Themes, Desktop background & Icons Not Working in Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon

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Problem: Desktop theme and icons turned to 98ish look? Desktop background isn’t working and turned to black? Switching themes, icons, colors, cursors from Menu>Preference>System Settings isn’t reflecting the changes? Possible Sources of the problem: Using Dual Monitor? Recently updated graphics driver? Hybrid graphics, likely Intel with Nvidia? Recently set Nvidia as default graphics driver using […]

How to Open .URL files in Linux Mint/Ubuntu

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.url files are Internet Explorer shortcut created on Windows desktops. Linux counterparts are .desktop files. No idea about Mac, yet. The solution below is suitable for you if double-clicking the .url opens in Firefox serves your purpose. I’m hardcore fan of Firefox despite its annoying and degrading performance each day. .URL Windows shortcut file looks […]