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Building specific GNOME release with JHBuild?

I use CentOS 7 and like it, but want to use newer gnome-shell releases, but would prefer the current stable release and not the development version. How do I choose/build a specific release (e.g. 3....
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How to make Gnome 3 to restore application's window geometry?

I'd like to run GUI applications in the natural way, i.e. at the same geometry (size and position) as it was closed with. Current Gnome's behavior discourages a lot, as application's window appears ...
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Emulated Graphics on Arch Linux?

I've made an installation of ArchLinux on a new HP Envy 13 (i5-6200U). I've configured the distribution to use GNOME for the Graphics Display Manager (GDM). My trouble is that for a new laptop, the ...
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Which ecosystem have more active developers - kde or gnome?

and how to estimate these numbers (i.e. which metrics to calculate on which source code repositories)? Here is the list of KDE-applications repositories to count KDE developers: https://quickgit.kde....
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Why to write applet config for dbus?

There is a tutorial http://wiki.mate-desktop.org/matecorba_to_dbus#d-bus_service_file which says how to create DBus configuration file. But I don't understood, why it is required. The service is ...
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How to clear history from “Run Command” / Alt + F2 on gnome

How to remove the history from the Run a command window that opens up on Alt + F2 on CentOS 6 and above?
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Disable the number pad on my laptop [duplicate]

I want to disable the number pad on my computer altogether. Pressing the number pad keys should do nothing, neither insert digits/symbols nor move the cursor. (Why? Because my dog keeps pressing them, ...
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`gdm start` causes computer to hang

I'm having trouble getting my computer to run GNOME on my new installation of Arch Linux. When I run the command gdm start my computer hangs and I have to power it down. Alternatively if I run the ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst on Fedora 22 with GNOME?

today I installed AMD Catalyst on Fedora 22. After rebooting my computer, my screen was black. I have read several guidebooks, but I have not found a way to run "Catalyst" on GNOME on laptops. If ...
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Setting print page size in Evince

I'm trying to print PDF files from Evince, but US letter sized PDF's fail to print. Data reaches the printer, but printer refuses to output anything. Printer gets the data (it's indicated on the ...
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How to change colors for best appearance in Debian 8 Jessie

I just bought a new laptop and switched from Ubuntu to Debian 8 Jessie (I am using gdm3). I tried to install the proper drivers for my nVidia GTX 950 video card but I failed each time ( I messed up ...
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How to add workspace columns

I would like to leave unity for the moment and use gnome3. Is there a way to organize workspaces in 2 rows and 2 columns? That will make a total of 4 workspaces.
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CentOS 6.7 x64- Desktop Edition— Restore Gnome Panel Default Config Settings

CentOS 6.7 x64 Desktop Edition I accidently deleted gnome panel which present in the bottom, which has network icon, volume, terminal, desktop,kick off application launcher etc. The below link for ...
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GUI Authentication Requiring a Different User Auth

A few weeks ago a colleague signed into my Fedora 22 workstation. He too is a group admin. Ever since then whenever I attempt to install or unlock the "Authentication Required" modal requires his ...
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Default Folder Order in Gnome

How do I set the default folder order in Gnome? I'm talking about setting 'type order' as default so the folders will always be listed at the top, and other files after them. Here is the image: ...
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driver AMD Catalyst 13.1 for installation in Kali 2.0

Please help patch the driver AMD Catalyst 13.1 for installation in Kali 2.0 (Sana), these instructions(How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)?). Unfortunately my card (...
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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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Unable to view some language fonts in Debian 8.2

They appear as small square boxes. My distro: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) 64-bit.
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Prevent monitors from going to sleep in lock screen on GNOME

I have two monitors running on my Fedora 22 machine, however due to this bug sometimes the second monitor will not wake up after the computer goes to sleep, requiring me to unplug the DisplayPort ...
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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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Activate window that was active before workspace switch when switching back

I use Debian 8 with Gnome. When I switch workspaces the current active windows looses it's focus (I think this is a default behaviour, rather than a bug). Is there a way to make gnome remember active ...
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Mount google drive on command line using gvfs-google

Recently, Arch linux ships gvfs-google package in order to mount Google Drive using Gnome Online Accounts (gvfs-goa). However, since I am using Cinnamon desktop rather than Gnome, it seems that this ...
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Make the mouse cursor on text areas narrower in Gnome and KDE

E.g. the select text cursors in all distributions and desktop environments I have tried are unusable. I need 1 pixel width and not 3 or more pixel width like it's currently on all DE including ...
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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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Codeblocks stop executing with gnome-terminal (linux)

I have Kali Linux, I have been using codeblocks and it worked fine with gnome-terminal, but a few days ago, it stop working. I write a c++ code, then build the file and execute, but when I execute, it ...
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vmware debian sid gnome mouse not working keyboard is fine

I have a issue in debian sid with the gnome desktop environment where my mouse does not work after login. My keyboard is still fully functional and I have tried reinstalling gnome and gdm3 through a ...
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Change alt/cmd preference fedora22

How do I switch my Control and Alt keys so that Fedora22 will behave like an OSX keyboard? I've found references concerning Ubuntu but they don't directly appear to work the same. Gnome's ...
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Ambient light sensor support in GNOME 3.18

I have a Dell XPS 13 Laptop (old series) with ArchLinux and Gnome 3.18. I've read in official gnome 3.18 release notes that If a light sensor is present, GNOME will now automatically adjust the ...
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Brightness falls at 0 when plugging second monitor

This only happens when using Gnome. I have an Acer Aspire V3-772GTX54206G1TMakk laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M graphics card running Debian 8 (jessie) 64-bit, and I'm using Gnome 3.14.1. The ...
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Why can't I remove annotations in this PDF document?

I'm using GNOME "Document Viewer" for annotating PDF files. I can add annotations but am unable to remove them, despite following the instructions here. https://help.gnome.org/users/evince/stable/...
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Can't open terminal because of settings

Hello. I have a problem with my terminal: I can't open it. I have done a thing like written here I have checked 'Run a custom command instead of my shell' and typed in 'echo Hello World'. Now I can't ...
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Give non root user permission to mount NTFS partition

When an external storage device like a flash drive is plugged in, it gets automatically mounted without any root authentication by nautilus. But why does mounting NTFS partitions within the same ...
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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 so....
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VNC connection to a Linux VM just shows a gray screen… but isn't gnome running?

I have a few years of experience with using Linux on the command line, but this is my first time trying to set it up with a GUI. I'm on CentOS 7 (64 bit) and I've run the following commands: yum ...
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Debian 8 Gnome 3 recognizes Bluetooth speaker as input device

I'm using Debian 8 with Gnome 3 on a laptop with the bluetooth that comes with the 7260ac wifi card. 50% of the time my Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker can connect with the laptop successfully ...
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Black graphics glitch on CentOS7 GNOME

ISSUE - Every so often any dialog box, newly opened window, etc will be black. I do not know the exact cause. I notice at times opening PDFs or using Tab Groups on Firefox (latest ESR) will do the ...
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Reduce size of Gnome 3.10/3.14 Title Bar

I need to reduce the size of the title bar on all Gnome applications on an Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome 3.10/3.14 installation. The recommendation of adding configuration to .config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css did not work....
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Why doesn't Google Chrome show up in the “Default Applications” list in Gnome 3?

I'd like to configure Google Chrome as my default web browser on Arch Linux. I've already done the following: Made sure I have a ~/.local/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop which has an Exec ...
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Can't change mouse speed in fedora

I have cinnamon installed in fedora. I also have GNOME desktop. I switched to GNOME and all of a sudden my mouse got a lot faster. I then went back into cinnamon and went to the control panel to ...
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Starting GUI Apps from Terminal, keeping the same terminal for other use

When we start some GUI apps from the terminal, it gets started up. For instance I run nautilus from terminal. I type: user@system ~$: nautilus It gets started. But the terminal keeps printing its ...
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How can I set a label on a dm-crypt+LUKS container?

I just received a new USB flash drive, and set up 2 encrypted partitions on it. I used dm-crypt (LUKS mode) through cryptsetup. With an additional non-encrypted partition, the drive has the following ...
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Which Desktop Environment do I have? [duplicate]

I have been given a computer with Arch linux (I am used to Ubuntu). I want to know which desktop environment is installed (if any). I cannot tell based on the firefox window I am looking at. My ...
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What does this GNOME button do? [duplicate]

I am running GNOME 3.14.4 and I can't find what is the purpose of one of the bottom buttons in the GNOME system menu. The four bottom buttons can be used to, in order: Access system settings ? ...
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Drawings, clocks and other designs not showing up on conky, only text is being shown

I am trying to use conky on elementary os. But any widget with some form of design is not showing properly on my system. If this is not the correct place to ask this question, please redirect me. ...
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Centos Server - Hide gdm 3 user list [duplicate]

I have a server running CentOS 7, using gnome desktop 3. I’m trying to hide the user list and I’ve followed these steps: Edit /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d/00-login-screen and set [org/gnome/login-screen] ...
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Desktop Environment of kali linux

Whats the desktop environment in kali linux 2.0 (sana) I am to able understand because they have some mixture of gnome + cinnamon and tell me how can i do this with my fresh debian installation
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Logitech t630 and GNOME shell

I'm using the Logitech t360 bluetooth mouse with GS 3.16. It work fine, but according to this it should have various options for gestures (on windows). In Linux, scrolling works fine and also two ...
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vpn is disabled when connecting through gnome-ppp

I am connecting my reliance modem through 'gnome-ppp'.As it connected to internet successfully, i could not connect to my saved VPN. The VPN(all saved connections) connection is disabled. Please help ...
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Nautilus context menu option to create new file

I use Nautilus 3.10.1 on Trisquel 7.0 GNU/Linux. In context menu, there is no such option like create new file/document. So, I want to add such an option (which may work like that of existing option: ...
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Failed to disable shortcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...