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GNOME Shell is just one part of GNOME 3. It (together with Mutter, the window managet), is its primary user interface. The secondary interface (for hardware that can't handle the 3D workload, or for people who don't care about glitz), is Gnome Panel + Metacity (old window manager), which will basically give you the look of current GNOME 2. GNOME (3) itself ...


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Fedora is an obvious choice. Frequent (6 month) releases, lots of community support, and on top of that its a pretty good operating system. Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 releases later this month, but you can download the beta now. Fedora Project


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OK, I found how to do this at How to change gnome-shell calendar default application Just execute this in a terminal!! gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.office.calendar exec thunderbird I have tested it and it works!! (it's not exaclty what I wanted but it's a start)


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The other answers are better for most cases, but I'm adding this here for completion's sake: # shows all displays $ xrandr # set one of the displays to primary $ xrandr --output <display> --primary This method is better if you're docking or attaching your laptop to different / multiple monitors because it adjusts it on the fly. It's also a command ...


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After some research, I think I've got enough information to post an answer to my own question. In Gnome Shell 3.6 and earlier, the old gnome-screensaver program was present, and if GDM was not running, gnome-screensaver would be invoked - allowing you to lock the screen. Starting in Gnome Shell 3.8 (included in Fedora 19), gnome-screensaver support has ...


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On my ThinkPad X220T running GNOME 3 it's pretty easy to be typing along and accidentally bump the touchpad, causing some window other than the one you're typing into to be raised. Ostensibly, the solution to this problem is to click your name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while ...


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It seems like the debian guys are working on this. http://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-3.0-status.html And maybe you can have a look a Linux Mint (the one that is based on Debian that is). http://www.ainer.org/news/linux-mint-11-katya-with-gnome-3-announced


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It's impossible that this page is supposed to be the tool for managing extensions - it makes absolutely zero sense Whether it makes sense or not is also a matter of opinion. But yes, that page is the main tool, read Owen Taylor's explanation. As to managing the extensions already installed on your system, you can enable/disable them via ...


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Is this (similar to) what you see? If so, try clicking on the activated keybinding (e.g. "Ctrl+Alt+T" in the screenshot1) and press Backspace to clear it (as mentioned at the bottom of the window) (No idea how to remove a disabled shortcut, gconf-editor maybe?) (1) which I snitched from this blog


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Use xmodmap -pm to verify that both keys have the mod4 modifier associated with them. vikktakkht:686 Z$ xmodmap -pm xmodmap: up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control Control_L (0x25), Control_R (0x69) mod1 Alt_L (0x40), Alt_R (0x6c), Meta_L (0xcd) ...


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In a standard gnome-shell setup, mouse focus and sloppy focus behave identically. The reason is simple: there is no DESKTOP. The mouse focus method, particularly, needs a DESKTOP in order to work properly but there is no such thing in gnome-shell, in its standard incarnation. Unfortunately, this is only documented in mutter docs. dconf-editor still has the ...


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The bars/shell are displayed on the primary monitor. You can configure which is the primary monitor through ~/.config/monitors.xml. Change the primary configuration item to yes for the monitor you want to become the primary monitor, and to no for the others.


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It's a bit tricky as gnome-keyring-daemon sets unique environment parameters before your session starts and this environment is used to access the daemon trough a socket. The environment is copied to every application so there is no way to re-set all environment variables. There's a way which involves manually restarting the daemon, symlinking the old dir to ...


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Go to System->Preferences->Preferred Applications. On the first tab, change the Mail Reader settings. UPDATE If you don't have your email client in the drop down menu. You got to specify it manually in the Command field. For example, /usr/bin/thunderbird "%s" UPDATE It does not seem to actually solve the problem, although it should. Perhaps it's a bug. ...


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Change git describe | sed 's|\(.*-.*\)-.*|\1|;s|-|.|' to git describe | sed 's|\(.*-.*\)-.*|\1|;s|-|.|g' The package version originally had one hyphen in it. The version you are building has two hyphens. The g at the end of the s (substitute) command causes sed to substitute for multiple matches instead of just one.


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In my experience, the battery life is the same (if not better). I got before: $ grep rate /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state present rate: 10142 mW now I get: $ grep rate /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state present rate: 10219 mW $ grep rate /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state present rate: 9669 mW $ grep rate ...


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You can use gksu and gksudo in Gnome to have a password prompt window presented. I believe that under Gnome the gksu(do) prompt windows are protected from focus stealing. You use gksu(do) in the same way you use su(do): gksudo apt-get update gksu Bob


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Related observations . . .I have an Eee PC running a Debian-derived system with Gnome. Shortly before my recent upgrade I was able to use mutter --replace and compiz --replace Then after installing gdm3 to replace gdm and upgrading a load of gnome elements i'm no longer able to do so - ICE WM still works and a note in gdm3 log mentions using .XAuthority and ...


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I'm getting this error with my own python-clutter code. I believe it's due to the graphics stack. I'm running an ATI card, which has 3 options: Proprietary driver. This doesn't actually support my card any more (Radeon 9200), and anyway it's proprietary. Free driver with proprietary firmware. This gives me 3D but is completely buggy and unusable (leaves ...


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KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) is enabled by default in kernels after 2.6.33 (you should be on Kernel 3.0 if you are running an up-to-date Arch). So you should remove nomodeset from your kernel line (the option in grub.cfg). This will prevent the Clutter error. In order to start X successfully, make sure you have added radeon to your MODULES array in ...


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Wild guess: Could you have remapped it? That is, does it show up as Super_L (or possibly Super_R) when you press the key with window focus in xev? Edit: Also check your logs, probably ~/.xsession-errors. Edit: There are lots of bug reports concerning gnome-shell and Super.


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assuming this is a single-user system, and assuming that a HUP signal is sufficient (causes gnome-shell to restart itself) You need to put a hook script containing something like case "$1" in resume) killall -HUP gnome-shell esac into a pm-utils hook script, e.g /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/99hup-gnome-shell. This will send a HUP signal to any ...


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What browser are you using? Does it give you an error or warning? I'll take a wild stab in the dark: If you're using Chrome/Chromium, navigate to about:plugins and make sure "Gnome Shell Integration" is enabled. Then navigate back to extensions.gnome.org and when the ribbon appears at the top make sure you "Always Allow for this Site" On Firefox you'll ...


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Find the file /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css open it for editing by running the command sudo gedit /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/gnome-shell.css then in that file right in the begining you'll see /* default text style */ stage { font-family: cantarell, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; color: white; } no change font-size: 11pt ...


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You can build the latest GNOME Shell (sandboxed) using JHBuild pretty easily, as explained here. Note that this doesn't care about which distribution you're using, so there might be another way, i.e., some Fedora analogue of using experimental packages on Debian, that I don't know of. (I found this 3.3.3-1 GNOME-Shell package as an indication that there is ...


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Screen locking was handled by gnome-screensaver up until GNOME 3.8. The application has been deprecated by the GNOME team and it functionality has been divided up among gnome-shell, gnome-session, & GDM. If you just want to get things working you might have better luck using xscreensaver.


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I won't give you a lecture about your battery since you yourself used the word 'abuse' :). One way of doing this would be something like this: #!/usr/bin/env bash while [ $(acpi | awk '{print $NF}' | sed 's/%//') -gt 0 ]; do ## Wait for a minute sleep 60s done ## The loop above will exit when the battery level hits 0. ## When that happens, issue ...


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What's its name? As far as its name goes it's called the "Application Menu".     The top bar includes the activities button, application menu, clock, system status area and user menu. Source: GNOME Shell Design Removing it from the top bar method #1 - hiding just the icon As far as removing it I found this AskUbuntu Q&A titled: ...


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I was facing the exact same issue running Gnome Shell 3.12 on ArchLinux x86_64 with an Intel HD 4000 and it looks like I just found a solution (well, at least for me). Basically all I did was adding the TearFree option to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf. I had it already created earlier in order to enable SNA acceleration, which I then disabled again ...



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