Questions tagged [gnome3]

Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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Using window manager other than GNOME in RHEL/CentOS

I am running centos 9, at home on a spare disk, test driving the latest version to see what it's all about. Mention has been made, over the years, the default gnome window manager is not the best and ...
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xdotool creating weird characters and adding some characters in prompt

I am using Zorin OS, based on Gnome. I am using xdotool version 3.20160805.1 I am using zsh with alacritty. However, the following issues can be seen in bash and gnome terminal in different form (it ...
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Fix Top Bar (Panel) right box shifting "out of bounds" on small screen

OS: Pop!_OS 20.04 GNOME: 3.36 Theme: Pop Dark Screen Resolution: 1280x1024 I have a couple of extensions that show info in the center box of a panel (referred as #panelCenter in gnome-shell.css or as ...
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How to tell gnome-session(3), or gnome-screensaver, that there's been activity?

Under some circumstances I don't want my screen to lock. (Typically: I'm stepping away from the desk, while a computation is running, but I won't leave the room and still have an eye on it why it's ...
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How to fix invisible Settings window in GNOME 3 with Wayland?

I'm running Gnome 3 on Debian testing. So far two applications are affected: totem ("Videos") and Settings. When I try to open one or the other, the icon appears in the status bar below, but ...
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Gnome Bluetooth not detecting devices -- Arch Linux

I have GNOME installed on my Arch Linux which is dual booted with a Windows 11 OS. Problem: Gnome bluetooth turns on/off but does not detect devices. Screenshots: When its OFF: When its ON: Its not ...
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disable GNOME screensaver screenlock in rhel/centos 7

running RHEL 7.9, with the installation of it as Server with GUI. My [work] operating environment is the server is in a server room and all users connect to it over the network using VNC. Problem I ...
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gnome-control-center pops up on any keyboard hit

I recently experience a very annoying behaviour of my gnome. anytime I hit a key on a keyboard, it starts gnome-control-center making it almost impossible to use my laptop. The solution I have now is ...
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Halfway translation in GNOME

I changed my GNOME's language from english to persian. Some parts are well translated, but some other not. For example most of numbers and some of apps' names. This is output of locale: LANG=fa_IR ...
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Gnome in Ubuntu_20.04-WSL on Windows 10 using VcXrsv - Errors when launching XLaunch-Window

I am trying to get Gnome3 running from Ubuntu_20.04-WSL on Windows 10 using VcXrsv. What I did so far: I installed Ubuntu 20.04 from Microsoft Store (both with updating / upgrading) and then Gnome I ...
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How to stop trackpoint scroll button from pasting

I have a Dell Latitude 7480 and I run Void with Gnome Wayland (v41.3 at the time of my writing). I use the trackpoint heavily, but pressing the middle (scroll) button without moving the trackpoint ...
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gnome-disks write caching

in RHEL/CentOS 7.9 anyway, when running gnome-disks which is under the Applications-Utilities-Disks menu, for a recognized SSD it offers the enabling of write-cache. I would like to know what ...
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Special font for each language in GNOME

I use GNOME 3 in debian. How can I set special font for each language? For example when an application uses english, the font is that I have set for english and when an application uses persian, the ...
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My EPSON ET-2710 printer has a USB connection with a GNOME managed computer. I can print documents but Image Scan ignores my connection to the printer

My computer is a recent ACER Aspire with GNOME environment. I have connected it to my ET 2710 EPSON printer through a USB connection. No problem to print a document. But the connection to the computer ...
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increase font size of content in apps in debian with gnome

A font in all apps on GNOME look smaller than rest of the fonts on screen. I have enabled "Large Text" under "Accessibility" in settings and also increased the size of all fonts in ...
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Google-chrome-stable package updates considered as "important operating system update"

Sometimes when I log in my Gnome session on Debian, I get a system popup saying something like "Important operating system updates are available." (it's my translation from the message I see ...
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How to run an X app (vscode) as another user

Essentially what I want is to run vscode without giving it permission to read my home directory. So I created a new user vscode and downloaded the .tar.gz file from https://code.visualstudio.com/#alt-...
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Debian Bullseye - How to always have Settings (gnome-control-center) open in Overview

Is there a way to always have gnome-control-center open in the overview mode? For example, open gnome-control-center and then go to the Applications section, then close gnome-control-center. Now, ...
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Status menu no longer showing microphone level on Gnome 3.36.8

After having to dconf reset -f /, the status menu no longer shows the microphone input level. I can't remember if that was there by default or if I turned it on somehow, but I couldn't find an option ...
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How to make Gnome reload settings changed by xrdb programmatically

I've got a setup where I'm always logging in to the same account (Centrify managed on the same network), but some of the systems have 24" 1080p (1920x1080) monitor(s) and others have 27" 4K (...
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Gnome feeds not work

I was using gnome feeds in debian 11 well, but from some days ago from reinstalling debian 11 it loads articles very late or never. I wait for much time but the app does not show nothing even articles'...
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How to open keyboard shortcuts settings window from terminal?

I want to open a window from the first screenshot with a terminal command, but the best I could find is gnome-control-center keyboard (that gives me a window from second screenshot) Using man command,...
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Gnome3 v40 transparent bar on the buttom

I noticed an almost half a centimeter thick transparent bar on the bottom of my screen, which is there on top of every other window, and doesn't seem to be interacting with anything, or the mouse. ...
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Create Multiple VNC session for the same user

I am trying to create VNC sessions using xinetd on GNOME RHE7.9 and it worked fine. But what am trying to achieve is to login to same user in multiple session. For example: Created session $hostname:1 ...
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Unmet Dependencies ubuntu-desktop

I am on Ubuntu 20.04 Because of some reason I needed to reinstall Gnome, but now after purging it I can't reinstall it. I am getting unmet dependencies error. Exact error message - sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot configure a extension in gnome 40

As the title says, I cannot configure a extension using the extensions app. Opening extension app, and clicking the gear icon (see screenshot below) to open settings for a extension does nothing: I ...
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Gnome (gdm) logs in and immediately locks the console. The logs indiciate "WARNING: Could not get session id for session."

Immediately after login to gdm the screen locks and we get this error in the logs: gnome-session-binary[25582]: WARNING: Could not get session id for session. Check that logind is properly installed ...
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Horizontal Display on Gnome

I'm stuck trying to find a way to get the login screen to display horizintally upon bootup. I'd prefer the login page on the monitor on the left but whatever. Any ideas here? I'm using Gnome
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On GNOME, make the current window take the whole screen

I am looking for a way to cause the current window on GNOME 3 to take the whole screen. It should be in a form of a script, not a Qt or Python application. I have installed and tried xdotool but it is ...
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Latest system update on Arch + Gnome hangs at "session 1 of user" [duplicate]

Just ran the latest updates on my Arch + Gnome system and on reboot it hangs with the last message of "Session 1 of user elijah". I can press ctrl + alt + f3 to get a TTY, but not F2 TTY, ...
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How to change the gnome backgrounds default search directory?

I'm using Debian10.10 and gnome 3.30.2 When I change the background from settings as shown below, the gnome checks for wallpapers in the /home/prithvi/Pictures/ but, I want gnome to check for ...
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Gnome3 Hot-corner/super-key behaviour now zooms out displays, how to revert behaviour

So previously, my hot-corner in Gnome 3 gave me some options of programs to open (same behavior for the super key). I'm on two monitors. Now it zooms out both screens (slowly and with lag on good ...
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Certain parameters in dconf keyfiles not being taken into account/used

I am working with gnome 3.28.2 on CentOS 7.6 and have been trying to set global values for certain parameters in the dconf key files as explained here and using the screensaver example here along with ...
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How to perform action bound to a keyboard shortcut in Gnome from terminal?

How can I perform an action of any Gnome 3 keyboard shortcut in the terminal? For example: I can use dconf-editor to navigate through all keyboard shortcuts and get the dconf path. Let's say: /org/...
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Disable trackpoint acceleration in Gnome 3 on Wayland

I am using Debian 11 (testing) and Gnome 3. I was able to disable mouse pointer acceleration using gnome tweaks but there is still annoying acceleration when using a trackpoint. Looking through Gnome ...
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Where Did Gnome Go?

Gnome is no longer running. I migrated hardware to a new tower and moved /var to a new harddrive nvme0n1p3/nvmeVg-var. I believe this is the root of the issue. when I type gnome-session --version the ...
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Gnome Left Menu Gone

Months ago I changed kernels temporarily from 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64 to 5.8.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64 then I reverted back to 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64 within a few hours. Once I loaded up 3.10.0-...
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Unable to show psensor readings in system tray Arch, Gnome 3.38

I have currently arch linux installed with Gnome 3.38.3. With Psensors, I am unable to show the temperature in the system tray. In the settings of psensor, there is application indicator, from where ...
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Minimize, Maximize, Close icons not showing in GNOME

Minimize, Maximize, Close icons are missing in my GNOME desktop of Kali Linux. However, when I click in the place they are supposed to be, they do what they are supposed to do. Weirdly, Firefox is ...
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Where can I find a mirror for full GNOME 3.14 & 3.26?

I have been trying to find the source code for GNOME desktop versions 3.14 and 3.26, but it seems like there is nowhere to look anymore. Are there any FTP's or mirrors with those? Thanks in advance.
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Newly launched program windows not on top

I am experiencing this issue with Debian 10 / X11 / GNOME 3.30.2. I observe inconsistent behavior in the z-ordering of windows, when having a program window open and focused, and then launching ...
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PopOS 20.10: Gnome slow and laggy

Introduction Recently I accomplished a brand new installation of PopOS 20.10 standard image (not NVIDIA one). I have Intel UHD Graphics 620 (rev. 7) / i7-8650U installed. Problem statement I noticed a ...
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Why do my computers take a long time to shut down?

I have been using Arch Linux + GNOME 3 on both my computers (notebook and desktop) for over a year now. And all the time, computers were shutting down quickly (in 3 seconds). After a recent update of ...
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Why does Gnome 3 ~/.cache/gnome-control-center have weird permissions?

When I do a find or du or something in ~/.cache I get an error: $ ls ~/.cache/gnome-control-center ls: cannot open directory /home/user1/.cache/gnome-control-center: Permission denied It has weird ...
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Startup Applications Seemingly Starting in Wrong X Window Server (Debian)

Background Info When I initially installed linux, I installed KDE and GNOME. I chose KDE as my default desktop environment and sddm as my window manager. KDE never worked (not sure why) so I have been ...
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configuring cursor shapes in gnome

First of all, this question is not about the mouse cursor, and not about cursor shapes in a terminal or console. I want to configure the shape of the cursor while typing e.g. while typing this ...
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CentOS 7 touchpad gestures for Two Finger Scrolling and etc [closed]

I have CentOS 7 laptop environment for development. I want my touchpad to have touchpad gestures like two Finger Scrolling(vertical and horizontal) or edge scrolling and double-tap. How to configure a ...
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GNOME fractional scaling benefit vs lower resolution

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Dell XPS 13 with FHD display (1920x1080 resolution). Clearly, this resolution is too much for my eyes with a 13.3" display, so I'm vetting a couple of alternative ...
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gnome-terminal --geometry not working in centos 8

In order to have a terminal launch on my secondary monitor upon login I used to have a command like the following as a startup application: gnome-terminal --geometry 80x24+2120+200 --full-screen --...
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How to send audio over HDMI without treating it as a separate display?

I have a 4k monitor connected via DisplayPort and an audio receiver connected via HDMI. The receiver is too old to support 4k, so I can't just pass through video to the display - they need to be ...
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