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how to make default CWD not ~/Desktop for new terminal window [duplicate]

In RHEL-8.10, the current working directory is ~/Desktop when I open a new terminal window within the gnome3 desktop. How can I make the current working directory just ~ whenever I open a new terminal ...
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Gnome extensions | 'native host has exited'

Running Chrome 126.0.6478.55 under AlmaLinux 8.xx (i.e., RHEL 8, CentOS 8,...). Gnome 3.32.2. Have been using a few Gnome extensions for a while, but this morning, when I pull up chrome and point it ...
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notify-send raising Thunderbird - with desktop-entry hint or -a app-name does not raise popup

Previously asked at https://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?332611-notify-send-with-desktop-entry-hint-or-a-app-name-does-not-raise-popup with no responses. Fedora 40, Gnome 46. How should I ...
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Flatpak install freezes when downloading resource. Can I find source URL to download file manually from browser?

I am trying to update the Gnome Web (org.gnome.Epiphany) flatpak, on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS (on WSL2). One specific resource, "org.freedesktop.Platform.openh264" always freezes when downloading. ...
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Gnome error during login

At the time of login in Ubuntu 23.10 & gnome 45.1, I'm faced with this screen. after repeated attempts of logging-out & restarting, it finally lets me in. I tried to pull some logs using: >...
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Styling Gnome Terminal Window

We're running Rocky 8 Gnome Classic desktop. After a recent update the Gnome terminal window switched from a light gray to a very dark gray frame and title bar which is hard to distinguish from our ...
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Gnome shows ethernet connected when cable is unplugged

I'm trying to connect to the internet on my Debian 12 laptop using my phone connection through an USB-C cable. When the cable is connected and the connection sharing is activated on the phone, the ...
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Wrapping Switch Windows in Zorin

I am running Zorin 16 and have configured Switch Windows to use Alt+Tab and this shows me what I want. I haven't installed any special extensions. However, the popup that appears is too wide, and I ...
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How do I force new windows to open on the currently active monitor

To me it seems that GNOME is opening the windows on a random monitor. How can I tell GNOME that it should always open a window on the currently active monitor (the monitor with the mouse)? My gdm3 ...
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Celluloid fails to start, saying "Settings schema ... does not contain a key named 'menubar-accel-enable'"

After dist-upgrade'ing my distribution (Devuan Daedalus to Excalibur), and trying to run celluloid, I get the error: (io.github.celluloid_player.Celluloid:16054): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 17:33:53.331: ...
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No GUI or login shell on boot

When I boot my pc (Debian 12 with Gnome3) I get directly taken to a blinking line instead of a login promt or a GUI. From there I can switch tty (Alt + F2) and then get a login promt and after login I'...
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OpenVPN connection works in CLI but not in GUI (via NetworkManager)

Using Debian 11. I set up CyberGhost VPN using the .ovpn file, client key and certificates they provide on their website. Copied all files to /etc/openvpn/. Using the following commands will allow me ...
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How to switch to a different xdg-desktop-portal to have a different file picker?

I am using nemo as my default file and desktop manager using How to set Nemo as the default file manager in Ubuntu? In brief it looks like: sudo apt install nemo xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/...
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Where do I need to set the $PATH variable so that .desktop file can see when i am using zsh as my default shell

I am using Debian 12. Gnome 43. zsh is my default shell (sudo chsh --shell /usr/bin/zsh ismail). In my .zshrc, I have set the path variable like: export PATH="$HOME/.dotfiles/.cargo/bin:$PATH&...
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Safety of automatically updated Gnome extensions

I was surprised to see that Gnome 3 extensions are updated automatically by Debian. Hence, I am wondering: Which community procedures or practices make it difficult to inject harmful code in this way?
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xdg-mime and file command identifying file type differently

If you look at the screenshot bellow you will find that gnome is telling a file which is ASCII text as audio/x-mod. For the time being I have set audio/x-mod=codium.desktop in mimeapps.list, but I do ...
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Open File Explorer on a File that is open by another Application

I use the following script (it is bound to a keyboard shortcut) to open selected file (clicking on a window after using the shortcut) in nemo. What is does is from window id (after clicking on the ...
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Is there any way to generate `monitors.xml` programmatically?

I use a script in order to setup my system in an unattended fashion. On my last reinstall, I've found that the file ~/.config/monitors.xml is not created automatically. While I can create it by ...
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.config/gnome-control-center d-w-r-xr-T. meaning

> cd /home/ron > du -sh . du: cannot read directory ‘./.config/gnome-control-center’: Permission denied > ls -l d-w-r-xr-T. 2 ron users 10 Jul 31 2021 gnome-control-center > cd ~...
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Gnome 3 native elements too small

I am using manjaro, gnome 3. Previously I had i3 installed too. My gnome native app widgets are too small, for some apps (nautilus) left side file tree area fonts are too small too. Affects only ...
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Using window manager other than GNOME in RHEL/CentOS [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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