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Open the System Settings > Displays control applet. It's not evident - at all - but you can drag the miniature of the top black panel onto the display you want to mark as primary. Panels, activity overlay and everything will migrate on that display.


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Replacing the main theme with the dark one in /usr/share/themes is not an ideal solution as each time gnome-themes is updated your theme will revert to default. It's preferable to properly configure your user account to use the dark theme, that way your settings will be preserved between updates. You can do that: Manually: create (open if already present) ...


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In GNOME and other freedesktop.org-compliant desktop environments, such as KDE and Unity, applications are added to the desktop's menus or desktop shell via desktop entries, defined in text files with the .desktop extension (referred to as desktop files). The desktop environments construct menus for a user from the combined information extracted from ...


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You can restart the gnome-shell by pressing Alt+F2 and then typing in either "restart" or just "r" and pressing enter. Otherwise I've noticed that it automatically refreshes .desktop files after waiting a little while.


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In cups v. 2.0.0 the service name has been changed (see also the install file here). You'll have to disable the old service: systemctl disable cups.service before enabling and starting the new one: systemctl enable org.cups.cupsd.service systemctl daemon-reload systemctl start org.cups.cupsd.service


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This is actually a known and currently open bug. However, there is a very easy workaround; just issue the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.Vino require-encryption false You will now be able to connect with most vnc viewers.


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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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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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Found the answer elsewhere. The .desktop file needs to be named EXACTLY the same as the binary that's launching. Mine was something like eclipse_ide.desktop and the binary that runs is just "eclipse". Gnome shell does not seem to like that.


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It depends on your Display Manager! (i.e. KDM, GDM) Please bear in mind your DM runs as root! (it needs root privileges in order to run your session process as the user you log in) When you click shutdown in KDE or GNOME, your DE sends a signal to your DM to power off or restart after the session has terminated. Then, your DE tells every program to end and ...


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I have no idea why the configuration option is not available in the gnome control panel but you can set this using dconf-editor. Run dconf-editor from a terminal, navigate to org.gnome.desktop.background -> picture options and set it to spanned:


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Normally you would Alt-F2 to run gnome-session-properties, and select "Automatically remember running applications when logging out" under the Options tab. However, it is broken at the moment. There is a bug filed: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=647359


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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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I'm going to guess the following all of those tools use XdgUtils if you type xdg-open http://google.com it'll open with Chromium and that you have the problem described in this Ubuntu forumspost So my suggested answer is: $ xdg-mime default firefox.desktop x-scheme-handler/http (and ditto for https)


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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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AFAIK gvfsd-metadata is a process that collects file metadata when you use Nautilus. If your metadata store got corrupted somehow, it might get stuck on an infinite loop. So you'll have to kill that process, and remove the metadata store. pkill gvfsd-metadata rm -rf .local/share/gvfs-metadata


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As far as I know, there is no GUI application allowing that for gnome 3. If you have Gnome 2, you can still use the settings application from menu. The easiest ways for me is to edit settings through gconf-editor: specify your command in /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_X specify your keyboard shortcut in ...


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I know this is late but...Fist, create a desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications/ for example sublime.desktop would be something like ~/.local/share/applications/sublime.desktop with the following content: [Desktop Entry] Keywords=Plaintext;Write;Programming;Syntax;Ruby;HTML Categories=; Comment=sublime Exec=sublime_text %U Hidden=false Icon=icon-name ...


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Gnome provides services (such as Gnome keyring, GConf, PolicyKit integration, etc.) that some programs use as well as additional features like theme application and application autostarting. If you use programs that make use of those services and you don't have Gnome, you may miss out on some functionality. Depending on what you use, it might be critical, or ...


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I doubt that LXDE vs GNOME will make a significant difference, but I don't have hard figures. I doubt less that the default configuration of LXDE and the default configuration of GNOME will make some difference. To keep power consumption down, turn off desktop effects (animations, anything 3D). Make sure you're not running any kind of “screen saver”. Most ...


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System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows Click the second field which says Disabled and type in a key combination of choice (e.g., Ctrl+Alt+D). System restart may be required for changes to take effect.


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http://www.gnome.org/getting-gnome/ Fedora Just install or try it live to use GNOME 3. openSUSE GNOME 3.2 is the default desktop environment of openSUSE 12.1. Mageia GNOME 3 will be part of Mageia 2. Install ‘task-gnome’ after installing Mageia. Arch Linux Arch Linux has GNOME 3 in the extra repository. Ubuntu ...


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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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Add to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: .window-frame { box-shadow: none; margin: 0; } (via https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1416334#p1416334) I had to restart X for it to take effect - SIGHUP awesome was not sufficient.


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From the Arch Wiki on Gnome (where Gnome 3 is now in the main repos): GNOME3 comes with two interfaces, gnome-shell (the new, standard layout) and fallback mode. gnome-session will automatically detect if your computer is capable of running gnome-shell and will start fallback mode if not. Fallback mode is very similar to the GNOME 2.x layout (while using ...


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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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"A picture is worth a thousand words..." Picture shows Docky running in Gnome-Shell in 11.10


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Are you clear on the difference between Gnome3 and the Gnome shell? If you don't like the Gnome shell GUI, and prefer the Gnome2 style with the panels and menu, you can try the Gnome3 classic desktop. It should be an option when you login. The main thing to know about this is that right-click by itself doesn't work on the panels. You will need to press ...


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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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Simply replace the main theme with the dark one (in a special copy of Adwaita in your home dir): mkdir -p ~/.themes cp -r /usr/share/themes/Adwaita ~/.themes/Darkwaita cd ~/.themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0 cp gtk-dark.css gtk.css Then use a tool like gnome-tweak-tool to set Darkwaita as your gtk theme, and the changes should take effect immediately.



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