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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 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 ...
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Launcher for a Python program that requires extra libraries

I'm trying to get a launcher working for the WikidPad (python) program. I already have a python program, so I looked into the file /usr/share/applications/taskcoach.desktop. The exec line was simply ...
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Change Tiling size in Gnome 3

Is it possible to change the tiling size of windows (by moving them to the right or left edge of the monitor) in gnome 3? Usually the left and the right window are each 50% wide but I'd like to make ...
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Where to get logs for Gnome3 when “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.” appears?

I have recently upgraded my ArchLinux and Gnome3 got broken. On boot, GDM shows up (and works), however, when trying to log in Gnome3 session, I recieve "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." screen. ...
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Gnome3/cinnamon set keyboard shortcut

I cannot find where I can set keyboard shortcut for switching languages. Update: New problem: I cannot set Alt+Shift combination for that.
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What happens when I press “Shut Down” from the GUI?

I have been banging my head against this for quite a while now. It's related to this question. I would like to find out exactly what happens when I choose to shut down my Linux box from the GUI. This ...
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How can I make window borders transparent in Gnome?

I want to create a GTK+ 3.0 theme (for Gnome 3.6+) that features transparent window borders. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
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How are Gnome shell extensions supposed to be managed?

I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions. I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions ...
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How to write dconf overrides for site-custom keybindings?

I want to add custom keybindings using dconf. Previously, I had do the same job using gconf and succeeded. However, there are some problems using dconf. (I'm working on a Debian package, so ...
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Why is Gnome Shell sending data over my wireless network?

I have been checking which processes under my Fedora Linux 18 are using my upload bandwidth and I occasionally see that Gnome Shell is one of them. Why should it be sending data over my wireless ...
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Duplicate instances within Gnome menu

I'm running Fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6. I've installed Eclipse manually, and added the menu entry with alacarte. My problem is that even though I have "Favorite"'d the menu entry, it keeps duplicating ...
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Getting xmonad and gnome-panel working with Fedora 18

I have been using fedora 18 lately and trying to get xmonad working with gnome-panel. On my ubuntu and kali installations this works perfectly fine, but in fedora I have yet to get gnome-panels to ...
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Double GNOME UI elements with Xinerama

I have a Debian 7.0 system which I'm trying to set up with 3 monitors. I'm using a Quadro NVS 420 card with the latest NVidia drivers. I configured it using Xinerama and the nvidia-settings utility, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome 3 “freezes” randomly - not a normal freeze though

Since upgrading to 12.04, I've randomly experienced this strange phenomenon where my mouse mostly doesn't work and keyboard mostly does. I have not been able to identify a cause for this. Sometimes it ...
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Turning off subpixel antialiasing in Gnome 3 on Debian

I'm trying out the secondary monitor with portrait layout, and I want to disable subpixel font antialiasing. I have both turned it off to "Grayscale" in gnome-tweak-tool and created a symlink to ...
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USB copy hangs for a while when reach the 100%

When I copy files of a considerable size (for example right now one of 689MB) to a USB stick, the copy hangs at 100% for 5 min or more. I have tried both Nautilus and rsync --progress. With the ...
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Missing control icons in Totem (Gnome Videos)

I just did an update in Arch Linux, and now the Videos app (Totem) is using the same icon for every control: The controls still work; you just can't tell them apart without hovering over the ...
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Gnome3.6.2 - empathy chats do not appear in the notification bar after a while in fedora 18

I am using fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2 and I've updated empathy to the latest version (Empathy 3.6.4) yesterday. it works fine at first, but after a while, the notification bar which is at the down ...
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Is there an ideal operating system for GNOME 3? [closed]

I'm absolutely new in Lunix. I love the UI of GNOME 3. I tried it in Fedora and Mint - but I'm not sure: Is there an IDEAL Linux version for GNOME 3?
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How to lower mouse acceleration if it is allready at lowest setting in gnome3 config

I want to lower mouse sensitivity in gnome3 desktop, but when I open appropriate settings panel I see that settings are at already lowest setting: Is there any way to fix it?
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crazy layout with GNOME 3 in Mint 14

I've installed GNOME 3 in Mint 14 with sudo apt-get install gnome-shell but now I have a problem. The general functionality is ok, but the windows look like the windows in Mint or rather like the ...
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Is it possible to execute a sub-command from a Gnome Shell launcher?

I've got an alias set up to launch my text editor in a way that keeps it local to the specific desktop I'm working on in Gnome Shell: alias geany="geany --socket-file=/tmp/geany-sock-$(xprop -root ...
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Desktop Manager doesn't start with xorg

I've just installed Arch and I have installed gnome, but when I type startx I have the following problem waiting for X server to shut down Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.c: ...