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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 1:...
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Running GNOME 3 components without GNOME

I would like to use some of the GNOME 3 components (such as the panel and screensaver) without actually using gnome shell. (To be more specific, I switched to xmonad now.) Is there a way to do that? ...
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conky config issue with wheight

I copied this config https://www.gefoo.org/simple-conky-configuration-plainconky.html and I know it worked out just fine when i start testing it.But suddenly I can't see it full. And I do not make any ...
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debian jessie cinnamon default wallpapers showing empty

Im using debian jessie stable with cinnamon as desktop environment. Previously I was able to change wallpaper from a pre-defined default set of wallpapers already included in system with ...
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Set default pdf reader

When I install shutter to take screenshots, imagemagick sets itself as default PDF-reader and I am unable to change it. I would like to have evince as default PDF-reader. I have tried right click ...
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Win 8.1 guest on VirtualBox 5 running on Wayland 1.8 freezes after login

I'm testing GNOME 3.16.3 wayland (1.8) session on ArchLinux 64bit. Everything seems to work fine so far except for VirtualBox 5.0.2. If I run windows 8.1 as guest, after entering the password on the ...
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Arch Linux Gnome 3 slow login -> desktop transition and 2 gnome-sessions when booting up

I have a fresh install of Arch Linux using Gnome 3 as my Desktop Environment. I also installed nvidia proprietary drivers for my GTX 970. The problem i'm facing is that after my log-in screen pops up ...
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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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Activation of network connection failed. Kali linux v2.0

I can't connect to internet via wired, adding DSL profile with user and password. While installing kali linux 2.0 there was a warning telling that there is missing non-free firmware `rtl_nic/...
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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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Access the GNOME shell aggregate menu per keyboard

Is it possible to access the aggregate menu, or system menu, located in the top right corner on the activities bar of the GNOME shell interface, with a keyboard shortcut? If not, can such a shortcut ...
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OpenVPN client config: Route command fails

I want to connect to my company's VPN server, so I can access work resources. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I've been given an ovpn-file. I installed OpenVPN and run sudo openvpn --config ~/...
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GTK+ themes on Arch GNOME

So I'm trying to install this theme onto my laptop along side dash-to-dock (dash-to-dock works fine). I can't, however, get the theme to work on my user account. It works on the root account, but I ...
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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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GTK applications looking bad

I'm running ArchLinux and gnome shell 3.16.1. GTK+ theme: Evopop-gtk-theme Icons: Adwaita Global dark theme. Running applications like nautilus, gnome-tweak-tool, dconf, system-monitor, gnome-...
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How to set custom default values for gnome3 system settings?

I stumbled upon an issue with the gnome background settings while trying to establish a custom default value for the picture-options in /org/gnome/desktop/background settings directory. When setting ...
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Gnome-tweak-tool — cannot read Typing Options due to ellipsized text

I would like to use the gnome-tweak tool to remap some of my modifier keys (alt/win/meta/super or how they're all called..) My problem is that I can't really read what the options in the drop down ...
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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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Use one application with different theme in gnome 3 [duplicate]

I would like to run one particular application (California) using the Adwaita (light) theme but I am using the global dark option. Is is possible to start one application with a custom theme setting?
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really quickly,...
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how to keep track gnome extensions download and install progress?

For example, I open Firefox and then turn on Transparent Windows at Transparent Windows Extension But how do I know when it will complete downloading and installing? There's no notification or ...
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Keyboard binding for “activities overview” in Gnome3 on CentOS7 only brings up applications menu

I found a "Gnome Help" web site that listed the keyboard shortcut for the "activities overview" screen, but I found that wasn't working. I then found the "Settings"->"Keyboard"->"System" preferences ...
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How to determine or set keyboard shortcut for activities view in gnome3 on centos7?

Is there a way in Gnome3 on CentOS7 to list the actual keyboard shortcuts for things like the activities view? I can find lots of web pages that tell me what they should be, but I'd like to know for ...
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Mouse freeze after logging in to Gnome

I did my first Arch Linux install yesterday. I later installed Gnome and I'm able to log in. The touchpad and mouse buttons work at the log in screen but once I'm logged on the Touchpad does not work....
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Enabling `Alt` hotkeys for buttons in Gnome?

I mean: whenever a letter in the text of a button is underlined, pressing Alt plus that letter clicks the button. I have gone through both the Keyboard and the Tweak Tool applets without success. ...
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`Control + Alt + Tab` does not show the top bar in Gnome 3

In Gnome 2, when an application was fullscreen, Control + Alt + Tab would let you select either the top bar or the bottom bar (AFAIK, they are also called "panels"). In Gnome 3, the same keyboard ...
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Gnome 3: enable Ctrl+Alt+Bksp on a per-user basis without editing any files?

I would like to enable the Control + Alt + Backspace sequence to kill the X server, plus other sequences, without editing any files, if possible (or at least, no system files).
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How to make bookmarks appear first in the GNOME files left pane?

I have a dual boot Debian system with windows partitions. I never use and access those partitions from within Linux. But they appear first in the gnome files program. There are 4 disks shown in the ...
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How to disable “Not listed?” on login screen?

When I used to use Ubuntu, there was an option on the login screen, which, if you are not in the list of users, allowed you to create a new account.  Now, looking for same thing in Debian, on the ...
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different icons for generic source-code and other files

I am trying to make a mimetype icon theme for gnome. I have created text-x-generic.svg for all unthemed filetype. But what I am looking for is different icons for unthemed source code (say, R, vala,...
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user-dirs.dirs reset at start-up

I wanted to have some of the sub-folders of my home directory (like Music, Downloads,Videos) on my hard-disk-raid instead of my SSD. Therefore I deleted those folders in my home directory, recreated ...