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How to disable the user list on GDM3 login screen?

Environment: Distribution: Arch Linux Display Manager: GDM 3.16.x Dekstop Environment: Gnome 3.16 Question: How to disable the user list displayed on the login screen? Clarification: Wanted ...
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Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3

I'm running gnome 3.18 and I would like to reduce the title bar height. Any ideas ?
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How can I add an application to the GNOME window manager?

The GNOME on-board documentation covers only the things anyone can easily guess. I have an application for that I can only start from the command line. Not that I mind using a terminal but ... Anyway,...
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Bash scripts ran from from gnome/nautilus don't have enviroment variables

In my ~/.bashrc and ~/.profile I have some variables set to some filepaths: export MY_VAR1="/path/to/somewhere" In my ~/bin/ (which is added to my PATH) I have a few scripts that rely on those ...
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How to save a GNOME 3 session

GNOME 2 allows one to either save the session automatically or manually (i.e. save the session as it looks right now). This is a nice feature because it restores the various desktop states between ...
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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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Is there a way to adjust the formatting of the date/time in the GNOME 3 login screen and desktop?

I'm specifically looking to change the formatting in two places: On the desktop, the date/time reads "Sat 21:05". I would like it to read "23-Jul-11 21:05" or "23 Jul 11 21:05". In other words, I ...
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What is the icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3?

I can't figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do. It has two states, locked and unlocked, but it's not the lock screen. When I click it, it ...
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Change behaviour of numpad to dpad in GNOME 3

I'm a long-time Windows user who uses the numeric keypad with the numlock off for navigating text, highlighting it, etc. Shift + Home (7 on the numpad) selects all text till the beginning of the line. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Set custom locales in Gnome3 (on Fedora 20)

I've created my own custom locales and placed them in /etc/locale.conf which successfully takes effect if I log in on a virtual console (Ctrl+Alt+F2). In my Gnome3 session those variables are not set, ...
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How can I trigger the screensaver's locking feature using D-BUS from the command line?

How can I trigger the screen saver manually from the command line? I'm using GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19, but the solution should not necessarily be specific to this distro.
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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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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. .header-bar.default-...
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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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My laptop cannot adjust brightness

I have a problem adjusting my laptop's brightness. This is a hardware problem but I can solve it with ccsm, but other programs do not work for me, e.g., xgamma, etc. Now I am running Fedora 15 and ...
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Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14

I'm trying out the GNOME 3.14 live ISO and I would like to test multi touch gestures as well as Wayland session. The promotional video shows multitouch gestures to zoom in and out, show the overwiev, ...
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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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Difference between Gnome3 and Gnome-shell

What is the difference between gnome3 and gnome-shell, if any?
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How do I get GNOME 3 to work in Debian Wheezy under VMware?

I just installed Debian 7.4 in a VMware machine. On first boot, it gave me the following error: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback ...
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How can I autoload xkb customisations in GNOME?

Following up on my question about customising key mappings in Wayland I've found out that xmodmap is apparently deprecated, but xkb "should work" in Wayland. Unfortunately, xkb is much more ...
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Modify Gnome 3 search bar results

Is it possible somehow modify results of default search bar in Gnome 3? I'm currently having a little problem with launching calculator app. I always pressed Super and typed "calc" and enter. But ...
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What do the tags in `monitors.xml` do?

I have a GNOME 3 desktop environment installed on my Arch Linux box, and I would like to manually configure my desktop settings. I understand there is a file ~/.config/monitors.xml but I am quite ...
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Changing default file manager in Gnome3 (Fedora 22)

I just switched to Fedora 22 and decided to go for Gnome3 this time instead of XFCE. I like the Thunar file manager so I downloaded it. I've had trouble setting it as the default file manager though. ...
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GNOME 3 Different menu options for root and user

I built GNOME 3.16 on my LFS system. I have a strange configuration issue where my root and normal user see different items in the applications menu. Here's a screenshot of gedit's menu options as ...
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How can I launch the sub applets in the GNOME's Control Center (v3) directly from the command line?

Is there a trick to launching these applets via the command line directly vs. having to launch the GNOME Control Center (aka. Settings) and then navigating to them through the UI?
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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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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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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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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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Gnome 3 - custom keyboard shortcut to run command as root?

My keyboard backlight function keys don't seem to work, so I've written a script to change the keyboard brightness, which must be run as root. It is invoked like so... sudo /usr/bin/local/backlight ...
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Theming of KDE apps with Gnome DE

I'm using Gnome 3 on Arch Linux but I use some KDE applications like Okular. I would like to make Okular and other KDE applications use a dark theme to match the one I'm using in Gnome. I noticed ...
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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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Setting application-specific keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 3.16

I would like to associate a specific action in Nautilus (namely 'Open in Terminal') with a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use the mouse to open the current working directory in a new ...
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how to create custom shortcuts for scrot and gnome-screenshot interactive mode

I want to add command scrot -s as custom shortcuts via gnome-control-center keyboard. The accelerator key was Super+S. but it didn't works. If i remove -s or try other interactive command like ...