Cinnamon is a DE released as one of the new interfaces of Linux Mint 13. It is characterized by its use of the classic desktop metaphor.

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How to control scroll bar behavior in Cinnamon?

I'm running a Debian 8 machine. I believe its running Cinnamon as the window manager: $ wmctrl -m Name: Mutter (Muffin) Class: N/A PID: N/A Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: N/A When a ...
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How do I disable the keyboard shortcut for menu in Linux Mint 13?

I use gnome-do a lot and usually I summon it using [Super] + [Space]. It works just fine on my desktop PC (Linux Mint 11) but on my new ThinkPad T420 (Linux Mint 13) it didn't work that well. I had to ...
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Linux Mint - Deleted Bottom Panel - How To Un-Delete?

So, being the explorer I am, I accidentally clicked the wrong thing. The Panel at the bottom of the screen on Linux Mint using Cinnamon Desktop, I right clicked and selected either delete or remove (...
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Fingerprint login (fprintd) “OK” dialogue on Linux Mint 17.3

After wrestling with Fingerprint-GUI for quite a while I decided to dump it this morning after finding fprintd. fprintd started working immediately, but I'd love to make a couple tweaks if they're ...
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Change screen dpi in Linux Mint 15?

I just installed Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon in a VM on my Retina Macbook Pro. It all works just fine, but I'm currently bound to running it at 1280x800 because otherwise all the text becomes illegibly ...
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How to set cinnamon preferences in command line?

I am using LinuxMint 17 (Qiana) with Cinnamon, and I am creating a script to re-create my system in case my computer dies or I need to migrate computers. Its easy to make a script to install/remove ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Is there any effect on performance when using the Cinnamon desktop environment in Ubuntu instead of Unity?

Cinnamon is a famous DE stick with Linux Mint. People say Linux Mint's performance is better than Ubuntu on under-powered system. I am using laptop Dell Vostro 2420 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, ...
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Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open a Terminal in Cinnamon 1.6

I just updated to the stable version of Cinnamon 1.6 in Ubuntu 12.04 x64, but I found a bug which just get's me out of my skin. The key combination CtrlAltT which is supposed to open up the Terminal ...
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Send keyboard shortcuts to guest and not host after switching workspaces on Linux

I have several workspaces inside an XFCE (though this also happened with Cinnamon). Each workspace is used exclusively for a VM in fullscreeen mode. My problem is that whenever I switch to a different ...
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Nvidia driver installation disables Cinnamon desktop

In Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop, after installing the Nvidia drivers it reverts to the gnome desktop. If I try to manually restart Cinnamon from the command line I get the error: Xlib: ...
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How to override GTK3 / Gnome Shell themes per application

I'm using both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) on Fedora 17 with the dark theme Blapple. Quite a few applications can't handle dark themes very good. In Gnome 2 I had a simple solution for these ...
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System load indicator (CPU/memory/io) in Linux Mint Cinnamon?

Can I place a system load indicator in the taskbar? Something similar to this: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/saucy/indicator-multiload/ but for Linux Mint. Ideally, it should display ...
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Skype overwrites ~/.config/Skype/Skype.conf settings on each incoming call (Ubuntu)

I have encountered the "hidden answer pop-up" issue while using skype for linux on multiple monitors. I found a way to configure where the popup appears by editing ~/.config/Skype/Skype.conf, and ...
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see minimized windows on lower panel

I've 2 panels on cinnamon desktop. Upper has been at the beginning, lower has been added by me. I'd like to have applets' icons on the upper panel (as they are) but minimized windows - on the lower ...
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Layout switching in Fedora 23 Cinnamon OnKeyUp

On my system I use Shift+Ctrl to switch layout. But it "catches" my shortcut OnKeyDown event, and if I want use Shift+Ctrl+T in Terminal (to open a new tab) – it switches layout and sends to terminal ...
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How do I prevent home folder files and folder from showing on the desktop as icons in Linux Mint 15?

I have a fresh install of Mint 15 with Cinnamon and I can't find an option to hide all icons on the desktop. In settings->Desktop there are only options to show/hide the home folder, trash, etc, but ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint - Remember window positions and sizes

In Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3, I would like to lock in the size and position of windows for specific apps, especially Nemo or Nautilus. How might I do that?
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How to make the mouse movement slower in Linux Mint Rebecca

How to make the mouse movement slower in Linux Mint Rebecca? Im using Cinnamon, but cannot find if there is Settings for mouse cursor movement? I found it quite fast than normal. How to make it a lil ...
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Photoshop CS2 doesn´t work on Linux Mint 17 via Wine (initializing tools forever)

Currently trying to install Photoshop CS2 via Wine on an Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-Bit x86_64. ---------------------------------what I tried so far---------------------------------- I tried ...
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Stuttering sound, Cinnamon Mint 17.3, Dell Dimension T3500

This overpowered six-Xeon, 12GB ECC machine with Cinnamon Mint 17.3 installed on two 7200 rpm Barracudas (160GB and 1TB), suffers from s-s-s-severe stuttering sound playback. Chipset: Intel X58+ ICH10....
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Downloads folder keeps coming back after I delete it

My downloads folder keeps coming back after I delete it. I want to have my home directory setup so that it looks like the following: desktop documents loads Per this answer I have changed my ~/....
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How do I disable the huge clown mouse cursor when using a QHD display?

I recently purchased a large QHD monitor for some screen real estate. Unfortunately, as soon as (I'm assuming) Cinnamon noticed the 2560x1440 resolution, it went and blew my cursor up to an annoyingly ...
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Disable Alt + F1 keyboard shortcut in Cinnamon

I am running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon. Currently Alt + F1 opens the 'Expo' mode, showing all workspaces. I would simply like to unbind/disable this shortcut. Where can I do this? I have searched ...
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Linux Cinnamon Mint 17.3 - panel applet broken

Ever since the update to 17.3, the update manager of cinnamon mint in the panel no longer shows a blue insert with the number of pending updates when an update is available, as 17.2 did. I have ...
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Cinnamon for CentOS?

I was trying to install Cinnamon from Source code in a CentOS v.6.4. Unfortunately, I was stumbling upon dependencies that were becoming weird each and every time. Some of them, I tried to build, ...
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How can I remove 'docked' items in the Cinnamon menu (“start”) bar on Linux Mint?

In the menu which appears when you click the Menu item on the taskbar in Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon), you can dock items on the left, by dragging them to the area (there are some default already, like ...
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Desktop folder disappeared from Mint 17.2 64-bit

There was a directory /home/mybrother/Desktop , until today when I was at work, but now it is gone from my brother's Cinnamon Mint 64-bit 17.2 machine. All the subdirectories which were beneath it ...
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VirtualBox -Linux Mint Cinnamon crashes

I dual boot Windows and Linux Mint on the same computer. I spend most of my time in Windows, only occasionally rebooting to Mint. I got tired of rebooting and set up a VirtualBox VM to launch my ...
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Linux mint bug - Theme changed (and cant change back) and slow loading drivers

It's not the easiest thing to explain, but basically I have linux mint 15 (Nadia) on my desktop, running Cinnamon. When I started it up the other day, the layout of the UI was different (taskbar at ...
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Does Installing Multiple DEs Slow Down Startup?

I'm considering downloading Cinnamon onto my current Fedora installation, as GNOME seems to be bugging out on me lately. However, I do not intend on getting rid of GNOME as I am afraid of screwing up ...
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How to style window borders in Linux Mint w/ Cinnamon?

I've noticed that all the themes leave me with those large gray/metal window borders, which I really don't like. How can I edit this, and why do most themes simply change how the taskbar looks?
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How can I keep the title bar showing in Fedora (Cinnamon desktop) when a window is maximized?

I tried Fedora the other day and one thing which really annoyed me is how the title bar on windows disappears when I maximize them. I am using the Cinnamon desktop. How can I make it so the title bar ...
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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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Linux mint black screen after installing extension

I have been running my linux without problems up until now and when I tried to install specific extension, everything but my mouse cursor was frozen. Restarting my PC didn't do any good - black screen ...
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Changing Linux desktop's environment variables without re-login

I'm setting a particular environment variable in my .bashrc, and, once I source it, it is available both in the shell itself and in gVim instances that I start from the shell. But, if I start a gVim ...
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How to toggle the auto-hiding of the taskbar in Cinnamon?

I'm looking for a way to quickly toggle the autohide of the taskbar in Cinnamon (running on a netbook). Would it be possible to do it either directly using a shortcut, or maybe scripting and then ...
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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System load and keylock Indicator will not autostart in Linux Mint 17

I just switched to Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon from Ubuntu 14 and I do like the interface more! After installing I started configuring and adding all apps I use. I installed indicator-keylock and indicator-...
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Kernel error when installing Linux Mint

I'm getting this error: "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU" I have enabled: Virtualization in BIOS VT-x Nested Paging IO-APIC but I still get this problem ...
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Increase mouse speed in Linux Mint beyond its default maximum?

So I've tried Googling this, but all I see is a lot of questions about how to slow down the mouse speed. I'm accustomed to my mouse moving quite a bit faster than the fastest setting on Mint. Is ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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Arch Linux Cinnamon Network manager can not recognize certificate

I recently switched to Cinnamon, everything works fine other than the fact that I could not connect to the wifi in my university because of I cannot choose the certificate. Here are images of what is ...
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Connect to Linux Mint 16 inbuilt desktop sharing (cinnamon) from Windows 7

How do I easily connect to the inbuilt remote desktop sharing in Linux Mint 16 (running cinnamon). I want to connect from windows 7.
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Maximize window when dragged to top in Mint/Cinnamon

In Windows 7, when I drag a window to the top of the screen, it maximizes. In Mint, however, it takes only the upper half of the screen. Can I make it maximize instead, line in Windows?
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Setting Mouse Resolution at Startup

My mouse is way too fast, so I have to slow the Coordinate Transformation Matrix of the mouse down. I can do it manually using xinput, and setting the appropriate prop. However, I run into issues ...
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How to format Date and Time to display in All Caps?

I am using Linux Mint 17, with the Cinnamon desktop environment. I was hoping there was some way to format the Date and Time to display the Month (abbreviated) and the Day of the week (abbreviated) in ...
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Adding Date & Time to Cinnamon panel on Mint

I accidentally removed the Time displayed in Cinnamon's system tray on my Linux Mint, and am not sure how to add it back. It doesn't seem to be available among the options in the Applets window (that ...
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Linux Mint loses Window Focus

I recently installed Linux Mint 13 64bit with Cinamon Desktop and run into a weird problem. It's about losing Mouse-Focus if more than one Window are open. For Example, I open up Chromium, play ...