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Questions related to the general behaviour or configuration of desktop environments, especially in cases involving several DEs. For questions specific to one DE, see the associated tags (eg. [gnome], [kde], ...).

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How to Change Avatar Picture on Fedora Linux Hyprland?

I'm using Fedora Linux with the Hyprland window manager, and I'm trying to change my user avatar picture. In GNOME, there's an easy GUI way to do this, but I can't seem to find a similar option or ...
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Create new "Properties" Custom-Action

I use the "Properties" option a lot for file information and it annoys me that it's right at the bottom of the Right-Click menu. I know how to create 'Custom-Actions' and that they can be ...
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How to programmatically set KDE Plasma desktop wallpaper to a colour?

Like this similar question about image wallpapers asks: How do I set the KDE desktop wallpaper to a .JPEG file from the command line? ...except that I want to set it to a colour rather than an image,...
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How can I get the list of available desktop environments?

Suppose I'm on a Linux machine, in a shell session, and I want to obtain the list of options I would have if I logged in graphically and had to choose a desktop environment / session type. I expect a ...
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How to revert rpm-ostree reset?

For debugging reasons, I executed rpm-ostree reset and booted into the new deployment. But how do I revert that? I can obviously boot into the previous old deployment. However, if I upgrade or so, I ...
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How do most popular DEs handle external monitor connection?

I've recently moved from using Cinnamon desktop environment to i3wm (quite a leap, I know). The first thing I've immediately noticed is that i3 doesn't handle external monitor connection automatically....
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KDE environment distro show black screen in my system

I fresh install Fedora with KDE in my desktop computer with ASRock motherboard and AMD Ryzen 5600G with iGPU and i made the bootable USB using balena etcher. When i update via terminal sudo dnf ...
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Wayland or Xorg for KDE Plasma on Gentoo new/clean install?

I'm on a Gentoo clean/new install, and I'm wondering, for KDE Plasma Desktop Environment should I install Xorg or Wayland? My card is an AMD/ATI Radeon RX 550 LEXA PRO. I'm looking for a performance, ...
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Is it possible to add terminal command exit status to Gnome top bar?

Is there any Gnome extension (v45+) that displays the error/success status of a command running in a terminal application after it completes? What I am looking for is a persistent icon/message/widget ...
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How can I add custom entries to "Create New" on KDE Plasma?

I'm using KDE Plasma, and frequently need to package file sets into tar.gz or zip. This usually requires opening Ark, creating a new file, and working from there, which is a run-around. It would be ...
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Wayfire does not work on FreeBSD 14.0?

Ehy bro', I'm trying to install wayfire watching the tutorial below,at minute : 21:07 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVNC1z016M8&t=1267s because I would like to install wayland / wayfire on my ...
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Linux container for desktop experience

Just out of curiosity, are there any cases of it being possible to have a Linux container be the user-facing desktop environment instead of it being interacted with via the command line or any "...
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If I don't log in the desktop environments, does the desktop enviroment still cost RAM?

For linux (Ubuntu, Debian, etc), different desktop environments cost different amounts of resources (RAM). Gnome and KDE tend to cost more RAM than others like XFCE / LXDE / LXQT: https://unihost.com/...
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Forgot to install the desktop environment while installing debian 12

I forgot to install the desktop environment while installing Debian 12. I'm stuck in tty1 when installing, no GUI, only text. I've asked on a Facebook group, and people there say I forgot to install ...
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~/.local/share/ is not in $XDG_DATA_DIRS, however .desktop files under the applications folder is shown in GNOME launcher

I'm using GNOME under Arch Linux. According to freedesktop Menu Specification, .desktop files are under $XDG_DATA_DIRS/applications/. But when I was cleaning desktop entries today, I noticed that ...
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I'm attempting to install Catalina-Os-icons to my home folder in .icons folder, but it doesn't show up in Themes

I'm running the latest version of Linux Mint Cinnamon. I've installed the WhiteSur theme, and created the plank dock, but I can't get the Home folder to recognize my icon set when I placed it inside ...
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How to make KDE desktop works like MacOS

I'm a Linux user for more than 20 years, but recently I need to work on Mac far more than on Linux. The less I need to work on Linux, the more I want my Linux desktop to work like mac. I've done some ...
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Can not change desktop environments

I am trying to check out different desktop environments, so I installed Debian 12.4 and included several of the desktop environments during the installation. Immediately after installing, I am using ...
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Are there any Linux Distros /DEs that support independant workspaces on multi monitors similar to Mac

I am Looking for behaviour similar to a Mac's DE. I want to be able to switch workspaces independantly of the monitors. A lot of people have suggested setting workspaces-only-on-primary to false ...
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Open folder commands not working (firefox, vscode ..)

I have strange problem where commands like "Show in Folder" in Firefox or Chromium are not working (nothing happens). Also, right-click "Open Containing Folder" in vscode does ...
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Picking icon in font for polybar

I always am in trouble with picking icons in my fonts to build my polybar. I tried with some gnome tools like gnome-characters or gnome-font-viewer but I can't figure out how to display icons (instead ...
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Make a window handle * input?

Xorg/DE always handles some keyboard/mouse input events rather than the currently focused window, which is useful, but I want to make an exception for a particular app (because reasons). That is, is ...
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Avoid the fluxbox slit taskbar side panel auto hide

This is my question: how to configure the Fluxbox slit side panel (taskbar which contains dockable apps) for avoiding to auto-hide?
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Seamless login in EndeavorOS

I would like to achieve a smooth login process where there is no visible black screen during the transition from the login screen to my desktop, similar to the experience in Windows 10. Both Debian ...
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Some folders on KDE Desktop does not follow accent color

Using Debian 12 with KDE Plasma 5.27.5, I went to System Settings -> Appearance -> Colors and set my accent color to purple, so my folders and highlighted stuff looks in that color, but some (...
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How do I add shortcuts on Desktop in Debian 12 (Bookworm)?

I changed from Kali Linux to simple Debian and I dislike the results so far. Previously I had shortcuts on the desktop but switching to Debian 12 there are no shortcuts? How do I add them?
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Open whatsapp:// URI

I've encountered some websites that have links starting with whatsapp:// but there's no handler for this link. How do I open these links automatically?
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log out from slim, or slim restart results in blank screen for several minutes

I am using slim login manager. when I log out from my session, or restart slim from the commandline: service slim restart I get blank console for couple of minutes, before the slim login screen ...
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GUI volume indicator in Openbox

I am using plain openbox as my window manager. I have configured keyboard special keys, such as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. But how can I get the gui indicator, when ...
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Mount drive not as removable drive

I've added the following line to my /etc/fstab to mount a ramdisk. none /media/ramdisk tmpfs nodev,nosuid,noexec,nodiratime,size=2048M 0 0 It shows up in my desktop as a removable drive, and it is ...
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Trouble with Cursor Movement Using Ctrl + a and Ctrl + e in Asahi Linux KDE Plasma on MacBook Air M1

I'm currently using Asahi Linux on my MacBook Air M1 and I've encountered an issue that I can't seem to resolve. In my environment, specifically in applications like Firefox, I'm unable to move my ...
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openbox: change text and "box" size when switching virtual desktops

when I switch between virtual desktops, openbox shows briefly a "box" with icons of virtual desktops and desktop name (number). This is ridiculously small on my large monitor, I can barely ...
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Ubuntu interface issue: Black screen terminal after Python reinstallation

I can't access my Ubuntu interface as I only see the terminal. This happened after I accidentally deleted my default Python. I then reinstalled it, but upon starting my PC again, it just brought up a ...
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How do I get desktop environment to work (Slackware 14.2)? xauth: file /root/serverauth.1112 does not exist

I am newbie to Linux. I have a problem with X server. I just installed Slackware as a second system with windows 11 and I can't start the desktop environment. Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming /...
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Redhat 8 console sign in desktop display options - wayland X11 classic

In doing an installation of rhel-server-8.8_x86-64.iso on a Dell optiplex 7010 pc and my home pc (asrock) I see what is in the above pic. On a Dell r640/740 server I only see the X11 choices, I do ...
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Additional DE without affecting applications and settings

The goal: Safely install KDE Plasma (and possibly Cinnamon) alongside Gnome on POP_OS 22.04. Quick bit of background. With the release of Debian 12 I came to learn (from Explaining Computers dotcom yt ...
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Why RStudio is not picking up environment variables defined in $HOME/.bashrc

I use Arch Linux. I use SSDM as display manager, but I have disabled it with: sudo systemctl disable sddm I have put code in /etc/profile, $HOME/.bash_profile and $HOME/.bashrc to echo when those ...
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Horrible lag / stuttering in Debian 12 KDE Plasma Wayland

I just installed Debian 12 with KDE from live installer. Everything seems to work fine until I enter the password on login screen. When I get to the desktop (Wayland Plasma), mouse and keyboard are ...
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Can you install two instances of the same desktop environment?

Probably a stupid question, but I've been using a DE that's still in development (NsCDE) and I've encountered a bug that fundamentally impacts my ability to use it. I cannot seem to fix it after weeks ...
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How to start KDE from command line interface

I installed Fedora 38 via the Network Installer (also called Everything) and there was no desktop environment preinstalled so I installed plasma-desktop package which is labelled as Plasma Desktop ...
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Size of icons in desktop environment

I'd like to replace the icons for some of the applications on GNOME desktop. I looked into the default Adwaita icon directory and noticed that it has directories for icons of different sizes (e.g., ...
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Is any desktop using SIGSTOP save CPU performance?

On GNU/Linux I can send the SIGSTOP signal with $ kill -STOP Then I can send SIGCONT to activate it again, That saves CPU performance from being used up like 11% from a minimised Firefox window "...
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How do I take screenshot in hyprland?

How do I take screenshot in Hyprland? I went through the Hyprland Wiki but I am not able to get to take screenshots in my archlinux. How do I solve this? How do I screenshot? For a more complete ...
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Is it possible to close the notification bar created by swaynag by using a command line?

I use swaynag to create a notification as a bar on the top of the screen, for example: swaynag -m "my message" I can then close the notification, by moving the mouse over the "x" ...
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super / windows key in virtual machine(qemu/kvm) opens the menu on my host aswell

i've been having this issue ever sinced i switched my Desktop enviroment from gnome to kde,basically whenever i press super it opens the menu on my host as well and its really quite frustating apart ...
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Linux reboots by itself after reaching login screen

After deleting Windows 11, I installed Nobara Linux, but my laptop reboots itself after 5 seconds in login screen. And it doesn't matter if I managed to enter password or move to tty, cause it reboots ...
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How to switch between applications with one button instead of Super-Tab in a fast way?

I have been using Linux on and off for more than a decade. The one thing that keeps me from completely turning my back on Windows is a Autohotkey-Script I wrote years ago that allows me to quickly ...
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Which mountpoint paths will automatically show up in file browser under devices?

Some examples: If I plug an external USB drive in, it will get mounted under /media/$USER/<device-id> and my file browsers will automatically list the mountpoint under devices. The same will ...
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How to fix "Could not show link Operation not supported"?

Here is what I see: Here is when it happens: after clicking a link, in some, but not all, programs, on GNU/Linux, the only computer I own. You cannot blame me for not knowing more. In fact, I cannot ...
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notify-send: send notification from script running as root [duplicate]

In my desktop environment, I am using dunst as notification daemon, and I can send notification as: notify-send "some message" I have a terminal window open, where I am logged in as root, ...
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