Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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Can I set appearance for GNOME Debian?

Is there any tool to set appearance for GNOME Debian 7.2.0? I feel title bar is too thick and font is too big. I'm just leaving Ubuntu for Debian, so I'm not so familiar with it.
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Prevent pressing the alt hotkey from focusing menu in Gtk 3

The behavior of Alt changed in a subtle manner between gtk2 and gtk3. In gtk2, pressing Alt then releasing it did nothing. In gtk3, pressing Alt then releasing it focuses the first item of the first ...
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Unable to launch Gnome System Log Viewer after setting filters

I am unable to launch Gnome System Log Viewer after setting some filters. This is so, even after rebooting and reinstalling this GUI program. I found the following relevant line in /var/log/messages: ...
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Gnome 3: open and resize application at startup

I need to open a couple of terminal windows and watch the output of a couple of programs. Currently I open them in ~/.profile, then once in Gnome I click them to bring them to the front, then resize ...
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Gnome 3 UI menus are duplicated

Just upgraded from Debian "Squeezy" to "Wheezy". When I logged in the menus were fancier as I expected with Gnome Display Manager 3. However the issue that occurred was the duplicate UI-elements. The ...
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Reinstall gnome 3

I have Kali linux and lately I had some problems with my ATI Radeon GPU overheating. I had to reinstall the drivers. Since I'm a newbie, obviously, something gone wrong and my beautiful Gnome 3 ...
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Why ``gvfsd-metadata`` process is hogging 100% of a single core for a long time

Today gvfsd-metadata process was running for a whole day hogging 100% of a single core of my CPU. Is there any reason for it to do it?
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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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Any packages for download management (some thing like DAP 4 W$ ) in opensuse-Gnome?

I'm looking for a package that can manage my internet downloads. Especially to expedite the download process.
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How can I trigger the screensaver's locking feature using D-BUS from the command line?

How can I trigger the screen saver manually from the command line? I'm using GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19, but the solution should not necessarily be specific to this distro.
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Remap keys on GNOME3.8 using xmodmap?

I want to remap some keys on my keyboard, specifically: page up key to home and page down to end. On previous versions of GNOME 3 I just created a .xinitrc file that contained: cat .xinitrc ...
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Is there a way to search a menu bar in Gnome?

I want to search my menu bar, to easily find obscure menu items. I know that the HUD (Heads Up Display) in Unity has this feature, however I am running Gnome 3 on Debian 7. Is there a way to do this ...
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How to make GTK application use the theme options configured in the GNOME Tweak Tool (and not the KDE's GTK configuration) when I'm under GNOME?

I'm using openSUSE 13.1 initially installed as a KDE4 Desktop environment (it's the default corporate install at my work). Now I would like to use the GNOME desktop. So, I installed GNOME 3.10 with ...
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What is a good way to get inverted colors for most text-display purposes?

My monitor is not the best in the world and I find reading black on white unpleasant. Where I could (gedit, terminal) I changed the colour to something more relaxing for me - like the Kobalt scheme in ...
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Graphic glitches with Llano APU in gnome 3 (Arch)

I recently installed Arch Linux on my Mini-ITX machine using the recommended xf86-video-ati driver for the AMD Llano-APU. XFCE works -- with compositing -- perfectly fine, but Gnome 3 shows a lot of ...
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How do I make Wheezy see my sound card?

I'm working on a relatively clean install of Wheezy - relatively as I installed it today and have been installing packages for quite some time. I previously had Ubuntu which played sounds, so it's not ...
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How to get rid of the *Personal File Sharing* bar in Nautilus?

I just moved from Ubuntu to Debian Wheezy and I thought I'd be finally free of all the unnecessary clutter. I guess I was wrong. Here is the situation: In the Downloads folder, Nautilus displays the ...
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Graphics messed up and unusable applications after gnome shell restart

I'm a new user of Fedora 19, which I'm very satisfied of (despite of what will follow). However, after following some advice on installing programs, changing themes and putting shortcuts on the ...
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How to move windows across displays in Gnome 3?

In Gnome 3, moving windows with the keyboard shortcuts Meta+← and Meta+→ can be convenient. Now, I have two displays installed and would like to move windows across the displays without ...
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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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How can I add an application to the GNOME window manager?

The GNOME on-board documentation covers only the things anyone can easily guess. I have an application for that I can only start from the command line. Not that I mind using a terminal but ... ...
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Can't set background wallpaper in Gnome 3

I am using Debian Testing and Gnome Flashback (but it behaves the same in standard Gnome Shell). It gives me plain white background, and I can't set my own. Also, the settings dialog for background ...
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Add maximise and minimise buttons to Gnome 3.8

I'm currently in the process of trialling Gnomebuntu 13.10 in a virtual machine for web development work with a view to potentially ditching Windows 8.1 for development work in the near future. One of ...
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How can I set up multiseat/separate X sessions with gnome 3? [duplicate]

With classic Gnome, if one had two monitors, one could set up "separate X sessions" for each monitor. In this configuration, each monitor had a separate user login session and application windows ...
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GNOME 3 desktop entry duplicate

Was trying to get simple desktop entry to work without creating duplicated after app run. That's for st3 under GNOME3 (Fedora 19), and .desktop file looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=3.047 ...
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Restrictions of /etc/profile in Gnome

I have an issue which bugs me for a long time. I'm using the Intel C++ compiler which includes shell scripts to set up environment variables for library paths, include paths and more. Sourcing these ...
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How to install Gnome 3.10 on Debian

I am using Debian Testing (Sid) and i want to install Gnome 3.10. How can i do it? Is there a repository I can add in order to upgrade? I have searched a lot and the only thing I have found is the ...
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Wallpaper stretching over multiple monitors on Fedora 19 (Gnome 3)

I'm running Fedora 19 (gnome-shell --version says it's GNOME Shell 3.8.4). I have a dual monitor setup (two 1440 x 900), and I want to be able to stretch my wallpaper over the two monitors, like I did ...
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cryptdisks_start: precheck failed: the device contains a filesystem type crypto_LUKS

I'm trying to use cryptdisks_start to open a LUKS device that is defined in my /etc/crypttab. Unfortunately, the command fails with the following error message: martin ~ # cryptdisks_start ...
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How do I restore the directory expansion arrows on Nautilus?

On Mac OS X in the list view I can click on arrows to the left of the directory and expand the directory's contents. I used to be able to do the same on Nautilus, but that functionality now seems ...
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How searching works in GNOME 3.8?

How does searching work in Gnome 3.8.2? Why when I search 'power' (Press Super key and type 'power' one-by-one) I get LibreOffice Impress? And 'po' returns Document Viewer, Rhythmbox, SElinux ...
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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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synchronize gnome 3 (panel) settings between computers

I'd like to synchronize the configuration of my gnome panel(s) between computers and keep the configuration in Git. How can I dump / import the necessary information? I already found gconftool2 --dump ...
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How do I tell what program is asking for a password?

I'm getting an occasional "Authentication request" dialog from Gnome, and I don't know what program is asking or even which account it's talking about. [email redacted] is an email address of mine, ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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Locking the screen when laptop lid is shut (Gnome 3.8, Fedora 19)

I cannot for the love of god figure out how to configure the screensaver to be run (which in turn causes the screen to be locked) every time I shut the lid of my laptop. I have xscreensaver installed ...
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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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How to fix display error with GNOME Shell on Fedora 19?

I got the following problem: Well, just installed Fedora 19 alongside to my Debian installation. While GNOME Shell is working perfectly fine when running with Debian, there are some strange display ...
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How do I import wifi passwords into Fedora 19 (gnome3.8)

I've upgraded from Fedora 17 to Fedora 19 and would like to transfer my wifi passwords. In Fedora 17 they were stored in ~/.gnome2/keyrings/ whereas in Fedora 19 they are stored in ...
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How to make gnome 3's 'Type to search' search more places?

It seems it only returns object in /home/*my_username*, how can I make it return objects in symbolic links or another partition?
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How to install gnome-shell-extensions in Fedora 19?

I want to install a GNOME extension into Fedora 19. I've been using this command: $ yum install gnome-shell-extensions-alternative-status But it wasn't able to find the package. I tried adding this ...
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Changing keypad settings

When I setup my Ubuntu machine, I had the option to configure the keypad style in the gnome control panel. I used to check the setting that enables windows-like behavior (Shift+Keypad does not toggle ...
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Can I trigger an alternate keyboard layout based on switching windows?

I'd like to use different keyboard layouts (that I set with setxkbmap) depending on the application window that has focus. So for example, I'd like to switch when I change the window from terminal ...
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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 make gdm3 start X installed in a different path (or running X from a personalized path)?

I've built the entire Xserver from git for testing proposes using the build.sh provided by freedesktop.org as the easier method to compile all modules against the git tree, and installed under the ...
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Change (reduce) Gnome 3 horizontal icon padding in notification area (Debian Wheezy)

I'm using Gnome 3.4 classic mode on Debian Wheezy. In the notification area, I would like to know how to change (reduce) the horizontal spacing (or padding) of the icons. By default, the icons are ...
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Empathy integration with Gnome3 failed

I've migrated recently to the new Debian stable, by installing the new system but saving all my data in the /home partition. I do this because I don't want the data to be lost between installations, ...
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How do you stop NetworkManager in Gnome 3?

I'm trying to force my wifi card to connect over the G-band as per this question. However, when I run iwconfig, I am told the resource is busy: [root@Eiger ~]# iwconfig wlan0 freq 2.422G SET failed ...
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How to suspend from Gnome3 using systemd

Brief background information: I just installed Fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.3.1 on my computer. It is connected to a Windows share (CIFS) containing music, which I play using Clementine. If I suspend the ...
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How can I connect to Gnome 3 with a Windows VNC client?

I used to be able to connect to my Gnome 3 desktop from a Windows machine with a VNC client. But after an upgrade (on the Linux side) a while ago, it quit working. When I attempt to connect, all I ...