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Gnome-terminal and Zsh: keep current directory on new tab/window

I'm running gnome 3.10.1 on Arch with Zsh. I'm facing that problem that when I create a new tab or window from a terminal window, it resets the current dir to my home dir. I've already tried this: ...
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How do I get Ctrl + Alt + t to launch ther terminal in Linux Mint 13 MATE?

Pressing Ctrl + Alt + t seems to do nothing on my Linux Mint 13 MATE. How can I set this shortcut to launch a terminal window? As a detail, it seems the terminal is mate-terminal rather than ...
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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 are some decent alt-tab replacements for Gnome?

I think these problems bother me with the native alt-tab app: It feels a bit sluggish - it takes about 0.3 seconds for the alt-tab window to appear. I'd like to configure Alt-Shift-Tab to go one ...
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Launching a GUI application in RHEL 5 hangs

When I try to launch any GUI application through a terminal in my RHEL 5.4, it takes a very long time for the GUI to come up. Also, sometimes it just hangs. I see the following messages in the ...
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Lock second mouse pointer & keyboard input to one window

This is basically a lite version of multiseat (see my other question): I can setup two mouse pointers (see e.g. here, here or here) and two keyboards (although my two identical logitech K200 keyboards ...
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Official tools to save/restore gnome settings

Is there an official tool that can save and restore gnome-specific settings ? I know several applications uses ~/.config, I don't care about them, just settings for gnome, e.g panel applets, keyboard ...
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How to do a print screen or capture an area of the screen

Is there an equivalent of the Window's Print Screen + Paste (or better yet the Mac OS Cmd+Shift+4, Space) in gnome?
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Keyboard combination to insert non keyboard characters

on windows one could with Alt+235 print ë into (any) textfield. I tried the same on linux and it seems to be not working. Depending on the application the result is different, but never the wanted ...
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Fedora 17 : hotkey for terminal

Each time, if I want to use terminal, I press super key, typing terminal in search box, and enter to select terminal icon. How can I have hotkey to open terminal. (I'm not say hotkey : control + alt ...
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How can I find what is interfering with CTRL+F?

I'm running LinuxMint12 with Gnome with Cario-Dock and I have a logitech G15 keyboard. I set up a bash script with the extra keys to take the active window, resize it, and move it to a specific ...
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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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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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indistinguishable active tab in gnome terminal

I am running Gnome 2.30.2 and Gnome Terminal 3.0.1 on my Debian Sid and recently the active tab became almost indistinguishable from other tabs. It is actually the same colour. Changing the themes ...
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Debian Squeeze: Left mouse click stops working

After starting a new session in my Debian Squeeze (6.0.4, always updated) running in a VM (VMWare Workstation) there comes the point in time where the left mouse click stops working, so that I cannot ...
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Is it possible to add an item to the Nautilus right click menu?

I want to add an item to my right click menu, and run a command when a user clicks on it. I'm using Centos 6.2, is it possible? If yes please tell me how I can do this.
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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect any other app. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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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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linux x.org alternative

We have so many options for window managers, shells, desktop environments, distros, and kernel architectures under Linux, but why after (maybe) 20 years do we only have X.org server (including its ...
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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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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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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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FTP client with a good GUI?

I love linux because I get control over my system. But I do herald from the school of mac, where things are simple, beautiful, and powerful. I like it that way, as opposed to having lots of knobs and ...
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Where can I find the source code of libgio?

I want to study how its GFileInfo components works.
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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What can I do when apt-get/aptitude doesn't create a menu item for an installed program?

Obviously, this question is specific to Debian-based setups. I find that, often, packages I install using aptitude or apt-get only say that a menu item has been created. No menu item actually ...
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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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I want my Ubuntu 9.04/9.10 back, is there any current similar distro?

I was switching to Linux in the optimal time, around Ubuntu 9.04/9.10. I am a programmer, so I don't want to be a "Linux guru", that's why Ubuntu was perfect for me - until Unity/Gnome3. In latest ...
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How to change what Alt+F2 calls in GNOME?

I saw something that made me salivate and I want it to be the program that is run when I do Alt-F2.
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How to find Nautilus wastebasket in the file system

It looks like I can get to the waste-basket through nautilus, but when I look at the location given by properties, I see "trash:///". But I can't "cd trash:///". Where is the waste-basket? And in ...
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Allowing user to read only parts of NTFS filesystem

After installing ntfs-3g I have an option in nautilus to mount a Windows directory but I need to give root password. While I have no objection to giving root password I would prefer to be restricted ...
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Prevent KDE and Gnome from showing eachothers icons in the menu

Often, I have both KDE4 and Gnome installed on my machines. What really bothers me when I do this, is that the Gnome menu will show all kinds of things that I will hardly ever use in Gnome, like ...
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Change default applications used by gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open

How to change the applications associated with certain file-types for gnome-open, exo-open, xdg-open, gvfs-open and kde-open? Is there a way by editing config files or by a command-line command? Is ...
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Emacs and windows manager keyboard shortcuts without “Super” key

I found a classic M-series keyboard and I want to use it. However, it does not have the "Windows" key (a.k.a "Super"), only the Shift, Control and Alt modifiers. My keyboard shortcuts are cluttered ...
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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slow on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other gnome tools are affected, too, but I don't use any else. Now I get a ...
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Window with activity in GNOME, notifies but doesn't show itself after Alt+Tab?

When a process that has an open window is activated, it remains un-focused and hidden underneath other windows but gives a small notification below that there was action. This is particularly evident ...
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How can I clear the list of recently accessed documents in Fedora?

When I click on the Clear recent documents item in the GNOME menu, it clears the list of recently used documents (as expected). How can I replicate this functionality from the command line?
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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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Multiple environments - Awesome and Gnome

I'm trying to install multiple environments on my Arch Linux system, and since I've never done it before, there are some stupid questions that I must now the answer. If I install Gnome and Awesome ...
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Is there a way to assign a shortcut key to nautilus' right click context menu?

Does anyone know of a way to assign a shortcut key combination to the menu items in the context menu that pops up in nautilus when you click on a file?
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Touchpad scrolling is very jumpy on Wayland

I've just switched from Xorg to Wayland, which means I've also switched to libinput. I'm also using GNOME 3 and GDM. Since switching, scrolling has become very jumpy. As I drag two fingers ...
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Create clickable links in terminal

Is it possible to process/transform the output from grep (or produce grep-like results, finding strings and/or patterns in files, some other way) such that the search results can be used as links ...
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Is it possible to raise a window using a keyboard shortcut in Gnome3?

I have recently shifted from KDE4 to Gnome3. In KDE you can create application specific keyboard shortcuts to raise windows. I typically create one each for firefox, thunderbird, my terminal etc. That ...
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How do I find out what action or command or script is assigned to a hardware button?

I'm trying to assign a correct rotation on my tablet. http://superuser.com/questions/340516/assigning-a-rotation-script-to-a-hardware-button One way to do this is using gnome keyboard shortcuts. ...
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How do I change file associations from the command line?

The system in question is Solaris, using the Gnome type interface (Java Desktop Environment). We have occasional issues with users managing to mess up their file assocations (most notably .tif). ...
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Volume up/down function keys limited to gnome-volume-control “Unamplified 100%” level

Using GUI gnome-volume-control: Sound Preferences ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Output Volume: [--------------+ ] ...
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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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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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How do I get back to X?

I pressed some key combination and got a big full screen black terminal screen with a login prompt. After logging in, I tried startx to get the UI back, but got a message Fatal server error: Server ...
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Enable remote desktop for Gnome from command line?

I am trying to set up some automation scripts to set up a Linux environment. I would like to enable remote desktop sharing without the user having to actually use the GUI to do so. My plan is to write ...