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gnome power manager

Last night I was trying to sort out a problem with evolution to enable me to delete emails as the disk is getting rather full. I had deleted some files in the evolution folder ( .cmet and .index). I ...
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Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Debian (Kali) Distribution Linux: GNOME gone

I am having problems with GNOME. 2 days ago on my Debian Linux I have installed Steam, with about 50 packages with it. Some of them were xorg drivers. I have already had problems with it, but didn't ...
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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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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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Adding wallpapers in GNOME Shell

When executing Activities → Settings → Background, you can find three background tabs: [Wallpapers] [Pictures] [Colors] In [Wallpapers] you can find backgrounds under /usr/share/backgrounds/, but ...
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Java programs steal focus in X11

I run IntelliJ IDEA & some other Java GUI apps on my linux box. Every one of them tends to steal focus when launching up, and doing it in stealthy way. E.g.: I run IDEA, it starts up in ...
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How does Gnome clock/calendar applet get weather, sunset and sunrise time information?

How and where does this Gnome applet get weather information? Same question for sunrise and sunset times. I suppose there is a web API it queries but which one and can I use it? (sorry for the ...
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Probelms changing main menu in cinnamon after using gnome with alacarte

I'm running kali, which has a default gnome desktop. I downloaded cinnamon. The cinnamon desktop organized the applications in the main menu differently than the gnome desktop. When I open alacarte in ...
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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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How to install the UI-theme in Fedora 21

I want to install the theme (shell style + icons) to Fedora 21. In order to that, I installed the Gnome Tweak Tool. I tried to install themes (Install Shell Extension) from http://gnome-look.org/, but ...
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Cannot resize windows remoting-in through X11VNC?

As title says, I am remoting on to a Linux box (CentOS 6) using X11VNC. However, I cannot resize any windows manually by hovering over the frame, because the frame resize cursor does not appear. ...
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Nicely formatted logs in GNOME's Empathy IM client

I am using empathy, and every time I want to browse my logs I have to do this for instance (ag is a sort of grep, if you are wondering): cd ~/.local/share/TpLogger/logs/ ag "myterm" cat ...
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Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only?

Why apt wants to remove gnome-core when I try to remove gnome-terminal only? I am also wondering why apt is considering many packages useless? I am using latest version of Kali Linux and it is based ...
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mailto links, gnome-gmail and chrome

I'm trying to get it so i can click on complex mailto links (that have params for subject etc) in a page in Chrome, and that opens the mail in gmail, in Chrome. I've installed gnome-gmail. Chrome is ...
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Custom shortcut to i3lock screen

I'm having difficulties with creating a custom keyboard shortcut. I'm trying to lock my screen using i3lock with a picture. From the terminal, the command i3lock -i ~/Pictures/lock.png works like ...
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Turn screen off when inactive for time period in RHEL and Debian

I want to turn the screen off when inactive for x minutes using commandline settings on RHEL and Debian distros of Linux. Any help? I have done this with the following commands on Ubuntu and Centos: ...
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How can I lock screen and force re-login after a period of inactivity on different linux distros

I am writing a script to lock screen after a period of inactivity and ask for a password again on desktop activation for different distros of linux. I have achieved the same with the following ...
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Centos inside Virtualbox — how to set custom resolution?

I have Centos inside Virtualbox. I need custom resolution for my screen. I run xrandr as proposed on the net. New resolution appears in the dropdown. But it doesn't work. Virtualbox addons are ...
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Missing Close/Max/Min icons in Nautilus in ubuntu Gnome

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 GNOME and i can't see no Close/Max/Min icons in full size of nautilus.. how can i fix it?
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Gnomes .desktop current path

Im trying to make a desktop file to start Strife but it doesnt work as it should. For the current Path im using this here: '"$(dirname "$1")"' And to run the executable I use this command: '"$(dirname ...
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GNOME license not accepted issue when system has been rebooted

GNOME Desktop has been installed on CentOS7 using sudo yum -y groups install "GNOME Desktop" and when startx is executed the desktop starts. However, when the system reboots the following issue ...
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I'd like to run a few terminal commands from inside vim

There are two common things I do when I code something. I either open that file in the browser or run it in node. So I'd like to create a couple of shortcuts inside vim to that effect. I'd like F5 to ...
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How to reverse Elementary OS tweak tool changes

I installed elementary os and made a few changes through gnome tweak tool, when i first did the changes it did not seem like changes took effect on anything but when i rebooted in the morning, the ...
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GNOME Wacom Tablet settings pannel don't show Waltop Evo tablet

In general, Waltop Evo Graphic Tablet works but I can't configure it with Wacom Tablet settings pannel (Settings>Wacom Tablet). It shows "Please plug in or turn on your Wacom tablet ..." More info: ...
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Error I get when I try install IDE Anjuta

sudo apt-get install anjuta Error I get while installing the IDE. What is this error about? However, I am able to successfully install the IDE Unknown media type in type 'all/all' Unknown media ...
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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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Gnome Shell is terribly slow, while Mutter runs pretty fast

Even moving windows appears to stutter in Gnome Shell, but the minimize animation shows the real difference. On Gnome Shell, it looks like it's limited to 15 fps on RGB windows, while on RGBA windows ...
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how to create custom shortcuts for scrot and gnome-screenshot interactive mode

I want to add command scrot -s as custom shortcuts via gnome-control-center keyboard. The accelerator key was Super+S. but it didn't works. If i remove -s or try other interactive command like ...
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Does GNOME 3 support desktop zoom?

GNOME 3 is not compatible with Compiz, so I cannot use the desktop zoom feature from Compiz. I googled for a long time, and it seems GNOME still does not support desktop zoom -- does it? I am using ...
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How can I add an application to the Favorites section of the Applications menu in CentOS 7?

I have created a custom application entry in the applications menu for Eclipse as follows in a file /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop as follows [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Eclipse ...
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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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how to automatically turn on hotspot

Gnome desktop on Debian Jessie provides easy interface to use WiFi on the laptop and turn it into a hotspot. Is there away to make it do automatically at startup or can I create a "shortcut" for that? ...
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Controlling multiple displays with debian

I have installed DEBIAN 7.8 in N2600 board. "http://www.jetway.com.tw/ru/ipcboard_view.asp?productid=939&proname=NF9C-2600/2800" . On the installed system, we were trying to connect multiple ...
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Allow virtual terminal switch only for root

I'm currently working on a CentOS system (with Gnome desktop), where i want to disable the use of console for non allowed users. Actually when logging in with a standard user it launch my app and ...
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Caps+shift+{w/s/x} doesn't work in gnome

I have rebind my CapsLock key to ctrl in my Gnome DE(GNOME Shell 3.14.3 ) using the Gnome Tweak Tool(i.e Tweak Tool -> Typing -> CapsLock key behaviour -> Make CapsLock an additional Ctrl). ...
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How to download Gnome extensions that haven't been updated for your Gnome version in their metadata.json?

I want to be able to download a particular Gnome extension: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/439/extensions-shortcuts/ It won't install in my (Debian Jessie) 3.14 version of Gnome Shell, due ...
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How to remove Gnome's default pre-installed extensions?

I'm on Debian Wheezy stable with Gnome 3.4 and have several default extensions, which on the 'Installed Extensions' page at https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ (using Iceweasel's Gnome Shell ...
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How do I take a screenshot while using Gnome?

There's a pretty detailed set of instructions for how to take screenshots under debian online. The first paragraph suggests that debian supports an inbuilt screenshot facility: "Print Screen" key to ...
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Gnome - windows always open top left

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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32bit PNG icon images do not display on CentOS

I created and scaled a 32 bit PNG icon image for my application. It has been copied to the /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*x*/apps directory for each * scaled icon size [16,22,24,32,48]. Each icon file is ...
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Desktop autostart not working

I have a CentOS 6 installation running Gnome. Some time ago I noticed that my desktop autostart applications are no longer running. For example in /etc/xdg/autostart I have vino set to run but it ...
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/var/run/dbus/system_bus_socket: No such file or directory

I've been using Linux systems for years now and wanted to try Kali Linux as my next. I've been using Backtrack before as well and never experienced errors. However, I just installed Kali and boot up ...
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How to clear terminal completely?

When we use clear command or Ctrl+L in terminal, it clears terminal but we can still scroll back to view the last used commands. Is there a way to completely clear the terminal?
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How to escape from command line interface in fedora21?

I was stuck in command line interface of Linux Fedora 21. I don't know how to get to the GNOME. I forced my laptop to shutdown by hitting the power button several times. Now I really want to know how ...
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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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How do I tell GNOME to reread my ~/.profile

GNOME reads ~/.profile upon login. When I change something in .profile (for example LC_MESSAGES) I want gnome to reread the .profile file without logging out and back in. In bash I can tell bash to ...
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Replace middle mouse button action in gnome for right mose button

Gnome uses unhandy middle button in nautilus drag and drop for example or in evince. I feel uncomfortable when I am to do this on my netbook, i would like to "drag and drop with xontext menu" being ...
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Why can't I run Gnome apps over remote SSH session?

Logging into a remote host using ssh -X me@host, I successfully run gnome-terminal -e "tail -F /var/log/file" &. When I log off and then try the same thing the next day, I get this: Failed to ...