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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 ...
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How can I autostart GDM on Fedora 15?

I am trying to load Compiz on my Fedora 15 desktop. When I finished installing the compiz packages, I restarted. However, it started in text terminal mode and the gui didn't load automatically. I ...
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Mouse cursor 'frame rate' is slow, but only when logged into my main account

When I'm logged into my account on my laptop (A Thinkpad t420 running Linux Mint 12 with Gnome 3), the mouse has a noticeably lower frame rate than when I'm at the log in screen, or even in another ...
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How do I change the icon size and padding in the Gnome 3 upper panel on Linux Mint 12?

I'm trying to personalize the desktop interface in Linux Mint 12 running Gnome 3. I just disabled the bottom panel and I changed the font in the upper panel. How do I change the upper panel's icon ...
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Removing supend and hibernate privileges

On OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64, Gnome 3.2 . I want to remove the suspend and hibernate options from the Gnome (Shell) menu as suspend makes no sense IMO for a desktop hibernate has a slight tendency to ...
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Linux Mint - Gnome Shell with dual monitor switch main screen

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with Linux Mint 12 and gnome-shell on it. Its a Intel HD 3000 Graphics card in there. When I'm at home, I have another Screen plugged in (19" 4:3) and everything works ...
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Which Linux distro supports GNOME 3 by default?

I was planning on installing a new Linux distribution and I am thinking of trying GNOME 3 interface. Other than Fedora 16 (which has GNOME 3 as default) which other distro supports it? I know it can ...
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No wireless in Archlinux Gnome3

Successfully installed Gnome3 on archlinux (not the fallback mode). EDIT: My wired internet connection works fine. However, I can't see the network icon (or wireless networks) in the tray. When I ...
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Lightdm won't start automatically on boot

Every time I boot my PC Ubuntu keeps dropping me to TTY 1 where I have to log in and then do sudo lightdm start just to log in again, which is very annoying I have already tried removing and ...
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Does GNOME 3 support desktop zoom?

GNOME 3 is not compatible with Compiz, so I cannot use the desktop zoom feature from Compiz. I googled for a long time, and it seems GNOME still does not support desktop zoom -- does it? I am using ...
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gnome 3 hibernate option

I switched to gnome 3 (which I like) and of all the things that have changed the only one that bothers me is the fact that there is not a hibernate option. Now, I know of the pm-hibernate command but ...
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Remove notifications icon or make notifications fade after a while

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10, along with Gnome 3 to replace Unity. I'm using the classic Gnome look rather than the new one which is way too much like Unity for my tastes. Seems like everything is ...
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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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Apple keyboard in openbox

I just upgraded from Fedora 15 to 16. I'm using Openbox as an alternative to Gnome 3. The problem is that I cannot find a way of using the multimedia keys properly in Openbox. Changing the keyboard ...
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How to force 1920x1080 resolution - Fedora 16, VMPlayer, 9800GTX

I'm running F16 on VMplayer, I don't think the drivers I'm using are for my nvidia card. I'm getting a max resolution of 1280*768. My card is EVGA 9800GTX+ --- I need instructions on how to change my ...
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Gnome 3: Show all applications of all workspaces?

How can I show all currently used application of all workspaces in the Gnome 3 taskbar? In Gnome 2 you were able to right click on the bottom left corner to set this as default behavior but I can't ...
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Automatically hide Linux Mint notification bar after timeout

It seems like the notification bar on the bottom of the desktop in Linux Mint 12 never hides unless I click N+1 times on it first (N being the number of messages). Since it's overlaid over all windows ...
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GNOME 3 Ctrl+Alt+D (show desktop)

I recently upgraded my system to GNOME 3. In previous versions of GNOME, the key combination Ctrl+Alt+D would hide all open windows and show the Desktop. This shortcut was eliminated from GNOME 3 ...
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Gtk2 Themes under Gentoo's Gnome 3

I have made it to get a nice gnome shell environment running under my new gentoo. It's all fine, except there are a whole bunch of programs built against gtk2 (Chromium, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Firefox), ...
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Disable Hardware acceleration on Gnome 3 or fix VNC

I've just upgraded my openSUSE to 12.1, which ships with gnome3. Previously, I had gnome2 running with vino-server as a vnc server that starts upon login. With gnome3 this works too, but the vnc ...
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How to add additional Gnome-Shell and Unity workspace navigation shortcuts

I am very familiar with (and love) the workspace switching in Gnome-Shell and Unity (using Ctrl+Alt+[Up/Down/Right/Left]), but being a vim fan, it would also be great if I could add an additional ...
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How do I disable the left-(meta|windows) key binding in gnome-shell

I changed the keybinding to Show the activities overview in the panel System Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts to Shift-ESC, but the left-meta or left-windows key is still bringing it up. How do I ...
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Fedora15/Gnome3 - Exit elevated priviliges mode

While using Fedora 14 (Gnome2), Each time if I was doing some privileged task (ex - mounting a new hard drive), I would be prompted for password and then there would appear an icon (like keys) on the ...
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Gnome 3 on FreeBSD 9

I recently installed FreeBSD 9-Release and I want to install Gnome 3 after having installed marcuscom ports. However after a long time, it stops with an error in libgdata. How can I solve this ...
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Regaining usage of volume control media keys after removing pulseaudio

I am running a GNOME 3 fallback desktop in Debian testing, and I removed some pulseaudio packages, for I don't need the advanced functionality. That resulted in my multimedia keys that control speaker ...
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How do I install user theme extension in Gnome in Fedora 16?

Upon going to the user themes extension webpage, I get the following message: This extension is incompatible with your version of GNOME. This extension supports the GNOME unstable release, 3.3.2 I ...
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What editor can be used to provide highlighting for Mallard project files?

I normally switch between Geany, vim and Emacs (depending on my mood. LOL) when editing on a linux platform. Recently, I have begun exploring the Mallard Project, but have been unable to find the ...
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nm-applet not showing until NetworkManager restart in GNOME 3

I have recently installed Arch Linux and GNOME 3 on my new laptop and have a problem whereby nm-applet is not showing in gnome-panel, unless I manually restart the NetworkManager daemon.
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Wheezy locales problem - gnome-control-center region crashes with segfault

In the last couple of days my locales have a serious issue. I normally am "en_GB.UTF-8". Suddenly when running apt, error messages are appearing saying Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Set Default/Global Gnome Preferences (Gnome 3)

I have recently switched to Gnome 3 from Gnome 2 (and switched to Linux recently before that), and Gnome 3 doesn't give me as many options to change settings via the GUI, and especially not to change ...
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gnome 3 system sounds not working

On my System (Debian Wheezy x64, Gnome 3) I don't have any system sounds. Other audio is working well. When I go to settings > Audio > Sounds (hope it is called like this in english) as normal user, ...
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System menu and desktop right click dont appear in Gnome3

I run Arch Linux with Gnome3. I need to escape from the "routine" and change to Gnome for some weeks or even months. When I open it I can't see the system menu (which is supposed to be right of ...
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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...
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Adding shortcuts to docky on Gnome 3

So I have been using docky on Linux for a while and really enjoy it. However, with the introduction of Gnome 3 I can still run docky but the ability to be able to drag shortcuts from the menu to the ...
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Will switching from Gnome to LXDE improve battery life?

I currently have Fedora 14 and the battery life is not so good. I am planning to switch to Fedora 16. Will I get significantly more battery life if I go for the LXDE spin instead of GNOME?
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No gnome-power-manager command but it is installed on Arch

I'm running latest Arch, have GNOME and Fluxbox and my main windows manager is Fluxbox. I wanted to manage my power settings in Fluxbox and i added gnome-power-manager in startup but is says there ...
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kde install destroys gnome desktop

I recently installed KDE 4.7 on my wife's computer. I did not use the recommended Debian 'install task' method, which emulates the full install-from-.iso process. Instead I just did: # apt-get ...
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Where is the “About Gnome” dialog in gnome-shell?

I'm used to Gnome 2 in Debian and Fedora. But recently I've been using Gnome 3 and Gnome-shell (3.0.2). Today I noticed I wasn't able to find the About Gnome dialog. It's been helpful in the past ...
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...