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Desktop is a set of unifying concepts used by graphical user interfaces to help users more easily interact with the computer.

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Setting specific video configuration for all users (RHEL 7.9 and nVidia RTX4000 w/nvidia driver)

Bottom Line Up Front: where do I need to go in RHEL to define a video configuration that applies to all users of the workstation? My hardware setup is an nVidia RTX4000 driving a "standard" ...
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How to turn the screen total/pitch black in GNOME?

Use case / Problem I wanna hear music in the night with my laptop/device and as such I want the screen to be black, as I don't want to get dazzled in the night. Tried workarounds/“solutions” As such, …...
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add a link/command to the "create new" context menu

I'll try to stay as straightforward as possible by not going into too much details. I want to have a way to add a dynamic template for empty pictures that I can later edit. The way I wanted to do this ...
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Output IP to IceWM desktop

Without using Conky, I want to display on the desktop a text with the IP address of the computer, which is stored in a global variable. Just display the position on the screen. I use IceWM and idesk.
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startx on /dev/tty1 over ssh

I am trying to startx on /dev/tty1 from /dev/pts/# (in my case 1) this is so i can enable remote desktop via VNC. i tried to screen /dev/tty1 11520 (and screen /dev/tty1) but both just print [screen ...
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how to change the kde4 plasma desktop to folder view for all users

I see there is one solution for individual user, https://centosfaq.org/centos/how-do-i-default-to-folder-view-in-my-custom-kde-user-profile/, and my question is, how to change that for all users? is ...
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desktop icon for thunderbird is not running thunderbird

desktop icon for thunderbird is not running thunderbird clicking on desktop icon of thunderbird is not running by using terminal thunderbird is running thunderbird by using terminal thunderbird u% is ...
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How to make file manager confirm file deletion?

When I select a file in the file manager and press the delete key, the file is moved to trash right away. I'd like to have the file manager prompt me for confirmation before moving any files to the ...
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How to configure KDE start menu to pop when pressing "Meta" key

For an unknown reason the shortcut to display the desktop menu by pressing the windows key (aka. meta )⊞ on the keyboard is not working anymore on KDE desktop. So of course I can click on it or assign ...
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How to remember or apply Num Lock state based on which keyboard is connected?

I use my laptop on 2 different desks, both with different external keyboards. One of them I generally use with Num Lock on, the other with Num Lock off (the only arrows it has are in the numpad, it's ...
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.desktop File not Working Properly

I'm trying to create a .desktop file for a python script (for the Electrum Bitcoin wallet). If I navigate to the folder where the file is saved and run it (python3 /home/username/.local/bin/electrum), ...
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HOW TO repair Lubuntu 20

i was using my Lubuntu 20.04 while a update apears. like always ask a pass for sudo and update the system, there was a energy down while udpading, and after that if a power on the pc, the sistem boots ...
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Workspaces/Desktops thumbnails without gnome

I've been trying Openbox and other window managers this week. I'm quite happy and committed to leaving Gnome DE behind. There's one feature I'm missing though: I like the workspace preview popup that ...
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WSL2 with Ubuntu and VCXSRV: xeyes and git citool working but can not start ubuntu-desktop

xeyes and git citool are working but I can not start ubuntu-desktop. Tried startx or sudo startx but error message reads: no screens found(EE) Is is possible at all to make the ubuntu-desktop run ...
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How to add Startup Application from shell to Ubuntu Desktop login?

I find tons of answers as to how to add Startup Applications to the user's login for Gnome, but they all show how to do it via the Startup Applications app. I want to know how to do it via a bash ...
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Is there a Share menu in Linux desktop environments?

Does any DE have a 'Share menu' which allows sending files to and via installed applications like email clients, messengers, etc. (similar to MacOS and Android)? And in particular, is it possible to ...
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How to change the font COLOR for Linux Mint XFCE desktop

Using Linux Mint XFCE 20.2 and a while back I installed a KDE Plasma desktop to try it out. Ended up not liking it and just stuck with this one. For some reason, while I was switching between KDE and ...
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Can't get into my desktop, linux crashes after KDE

I was shrinked my disk from 1TB to 800GB to leave a 200GB partition to test something, and then keeped up doing my stuff as usual, I had no problem using the computer until I turned it off, I don't ...
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External monitor stuck on "Unknown display" 1024x768 - Fedora 34

Using a fresh install of Fedora 34 Workstation edition(GNOME) on a dell latitude 7400 laptop, I'm struggling to make my external display to work, an Asus ROG PG278Q 27". Connecting through the ...
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Zoom / select desktop on bootup

When I boot my Fedora 34 installation, I have an app set to auto start. It starts, BUT, the app is zoomed out, with Linux offering many "screens" or "desktops" (but scrolling left/...
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ls -a shows no folder on Desktop but in GUI, i can see three folders

I am on Desktop and here three folders are listed, Trash, File System and Home (in GUI . I opened terminal and typed ls -a in /home/kali/Desktop and here it is showing nothing. Why?
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overriding a single field in a desktop-entry

I'm setting up a Debian system, with LXDE as the Desktop Environment (really, I'm just remastering a Raspberry Pi OS image). I have an application that ships with a .desktop file. Cool! Unfortunately ...
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Add application menu entries in Fedora 34

After upgrading to Fedora 34, the Activities menu disappeared and this new Applications menu has taken its place in the upper left corner. There is no entry in the menu for the basic gnome terminal (...
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How to install OpenXT on a computer

I don't know exactly where to put this question. I saw that there was a hypervisor called XenClient back in the day. It had the interesting feature of being able to run two operating systems ...
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Ubuntu desktop (gnome) running as a background process

I've got this instance of Ubuntu server where after booting up gdm start a session automatically and the desktop graphical interface runs offline as a background process i.e not on the standard output ...
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How to create a desktop icon for an application on RHEL 8?

I copied an existing and working .desktop file for an application that can be launched from Applications → Favorites into ~/Desktop but the file is displayed on and opened from the desktop as text ...
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Debian Buster LXQt cannot place icons to desktop edge

can anyone help me with this please? I cannot seem to place icons on the desktop to the edge of the screen. There is a gap on the left and a much larger gap to the right where I cannot place icons ...
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Hide full name in cinnamon

Can I hide full name of desktop objects? Long names keep appearance ugly. Is there a config file or setting for do that? I use cinnamon in linux mint.
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desktop disappeared from the file manager menu

maybe this is a super stupid problem, but i've notice that the dekstop voice in the file manager menu has disappeared. the language is not english but today i noticed that the dektop voice (in the my ...
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Plank dock in improper position| updated: Improper when using xfce session and startup func only

I am upgrading my machine using sudo apt-get upgrade after restarting, I got an improper position of plank dock which is shown below I've tried to customize it from plank preferences. but, I can't ...
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How do you create a functionnal desktop folder after deleting it?

On Mate desktop I accidentally did a rm -rf * in home folder, now every file that I create inside this folder appears on the Desktop, I created a new Desktop folder but it's not enough to fix it.
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Replace current Desktop Environment with simple GUI application [duplicate]

I don't need the desktop and all the functionalities that come with it. Is it possible to replace it with a simple GUI application? So that after login I never see the desktop but instead my own ...
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Sata III hard drives not recognized by ECS motherboard caused data corruption of hard drives

I connected two new sata hard drives to my ECS G31T-M9 motherboard. They are mechanical SATA III hdd's 500 GB and 1 TB respectively. Issues started to happen with this 500 GB drive first, the ...
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In Fedora 33, (Gnome 3) Desktop Folders dont appear

I usually use Ubuntu LTS but thought I'd give Fedora 33 (Gnome 3) a try. Works well except when I save, move or copy folders to my desktop, they dont appear there (but show up in a file list of the ...
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Every X11 (working) app run from shell shows "No protocol specified"

Every X11 (working) app run from shell shows "No protocol specified". It's local environment, everything is working fine, no SSH X11 forwarding. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, lightdm (DM) and i3 (WM)....
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desktop entry of Unity

[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Unity Comment=Unipro UGENE is a cross-platform visual environment for DNA and protein sequence analysis. Exec=/home/istiak/Downloads/UnityHub%20.AppImage Icon=/usr/...
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How to find which display/window manager etc I am using?

I am working on Debian Stable Linux with XFCE4 which is running very well. When I start the computer it straight away starts XFCE4 GUI desktop. Now I want to install Budgie desktop and would like to ...
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Linux Centos 6.9 Gnome, in terminal Window, Commands Not found of program, ping command works ifconfig does not work

Linux Centos 6.9 Gnome, in terminal commands found of programs, ping command works ifconfig does not work if i run remotely from ssh all commands work, using root. Any idea? Thank you I reloaded ...
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When resizing a window in Ubuntu, the spot is too small for my mouse to find

When I want to resize a window in Ubuntu, I put my mouse cursor near the edge of the window and I have to slow down and hunt for the exact right pixel when the mouse cursor turns into the that left-...
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KDE plasma update

I have currently KDE plasma 5.14.5 in use, how can I update/upgrade it to the newest? I have Debian 10 installed. Thank you very much.
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Good zoom and annotation tool for Linux

I am searching for a great zoom and annotation tool for Linux, something similar to Sysinternals Zoom. I am using Linux Mint and default magnifier is ok, but missing annotations for demonstration ...
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What's wrong with my conky.conf?

I have been using this configuration for conky for some time on debian but, for some reason, it does not work on Alpine Linux. When i launch conky from the terminal I get: alpine:~$ conky & ...
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(How to) customize the active window/program icons shown in the desktop panel

Driving me nuts! For quite a while I'm searching for a possibility to customize the active/opened program icons shown in my horizontal panel. I'm using xfce4. Most of the program icons using my ...
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how do you check to see if your cinnamon desktop is running with 3D acceleration (i.e. not "software rendering")?

I have a VM that is sluggish and I think I fixed the issue but I want to make sure the cinnamon desktop is running with 3D acceleration (i.e. not "software rendering"). How do you check to ...
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RHEL 8 won't display icons with Gnome desktop extension active

I'm trying to get desktop icons to display in RHEL 8, and while I'm able to get the desktop entry files to display using Gnome Tweaks and enabling the desktop extension, none of the icons will display....
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Debian cannot recognize Ethernet card B550M during installation

My system consists of a B550M AORUS PRO-P motherboard. I tried installing Debian Desktop 10.6 as a dual boot, but during the installation it doesn't recognize my Ethernet card. I couldn't find the ...
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Remove Widgets which are off-screen

I had my desktop configured the way I needed it. After changing monitors (it sometimes even happend, when I plugged them out and plugged them back in) Linux created a new empty config for the screen. ...
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Kali Linux Gnome desktop shorcut

I am wondering how can I create a program ( e.g. VS Code) desktop shortcut on Kal Linux Gnome interface. So that I click the desktop shortcut and the program runs. Unfortunately, I cannot find this ...
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Why Firefox in Linux have a title bar by default?

In Windows and macOS, Firefox have its title bar hidden by default, but I am curious to know why Firefox have its title bar visible by default in Linux?
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manjaro not showing desktop files

I have manjaro 20.1.1 installed alongside ubuntu 20.04. They share the same home partition. There is a Desktop directory and Ubuntu has no problem recognizing it and showing the files inside it on the ...
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