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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting error in modified GNOME extension code [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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Sound events in Gnome 3

I've installed Gnome 3 yesterday. I use Gnome Shell. There are no any sound when a window closes and no any sound when I switch windows. Can sound be added (at least when I close a window)?
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How can I upgrade to gnome-shell 3.6 from 3.2?

I have Linux Mint 12 which has gnome-shell 3.2.2.1 but I would like to update it to 3.6. So my question is how do I upgrade it? And also, AltF2 doesn't doesn't do anything, how can I get that ...
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Gnome shell Alt+Tab

I am using Gnome-shell on arch linux. I use Alt+Tab frequently to switch between applications. Recently, I have assigned the language switcher to Left Alt+Left shift. This breaks Alt+Shift+Tab to ...
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3D Acceleration/Compiz Failure

I've installed Linux Mint 12 & Fedora 16 in VB 4.1.10 on a Windows 7 Host which has a Intel i3 processor and Intel HD 3000 graphics card. For both Linux installations I've enabled 3D acceleration ...
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How can I autostart GDM on Fedora 15?

I am trying to load Compiz on my Fedora 15 desktop. When I finished installing the compiz packages, I restarted. However, it started in text terminal mode and the gui didn't load automatically. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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gnome-tweak-tool

Gnome tweak tool is reporting an error that the extension to choose your GNOME shell theme is not enabled, although it is. Is there any way to manually override it, other than through the tool ...
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gnome-shell-extension-dock doesn't work in Fedora 16

This extension is supposed to make a Unity-like launch bar appear in the Fedora 16 desktop. I installed it from the Fedora repositories, logged out, logged in, and it doesn't appear. gnome-tweak-tool ...
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Slow response time with Gnome shell in Virtualbox fullscreen mode

Today I installed Fedora 15 in a VBox VM to try out Gnome 3. After installing the guest extensions almost everything works fine. Except for the slow response time in fullscreen mode (HOST+F). By that ...
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Gnome3: How to add more search options

In gnome3, when I hit Windows button a new view with windows/applications appear. I can also do some search there and can choose from two options: wiki and google. Is there any way to add some other ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?