Questions tagged [gnome3]

Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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Gnome doesn't play desktop-screen-lock from sound theme

According to Sound Naming Specification I've created a /usr/share/sounds/Yaru/stereo/desktop-screen-lock.oga (Yaru sound theme is set in Tweaks). But Gnome 3.36 (Ubuntu 20.04) still doesn't play sound ...
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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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Debian 10 Gnome3 switch betweeb 3 keyboard layouts

In Debian 10, Gnome3 switching between 2 keyboard layouts (languages) works fine by pressing Super+Space. However, if I add a 3rd layout Super+Space only switches between 2 layouts en <---> &...
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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 disable standby/suspend on lid close when music is running in GNOME?

My question is exactly the same as this one, except that I do not always want to prevent suspending/sleeping of a laptop, but only when music is running. Instead I only want to keep the device on when ...
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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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How to pause timer at LUKS passphrase prompt once typing is started?

I keep a short timeout value in the /etc/crypttab (in order to skip it quickly in case I don't need to unlock the luks partition at boot). The problem is that the timer - being short - continues to ...
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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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Gnome Keyring never automatically unlocking a SSH pivate key when I log in

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 bionic with GNOME, and Gnome keyring 3.28. Nearly all of my ssh private keys are unlocked and loaded when I log into my desktop. But when there is one ssh private key which isn'...
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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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GNOME 3 slowdown

I have a computer with Fedora 32 (workstation edition) with GNOME Shell 3.36.7. After an actualization some weeks ago, at certain moments, the GUI starts to slowdown to the point I can't barely work ...
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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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root can log in over rdp but not locally from the box itself

I have just recently installed the Buster backport on an old VAIO box. It is the only OS on the machine. I also installed xrdp and it initially worked fine a couple of times with both root and non-...
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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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mouse click doesn't respond in centOS 7 tiger VNC

Mouse click is not responding in tiger VNC. Alt+tab works, even able to type but with mouse cursor, not able to click anything . in /var/log/messages, if I press windows super key , below message ...
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switch between keyboard layout on debian 10 testing ( Gnome 3.38.1)

at first i'm a new in linux .... i have debian 10 testing ( Gnome 3.38.1) on my desktop and i have 2 problem First one is how to remove or disable all keyboard shortcut was made by default ? second ...
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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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Grant Linux Capabilities upon login with GDM using pam_cap

I am trying to grant a user the CAP_NET_ADMIN and CAP_NET_RAW capabilities on a Debian 11 system running the GNOME3 desktop environment. The user should receive the ability to use these capabilities ...
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How to start GnuPG SSH Agent for gvfs?

I use Gnome 3.36.3 (Ubuntu 20.04.1) with GnuPG 2.2.19 as SSH agent. I tell OpenSSH where to find the GnuPG SSH agent socket in my ~/.profile file: export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$(gpgconf --list-dirs agent-ssh-...
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With HDMI audio, sound volume control does not work in Gnome-3.38 on FreeBSD-12.1

I have a 2nd Gen Intel Sandy bridge Core i3 system with integrated graphics. I am using HDMI output which is connected to my monitor from where the jack is connected to my 2.1 Logitech speaker system. ...
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GNOME Materia Theme Help

I've been using Manjaro for a few months and it's been great so far. I'm using GNOME and the Materia GTK theme for my desktop. However, while the Materia Light Theme works perfectly, I can't switch to ...
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Windows on secondary monitor appear in every workspace in Debian 10

I am running GNOME 3.30.2 in Debian 10.6 with a dual monitor setup, and have some trouble with the workspaces. If I open a window in the area corresponding to my primary display on e.g. workspace 1, ...
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Does installing a different desktop environment (other than the default) affect “what softwares I can install in my distro”?

I use my laptop for work, mainly; It has Fedora 32; I am affraid to install LXQt and be unable to use softwares I once could have in GNOME. Does it make sense?
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can't make system tray transparent like rest of the bar in polybar

I am on Pop OS and trying to setup a system tray in my polybar. Here are the relevant parts of my config: [colors] background = #885e697a [bar/top] ... tray-position = right tray-detached = true tray-...
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Debian 10 does not recognize HDMI and problems to switch to Nvidia

Hi I'm having to many problems to connect a Samsung HDMI monitor to my Laptop with Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) I've already done reasearch but nothing seems to work. These are my outputs to some ...
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GNOME Desktop Environment Initialization Delay

Specs Display Manager: lightdm 1.30.0 Desktop Environment: gnome 3.36.3 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Problem/Background Once I login, all I can see (for at least a minute) is the wallpaper and ...
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How to remove Starred tab in Gnome Nautilus with dconf?

Gnome Nautilus has this Starred tab that I don't use and want to remove: How to do it with dconf? I believe there's an option to do it but couldn't find it yet. The answer to a similar question ...
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gnome-screenshot - capture area screenshot after a delay?

I found this extremely weird: $ gnome-screenshot -d 5 -a -c Conflicting options: --area and --delay should not be used at the same time. Why shouldn't area and delay not be used at the same time? ...
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How to set `XDG_DATA_DIRS` for first `/usr/bin/gnome-shell` process?

I want to add a path to XDG_DATA_DIRS as seen by gnome-shell. Here's what I tried so far. I run htop, filter by gnome-shell and then pick the top most /usr/bin/gnome-shell with the smallest process ID ...
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How to configure reportbug to use smtp password from gnome-keyring?

When configuring reportbug, I have an option to store the password for the remote smtp service in $HOME/.reportbugrc. How can I make it use an existing password stored by GNOME Web (Epiphany) or ...
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Make Nautilus recognize other trash folders

I have some Trash folder that follows XDG-Trash specification, i.e. each trashed item has corresponding .trashinfo file. I want that Nautilus should recognize coustom Trash folders and show it similar ...
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Gnome 3 - Remember root log in credentials

When I log in as root gnome does not remember root as it does for normal users. I can use down arrow to switch to another user, to insert root credentials. Also it does not remember the selected sub-...
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MacBook Pro right click issue

I fresh install Debian on an old 2007 MacBook Pro. All works good except for the right click on the touchpad. Using the tweaks I try to adjust it, even rebooting the system but with no luck. I try to ...
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Why is the gnome keyring not locked when the screen is locked?

I wanted to know whether the gnome keyring gets locked automatically when the screen gets locked, so I checked it with this command: dbus-monitor --session "type='signal',interface='org.gnome....
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Gnome Nautilus USB drive connect popping sound

When I plug a thumbdrive into my linux box (Arch linux 5.7.7 with gnome 3.36) I get a strange steady popping sound for about 15 seconds. The same thing happens when disconnecting the drive. It's plain ...
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How to change the color of an active window title bar in GNOME?

I found on StackExchange how to change the color of the title bar of an inactive window (in GNOME 3): ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css: headerbar.default-decoration { background-color: #c00; /* red */ } ...
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How to disable Gnome screencast?

The Gnome screencast utility may be invoked by the keystroke ctrl + shift + alt + R. I'm delivering RHEL to an environment which frowns upon screen recording, so I need this to be disabled. Googling ...

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