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Touch-friendly LXDE app launcher

I am about to make a tablet with a raspberry pi and would like an interface for launching apps that is touch-friendly. The gnome app launcher seems very well suited for this to me. Because of the ...
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How do I run a application on top, in a display manager like GDM.(RHEL 7, Gnome 3.8.4)

I want to show keyboard layout and selection of language at login screen in RHEL 7. I have modified the language menu to show "show keyboard layout" and "Region & Language settings". On clicking ...
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Awesome Window Manager and gnome-session

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, on top of standard unity/gnome I have installed Awesome Window Manager using this tutorial: ...
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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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Opensuse 13.2 doesn't hibernate when closing laptop

I've recently upgraded to OpenSUSE 13.2 and everything seemed to be working fine. The last couple of days I noticed, when I close the laptop it would not hibernate. I tried to go into Gnome Tweak and ...
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How to lock GNOME3 on OpenBSD?

There is a normal user, that I added sudo permission to "zzz" on an OpenBSD 5.6 notebook. The "zzz" works, the notebook suspends.. but the GNOME 3 screensaver doesn't lock before/after suspend. How ...
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“Switch windows of an application” shortcut has an associated “Switch to previous window of an application” shortcut

The application switcher is no longer switching backwards with Shift+Alt+Tab. It does switch backwards with Shift+Super+Tab. I am using the alternative Alt-Tab extension. I tried disabling it but ...
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How to sync all Gnome/Unity settings across multiple machines?

I have three desktop PCs that I am planning to install either Ubuntu or Ubuntu Gnome on. So I am looking for a way to sync the configurations across them. These three machines are not of the same ...
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Choosing “shut down” or “power off” causes some programs to close

I'm trying to find out why Lyx (version 2.1.1) closes down as soon as I choose "shut down" in the gnome menu. This does not seem to be a bug in Lyx, as running Lyx with gdb tells me that it has exited ...
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Mouse + network turned off after suspend

(After upgrade from Debian Wheezy to Jessie), my mouse is not turning on again, when I wake up my computer (from suspend-to-ram sleep). Is there something that I can add to /etc/pm/... ? ...
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Remove icons in gnome application menu

How can you hide unwanted apps from the gnome app menu? I've installed alacarte/main menu, unticked the apps but they still appear. I've also checked in /usr/share/applications and viewed one the ...
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Passing Environment Variable to NetworManager GUI

My VPN stoped working when I switched to Centos 7. I narrowed the problem to the lack of MD5 support (not strong enough). I followed this thread, and now I can use open-vpn on the command-line to ...
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xmodmap -e 'remove mod2 = Num_Lock' NumLock not working with Citrix Session

I've installed CentOS 6.5 - 32-bit and am using GNOME, connecting to a Citrix App server. While connecting, I'm not able to use the Numlock in the session. So from a blog I've found how to fix this ...
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Fedora19 — Mouse pointer suddenly disappears

I'm running a desktop machine with Fedora19, Gnome3, dual monitors (30" left, 27" right). Once in a while my mouse pointer disappears from the primary screen. If I move the mouse to the secondary ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Evolution: Scroll to bottom of inbox per default

I run Debian Wheezy with a Gnome 3 desktop. I migrated from Thunderbird to Evolution to manage my e-mails. I have my inbox configured to show the newest mails on the bottom. However, when Evolution ...
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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 do I create new entries for possible default calendar, mail and web browser programs?

At least there still is default application selector (though hidden in very inappropriate place, why "system info"?), but seems that xml definitions in /usr/share/gnome-control-center/default-apps/ ...
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Why is clutter not working?

I've managed to install Gnome 3 on Debian testing. However, it is just running in fallback-mode. When want to start mutter or gnome-shell, there seems to be a problem with Clutter: # mutter ...
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Top panel locked - can't add/remove from the panel

I'm using gnome 3.18 and I'm unable to add/remove items to the top panel. In previous versions I was able to ALT+Right click on the panel to bring up a menu of options. I've tried Super (winkey) + ...
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Setup a WLAN to LAN bridge (fedora 22)

I would like my computer to (sometimes) act like network bridge. Meaning, when connected to my wifi, I'd like to connect another client (or even switch) to my lan port. (DHCP and NAT enabled, only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Krusader left a trash launcher in GNOME

I've tried using Krusader under GNOME. However, after uninstalling it, it left the Trash launcher. So, now when clicked it says "Failed to execute default File Manager "krusader" (No such file or ...
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X stopped working

A couple of weeks ago I made a system upgrade (aptitude upgrade) on my Debian Stretch x64 system. I finished my session normally, but since then I cannot access X anymore. When I turn on my computer, ...
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Does gdm (>= 3.16.2) expose itself to the command-line?

At risk of asking an XY question, the title is only tentative. Background I'm running Fedora 22 with gdm 3.16.2, sitting underneath an Openbox session. I've recently noticed that switching to a tty ...
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gnome 3.x - how to make static workspaces and use numpad for navigating them

I have decided to try out gnome 3.x for a while, as I have been using unity for the most part. But I have become accustomed to the 2d grid workspaces in unity, and I can only think of one way I can ...
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Config touchpad in Jessie in GNOME3

I am having trouble using touchpad in Jessie. My touchpad was ok when under Wheezy but after I updated to Jessie, I can't really get used to it. I don't know whether I am setting it up wrongly, ...
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CentOS 7: What is the difference between applications.menu and gnome-applications.menu?

CentOS 7 using GNOME 3 comes with both "applications.menu" and "gnome-applications.menu" in /etc/xdg/menus. If I wanted to create a submenu for all users on a machine (i.e. NOT using alacarte), which ...
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Debian 8: login screen freezes

I am running Debian 8.1 64bit (english version) running in an VMWare Workstation 11.1 environment on a Windows 8.1 host: > uname --all > Linux DebianWorkstation 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...