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 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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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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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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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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plugging in a USB device resets keyboard layout

I'm using Manjaro Linux with the Cinnamon desktop. I chose English as system language during the installation and set the keyboard layout afterwards to another language. Every time I plug in a USB ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Updating Linux Mint Repositories

Support for Linux Mint 15 (Olivia), Cinnamon (Ubuntu based) has ended. I do not want to upgrade to Mint 16 and have to reconfigure all my settings (which have taken me months to get everything the ...
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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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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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How to replace GNOME with Cinnamon in Fedora19

I am having Fedora19 with GNOME interface. I am not at all comfortable with GNOME3 and want to remove it completely and use Cinnamon instead. Can i do that? I am asking this, because i have heard ...
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What to do when your Linux Mint 13 screen locks up with Cinnamon

It's not all that uncommon for the display to lock up or just get weird on Linux Mint 13 with Cinnamon and 3 displays.
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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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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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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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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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Brightness slider disappeared after cinnamon upgrade

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my system (Linux Mint 13). Cinnamon passed from 1.4 to 2.0.14. However the slider to control the screen brightness disappeared. I tried to follow this answer Adjusting ...
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Cinnamon vs. “System Settings” duplicate shorcut setting modules?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon. I want to change some keyboard shortcuts, so I type "keyboard" in the search bar, and the "System Settings" -> All -> Keyboard menu shows up. However, if I ...
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Mint desktop broken after update

I am running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon desktop environment. After automatically applying upgrades from update manager and restarting the system, Cinnamon UI is broken. Unfortunately I don't remember ...
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Control key does funny things

I switched from Windows to Linux Mint LMDE 64 with Cinnamon as window manager a few weeks ago on my Lenovo W510 notebook (but have good Linux knowledge from work about 10 years ago). All is fine so ...
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Grouping application icons on cinnamon (with Ubuntu)

In cinnamon you can add applets to a panel. One of the applets is for showing application icons. However, this applet displays all icons next to each other. I would like to have an applet that shows ...
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Is there a way to have a `focused window border` in Cinnamon like there is in xmonad?

My colleague uses Arch Linux with xmonad and he has this awesome red border thing around the active window: Is there a way to have something similar in Linux Mint's Cinnamon to have a better visual ...
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Linux Mint 18 Scroll Direction Stuck

I just installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, 64 Bit. I can't seem to get touchpad scrolling to be "normal" (instead of "natural"). In System Settings, I've tried toggling the "Reverse scrolling direction" ...
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How do I switch desktop enviroments with out logging out?

I have recently had an issue with Cinnamon and am using Mate. What I want to know is, is there a way to switch back and forth between gui environments with out logging out? This is a Linux mint ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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No hibernate option - Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Since the time I've moved to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, I'v never had the hibernate option. I tried following instructions at http://www.linuxandlife.com/2012/06/how-to-enable-hibernation-in-linux-mint....
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The font-rendering in Mint 15 / Cinnamon looks too light

So I tried some ways. I installed my favorite font (a bind of MS-Yahei and Consolas), and it looks light and not clean on the screen. Compared to my previous choice Xubuntu, the font on Xubuntu looks ...