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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell

In Gnome Shell, is it possible to change the sequence of workspaces by using drag-and-drop? For instance, is it possible to make Workspace 2 the uppermost one by dragging it above Workspace 1 (which ...
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Adding wallpapers in GNOME Shell

When executing Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs: [Wallpapers] [Pictures] [Colors] In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under /usr/share/backgrounds/, but ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?

When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident ...
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Why are Unity and GNOME so graphics-intensive? [closed]

Sure, the desktops are very detailed now, but I see that they appear to be fairly simple, especially the GNOME shell. Why is the 'simple-looking' Gnome shell so 'graphics-intensive'?
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

I love the window snap feature of the Gnome 3 shell. However, it only allows you to maximize windows or to snap to the left or right half of the screen. Is there a way to snap to quarters of the ...
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GSettings is reset during reboot

Formatting is a pain, especially due to all the package installation, configurations and so on. To make this easier, I made a large script with simple config files that is easily changed. So once I ...
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Getting error in modified GNOME extension code

Recently I am getting started with GNOME extensions development. By executing gnome-shell-extension-tool --create-extension in terminal I have created hello world extension but when I change the code ...
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Troubles with .desktop file

I've successfully installed Internet Explorer 7 with winetrick in a clean prefix. I can successfully run it from terminal like this: env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32ie7 wine 'C:\\Program Files\\Internet ...
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Sublime doesn't show on the GNOME Shell sidebar

I have a problem in GNOME Shell. I have Sublime Text installed via AUR but it's not shown in the sidebar. Here is the screenshot: The icon shows in the applications grid but not in the sidebar, and ...
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Gnome mouse focus stops working

When using Linux, I normally set the focus mode to follow my mouse. As far back as I can remember, there is something wrong with this in Gnome3, it just stops working and I have to restart Gnome3 for ...
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Can't install gnome shell extensions

Just did a fairly minimal install of OpenSUSE 13.1, including gnome-shell 3.10.1. [Long frustrated rant deleted] I can't get GNOME shell extensions to work at all. Initially when I went to the ...
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Shifting GNOME 3 notification corner to bottom-left!

I like that GNOME 3's (v3.4 on Ubuntu 12.04) 'Hot Corner' and 'notification corner (?)' response really fast, but the latter, for me, would have been better off at the bottom-left corner; leaving the ...
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Where can I find the source code of Gnome-Shell 3.10 Status Indicator/Bar?

In Gnome Shell 3.10 indicators (sound, network,..) were merged in single status bar. I read that applications need to make gnome shell extensions to show an icon there. So I searched for default ...
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Global Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Jitter while screen recording with avconv

I've figured out how to record decent quality with avconv now, the problem that remains which I also have experienced with ffmpeg and recordmydesktop is that my desktop background keeps flickering ...
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Gnome Shell Integration in Chrome not working

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, which seems to also make a full reinstall of Chromium (as all my plugins were removed). Now, trying to access https://extensions.gnome.org/ to enable Gnome Shell ...
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Jerky animations with gnome shell 3.12

Since I upgraded to Gnome Shell 3.12 on ArchLinux x86_64, shell animations (i.e. windows overview) became very jerky on my Intel HD graphics 3000. This happens with both latest kernel 3.14.1 and ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

On my Debian system I've customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Where do I find the file with these settings so that I can copy the file onto a ...
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Using constants in gnome-shell theme css

Is that possible to use kind of constants in gnome-shell.css theme file? Something linke @import url("/usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css"); @PANEL_ALPHA:0.5; #panel { ...
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Gnome 3.10 ScreenCast + Audio on Arch

I'm trying to record my desktop (including audio) in Gnome 3.10 on Arch Linux with the built-in screen recorder (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+R). According to this post (and other similar solutions that can be ...
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What this thing is called and how to disable it? (Gnome-shell related)

The thing indicating current open application. I know there are some extensions concerning it but I'm yet to find a way to disable it, either by good ol' editing or an extension.
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Debian 7.3 - Nautilus doesn't show devices and partitions in left panel after changing partitions

Today I changed some partitions (moving, resizing) on my second hard drive and after restarting Debian I noticed that Nautilus doesn't show either partitions nor removable devices in left panel. In ...
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Which socket is gnome-shell reading from continuously?

strace shows that the GNOME shell is continuously trying to read from a socket, which is often not available (or doesn't contain any data to read from): strace -p gnome-shell-pid -e trace=recvfrom ...
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Gnome Shell - Disabling live window thumbnails in activities

I have noticed it slows down the system when a browser game or real game is open because it renders them all in the activities menu. Is there a way to disable them, or make them static?
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Change executable reference for app icon in in GNOME 3 launcher

I've created a custom script to launch VirtualBox that replaced the original script in ¸/usr/bin/¸. So running VirtualBox in a terminal launches my script. However, pressing super key and type ...
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GLIB_GSETTINGS not found while compiling gnome extension

having failed to install a gnome extension from their website I looked for another way on Google. The guide I found was like: sudo apt-get install gnome-common git clone ...
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Unlock Gnome shell takes a long time

I lock my GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1 by Ctrl+Alt+L as usual but when I try to unlock it takes up to a minute before I get my desktop back. While waiting I get a black background and a mouse pointer. Any ...
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Battery low custom rule (hibernation)

I love to abuse my laptop battery by using my laptop for quite some time (up to 25 minutes) even after the battery meter hits 0%. However, sometimes I forget about that or I am just away. This causes ...
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how to tell hibernate, if battery low

I need to tell to power-manager (with gnome-shell) , if battery is low,pm-hibernate will be run. Now i want to tell via gsettings commmand. How can i do it?
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White fonts using dark theme in gnome shell 3.4.2

I have the following issue. I'm using on Debian 7.1 with gnome-shell 3.4.2 dark-theme but I got white fonts like in this snapshot. Why?
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How to install gnome shell 3.6 in debian 7.1

I have installed Debian 7.1 and I realized it has installed gnome shell 3.4.2. How can I upgrade it to version 3.6?
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3.8 without GDM?

There is no "Lock" option showing up in the user menu, and the standard shortcuts (Ctrl+L or Ctrl+Alt+L) don't do anything. I'm running Fedora 19 with Gnome Shell 3.8.3, and XDM 1.1.11. I'm using ...
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Can I use Gnome 3 Shell “Activities” hot corner in VMWare Player VM?

I have Fedora 19 running Gnome 3 Shell installed on my laptop, and in a virtual machine running inside VMWare Player on my desktop. The VM has the proprietary VMWare tools and is up to date as of ...
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Why is my graphical desktop running on TTY1

I recently installed gnome-shell on my new Archlinux and X is running on TTY1. Is this is a normal behaviour? screenfetch -` .o+` ...
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Gnome3 memory comsuption high

I recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop. I simply installed the base system and installed GNOME and GDM and the system work "fine". However today (after 10 hours) when I tried to open any ...
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Error installing gnome-shell-extension-common from AUR on Arch

I'm new to Arch Linux and just wanted to theme my Gnome Shell by installing gnome-shell-extension-user-theme for the Gnome Tweak Tool. However I keep getting an error when trying to build ...
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Why do all applications go to the 'Others' App Folder in Gnome Shell 3.8?

I just upgraded my laptop to Fedora 19, which comes with Gnome Shell 3.8. Gnome shell 3.8 has got rid of the traditional Categories in favor of something called App Folders. I have been trying to ...
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How to use Gnome's extensions

I have been trying to install some Gnome extensions from the site https://extensions.gnome.org. I get the dialogue asking if I want to install, but after I select yes, it fails silently. This is the ...
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How to quickly switch between displays in fedora 18

I have installed Fedora after using Windows 7. I have two screens connected to my computer: a TV and a 19" monitor. I only want one screen active at a time. I'd like to be able to switch which ...
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Upgrade Gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian 7

I need to upgrade gnome 3.4 to 3.8 in debian7 (with gnome-classic). How?
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Automatically lock but not darken gnome shell when inactive

Gnome Shell 3.8 can be configured to darken and eventually turn off the screen after a given period without user activity. (The corresponding setting can be found at Settings/Performance.) From there ...
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How are Gnome shell extensions supposed to be managed?

I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions. I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions ...
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How to use better driver (nouveau) instead of generic VESA with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M?

I've got laptop with NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M and have no Gnome-shell which I like very well. I use: Debian GNU/Linux jessie /sid \n \l When I run Debian as live USB everything works fine. How to ...
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crazy layout with GNOME 3 in Mint 14

I've installed GNOME 3 in Mint 14 with sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but now I have a problem. The general functionality is ok, but the windows look like the windows in Mint or rather like the ...
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Is it possible to execute a sub-command from a Gnome Shell launcher?

I've got an alias set up to launch my text editor in a way that keeps it local to the specific desktop I'm working on in Gnome Shell: alias geany="geany --socket-file=/tmp/geany-sock-$(xprop -root ...
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One PC, several users, Gnome 3 and Awesome. How to easy switch users via GDM

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome 3.6 installed. There are several users on this PC with their own accounts. We used to use just switch user button instead of logging out. So almost always several users ...
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Duplicating Opera icon in Gnome Shell Dash

When I launch Opera manually I have a single icon in the Dash (red icon on top). But when restarting Gnome Shell (with Opera running) or having Opera restored from saved session on login, another ...
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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax ...