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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 can I install file-roller for CentOS 6 to use in Gnome?

I've just started messing about with Linux and trying to figure things out as I go using tutorials. I've installed Gnome desktop and have some .rar files I would like to open. I've found file-roller ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen

I saw a question in SuperUser titled How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? and I think it would be helpful, but the problem is I can't switch to any of the TTYs. ...
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CentOS(6.3) Gnome Desktop Environment does not respond!

After starting the Gnome desktop on CentOS (version 6.3), I was able to see everything (the desktop icons, time and date, the upper titles for Applications, system, and so on). But, when I try to ...
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Gnome Shell - Disabling live window thumbnails in activities

I have noticed it slows down the system when a browser game or real game is open because it renders them all in the activities menu. Is there a way to disable them, or make them static?
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How do I reload a proxy automatic configuration file (.pac)?

I have a server set up that I want to use as an automatic proxy server per rules in a .pac file. I'm troubleshooting different changes to the .pac file but I'm not sure if my web browser/OS is ...
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Mouse cursor disappearing after running gnome-settings-daemon in OpenBox

I'm running Openbox 3.5.2 on Fedora 20. For extra comfort (font rendering, tap-to-click, ...), I used to let gnome-settings-daemon run in the background. Now since upgrading to the F20 beta, my mouse ...
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Gnome 2 desktop shortcut: Run a script having commands changing the environment

I want to launch a script (that ultimately launches an editor) with a single click in GNOME 2. To this end I have a script which sources the environment variables first and then ultimately launches ...
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Is the “computer:///” address only something symbolic, or can it be used somewhere?

I am using Linux Mint 15 (Mate). When I double click the Computer icon on my desktop to see the available drives, the address bar of file manager (Caja 1.6.1) shows this address: computer:///. Is this ...
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Is it possible to install bottom launcher on Debian 7

I want to install Debian 7 on a laptop and have tried to read some information about this platform. On this review, Review Debian Squeeze 6.0.5 : The Father of Linux Distro , I saw the last slide ...
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Contentless modal windows on RHEL Gnome

I'm a Linux newbie, so please be understanding if I mix terminology. I've got a pc with RHEL 6.4 installed. I'm using Gnome for my GUI and frequently I'm having a problem with modal windows ...
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Ubuntu Precise — suspend wedges GDM — help!

I've been a very happy Ubuntu user for many years, and worked my way past any number of problems, but I've never seen anything like this. Recently I got a new machine and installed 12.04 Precise on ...
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Chromium with ~20 opened tabs freezes my laptop

As the title says, when I have about 20 opened tabs of Chromium I see the hard disk starts writing and everything start to freeze. I have to 'killall' Chromium. Previously I had installed ...
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Running Viber as another user while using “mine” X Server's microphine and speakers

I run Fedora with GNOME and recently installed Viber for linux. It's very good and all is working just fine. As Viber is not open-source software, I decided to run it as another user to make sure ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to a side in Gnome

In Windows I can press Windows key + (left/right/up/down) keys to press a window against the upper, right, down, left side. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? Distro: Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome.
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Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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Display hostname in GDM3 on Fedora 19 at login screen

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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How to change GNOME default screen rotation

How do I change the default screen rotation for my gnome desktop? Is there anyway I can change the monitor settings without logging in?
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SSH via PuTTY: launch gnome-session and gnome-panel in one Window

I'm connecting to a Linux machine from my Windows desktop via PuTTY. I'm running Xming on my Windows PC so that I can remote display X windows applications. Loading individual graphical programs works ...
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Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down

In Windows, I'm used to clicking the center button and it offering a "fast scroll" option up or down. How can I get this behavior on Linux? It currently seems to use the back button upon center click ...
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Why does gnome-shell-timer not work after installing on Debian Wheezy?

I'm on Debian Wheezy and in Gnome 3.4.2 but using the "classic" view.. after installing gnome-shell I can't find any way to add it to the dock. The only thing that's invokable is ...
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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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run gnome-mag on kali linux

when i want to run gnome magnifier with command gnome-mag it says command not found!! but when i want to install it by apt-get install gnome-mag it says that "it is already installed"!! Reading ...
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startx from mac osx to RHEL6

I am trying to get a GUI over ssh -X. My RHEL6 server did not have X Window System and a graphical desktop environment. So I installed using yum groupinstall "X Window System" Desktop. It installed ...
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deleted user is still an option in gnome login in Debian 6

I'm running Debian 6.0.8. I misnamed the original username I wanted, so I made a new user with the proper username. On the gnome log on screen, I see two users of the same name (the login screen ...
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What is 'keyring' in Google Chrome

Every time i run Chrome, it ask for the keyring password for Default. If I fill my password in, it disappears and I can continue, and when I press cancel it has the same effect. So, what does the ...
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Fast access to often used document

For several applications I maintain my personal cheatsheets. I use them mostly for vim, latex, vim latex-suite and bash. For example, when I forget a key combination in vim, I browse to the ...
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GNOME 3 desktop entry duplicate

Was trying to get simple desktop entry to work without creating duplicated after app run. That's for st3 under GNOME3 (Fedora 19), and .desktop file looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=3.047 ...
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Dual booting Debian and Windows 8?

My problem is a little weird (maybe to me only). Specification: Lenovo, Ideapad Z510. i7 intel core. 1920x1080. ISO: GNOME Debian 7.2.0 amd64. Bootable Device: Universal USB Installer. ---Process ...
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Remove GNOME and install dwm

I'm currently running Fedora 19 on my PC and I want to remove GNOME and then use dwm. Is it enough when I install dwm and remove GNOME completely?
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Changing gVim behaviour on Red Hat

I recently had to change my Linux work environment from a personal Ubuntu system (having full admin rights) to a corporate Red Hat system (having very limited control on the system). Both running ...
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update gnome in centos 6.4

my current version of gnome is : 2.28.2 and I want to update it to version 3. is there a way to do that ? I searched a lot about this problem , but all of the results is about installing gnome on a ...
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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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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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ssh-agent defunct from the start

140 root 4029 3997 0 09:01 ? 00:00:00 \_ /usr/sbin/gdm-binary -nodaemon 141 root 4034 4029 1 09:01 tty7 00:00:01 \_ /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -br -audit 0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth ...
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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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Gnome 3 always on fallback upon login

I have a Debian Wheezy install, with Gnome 3 as the windows manager. I also have a NVidia video card for what it matters. I autolog in gnome upon boot to my user account, but it always start gnome ...
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Separate Chrome webapp shortcuts from Chrome in Gnome Shell

I created some webapps in Google Chrome that will open in their own windows, like Google Keep, for example. But whenever I open them, it will say Google Chrome in the black bar (Gnome Shell) and in ...
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How to change gnome session locale?

How do I change the default locale for my gnome session? I created /etc/default/locale-local with this content: LANG=pt_PT.UTf-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 and added this to /etc/pam.d/gdm3, ...
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why do I get no output from zenity in shell script under gnome-schedule

I am using Fedora Linux 12, and intend to update to an up-to-date version soon. To prepare for this I have made a full backup on an external drive. I want to keep this backup up to date, using rsync, ...
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Using FC 19 - How can I interact with very long menus?

I am using FC 19 with the default Gnome setup. Assuming this is Gnome shell, some version 3. Some common apps have very long menus. An easy example is Gedit and the languages menu. This is so large ...
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Problem with wheezy theme

I am a totally newcomer to Debian wheezy, and I can't install the Asian_Catharsis.tar.lzma theme from gnome-look.org; I've also copied it to ~/.themes yet no effects I earn. Also, I've changed my ...
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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 ...
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Remapping shifted function keys in XKB

I'm working on a keyboard layout for the Khmer language and I'm quickly running out of space. My aim is to create a keymap that includes all the characters in the Khmer script as well was their ...
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Gnome can't open Sound Mixer - No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found

I'm trying to get sound output working on a VPS, but whenever I'm trying to open the gnome sound control panel as non-root, I'm getting the error "No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices ...
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Mapping custom shortcuts in MATE (Gnome)

I am used to Ratpoison, but now I have to work with MATE (Gnome) for a while. To make it less painful, I would like to use some keyshortcuts from Ratpoison. Is there any simple way to do it? How ...
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Ubuntu with Gnome and Openbox

I've in my laptop Ubuntu 12.04.03 which comes by default with Unity. I like Unity, and Gnome. It has a nice look, some nice apps, things frequently works nice. However I would prefer to use Openbox. ...
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Get current user in desktop file (GNOME)

To run applications from gnome, users click on icons on their desktops or they select the applications which they want to run from a menu. I'm looking for a valid replacement pattern, to get the ...
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Wallpaper stretching over multiple monitors on Fedora 19 (Gnome 3)

I'm running Fedora 19 (gnome-shell --version says it's GNOME Shell 3.8.4). I have a dual monitor setup (two 1440 x 900), and I want to be able to stretch my wallpaper over the two monitors, like I did ...
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Unmet Dependencies and sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code(1) error in DEBIAN

I'm trying to install desktop environment on Debian in VM gnome: apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment Throws Error: Reading package lists.. Done Building dependency tree Reading ...