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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Best combination for Gnome + tiling window manager [on hold]

What would be the best way to keep gnome-classic top panel and still get the advantages of tiling WM? I am coming back from Mac OS X to a full time desktop Linux(I think after 2 or 3 years) and am ...
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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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Benefiting of sched_autogroup_enabled on the desktop

I am running a 2.6.37 kernel with sched_autogroup_enabled set to 1. I am not certain that I am seeing the benefits of this patch since: I am launching my applications from the desktop; applications ...
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no names in kali linux [on hold]

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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GNOME: Bottom task bar is missing/blank after upgrade

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and that completed without incident, only a little while after did I realise that my bottom ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Desktop files disappeared mysteriously. Entire directory missing

My desktop files on Ubuntu disappeared mysteriously when I tried to drag and drop files to my pen drive. I tried all options available on stack exchange and elsewhere on the internet, like ...
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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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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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Fully disable workspaces feature

I've just installed Linux Mint and I am wondering how to fully disable or uninstall the workspaces feature. I've already removed the Window Switcher applet from the bottom panel but this doesn't fully ...
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No mouse and close/maximize button Elementary OS

I've downloaded and installed Elementary OS in my laptop, but something weird is happening with me. I made an USB Flash Drive installation, using UNetbootin. I was able to test it (like a Live-CD) ...
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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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docker - how to run x desktop in a container?

I'm trying to set up my Linux machine to run multiple guest OSes, one of those being a Windows VM, and another a Linux container. The goal here is to prevent me from messing up the host system, while ...
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How do I switch from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server?

I'm currently setting up a home server using a very, very old PC. It has Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it, but it can't actually handle the GUI. I want to install the server edition of Ubuntu, which is ...
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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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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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How to stop Rainlendar from hiding on the Linux Mint desktop?

Rainlendar is a great tool to keep events and tasks on the desktop (I did not find a better solution yet). The problem is that the application completely hides if you press: The "Show Desktop" ...
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Fedora 20: Anyway to install the default tools which comes with Fedora-Gnome on Cinnamon?

I just did a fresh install of Fedora 20 and chose Cinnamon as my desktop. To my surprise, Gnome was not install at all.. and thus I feel am I missing a bunch of "stuff" that's normally included in a ...
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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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Simple, user-friendly GUI file finder?

simple, user-friendly = as Google search web page, one editbox, one button, nothing to explain, everybody grasps an idea in 1ms fast = finding files and directories by filenames, not by content (!) ...
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Set lightdm user picture

How can I set user pictures on Debian with lightdm? Xfce does not seem to have a GUI facility for user management at all. I have tried installing gnome-system tools that contains user management ...
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What is keeping Wayland from overthrowing X in Linux?

Everyone agrees that Wayland is better than X11 for your usual desktop. Why is X then used by every major distro then? Is it bugs, little compability from apps (is that even an issue?) or something ...
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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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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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Open .desktop files in text editor by default

I wonder if it's possible to open files with the .desktop suffix in a text editor of choice by a simple double-click in a file manager. Even assigning the corresponding MIME type to a text editor with ...
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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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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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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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What to do when a linux desktop freezes?

I'm a Windows guy, dual booted recently, and now I'm using Linux Mint 12 When a Windows desktop freezes I refresh, or if I am using a program I use alt + F4 to exit the program or I can use ctrl + ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 desktop frozen after login

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 Server. After I log in, I see the dash and after a while just a black screen with the cursor on it. I have updated my nvidia drivers (sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Undo accidentally minimized desktop (now all desktop icons gone)

If you have a window active and hit "[Alt]+[Space],[N]", that window will be minimized. It has happened to me a number of times that I did this while the topmost window was in fact inactive (meaning ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad LED support

How to enable support the LED in Synaptics touchpads? I'm using Debian Jessie and xserver-xorg-input-synaptics ver. 1.8.1-1. I found patches by Takashi Iwai from SUSE for LED support in Synaptics ...
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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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Where does docky store its configuration?

I need to apply different profile of docky, for different desktop sessions, but I can't find where docky stores its configuration. I've tried ~/.docky and ~/.config/docky but these folders don't even ...