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How to measure that how much time is the active window opened?

How can we measure that in a given period, what window was on the top? (active one) I already tried based on "wmctrl", but I can't show the currently active window.. in the second example I tried ...
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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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Switching to tty changes mouse speed - why / how to change?

I like using a fast mouse, so I use xset to speed it up, more than possible with the normal gnome settings. When I switch to a tty and back to Gnome, my mouse is really slow again (changed to default ...
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USB-HDD connected to router “disconnects” automatically

I have a USB-HDD, formatted as ext3 connected to my router, so I can use it as a home-network storage. It works quite well, however, when sending a lot of files to the harddrive (I tried to do a ...
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How to put some keyboard layout aside from layout switching ring?

What I need is to switch between Russian and English layout with my favorite shortcut (namely Shift-CapsLock) switch to Belarusian layout with another shortcut (say, Ctrl-RightShift, but actual ...
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Running “gnome-session” or “gnome-panel” over SSH via X yields black bar

I can VNC fine to my machine. But VNC is slow, and to try something else, I wanted to use gnome-session or gnome-panel over SSH via X. But it simply gives me a black bar across the whole screen. No ...
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Which run dialog

I just switched from the standard Gnome window manager to Openbox (still running inside Gnome) and like it a lot. However, now I need a new run dialog, e.g. the thing popping up when hitting Alt+F2 in ...
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Some settings in 50-synaptics.conf have no effect

I am having trouble with editing the synaptics file for my touchpad, /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf. I got Debian-based Linux with Gnome 3.4.2. The relevant portion (I suppose) of said file ...
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Restarting gnome-shell - KDE programs look ugly

I needed to restart my gnome-shell. I did this on the tty1 via export DISPLAY=:0.0 gnome-shell --replace This helps to keep all the open programs, but all KDE program have a different (e.g. ugly) ...
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Disabling screen blanking in GNOME 3

We are using a Debian 7 machine with the default GNOME 3 installation to display content on an information display. This display needs to remain on until the connected computer is switched off. ...
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Set gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme as a user setting

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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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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What's with Totem 3.1.0 in Launchpad? And is it installable on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wondering, why on the totem launchpad page (https://launchpad.net/totem) they have 3.1.0 instead of 3.10 or 3.11 or what ever version the Gnome 3 team is working on. Is the page abandoned? ...
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Min max buttons not displayed

What can be the cause for min max buttons not getting displayed for some windows in a jave ui application. I have runned command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ...
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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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Need to reset the Keyboard shortcuts defined

I bound some keys by mistake, and they don't work any more, such as HOME, END, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT. Is there a way to reset all the bound keys to their original state? I know this might be ...
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How to catch keystrokes in Linux environment

I need a C code to be executed when some particular keys are pressed in Linux "Desktop" environment. What are the ways to register for such an event and How? Should I write ISR for that? I need an ...
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Show icons for open windows on multiple desktop panels

By default, the bottom desktop panel in centos(6) gnome displays icons for all open windows in the workspace. However, with two monitors, these icons are frequently sitting in my blind spots, causing ...
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gnome-session error on rhel (canberra-gtk-module error)

When starting cppeclipse in gnome-session via vnc it appears following error on rh6 canberra-gtk-module not found, module is present in /usr/lib/x64/ also fails when LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/x64/ is ...
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GNOME keyring manager and gnupg

I get this gpg: WARNING: The GNOME keyring manager hijacked the GnuPG agent. gpg: WARNING: GnuPG will not work proberly - please configure that tool to not interfere with the GnuPG system! when I ...
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xrdp access running programs from another desktop session?

I trying to remote desktop into my Linux Mint at work, my default desktop is Cinnamon and I have a few gui programs already running in Cinnamon. However Xrdp seems to have issues with Cinnamon so I ...
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How can I receive input through notifications in bash?

When I get a chat message in Empathy, I get a notification in GNOME Shell. This notification allows me to input a reply directly, instead of having to switch to Empathy. Is there any way I can get a ...
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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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non-smooth fonts in Fedora's gnome

I don't know is that only my problem or not but I have a little eyestrain when using Fedora (19) with Gnome 3(.8) compared to Ubuntu, Linux mint or Windows. Maybe the problem is caused by font ...
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Locking the screen when laptop lid is shut (Gnome 3.8, Fedora 19)

I cannot for the love of god figure out how to configure the screensaver to be run (which in turn causes the screen to be locked) every time I shut the lid of my laptop. I have xscreensaver installed ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

On my Debian system I've customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Where do I find the file with these settings so that I can copy the file onto a ...
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How to have user directory for GNOME wallpapers

I have my wallpapers stored on Dropbox organized by dimensions and I would like to have them available to GNOME. However, I have found this is absurdely hard to do, as even complex searches on various ...
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What's the difference between Debian Standard and Gnome?

I was wondering, is there any differences between Debian Standard and GNOME versions? Isn't Debian under GNOME by default?
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How do I get the shell on the screen?

I'm completely new to Linux. I've googled but I can't find the keyboard shortcut command for this anywhere. I tried Ctrl-Alt-F3 from the graphical desktop, but it takes me to a login screen. Back on ...
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Mouse clicks stop working after random time, using Awesome WM + Gnome

I'm using the Awesome Window Manager together with Gnome in Linux Mint. I experience the following problem several times a day: Suddenly the mouse partially stops working, which means that I'm still ...
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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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Sublime doesn't show on the GNOME Shell sidebar

I have a problem in GNOME Shell. I have Sublime Text installed via AUR but it's not shown in the sidebar. Here is the screenshot: The icon shows in the applications grid but not in the sidebar, and ...
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Process owner vs process user (Gnome's system monitor)

Gnome's system monitor has a "User" column in the Processes tab. There's also an "Owner" column, (that seems to be hidden by default). Most of the processes have the same values on both columns. ...
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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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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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Installing and setting the default desktop environment in Debian

I recently installed Debian wheezy in my laptop using Debian netinst iso image. I would like to install latest gnome desktop environment but mistakenly downloaded the net installation iso and I also ...
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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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How can I launch the sub applets in the GNOME's Control Center (v3) directly from the command line?

Is there a trick to launching these applets via the command line directly vs. having to launch the GNOME Control Center (aka. Settings) and then navigating to them through the UI?
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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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Launch application as root user in GNOME

I've got CentOS 6 installed on my server. A few users want to have access to it via VNC, so I installed GNOME separately. Everything works okay, but I want to have possibility to run applications as ...
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Xtightvnc: Ubuntu gnome-session-fallback: Fonts problem

I'm running a tightvnc server on Ubuntu 11.04 with a Gnome fallback session. Things seem to work fine except that when I try launching an application that needs xfonts-100dpi. All application menus ...
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System proxy settings not taking effect on Kali (debian 6)

I'm in the process of trying to configure TOR on a Kali installation, as a system-wide SOCKS proxy. I just did this successfully on Ubuntu, and it worked like a charm. I installed TOR & Vidalia ...
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gnome-music 3.12 playlist duplicated

I am pretty sure the file is not duplicated in Music folder
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Gnome menu shortcuts don't appear after Apache OpenOffice 4 install on Tails 1.0

I use the following after unpacking the AOO4 deb .tar.gz to install it: sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.deb sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/*.deb But no menu shortcuts appear (Applications -> ...
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Terminal filesystem location

I'm using gnome 3 on debian. I want to create a launcher on the desktop for terminal. Where is terminal in the file system? I tried "which terminal" but it doesn't output anything
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What is the native Gnome equivalent for Kile?

I was using Kile for editing Latex documents, but after latest package upgrade (I am running Debian Testing) all Kde applications are running reeeeaaaallllly slow - so I am looking for a temporary ...
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Can't set background wallpaper in Gnome 3

I am using Debian Testing and Gnome Flashback (but it behaves the same in standard Gnome Shell). It gives me plain white background, and I can't set my own. Also, the settings dialog for background ...
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Will purging GNOME remove gedit? [closed]

If I remove the GNOME desktop environment from my Debian 7 installation, will that also remove additional applications like gedit or will they remain installed and usable?
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Black screen after logged in. Xubuntu 12.10

Hi I'm a total noob in Linux/ubuntu. I had Xubuntu 12.10 running for a month or so without major problems. A few days ago after downgrad firefox from 29 to 28 by removing and reinstalling and ...
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Shifting GNOME 3 notification corner to bottom-left!

I like that GNOME 3's (v3.4 on Ubuntu 12.04) 'Hot Corner' and 'notification corner (?)' response really fast, but the latter, for me, would have been better off at the bottom-left corner; leaving the ...