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arch install on virtualbox - gnome desktop

I installed arch and I booted from grub, next I ran pacman -Syu gnome, installed by the defaults, and then ran systemctl enable gdm.service and rebooted. Since then when I boot, I get stuck at the ...
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Middle mouse button behaviour in Iceweasel (FireFox): paste at *text* cursor

In Iceweasel under Gnome on Debian Jessie, the middle mouse button exhibits the following behaviour: If clicked on a hyperlink, it opens the link in a new tab. If clicked anywhere in an editable ...
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Gnome-tweak-tool — cannot read Typing Options due to ellipsized text

I would like to use the gnome-tweak tool to remap some of my modifier keys (alt/win/meta/super or how they're all called..) My problem is that I can't really read what the options in the drop down ...
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gnome 3.x - how to make static workspaces and use numpad for navigating them

I have decided to try out gnome 3.x for a while, as I have been using unity for the most part. But I have become accustomed to the 2d grid workspaces in unity, and I can only think of one way I can ...
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Play videos in a different screen without showing desktop environment and cursor interactions in Gnome

I'm editing videos for a live music event. There's a video for each song. I'll have a projector and each song will have a video playing in a big screen behind the artists. I have the length for each ...
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Gnome fails to start in Debian Wheezy

I've installed Debian Wheezy. After a while (working properly without any problem), I see some problems while working in gnome. Some functions don't work properly, for example desktop icons are not ...
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To get Stable Keyboard Configs for 90 WPM and Dvorak in Debian?

I am trying to set stable keyboard configurations for the user with 90 WPM of correct words per minute and the keyboard layout Dvorak. The cursor location is behaving unstably for instance in editors ...
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How can I make CapsLock Shift and Shift Ctrl in GNOME?

GNOME's Tweak Tool tweak tool is an awesome GUI that comes with the desktop environment. In the tool, I can easily change the position of Ctrl and I can change the behavior of CapsLock. ...
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how to keep track gnome extensions download and install progress?

For example, i open Firefox and then turn on Transparent Windows at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/684/transparent-windows/ But how do i know when it will done downloaded and installed ? ...
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Change GDM language

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux and I want to change the language of GDM from English to French. I followed these instructions exactly but it didn't work... Here is my locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ...
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Gnome desktop environment: how to get it working on OpenBSD?

I have OpenBSD 5.7-amd64 installed and patched with all the latest available fixes. I would like to have a minimal Gnome desktop environment and I did the following to my user account (not root ...
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Some problems with gnome-tweak-tool

I recently did a apt-get autoremove and ran into problems with my gnome-tweak-tool. It got uninstalled from my system. Later when I installed it again I wasn't able to get it up running unless I was ...
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No “Add to Panel” menu in GNOME 3 Classic in CentOS 7

This has been asked and answered a hundred times, but ALL proposed solutions which I've read DO NOT work for me. First up, this is CentOS 7, using GNOME 3 (selecting "GNOME Classic" when logging in), ...
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Ubuntu mini won't recognize my touchpad on VMWare

I installed Ubuntu Mini 15.04 64-bit with Gnome desktop on VMWare Fusion. My trackpad from my Mac doesn't work on it. Do I need to install something for it to work? It's really annoying navigating ...
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Centos 7/Gnome Applications menu items don't respond

I have CentOS 7 installed with gnome. After some uptime, no items under the 'Applications' menu respond.* I can open the menus and submenus and hover over items with the mouse pointer. They will ...
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Nothing helps Gnome Terminal to not default to ANSI_x3.4-1968

I would really like gnome-terminal to default to a UTF-8 encoding, but whatever I do, I can't get it to do it. I don't have sudo access, so I cannot edit /etc/environment. I'm on a university-managed ...
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Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: ...
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Testing for an active window session

I'd like to run a cron job to test whether there is an active window session (GNOME or KDE) running on my host. By "active" I mean that in addition to just running, the user is "doing stuff". In ...
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Gnome Terminal Colors not displaying correctly, Vim too

Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme (Colors are wrong) I downloaded the Monokai theme and my blues and greens are clearly off. Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme Vim Issues Also I am using 256-grayvim theme ...
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Error with GNOME and AMD Catalyst

I have two computers, both with AMD video card. I'm trying to install them Fedora 22 with GNOME, I followed the same steps on both, but when I turn on the computer, only one works, while the other ...
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How to make bookmarks appear first in the GNOME files left pane?

I have a dual boot Debian system with windows partitions. I never use and access those partitions from within Linux. But they appear first in the gnome files program. There are 4 disks shown in the ...
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Customize color for the active window in Gnome Classic?

Is it possible to customize the background color of the title of the active window in Gnome 3? Right now, the title of the active window is white text on light grey. Besides being almost unreadable, ...
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Autohiding the top bar and the bottom bar in Gnome Classic?

I don't know how to achieve this. From what I have read, Alt + Right Click or Super + Alt + Right Click should work, but neither shortcut works. The problem is that when applications are fullscreen, ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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Gnome launch item ignoring command line arguments

In relation to this question: Run true multiple process instances of gnome-terminal I have a launch item on a Gnome desktop whose command is this: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal --disable-factory ...
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Get window name on Red Hat Gnome

Is is possible to get the title of a window (Eg. gnome-terminal) via a terminal command, without installing any outside packages like xdotool, xprop or wmctrl? Much appreciated.
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How to disable “Not listed?” in login screen?

when i used to use ubuntu there was a option at login screen if you are not in the list of users, create a new account now same thing in debian, at the login screen there is written under my name " ...
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Sort options missing in gnome desktop context menu

When I right-click gnome's desktop I just get the option to organize desktop by name. Is it possible to sort desktop icons by type, or by any other criteria like those available in nautilus?
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CentOS 7: What is the difference between applications.menu and gnome-applications.menu?

CentOS 7 using GNOME 3 comes with both "applications.menu" and "gnome-applications.menu" in /etc/xdg/menus. If I wanted to create a submenu for all users on a machine (i.e. NOT using alacarte), which ...
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How to move a file to trash with Del key in Gnome 3.14.1 / Debian Jessie?

By defualt, in the Gnome's Nautilus version shipped with Jessie, one needs to press Ctrl+Del to move a file to trash or Shift+Del to remove it permanently. I know there was a fix for that in older ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop with GNOME

I am trying to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on my Linux machine. I have installed the package, and I have added myself to the ´chrome-remote-desktop´ group. I have created a .chrome-remote-desktop ...
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Can I run a single program without running it through a window manager? (Gnome, Technic-Launcher)

I'm running into an issue with Technic-Launcher being completely white when run in gnome, but it's fine in other DE's. The developer says it's an issue with mutter and undecorated java windows. Can I ...
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RPM installation %post macro works on terminal but not on GUI

I have created my own .rpm file. The installation works prefect on the command line but doesn't work properly when i am doing it from the GUI. The only thing that doesn't work from the GUI is the ...
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RPM to invoke browser post installation

I am creating an RPM installer for centos 6.5, After installation i want the RPM to invoke the browser and show the installation report. This installation report shows the details of how the ...
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Disable the Gnome screensaver from the command line

I would like to disable the screensaver on Centos 6.2 for a single user. I have tried from the GUI, that looked like the easiest way, but it didn't work out, I am not sure why. I am looking for an ...
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Debian jessie without desktop

So, I installed debian Jessie on my computer. And it does not have any desktop. I have used numerous of different commands but it just say cannot be found. Thanks for the help. EDIT! One way to fix ...
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Add custom compose key sequence (not working)

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS (Comes with GNOME 3 Flashback). I visited some post like this and this. on the topic about adding custom compose key sequence. I set Menu Key as Compose Key: I created ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) screen resolution issue

I've upgraded a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GPU) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. There is an issue with the screen resolution. During boot the following messages are printed on the ...
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pkexec command is not working by means of keyboard short-cut

Earlier I used to run nautilus as root by sudo -A nautilus. Now I've set policy action for nautilus and pkexec nautilus is working fine through command-line and Alt+F2. $ cat ...
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Setting application-specific keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 3.16

I would like to associate a specific action in Nautilus (namely 'Open in Terminal') with a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use the mouse to open the current working directory in a new ...
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Error running startx on CentOS via SSH

Whenever I attempt to run startx on a system I have SSHed into, I get the following output: xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.6604 X.Org X Server 1.15.0 Release Date: ...
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USB flash drive is read-only under Gnome on Debian

I have Debian on my PC. I insert a USB flash and it open just fine in my Gnome environment. But when I try to copy something in it I get: Error during copy.The destination is only for reading. When ...
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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How to randomly change the Gnome background image using bash?

I'm trying to set a random image as the Gnome background for the current user using bash. What I have found out: To set the wallpaper I can use: gconftool-2 --type string --set ...
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Unix with few packages

I want a clean unix OS, just with two packages: gnome-session-fallback & usual ubuntu terminal. I want to minimize the space of my OS take. How can I create this custom OS & install them ...
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How vnc decides which x11 session - gnome or xfce to run in client machine?

I can see in my office environment that some user vnc sessions are running on xfce and some with gnome. For me particularly, it's xfce. And by examining the processes I see that xfce is started ...
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How do I run GUI applications as root by using pkexec?

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux-Libre which comes with Gnome3 Flashback Desktop Environment. I know that I can run GUI application as root by sudo & gksudo but I want to know that How do I run GUI ...
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Screen Zoomed in GNOME

I'm a new to linux and GNOME. I installed arch Linux and using GNOME as desktop environment.Everything in my screen is zoomed.I didn't found a way to zoom out it.Screenshot shows how my screen in ...
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Input focus not following window clicks

I'm running RHEL 6.5 with a generic ATI HD5480 videocard and three monitors (one connected to each port... DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA), and I'm having issues with window-activation and input-focus that ...