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Bash Completion hangs all inputs

When I try to bash complete in terminal my computer stops responding to inputs, although the mouse can still be moved. After a few seconds it picks back up and everything continues normally. I'm ...
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Access the GNOME shell aggregate menu per keyboard

Is it possible to access the aggregate menu, or system menu, located in the top right corner on the activities bar of the GNOME shell interface, with a keyboard shortcut? If not, can such a shortcut ...
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GTK applications looking bad

I'm running ArchLinux and gnome shell 3.16.1. GTK+ theme: Evopop-gtk-theme Icons: Adwaita Global dark theme. Running applications like nautilus, gnome-tweak-tool, dconf, system-monitor, ...
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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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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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Gnome-boxes not able to see virtual machines after sleep

I am having a bit of trouble to solve this issue. I am using gnome-boxes to run my windows boxes for my school project purpose. When I boot the system, everything works just fine When I type : ...
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More visible desktop notifications in Gnome Shell?

The notify-send command lets script notify you about events. However, in Gnome Shell 3.14.4, with fullscreen applications, such notifications will not be visible until you switch to Overview mode ...
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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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Gnome Shell or Mutter makes X unusable when I kill/restart/etc. tor

I've configured the system to use Tor by setting the SOCK proxy to port 9050 in Settings -> Network -> Network Proxy. At times, Tor takes ages to reconnect after the wifi driver crashes or whatever. ...
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Disabling keyboard shortcut for changing display setup in gnome-shell

When I press the right super key + P, gnome-shell switchtes between different display settings (how my monitors are arranged and what there resoluiton is). Sometimes I press the combination ...
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Reattach programs from crashed window manager

Sometimes when GNOME desktop crashes on me, the programs keep running headlessly. While they're like that, some of them prevent new instances from being created once I've restarted the WM. Is there ...
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Save open applications [duplicate]

When I close my Gnome-shell with some open applications, I would like to restore them in the same state to the next start : how can I do that (I'm on Ubuntu Gnome-shell 14.04.02 LTS) ? If I use ...
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What is the icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3?

I can't figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do. It has two states, locked and unlocked, but it's not the lock screen. When I click it, it ...
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Gnome-shell keybinding for “Internal Microphone” on XF86Send

I use a custom keyboard with a “REPL” key (shifted: “Settings”) that I have bound to XF86Send (shifted: XF86Tools). On Fedora 21, that key (XF86Send) somehow works to toggle the “mute” on this ...
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Debian, slow response from Gnome Terminal in Gnome 3

I'm currently running Debian Stretch (amd64), Gnome Shell (Gnome 3). My hardware is NVidia GT220. I installed properitary drivers from the repository. I'm experiencing bad response times from Gnome ...
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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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Gnome-shell cannot adjust screen brightness on dell laptop with intel graphics

On my dell laptop (XPS 13 developer) running Fedora 21 I am in a situation similar to this, or this. I can give some more details tough. Under directory /sys/class/backlight I have: ...
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How to use media keys in GNOME Shell with local and web media players

Whenever I open a media player (i.e. Rhythmbox, Banshee...), I am able to control them with the media keys (play/pause, next song, etc.). Now I would like to pass those media keys to my web browser as ...
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Weird gray bar in Chromium

EDIT: So apparently it has nothing to do with Chrome/Chromium instead, according to here, it is a new gnome feature. I am using Gnome 3.16.1 I want to remove the grey bar in the bottom left corner of ...
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IPython Qt Console doesn't have a title in GNOME app switcher

When I use the app switcher in GNOME 3.16, the IPython Qt Console (version 3.1.0) doesn't have a title under its icon (see image, and compare with Chromium). I also noticed that the icon doesn't ...
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Gnome 3.16 ignoring Xorg.d conf files

Since the upgrade to Gnome 3.16, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file is being ignored. This file contains the following: Section "Device" Identifier "card0" Driver "intel" Option ...
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what is the difference between graphical environment, user interface, graphical shell and a windowing system?

Don't know if this question is on topic; I posted it here just because I've heard about these differences only in the Unix/Linux world. So, as the title, what is the difference between graphical ...
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Gnome suggests me to open external HDDs with Anjuta

When I attach an external HDD, GNOME suggests opening it with Anjuta: How can I make it open with Nautilus instead?
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How to move window buttons to the gnome shell 3.16 panel

For older versions of gnome shell, there were extensions to move the window buttons (like close, maximize and minimize) from the window's title bar to the top panel. Window Buttons Buttons to Panel ...
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How to install the UI-theme in Fedora 21

I want to install the theme (shell style + icons) to Fedora 21. In order to that, I installed the Gnome Tweak Tool. I tried to install themes (Install Shell Extension) from http://gnome-look.org/, but ...
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Can't disable GNOME Shell hotspot / hot corner / Activities “feature”

I have a Fedora 21 box set up with the latest GNOME Desktop. I would like to completely disable the hotspot / hot corner / Activities or whatever it is called. I have read that using the ...
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Gnome configuration

I haven't tried Gnome since the 2.x times and just tried out CentOS on my workstation. How do I configure the following two very simple things: Prevent windows from maximizing when I drag them to ...
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How to define a custom screenshot in Gnome 3 and to assign it to a keyboard shortcut?

I work under Debian Testing with Gnome shell 3.14.2 on a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.). I would like to create a custom 'screenshot' command based on scrot: scrot -s -b ...
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Gnome Shell is terribly slow, while Mutter runs pretty fast

Even moving windows appears to stutter in Gnome Shell, but the minimize animation shows the real difference. On Gnome Shell, it looks like it's limited to 15 fps on RGB windows, while on RGBA windows ...
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How to download Gnome extensions that haven't been updated for your Gnome version in their metadata.json?

I want to be able to download a particular Gnome extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/439/extensions-shortcuts/ It won't install in my (Debian Jessie) 3.14 version of Gnome Shell, due ...
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How to remove Gnome's default pre-installed extensions?

I'm on Debian Wheezy stable with Gnome 3.4 and have several default extensions, which on the 'Installed Extensions' page at https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ (using Iceweasel's Gnome Shell ...
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How do I make Terminator gain focus on un-hiding?

I have been using Terminator as a drop-down terminal, using the hide_window key binding. It works well, but has a glaring flaw. When the Terminator window is unhidden, it doesn't have focus. And often ...
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Too small icons in GNOME Shell dash

When I have many apps running the dash icons become smaller and I don't really like that. I noticed there's still a lot of vertical space on the screen that could be used. Is there a way to increase ...
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How to hide mouse cusor in gnome-shell and gdm display manager?

I'm trying hide the mouse cusor my Debian Jessie with gnome-shell and gdm display manager. I could easily do if I know how can pass the argument "-nocursor" to X server with de GDM Display manager. ...
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Can't launch gnome-control-center, fglrx problem?

I have installed Debian yesterday. Later I installed the AMD Catalyst Driver because the system didn't detected the second screen. It worked perfectly. Now I can't launch gnome-control-center, I ...
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Sharing a LAN printer over a subnet [Gnome-Shell] [SOLVED]

Two scenarios for you: ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER DESKTOP1 [96.96.96.10] [96.96.96.11] ROUTER1 / \ / \ PRINTER ROUTER2 ...
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Save and restore terminal tabs with custom tabs title

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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How does one modify the title bar at top of gnome desktop?

Using Debian Wheezy (with gnome-3): My panel (tray, taskbar, launcher bar) at the top of the screen has become crowded with shortcuts, etc., and I can't figure out how to remove them. How do I ...
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Window not resizing on gnome shell

I am using archlinux with gnome shell 3.14.3-2 and I am unable to resize windows using eather alt+f8 or alt+space -> resize. Pressing alt+f8 and the moving the mouse moves the window, while it is ...
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Using a grid view for all applications when using Alt + Tab

In GNOME 3 the Alt+TAB is originally grouped by application. A somewhat better (for me) layout is the un-grouped (enabled in GNOME Tweak Tool extensions -> Alternatetab). However: I would like a grid ...
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How to set different wallpaper for each screen from command line in Gnome3?

In gnome3 I can run the following command to set the desktop wallpaper for all my monitors: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path/to/mypic.png How can I set the ...
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QT and Swing not acceptin the cursor theme of GNOME 3.14

I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity to OpenSuse 13.2 with GNOME 3.14 desktop. The problem is when I change the cursor theme, GTK and Java SWT apps accepts the new theme while Java Swing and QT ...
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.desktop file. Correct exec path

I use Fedora. There are a number of programmes packaged in a security spin. Included desktop files work but open the programmes with root priviliges. How can I edit the desktop file shown here to ...
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Gnome Shell: Running shell script after session starts?

I'm a long time KDE user, never seen GNOME since may be Mandrake Linux 10 something. Yesterday I took a look at GNOME Shell on Youtube and thought it may worth a look. It actually is worth, but I ...
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is it possible to configure the default sorting of the file list at gnome's Open File dialog?

I want the file list to be displayed always sorted by "modified" column (descending). My gnome-shell version is: Package: gnome-shell Version: 3.4.2-7+deb7u1
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Set focus to newly open window

I use Archlinux 3.17.2-1 with gnome-shell 3.14.1.5-1 I use keyboard shortcut to open various applications, for instance Ctrl+Alt+G opens gnome-terminal and Ctrl+Alt+T opens xfce4-terminal When ...
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Debian 7.6 Wheezy Gnome upgrade

I Downloaded Debian 2 weeks ago I got 7.6. The thing is that it has Gnome 3.4.2, I am aware that it probably won't support Gnome 3.10 and above. I won't put add the Ubuntu repositories, because I ...
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Why can I lock the screen via manually launched script but not via shortcut launched script in Gnome 3.12?

To be clear, I want to prevent the screen turning off instantly after manually locking it in Gnome 3.12(+). I have an ok script solution that I'll include here, if possible I'd like to either launch ...
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Gnome Shell activities hot corner

I am testing Gnome-Shell 3.12 in Arch Linux using VirtualBox and I noticed that now I have to click on the Activities button in order for the dash to activate and the hot corner is not working ...
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3.14 without Xorg

Since GS 3.14 supports Wayland for day-to-day use, I went completely Xorg-less, except for XWayland. How can I manage screen locking? Related: How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3.8 without GDM?