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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 bottom edges of all monitors should get highlighted and a new panel will be set up where you click. It works perfectly. Here is a github post from when it was ...


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


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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 command, evince /path/to/file.pdf, or whichever PDF viewer you want to use. Close the menu editor and right-click on your new menu item, selecting Add to Panel. ...


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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. To open Melange, right click on the task bar in Cinnamon and then select Troubleshoot → Looking Glass.


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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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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 $ gsettings get org.cinnamon number-workspaces 12 GUI: Open dconf-editor, navigate to org/cinnamon/number-workspaces, set the new value. Log out and log back in ...


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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 --sort "Monospace" Reference: man fc-match fc-match matches pattern (empty pattern by default) using the normal fontconfig matching rules to ...


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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 typical desktop functionality with this setup versus the 'single desktop spread over two monitors' configuration. [For example, you can't drag a window from one ...


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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 dragging will take up the full, half, or quarter of the screen. But when you use the modifier key (Ctrl by default) to switch to snapping mode, the window you ...


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I found the solution here. The sound played is /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga. So simply renaming that file stops it from being played: sudo mv /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/camera-shutter.oga \ /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/damn-camera-shutter.oga That's it, next time you take a screenshot, it will be done in ...


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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 cinnamon. Now, the GNOME Shell - and by extension, Cinnamon - will respond to SIGHUP by completely reinitializing. It's basically the same as typing r into the AltF2 ...


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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 way to do it (and avoid all of the above) is via a custom sound theme that disables2 the default sound file used by gnome-screenshot (the name of the file is ...


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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" applet select it and press "Add to panel" button some running applications might need to be restarted in order to appear in the tray


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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 an application that creates an Recent Files entry, that and the old list of files will be written to that file again. What you want to do is make an alias or ...


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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 of your current modifier setup. Hopefully, one of those lines won't have any keys listed; generally that will be mod3. Assuming that's the case, you can enable ...


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


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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.disable_ipv6=1 disables IPv6 until reboot.


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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 whole "adding shortcut" thing, until I thought to try that. As a bonus, it brings the app icon along as well.


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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 WINDOW_ANIMATION_TIME = 0; then restart cinnamon by Alt+F2, input r and Enter And you can set bigger number to make animation slower.


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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 will work at most steps in the following commands. Get info: gsettings get org.cinnamon.desktop.background picture-uri gsettings get org.cinnamon.desktop....


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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*geometry: 90x30+0+540 Note: The first two options (COLUMNSxROWS) depend on your font type/size. Furthermore, it also depends on the resolution of your Display, as ...


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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 many times on Cinnamon for example. Anyway, there are loads of alternatives out there, just search for "linux chat" on your favorite search engine. You haven't ...


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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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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 this question. maybe someone else faces this problem.


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From language-bar select "Keyboard Layout settings", "Region and Language Settings" or the like. Then select: Layouts -> Options ... -> Key(s) to change layout Check off desired key-combination. If language-bar is not present go to: Menu -> (System tools)* -> System Settings -> Keyboard -> Typing click on "Layout ...


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You can also use the context menu on the Workspace switcher applet:


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Under Linux Mint 16 "Petra" Cinnamon, I had a similar problem. Removing the Keyboard shortcuts under gnome-control-center and cinnamon-control-center had no effect. Solution that worked for me: run dconf-editor navigate to org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings for panel-main-menu, replace ['<Alt>F1'] with [] logout & login (props to Nick Fortescue @ ...


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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 xkb_symbols "basic" { section. do not worry if that second line is not there, it is only there for some languages and was not there for us on my system. ... ...


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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 in "snap mode") maximize the other window: it will fit in the space remaining after the "snapped" window resize the snapped window until you're happy The other ...


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[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 to the bottom of ~/.xbindkeysrc: # Previous desktop "dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.Cinnamon /org/Cinnamon org.Cinnamon.switchWorkspaceLeft" ...


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