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Issues with Debian 8 and multi screens

I just installed Debian 8 and I plugged in another screen. Sometimes it works correctly, but most of the time the screen of the computer gets black and doesn't display anything. But I can put the ...
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Can I disable or remove gnome-online-miners?

Background I run Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. Almost every day there is a crash (due to some segfault) in gom-media-server-miner. So I looked up gom-media-server-miner and found gnome-online-miners which is ...
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Change root profile picture

I would like to change the default root's picture: I tried adding Icon entry in var/lib/AccountService/users/root, but when I reboot the file is overwritten and the icon row is deleted. I was ...
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gnome login fail after a upgrade: oh no something has gone wrong

I upgraded my Kali Linux version 2 and now when I try to login in my Desktop I got this error message "oh no something has gone wrong". I go to the console mode with Crtl+Alt+F1 and I lauch ...
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How to change the default file manager in GNOME 3 (Fedora 23) with LXDE installed?

I did a fresh install of Fedora 23 workstation (GNOME spin), then later installed LXDE on top of it using dnf for running the more memory-extensive applications. The problem is, since I installed ...
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How to set `umask` for the entire gnome session?

Using Gnome 3.18. I share files between other family members, but the default umask on my distro (archlinux) is 0022. So every file/directory created is not writable for our common group. I tried to ...
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What is the story behind Client Side Decorations?

So, Gnome apps currently use exclusive Client Side Decorations, with GTK Header Bar containing buttons, menus, title. What is the story behind implementing Client Side Decorations? Is it Gnome ...
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Is it possible to configure a 'scaled' desktop in xorg.conf similar to using xrandr's scale-from option?

I have a 14 inch ultrabook with a resolution of 2560x1440. I currently run Gnome 3.16 in HiDPI mode with a scaling factor of 2. Since I'm unable to specify a factional scaling factor, like 1.5, I've ...
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How to add a trash icon to the Gnome 3 favorites?

I'd like to add a trash icon to the Gnome 3 favorites vertical bar on the left of the desktop.
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Regular freeze/lag in search

I have a problem with the search (Super) in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.0. When I open the search screen (with the Super button) and start typing, the interface freezes after two characters, for ...
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Are there any global menus still being maintained for gnome?

I am looking for a global menu that has not stopped being maintained for gnome 3.18 arch. Do any exist?
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Fedora 23 - can't re-login after logout

After I logout I can't login back. I type the password but just got a blink, then the login screen is back again without error messages. I have to reboot to login again. Besides, even the Nautilus ...
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Change which brightness device gnome uses?

I am using a lenovo thinkpad w520 running fedora 22 and gnome 3. This particular laptop has both an integrated (Intel HD Graphics 3000) and discrete graphics (NVIDIA Quadro 1000M) card. When I'm in ...
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On-screen keyboard does not appear on screen upon focus of input in browser

I am using Fedora 21. I have activated on-screen keyboard using the universal access. I cannot get the on screen keyboard to appear when working on browser, office calc and directory. The only time it ...
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debian gnome3 running script after x starts

I have a command that I need to run after x starts for all users but before I log in. #enable backlight setpci -v -H1 -s 00:01.00 BRIDGE_CONTROL=0 #remembers the previous backlight brightness echo ...
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Autostart application on login

I want to start gui-java application on startup. So I tried to use /etc/xdg/autostart/ with my .desktop debian@debian:~$ cat /etc/xdg/autostart/alclient.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=ALClient ...
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GNOME 3 Different menu options for root and user

I built GNOME 3.16 on my LFS system. I have a strange configuration issue where my root and normal user see different items in the applications menu. Here's a screenshot of gedit's menu options as ...
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Add sub-folder to vinagre 3.18.2 bookmarks

I want to organize my VNC connections using the bookmark feature integrated in vinagre 3.18.2. Since the GUI obviously does not support the adding of sub-folders I had a look at the bookmarks file in ...
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Client Side Decorations - How to remove padding between close button and corner?

I'm using Debian stable (8.2 as of now), with cinnamon desktop environment. Some gtk3 gnome apps like gedit , nautilus have their own window decorations (client side decorations). The most ...
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customizing file manager's top bar in gnome [duplicate]

I have GNOME Shell 3.16.4 installed on my Ubuntu 15.10 machine. However I get the old boring Unity like file manager. Here's a picture of my file Manager. See the top bar is like Ubuntu and button are ...
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How can I change the 'active' monitor on gnome-shell?

I'm using debian 8.2 with gnome3 (gnome shell) with 2 monitors. Primary/Secondary screen is configured correctly. When I start up my system and open up an application using ALT+F2 or by using a ...
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How to disable GNOME3 bottom hotbar

In GNOME3 under Fedora 21, is there a way to disable the bottom status bar that pops up every time the mouse cursor touches the bottom of the screen? Something similar to the extension No Topleft ...
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Gnome Terminal runs from xterm but not from the desktop

Okay...so I built GNOME on my system. It runs fine except for gnome-terminal. I can open other applications like gedit and file manager, but not gnome-terminal. When I click on it, the terminal stars ...
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running through all active windows with a keyboard shortcut

I would like to write a script (if there is not an already existing one) which allows me to go through all the active windows using a keyboard shortcut. So for example I have active evolution, ...
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Notifications not shown in Gnome 3 when using a fullscreen window

I use application windows in fullscreen a lot, coupled with the workspace switcher. I have one problem though, I never get notification popups when I have a fullscreen window focused. If I switch to a ...
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Keyboard shortcut to paste to active window in GNOME (Fedora)

What I'd like to achieve is to be able to press a button (F9 in this case) and for a specific string to be "pasted" into the active window. (It's to save typing a very long password - I know, I'm ...
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How does wayland understand which monitor is which?

For a while now, I have run a two monitor setup on my desktop. I originally set up an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to define these monitors. Recently my 17in monitor failed (running alongside a 24in one) ...
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How do I get the network manager applet and install openvn on Kali 2.0 Gnome 3?

I'm attempting to install VPN on my Kali Linux Gnome 3 laptop. I've followed the instructions on this page ...
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Change Screen Rotation in GNOME/Wayland

Is there a way to change the screen rotation of a specific screen in GNOME? I tried xrandr -d XWAYLAND1 -o right, but that gives me Can't open display XWAYLAND1.
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How to run a script after screen unlock under Gnome 3 with LightDM?

I'm on ArchLinux using Gnome 3, LightDM and Antergos/gnome-shell-extension-status-menu-buttons with light locker. I have a script that I need to run after every screen unlock, but so far I didn't ...
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Showing thumbnails or some kind of preview in the Gnome workspace switcher popup?

The workspace switcher popup doesn't provide previews by default. Is there any way to enable them? The Workspace List that shows up on the right when super key is pressed does have preview.
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After installing Nvidia drivers, the GNOME user interface is not showing

After some struggle I managed to set up a Debian Testing and install the nvidia-driver as per Debian Wiki. Everything seems to work fine but this: After logging in on the GNOME3 login screen, all I ...
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Gnome 3: how to set power button to shutdown instead of suspend?

I am using GNOME 3.18.1 on Arch Linux 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 on a Dell E6530 laptop. Since I installed this OS years ago, the power button on my laptop has always led my OS to completely power down. ...
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Gnome-do can't open folders on secondary partitions [closed]

I have a problem with Gnome Do: I have two partitions on my SSD, mounted by default. Gnome Do fails to open folders in my data partition but not files. Does anyone have any idea? I thought ...
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debian 8 gnome nvidia drivers and oh no, something went wrong

I installed a fresh copy of Debian 8 on my mac but I started running into some issues. I installed nvidia tools for my gpu a gt750m while using the kernel that ships with Debian 8. I need a newer ...
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directory size in conky

Conky is a system monitor software. I want to display the directory size of /usr and /var. Unfortunately I did not found any conky command so i made my own. /usr $alignr${exec du -sch /usr | head -n1 ...
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How to change colors for best appearance in Debian 8 Jessie

I just bought a new laptop and switched from Ubuntu to Debian 8 Jessie (I am using gdm3). I tried to install the proper drivers for my nVidia GTX 950 video card but I failed each time ( I messed up ...
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Nautilus in Gnome 3: delete key is not working

I just installed a fresh Debian 8 with Gnome 3 and in Nautilus the delete key is not working. Via Google I found out that setting org.gnome.desktop.interface can-change-accels to true with dconf ...
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Gnome 3.18 icon size

After updating Gnome to 3.18 on my Debian box, all the icons became unacceptably large compared to what I had before. Is there a config file I need to edit to shrink the icon size? I tried following ...
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Default Folder Order in Gnome

How do I set the default folder order in Gnome? I'm talking about setting 'type order' as default so the folders will always be listed at the top, and other files after them. Here is the image: ...
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Prevent monitors from going to sleep in lock screen on GNOME

I have two monitors running on my Fedora 22 machine, however due to this bug sometimes the second monitor will not wake up after the computer goes to sleep, requiring me to unplug the DisplayPort ...
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Activate window that was active before workspace switch when switching back

I use Debian 8 with Gnome. When I switch workspaces the current active windows looses it's focus (I think this is a default behaviour, rather than a bug). Is there a way to make gnome remember active ...
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Remember Numlock state after login in GNOME

I am running Debian GNOME 8.0. I would like to have Numlock ON as default. So I followed the instructions on this page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Activating_Numlock_on_Bootup#GDM ...
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Ctrl-Z does not work in Evolution

I've noticed absolutely horrible behaviors from ctrl-Z and shift-ctrl-Z in the Evolution mail reader's send message dialog on Debian Jessie, both makes almost random seeming edits to recently edited ...
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One particular partition doesn't show a notification when connected

In Gnome 3.16, when you connect a USB drive, a notification is shown on screen. I've a Sony PRS-T1 that has two partitions that are shown when connected. In the beginning I would get two ...
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Disable USB partition from auto-mounting on Gnome 3.16

I have a Sony PRS-T1 ebook reader which is based on Android 2.2. When I connect it to my PC, it shows up as two USB partitions: READER and SETTING. The latter is a read-only partition, only useful the ...
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Why doesn't Google Chrome show up in the “Default Applications” list in Gnome 3?

I'd like to configure Google Chrome as my default web browser on Arch Linux. I've already done the following: Made sure I have a ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop which has an Exec ...
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How to access contextual menu in gnome 3 dash from keyboard?

My question is simple: How do I access the contextual menu from my keyboard inside gnome 3? I've seen other answers reffering to a menu key or button but not all laptops come with that button, mine ...
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Plank visual bug

I installed Plank dock in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3. The dock start correctly, but have visual problems. There are some black lines around the icons: Any ideas ?
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“A stop job is running…” on shutdown

Almost every time when I'm shutting down or rebooting the system I get the following message before the system actually shuts down: A stop job is running for Session 1 of user xy It waits for ...