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Is it possible to raise a window using dbus in Gnome3?

I have recently shifted from KDE4 to Gnome3. In KDE you can create application specific keyboard shortcuts to raise windows. I typically create one each for firefox, thunderbird, my terminal etc. That ...
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How can I automatically restart gnome-shell coming out of suspend mode?

So, due to an issue with gnome-power-manager, gnome-shell, and my nvidia card, I'm left in the awkward position of coming out of suspension/sleep with my graphics broken. This problem resolves itself ...
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Where Nautilus/Gnome keeps track or log of user activity?

Today I came across a file called ~user/.nautilus/saved-session-XXXXXX. In it one could see some sort of logging user's activity via Nautilus. Also in ~user/.gconf/apps/gedit-2 one could find ...
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fully disable the .desktop file function under GNOME?

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/foobar/6229 How can I fully disable the .desktop file function under GNOME?
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How to execute shortcut keys from command line?

I am running Gnome. I would like to execute a shortcut key combination from the command line. For example, type a command that generates the key codes for Ctrl+Alt+Left. Does anyone know of a way to ...
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No window menus in freenx

I recently upgraded an openSUSE 11.3 install to 11.4 by downloading the DVD, burning it, & chosing the upgrade option upon booting to it. I used all the upgrade defaults. Upon coming back up, I ...
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How to copy text from vim to an external program?

I'm trying to copy-paste some text from vim. I'm doing v to enter visual mode, then y once I selected my block. It appears to copy the text into vim's clipboard, because p will paste it. But in ...
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Mutter and Intel GMA 4500MHD

I am trying to use Mutter with my Intel GMA 4500MHD (on my Thinkpad T400) in Debian Wheezy. However, it says: Not using GLX TFP and some effects get very slow. How can I fix that?
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erratic keyboard shortcut behavior - gnome debian testing

Sometimes my keyboard shortcuts in gnome do not work (ctrl-alt-right for next desktop, ctrl-alt-m for menu, ctrl-alt-b for browser, et cetera) Sometimes after rebooting they do work. I wish I ...
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Debian (Gnome): unable to login

I am new to Linux, installed Gnome, and unable to login, as only root is set, and disabled, I think after reading on the Internet. Now how do i get back to the command line, at least so I can deal ...
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How to quit GNOME file copy GUI after it hangs

Many times I find GNOME file copy GUI tool (Nautilus) irritating when it stops working. It happens when: I cancel the copy or move I try to copy to blue tooth exchange folder to my friends ...
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Gnome Logout from command

How to get logout from Gnome session via command line ? Also Is there any way in GNOME to do "switch user" from command line ?
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Create url link in menu

How can I create a menu item that points to a URL? I've tried creating a mylink.desktop entry like this: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Link Name Icon=my-icon Type=Link Categories=Office; ...
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gnome-screensaver-command --lock, hide password

If I lock the screen using gnome-screensaver (gnome-screensaver-command --lock) and enter the password, a big dot is shown instead of each character. Is it possible to change this behaviour such that ...
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Move to trash confirm box

I am using Fedora 14 (Laughlin) with GNOME 2.32.0. I have gconf-editor installed. In gconf-editor apps->nautilus->preference confirm_trash is enabled i.e., checked, also in nautilus file browser, home ...
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Launching a GUI application in RHEL 5 hangs

When I try to launch any GUI application through a terminal in my RHEL 5.4, it takes a very long time for the GUI to come up. Also, sometimes it just hangs. I see the following messages in the ...
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Emacs font size changes frame size?

I'm using emacs 23.1.1. I set the font size in my .emacs with (set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 100) The problem is that my emacs is now really small. The outer box (what I call a window and ...
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How can I change the look of applications running via NoMachine?

I have set up the NoMachine NX server on a virtual machine running on a server in my datacenter to use for keeping applications running and connecting/disconnecting from them via my laptop. The ...
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Switch to Gnome from KDE without logging out

Right now I'm using the KDE desktop on Fedora, but I want to switch to Gnome. Problem is, I have many things open right now (xterms, xemacs, etc, etc), and I don't want to close all of them, log out, ...
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How to turn off GNOME hint bubbles?

How can I disable the bubbles that pop up after ~1 sec? I don't want hint bubbles! :)
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Why does US International Keyboard break Alt_R

All adding the U.S. English International (with dead keys) keyboard layout breaks my Alt_R key. Any ideas why? I'm working on RHEL 5.5 using GNOME. The problem disappears if I remove the additional ...
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What are some decent alt-tab replacements for Gnome?

I think these problems bother me with the native alt-tab app: It feels a bit sluggish - it takes about 0.3 seconds for the alt-tab window to appear. I'd like to configure Alt-Shift-Tab to go one ...
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Getting “A hard disk may be failing” on startup

I keep getting this error message each time I start GNOME, even though I created a new partition table on this drive, I formatted all the partitions, and created them again, and this just won't go ...
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How to get the icon for a MIME type?

How to get the icon for a MIME type? I don't want to use g_file_info_get_icon() because its input parameter is a file, not a MIME type. My use case: I have a wrapper file which embeds a media ...
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Logitech MX-510: Some extra buttons not usable

I have a Logitech MX-510, that I've been using for about six years. The Mouse has several extra buttons, that I'd like to use in Gnome, but I have problems with the button codes, that the mouse ...
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Is it possible to set su to use WE password dialog

I have sometimes problem when during entering password for su other window appears and steals the focus ("wait - did I just entered root password on public IRC chatroom?" - it did not happened but ...
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How can I make the GNOME Shell Activities Bar small all the time?

When I have no apps running, or I'm in the activities screen in GNOME shell, the activities bar is maybe 20px high. When I am running an application, this expands to 70px, possibly to fit the 64x64 ...
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Can you tell a window to spawn behind others?

I have a script that recompiles and relaunches a software project I am building in linux. However, I don't usually want to see my program's window immediately after it has launched, as I want to keep ...
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Why don't Gnome or KDE produce their own distribution (or other desktop projects for that matter)?

When I think of the recent debacle where Canonical and Gnome disagreed and each went their own way in terms of producing a new desktop, I wonder: Why doesn't a desktop project like Gnome produce its ...
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Make a windowmanager/desktop (Gnome) use only a part of an X11 server's (Xvfb) resolution

I have the following problem: Let's say I have an X11 server (it is the Xvfb) set to run at a resolution of 1024x768. Now I want to run inside it the Gnome desktop, not at the resolution of 1024x768 ...
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How to execute a shell command from a “starter”?

I would like to execute a command by double-clicking on a starter on my Ubuntu Lucid desktop. More specifically, I would like to start a rdesktop session. I have thus entered rdesktop -u user -d ...
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How to remove GNOME 3 and restore GNOME 2

I am on Debian Squeeze. In over-enthusiasm I added an experimental repo and installed GNOME 3 (here is the evil discussion on installing GNOME 3 http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=60481) ...
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Is there a “Open terminal here” from File Browser?

Something equivalent to Windows' "cmd prompt here", that will open a gnome-terminal on a specific folder?
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How do I get back to X?

I pressed some key combination and got a big full screen black terminal screen with a login prompt. After logging in, I tried startx to get the UI back, but got a message Fatal server error: Server ...
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Why is Run Application (Alt-F2) very sluggish on a new computer?

I just got a new, strong ubuntu desktop. First time linux user. I'm trying the Run Application app ( Alt+F2 ), try "Ch" for Chrome, and the app thinks for 2-3 seconds before displaying the list of ...
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Can I change a shortcut key to Windows key?

I'm trying to change the shortcut key for "Run Application" ( Alt+F2 ) to the Windows key. When I click "Show the panel's Run application dialog box" in Keyboard Shorcuts, it says "New Shortcut", ...
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Gnome trouble on a DisplayLink device in a Linux virtual machine

I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit. Using the tools provided with VirtualBox, I have added a DisplayLink device to the VM and created the following xorg.conf file: Section ...
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Where can I find the source code of libgio?

I want to study how its GFileInfo components works.
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Where can I find the source code of “GFileInfo” functions like “g_file_info_get_content_type”?

I want to read the source code of a GFileInfo function: g_file_info_get_content_type ( GFileInfo *info ); Could somebody tell me where to find the source code file? I search the glibc code by didn't ...
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Will there be third party compositing with Gnome 3, or will it be limited?

Will we still be able to use Compiz?
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There are no items in GNOME main menu after openSuse 11.4 upgrade

I've upgraded my openSuse os from 11.3 to 11.4. Everything went smoothly but now I cannot see any item in main menu (analog of Start in Windows) and I cannot set any background picture, so now I see a ...
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How can I clear the list of recently accessed documents in Fedora?

When I click on the Clear recent documents item in the GNOME menu, it clears the list of recently used documents (as expected). How can I replicate this functionality from the command line?
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How to make KDE3 visible for GDM?

I have Gnome (default), KDE4 and KDE3 installed. When I log out, GDM kicks in and I can select other desktop than Gnome -- among window managers, there is KDE4 (as KDE), but no KDE3. Question: how ...
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Configuring mouse for right+left button simulating middle click (for copy/paste)

I was using the mouse copy-paste extensively, until recently, when some OpenSuSe upgrade reconfigured this on all my machines. Now the scrollbuton is the one to paste (which I hate, since it's hard to ...
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I am failing to build gudev with JHBuild

When I run jhbuild buildone gudev I get: <SNIP> Making all in . CC extras/gudev/extras_gudev_libgudev_1_0_la-gudevclient.lo CC ...
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How to change title in gnome-terminal profile

I know how to load a specific terminal profile as well as loading a config file that the terminal reads, but every time I try to set the title and save the config file, it still returns to the ...
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Is locking the screen safe?

See USB driver bug exposed as "Linux plug&pwn", or this link Two choices [GNOME, Fedora 14]: Use the gnome-screensaver Use the "switch user" function [gnome menu -> log out -> switch user] ...
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Can a Gnome Terminal profile use UTF-8 by default?

I am on an Ubuntu (I think) system. I don't have root, so I can't change the locale. I want to make my default terminal profile use UTF-8 by default. There should be a way to do this, either in the ...
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Python in GNOME code base

Is Python present in the Gnome code base? If so, how is it involved? Note: My question concerns the core GNOME Desktop Environment only (e.g. nautilus, gnome-session, NetworkManager) and any ...
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What Linux distribution(s) contribute the most development to the GNOME project?

If I plan to contribute to the GNOME project, am I advised to use THAT distribution as my primary development platform or does my choice remain a simple matter of taste? EDIT: I'm a Linux user and my ...