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Are there a way to block a program from starting during certain times?

As the title says. I want to prevent a certain program from being started during specific times. Are there a good way of accomplishing this at *nix distros?
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Gnome stop grabbing my emacs keys

I am using Gnome in Ubuntu 11.04. I work a lot in Emacs, and I find that the Gnome window manager grabs some of the Emacs keys. To some extent, I can stop this by laboriously going through each of ...
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About GNOME .gconf, .gnome2 etc. directories in $HOME

In users $HOME we know that GNOME keeps various of directories to store user specific configs. I know that .gconf is used to store user preferences (keybindings, and other settings) I know that ...
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GNOME: Use WinKey (Super_L) as a main menu toggle

I know how to set Super_L (WinKey) button to open the Menu. gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L" Currently, in order to close that menu, I am ...
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How can I easily copy one user's profile to another's in GNOME?

I have a multi-user environment. I would like them to use one profile (with specific settings like: themes, shortcuts, installed keyboard layouts, wallpaper, main menu items, etc.). Currently I need ...
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Gnome Update Manager stays at 100 % system load

I experience a strange behaviour on my Debian (Wheezy x64) every time I use the Gnome Update Manager. While downloading the files, the CPU load stays low. (click for better resolution) When the new ...
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Where should I put a script that needs to execute once when the user logs in graphically?

Using Gnome 3 on Fedora 15, where should I put a script that needs to execute once when the user logs in graphically?
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Is there a way to make GNOME Panel backgrounds stretch vertically, rather than repeat?

I have another strange issue with the GNOME Panel. Images (that I am using as backgrounds) instead of scaling vertically, are actually repeating vertically, leaving me with a really weird effect: ...
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What do I need to change to have a fully transparent panel?

I have a theme which sets the background of my panel to a certain color, even when I tell it to be transparent via the panel properties. In the theme's gtkrc file, what do I need to change to set ...
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gnome-keyring-daemon couldn't allocate secure memory

I run logcheck on my Debian Linux system to get alerted to unusual lines in my log files, and recently I saw the following in /var/log/messages: gnome-keyring-daemon: couldn't allocate secure memory ...
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How do I associate the Windows key with GNOME menu in Fedora?

There is a similar question: How to associate the Fedora Start menu with the Windows keyboard? but it's for KDE 4. Can someone post equivalent steps for GNOME?
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How do I change file associations from the command line?

The system in question is Solaris, using the Gnome type interface (Java Desktop Environment). We have occasional issues with users managing to mess up their file assocations (most notably .tif). ...
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How do I make a gnome window only available on some workspaces?

Disclaimer: Actually using Debian here, not Ubuntu, but I am knowledgeable enough to find the right packages, and compile my own if needed. I am a rather heavy user of the Multiple Desktops ...
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Fedora 15 screensaver won't wake up after about 10 hours

I can switch to another Terminal via CTRL+ALT+F2, but the screen remains black and won't wake up. Sometimes, it wakes up after several retries. Any ideas to resolve it?
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Gnome-terminal slow to start from launcher, fast when started from terminal

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with Gnome. When I start a Gnome-terminal (a frequent occurance) if I do it by clicking an icon on a panel (that has as the command: gnome-terminal) it takes a ...
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Dynamically change desktop background from bash script

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?
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Toggle going to sleep when laptop lid closes?

I'm running Fedora 15 Gnome on a laptop. I can't seem to find an option to toggle if the laptop goes to sleep when the lid closes. There are certain times where I want to put the laptop away or close ...
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What is going wrong with this theme when running Eclipse?

Please see this video to understand what I'm describing: Weirdness in Eclipse - YouTube. Essentially, when I use the "Ambiance Evolution" theme with Eclipse, it starts wiggling and doesn't stop, as ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to make a window occupy half the screen?

Is there a keyboard shortcut I can use to make a window occupy the left or right half of the screen? I'm using a modified version of Ubuntu. On Mac I just use Divvy but I'm not sure if there is a ...
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How to install StackApplet on Debian?

I would love to install StackApplet on Debian 6.0.2! I downloaded 'stackapplet_1.4.0_all.deb' and ran following command: root@debian:/home/dagrevis/Downloads# dpkg -i stackapplet_1.4.0_all.deb ...
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How to get gnome-terminal in English?

Is it possible to select a different language for a specific application? On some systems I run Fedora15/Gnome in German, but want to use the Terminal in English including for the simple prompt ...
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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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Is there a way to control the delay before shutdown on low battery?

Is there any way to configure shutdown on critically low battery to give me a bit of time before actually shutting down? I've set GNOME Power Manager to shutdown on low battery (hibernating does not ...
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Where does top / gnome-system-monitor get its information about cpu usage?

I am curious where gnome-system-monitor and top (the command line tool) get their information about the CPU usage in %. Could you please explain it to me?
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White listing directories for GTK

Back in 2007 there was some work done to allow system admins to lock down GTK+ and Nautilus. File dialogs can only view white-listed directories. This won't create permission problems for programs, ...
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Restoring the old 'lenny' Debian desktop

In lenny, the Debian desktop's default image was the red Debian logo, and it looked like this: However, in squeeze, the desktop has been replaced by this: How can one restory the lenny ...
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How to make the display go to sleep when screen is locked?

I’m using a Debian amd64 install with the default GNOME desktop. I’m aware that you can go into System | Preferences | Power Management, and choose to make the display go to sleep after a certain ...
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Debian 6: media keys in gnome-settings-daemon don't work

I am running a minimal Debian 6 x86_64 setup with pulseaudio, alsa and gnome-settings-daemon. Whenever I press a media key, gnome-settings-daemon spits the following out to stderr: ** ...
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Upgrade to Mozilla Firefox 5.0 using terminal on CentOS?

On the screenshot below is an icon squared in red. Clicking it will launch Mozilla Firefox 3.0.18. I want to upgrade Firefox to version 5.0 so that clicking the same icon should launch the new ...
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How can I prevent Control+Alt+D from logging me out (of Gnome 2.22 on Debian 5)?

I was using Emacs, and typed Control+Alt+D in order to run Emacs' "down-list" command. I was dismayed to see, however, that I was instantly logged out; I assume this is some Gnome keyboard shortcut. ...
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indistinguishable active tab in gnome terminal

I am running Gnome 2.30.2 and Gnome Terminal 3.0.1 on my Debian Sid and recently the active tab became almost indistinguishable from other tabs. It is actually the same colour. Changing the themes ...
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How to switch between workspaces in ubuntu

I sent a window to another workspace in Ubuntu 10.04 but I am not able to go to that workspace. How do I do that ? Please let me know.
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How to set up tea-time in emacs to use native notification system in gnome

Is there an easy way of having tea-time display messages via gnome's native notification system? The current "notification function" in tea-time.el is: (defun show-notification (notification) ...
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How to migrate between two keyrings in gnome-keyring

Due to some historic reasons I have 2 keyrings. I want to merge them - what is the easiest way?
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Can I set a gnome keyboard shortcut to be a prefix key, like in emacs, tmux or screen?

I would like to setup some Gnome keyboard shortcuts to be a prefix-key, so that I can add several shortcuts with the same prefix. Eg. I'd like to be able to have Super+x be a prefix key, with the ...
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How to upgrade application to the latest version using yum in Fedora?

I have Fedora 15, and Gnome 3. But i would like to update to the latest version of Gnome 3 (where i have 3.0.1 always). For some error reason i must need to upgrade to Gnome 3.0.3 How do we update ...
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GTK - Enable/set dark theme on a per-application basis

Is there a way to set gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme for an application? This is normally set in the code by the application. Apps such as Eye of Gnome and Totem turn it on. I want to, as a user ...
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Why do most linux distros default gnome? [closed]

Why the default desktop environment of most popular linux distros is gnome? KDE seems to me an equally good desktop environment. Is it for licence reason? historic? or else?
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Can I make alt-tab window always appear on the primary screen in Gnome?

Right now it appears on whatever screen the app I'm switching from is located. If I while alt-tabbing I accidentally stop on my radio player, located on my alt screen, it's most annoying.
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Will I be able to use old fashion interface in Gnome 3?

If i wish to use old-style interface (like Gnome 2 with global-menu and awn) in Gnome 3, will it be much of customizing and pain, or is just possible with a few clicks?
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minimal install, still want gnome!

I'm at the stage of the install of Fedora 15 where I choose what software to install. I want less so I'm going for "minimal" and "Customize now". What do I need to tick to get the machine to boot ...
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How do I unset a background in gnome on the command line?

So someone decided to set my gnome background as a practical joke to a rather disturbing picture. However, I don't use gnome and only log into it by accident. I need to remove the picture so when I ...
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how do I prevent Xorg using my Linux laptop's display panel?

I have a laptop (~5 year old HP compaq nc6400 running Fedora Linux) that I use most of the time as a desktop machine. It is plugged into a docking station with its lid closed and connected through ...
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How do you install a GUI like GNOME on a Linux machine via PuTTY?

I installed PuTTY on my Windows machine I've been able to do remote login to my Linux machine (it is not local) via PuTTY command prompt With that in mind, how do I install a GUI like GNOME and ...
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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 ...