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Gnome screensaver floating feet shows only one (left) foot any alternative screensaver with both?

I like gnome screensaver floating feet and looking for version that displays both right, left heels of gnome or at least with choice option for the right. this is just for fun design related question. ...
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Can I change the shell used to run GUI applications from a Desktop Manager?

A bit of background I'm a developer and I install most of my tools in my home folder. So my shell's rc file is full of JAVA_HOME, GROOVY_HOME, MAVEN_HOME, ... variables. To expose all these ...
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ubuntu/debian: using bluetile with GNOME2-like environment?

The installation of debian wheezy defaulted to the KDE desktop environment. How do I remove it and switch to GNOME 2 (the version that is used in stable)? I fear that if I just install gnome-core, it ...
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Easiest way to install a Linux Desktop installtion on VirtualBox

I need a Linux Virtual machine (running on Windows with Virtual Box), and I need it run a desktop such as Gnome. Because it is running on a Virtual machine on a not particulary powerful machine I ...
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How to change Chrome icon in the Message Tray

I want the Chrome icon in the message tray to be bigger. Where is the icon file located?
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Regain control of an X Server

I have a Gnome session running on my server. I started it with tightvncserver. Now it wont let me in anymore because of Too many authentication failures - client rejected This seems to be a ...
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How do I get gnome to use the same keymap for control as normal?

I'm using a relatively new centos system with Gnome. I have set the keyboard to dvorak, which was really easy and straightforward. However, for some reason, the control keys are still qwerty. I ...
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gkSudo Error no matter what I do

I don't know why, It wasn't happening yesterday. Was it because I turned the machine off and back on again this morning? Anyway here's the error. GkSudo won't run anything at all now. (gksudo:3262): ...
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Is there any way to prevent focus being grabbed by another application?

I am getting annoyed by windows under X opening and taking focus away from the current window which has focus. This is particularly annoying when you are typing a password into a password dialog and ...
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Gnome 3.6.1 doesn't work with startx anymore, only with gdm

I normally prefer my system to boot in text mode and manually start Gnome with startx but if I do that with Gnome 3.6.1, I get many errors and a basically unusable operating system. After installing ...
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How to remember window location metacity (Always on visible workspace)

I need to have some applications running on specific workspaces on gnome and have the option (Always on visible workspace) ticked and remembered each time I'm loggin out. Is this possible?
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How can I have new ~/.vnc/xtartup files be configured for normal desktop by default?

When a user first runs vncserver, the following ~/.vnc/xstartup file gets created: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: # unset SESSION_MANAGER # exec ...
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Fedora 17 : hotkey for terminal

Each time, if I want to use terminal, I press super key, typing terminal in search box, and enter to select terminal icon. How can I have hotkey to open terminal. (I'm not say hotkey : control + alt ...
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Recommendation for an eBook reader for Gnome

There are eBook readers for Android, there's Okular for KDE, and stuff like that, but what I want, is an eBook (ePub format) reader for my normal Linux desktop. I know there's Calibre, which goes way ...
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Restore Gnome Panel to Default Configuration

Is there any way to restore the gnome panel configuration back to default?
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How can I run a script during GNOME logout if I don't have admin privileges?

I want to run a script before I log out of my GNOME session, to warn myself if I have forgotten a pendrive plugged into the machine. However, all solutions I have found have not been enough for me: ...
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How to disable popup inscriptions in gnome 2?

When one moves mouse cursor to certain positions following inscriptions appear: "Window Menu", "Close Window" and so on. How to disable them?
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Running programs as root with my own password in Scientific Linux/Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS

In Debian-derived Linux distros, if you are not root but are authorized in /etc/sudoers, GNOME will ask you for your own password to allow privileged operations. However, Scientific Linux asks you ...
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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than ...
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Can we switch desktop ( GNOME, KDE, etc ) within linux?

I started using linux mint 13 mate yesterday. Although the words from their site is promising, I found it lack some ways for configuration. For example, I want to enlarge the scroll bar so that I can ...
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Disable automatic screen lock in XFCE in Centos

I have a generic install of Centos 5.8 with XFCE 4.4. Pretty much all defaults. As is, after a certain amount of idle time the screen locks (goes black, requires a password to continue). How do I ...
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Move between different workspaces efficiently

Using GNOME here, I want to switch between different workspaces more efficiently -- by this I mean, suppose I am on workspace #1 and I want to switch to workspace #3 ... how do I that efficiently? The ...
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How to operate as root in GUI?

Following the standard recommendation I use my Linux system with a normal account and switch to root only in special cases. When browsing the file system using GUI sometimes an error pops up - You do ...
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can't get gnome-session working over SSH

I am new to using SSH, so sorry if this question is too rudimentary. To sign into my office computer from my home computer through ssh I go through these two steps: first I login to my office server: ...
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I would like to put one single icon in the Desktop that actually opens the Desktop. Any ideas?

The idea is to turn my Desktop into a place where I can put a image reference of what I am learning at the moment. This would be an example This means: puttig an image of the reference of what I'm ...
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Screen keeps dimming on Power (Dis-)Connect

I would like to disable the automatic screen dimming when I plug in our out my power adapter. Every time my laptop switches between battery/ac, my screen dims even though I have disabled it in every ...
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Gnome on an external hard drive?

I have a GuruPlug computer with an external HDD mounted. I would like to set up Gnome and try to access it via remote desktop. My first roadblock is installing Gnome. I tried running sudo apt-get ...
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Gnome shell Alt+Tab

I am using Gnome-shell on arch linux. I use Alt+Tab frequently to switch between applications. Recently, I have assigned the language switcher to Left Alt+Left shift. This breaks Alt+Shift+Tab to ...
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How do I set my login avatar in MATE? (Fedora 17)

Plain old GNOME 2 had a panel applet which displayed your user long name. It had a menu option under which you could set an image to be a login avatar, and it appeared in the gdm display manager (aka ...
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Debian 6 xsession hangs after login

Debian 6 amd64, Gnome desktop. The logon screen appears regularly. After logon, the desktop background and mousecursor appears. Nothing else happens even after a lengthy wait (hours). Same happens ...
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disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment

Edit: The problem of an enabled mouse in vim appears to be specific to gnome-terminal (version 3.4.1.1-1; I am using gnome 3 fallback mode). If I run xterm, mouse support in vim is disabled by ...
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Upgraded to Gnome 3.4 on Debian, can't login to my main user?

I get into this endless login-cycle if I attempt logging with my main user - I tried Gnome Classic and regular Gnome, but after I login it sends me back to the login. The only way I can login is ...
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Alternative keyboard-triggred launcher for specific file type in file managers (Dolphin and/or nautilus)

Is it possible to have an (or some) alternative launchers (i.e. Open With) for each file type and be able to trigger them using keyboard modifier keys (Shift, Ctrl & Alt) in linux's KDE and/or ...
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Reload ~/.profile for desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how do i tell gnome to reread my ~/.profile How to change environment variables without re-logging to UI? I'm trying to reload my ~/.profile without login out. I can ...
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Gnome saving dialogues keyboard shortcuts

For example when I try to save the destination of a link in firefox or save a copy of a pdf file in evince I get the following dialogue. I find it annoying that I have to do some clicks (for ...
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Linux Mint freezes while downloading eclipse

I installed linux mint on parallels on my mac computer. It seemed to work fine and then, while downloading eclipse from Software Manager the entire system froze when it got to 40%. I've tried ...
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Gnome: how to close all applications?

I've configured the Debian system on my netbook to shut down whenever the battery runs too low. Problem is, shutting down kills all running applications without giving them any chance to save any ...
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Can I restrict a user to use special programs?

Is it possible to add a user and restrict him to run special programs? For example after this user logs in, he can only open Firefox to use Internet and no other programs can be run by this user. For ...
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GTK::Socket and Gtk::Plug unexpected behaviour under Gnome and FVWM2

The following code works fine if run within FVWM2. But if you change desktop to Gnome, then the embedded window is destroyed instead of being embedded. Why is that? What am I missing?... The code ...
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system volume is changed when vlc volume is increased over 100%

When I increase my vlc sound more than 100% and after stoping or pausing vlc if I use clementine to play music the volume is same as vlc, i.e, more than 100% but in the indicator it shows whatever the ...
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Official tools to save/restore gnome settings

Is there an official tool that can save and restore gnome-specific settings ? I know several applications uses ~/.config, I don't care about them, just settings for gnome, e.g panel applets, keyboard ...
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window minimize

In unity, when I click on any application icon on the left vertical application launcher toolbar - that particular application bring to front. But If I click on the same icon again, why doesn't ...
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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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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen [closed]

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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Changing file associations in GNOME?

This blog post talks about how to change the default application to handle a file type in Nautilus for individual file types (right-click on the file, "open with", and select the new default ...
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How to run the terminal using keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 2?

I'm using Gnome 2. I use the terminal several times, and I lose a lot of time going in Applications / Utilities / Terminal to launch the terminal. I am wondering if I can launch the terminal using ...
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PNG Image not displaying for desktop icon on Fedora 16/17 with Gnome

I attempted to create a desktop icon in Fedora Gnome but I only get a generic binary icon for my application. Installing Gimp or OpenOffice magically makes my icon appear. I used Google Chrome on ...
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Which GNOME themes are suitable for black and white printing?

I need to place some screenshots of GNOME applications, such as the file manager, in a book. The book will be printed in black and white, and, although shades of gray are okay, it is best that I avoid ...
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Problem with keyboard and mouse in gdm3 and lightdm

Linux anarki 3.2.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Jun 1 17:49:08 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux Mint Debian Edition Release: 1 Codename: debian When my ...
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Lowres application icon on window switching (alt-tab)

I manually downloaded and installed Sublime Text 2 (instead of adding the repository and installing via apt-get install) and I'm having some trouble getting gnome to find the high res icons for ...