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How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop?

I have read that there is a new Gnome-2 like interface called Cinnamon produced by the Linux Mint developers. Is this available for Ubuntu users - and if so how do I install it?
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How to completely remove Unity, and replace it with Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon 1.8 on Ubuntu 13.04, and now I would like to completely remove Unity and everything related to it, but I'd like to keep the programs, LightDM and Software Center. What packages ...
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Unity isn't starting on 13.10 (with Cinnamon 2.0 installed) [duplicate]

Since upgrading to 13.10, I can't log in to unity desktop. Light dm works correctly, but attempting to log in tries to start the session then drops back to light. I've already dropped to terminal (...
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Does cinnamon 2.0 really break your 13.10 desktop? [closed]

I was reading an article that warns not to use cinnamon 2.0 on ubuntu 13.10 or it will break. Is this true? This is the article. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cinnamon-2-0-Corrupts-Unity-on-Ubuntu-...
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Is there a shell-independent HUD-like menu search tool for Xfce/GNOME/Cinnamon?

The Ubuntu Heads-Up Display (HUD) - you love it or you hate it. Personally I rather like a classic desktop, so I use Xfce or GNOME-fork Cinnamon, and I'd like to keep those menu's where they are. But ...
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Suspend on lid close, even with the option OFF

I've set up a friends laptop with Ubuntu 12.04LTS with the Cinnamon desktop, and I'm having a few issues with the power settings. As far as I can tell I've got every setting to "Do Nothing" when the ...
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Mouse pointer invisible after reinstalling Unity on top of Gnome in Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I usually use Cinnamon and Gnome shell and had removed Unity and related packages. I re-installed Unity, and everything works fine except that the mouse pointer is no longer ...
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How to theme the Cinnamon Desktop?

I've reading about about the Cinnamon Desktop through this Q&A: How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop? Also I've been reading these theming questions: Difference between GTK theme and GNOME ...
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How do I remove Cinnamon?

Today I installed Cinnamon 1.4 but when I log in to it I can't see any panels, just my background image. Can you tell me how to log in to Unity using the terminal and how to remove Cinnamon?
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How heavy on resources is Cinnamon desktop environment?

I have a 1GB RAM PC running Lubuntu. In Xubuntu is still ok, but in KDE and Unity it is not. (The condition of my PC appears clearly in this answer). Compared to these DE-s, where stands Cinnamon? I ...
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How do I install cinnamon on Ubuntu server?

How do I install cinnamon and mate on ubuntu server 12.04? What are the dependencies? When I install cinnamon it doesn't start when I start the system and when I try to use it with startx command i ...
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KDE theme appears in Unity, Cinnamon, and XFCE

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity, Cinnamon, XCFE, and KDE installed. Every time I run KDE, the KDE theme appears in all the applications when run on any of the other desktops. I'd really ...
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How can I install Cinnamon on a minimal CLI installation?

I've come across similar, already answered questions on this website; however none of them deals with starting from the scratch - the Ubuntu core. The normal release of 12.04 was not responding well ...
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Running two sessions of Cinnamon

maybe this is a stupid question, but is it possible to run two sessions of a desktop envoirement at the same time (preferrably Cinnamon) and be able to switch between them like you can switch between ...
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Cinnamon hangs immediately after startup: no interaction with panel and popup notifications

Problem summary: I installed Cinnamon and after a few restarts and configuration changes the panel does not respond anymore, same for the notification pop-ups. Seems like the desktop got the keyboard/...
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Unity, gnome-shell and Cinnamon don't have their top panel after removing Lubuntu

Using Ubuntu 12.04. First it came with Unity, then with a zeal of trying other Desktop Environments and I have installed GNOME-shell and no conflicts, works fine. Then I have gone through Lubuntu and ...
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How to add a shortcut to a command to the Cinnamon menu?

Is there a utility I can use to add an icon to the Cinnamon menu which runs a user-specified command, and as a bonus, displays a user-specified icon? specifically I'm trying to add a command to open ...
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cinnamon not installing in ubuntu 13.04

I have been trying to install cinnamon in my ubuntu 13.04 and when i give sudo apt-get install cinnamon I get the error as: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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Two monitor setup, icons / programs default to left screen all the time

I have dual monitor setup with my right monitor being my primary one. When I run a program or create an icon it always appears on the left monitor instead of the right one, even though the right ...
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How to widen “Window List Item” boxes in (Cinnamon) Gnome Desktop to fit?

I was able to increase the size of GNOME panels that hold the Window List Item boxes by modifying the "width" property of the ".window-list-item-box" CSS class of cinnamon.css (in the Cinnamon desktop)...
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Ubuntu 13.10 with Cinnamon Desktop Environment

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 and added the Cinnamon Desktop Environment and I noticed that the restart and shutdown buttons are MISSING! Only Suspend and Cancel are there. In Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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How do I configure the low battery notifications?

My laptop routinely runs between full and critical charge a few times over the course of a day (yes, it's old). Before I updated to 16.04, Cinnamon used to notify me at: 20%, then again at 10%, then ...
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How do I remove XFCE from my computer?

My computer is overheating because I got too many desktop environments installed like: MATE, Cinnamon and XFCE. I uninstalled them, but XFCE failed to uninstall. I get this error. sudo apt-get ...
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No menu option to “switch user” in Cinnamon desktop

The menu has options to lock the screen, log out and shutdown, but there isn't an option that allows me to switch to a different user. Is there another way to do that or, even better, is there a way ...
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How do I uninstall Cinnamon?

So I installed the cinnamon desktop environment on Ubuntu 12.10 but now I want to uninstall it. What would the command line(s) be to uninstall it?
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Getting Notification in Ubuntu 14.04 that “Update Information is Outdated”

Hoping someone can assist with this as I am for some reason getting this everytime I fire up my Ubuntu box. I basically performed a "sudo apt-get update" and received the following info: Err http://...
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How can I undo adding a PPA and installing packages from it? [duplicate]

I was following a guide and did this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cinnamon nemo Now I am having a lot of trouble ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Add control + mouse click for right click

I have a Mac mouse that only has the one click option, model: M5769. I want to add a right click option like you would have on a Mac, by pressing control, and then pressing the mouse button. Is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Cinnamon

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Cinnamon like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lestcape/cinnamon sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install cinnamon Also tried this. sudo add-apt-...
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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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Which Login Manager is this?

May someone tell me the name of this Login manager ? Additionally I would like to know : How the background image has been added? How to install this (with the apt-get command) ? Will this work ...
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How to install a skin Cinnamon in Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

Please tell me how to install Cinnamon shell in Ubuntu 15.10
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How to remove Cinnamon etc. and leave just Ubuntu?

I have Cinnamon and many more. How can I remove them and leave just Ubuntu?
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Can't log into ubuntu 13.10, tried unity, cinnamon and gnome session [duplicate]

I try to log in on the normal log in screen and the screen goes black for a second and then kicks me back to the log in screen. I can log in with a guest session just fine, however. I've tried this ...
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How can I disable the lock screen away message in Cinnamon?

I have an issue where the lock screen wants me to input an 'Away Message'. How can I disable this option? This is with the Cinnamon window manager on Ubuntu 12.04.
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Switched from Unity to Cinnamon, now FireFox opens wrong app from Downloads menu

I'm running 13.10 x_64, and I ditched Unity in favour of Cinnamon. Now I click the "Open Containing Folder" icon beside a download in Firefox, instead of opening Nemo, it opens the Disk Usage Analyzer,...