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GNOME is a full-featured, user-friendly desktop environment for Unix operating systems, based entirely on free software.

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Disk space full after Timeshift

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 DE: GNOME / : Samsung SSD 850 evo 120GB I recently restored my OS using a Timeshift backup. After completion, my disk got full with only 4GB of free space. Before the ...
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Bash no such file or directory

I'm connecting to another pc via ssh terminal, and I'm able to, but there appeares two lines which are driving me crazy Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted ...
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How to I simulate Apple propellor key for Google Docs in GNOME Web?

I have opened a Google Docs spreadsheet in GNOME Web. In Firefox I can copy-paste with Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V but this doesn't work in Web. If I try, I get this message: These actions are ...
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Is it possible to change desktop envroinment if it's already installed? [migrated]

I just installed my first Ubuntu, but Gnome is too heavy for my PC and I don't like it much. Is there a way I can put XFCE instead, without having to repeat the OS installation process?
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Cycle over windows of the same application with keyboard shortcut - GNOME 3

Using Alt + TAB for cycling over the opened windows doesn't cycle over the different windows of the same application. For example, I've got some terminals opened, and pressing the key Alt + TAB ...
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RHEL 6.8 and nm-applet. How to install and configure OR how to to use nmcli and setup wifi connection

I have Red Hat 6.8. I accidentally removed the GNOME nm-applet when working with the keyring manager which is also located under “.gnome2”. I have since downloaded the nm-applet package (from http://...
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Alt-tab window list displays Android virtual devices as “Unknown”

I'm running multiple Android virtual devices at the same time. Although all of them have proper names in AVD Manager, on Alt-Tab list all of them are displayed as "Unknown". Is there any way to ...
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Upgrade fails from 4.17.6-100.fc27.i686+PAE to 4.20.14-200.fc29.i686 [closed]

When upgrading from 4.17.6-100.fc27.i686+PAE to any higher level the backup fails. The screen font size does not get reduced and the boot process locks up near the end with "starting Gnome Display ...
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Screen turns off when logging out

When I logout, either with super+L or using the icon in the top right corner, on my newly installed manjaro with gnome, the screen shows the login screen but then half a second later, it turns off the ...
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Nautilus: Settings schema 'org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files' is not installed

I've installed the Gnome desktop and Nautilus on Clear Linux using a custom mix (without the desktop bundle), and have encountered the following error in the terminal when starting Nautilus: (org....
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Arch - Gnome won't boot after disabling lightdm and enabling gdm

I was trying to find a way to lock my screen in Gnome, so I followed this forum, but when I rebooted Arch, I am stuck with a black screen and a cursor that doesn't move as shown here.
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WQHD screens cannot use native resolution, FullHD works

I got two new WQHD screens today and have issues with adjusting the resolution. I tried setting the resolution via xrandr and via Gnome Control Center. This is the output in journalctl -xef after ...
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Unable to create hotspot using Gnome/Debian

When I try to create hotspot using the Gnome Network Manager, nothing happens after I click on the "Use as hotspot" button. After googling, I found out it's a bug and a workaround suggested me to do: ...
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Centos 7 XRDP Android Studio Blank Screen

It's similar to this question: Gnome - Android Studio completely blank screen on Centos 7. I have tried GNOME & KDE two different desktop env to open XRDP session, but got the same result. I ...
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CentOS 7 Black screen after gnome upgrade

Symptom: CentOS 7 stuck at startup when running at GUI level command line level works fine. Only mouse cursor can be seen everything else is black Press Ctrl + alt + F3 reads "A start job is ...
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Connecting to Internet - RHEL 7 Gnome on BL465c Gen8 in HP c7000

I am trying to connect to the internet on a blade server running RHEL7 with Gnome. I should preface with stating I have effectively no experience with RHEL. I can connect to the blade OS through iLO ...
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How to manually adjust gamma, and rgb balance in Wayland

I see gnome settings allows me to load ICC color profiles per screen and has a button to calibrate (from what I've read, using a calibration tool). In Windows, I was able to manually mess with the ...
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`syslog` spammed by `dbus-daemon`, claims that unit `tracker-extract.service` is masked

[5.0.9-arch1-1-ARCH with gnome-desktop 3.32.1.2-1 and tracker 2.2.1] This is a follow-up on a previous answered question, where I unmasked the tracker-store.service, which was spamming my syslog at ...
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Redefine titlebar maximize button action

In my quest to a better GUI, i wanted to have a fullscreen button instead of the current maximize button in gnome (Like macOS). I'm already using the double click on the title bar to maximize my ...
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What key combination to enter into console mode at boot time ? [Debian 9]

Using Debian 9.8. I encounter some troubles with some packages installation. Synaptics package manager offered me to do an upgrade and I accepted it, making my computer freezing at login screen ...
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Set GNOME 3 4k monitor scaling from the command line?

So I'm running GNOME 3 inside a VMWare Workstation VM and I'm having trouble with the high DPI settings constantly getting reverted to unreadably small. Is there any way to set this on the command ...
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Gnome-desktop's 'tracker' spams syslog at boot

[5.0.9-arch1-1-ARCH with gnome-desktop 3.32.1.2-1 and tracker 2.2.1] My syslog at boot ($ sudo journalctl -b) is being spammed by messages about tracker-miner not being able to execute sparql along ...
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How do I enable touch gestures in Fedora MATE/GNOME/KDE?

Need to know how to enable touch gestures like multi-finger swipe to the next workspace... Ubuntu has libinput-gestures, but how do I install that on Fedora? All of the Copr repositories I have ...
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Nautilus doesn't open anymore

When I use the icon for nautilus, it seems to try to open, but then just gives up. When I type in nautilus into the terminal, it responds with: ** (nautilus:10331): WARNING **: 17:41:30.103: ...
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Gnome's calculator: “Malformed expression”

I can't calculate a simple math expression 1.3e4 * 10 in the Gnome's calculator in scientific mode, I just get "Malformed expression" warning below the number pane. What am I supposed to do?
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Changing screen brightness with keys doesn't work on clevo based laptop

So I've got Debian with GNOME on my Clevo N85_87HP6 laptop with a GTX1060 video display adapter plus Intel's integrated GPU. Pressing fn + f8/f9doesn't change my screen's brightness. I've tried using ...
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Where does Thunderbird store the expand/collapse icons for threaded messages?

I recently resolved this issue but that left me with missing icons in threaded view in thunderbird. My broken machine has a threaded view that looks like this: But it should look like this: So the ...
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How do we enable quick launcher and Min,max button in MATE (CentOS)?

I have installed MATE desktop environment in my CentOS (version 7.5 x64). But there is no quick launcher 'applications' button and also my VS code installation doesn't have min,max,close buttons. I ...
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Is there any way to stop Mutter from removing decorations/borders of maximized windows?

I would like to be able to resize maximized windows on Mutter. Is there any way to tell Mutter to not remove the borders when the state is "maximized", so that I can maximize and then resize? Or, if ...
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Lightweight desktop environments to replace GNOME for CentOS?

For a project I need to write and execute Ansible scripts in a Linux environment (CentOS). Though using the command line and vi is interesting, I need to use graphical file explorer and Visual ...
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Super+1, Super+2, Super+3, etc. keys can not be remapped in Gnome

I have been using the gTile Gnome shell extension. In gTile, I defined specific preset window positions, along with the keyboard shortcuts Super+1, Super+2, etc. to apply them. This was all working ...
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Mime type for all files (*.*) Linux?

How to set ALL mime types to open with the same program, like this: xdg-mime default someprogram.desktop */* In a single command, in others words. xdg-mime default <my program> <ALL MIME ...
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Automatically eject HDD on lock screen [duplicate]

I have an external HDD (/dev/sdc) with only one partition (ext4). This particularly hard drive stay connected in my computer all the time, but I don't want to remove it manually. I need a way to ...
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differences between `top` and `system-monitor`

I noticed a difference in CPU percentage between two utility: top and gnome-sytem-monitor (but the same happens with htop...) The screenshot shows the issue. You can see as first item both is the ...
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Can't change default session [duplicate]

I have Kali-64bit installed in Virtual Box, and I'm simply trying to set the MATE environment as my default for when I reboot/shutdown and log in afterwards. I've tried update-alternatives --config ...
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Changing mouse scroll speed

I'm trying to change the mouse scroll speed. Currently it's way too slow. I'm using GNOME 3.32 and there are no obvious settings to adapt that. Ideally I would like to change it at the system level, ...
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Gnome: Make Ctrl + Alt act like Altgr (3rd level choose)

I try to follow touch typing on a german QWERTZ-Layout. Since I am programming, I often need special characters, such as {, which can be accesed via the third keyboard level on the numbers row. On ...
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logout/login not enough to update group membership

I just added myself to "docker" group on my workstation. I dutifully logged out and in again on my desktop environment but I'm still not on the group: mcon@cinderella:~$ id uid=1000(mcon) gid=1000(...
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GNOME issues on a laptop with Nvidia GEForce graphic card

I have installed CentOS 7 on dual boot on an 10ish-year-old Toshiba Qosmio laptop which came with Windows 7. I did the minimal install, yum update, then installed the "GNOME desktop" group package ...
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Bash terminal trying to read a previously installed file on each start up

Whenever I open the (Gnome) terminal from my Fedora 26 system this line is being displayed first before the command prompt: -bash: /home/kiran/AIPS/LOGIN.SH: No such file or directory I understand ...
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GNOME: disable touchpad when external mouse is connected (keep dconf setting across sessions)

I'm on Arch Linux + GNOME 3.32 + Wayland I want the touchpad to be disabled when an external mouse is connected. I know there's a great extension for this that I've been using for long time, but it ...
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GNOME 3 autologout => gdm fails to restart X server

My O/S is CentOS 7.6 with all updates as of today. I have a system where many users log in and run GNOME sessions via VNC (xrdp). I do not want idle sessions hanging around forever, so I followed the ...
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OpenSuse : Not able to login after having disabled Wayland

Because of common issues with a laggy mouse, I decided to disable Wayland on my brand new installation of OpenSuse on my Desktop PC. I had performance issues with Wayland, but when I selected "Gnome ...
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Which files in $HOME defines the user preferences in gnome?

I'm backup/syncing my dotfiles in my $HOME-Directory via git. I don't want to sync everything of course, so I ignore everything via .gitignore and re-add the important files. * !.bash* .*.swp ....
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Set default file encoding to ASCII?

Years ago, most text editing applications had the option to set the default file encoding to US-ASCII. Now I can't find any recent editor on Linux that allows you to choose ASCII. If the purpose is to ...
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Disable / mute internal laptop speakers

I have a pair of bluetooth headphones and they sometimes randomly disconnect causing my laptop to switch to playing music loudly over the internal speaker and distracting everyone else in the office. ...
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Query and Cleanup Running Applications in GNOME

I have managed to put my user session (GNOME 3) into a state where the running applications list contains an entry which I don't believe exists. By this, I mean that the Applications bar has the ...
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“Dim screen when inactive” purpose?

In gnome-control-center’s power saving settings there are amongst others: a “Dim screen when inactive” toggle a “Blank screen” drop-down list However “Dim screen when inactive” does nothing. As long ...
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Disable animation in the window switcher?

Recently alt+tab started using animations on my machine (Ubuntu 18.04). I did not change any settings. How can I disable this animation?
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Arch Gnome-Terminal timeout

I switched my DM from LightDM to GDM and now I cannot launch gnome-terminal. When I try to launch it from another terminal emulator, I get this error message: # Error constructing proxy for org.gnome....