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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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bind backslash to Tab, then Super + backslash back to backslash

TLDR: I bound my backslash button to tab using xkbcomp and setxkb. Is there a way for me to access the original functionality of the button using Super? I'm using Linux Mint with Cinnamon, and I have ...
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How to disable login and other system sounds in Linux Mint 19.1

This question has been asked before on this forum for an earlier version of Mint Disable Linux Mint system start sound? In the 19.1 Cinnamon startup menu there is no option "GNOME Login Sound". I'...
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I just restart my PC and I get an error “cinnamon just crashed fallback mode” I am a linux mint user

Error message I just restart my PC and I get an error "cinnamon just crashed fallback mode" I am a Linux Mint user. I tried to restart Cinnamon many times, but the error message still appears.
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I can't open terminal on Linux Mint

I don't know exactly what happened, I am using this PC for a few weeks, I installed a bunch of packages yesterday and suddenly a lot of bugs started to appear. After I boot the PC, select Linux Mint ...
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Is Cinnamon a desktop environment or a window manager? (Or both?)

As far as I understand it: X11 is how you draw primitive things; A (compositing) window manager is something that uses X11 to provide the tools for drawing more complex things, and position them in ...
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Cinnamon Mint - Remove password questions

I search for a way to remove password questions from the UI of Mint 19.1 Cinnamon / Mate. This is not about login / screensaver, this ones are already removed, but about the really much to much ...
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gnome/cinnamon: how to run application in terminal from file-manager

how can I set up my gnome/cinnamon desktop so that a certain file type is opened, by default, using a console application running in terminal?
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Is there a way to change the default, system wide folder color of a Linux Mint’s folder colors?

Well, I know that the folders’ colors on the Linux Mint (Cinnamon) are supposed to be green, as it makes a connection to the fact of the distro’s flavor. I am interested in changing the colors of the ...
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Is it possible to rollback / downgrade Linux Mint?

I have a box upgrade from Linux 18.3 to 19.1, and it does not display my preferred theme's widgets correctly. Is there a good way to downgrade the windowing and/or the whole installation back to how ...
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Switching to i3wm from Cinnamon

I want to change the way that windows are layed out in cinnamon but keep all of the other features like the panel icons and menu, and interface animations. I just want windows tiled and with the ...
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Manjaro gnome to cinnamon environment

I have a manjaro gnome and i was trying to install cinnamon using terminal all operations were successful then when logged out of gnome and switched to cinnamon nothing showed up shortcuts work but no ...
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Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon Wifi password not saved

On a fresh new Cinnamon install I need to re-enter my wifi password after each reboot. As advised here How to automatically connect WiFi In Mint 18.3 KDE? I selected 'Store the password for all ...
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install xfce panel items to cinnamon panel as applets

I am trying out to switch from XFCE to cinnamon as my desktop (on a debian install). I am used to the xfce workspace switcher and the corresponding workspace switcher in debian (or the workspace grid ...
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Windows Hide Tool Alternative for Cinnamon Desktop [closed]

So on Windows, there is this tool, Windows Hide Tool, that hides a window and also hides it on the taskbar and from Task Manager. There is nothing like that that I see on Linux. Are there alternatives ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon HiDPI scaled with xrandr — laggy interface?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19. I have two 4K monitors running their native display. Everything is too small for me. Then I turn on HiDPI scaling in the Cinnamon settings under General. This ...
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Installing Cinnamon DE on RHEL 7.5

I have a ThinkPad T580 running RHEL 7.5. I have installed epel repo and am trying to install cinnamon DE. I used the command sudo yum groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop" -y to install the DE. The process ...
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ubuntu (cinnamon) set shortcut to select keyboard layouts

I want to set a separate keyboard shortcut for each keyboard layout, and disable any shortcut that toggles between them. e.g. alt+shift+1 select keyboard layout US alt+shift+2 select keyboard ...
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How do I run cinnamon in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to change the desktop environment of Ubuntu to cinnamon? I only have gnome on this computer. I am using ubuntu 18.04.
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Software rendering mode in Mint 19 even with VirtualBox Guest Additions installed

I can't for the life of me figure this out... I've installed Mint 19 with Cinnamon on VirtualBox 5.2.22 (latest version I believe) and after installation, I then installed VirtualBox guest additions ...
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How to prevent programs stealing focus in Mint Linux 19?

I would like to prevent programs from stealing window focus in Mint Linux 19. I have tried changing the "Prevent focus stealing" option in the Windows preferences dialog (see screenshot below), but it ...
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Need right-click on MacBook with Linux Mint 19 (Intel mid-2010)

Command+Click on a newly installed Intel MacBook (Mid-2010) often fails after installing both Xubuntu and Linux Mint; instead the Menu pops. I can't invoke a context menu to get to Properties and ...
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Sortcut to switch desktop dual motitor, Cinnamon(linux)

Two monitor are connected to my PC and running Cinnamon desktop (Mint Linux 19). The main monitor in front of me, some time I want to swap all apps from one monitor to the other. Current this is a ...
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Atom Editor and VS Code turn volume up all the way when opened

I've found that consistently VS Code or most of the time when I open Atom Editor my system audio volume suddenly turns up to 100%! I am running Arch Linux with Cinnamon Desktop. These editors are the ...
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Why is Linux Mint corrupting certain application icons?

Linux Mint 18.3, in both Cinnamon and KDE desktops, is doing something strange to the icons for LibreOffice (and only that application). I tested the most recent versions of various other distros and ...
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VS Code scrolls sluggishly under MATE… but not Cinnamon. (virtualbox)

I am setting up a new virtual machine as a dev environment for a project I'm working on. I'm using VS Code for the IDE, Linux Mint 19 for the OS, and Virtualbox 5.2.16 under Windows 10 for the ...
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Disable Alt+` keyboard Shortcut in Linux

I want to use Alt+` key for my editor Now when I press Alt+` it will show the current tab of the active window.
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How do I configure which Cinnamon applets spawn on log-in?

I use Devuan Ascii / Debian Stretch, with Cinnamon. Whenever I login, several applets which I have removed from the panel last time - appear again: Bluetooth, Accessibility, Clipboard manager thingy......
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X server randomly restarts

I'm running a Debian 9 kiosk with Cinnamon and Chrome browsers. It works fine until it reboots itself without any apparent reason. When this happens, it normally does 2 or 3 restarts in a row and then ...
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ubuntu + cinnamon + virtualbox - software rendering or no menu bar

I'm trying to get Cinnamon (3.6.7) running on Ubuntu (18.04) in my VirtualBox (5.2) which is running on Windows 10. If I use the "default" setup of VirtualBox, Cinnamon gives me a warning that it is ...
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What does 'Mapping windows' mean, in Cinnamon Settings, Appearance, Effects, Customize settings?

Closing, minimizing, etc. make sense. But what is 'Mapping windows':
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Unprivileged video application crashing Cinnamon

I am having a long term problem, which I am unable to solve. I am using Dell i7 laptop running Debian Linux with Cinnamon and Intel GPU. I am a heavy Zoom.us (video conferencing) application user ...
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phpsessionclean.service causes long boot time in Debian Sid

I'm on a Debian Sid machine with Cinnamon as desktop manager. Since a couple of days I get really long boot time. From switching on the computer to the login page no problem, but once here, to log ...
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Cinnamon/OpenGL crash when starting with virtual box after installing AMD drivers

I have installed a system (Linux Mint Debian Edition) on a USB stick, that I either start on a real machine at home (with an AMD Radeon card), or inside virtual box when I'm on someone else's computer....
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Is it possible to change the screen power off for less than 5 mins. in Cinnamon?

The Cinnamon's power management allows for a minimum of 5 minutes of inactivity to turn off the screen. Is there a way to go below 5 minutes?
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Why is my C++ program opening in text editor after compilation?

I've just compiled a C++ program - which is not a console program, but instead, graphical and using gtkmm. After building with g++, I can launch it by typing ./program from the terminal. However, if ...
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Cinnamon: Can't configure applets

I'm working with Debian using Cinnamon as my desktop env, and I have recently been having tons of problems with it. First, I was having an issue where, after logging in, everything would be black, and ...
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Copy a Cinnamon configuration

I have recently installed Linux Mint 18.3 on my second computer. I copied the home folder, including some various configuration folders, .cinnamon, .gconf, and all those from my first computer. When I ...
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Graphic artifact while live-streaming desktop with ffmpeg (via UDP)

I'm trying to live-stream my full screen application and to view it from another machine in the same network. I'm using this command to start the streaming, it works well and I can see the livestream ...
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Shortcut to change keyboard layout in linux mint (cinnamon)

I would like to have a keyboard shortcut that goes to the next keyboard layout I have "saved". Like "windows+space" in microsoft windows and gnome. Thank you in advance.
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Removed python3, cannot bring back Gnome desktop

I accidentally did apt-get remove python3 and didn't look at packages APT was about to remove. Then Gnome Desktop Environment started to misbehave, I rebooted and it ended up in tty1 with no GUI. I ...
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Files that begin with w disappears from file explorer in nemo cinammon

In the directory "Downloads" (NTFS partition), if a file is created and it's name starts with w, it will disappear after refresh. I don't know if this happens in any other directory, but I haven't ...
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Cinnamon Hotkeys for Favorites

I am coming from Gnome and trying Cinnamon. I can't see a way to bind Super+0-9 hotkeys to the "Launch Favorites" panel. Is this possible in Cinnamon, or Mate? I cannot determine where (if any) ...
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Configure themes programmatically

I'm trying to create a bash script which setups my environment. I would like to change icon, desktop and control themes using bash commands. This can be done by hand in this panel: Which commands ...
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text render issue ( overwriting )in cinnamon debian

After I installed DEbian 9 with cinnamon , I came across this childish issue. it's kind of a problem I will not expect in a professional OS. this error The problem has been solved by changing Gedit'...
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Select sound card with console commands

Is it possible to use cinnamon-settings app in the command line to change the default sound card? The default sound card does not seem to be set in dconf. I'm trying to write a script that switches ...
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Workspace Indicator for Cinnamon

I was wondering is there a "Workspace Indicator" for Cinnamon because I always forget which workspace I am. Here is what I found for GNOME. I am not sure whether it works for Cinnamon. Besides, it ...
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How to set “File Roller” (aka File Manager) as default for ALL supported types in Gnome and Cinnamon?

Ever since I installed p7zip-gui, it hijacked my system by setting itself as default application for all mime types it can open (31 types in total). Cinnamon provides a tool called Preferred ...
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Change Text Direction (Bi-Di) Settings from Left to Right (LTR) to Right to Left (RTL) in Text Box

I'm using Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya) with Cinnamon. I'm writing text inside text boxes on various applications (Chromium, Firefox). I was wondering, how can I change the text direction from LTR (Left to ...
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How to switch yes and no buttons in dialog box, either in Windows or Linux?

I'm using the Cinnamon DE (based on Gnome 3, uses the GTK3 toolkit) for GNU/Linux. I also use Windows 10 for approximately the same amount of time each week. Now, the default button positions for ...
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Mint 18.1 Cinnamon crashes when running in VirtualBox with 3D Acceleration Enabled

I am running Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64-bit (Cinnamon version 3.2.7) in VirtualBox 5.1.22 r115126 (Qt5.6.2) with Guest Additions 5.1.22 r115126. Allocated to the VM: 2560 MB base memory (2) Intel ...