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How to show my Firefox icon on my panel (GNOME)?

I am new to Linux (I've been studying it for just about few days, and I have just installed Fedora workstation on my desktop.), and I downloaded Firefox Developer Edition for just testing it. I can ...
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gdm graphical login prompt problem (OpenSUSE 11.2)

I'm trying to figure out why the graphical login prompt won't show up at the login page. I see the wallpaper just fine, but the graphical login prompt wont show up no matter how long I wait. So, In ...
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How to get the GNOME version?

Is there an authoritative way to get the GNOME version, as long as I have a working GNOME desktop (any version) running? Several of these suggestions don't work on my system, either because the ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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Best combination for Gnome + tiling window manager [on hold]

What would be the best way to keep gnome-classic top panel and still get the advantages of tiling WM? I am coming back from Mac OS X to a full time desktop Linux(I think after 2 or 3 years) and am ...
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How to change the default editor of GNOME?

gedit is the default editor of GNOME, how do I change it? I modified the file /etc/gnome/defaults.list, then rebooted the system, and it works.
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Centos 7/Gnome Applications menu items don't respond

I have CentOS 7 installed with gnome. After some uptime, no items under the 'Applications' menu respond.* I can open the menus and submenus and hover over items with the mouse pointer. They will ...
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Gnome with Xmonad crashes on login

I recently discovered Xmonad, and installed it on all of my computers; however, on my desktop computer, vanilla xmonad has mirrored screens and poor resolution. The 'gnome with xmonad' desktop ...
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Tmux shortcut problem

While using Tmux, I tried to maximise the current pane using <prefix> z, and had a bit of a keyboard fail and accidently held down the prefix keys while pressing z, instead of letting go of the ...
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What is making my cursor 'randomly' disappear when using gnome-teminal?

It happens often that my cursor on gnome-terminal disappears, forcing me to work on a new tab/window. It seems like a random occurrence. Does anyone else experience this? What about other X terminal ...
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No gnome-power-manager command but it is installed on Arch

I'm running latest Arch, have GNOME and Fluxbox and my main windows manager is Fluxbox. I wanted to manage my power settings in Fluxbox and i added gnome-power-manager in startup but is says there ...
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Can I re-direct an existing (entire) gnome-session's display to a remote work station?

So instead of using VNC for example - I could actually run a command on my home-fedora terminal and have my work-fedora existing gnome-session appear at home?
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“Files” (Nautilus) not opening from dock

First time Ubuntu Gnome user here! For some reason, "Files" (Nautilus?) will no longer open from the dock. When I click on "Files", nothing happens at all. However, when I run nautilus . from ...
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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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Gnome 3 is not allowing me to login as root

I tried to login as root in gnome 3 like so: I pressed Not listed?, then I typed in root as username then I typed in my root password, but it says That didn't work.
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gnome desktop is making automatic annoying pronunciation sounds?

for example when i put my mouse pointer to applications.It says "windows applications label" when i go to network mangager -> wifi it spells the words on each and every setting where my mouse goes. ...
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Eclipse doesn't stay “Always on Visible Workspace”

I usually hop between a few workspaces, but like having a couple of frequently used applications "Always on Visible Workspace". However, when I tell Eclipse to do that it slips into "Only on This ...
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Performance problem Fedora 23 32-bit @ Dell D630 4GB/Nvidia

I have installed Fedora 23 32-bit at Dell D630 4GB with NVidia Quattro NVS 135M (nvidia.ko, not nouveau.ko). And I have permanent performance problem as X-Windows (Gnome) are very slow and laggy. I ...
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gdm greeter configuration: Exclude all *except* for one specific user

I have Googled this one and tried so many combinations, with no success. I need the GDM login greeter to display one and only one username. In effect, what I need is something like this in ...
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Arch Gnome: GTK themes not working properly [duplicate]

I've just installed arch linux with the gnome desktop and I can't get some themes to work properly (most of them) the only one that works is the numix theme but just the default one, any other theme ...
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gnome-tweak tool not found

I am using Kali GNU/Linux 1.1.0, I want to change default kali theme to some other theme, I searched different different post most of them are using gnome-tweak tool, I tried sudo apt-get update and ...
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gnome-classic as default session for all users?

How to set gnome-classic as default session for all users in gdm3 (system-wide setting)? I'm using Debian Jessie with GNOME 3.12. I've tried creating fake gnome.session in ...
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Desktop notification

I would like to create a notification, which appears, when turning the Caps Lock on/off. I am using GNOME and I tried the notify-send, but it is too "busy" and involving and I want something more ...
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no names in kali linux [on hold]

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade that what happen apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
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Repairing GNOME 3 classic

I three Linux environs set up running CentOS 7 (one is a macbook air). Two of the three have crashed and no longer work in the "Classic" mode. The log shows nothing of interest. GNOME now comes up ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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GNOME: Bottom task bar is missing/blank after upgrade

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and that completed without incident, only a little while after did I realise that my bottom ...
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Vertical scroll bar appears and disappears on file manager

Basically, whenever I unmaximise file manager by dragging its top bar towards middle, a vertical scroll bar appears and disappears, which causes ugly twitching. It started happening after I used gnome ...
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Nautilus 3.14 (on Debian 8) doesn't let me create bookmarks

I've Debian Jessie 8, where is installed Gnome Shell 3.14.4 and nautilus 3.14. I want to add bookmarks (chosen folder which I access frequently) on the left side of nautilus window but I don't find ...
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Debian 6 Gnome black screen after boot

I installed Debian a few weeks ago, and the last time I ran apt-get update, I think it updated something xorg/xserver, not sure. Since then i get a black screen after boot. If I go into recovery mode ...
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How to use i3 on CentOS 7 with Gnome?

I have a CentOS 7 with Gnome running on my machine. Now I want to use i3 as the window manager. I managed to install i3 but I don't know how to make CentOS 7 use i3 now. I tried to edit .xinitrc like ...
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no install buttons in extensions.gnome.org

I just got a new computer, and I wanted to install all the nice shell extensions I had on my old one. Both of them are running Debian 7.5, and have gnome shell version 3.4.2. The only difference I ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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Wayland session not available in Fedora VM?

I've tried Fedora 24 Beta Workstation both in VM (Virtual Box) and on bare metal. Only instance running directly on my machine offered a Wayland session. Why is Wayland not offered in VM? ...
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cannot get A2DP mode work with my bluetooth headphones on Gnome

In Gnome, while I can connect my bluetooth headphones in HFP/HSP mode, I can't get them to connect in A2DP mode which is what I need. Surprisingly, I can connect it in A2DP mode in KDE in just one ...
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Best Graphics over X11 Forwarding

I am currently using Exceed to handle individual X windows being displayed back to my Windows machine and this works flawlessly. I'm using Windows as my Window manager, but I have also experimented ...
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RHEL: GNOME - Is it possible to change Shell theme?

I have tried to change the gnome-shell-theme on RHEL, but whenever I try it GNOME crashes and the system just disables all the shell extensions installed. So, I was wondering if there is something ...
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Gnome doesn't want start

my problem is following: some time I just restarted my computer, after restart the gnome doesn't want to show up, I have only the 6 tyy's terminals ( I can log in and do whatever I want ). I am ...
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How is it possible that gnome-software can install applications in arch without root access?

I don't have much experience with arch, but in Ubuntu you always needed root, and with pacman -S you need it as well, but if I use gnome-software then it installs without any problems! How is this ...
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What tools would I need? Where would I get started? [migrated]

I really like Gnome3, and I really like Unity. And I apologize if this is better suited for stackoverflow. I want to write an extension/library that takes legacy (GTK2 etc) menubars and dump them ...
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How to start an app on specific head?

I'm trying to start cheese such that it runs on a specific head on a multi-head display setup. The application options include a --display=DISPLAY setting: $ cheese --help Usage: cheese ...
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Xorg switch DISPLAY between two users

I run Debian Jessie with GNOME3. I'm in a situation where two users are logged-in: user1 is on :0 and user2 is on :1. I want to swap them to have: user1 on :1 and user2 on :0.
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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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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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Fedora 23: installation on virtual box windows 10 host

I am trying to install Fedora 23 on VirtualBox running on Windows 10 host. I am using Fedora-Live-Workstation-x86_64-23-10.iso to install. Configuration Selected: RAM allocated: 4096 MB HDD ...
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Jittery ThinkPad TrackPoint scrolling in Debian / X / GNOME using Eclipse Mars

Eclipse scrolling happens with unbearable jitter, whereas other X applications (e.g. Google Chrome) behave more smoothly, what could be the cause? Why would Eclipse be different from other apps? $ ...
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How to disable trackpad at GNOME / X display manager (gdm3) login time

Using this: $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.18.1 I want to do this: All Settings > Mouse and Touchpad > Touchpad > Off in a way that applies at Desktop Environment login time, ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.12 (fglrx 15.302) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)?

Previously I faced an issue installing Catalyzt 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali Sana because of the whole /usr/lib and /usr/lib64 co-existing. Following the post How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 ...
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AMD Catalyst 15.2 doesn't detect my card

For installing AMD driver on kali sana, I followed this guide How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)? But whenever I try to Install catalyst 15.2, it can't detect my ...