Questions tagged [gnome2]

Version 2 of the GNOME desktop environment. It is no longer developed, having been superseded by GNOME 3.

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Kickstart - Wallpaper configuration

I am writing a kickstart file for an automated & custom CentOS 7 (Gnome 2) installation. I would like to set the same desktop wallpaper for all my users (not only root). I didn't find any good ...
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Disable alt tab window switching in Gnome 2

How do I disable the alt+tab switching between Gnome 2 windows? Which part of Gnome is responsible for doing the alt+tab ? metacity ? I am using Gnome 2.16.0 (RHEL5). I do not see any keyboard ...
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How to add xeyes to the taskbar

Hoping my question is not regarded as silly, I would like to know how, if possible, I can attach the xeyes utility to the task bar. I do not simply want an icon on the task bar for launching xeyes, ...
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What is the reason behind changing the name of well-known apps? [closed]

MATE has forked a number of applications originating as the GNOME Core Applications, and developers have written several other applications from scratch. The forked applications have new names - ...
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FreeBSD - delete a partially installed gnome2?

I've been trying to compile x11/gnome2 under FreeBSD 10.0-REL, but have been running into all sorts of issues. Eventually I found things indicating that gnome2 is no longer really supported, and that ...
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How to switch esc and caps lock using gsettings/gconftool-2 in ubuntu 14.04?

There is an option for this in the preferences dialog, but I am looking for a way to do it in the commandline so that all these configurations can be automated. I want to avoid xmodmap, because most ...
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How to login to same session with same user using xrdp and tigervnc-server?

I have Centos 6.4 with Gnome2, I'm accessing it through its xrdp (Version 0.5.0) and Xvnc TigerVNC 1.1.0 services. The clients machine are an Android tablet and a Windows 7 PC, these are using ...
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Nemo Filemanager suddenly looks different

Today I started Nemo and noticed it's new (ugly) look which looks like some kind of fallback mode: When looking at the package history, I only see recent updates of phonon packages and the ...
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How could all the GNOME keyboard shortcuts be removed in a script, in other words, NOT using gconf-editor?

I am developing custom software on a RHEL system, which tightly locks down every user on the system. I have implemented my own lock screen through dbus, user screen lock (Alt+L) through xbindkeys, and ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen

I saw a question in SuperUser titled How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? and I think it would be helpful, but the problem is I can't switch to any of the TTYs. ...
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gtk-color-scheme = "bg_color: red\ results in red bg + red scroll bar bg + red scroll bar ? where is the logic?

Let's edit this theme's gtkrc file: vi vi /usr/share/themes/industrial/gtk-2.0/gtkrc gtk-color-scheme = "bg_color: #000000000000\ nfg_color: #ffffff\nbase_color: #000000000000\ ntext_color: #ffffff\...
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How to make Mutter default window manager

I'm running Debian Squeeze and removed Metacity in favor of Mutter. How do I avoid having to run mutter --replace each time I start Xorg (GNOME)?
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Skype error in Ubuntu 10.10

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 version. Recently I am finding this error. When I used to close the Skype client, then it used to go up to the desktop. (The above panel where time and date are generally ...
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How do I use SSH keys for passwordless SSH via X11 apps (like nautilus)?

I've just reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop, and I'm trying to get SSH pubkey authentication working via X11 applications. Specifically, I'm trying to use baobab to display the usage of a remote ...
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How to get GNOME volume applet back?

I'm running GNOME 2.30 (Squeeze) and have lost my Volume Control applet. I can't find it in my Add to Panel window. [update] Note that the Volume Control applet appears again in the window, and I ...
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How to get touchpad functional, again?

I messed something up and can't get my touchpad functional at all on GNOME 2.30 any more. I looked at Mouse Preferences on the Touchpad tab, and can't find the magic switch. The touchpad works on the ...
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Gnome panel missing application icons, chat bubble menu, and power menu

I've been messing around with my system too much and messed something up. I'm new to Ubuntu, but have been using linux on servers for a few years. I'm not sure of the correct terminology so I'm ...
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How do I read alternate GNOME configuration files

I have a number of versions of GNOME installed on a number of different hosts. All users have network mounted home directories. In some cases GNOME works poorly when reading configuration from the ....
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Network printer needs to be manually enabled after reboot

I've recently installed Debian Squeeze on a new machine, and decided to try out the default GNOME setup rather than attempt to do everything myself. I added a printer using System > Administration &...
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Tiling windows in GNOME 2

How can I get tiling windows in GNOME?