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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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Gnome 3 is not allowing me to login as root

I tried to login as root in gnome 3 like so: I pressed Not listed?, then I typed in root as username then I typed in my root password, but it says That didn't work.
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gnome desktop is making automatic annoying pronunciation sounds?

for example when i put my mouse pointer to applications.It says "windows applications label" when i go to network mangager -> wifi it spells the words on each and every setting where my mouse goes. ...
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Eclipse doesn't stay “Always on Visible Workspace”

I usually hop between a few workspaces, but like having a couple of frequently used applications "Always on Visible Workspace". However, when I tell Eclipse to do that it slips into "Only on This ...
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Performance problem Fedora 23 32-bit @ Dell D630 4GB/Nvidia

I have installed Fedora 23 32-bit at Dell D630 4GB with NVidia Quattro NVS 135M (nvidia.ko, not nouveau.ko). And I have permanent performance problem as X-Windows (Gnome) are very slow and laggy. I ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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Desktop notification

I would like to create a notification, which appears, when turning the Caps Lock on/off. I am using GNOME and I tried the notify-send, but it is too "busy" and involving and I want something more ...
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no names in kali linux [closed]

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade that what happen apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
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GNOME: Bottom task bar is missing/blank after upgrade

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and that completed without incident, only a little while after did I realise that my bottom ...
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Vertical scroll bar appears and disappears on file manager

Basically, whenever I unmaximise file manager by dragging its top bar towards middle, a vertical scroll bar appears and disappears, which causes ugly twitching. It started happening after I used gnome ...
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How to use i3 on CentOS 7 with Gnome?

I have a CentOS 7 with Gnome running on my machine. Now I want to use i3 as the window manager. I managed to install i3 but I don't know how to make CentOS 7 use i3 now. I tried to edit .xinitrc like ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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Wayland session not available in Fedora VM?

I've tried Fedora 24 Beta Workstation both in VM (Virtual Box) and on bare metal. Only instance running directly on my machine offered a Wayland session. Why is Wayland not offered in VM? ...
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cannot get A2DP mode work with my bluetooth headphones on Gnome

In Gnome, while I can connect my bluetooth headphones in HFP/HSP mode, I can't get them to connect in A2DP mode which is what I need. Surprisingly, I can connect it in A2DP mode in KDE in just one ...
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Best Graphics over X11 Forwarding

I am currently using Exceed to handle individual X windows being displayed back to my Windows machine and this works flawlessly. I'm using Windows as my Window manager, but I have also experimented ...
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RHEL: GNOME - Is it possible to change Shell theme?

I have tried to change the gnome-shell-theme on RHEL, but whenever I try it GNOME crashes and the system just disables all the shell extensions installed. So, I was wondering if there is something ...
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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How to start an app on specific head?

I'm trying to start cheese such that it runs on a specific head on a multi-head display setup. The application options include a --display=DISPLAY setting: $ cheese --help Usage: cheese [OPTION...]...
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Xorg switch DISPLAY between two users

I run Debian Jessie with GNOME3. I'm in a situation where two users are logged-in: user1 is on :0 and user2 is on :1. I want to swap them to have: user1 on :1 and user2 on :0.
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Fedora 23: installation on virtual box windows 10 host

I am trying to install Fedora 23 on VirtualBox running on Windows 10 host. I am using Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso to install. Configuration Selected: RAM allocated: 4096 MB HDD ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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How to disable trackpad at GNOME / X display manager (gdm3) login time

Using this: $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.18.1 I want to do this: All Settings > Mouse and Touchpad > Touchpad > Off in a way that applies at Desktop Environment login time, ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.12 (fglrx 15.302) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)?

Previously I faced an issue installing Catalyzt 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali Sana because of the whole /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 co-existing. Following the post How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (...
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AMD Catalyst 15.2 doesn't detect my card

For installing AMD driver on kali sana, I followed this guide How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)? But whenever I try to Install catalyst 15.2, it can't detect my ...
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nautilus opens but not displayed (Debian Jessie)

in sometimes when I open a folder nautilus suddenly is stopped. then I must restart the system for solve problem because nautilus not open. I try: killall -9 nautilus sudo apt-get remove nautilus &...
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“Error constructing proxy” on gnome terminal

I just installed a fresh copy of Debian 8.4 in VirtualBox 5.0.20. I am now attempting to install the "Guest Additions" CD. To do so I had to change my fstab so I am able to execute things from the CD,...
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Installed Xfce4 on Debian - Now it doesn't work after reboot

I installed XFCE 4 all went well. I could logout and login and change between different desktop environment. However when I shut down my computer and booted it up. I get an error from GNOME 3 that "...
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Manage Gnome GUI via Bash?

I want to power on the computer and have a Bash script to open all my programs in different Gnome work spaces. For example: Open text editor and CLI in the first work space. Open web browser A in ...
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How do font-settings in gnome, kde and xfce work?

My Debian 8 system (Jessie) is primarily an xfce system, but I also use gnome and kde programs. I did not install any desktop environment, but I start my xsession with an .xsession file. Problem is, I ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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Why can't I click between windows after Xenial (16.04) update?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and since then, I have been unable to click between windows. For example, I have a Chrome window up, open Sublime Text, and try to click Sublime (or Chrome) ...
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When do changes to gsettings take place?

After making a change to something in gsettings, is anything to be done to make the changes take effect? For example, if I have thumbnails in ~/.thumbnails dating back a few days, will running: ...
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How do I connect to my public folder set up in gnome nautilus.

After enabling personal file sharing in the sharing settings of gnome it tells me to go to 'dav://manjaro', but if I try to connect using that address on a different computer on the same network it ...
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Disabling system modal behaviour of GNOME 3 password prompts

When GNOME (Keyring, specifically) needs a password to add an SSH key to the agent, it pops up a system modal prompt to get the password from you. I use KeePass, so this means that if I forgot to copy ...
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Eclipse Mars won't start on ArchLinux with Gnome

I am trying to install Eclipse Mars on my ArchLinux, but the application won't start. I use gnome as my desktop environement. So I tried to launch it in console: eclipse -debug -consolelog the log ...
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Troubleshooting a yum update that breaks gnome

Recently yum update gave me about 130 packages to update (mostly connected with upgrading from GNOME 3.8 to 3.14 on Scientific Linux 7). I installed the updates, which went fine, but after logging ...
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Trying to download new Yakuake skins on my Arch/Gnome installation, but cannot

Currently I am using Arch Linux with a Gnome Desktop Environment. Now I have chosen to use Yakuake as my terminal. I'd like to use other skins that other people have put up online for my terminal. ...
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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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Gnome 3.20 graphical glitches when switching applications

Today, I upgraded from Gnome 3.18 to 3.20 and started experiencing some strange graphical issues when changing focus from one application to another, either by alt-tab or clicking the new window with ...
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Failed to start Crash recovery kernel arming

When trying to login into CentOS 7 either through the Gnome GUI or the login shell, I get this: After a second, I get booted backed to the login shell, or login screen of Gnome. I've tried booting ...
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Can We Have Different Wallpapers For Each Workspace under Gnome?

I was wondering whether we can have different wallpapers in each workspace of a Linux distro using Gnome. Googled it. Solutions I found require desktop effects to be enabled. My laptop can't take up ...
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Have a window showing on both screens in a dual monitor setup

While presenting using a projector, is it possible to have the laptop screen showing all the open windows (including my presentation notes) and the projector showing only those windows I want the ...
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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 /home/...
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Cannot connect to any host (including localhost) using PAC Manager on CentOS 7

I'm using following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.4.4.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 5 16:07:00 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/...
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Desktop doesn't show mouse pointer without mouse

Recently mouse stopped working and I removed (plugged-out) mouse from Desktop-PC. I've restarted but now pointer is not displaying. I've turned on Mouse key in order to work-around with num-pad but I ...
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Display hostname in GDM3 on Fedora 19 at login screen [closed]

I'm managing almost 100 lab PC's running Fedora 19. It's difficult to manage because it seems like no where that I can display the hostname at the login screen. GDM version: gdm-3.8-3.2
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Fedora 20: Anyway to install the default tools which comes with Fedora-Gnome on Cinnamon?

I just did a fresh install of Fedora 20 and chose Cinnamon as my desktop. To my surprise, Gnome was not install at all.. and thus I feel am I missing a bunch of "stuff" that's normally included in a ...
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Windows getting lost behind a full screen Java application when moving mouse cursor to opposite monitor

I'm running RHEL 6.4 and I have a full screen Java application which consists of a JFrame without any window decorations that matches the resolution of the monitor. I'm also running a bare Linux ...