Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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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: ...
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One PC, several users, Gnome 3 and Awesome. How to easy switch users via GDM

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome 3.6 installed. There are several users on this PC with their own accounts. We used to use just switch user button instead of logging out. So almost always several users ...
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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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Why are files in the map 'Desktop' not shown on the desktop?

As far as my memory goes, the map 'Desktop' contains the files which are shown on your desktop. However, my desktop is empty, while having files present in the map. Yes, I mostly prefer an empty ...
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Cinnamon + Gnome = Ignored settings?

I recently switched from Gnome to Cinnamon in Fedora 17, and I feel like I did something wrong because it seems as though Cinnamon ignores any Gnome settings, despite being Gnome-based (as far as I ...
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NetworkManager issues in Arch Linux

Have had WiFi working fine via wifi-menu on command line for a while, but would much prefer the gnome icon, so i switched to NetworkManager, and now nothing will connect. I enabled my dhcp daemon in ...
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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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google chrome tray icon broken in gnome 3.6

Google Chrome starts up with the correct tray icon but when restarted it has the broken tray icon. Has anyone filed a bug report about this? And is there any workaround at present?
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How do I remove a simple piece of software?

I want to get rid of the automatically installed solitaire "games" in my brand new Fedora 18. I tried the gnome way, but nothing gets listed when I search for "silitaire". I tried the command line ...
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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax ...
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How do I configure my gnome pannel if it does not respond to right-click?

$ gnome-session --version gnome-session 3.6.2 $ cat /etc/*-release Fedora release 18 (Spherical Cow) I want to customize my gnome-pannel - the bar at the top of the screen. However, ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...
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Fedora17 record screencast doesn't work

I can't start embedded GNOME screencast recorder in F17. I tried to start it using Shift+Ctrl+Alt+R but nothing happened (I can't see any red icon and there isn't any file in my video folder). Could ...
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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 ...