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How to disable trash?

This is a nice and straightforward question: how can I disable the Trash Can in Gnome running on CentOS/RHEL 6.4? I know I can use Shift + Del, instead of Del to bypass the Trash; but how can I ...
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CentOS GUI problem using Gnome

For some reason lately when I try to set the date using the interface, or simply install a .rpm by double clicking the dialog that should prompt me to input my passowrd just shakes like it has a bug. ...
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Setting the minimum pointer speed with no usable GNOME GUI

I use Debian Squeeze x86-64 (Kernel 3.2) with gdm3 and GNOME on a 2010 MacBook Pro. Recently, as I tried changing the pointer configuration, I accidentally set the minimum speed of the pointer to 0 ...
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Building pango-1.32.6 for use in building gtk3 from git

I'm trying to build pango-1.32.6 to use when building gtk+3 from git, but I'm getting the following error: checking for CAIRO... yes checking which cairo font backends could be used... none ...
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“Home Directory / Not Ours” on boot

I get the line Home Directory / Not Ours repeated about 30 times when i boot Debian. This has recently started happening since i did an update where everything was stuffed up. eg. Gnome and gdm3 ...
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How can I see which package manager is running?

I'm on Debian 6.0.5 (squeeze) and every now and then I see the following icon in the notifications area of the GNOME2 pannel: but black instead of red. It reads A package manager is working. Usually ...
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Adjust mouse wheel sensitivity in Fedora / Gnome

Short Question Is there a way to adjust the mouse wheel scroll sensitivity in Fedora 18? Long Question I'm running Fedora 18, with the standard Gnome desktop. I use a Logitech M705 mouse with the ...
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Gnome3.6.2 - empathy chats do not appear in the notification bar after a while in fedora 18

I am using fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2 and I've updated empathy to the latest version (Empathy 3.6.4) yesterday. it works fine at first, but after a while, the notification bar which is at the down ...
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Can I measure cold boot time using logs?

I want to measure the time it takes from loading grub until GNOME starts. Can I do this using existing logs? What alternatives do I have to measure the time it takes from grub until GNOME loads?
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How to add an item to the Applications menu?

How can I add an application to Applications > Internet in Gnome Desktop running on CentOS 6.4? Per this old Docs link, it suggests to edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu. How can I add ...
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Gnome doesn't work in new kernel (Fedora16)

I'm using Fedora 16. The kernel version is 3.6.7-4.fc16.x86_64 where GNOME graphics works fine and I have also installed the Nvidia graphics driver. When I update yum then new kernel ...
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What can cause a .sh file to not launch through this type of install?

I am using an Ubuntu 12.10/Gnome3 and was setting up PhpStorm using this tutorial http://devnet.jetbrains.com/thread/439389 The process involved copy/pasting the files into usr/local/PhpStorm-** (with ...
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Is it possible to execute a sub-command from a Gnome Shell launcher?

I've got an alias set up to launch my text editor in a way that keeps it local to the specific desktop I'm working on in Gnome Shell: alias geany="geany --socket-file=/tmp/geany-sock-$(xprop -root ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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Wheezy RC1: Bug Report?: “Oh No! Something Has Gone Wrong.”

I got a new Thinkpad T430 but had all sorts of hardware/driver issues with Debian Squeeze since it's outdated. Major issues - wireless wasn't working after numerous attempts, yadayada. So I upgraded ...
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Run a program at startup after starting display services [duplicate]

I have written a script that uses the import command. I want to start it when user logins. I put path of the script in /etc/profile but because it starts before starting gnome I get errors and can't ...
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How to generate menu.lua for Awesome WM from GNOME menu?

Following up on a question about the Awesome WM menu contents, I'd like to figure out how to import the GNOME menu in its entirety into the menu.lua file for Awesome.
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Theme looks different depending on location in FS?

I am noticing an annoying effect when copying GTK themes and I am unable to explain it. Copying a theme from /usr/share/themes to ~/.local/share/themes results in a new theme that looks different than ...
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Comparable editor for gedit with less dependencies?

I want to leave Gnome and install awesome on debian squeeze or wheezy, but I really can't work without gedit. Is there any text editor like gedit capable of editing columns, highlighting nearly any ...
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Can't connect to my wireless network though GNOME

I am a complete Linux beginner and I managed to install Archlinux today. But I have no access to my wifi for some reason. I get internet access in my terminal with wifi-menu but gnome tells me that ...
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Gnome: Make system text copyable

Here I use "system text" to refer to the text displayed in the GTK widgets (labels, menus, dialogs etc.) I would like to be able to highlight and copy any system text. I am using a locale with a ...
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networkmanager with gnome 3.6.2 in Arch Linux

Every networkmanager I've tried is "incompatible with this version" in gnome's settings panel. I can still connect from command line fine, but that's just kind of a pain. Solutions I have tried: ...
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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax ...
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Fedora 17/18 on ARM architecture

Well I am fully aware of the packages available but sadly none of them provide what I need. Now to get things clear, I found a Korean company (Odroid x as far as I remember) which makes single board ...
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Startx failing in FreeBSD

I've install gnome2, xorg, and xinit (should xorg have done that for me?), and startx yields: "xinit: unable to run server "/usr/local/bin/X": No such file or directory" I checked in the directory, ...
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Suppress desktop notifications in fullscreen VLC

How to prevent desktop notifications from showing up when VLC is in fullscreen mode? Some of my scripts display desktop notifications using notify-send. The best solution would be to configure that ...
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Is there anyway to run gnome desktop via a remote x window ssh tunnel?

I'd like to run the DE remotely in a window of it's own on my local workstation. When I tried the naive gnome-session from an x-window tunnel it tried to takeover my local xfce desktop, got as far as ...
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Vino on Gnome DE Fedora 18 listening on 0.0.0.0

Listening IPv4://0.0.0.0:5900 After a bit of searching I found this in an error log somewhere. I appreciate the vagueness of this but how do I configure the ip vino should be listening on? also I ...
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Where place own application icons? How to get the current theme icons?

I'm developing a little application for Gnome, Unity and KDE desktops. I want the application icons to be fully theme aware. Now, I'm including the icons on the application directory on ...
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Modifying $HOME variable on a session startup script: Gnome ignores it?

I'm modifying the $HOME variable on a /etc/profile.d script. This seems to be OK for console sessions. There are some caveats on graphical sessions, though: Gnome won't load my desktop ...
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Evolution: Scroll to bottom of inbox per default

I run Debian Wheezy with a Gnome 3 desktop. I migrated from Thunderbird to Evolution to manage my e-mails. I have my inbox configured to show the newest mails on the bottom. However, when Evolution ...
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Debian 7: Gnome3 sometimes stops when loading

Sometimes (rather rarely) when I boot up my laptop, my Gnome3 desktop stops loading. I can move the mouse, but there's nothing else on the screen (except my wallpaper). And it seems that no matter how ...
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install minimal desktop on CentOS 6.3

I just want to install a minimal GNOME desktop without all the Thunderbird/Firefox and any other packages that may come with full CentOS Live Cd. Is there something like yum groupinstall base-desktop? ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback (classic) mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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How does Gnome make the link between my music folder and the folder-music icon?

My music folder has a different icon from the other folders. Gnome use the folder-music icon to personalize the music folder icon. I would like to know where (in which configuration file or where ...
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Wine/PoL giving numerous errors in Fedora 17

I've been trying to run a handful of indy games for Windows on my laptop through Wine, but got a bunch of errors along the lines of: wine: created the configuration directory '/home/jude/.wine' ...
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Windows losing focus on Gnome on Fedora 17

I have a problem using Gnome on Fedora 17 where, after a period of time, I cannot regain focus on any windows; that is, I can only see the desktop screen. If I Alt-Tab I can see the other windows, but ...
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Install Gnome on Linux Server and Access it via Remote

I have a remote linux server. I want to access it remote desktop style from windows. I found this tutorial http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/VNC-Server And a bunch of others All are so complicated. ...
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How to add a custom widget to gnome panel

How could I add a custom widget to the GNOME panel. Which tool is used to create the widget. I want to create something like the weather widget.
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Disable sliding feature of tray icons

I want to disable sliding feature of these icons. I want them to be static, you know just like Windows perhaps. When I hover my mouse over them they slide & it greatly annoys me to again ...
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How to change the properties of a desktop panel from the command line?

I use RHEL 6 as my regular operating system and for one of my user accounts I made one of the desktop panels as auto-hide and other as a fixed panel. I expected the hidden panel to appear above the ...
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which DE to use for setting up defaults

I'll use awesomewm as my main DE but without installing any actual DE(like KDE, GNOME, XFCE etc) I have to setup too many basic stuff like mouse cursor themes, gtk/qt theme engines and themes, ...
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Writing custom Gnome/Mate screensaver with SDL

I'm using MATE desktop environment on Linux Mint Nadia. I want to write my very own screensaver for mate-screensaver, but with SDL (not OpenGL). I've been looking for solutions, found some usable ...
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How to have multiple/several lines of window list in the GNOME 2panel?

How can I have several lines for the window list? I have to keep open many-many applications, and I need to know their name. E.g. on Windows:
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How do I change the drag and drop threshold in Linux? (I'm using Gnome 3)

I'm not sure if it's a gnome setting or something deeper into the Linux OS, but I'd like to change the drag and drop threshold. It happens too often on my clickable touchpad that I try clicking and ...
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How to restore empathy windows on Gnome 3?

Somehow the main application window of my empathy application is gone and only shows me the contact list but not the account settings window so that I can no longer add instant messanger accounts or ...
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Create new file type association

Let's assume I have a program X that uses files with the extension .xez. How can I make X the default application for all files with the extension .xez? My first idea was xdg-mime default X.desktop ...
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Visually-transparent & Input-transparent Windows

I'm a Java programmer who's rather new to Linux. I'm on Suse / Gnome and I need to create a window which: Is visually translucent/transparent. This is the usual alpha blending that composes a ...
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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 ...