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Error: data.visibleArea is null - Desktop Icons NG (DING)

$ gnome-extensions info ding@rastersoft.com ding@rastersoft.com Name: Desktop Icons NG (DING) Description: Adds icons to the desktop. Fork of the original Desktop Icons extension, with several ...
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HDMI output suddenly stopped working

I installed a fresh Fedora 36 onto my MSI-GS75 laptop yesterday and everything was going smooth until about half an hour ago. The laptop was connected to a 65' 4k TV via a HDMI port on the laptop. It ...
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How to programmaticaly add a keyboard shortcut?

I am using Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon. I am aware of the GUI way of adding a keyboard shortcut. Just open the "Keyboard" application and click the "Shortcuts" tab etc. Easy peasy. But ...
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Fix dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf - in non-login su session

I've read this: dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed ... and I have the same problem. But - I don't like the solution. I want to run a non-login root shell ...
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How to supress specific notification from dbus?

I'm trying but not understand how to supress notification like this: What I have in dbus: method call time=1659640147.068489 sender=:1.46 -> destination=:1.18 serial=63 path=/org/freedesktop/...
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Post-Useradd Script + Gnome Initial Login

I have a script at /etc/shadow-maint/useradd-post.d/ that takes a created username, gets their UID, adds one and prints :##=username to the end of /etc/tigervnc/vncserver.users, as well as writes a ...
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In GNOME-Wayland shell, How I map an touchscreen USB input to a specific video display output?

I use Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME-Wayland is default (It also happened on Ubuntu 20.x with GNOME-Wayland shell). Two touchscreens connect to system. I face a problem: Two USB (touchscreen) touch inputs ...
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USB PnP Sound Device not allowing high volume on microphone

I'm using Gnome 3.38.5 on Debian 11.3. It's a fresh install, and I haven't installed pavucontrol, pulseaudio and the like yet. I just bought a Boya BY-M1 microphone, plus a P3 -> P2 adapter (I'm on ...
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Set app-specific, custom shortcut in GNOME

In GNOME, the keyboard shortcut Alt+F4 closes a window. I'd like to remap this shortcut to some other combination (or rather, add an additional combination), but only for one single application (in my ...
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alt+space menu order change

After upgrading to fedora 36 from 35, I found out that the alt+space menu has changed and now the first option is Take Screenshot rather than Hide. How do I change it ?
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can't screenshare on wayland

If i try to screenshare i get this. I am on fedora with pipewire on gnome. I have enabled the WebRTC PipeWire support flag in edge. I tried screensharing on edge, firefox, discord and obs. All of them ...
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Draw with multiple fingers/styluses simultaneously on a touchscreen

I have a large touchscreen display that I would like to use for drawing with either my fingers or/and styluses. I can do this perfectly fine under Android, multiple people can use the display at the ...
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Where is Gnome/Wayland getting the Graphics Card information from?

Under GNOME/Settings/About, there's a section showing the Graphics cards ("Graphics" section). It shows 2 discrete GPUs for my system, even though I have only one and another integrated GPU. ...
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Gnome session (gnome-shell) fails to start when nfs mounts referenced in bookmarks fails to mount (due to NFS server shutdown)

The problem is pretty common, not distro related. I have few NFS mounts in bookmarks but only with my files, all home/system/app related files and configs are in the local drive. However when NFS ...
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Failed to start GNOME Shell on Wayland

I just wanted to boot and suddenly the screen was only grey, going into another tty also didn't work, so I booted a Live CD of Manjaro and saw this in the journalctl Jul 13 17:01:55 jenusi-manjaro ...
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TightVnc server shows only a grey screen

I am trying to reach a TightVnc server on an Ubuntu machine with VNC Viewer from a Windows machine. TightVnc was already installed, so I started it with: vncserver :1 If I am connecting to it from a ...
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How to set window appearance with gnome 41.3?

My windows currently look like this: If I change Tweaks/Appearance/"Legacy Applications" I can control the windows that are dark in the screenshot (which also includes gimp). But the ones ...
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Fedora 36 keeps freezing

I just bought a ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 7 and installed Fedora 36 (gnome/wayland). So far I have not made any changes. For some reason the laptop freezes once a day and I have to reboot it by pressing ...
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Run script every time HDMI connects/disconnects on Fedora 36?

I want to run a script every time my HDMI is connected or disconnected, is there any tools that allow me to this? I'm using Fedora 36 with GNOME 42 on Wayland.
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GNOME Wayland gestures not working

I use Opensuse Tumbleweed with Gnome. Normally with Gnome, you can always swipe from the top left corner of your screen to the middle to open activities. I mean with a Touchscreen. PROBLEM: The ...
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Everything about gnome is too small

I recently install linux on my new laptop, it has a 1920x1080 display. On windows all was ok, but on gnome everithing is too small, even the website. here are the screenshots: I see that there is a ...
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Control running GUI applications after Gnome crash

My Gnome session hanged, I had to kill gnome-shell and create a new Gnome session. But the new Gnome session is empty, while, of course, ps aux shows there are all the same programs still running (...
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How to show "recent applications" on the GNOME dash similar to macOS?

If you've used macOS, you know about its dock. It has a nifty feature that shows recent applications on the right. However, GNOME's dash does not seem to have it, and an existing extension does not ...
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How to give a chromium web app a proper title and icon?

I am on Wayland and Discord share screen did not work. So I made a .desktop file which launches Chromium with --app=https://discord.com/app with a few extra flags. However it launches it and it shows ...
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Screen goes blank (black) for a few seconds when (Ubuntu) dual monitor setup

The laptop and monitor screen (connected via hdmi) goes blank. example: when autocomplete in terminal fails when taking a screenshot I believe the OS is trying to play a notification sound but it is ...
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How to calibrate touch screen on Wayland?

I have a Fedora 35 notebook running Gnome and Wayland. It has a built in touch screen that works just fine and never needs calibration, even in a multi-monitor setup. And I have two external monitors (...
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Keybindings out of nowhere?

I'm having a problem with my keybindings to change workspaces. I'm using Debian 11 stable. GNome 3.38.5 and wayland. This are my dconf settings: This are my keyboard shortcuts on the regular gnome ...
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Installing Colemak on Fedora

I am struggling with installing colemak on my Fedora 36 instance. I am using the following procedure: wget https://colemak.com/pub/unix/colemak-1.0.tar.gz tar -xzf colemak-1.0.tar.gz cd colemak-1.0 ...
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Create keyboard shortcut in Arch [gnome]

Im new to Arch and just installed it with gnome as a DE. I can run the gnome shell by clicking the icon but would like to setup a shortcut for it. I'd like to setup the shortcut like in Ubuntu, Ctrl + ...
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I have to lower zoom to 69% when using the document viewer tool on GNOME to watch pdf documents with 12pt font: they are shown very large at 100% zoom

I surely did a wrong move once with the document viewer tools of GNOME on my Debian 11, but since yesterday it opens the pdf documents with an unexpected growth of its content. In the screenshot below,...
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I was warned of an incoming shutdown while watching a video on Debian 11, at what settings should I look at to disable this automated feature?

I updated my computer from Debian 10 to 11 this week end. Few minutes ago, after I've started watching a video on Firefox, on GNOME, it warned me that my computer was about to shutdown in 60 seconds. ...
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How to change the system refresh rate from the command-line?

Projectors appear to typically support 24p playback (incl. 23.976Hz less commonly, it seems) — currently I'm manually toggling between 24Hz and 60Hz in the Gnome settings when switching from film or ...
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History : For what technical reason(s) GNOME was forced to remove its icons from the desktop by default?

I'm asking a question about GNOME History. I've red on few websites that GNOME developers where forced to remove the ability to put icons on desktop by default, for some technical reasons that I can't ...
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Arch, Gnome - how to change the default terminal?

I want to change my default terminal emulator, that is, the terminal that opens when I Right Click -> Open in terminal So far, I've tried: sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator ...
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Can't log-in on gnome desktop session

I'm using a RockyLinux (CentOS/RHEL-like distro) VM on VirtualBox Since this morning I can only log-in through ssh, when opening the GUI it loops a few times to the password prompt then I lose all ...
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GNOME: Automatic window placement according to a set of rules

KDE Plasma has an extremely useful set of features ("KWin Rules") that can automatically apply a number of characteristics (position, size, workspace, etc.) to windows according to a ...
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Wrong Remmina Folder Colors

I installed and used Remmina through apt as an SSH organizer on Ubuntu 18.04. However, suddenly today all of the directory colors change to black whenever I switch to the dark terminal (blue for a ...
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If an application takes a really long time to start up, what is the best way to diagnose the problem?

I have been using Nemo on Pop_OS 21.04 & GNOME 42 as I prefer it to the default GNOME file manager, Nautilus. It has been working great until recently where I have been observing delay in ...
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Sluggish Gnome 42 desktop (worse than on 6 year old system) - Need help to troubleshoot

I'm trying to find out why the performance of a newer and faster computer (NUC11) is so much worse than an older (NUC6). I would expect the NUC11 to blow the older system out of the water, but quite ...
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"systemctl set-default graphical.target" does not work!

Could anyone help? How to set login graphical interface by default, thank you!These are what I did: Redhat7, login root account, I uninstall gnome desktop yum remove gnome-desktop3.x86_64 Then I ...
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How can I use Nemo for `Save As`, `Open` etc. Instead of Nautilus

I am using Zorin which Use Gnome and based on Ubuntu. I have replaced nautilus with nemo using: sudo apt install nemo xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search ...
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When Click an Application Icon On Taskbar, Jump To the Workspace It was First Created

I am using Zorin which uses Gnome. I am attaching an screenshot first: You can see that, I have open nemo and firefox in workspace 1. Then I went to workspace 2. Now when I click nemo icon on taskbar,...
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How do I set the 'Run' command in GNOME builder?

I like to use GNOME builder for JavaScript projects, and I can't seem to figure out how to make node run with the run button. I know GNOME builder uses Meson, but I can't figure out how to set the run ...
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Where do I report a GNOME screen blank Xorg bug?

My system I'm running the bleeding edge version of GNOME (42.1) on Arch/Manjaro and just updated. I have three monitors. Wayland is disabled: /etc/gdm/custom.conf (WaylandEnable=false) The trouble ...
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Disable mouse scaling when fractional scaling is enabled in Ubuntu/Gnome/PopOS

I'm running PopOS (Gnome Desktop & Ubuntu based). I've configured my 2nd monitor to run at 200% scale using Fractional Scaling. This works great for the display! The problem is that the mouse ...
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Minimize and maximize buttons missing only for certain programs in Pop! OS

Unfortunately, for some but not all programs (Thunderbird, Signal, Libre Office, QGIS) the minimize and maximize were suddenly missing and appear maximized (not full screen. I noticed it suddenly ...
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How can I automatically run a terminal command on every startup?

I have a small audio problem on my Ubuntu install that can be fixed by running a command on the terminal (which does not require root privileges): pacmd load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:0,0 &...
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How to change the screen scaling factor below 1 in KDE Plasma?

I recently switched from Ubuntu LTS 20.04 to Arch Linux with KDE Plasma. I really miss the scaling factor feature in GNOME tweaks. it allows me to reduce the scaling factor below 1. I used this ...
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How to find out with which user gvfs has connected to smb share

I can connect to network drives with the following command: ( echo myusername; echo MYDOMAIN; echo password123 ) | gio mount smb://127.0.0.1/Sharename And I can get some file attributes of the mount ...
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How to automatically disable the Gnome 'night light' for fullscreen applications?

My workflow would be improved if the Gnome's screen filter was programmatically disabled when a (foreground) application enters or is displayed in fullscreen. I prefer using a warm color scheme by ...
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