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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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Fedora 23: installation on virtual box windows 10 host

I am trying to install Fedora 23 on VirtualBox running on Windows 10 host. I am using Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso to install. Configuration Selected: RAM allocated: 4096 MB HDD ...
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How to disable trackpad at GNOME / X display manager (gdm3) login time

Using this: $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.18.1 I want to do this: All Settings > Mouse and Touchpad > Touchpad > Off in a way that applies at Desktop Environment login time, ...
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nautilus opens but not displayed (Debian Jessie)

in sometimes when I open a folder nautilus suddenly is stopped. then I must restart the system for solve problem because nautilus not open. I try: killall -9 nautilus sudo apt-get remove nautilus ...
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“Error constructing proxy” on gnome terminal

I just installed a fresh copy of Debian 8.4 in VirtualBox 5.0.20. I am now attempting to install the "Guest Additions" CD. To do so I had to change my fstab so I am able to execute things from the ...
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Manage Gnome GUI via Bash?

I want to power on the computer and have a Bash script to open all my programs in different Gnome work spaces. For example: Open text editor and CLI in the first work space. Open web browser A in ...
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Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that ...
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Why can't I click between windows after Xenial (16.04) update?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and since then, I have been unable to click between windows. For example, I have a Chrome window up, open Sublime Text, and try to click Sublime (or Chrome) ...
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Disabling system modal behaviour of GNOME 3 password prompts

When GNOME (Keyring, specifically) needs a password to add an SSH key to the agent, it pops up a system modal prompt to get the password from you. I use KeePass, so this means that if I forgot to copy ...
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Troubleshooting a yum update that breaks gnome

Recently yum update gave me about 130 packages to update (mostly connected with upgrading from GNOME 3.8 to 3.14 on Scientific Linux 7). I installed the updates, which went fine, but after logging ...
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Trying to download new Yakuake skins on my Arch/Gnome installation, but cannot

Currently I am using Arch Linux with a Gnome Desktop Environment. Now I have chosen to use Yakuake as my terminal. I'd like to use other skins that other people have put up online for my terminal. ...
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How do font-settings in gnome, kde and xfce work?

My Debian 8 system (Jessie) is primarily an xfce system, but I also use gnome and kde programs. I did not install any desktop environment, but I start my xsession with an .xsession file. Problem is, I ...
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How do I connect to my public folder set up in gnome nautilus.

After enabling personal file sharing in the sharing settings of gnome it tells me to go to 'dav://manjaro', but if I try to connect using that address on a different computer on the same network it ...
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Gnome 3.20 graphical glitches when switching applications

Today, I upgraded from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20 and started experiencing some strange graphical issues when changing focus from one application to another, either by alt-tab or clicking the new window with ...
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Failed to start Crash recovery kernel arming

When trying to login into CentOS 7 either through the Gnome GUI or the login shell, I get this: After a second, I get booted backed to the login shell, or login screen of Gnome. I've tried booting ...
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Have a window showing on both screens in a dual monitor setup

While presenting using a projector, is it possible to have the laptop screen showing all the open windows (including my presentation notes) and the projector showing only those windows I want the ...
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Desktop doesn't show mouse pointer without mouse

Recently mouse stopped working and I removed (plugged-out) mouse from Desktop-PC. I've restarted but now pointer is not displaying. I've turned on Mouse key in order to work-around with num-pad but I ...
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Windows getting lost behind a full screen Java application when moving mouse cursor to opposite monitor

I'm running RHEL 6.4 and I have a full screen Java application which consists of a JFrame without any window decorations that matches the resolution of the monitor. I'm also running a bare Linux ...
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some xkb option fails under Gnome

I'd like to ask a question about xkb settings. Consider the following scenario. I want two keyboard layouts and a way to easily switch between them. Let's consider US and US(dvorak). To switch I ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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GNOME Full screen notifications

When I watch a YouTube video in full screen or use steam in-home streaming, I can't see the notifications at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, for in-home streaming, I can't use my windows key ...
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gnome-screenshot -a's annoying delay

I set a shortcut for taking a screenshot of an area (gnome-screenshot -a) but whenever I press it it's an annoying game of cat and mouse to get the cross-hatch which lets you select the area to show ...
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Is there any file manager able to restore the windows opened?

We know that chrome and firefox can remember the status of the tabs and can restore them next time. Is there any file manager can do the same thing?
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Menus open in wrong monitor

I connected an external monitor to the HDMI port of my laptop and it worked; however, if I move any window there and try to open a menu on it, it will open on the wrong screen. This is how it looks, ...
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Strange Ubuntu logout when manipulating DOM in Google Chrome

The context: in Google Chrome, in the the Developer Tools inspector, each time I try to move a DOM element, Ubuntu Gnome log me out without notice. I can't even take a snapshot of this, because I'm ...
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In Debian-GNOME's log viewer, how to add default logs after deleting them?

Using Debian-GNOME's log viewer, I used ctrl+W instinctively and closed some logs from the side pane. How do I get them back in one fell swoop (one step)? I know I can go to /var/logs and add them ...
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No bar at the bottom on Gnome after installing some Debian packages

A little bit back I tried to install a package with aptitude. One of its substitutions deleted gnome and many other packages. The bar at the bottom is gone basically, anyone know how to bring the bar ...
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Forward Slash “/” key opening “Gnome Help”

I've done a yum update today (CentOS 7) and after that my forward slash key is now opening "Gnome Help" every time I press it. It is driving me insane because I have to use the numpad divide symbol to ...
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How to run gnome javascript extensions (gjs) from terminal

I created an extension for gnome shell and want to be able to start it using a keyboard shortcut (something like ctrl+space). I didn't find good documentation or tutorials that helped me creating the ...
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Dual monitors mirror each other

So I have two monitors for this desktop and both of them currently mirror each other. I'm on Fedora 23 running a Radeon R9 390 8GB. I've tried the proprietary ATI drivers and when I reboot I get grub ...
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Gnome 3.18 on Fedora 23: LibreOffice ugly appareance when change GTK theme

When i change the GTK theme (Gnome 3.18, Fedora 23) the LibreOffice appareance is completely changed, it's looks like the theme was removed. This is how LO looks with the Arc theme: How can I ...
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How to forbid the menu item selection by right click?

Clicking the right button prompts a context menu, then we can choose an item from the menu by a left or right click. However, it's really boring that we can use right click to select the item. ...
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how to configure syncevolution to access notes (text files) on owncloud server as evolution memo?

I wonder whether it can work, and if so how, to get evolution's view on memos to show notes (simple text files in a particular folder "Notes") on an owncloud server. I run owncloud 9 and think of ...
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How to freeze the dash bar in Gnome 3?

I'm on a freshly installed Debian 8.3 (Gnome 3.14) and I can't find if it is possible to display the dash bar permanently (as a dock on Mac OS X). The dash is hiding automatically... This looks like a ...
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Pressing holding middle mouse button and drag for rapid scrolling in gnome [duplicate]

I'm use to being able to hold down the middle mouse button then move my mouse up or down to quickly scroll up or down in Windows applications, which scrolls much faster then just scrolling the wheel. ...
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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 install another desktop-environment in Linux (Gnome -> Xfce)?

I have to installed XFCE instead of Gnome in Arch. Apart pacman -S and pacman -R commands, what else should I do? Will I have to remove gnome from "recovery mode" or what? I guess it's not possible to ...
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How do I give a gnome boxes install access to the optical drive?

I am running windows 10 in gnome boxes. There is a tab for devices but the selection for cd/dvd appears to be looking for an iso file. I de-selected the .iso file used to install the instance, and the ...
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Setting up Gnome 3

How can I: disable left hot corner in Gnome 3? make the favorites bar (or dock or what's it called?) to be shown always? is there any way to show (open) the list of applications like I can do in Mac ...
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Debian: How to revert back to KDE after switching to GNOME?

MY machine is running Debian 8 "Jessie". I installed Gnome desktop environment by sudo apt-get install gnome now every time my machine is switched on I'm presented with Gnome desktop environment ...
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LightDM fails to load after system upgrade in Arch x64

UPDATE Kernel 4.4.5 itself is buggy. Downgrading to 4.4.3 solves the issue. Bug report has been filed. Today morning I performed system upgrade (07:44 AM IST). However, after restart (kernel was also ...
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Chrome in gnome to consume only available space?

System-left or System-Right binds the window to half screen size on the left or right side of the screen canvas. Assuming I have only 30% open on the right side how to make it consume only 30% of ...
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mplayer: Problem opening sound files, gnome-mplyaer works, why?

I'm new to this community and this is my first question. I am using Debian 8.3 Jessie and have two sound files a.mp3 and b.mp3 on my hard drive. I am using mplayer and gnome-mplayer to open these ...
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AMD Catalyst 15.2 doesn't detect my card

For installing AMD driver on kali sana, I followed this guide How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)? But whenever I try to Install catalyst 15.2, it can't detect my ...
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GDM not launching GNOME

So, I installed everything including Bumblebee, nvidia, intel drivers, and GNOME on my laptop. It worked fine at first. I noticed it said XServer could not be found while running nvidia-settings, so I ...
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Fedora Linux: transient failure downloading security updates

This is part N of "why aren't I getting security updates". What causes this one? OS: Fedora Workstation 23 Date: 2016-03-03 1. transient meaning failure, then success # dnf check-update Error: ...
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How to keep my cursor focus when switching of workspace if I have a fullscreened window on another screen?

Let's say I have, On screen 1: workspace A: a web browser, extended (not full-screened with F11, just maxed out). workspace B: a terminal with Vi for example. On screen 2: a web browser, ...
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pdf viewer with two-sided option

I am looking for a pdf viewer, that is able to show two pages side-by-side, like they would be printed in a book. (Just like Preview does on Mac OS X) I am using GNOME on Debian and already looked ...
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how can i make trisquel look like gnome 3?

(I am a beginner and that's my first time with trisquel 7.0) i want to change the trisquel look to become like that i knew that trisquel uses GNOME 3.4.2 but it looks strange, so is there a way ...
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What is the most resource hungry Linux distribution? [closed]

Trying to find the Linux distribution with the highest system requirements? What is the most demanding of all the Linux OS according to the published minimum specifications of each distro? Based on ...