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How to pop up “hidden” X application

This is on a RHEL6 system using GNOME (but it happens on Debian as well). I use an application called xchat and if you hide it using the icon in the notification area (as opposed to minimizing using ...
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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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Gnome fails to start in Debian Wheezy

I've installed Debian Wheezy. After a while (working properly without any problem), I see some problems while working in gnome. Some functions don't work properly, for example desktop icons are not ...
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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 can I make CapsLock Shift and Shift Ctrl in GNOME?

GNOME's Tweak Tool tweak tool is an awesome GUI that comes with the desktop environment. In the tool, I can easily change the position of Ctrl and I can change the behavior of CapsLock. ...
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how to keep track gnome extensions download and install progress?

For example, i open Firefox and then turn on Transparent Windows at https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/684/transparent-windows/ But how do i know when it will done downloaded and installed ? ...
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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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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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Fedora 20: Anyway to install the default tools which comes with Fedora-Gnome on Cinnamon?

I just did a fresh install of Fedora 20 and chose Cinnamon as my desktop. To my surprise, Gnome was not install at all.. and thus I feel am I missing a bunch of "stuff" that's normally included in a ...
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Remove GNOME completely from Ubuntu? [closed]

I have installed GNOME besides Ubuntu(Default) environment, and at this point it messed-up, i cant upgrade and there is many more problem occurring. Is it possible to completely purge GNOME ...
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Why is mouse freezing in FreeBSD 9.1 Gnome or Fluxbox?

I'm new to FreeBSD 9.1 and I wanted to install a desktop GUI environment. I first tried Gnome 2 since I am familiar with it. I appended the following lines to the /etc/rc.conf file: hald_enable="YES" ...
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Change GDM language

I'm using Gnome on Arch Linux and I want to change the language of GDM from English to French. I followed these instructions exactly but it didn't work... Here is my locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8 ...
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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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Why don't I get a Gnome GUI when I install Red Hat?

I'm trying to install Red Hat on my Windows system but Im facing a problem. I get only one option during installation which is "Minimal" and even if I check Gnome desktop in customize options, I only ...
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Gnome desktop environment: how to get it working on OpenBSD?

I have OpenBSD 5.7-amd64 installed and patched with all the latest available fixes. I would like to have a minimal Gnome desktop environment and I did the following to my user account (not root ...
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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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Some problems with gnome-tweak-tool

I recently did a apt-get autoremove and ran into problems with my gnome-tweak-tool. It got uninstalled from my system. Later when I installed it again I wasn't able to get it up running unless I was ...
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KVM gets background and mouse with gdm3 and lightdm on debian wheezy

I have a debian wheezy system with a ipkvm. I originally installed it as a none gdm server. I then installed gnome-desktop-environment and rebooted. The kvm just shows the background and mouse and a ...
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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-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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No “Add to Panel” menu in GNOME 3 Classic in CentOS 7

This has been asked and answered a hundred times, but ALL proposed solutions which I've read DO NOT work for me. First up, this is CentOS 7, using GNOME 3 (selecting "GNOME Classic" when logging in), ...
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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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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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How to run the terminal using keyboard shortcuts in Gnome 2?

I'm using Gnome 2. I use the terminal several times, and I lose a lot of time going in Applications / Utilities / Terminal to launch the terminal. I am wondering if I can launch the terminal using ...
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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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Ubuntu mini won't recognize my touchpad on VMWare

I installed Ubuntu Mini 15.04 64-bit with Gnome desktop on VMWare Fusion. My trackpad from my Mac doesn't work on it. Do I need to install something for it to work? It's really annoying navigating ...
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GNOME doesn't work on Debian Jessie after installing fglrx

I'm using 64bit Debian Jessie and followed these instruction to install fglrx for Radeon HD 7000 series: https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary However GNOME doesn't work after it. I installed ...
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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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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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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Can I print to a remote cupsd without installing cupsd on the client?

I have a networked printer, a cups server and several desktops all having the cups daemon running. This setup works but has an annoyance that if something won't print, the user has to check two print ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Error with GNOME and AMD Catalyst

I have two computers, both with AMD video card. I'm trying to install them Fedora 22 with GNOME, I followed the same steps on both, but when I turn on the computer, only one works, while the other ...
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Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a screen if the Gnome session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked?
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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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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 is possible to get the title of a window (Eg. gnome-terminal) via a terminal command, without installing any outside packages like xdotool, xprop or wmctrl? Much appreciated.
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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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How to disable “Not listed?” in login screen?

when i used to use ubuntu there was a option at login screen if you are not in the list of users, create a new account now same thing in debian, at the login screen there is written under my name " ...
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Why can't I run Gnome apps over remote SSH session?

Logging into a remote host using ssh -X me@host, I successfully run gnome-terminal -e "tail -F /var/log/file" &. When I log off and then try the same thing the next day, I get this: Failed to ...
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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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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 ...