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How do I set Gnome as default DE if I am already using Cinnamon?

I think (let's be clear maybe I am complete wrong) I have installed Gnome by running the following command: yum groupinstall "GNOME" Now I want to get rid of Cinammon and use Gnome by default but I ...
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Tearing on Gnome 3 in arch linux with nvidia

I have been experiencing a lot of tearing in gnome3/steam games while using the nvidia driver. I have been trying a lot of fixes such as adding triple buffer into xorg.conf; adding CLUTTER_PAINT=...
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Debian GNOME: touchpad settings missing. Use libinput instead of synaptics

I recently did a clean install of Debian GNOME and updated from stable to testing. Before updating to testing, I had several GUI settings for my touchpad. After updating, they are gone as shown in the ...
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Arch+GNOME : Oh no! something has gone wrong

I installed Arch linux 2016 and instaled the following packages in this order : nvidia and nvidia-libgl (then rebooted) xorg xorg-server xorg-server-utils xorg-apps gnome gnome-extra My system ...
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Choice between Dolphin and Nautilus

Clicking "Open File Manager" in the popup menu of Kate (KDE text editor) Open dialog I usually got Dolphin. Now clicking the same, I get Nautilus. How to get Dolphin back? Debian Linux "testing" ...
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Redhat & GUI/GNOME Struggle?

We have in our Company SysAdmin so damm stupied and lazy. Everytime I ask him for a Redhat Virtual Machine(VM),He just deploy a ready template with GUI and lot of package,a lot I think he just install ...
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Executable of the GNOME keyboard layout applet?

What is the executable of the GNOME Keyboard Preferences applet that lets you visualize available keyboard layouts? I am not running GNOME anymore, but I would still like to use that applet. I know ...
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How do I get rid of this weird padding around the windows of gnome apps?

This is a screenshot of what it looks like with gnome-calculator: How can I get rid of the weird padding? Using cinnamon on fedora 24 in case that matters. Arc-theme as well.
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Middle click detected by xev, but nothing responds to it

I'm running Antergos (Arch 4.6.2.1-ARCH), and am using a Corsair K70 mouse. I first noticed this problem when I went from Manjaro KDE edition over to Manjaro's Gnome edition, at which point Firefox ...
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How to create a default system wide dconf setting starting from just created ad-hoc user config?

I'm in need to standardize (a default standard desktop configuration for all existent and new users) a GNOME environment starting from an existent configuration of an ad-hoc created user. What I have ...
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Custom command when pressing Power Button on GNOME 3.20

I'm using GNOME 3.20 (on Archlinux, with systemd and no acpid). Since GNOME only allows three options as actions for when pressing the power button (hibernate, sleep, or nothing), i'd like to execute ...
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Accessing /home fails in gdm PostSession script

I am trying to have a script do some cleanup items when a user logs out of Gnome2 on Redhat. I tried making a script in /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default and it can't access /home. #!/bin/sh ls -l /home &...
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Enable touch screen on CentOS 7

I have CentOS 7 installed as a guest OS inside VirtualBox running in a Windows 8.1 host machine. The host is a notebook computer with a touch screen. The windows host can accept touch screen ...
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How to open a new terminal from my working folder in Solaris 10?

In Solaris 8, I could to ctrl+t to open a terminal from the file manager. But in Solaris 10, I can't seem to be able to. I try to create a shortcut key by gnome-terminal, but the pwd is always my ...
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Ubuntu Gnome stuck in startup(gnome logo) sometimes

I pick a(successful startup) and b(fail to start) dmesg file, hope someone can help me differ the file and find out why sometimes my ubuntu system fail to start(it frozen before login interface ...
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The snapshot is masked, not in raw colors

I capture screen using gnome-screenshot 3.18.0. When we select the region to capture, the region is masked and becomes blue. When saving to picture files, the snapshot is expected to be back to raw ...
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Gnome finds no audio devices

I've installed ArchLinux on a Dell XPS 15 L521X. For some reason when Gnome boots it finds no audio devices. If I switch to a virtual terminal and use the terminal based music player cmus to play ...
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stopping terminal command gnome-open from opening files as maximised

when I use the terminal command 'gnome-open' for opening files it causes them to always open as maximised, this is a problem because in its maximised form I can't change its position and size using '...
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How to Setup Triple Monitors with Kali Linux?

I installed Kali Linux 2 on my laptop and need to configure a triple monitor setup with it. At the moment, I have a Belkin Dual DVI docking station and a Startech DVI to USB 3 converter. On Windows 7, ...
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How to Have Rapid Thumbnail View for Presentations?

I would like get faster review of presentation thumbnails in Linux, which has been tried to be solved since 2012 unsuccessfully in many forums, here AskUbuntu thread, here LibreOffice thread and here ...
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Tring to install Atom Text Editor on my Arch by using Yaourt

I am currently trying to install Atom Text Editor (atom-editor on Yaourt). However I get the errors below: ==> Downloading atom-editor-arch PKGBUILD from AUR... x .SRCINFO x .gitignore x PKGBUILD ...
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How do I specify the programs that I want to run when the computer boots ? [Arch]

I am currently using Arch with the GNOME desktop environment. I do not know where to specify the programs I want to run automatically when the computer boots. If there are multiple methods (GUI or non-...
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gnome-tweak-tools statup applications location

Where does gnome-tweak-tool save startup jobs? I'd like to find where gnome stores its startup jobs and the way it configures its files I have been searching for hours and i couldn't find anything, ...
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How to show my Firefox icon on my panel (GNOME)?

I am new to Linux (I've been studying it for just about few days, and I have just installed Fedora workstation on my desktop.), and I downloaded Firefox Developer Edition for just testing it. I can ...
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How to change the default editor of GNOME?

gedit is the default editor of GNOME, how do I change it? I modified the file /etc/gnome/defaults.list, then rebooted the system, and it works.
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Gnome with Xmonad crashes on login

I recently discovered Xmonad, and installed it on all of my computers; however, on my desktop computer, vanilla xmonad has mirrored screens and poor resolution. The 'gnome with xmonad' desktop ...
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Tmux shortcut problem

While using Tmux, I tried to maximise the current pane using <prefix> z, and had a bit of a keyboard fail and accidently held down the prefix keys while pressing z, instead of letting go of the ...
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Can I re-direct an existing (entire) gnome-session's display to a remote work station?

So instead of using VNC for example - I could actually run a command on my home-fedora terminal and have my work-fedora existing gnome-session appear at home?
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Gnome 3 is not allowing me to login as root

I tried to login as root in gnome 3 like so: I pressed Not listed?, then I typed in root as username then I typed in my root password, but it says That didn't work.
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“Files” (Nautilus) not opening from dock

First time Ubuntu Gnome user here! For some reason, "Files" (Nautilus?) will no longer open from the dock. When I click on "Files", nothing happens at all. However, when I run nautilus . from ...
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gnome desktop is making automatic annoying pronunciation sounds?

for example when i put my mouse pointer to applications.It says "windows applications label" when i go to network mangager -> wifi it spells the words on each and every setting where my mouse goes. ...
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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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Performance problem Fedora 23 32-bit @ Dell D630 4GB/Nvidia

I have installed Fedora 23 32-bit at Dell D630 4GB with NVidia Quattro NVS 135M (nvidia.ko, not nouveau.ko). And I have permanent performance problem as X-Windows (Gnome) are very slow and laggy. I ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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Desktop notification

I would like to create a notification, which appears, when turning the Caps Lock on/off. I am using GNOME and I tried the notify-send, but it is too "busy" and involving and I want something more ...
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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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Vertical scroll bar appears and disappears on file manager

Basically, whenever I unmaximise file manager by dragging its top bar towards middle, a vertical scroll bar appears and disappears, which causes ugly twitching. It started happening after I used gnome ...
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Wayland session not available in Fedora VM?

I've tried Fedora 24 Beta Workstation both in VM (Virtual Box) and on bare metal. Only instance running directly on my machine offered a Wayland session. Why is Wayland not offered in VM? ...
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Best Graphics over X11 Forwarding

I am currently using Exceed to handle individual X windows being displayed back to my Windows machine and this works flawlessly. I'm using Windows as my Window manager, but I have also experimented ...
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RHEL: GNOME - Is it possible to change Shell theme?

I have tried to change the gnome-shell-theme on RHEL, but whenever I try it GNOME crashes and the system just disables all the shell extensions installed. So, I was wondering if there is something ...
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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How to start an app on specific head?

I'm trying to start cheese such that it runs on a specific head on a multi-head display setup. The application options include a --display=DISPLAY setting: $ cheese --help Usage: cheese [OPTION...]...
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Xorg switch DISPLAY between two users

I run Debian Jessie with GNOME3. I'm in a situation where two users are logged-in: user1 is on :0 and user2 is on :1. I want to swap them to have: user1 on :1 and user2 on :0.
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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 CD,...
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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 "...