo apt-get remove virtualbox* Credit goes to: Mint forum
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Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon - How to disable [Super][Space]?

My first time answering, hopefully it is helpful and a functional solution is provided. So try this: Right-click anywhere on your panel to bring this menu: Press the "Panel edit mode". You ...
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How do I change the number of available workspaces in Cinnamon?

You can also use the context menu on the Workspace switcher applet:
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I can't open the terminal in Cinnamon

gnome terminal wasn't installed, i don't know if anyone is going to fix that, but i solved it by sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal and i posted my solution on launchpad, I'm not going to delete ...
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How to resize two windows at the same time in Cinnamon?

So, I discovered a sort of a workaround that enables me to do what I want, these are the steps: "snap" a window, by hitting Ctrl + Super + arrow key (same behavior as tiling a window, but this time ...
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Is there a way to hide a folder without changing its name?

Nemo uses GLib, so you should have access to the .hidden feature that it provides. Create a file named .hidden in the parent directory containing the files or directories that you want to hide, then ...
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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

[I think this is most appropriate to list as a separate answer, 2.5 years later] It is possible to do this with the assistance of xbindkeys. Install (#apt-get install xbindkeys), and then add this ...
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