Ubuntu Cinnamon and Linux Mint both use the Cinnamon desktop environment, so in theory, the way you manage desklets should be the same. However, different distributions can sometimes behave differently due to variations in the underlying system or because of bugs.
Here are a few things you could try to diagnose and potentially resolve your issue:
- Check for updates: It's possible that this is a known issue that has already been fixed in an update. Open your terminal and type the following commands to update your system:
After this, restart your computer and check if the problem still exists.
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
- Reinstall Cinnamon desklets: If updating doesn't work, you can try to reinstall Cinnamon desklets. Here's how to do it:
Again, after the installation, restart your computer and see if the problem is resolved.
sudo apt remove cinnamon-desklets
sudo apt install cinnamon-desklets
- Check for error messages: If you're still having trouble, you might be able to get more information about what's going wrong by looking for error messages. Run the Cinnamon Looking Glass by pressing Alt+F2, typing lg, and hitting Enter. Then, go to the 'Errors' tab to see if there are any relevant messages.
- Use the terminal to change desklets settings: If the graphical user interface is not working, you can try using the terminal to change the desklets settings. To do this, you will need to know the UUID (unique identifier) of the desklet. You can find this by looking at the folder name of the desklet in the ~/.local/share/cinnamon/desklets directory.
Once you know the UUID, you can use the dconf tool to change the settings. For example, to change the 'size' setting of a desklet with UUID '[email protected]':
You would replace '[email protected]' with your desklet's UUID, and '300' with the size you want.
Remember to always be careful when running commands as the superuser with sudo
, as it gives the command full access to your system.