Questions tagged [cinnamon]

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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The left mouse button has stopped working properly

Suddenly my left mouse button has got a very strange behaviour. I can run applications by clicking the items in the main menu, can close them using the cross at the top right hand corner... But I ...
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How can I update my OpenGL to 3.0 or higher

I am trying to play a game called "Endless Sky" but the message it gives me is "Endless Sky requires OpenGL version 3.0 or higher. Your OpenGL version is 2.1 Mesa 19.2.8, GLSL version 1.20. Please ...
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Cinnamon: “An applet or extension” stopped working and now I have a black screen. How to fix that, properly?

So I have been taking a lot of time exploring Linux and various Desktop Environments (Budgie, MATE, Cinnamon, GNOME 3) while looking for the most accessibility friendly one that I could use as a daily ...
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How to remove a launcher from Cinnamon main menu

I am running cinnamon desktop on Ubuntu 20.04. I want to remove a launcher from the Other section of the main menu. How can I remove it?
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How to disable Super+{N} shortcuts in Cinnamon

I've recently upgraded my Linux Mint to 19.3 (Cinnamon 4.4.8) and it installed Super+Number shortcut for starting apps from panel. When I press Super+1 in launches File Manger, Super+2 — terminal etc. ...
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Configuring W10 firewall ports to allow communication with Cinnamon 19.3 installed on VirtualBox

My PC: W10 Pro v1909 build 18363.778 i7-8700k processor on Asus ROG Strix Z-370e MB On VirtualBox v6.0.20 I have Linux 19.3 Cinnamon (Tricia) installed. I need to allow traffic from Cinnamon to W10 ...
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programmatically (maybe gsettings or dconf) change shortcut for main Cinnamon menu?

I am using Cinnamon with Debian 10 stable. Opening the Keyboard GUI settings app allows me to assign keyboard shortcuts for things like Show desktop and Cycle through open windows. I noticed that I ...
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virtualbox graphics - software rendering mode

Running virtualbox 6.0.12 on windows 10. I have taken a vmware VM of mint 18 and converted it to vb. I have installed guest additions. I have set display to each of VBoxVGA, VMSVGA and VBoxSVGA with ...
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Making Firefox fullscreen-like without actually maximizing the window

When using multiple windows on the same monitor, I like to have Firefox and my IDE open side to side (like with Win+Arrow) and it would be cool to have Firefox in a "fullscreen-like" style, where the ...
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Cinnamon Date/Time applet not using user timezone

Cinnamon 4.0.9-1 System time is set UTC. I've set the test user timezone to be my local timezone by using the command. export TZ="US/Pacific" Run the "date" command and it shows the local timezone ...
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Cinnamon: disable touchpad when mouse is connected

Does Cinnamon offer the feature of disabling the touchpad when a mouse is connected? I know that Kubuntu does but I haven't found the corresponding feature (in 'Preferences'). I am asking for a ...
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Strange desktop blur out (Ubuntu 19 cinnamon desktop)

Ubuntu 19.04 Cinnamon Desktop ASUS Nvidia GTX 1070 Turbo 2x1080p 24" monitors 1x1440p 32" monitors i7-8700K (HT disabled) 16GB Ram OS on Kingston NVMe M.2 256GB SSD I'm getting a very strange blur ...
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How to switch applications instead of switch windows in Linux Cinnamon

In Linux Cinnamon, we can use Alt+tab to cycle between open windows. But as I opened a lot of Chrome Windows, usually I want to switch to a different application. Is there a command or shortcut in ...
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X11 & Cinnamon: Set different rotation as normal value for display

Short version: Can I set Cinnamon, or X11, that 'normal' for my touchscreen is actually 90° counterclockwise, ensuring this is not forgotten after a rotation? Could I also set this system wide, ...
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LinuxMint 19.1 & Cinnamon keeps on crashing & after rebuild Cinnamon does not work

This is my first question here, thought I have always sought answers for the issues here. I have installed LinuxMint 19.1 Cinnamon 64Bit. I had not issues using XFCE4, lately I just migrated to ...
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Hibernation not working using dconf-editor in cinnamon

I am unable to make my system hibernate on critically low battery or by pressing the power button. The option does not exist in the power settings. While it does exist in dconf-editor settings, ...
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Cinnamon crashes when connect to a VNC server on Linux Mint with Cinnamon desktop

I installed a VNCServer on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. And I want to connect to it via a client on Windows 10 with creating a new Cinnamon desktop. As I know, three different VNCServer can do this, they'...
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How to edit the network adapter changes from the command line?

I have plugged a Screen Monitor (HDMI), keyboard and mouse in my Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1 machine and had set up a fixed IP address using the Graphics Interface as in the picture below: (I had taken a ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...