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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 ...
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turn on numlock at login screen. GDM

GDM is turning off numlock key. I have tried following: a) installing numlockx and inserting following lines at /etc/gdm/Init/Default if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then /usr/bin/numlockx on fi ...
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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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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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How to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

I am using a freshly installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and I want to set caps-lock to change keyboard layout (single key, not key combination). I used to have this Linux-mint, and I grew used to it. I ...
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How to get gnome-music playing music

I've updated my Suse system to the latest version of gnome -3.12 and the latest version of Suse 13.1. I've installed the new gnome music application, but whenever I've tried to get a song to play, ...
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Unable to launch Gnome System Log Viewer after setting filters

I am unable to launch Gnome System Log Viewer after setting some filters. This is so, even after rebooting and reinstalling this GUI program. I found the following relevant line in /var/log/messages: ...
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How to remove the border under the titlebar in Gnome 3.20?

In Gnome 3.20, I can no longer remove the small border under the titlebar using this snippet in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css (suggested here Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3). .ssd .titlebar ...
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Remove/Disable hot corner

I have installed CentOS 7 which uses gnome classic, and am finding the hot corner extremely painfully annoying. How do I remove/disable it?
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How do I connect to my public folder set up in gnome nautilus.

After enabling personal file sharing in the sharing settings of gnome it tells me to go to 'dav://manjaro', but if I try to connect using that address on a different computer on the same network it ...
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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

In Gnome 3.18, it was possible to change the titlebar height of all windows by changing the css in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css as per Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3. ...
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Disabling system modal behaviour of GNOME 3 password prompts

When GNOME (Keyring, specifically) needs a password to add an SSH key to the agent, it pops up a system modal prompt to get the password from you. I use KeePass, so this means that if I forgot to copy ...
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Shared, read-write, photo directory tree, for normal users

I.e. what I want is the Linux equivalent of Windows Public/Pictures. The problem is that Linux file manager Nautilus doesn't apply default ACLs when you move a file into a folder/directory (nor good ...
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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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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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Gnome 3.20 graphical glitches when switching applications

Today, I upgraded from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20 and started experiencing some strange graphical issues when changing focus from one application to another, either by alt-tab or clicking the new window with ...
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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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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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No music showing up in Gnome Music

I'm on Tumbleweed using the latest gnome-music from the Tumbleweed repo (3.16.1-1.1), though I doubt this makes any difference because older versions seem to have the same problem for me... My ...
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GNOME 3 - Black border around window theme 'Bright'

I'm using GNOME 3. With the window theme Bright I get black border colors. I haven't had this trouble before in Debian. Images of it: http://anony.ws/i/2016/04/17/Screenshotfrom2016-04-17195440.png ...
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Gnome extensions are enabled but not working after system startup

I have Gnome 3.18 with some extensions installed. But for some reason I have to enter Extensions settings on Tweak Tool, disable and enable my extesions to get them to work. I've tried creating a ...
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unable to compile GNOME planner from source

I'm using fedora 23 64 bits here, i suppose i have all dev deps installed, however this last one i don't know how to solve: [sombriks@sephiroth planner]$ sh autogen.sh /usr/bin/gnome-autogen.sh ...
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keeping both activities and applications menu with GNOME3

By default the amazing extension "applications" replaces "activities", but I would like both to coexist on my top bar. What part of the .local/gnome-shell/extensions (or something similar) do I edit ...
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Xming for Linux? (Aka run a display/x11 server inside a window)

With Xming I can run an X11 server inside a window and then run mate-session to get a very fast remote desktop inside a window. On Linux, I'm not entirely sure how to X11 forward mate-session to just ...
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Create guest account in Gnome 3.18 on Arch Linux

I want a guest account just like in Ubuntu which has following features: It does not require password to login A new home folder (in /tmp if possible) is created with no data every time User data is ...
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Cannot login into GNOME, kicking me back to login screen

I am not able to login into GNOME desktop, it happened yesterday after upgrade. In login screen, if I enter my password and press ENTER I am getting login screen again. System details: linux ...
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Randomly Cycle Different Wallpapers On Each Monitor

So I've got a program called "Display Fusion" installed on my Windows drive, and I love it for literally only one feature: I can set it up to that each of my 3 monitors randomly changes the wallpaper ...
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Cannot reassign shortcut SUPER+M under GNOME

Kernel: x86_64 Linux 4.4.5-1-ARCH GNOME: 3.20.0 I am unable to make use of the shortcut SUPER+M. What I've tried so far: assigning the shortcut to the system's email program assigning the ...
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Configure GNOME/Wayland display configuration from command line

Is there a possibility to configure the monitor configuration of Mutter/GNOME shell from command line in a Wayland Session or is that not implemented until now? I have tried to change some things via ...
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According to what does GNOME purge the trash “30 days later”?

In GNOME 3.18 Settings > Privacy > Purge Trash & Temporary Files, one can configure the desktop environment to automatically empty Trash "after 30 days". The description here isn't very clear. ...
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Making task bar icons consistently appear to the right of applications and places (gnome 3)

My question is a highly specific one. I'm using version 3 of the gnome shell with the extension "taskbar", which displays icons of the applications currently running in the top bar. It's fantastic, ...
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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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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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How do I suppress the title bar and window decorations on a maximized window in Gnome 3.12?

I'm trying to get rid of the top title bar on a fullscreen-sized window under Gnome 3.12.2, using the gnome-shell WM. In earlier versions of Gnome this was not difficult to do, but it apparently has ...
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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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Desktop Environment with good HiDPI support

My Lenovo notebook has a 14" display with 1920x1080 as native resolution. So running at this makes the UI elements very small, so I'm looking for a desktop environment (currently running bare Arch ...
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Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell

In Gnome Shell, is it possible to change the sequence of workspaces by using drag-and-drop? For instance, is it possible to make Workspace 2 the uppermost one by dragging it above Workspace 1 (which ...
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gnome-screenshot -a's annoying delay

I set a shortcut for taking a screenshot of an area (gnome-screenshot -a) but whenever I press it it's an annoying game of cat and mouse to get the cross-hatch which lets you select the area to show ...
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How to move windows across displays in Gnome 3?

In Gnome 3, moving windows with the keyboard shortcuts Meta+← and Meta+→ can be convenient. Now, I have two displays installed and would like to move windows across the displays without ...
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Disabling USB automount in GNOME3

I'm trying to disable the USB automount in GNOME 3.14.1 (debian Jessie). I've modified the gnome media handling using dconf-editor, my configuration looks like this: I'm not sure of what proces or ...
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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 ...
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Strange Ubuntu logout when manipulating DOM in Google Chrome

The context: in Google Chrome, in the the Developer Tools inspector, each time I try to move a DOM element, Ubuntu Gnome log me out without notice. I can't even take a snapshot of this, because I'm ...
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Emacs got blue background after upgrading to 3.20

OS: Archlinux Emacs: 24.5 Theme: Solarized-light It is ok before upgrading to gnome-unstable(3.20)
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Disable workspace switch overlay effect

I run Debian testing with Gnome 3.12. After installing "Workspace Grid" extension the workspace switch animation became increasingly annoying. I'm talking about that thing in the middle of the screen ...
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GNOME 3: How to display status of multiple batteries?

T400, Debian Jessie, GNOME 3.14 How can I see both batteries (main and ultrabay) when clicking on the battery icon? I looked for a suitable extension on http://extensions.gnome.org/ , but I didn't ...
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Change GDM display timeout

I need to change the GDM display timeout from 10 seconds to something more forgiving. That is to say, my screen shuts off after 10 seconds in the lock screen. I am running Fedora 23 with Gnome on a ...
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Different ways of powering off

I prefer getting things done using the keyboard instead of the mouse. In Gnome to shutdown the PC, I have to click several times to shutdown my PC. I prefer to press Alt+F2 and type poweroff. My ...
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Blank desktop with Gnome in a virtual machine

I installed Debian (Wheezy 7.9) as a VM in VirtualBox. But looks like I have a Desktop environment problem: When I right-click on the Desktop, I get nothing (I'm supposed to get a menu). No ...
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How to freeze the dash bar in Gnome 3?

I'm on a freshly installed Debian 8.3 (Gnome 3.14) and I can't find if it is possible to display the dash bar permanently (as a dock on Mac OS X). The dash is hiding automatically... This looks like a ...
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Get current screen brightness level

The brightness keys on my laptop work ok, and gnome shell displays a level bar when changing it. But the level bar doesn't display any values (absolute nor relative). How can I retrieve the current ...