Desktop is a set of unifying concepts used by graphical user interfaces to help users more easily interact with the computer.

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How can I determine if the desktop window is visible in Xfce?

I have a Conky script that I always update to increase the delay before it starts. The delay has to be at least how long it must wait till the background is displayed otherwise Conky is hidden behind ...
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Determine if there is any VNC display desktop active and its number

When SSH loging into my Linux computer, how could I know if there is any X-Windows desktop display session (i.e: :1 started by VNCServer) active and what is its number? Reason: I sometimes remotely ...
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KDE Plasma 5 and Kali linux 2.0 Problem

I can not install the desktop ' KDE Plasma 5' in my Kali Linux , but if I can install ' KDE 4 '. I want to install KDE Plasma 5. My list of repositories: # deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 2.0 _Sana_ - ...
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OpenBSD - X Window system - no choice on reinstall

I have an AMD64 desktop that I currently run a Centos client on and today I got inspired to convert it into a BSD machine with a gnome desktop environment. I have been running an open BSD server on ...
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XBMCBuntu is not starting up to desktop

I am running xbmcbuntu for a few years now and everyting worked fine so far. Recently, I've installed a new hard-disk and made a new partition (sdc1) on it. Now, unfortunately, XBMCBuntu is not ...
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Lubuntu 15.10 dual monitor setup issues

Problem description I recently updated my two monitor system from Lubuntu 14.04 to Lubuntu 15.10. I set everything on the new system exactly as on the old one before and I figured out a strange ...
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Eclipse doesn't stay “Always on Visible Workspace”

I usually hop between a few workspaces, but like having a couple of frequently used applications "Always on Visible Workspace". However, when I tell Eclipse to do that it slips into "Only on This ...
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no names in kali linux [closed]

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade that what happen apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
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Emacs strange appearance

After update the newest version of KDE (Plasma ver. 5.6.3, Frameworks 5.21.0) and kernel 4.5.2-1 ARCH, the menu bar of Emacs becomes ugly The same error appears in Firefox: the options in right-...
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centos desktop is not running on my redhat 7 system

I'm trying to install CentOS desktop on Redhat 7; after installation, when I try to run startx, there is 2 seconds of a blue screen (perhaps it's trying to run) and immediately the startx shuts down ...
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Drop down terminal when mouse hits top border of Desktop

I would like a drop down terminal which drops down when I move the mouse to the top (or bottom, left, right), similar to how the panel can be configured to auto-hide and only drop down or pop up if ...
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Mousewheel/touchpad scrolling in Browsers

I'm not exactly sure how to formulate this, however: When I scroll using mousewheel or two-finger touchpad gesture, the page in Chrome or Firefox continues scrolling for a bit after I've put my ...
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How can I make an icon / shortcut / link for ampps

Newbie using linux here, I usually start ampps using a terminal: cd /usr/local/ampps sudo ./Ampps enter password How can I make a shortcut / link in my destkop to avoid the typing? Using ubuntu 14 ...
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Visual feedback for window focus with Alt-Tab? (Cinnamon)

I have a frequent problem that occurs with window-based desktops like Cinnamon or XFCE, especially on multiple monitors. I very often misread which Window has focus after Alt-Tab. So I will start ...
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How do I customize the launch menu icons in MATE

I'm running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. How do I rearrange and change the launchers in the launcher menu?
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Linux Voyager Desktop clock bug

Hello everyone , as you can see I have a problem with the desktop clock , I tried switching main language and it didn't work . I couldn't find any other forums with the same problem either . I am not ...
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Where does Docky keep it's settings?

Specifically I'd like to know if there's a file I can back up/directly edit that contains which launchers are in which docks, and in what order, etc.
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How to force correct name for .desktop file

I'm developing a Qt application using CMake, and am trying to make it difficult to open more than one copy of the app at the same time (as with Mac application packages -- you have to call the ...
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Linux replacement for Übersicht

Is there anything like √úbersicht (for OSX)? It don't have to be 1-to-1 port, but in general I'm searching for an option to script widgets on desktop with html/css/js/shell-support.
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Kubuntu 15.10, pager appears twice

The desktop switcher on my taskbar appears twice, once on the left side, once on the right. Also I cannot position it anywhere I like. Does anyone know how I can delete one of the desktop switchers ...
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Forced search on specific folders in file manager

I am running Arch using XFCE as a DE. I currently have Thunar as my file manager but I have installed Gentoo and Xfe remotely so I am waiting to have a look at them. My question is: in some file ...
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Create Shortcut to VMware

How would I create a shortcut to VMWare player on CentOS 7 desktop? A lot of people say it's not possible to create shortcuts on Gnome 3, I have seen it working with a special file, but i'm not sure ...
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Linux cloud Desktop provider (Alternative to Amazon WorkSpaces with Windows)

Are there providers who offer Linux Desktop hosting? I wish to use it instead of VPN provider (privacy, private web browsing). Amazon WorkSpaces only offers Windows based Desktop.
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Show desktop button for GNOME 3

https://www.gnome.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/activities-overview-940x529.png On GNOME 3, RHEL 7, how can I create a button that can be very easily reached with the mouse (only 1 click if anything ...
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Wrong monitor size

When I run xrandr it shows me that my monitor has 640mm x 360mm but in fact it has 920mm x 522mm. My desktop doesn't fit into monitor display. How can I set correct monitor dimensions?
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Is it possible to move content of screen?

I connected old Philips TV to my computer. It works but what I see on it is shifted to the right. So on the left I have black gap and on the right some part of my desktop is out of screen. Can I ...
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Kali Rolling Release Upgrade 2hr Login and Frozen Desktop

I upgraded Kali to Rolling Release today and the install went smoothly until I restarted after the installation. It took about 2 hours to get from the login screen to the desktop. The screen is now ...
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Graphical UI stops working shortly after boot [Linux Mint 17.3]

I recently updated to Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit from 17.2 through the update manager. Upon reboot everything was in working order so I decided to update the kernel as well which was probably ...
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How to delete all desktop notifications forever on SUSE KDE

I can't find the "get the hell away from my desktop" button, on SUSE 42.1 KDE. I want any version of a desktop notification gone forever. I have log files, I know how to use them. The desktop ...
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Remote Desktop to Linux server goes black after idle

I am connecting to a CentOS 6 VNC server with a Windows 7 Client with Remote Desktop. I can connect fine and as long as the console is being used and active everything is fine. If left Idle the ...
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What is desktop manager of Mint?

Quick question for Linux Mint users, what is desktop manager in Linux Mint? (I mean manager, which handle icons on desktop, wallpapers, etc.. I dont mean DE)
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Same File Browser with option open four or more different folders

I am using the Linux Mint with Mate 1.12.0. When I opened my File Browser I can press F3 to open an extra pane two different directories at the same time. Is it possible in the same window to see four ...
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How to Disable right click button on redhat 6?

In my Redhat 6 Machine, I have 5 users: "user1", "user2", "user3", "user4", "user5". When I am logged in as "user1" or "user2", I want to disable right click on the Desktop but when I'm logged in as "...
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Missing icons of desktop

I'm working on a virtual machine (vmware) with a Fedora 18 and something really weird happened there, that I can't solve. I use to switch from the virtual to my normal OS (Windows) using Alt+Tab. ...
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Linux as personal desktop [closed]

Around the world, most of the times, Windows user use fake serials to use the OS (and related software) for free. What are the reasons that they do not try to adopt Linux which is available at no cost?...
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Simply type to search in the default KDE Desktop/Activity

In KDE, one can create new Activities, which are a sort of different types of Desktops (sets of workspaces) with specific characteristics: To specify each activity there are various options. ...
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Tab in xterm under KDE always brings up accessibility tool dialog

Using KDE 4.14.13, Fedora 22, kdm desktop manager, if I type Tab to try to do command line completion I get the KDE accessibility tool dialog asking me if I want to enable "Sticky Keys" and "Mouse ...
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How to properly execute a script from desktop on Mint KDE 17.2 and Cinnamon 17.3

I created a simple shell script and copied it onto desktop on the following systems: On Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 Beta: It asks me every time whether I want to Run in terminal, which I would like to ...
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kwin: key binding to move a client to a different desktop

How does one go about adding a Kwin shortcut that reassigns a client to a different desktop? KDE is set up for nine desktops with keyboard shortcuts for Kwin for navigating between them using META+{1....
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Prevent lockups from badly behaving browser tab?

I've been having some issues on my desktop. Debian 8. Sometimes the system becomes completely unresponsive, for up to fifteen minutes at a time. This almost always happens when I'm running a browser, ...
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Force nautilus desktop to open files with another file manager

I'm using Elementary OS Freya (which is based on Ubuntu), with nautilus to manage the desktop. Is there a way to force nautilus desktop icons to open files with another file manager (PCManFM in this ...
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Do all Linux distros and Desktop Environments have to be opensource?

I have always been under the impression that all Linux distros and Desktop Environments must be free and opensource. Is this correct? If so, how do I go about acquiring a source from one that's ...
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Desktop top panel displays the icon of active program with wrong label

This probably is a new feature of RHEL7. It put an icon and a label of active program on the top panel. But when running our company's application, the label is not the right name of the program. Is ...
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How to arrange icons on desktop in KDE

I'm using KDE, my display manager should be: $ cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager /usr/bin/kdm How to arrange icons, or better to say aling them to a grid, on desktop on Debian? I mean similar ...
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Programmatically change the attributes of desktop icons

Whenever I happen to add / remove an icon from my (Cinnamon) desktop, the others either get shuffled seemingly at random, from being sorted by name or resized, or at least the new icons will be ...
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Some applications on my unbuntu won't launch (document viewer)

My Document viewer is not able to launch. When I open it using commandline it gives me the following error: evince evince: error while loading shared libraries: libffi.so.6: failed to map segment ...
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Where are minimized windows in naked Xvnc4? How to restore minimized windows?

I am running VNC server as described here: No windows frames on VNC screen I am running only few applications, so I have empty desktop and terminal in the beginning. If I run some application, like ...
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Cinnamon Menu Applet Won't Display

Cinnamon version: Cinnamon 2.6.13 OS: Fedora 21 When I run cinnamon --replace, there is no error messages for menu applet: js-Message: JS LOG: About to start Cinnamon St-Message: cogl npot texture ...
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get available screen size after considering space used by the menu bar and launcher

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I know how to get my screen resolution using xrandr or xdpyinfo. But with these tools I get the maximum available desktop size .... I have a menu bar at the top that takes ...
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Change XFCE desktop font color?

I'd like to change the text color(under icons) on my desktop. I already tried editing the .gtkrc-2.0 file but it doesn't seem like there's one.