Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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Removing LXDE and installing GNOME 3

I have a 700MB CD on which I'm putting the LXDE version of Fedora 18, and I wanted to know what happened when I remove LXDE and install GNOME 3, as the GNOME 3 version is too big for my CD.
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How can I use Adwaita Dark for all applications (Gnome 3.4)?

I noticed that some applications use the Adwaita Dark theme, while others use the light one. Is there a way to make all applications use the Dark one?
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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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Understanding Gnome various Icons

The question is about customizing the way icon appears at desktop shell notification area file associations [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Mathematica 9 Comment=Technical ...
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Tray Icon Missing Rssowl Fedora 18

I have been an avid user of RSSOwl & now have ported mine OS to Fedora 18. Everything works fine including the transfer of .rssowl2 (backup folder) to new Fedora. However when minimised or exited ...
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Debian 7: Gnome3 sometimes stops when loading

Sometimes (rather rarely) when I boot up my laptop, my Gnome3 desktop stops loading. I can move the mouse, but there's nothing else on the screen (except my wallpaper). And it seems that no matter how ...
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When all hardware resources are free what would cause linux to run slowly

Sometimes, after a few hours, my system works slowly. I have checked status of these resources: Hard disk using iotop Ram usage using free CPU usage using top None of them are busy. top also shows ...
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Give an icon to the Gnome Shell 3.6 activities button

In previous versions of gnome-shell in Gnome 3, it was possible to use an icon in place of the "Activities" text in the left upper corner. These tutorials tell how to achieve this, the second one even ...
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How can I save/restore window positions when I undock/dock my laptop?

I have a laptop with a docking station that has a large monitor connected to it. When the laptop is docked, I use the monitor as my primary display, and the laptop screen as a secondary display. ...
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How do I add eclipse to my gnome shell favorites?

I run gnome shell 3.6 and Eclipse 4.2. I installed Eclipse manually, in my /opt directory, because the Ubuntu package for Eclipse is very outdated. I've created a .desktop file for it, and placed in ...
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How to restore empathy windows on Gnome 3?

Somehow the main application window of my empathy application is gone and only shows me the contact list but not the account settings window so that I can no longer add instant messanger accounts or ...
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Gnome 3 “broken” after upgrades, kind of looks like gnome 2 . . .?

I'm running debian wheezy ( testing ) and after some upgrades my gnome 3 is broken. It's not exactly broken, but it's completey different. Almost like it's no longer actually gnome 3; most of the UI ...
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Does Gnome Shell use Mutter?

In Wikipedia is written that Gnome Shell in Gnome 3 uses Mutter window manager. But ps x | grep mutter shows that Mutter is not running. Moreover I had experience with working Gnome Shell before I ...
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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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Remove old icons in Gnome 3

I have been installing several version of Komodo editor. (The installation consist of extracting a .tar.gz archive and then running an .sh script as root.) Yesterday I installed Gnome 3. Now I see ...
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Connecting 2 monitors to a laptop

I have a laptop running Fedora 15, Gnome 3.0.1, and Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset. I have a VGA monitor connected to it, as well as a DisplayPort to DVI adapter to connect a second monitor. Both ...
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Gnome 3 crashes while creating new Password Keyring

I'm using Sabayon 10 with Gnome 3. The problem is Gnome crashes and restarts when I try to create new Password Keyring. Passwords and Keys > + > Password Keyring > 'typing name & passwords' > ...
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How to override the Gnome 3 SSH handler?

I would like to be able to click on SSH links that look like ssh://user@servername and have a gnome-terminal open that runs SSH inside of it. After reading up on the XDG stuff I did the following: I ...
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Gnome 3 on OpenSUSE 12.2 Proxy Porblem

Recently I've switched from Fedora 17 to OpenSUSE 12.2. I used to add my proxy from Network Settings>Network Proxy>Manual Method>Socks Hosts. But it doesn't work on openSUSE. I get the following ...
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FreeNX closes display immediately after successful connect in OpenSUSE 12.2

Upgrading from a OpenSUSE 12.1 installation with a working FreeNX server, I hit an issue with the FreeNX server on OpenSUSE 12.2, running Gnome 3. Whenever I connect, I pass the dreaded connection ...
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Force Epiphany to open links in Chrome (in Gnome 3)

Chrome Web Apps don't get a separate dock icon in Gnome 3. A way around this is to use Epiphany for web apps, but the downside is that all links will open in a new Epiphany window. How can I have ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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How to place Empathy in Gnome 3's messaging bar?

For consistency between Skype and Empathy, I'd like to put Empathy into the bottom messaging bar in Gnome 3 (Gnome Shell, if you will). Is there a way to do this? (I use Gnome 3.4, although answers ...
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I would like to put one single icon in the Desktop that actually opens the Desktop. Any ideas?

The idea is to turn my Desktop into a place where I can put a image reference of what I am learning at the moment. This would be an example This means: puttig an image of the reference of what I'm ...
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How can I switch window managers in Gnome 3?

I normally enjoy using Gnome 3 and gnome-shell in Fedora 16. However, I would like to temporarily run a non-compositing window manager such as metacity so that some wine games can have full control of ...
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Where does gnome-session/gnome-shell store its configuration?

Long story short; I have a debian system that's been running the unstable tree for over a decade straight (through fire, flames, and multiple hardware upgrades, but that aside). However, a while ago ...
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Apple Bluetooth Keyboard

I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard and want to use it with Fedora 15. I turn on the bluetooth on the both devices. Click 'Setup new device' via Gnome3's GUI. The computer detects the keyboard but it ...
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can't open netbeans IDE in Fedora 17

my linux version is: Fedora 17 I installed Netbeans IDE 7.1.2 and it was working fine, but now, when I try to open it, nothing happens after double clicking on it. I think updating the kernel may be ...
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mousekeys is too slow in gnome3 fedora

Today I had to use mousekeys feature and tried it but it was very slow and unsusable, can I incerase the speed of my cursor while using mousekeys?
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How can I make the Gnome3 calendar use Thunderbird instead of Evolution?

Can it be done? I don't want to use Evolution's calendar... I want to keep using Thunderbird... I have to add some addons (like lightning) first right? My goal is to have some calendar-like on ...
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Installing Unity or Gnome 3 in Debian

I am using Debian 6 .I would like to install any of Unity or Gnome 3 desktop Environments . so guide me how could i do that ?
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extensions.gnome.org is not working on fedora 17

Using fedora 17, when I click an extension to install from gnome shell extensions site, it wont install! How to know what the problem is?
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How to install Gnome 3 on Debian Squeeze (Gnome 2)?

I would like to remove my Gnome 2 desktop to replace it with Gnome 3, because I do not want to update to Debian Wheezy. How can I do that?
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How to disable wifi and bluetooth keyboard switches in GNOME?

My (capacitive) media keys have recently become autonomous, causing my wifi to switch on and off at random intervals and effectively rendering the machine unusable. How can I disable those keys? My ...
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How to create a custom region in gnome3?

Gnome3 doesn't include my region. I need: calendar week to start on monday british-english spelling 8.5x11 as the default document size for printing celsius for temperatures miles for distances ...
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Install Gnome-Shell theme without gnome-tweak-tool?

I've just installed fedora 17 and gnome-tweak-tool, but it crashes everytime and I can't change the theme. Any other way to do that?
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Group and lock certain windows to a workspace in Gnome 3

Is it possible to group certain windows to always occupy the same area and always be in the same workspace? If so, how? For example I'm using Eclipse and I have multiple detached windows and for ...
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How to “zoom out” screen windows, everything looks too big?

I bought new laptop Dell Inspiron and first thing I installed Linux Mint and Eclipse for Java development. But I didn't like the look of Eclipse, everything just looks too big on the screen. Half of ...
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How can I disable the user list login screen in Gnome 3 on Fedora 16 or 17?

Our login screen requirements include a warning / disclaimer and a basic login, showing just a username and password field. Sadly, Gnome 3 seems to be ignoring the ...
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Linux Mint 12 claims to come with Gnome 3 but gnome-about says it is Gnome 2

Can anyone help me explain this? Just installed a fresh copy of Linux Mint 12 downloaded from their website only a few days ago. They claim that it uses Gnome 3 but gnome-about says it is Gnome 2.
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How can I expose JAVA_HOME to applications running under X and/or Gnome?

I'm trying to run IntelliJ from Gnome3's Applications menu, but it complains the JAVA_HOME variable is not set. I have the Java installation under my home folder. I managed to export the variable in ...
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keyboard shortcuts only work with left super-key

I recently had to change the keyboard-shortcuts after updating my system. I had to use dconf-editor to manually set the shortcut from <Super>+R to <Mod4>+R in order to get them to work ...
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How do you implement a login warning banner in Gnome 3?

This question documents how we used to inflict the mandatory login banners required on our Linux machines at work. Unfortunately, this procedure is no longer effective with Gnome 3 in Fedora 15, 16 or ...
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Can I prevent “Disable touchpad while typing” from affecting mouse movements?

When I click my name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while typing" it affects my mouse movements. I have to wait two seconds ...
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Downgrade Gnome 3 to Gnome 2

I have installed fedora16 recently. I don't like the Gnome3 that my fedora got shipped with. I want to downgrade it to Gnome2 as i haven't used any other desktop environment before. Any knowledge ...
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My default browser is set to Firefox but links open with Chromium

I'm using Linux Mint Debian edition and I have set Firefox as my default browser in my settings. But HTTP links in other apps like hotot and pidgin open with Chromium! Why is this happening is there ...
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Gnome3/Archlinux move windows with keys?

Looking for an app that will allow me to move my Gnome3 windows with keys like "Ctrl+Alt+Home" to move to top left corner of the screen. Essentially, this is what Winsplit revolution does on windows. ...
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Have shotwell go through pictures in directory in order?

This has been bothering me for a long time. I have a fairly default installation of Fedora 16 with Gnome 3. I know that since Fedora 15 (don't know about before) I have never been able to view ...
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unable to install rpm packages in gnome3 (openSUSE 12.1)

I have to install wicd from its source rpm package but Apper-sentinel keeps waiting at license agreement requirement showing message waiting for service to start. This (see the last comment in this ...
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Wait for Linux Mint 13 or install Linux Mint Debian version?

I have been using Linux Mint 12 with Gnome 3 and I'm very happy with it except about the fact that it get very slow software updates, hoping that Linux Mint 13 will have Gnome 3.4 and Linux kernel 3.2 ...