Questions tagged [gnome3]

Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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How to move windows across displays in Gnome 3 with keyboard?

In Gnome 3, moving windows with the keyboard shortcuts Meta+← and Meta+→ can be convenient. Now, I have two displays installed and would like to move windows across the displays without ...
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Centos 7 VNC xstartup multiple desktops MATE, KDE but can't get gnome-classic if DESKTOP=KDE

so had a mix of centos6 and centos7 servers and tried and got fed up with gnome-classic. So on centos7 we added MATE and KDE, as well as Gnome3 to give more choice. Then of course needed a VNC ~/.vnc/...
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gnome-session doesn't start on remote X server

I'm reposting Gnome Session Doesn't Start on Remote X Server, here, because I believe it's a Gnome question, not just an Ubuntu one. I have an Ubuntu host, which I reach via ssh -Y. The client is my ...
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Mouse pointer is vertically stretched

My mouse pointer appears vertically stretched, as shown in the image below. Installing and changing pointer themes doesn't fix the problem. I am running Debian 10 32-bit (i686) with GNOME Desktop 3....
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How to set different wallpaper for each screen from command line in Gnome3?

In gnome3 I can run the following command to set the desktop wallpaper for all my monitors: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri file:///path/to/mypic.png How can I set the ...
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How can I add an application to the GNOME window manager?

The GNOME on-board documentation covers only the things anyone can easily guess. I have an application for that I can only start from the command line. Not that I mind using a terminal but ... Anyway,...
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GCP: Debian stuck at setting up dbus

I have been trying to install GUI, i.e. gnome and lxde, into Debian 9 stretch in google cloud computing instance. I have even increased the cpu, ram, harddisk size. However, the installation is always ...
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Where may I find a reference scheme for GNOME 3 theming (e.g. Adwaita)?

I upgraded to Fedora 21, which spotlights GNOME 3.14 (plus the relevant GTK+ material). Unfortunately it seems that this particular update mangles a lot of my older themes, written for now-aging ...
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Alternate character key not working on Pop!_OS 21.04

I used to be able to press the AltGr (right alt) key and enter alternate characters when using a logitech macintosh keyboard in Ubuntu 20.10 (Pop!_OS). But now after upgrading to Ubuntu 21.04 and ...
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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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Activation of network connection failed. Kali linux v2.0

I can't connect to internet via wired, adding DSL profile with user and password. While installing kali linux 2.0 there was a warning telling that there is missing non-free firmware `rtl_nic/...
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Debian 10/Buster crashing after days of usage

I am using Debian 10/Buster on my desktop with Gnome3. It is working quite well but after a couple of days it will just crash. The PC is still on, but the keyboard is unresponsive and the display won'...
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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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WIFI - Disable Hotspot Login Screen

I'm running Fedora 27, and my university uses a network authenication portal so GNOME pops up a hotspot login screen. I would like to disable this screen, and just have it open it in firefox, because ...
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jetbrains studio icon appears when I run android-studio

I am using gnome3.28 in fedora 28. For launching android studio, I am using the .desktop file as: cat .local/share/applications/android-studio.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Google Android Studio ...
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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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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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How to reduce title bar height?

I'm running GNOME 3.18 and I would like to reduce the title bar height. How could I do it?
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Display tasks in GNOME Shell Calendar

Is it possible to make my Evolution tasks show up in the GNOME Shell Calendar? When I pull down the calendar by clicking on the clock at the top of the screen (I'm using Fedora 20), it shows me the ...
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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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gdm3: Failed to parse options: Unknown option -reset (Ubuntu 18.04)

I'm having the same issue as described here: my computer won't wake up after I lock the screen or put it to sleep. One of the answers suggests running sudo gdm3 -reset, which I tried. But just as some ...
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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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How to change the titlebar height in standard GTK apps and those with headerbars/CSDs on Gnome 3.20

In Gnome 3.18, it was possible to change the titlebar height of all windows by changing the css in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css as per Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3. .header-bar.default-...
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How do I refresh the Google calendar in Gnome?

I'm using Gnome 3.14 on Arch Linux. I'm fond of the calendar drop-down when you click on the time in the top panel. I've set up my Google calendar to show there, but if I happen to be offline when ...
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Remove icons in gnome application menu

How can you hide unwanted apps from the gnome app menu? I've installed alacarte/main menu, unticked the apps but they still appear. I've also checked in /usr/share/applications and viewed one the ...
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How do I find icon path for AppImage file?

I installed Hyper terminal (hyper.is) by downloading the .AppImage file and moving it to /usr/bin/. It doesn't show up in Gnome's launcher though, so I manually created a .desktop file for it. That ...
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How do I get the network manager applet and install openvn on Kali 2.0 Gnome 3?

I'm attempting to install VPN on my Kali Linux Gnome 3 laptop. I've followed the instructions on this page https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/forum/discussion/18003/openvpn-step-by-step-setups-for-...
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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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Cannot login into GNOME, kicking me back to login screen

I am not able to login into GNOME desktop, it happened yesterday after upgrade. In login screen, if I enter my password and press ENTER I am getting login screen again. System details: linux 4.4.5-1 ...
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Gnome3 - adding keyboard "Custom Shortcuts" using dconf without need of logging-out

Is there a way of using dconf load / < [...] for keyboard shortcuts but without mandatory re-logging of User? And/or possibly without admin rights? I'm using input file like this: [org/gnome/...
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gnome 3.28 disable ready/completed pop-up

in RHEL 7.5, or 7.6 where I am using GNOME classic 3.28, I run a tar command in a terminal window which takes a few seconds, when finished a popup happens saying command completed and other times ...
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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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Change GDM display timeout

I need to change the GDM display timeout from 10 seconds to something more forgiving. That is to say, my screen shuts off after 10 seconds in the lock screen. I am running Fedora 23 with Gnome on a ...
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How to start an application as GNOME would by command line?

How would I start an application (by launcher) the exact same way as GNOME would, in a command line interface? I want to set some environment variables. I know I can check the launcher file for the '...
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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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Where did the status icons go in GNOME 3.26.x and what can I do to bring them back?

I updated to the newest, 3.26.1, version of GNOME several hours ago, and I don't see the list of background applications that used to be located in the bottom-left corner of the screen, on a hidden ...
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Can't uninstall Gnome Shell Extension

Gnome Shell 3.18.5 notified me some extensions needed updating. I visited https://extensions.gnome.org/local/ from Firefox, updated the Firefox extension, and now I want to uninstall some of the Gnome ...
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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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How do I include shortcuts for the gnome setting program and wine apps in dmenu?

I would like to use dmenu as my launcher instead of the Gnome3-overlay that is displayed after hitting the super-key. From the Gnome3-overlay, I am able to launch both apps, gnome settings, and wine ...
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How do I suppress the title bar and window decorations on a maximized window in Gnome 3.12?

I'm trying to get rid of the top title bar on a fullscreen-sized window under Gnome 3.12.2, using the gnome-shell WM. In earlier versions of Gnome this was not difficult to do, but it apparently has ...
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turn on numlock at login screen. GDM

GDM is turning off numlock key. I have tried following: a) installing numlockx and inserting following lines at /etc/gdm/Init/Default if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then /usr/bin/numlockx on fi b)...
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.desktop file does not work from /usr/share/applications

I created the following .desktop file under Fedora 24 using GNOME 3. [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Jabref Exec=java -jar /home/zoltan/Bureau/Programs/JabRef-3.7-dev--snapshot--2016-11-08--...
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Lightdm won't start automatically on boot

Every time I boot my PC Ubuntu keeps dropping me to TTY 1 where I have to log in and then do sudo lightdm start just to log in again, which is very annoying I have already tried removing and re-...
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How can I lock my screen in Gnome 3 without GDM?

There is no "Lock" option showing up in the user menu, and the standard shortcuts (Ctrl+L or Ctrl+Alt+L) don't do anything. I'm running Fedora 19 with Gnome Shell 3.8.3, and XDM 1.1.11. I'm using ...
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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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How do I refresh Gnome 3 applications

I just added and modified a .desktop file in my /home/user/.local/share/applications folder. Is there any way to refresh the icon and caption in the list of applications without logging out?
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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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What's the difference between Super+Tab and Alt+Tab on Gnome?

I'm on Manjaro Gnome 3.28.3. For my situation, they do same thing, list thumbnails of all opened applications and if you press Super or Alt, Tab could help you to switch the applications. So, I ...
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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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Changing keybindings for arrows in Alt+Tab application switcher in Gnome 3

In Gnome 3 you can enter dconf-editor and navigate through lots of settings. Amongst others you can navigate to /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/ to find that Alt+Tab brings up the application ...

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