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What Cinnamon version do you use? As far as I know, their latest version can do this seamlessly. In my Linux Mint 14 I can just use CtrlAltUp to show all workspaces, and then click + button on the right edge of the screen to add new workspace. You may want to check cinnamon 1.6 release page. Clem already explained how to do this over there.


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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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Most terminals can be launched using the geometry switch allowing you to specify terminal's size and position (COLUMNSxROWS+X+Y) e.g.: gnome-terminal --geometry 73x31+100+300 or xterm -geometry 93x31+100+350 If you want to make the above permanent, copy the terminal launcher (terminal's .desktop file) from /usr/share/applications/ to ~/.local/share/...


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It looks like it is here: ~/.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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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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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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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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With MATE, you can create new panels and drag them to the second monitor (to enable drag, uncheck "Expand" in the properties, also uncheck "Autohide and "Show hide buttons"). Then, if you add a "Window List" on each display, it will manage each display's windows separately. This is very nice except that the Workspace Switcher still operates on both ...


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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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To change the default filemanager you can edit the file ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list Don't know how to specify thunar but to use nemo over nautilus I do this: thomas@localhost ~> cat .local/share/applications/mimeapps.list [Added Associations] inode/directory=nemo.desktop; Also if you are curious why the wrong filemanager is started if ...


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This is now possible (UPDATE #2) Cinnamon now has this functionnality. To save you the trouble of reading this long answer, you can directly go to nedim's Unfortunately Cinnamon does not appear to have this functionality, (yet?). It only shows a panel on your primary monitor. There are several issues on the project's Github page that are requesting it. ...


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


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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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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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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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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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Yes, Gnome overrides the xkb X settings. You can set xkb layout/options in Gnome either using the CLI tools gsettings/dconf or via the GUI tool dconf-editor. So, using gsettings, open a terminal and run: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources sources "[('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'us+altgr-intl'), ('xkb', 'us+colemak')]" and gsettings set org.gnome....


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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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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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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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In cinnamon 3.8.x the glass.log 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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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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See source at https://github.com/tobiasquinn/gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom Install for Ubuntu: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tobias-quinn/gsmz sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-shell-mousewheel-zoom mousewheelzoom & Done. Zoom with Alt+Mousewheel. Update 2015-03-17: Since around Cinnamon 2.2 API has changed so much that the Gnome Shell ...


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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 Settings". *Depending ...


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To answer my own question: Ignacio's answer takes care of the large icon on the system menu, and the taskbar launcher if you add one. Changing the icon on the taskbar button/panel button took more digging. Uninstalling the 'native' Firefox from LMDE (sudo apt-get remove firefox) and installing the tar.gz from http://getfirefox.com still left me with the ...


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From the Gnome section of the Arch Linux Wiki: You can trick GNOME into using another file browser by editing the Exec line in /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop. See the correct parameters in the .desktop file of the file manager of your choice, e.g.: /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop [...] Exec=thunar %F OR Exec=pcmanfm %U [...]


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