It's Windows Key (aka Super key) + L shortcut to open the Cinnamon Debugger GUI application aka Looking Glass aka Melange. There are easier shortcuts to restart Cinnamon.
Ctrl-Alt-Esc is one.
Another is Alt-F2 to bring up the run dialog and then type r and press enter.
Right Click on the panel, click troubleshoot and then click restart cinnamon is another way.