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For some apps (e.g. file-roller) this can be fixed by changing the StartupNotify key value from true to false in their respective .desktop files (e.g. /usr/share/applications/file-roller.desktop). The above doesn't work for all apps (e.g. nautilus) so another way to fix the problem would be a custom shell extension; just to give you an idea, you could ...


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What you mean by GNOME auto starting is, most likely, actually gdm (GNOME Display Manager) which provides the login screen. Just disable the service to stop it from autostarting. Arch uses systemd, so you want to do: # systemctl disable gdm Reboot and gdm won't automatically start. You can then manually start it whenever you want with: # systemctl start ...


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@rob is right. GNOME is technically an official GNU project. However, there is a lot of interesting history. Let's roll back the clock It's 1996. There are no desktop environments. Users and sysadmins assemble environments from a hodge-podge of programs. Different window managers, different applications, maybe a dock. There are two major toolkits on the ...


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If you want to disable completely the graphical session and boot into rescue mode edit the kernel line in grub at startup and add an s at the end of it. Alternatively you can also add systemd.unit=rescue to that line. See this thread To start gnome from commandline it depends on the login manager. If you have gdm for example try sudo gdm. If it's just ...


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This is WRT Gtk 2.0, although I presume 3.0 is similar (and Xfce uses 2.0 anyway, I think). Themes, etc. are defined using configuration files. The default one is ~/.gtkrc-2.0, but it can be overridden using an environment variable: GTK2_RC_FILES=~/.gtk2-altrc xfce4-terminal Will start the Xfce terminal using ~/.gtk2-altrc. The easiest way to generate ...


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Go to Keyboard window and in the Custom Shortcut part the command is: gksu gnome-terminal



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