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Nothing helps Gnome Terminal to not default to ANSI_x3.4-1968

I would really like gnome-terminal to default to a UTF-8 encoding, but whatever I do, I can't get it to do it. I don't have sudo access, so I cannot edit /etc/environment. I'm on a university-managed ...
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Configure multiple monitors with a desktop independend gui

Since my upgrade from ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 gnome-control-center display is broken. It could not get any screen information. According to this bug report: ...
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Testing for an active window session

I'd like to run a cron job to test whether there is an active window session (GNOME or KDE) running on my host. By "active" I mean that in addition to just running, the user is "doing stuff". In ...
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Gnome Terminal Colors not displaying correctly, Vim too

Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme (Colors are wrong) I downloaded the Monokai theme and my blues and greens are clearly off. Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme Vim Issues Also I am using 256-grayvim theme ...
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How to make bookmarks appear first in the GNOME files left pane?

I have a dual boot Debian system with windows partitions. I never use and access those partitions from within Linux. But they appear first in the gnome files program. There are 4 disks shown in the ...
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Customize color for the active window in Gnome Classic?

Is it possible to customize the background color of the title of the active window in Gnome 3? Right now, the title of the active window is white text on light grey. Besides being almost unreadable, ...
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Autohiding the top bar and the bottom bar in Gnome Classic?

I don't know how to achieve this. From what I have read, Alt + Right Click or Super + Alt + Right Click should work, but neither shortcut works. The problem is that when applications are fullscreen, ...
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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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Gnome launch item ignoring command line arguments

In relation to this question: Run true multiple process instances of gnome-terminal I have a launch item on a Gnome desktop whose command is this: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal --disable-factory ...
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Get window name on Red Hat GNOME

Is it possible to get the title of a window (e.g., gnome-terminal) via a terminal command, without installing any outside packages such as xdotool, xprop or wmctrl? Much appreciated.
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How to disable “Not listed?” on login screen?

When I used to use Ubuntu, there was an option on the login screen, which, if you are not in the list of users, allowed you to create a new account.  Now, looking for same thing in Debian, on the ...
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Sort options missing in gnome desktop context menu

When I right-click gnome's desktop I just get the option to organize desktop by name. Is it possible to sort desktop icons by type, or by any other criteria like those available in nautilus?
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CentOS 7: What is the difference between applications.menu and gnome-applications.menu?

CentOS 7 using GNOME 3 comes with both "applications.menu" and "gnome-applications.menu" in /etc/xdg/menus. If I wanted to create a submenu for all users on a machine (i.e. NOT using alacarte), which ...
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How to move a file to trash with Del key in Gnome 3.14.1 / Debian Jessie?

By defualt, in the Gnome's Nautilus version shipped with Jessie, one needs to press Ctrl+Del to move a file to trash or Shift+Del to remove it permanently. I know there was a fix for that in older ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop with GNOME

I am trying to set up Chrome Remote Desktop on my Linux machine. I have installed the package, and I have added myself to the ´chrome-remote-desktop´ group. I have created a .chrome-remote-desktop ...
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Can I run a single program without running it through a window manager? (Gnome, Technic-Launcher)

I'm running into an issue with Technic-Launcher being completely white when run in gnome, but it's fine in other DE's. The developer says it's an issue with mutter and undecorated java windows. Can I ...
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RPM installation %post macro works on terminal but not on GUI

I have created my own .rpm file. The installation works prefect on the command line but doesn't work properly when i am doing it from the GUI. The only thing that doesn't work from the GUI is the ...
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RPM to invoke browser post installation

I am creating an RPM installer for centos 6.5, After installation i want the RPM to invoke the browser and show the installation report. This installation report shows the details of how the ...
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Disable the Gnome screensaver from the command line

I would like to disable the screensaver on Centos 6.2 for a single user. I have tried from the GUI, that looked like the easiest way, but it didn't work out, I am not sure why. I am looking for an ...
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Debian jessie without desktop

So, I installed debian Jessie on my computer. And it does not have any desktop. I have used numerous of different commands but it just say cannot be found. Thanks for the help. EDIT! One way to fix ...
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Add custom compose key sequence (not working)

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS (Comes with GNOME 3 Flashback). I visited some post like this and this. on the topic about adding custom compose key sequence. I set Menu Key as Compose Key: I created ...
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Debian 8 (Jessie) screen resolution issue

I've upgraded a Toshiba Qosmio G30 laptop (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GPU) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie. There is an issue with the screen resolution. During boot the following messages are printed on the ...
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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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Error running startx on CentOS via SSH

Whenever I attempt to run startx on a system I have SSHed into, I get the following output: xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.6604 X.Org X Server 1.15.0 Release Date: ...
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USB flash drive is read-only under Gnome on Debian

I have Debian on my PC. I insert a USB flash and it open just fine in my Gnome environment. But when I try to copy something in it I get: Error during copy.The destination is only for reading. ...
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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Cannot startx on Debian after some changes

I installed and removed some packages and changed some settings on my Debian server. After reboot I can't run x11vnc to remote it using VNC. Now when I run startx, the result is: no screens found ...
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How to randomly change the Gnome background image using bash?

I'm trying to set a random image as the Gnome background for the current user using bash. What I have found out: To set the wallpaper I can use: gconftool-2 --type string --set ...
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Unix with few packages

I want a clean unix OS, just with two packages: gnome-session-fallback & usual ubuntu terminal. I want to minimize the space of my OS take. How can I create this custom OS & install them ...
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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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Screen Zoomed in GNOME

I'm a new to linux and GNOME. I installed arch Linux and using GNOME as desktop environment.Everything in my screen is zoomed.I didn't found a way to zoom out it.Screenshot shows how my screen in ...
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Input focus not following window clicks

I'm running RHEL 6.5 with a generic ATI HD5480 videocard and three monitors (one connected to each port... DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA), and I'm having issues with window-activation and input-focus that ...
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impossible to install xmonad-contrib using cabal

I'm trying to recompile my xMonad configuration. I know I have to install the ghc packages xmonad and xmonad-contrib. To do this I installed a lot a debian packages including : ghc cabal-install ...
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Decent GUI notifications in GNOME

I use OS X 10.10.3 here at work, and my colleagues use Fedora 21 with Gnome 3.14.2. I use apps like Mail and Telegram, and OS X give excellent visual warnings about new messages (numeric badges in ...
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how to exit activities screen?

Somehow I've activated "Activites" screen which completely empty. How can I exit it? I've tried Esc, Alt-F4, Ctrl-Alt-Del, Alt-Tab, clicking mouse buttons but this doesn't help.
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GNOME 3: bottom panel window order

I have centos 7.1. At bottom panel opened windows (running applications) are represented (ex: openoffice, thunrderbird, terminal). Question one - How can I change the order of these opened windows ...
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Where is the “Session” menu in fedora 21 gnome desktop login

So basically I am trying to switch from gnome to KDE in Fedora 21 workstation. I have already installed it via yum install @kde desktop Looking online they say I need to switch it via the ...
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Tomboy won't start: Configuration server couldn't be contacted

I'm unable to start Tomboy on my Gentoo Linux system. It used to work, but now I just get Unhandled Exception: GLib.GException: Configuration server couldn't be contacted: D-BUS error: Method ...
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How should look script that launches program on startup

I want program rescuetime to be launched when computer loads. I've found that for this task script should be created in /etc/init.d/my_script and this lines to be entered to console chmod 755 ...
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Weird gray bar in Chromium

EDIT: So apparently it has nothing to do with Chrome/Chromium instead, according to here, it is a new gnome feature. I am using Gnome 3.16.1 I want to remove the grey bar in the bottom left corner of ...
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No music showing up in Gnome Music

I'm on Tumbleweed using the latest gnome-music from the Tumbleweed repo (3.16.1-1.1), though I doubt this makes any difference because older versions seem to have the same problem for me... My ...
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IPython Qt Console doesn't have a title in GNOME app switcher

When I use the app switcher in GNOME 3.16, the IPython Qt Console (version 3.1.0) doesn't have a title under its icon (see image, and compare with Chromium). I also noticed that the icon doesn't ...
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Executable script can't run directly from desktop in Arch Linux

Before, I was using Linux Mint and I can run bash script directly from desktop just with chmod the script to executable. For example, I have a script like this: #!/bin/bash VBoxSDL --startvm ...
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Rebinding the physical Touchpad Keys on a ThinkPad

I have been sitting on this problem for a couple of hours now but I can't seem to find a solution. I have gotten myself a new ThinkPad and it has 3 discrete buttons above the trackpad. I've installed ...
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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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see names of workspaces in gnome

I have a bunch of workspaces in workspace 2.30.2 (I have no idea if that's old on not, it's what they gave me) It used to be that if I had a workspace switcher in the panel that only showed the ...
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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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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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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 ...