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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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How do I prevent GNOME suspending while I finish a compilation job

I am trying to build a custom kernel for my machine which is taking a long time to build (as expected). Is it possible to stop my GNOME desktop from suspending the machine until the compilation has ...
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Real GNOME Wayland session

I'm trying to test a "real" wayland gnome session. I know that not all applications can run on Wayland natively (for this we have XWayland) but at least I would like to have GTK+ applications to do ...
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Does any Linux distribution support setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I have tried Ubuntu 13.04 and Linux Mint 15 and both DO NOT HAVE optinos for setting mouse scroll wheel sensitivity. They had only mouse acceleration and sensitivity, but the scroll wheel speed you ...
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Clicking on Gtk apps menu bar kills mouse

I'm using the following configuration: Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Awesome Window Manager v3.4.10 Gnome 3.2 ...and I got the following problem: Every time I click on the empty space in a menubar or ...
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How do I run GUI applications as root by using pkexec?

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux-Libre which comes with Gnome3 Flashback Desktop Environment. I know that I can run GUI application as root by sudo & gksudo but I want to know that How do I run GUI ...
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Debian 7.3 (stable) with GNOME 3.4.2, new Nautilus accel won't stick

Since I've been using Debian with GNOME 3.4.2 (default version upon installation), I've always used the dconf editor to change the delete accel back to the normal delete instead of <ctrl>delete, ...
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How to remove GNOME to run only Compiz

Regarding this question, I really like the idea of running Compiz without a desktop environment. I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 (with GNOME and Compiz) and want to give it a try. Now how can I ...
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Strange sosreport running on CentOS 6.5 upon login

Before beginning this question, I fully plan to update this post with more information if suggested by commentors or answerers, but other than what I've posted here, I'm not sure what else to post. ...
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The command ` ls -ltu ` fails to list folders/files based on last accessed time

First on your linux desktop create 2 folders. a b Now run this in the terminal ls -ltu the result is drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 30 20:33 b drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Aug 30 20:33 a ...
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How to get my USB stick to auto-mount?

I used to be able to have my USB stick auto-mount when I plugged it in, on my GNOME desktop. After some fiddling with my system, it doesn't happen anymore. I now have to resort to doing this using the ...
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Add a foreign keyboard layout to Gnome in Debian 8

I would like to add an Italian keyboard layout as an input source, but my system only lists English layouts. I suppose that this is because I didn't select any locale other than English during ...
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How to run a script during Gnome log out

I would like to run a script to rsync my home directory to another machine whenever I log out of Gnome. There is a way to hook into the Gnome logout process?
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what is the distinction between /media, /mnt and /run/mount?

In FHS-2.3, we have /media that holds mount points for removable media such as CD-ROMs and we have /mnt that holds temporarily mounted filesystems. On the other hand, we have /run/media and ...
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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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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 ...
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What Linux distribution(s) contribute the most development to the GNOME project?

If I plan to contribute to the GNOME project, am I advised to use THAT distribution as my primary development platform or does my choice remain a simple matter of taste? EDIT: I'm a Linux user and my ...
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What's up with this 'gnome' package?

I have recently grown tired of the way Rhythmbox starts up every time I plug in my MP3 player. I know I could simply disable this, but I've decided to uninstall Rhythmbox instead. It's such a ...
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Create a custom XDG_DIR with custom icon

I'd like to create a custom XDG_CUSTOM_DIR directory in my home directory pointing to $HOME/Custom and assign an icon to it. I've done: xdg-user-dirs-update --set CUSTOM ~/Custom So far so good... ...
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What is this .gtkrc file?

I was going through Tim Pope's dotfiles and I happened to notice that he had a .gtkrc file. What does this configuration file do? And how can I make one of those?
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Debian GNOME 2.30, desktop does not respond anymore

I have Debian Wheezy with GNOME (2.30.2) installed on my computer and my problem is that my desktop does not work anymore. I can't right click on the desktop (to change wallpaper, etc...). Moreover, ...
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How do I autostart an application in Gnome when a volume is mounted?

According to Gnome's Desktop Application Autostart Specification, I should be able to have a program execute simply by naming it any of ".autorun", "autorun", or "autorun.sh". None of these seem to ...
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Gnome shell on debian use to much resources

I recently install debian 8 on my system and install gnome. But after working for couple of minutes I notice that my battery is discharging very fast. So I check CPU usage and it using half of CPU ...
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How to give the same order for “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in KDE and GNOME applications?

I have installed some KDE and GNOME applications on the same computer. I use the applications at the same time. I find, I often hit the wrong button when I see "OK" or "Cancel" or "Yes" or "No" ...
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Binding single key (such as 'F1') to multiple keys (such as 'Ctrl+C') in Gnome

I know how to map a single key to a command using the gconf settings. I also know how to map a single key to another key (F1 -> ctrl) using Xmodmap. My question is how can I map a single key such as ...
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Fonts problem with Debian 8.2

On some websites fonts look like as above.It,s happening in all browsers from iceweasel to chromium. My distro:Debian 8.2 with gnome 3.14.1 Graphics:Mobile Intel® GM45 Express Chipset
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No windows frames on VNC screen

I am trying to configure good virtual desktop on my headless headless Ubuntu 14.04 server. Unfortunately, I see the following picture when open remote screen: I.e. windows have no frames and ...
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Gnome screenshot: turn off camera sound *without* admin rights [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable the gnome screenshot camera sound, with needed admin access? There's an answer here, that involves moving a file from somewhere in /usr/... How can I disable the shutter ...
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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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GTK Icons for special files

Does named pipe for instance have it's icon, I have a theme for GTK and when I've create named pipe it give icon from gtk-file.svg file or symlinks that point to that: application-x-empty.svg ...
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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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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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Latest Debian wheezy/testing ISOs defaulting to KDE?

I've usually been using Debian Squeeze, as I've never really had any reason to go after the latest & greatest, and if I wanted to, I always had backported packages to rely on. However, my new ...
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Scrolling with mouse while right button held down

I'm trying to configure my mouse to push down a button (right), hold on and drag down/up on a page resulting in scrolling the page like I would do with the wheel. I found the following question/answer ...
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How to set the prompt and tab-title on Gnome-Shell (Gnome 3, centos 7)

This is embarrassing, but I don't seem to be able to set the command-prompt or the shell title. I'm using Gnome3 on centos 7. PROMPT I've added the following to ~/.bashrc: export PS1="\w \$ " The ...
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Strange screen ghosting issue with GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19

Since migrating to Fedora 19 and GNOME 3.8.4 I've been noticing a strange ghosting of images on my screen, where pieces of popups and parts of GUIs will sometime remain around. Running xwininfo ...
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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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GNOME: Use WinKey (Super_L) as a main menu toggle

I know how to set Super_L (WinKey) button to open the Menu. gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L" Currently, in order to close that menu, I am ...
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Python in GNOME code base

Is Python present in the Gnome code base? If so, how is it involved? Note: My question concerns the core GNOME Desktop Environment only (e.g. nautilus, gnome-session, NetworkManager) and any ...
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How to align applets on Gnome panel

Does anyone know how to align applets on Gnome panel? For example I add notification area and there's five icons (you see it on the left of processor icon). Then, I plug my BlueTooth adapter out of my ...
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Able to connect to wifi fine in Debian w/GNOME, but in interface no networks are shown

I'm currently writing this on Debian, having connected to my wifi using commands from Terminal. However, the NetworkManager interface (top-right corner > Wi-Fi > Select Network) shows 'No Networks'. ...
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pkexec command is not working by means of keyboard short-cut

Earlier I used to run nautilus as root by sudo -A nautilus. Now I've set policy action for nautilus and pkexec nautilus is working fine through command-line and Alt+F2. $ cat ...
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Setting application-specific keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 3.16

I would like to associate a specific action in Nautilus (namely 'Open in Terminal') with a keyboard shortcut so that I don't have to use the mouse to open the current working directory in a new ...
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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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How to get data shown out of workspace or directly from application?

Because of some reason I had to use another web browser than my main which I use daily and I chose a small browser which I installed long time ago. This brower is called Dooble, version 0.07 ...