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Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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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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Is there a way to adjust the formatting of the date/time in the GNOME 3 login screen and desktop?

I'm specifically looking to change the formatting in two places: On the desktop, the date/time reads "Sat 21:05". I would like it to read "23-Jul-11 21:05" or "23 Jul 11 21:05". In other words, I ...
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How to set `umask` for the entire gnome session?

Using Gnome 3.18. I share files between other family members, but the default umask on my distro (archlinux) is 0022. So every file/directory created is not writable for our common group. I tried to ...
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How do I add eclipse to my gnome shell favorites?

I run gnome shell 3.6 and Eclipse 4.2. I installed Eclipse manually, in my /opt directory, because the Ubuntu package for Eclipse is very outdated. I've created a .desktop file for it, and placed in ...
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Reduce title bar height in gnome 3 / gtk+ 3

I'm running gnome 3.18 and I would like to reduce the title bar height. Any ideas ?
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Set standard file browser for “open containing folder”

Since I installed EasyTag on my Arch Linux several other programs use EasyTag instead of Nautilus as filebrowser. For example, Firefox starts EasyTag if I click on "open containing folder". Where ...
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How can I trigger the screensaver's locking feature using D-BUS from the command line?

How can I trigger the screen saver manually from the command line? I'm using GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19, but the solution should not necessarily be specific to this distro.
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What is the icon between settings and lock-screen in Gnome3?

I can't figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do. It has two states, locked and unlocked, but it's not the lock screen. When I click it, it ...
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Gnome Shell window snap to quarters of screen

I love the window snap feature of the Gnome 3 shell. However, it only allows you to maximize windows or to snap to the left or right half of the screen. Is there a way to snap to quarters of the ...
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What happens when I press “Shut Down” from the GUI?

I have been banging my head against this for quite a while now. It's related to this question. I would like to find out exactly what happens when I choose to shut down my Linux box from the GUI. This ...
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How to set power button to shutdown instead of suspend?

I am using GNOME 3.18.1 on Arch Linux 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 on a Dell E6530 laptop. Since I installed this OS years ago, the power button on my laptop has always led my OS to completely power down. ...
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How do I change my default session?

How do I change the default session I get when I log in? I'm on Debian jessie. I tried changing settings on gdm3, tried installing lightdm and following this but it's just not working. For more ...
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Change behaviour of numpad to dpad in GNOME 3

I'm a long-time Windows user who uses the numeric keypad with the numlock off for navigating text, highlighting it, etc. Shift + Home (7 on the numpad) selects all text till the beginning of the line. ...
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Bash scripts ran from from gnome/nautilus don't have environment variables

In my ~/.bashrc and ~/.profile I have some variables set to some filepaths: export MY_VAR1="/path/to/somewhere" In my ~/bin/ (which is added to my PATH) I have a few scripts that rely on those ...
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How to disable the user list on GDM3 login screen?

Environment: Distribution: Arch Linux Display Manager: GDM 3.16.x Dekstop Environment: Gnome 3.16 Question: How to disable the user list displayed on the login screen? Clarification: Wanted ...
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Shared, read-write, photo directory tree, for normal users

I.e. what I want is the Linux equivalent of Windows Public/Pictures. The problem is that Linux file manager Nautilus doesn't apply default ACLs when you move a file into a folder/directory (nor good ...
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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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How to save a GNOME 3 session

GNOME 2 allows one to either save the session automatically or manually (i.e. save the session as it looks right now). This is a nice feature because it restores the various desktop states between ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

On my Debian system I've customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Where do I find the file with these settings so that I can copy the file onto a ...
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How to change keyboard layout in gnome 3 from command line

I am using gnome 3.22.1 but problem exists since 3.18. Before that (don't remember the exact version) I was able to switch keyboard layout using xkb-witch, simple application that uses X.org bindings ...
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Disable GDM suspend on lock screen

I'm using Arch Linux + GNOME3 on desktop, and when the system starts or the user logs out, gdm displays the login screen for about 20 seconds and then turns off the display (although the computer is ...
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Disabling USB automount in GNOME3

I'm trying to disable the USB automount in GNOME 3.14.1 (debian Jessie). I've modified the gnome media handling using dconf-editor, my configuration looks like this: I'm not sure of what proces or ...
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Changing default file manager in Gnome3 (Fedora 22)

I just switched to Fedora 22 and decided to go for Gnome3 this time instead of XFCE. I like the Thunar file manager so I downloaded it. I've had trouble setting it as the default file manager though. ...
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Gnome3+: How do I remove favorites from Dash via terminal?

I'm guessing I need to edit one of the schemas available in gsettings but I don't know which one. and when I listed all the schemas, there's just too many of them.
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Double click selection in Gnome Terminal

Double clicking on a word in gnome terminal selects the whole word. Unfortunately, this selection doesn't include colons such that URLs aren't completely selected, e.g. with http://foo.example.org/ ...
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Debian Stretch: How do I make Wayland the default?

I am running Debian Stretch 9.1 with GNOME 3 as the desktop environment and GDM for session management. I tried GNOME on Wayland from GDM (gear icon) and it works very well. I would now like to ...
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Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14

I'm trying out the GNOME 3.14 live ISO and I would like to test multi touch gestures as well as Wayland session. The promotional video shows multitouch gestures to zoom in and out, show the overwiev, ...
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Does Gnome Shell use Mutter?

In Wikipedia is written that Gnome Shell in Gnome 3 uses Mutter window manager. But ps x | grep mutter shows that Mutter is not running. Moreover I had experience with working Gnome Shell before I ...
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Why GNOME Display Manager always read .profile?

I recently switched from terminal prompt login (getty?) to GNOME Display Manager. It seems that GDM always reads .profile, regardless of user's setting of login shell (Zsh in my case). Why is that? I ...
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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 to install executables

I sometimes run into software that is not offered in .deb or .rpm but only as an executable. For example Visual Studio Code, WebStorm or Kerbal Space Programm. For this question, I will take Visual ...
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Arch Linux terminal not starting

I just installed Arch Linux following a video tutorial from youtube for the first time. However, when I try starting the GNOME terminal it won't start. It will say Terminal at the top of my screen for ...
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Set custom locales in Gnome3 (on Fedora 20)

I've created my own custom locales and placed them in /etc/locale.conf which successfully takes effect if I log in on a virtual console (Ctrl+Alt+F2). In my Gnome3 session those variables are not set, ...
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How can I autoload xkb customisations in GNOME?

Following up on my question about customising key mappings in Wayland I've found out that xmodmap is apparently deprecated, but xkb "should work" in Wayland. Unfortunately, xkb is much more ...
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How are Gnome shell extensions supposed to be managed?

I'm having trouble understanding the intended way of managing Gnome shell extensions. I can't find any appropriate programs in the Dash for doing that. The only way I can actually manage extensions ...
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Disable workspace switch overlay effect

I run Debian testing with Gnome 3.12. After installing "Workspace Grid" extension the workspace switch animation became increasingly annoying. I'm talking about that thing in the middle of the screen ...
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Can I prevent “Disable touchpad while typing” from affecting mouse movements?

When I click my name in the upper right, then click "System Settings", then "Mouse and Touchpad", and then "Disable touchpad while typing" it affects my mouse movements. I have to wait two seconds ...
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Restarting Gnome 3 in Debian Wheezy?

What's the correct way to restart Gnome 3 (and Xorg) under Debian 7.0 Wheezy? I've seen older documentation on how to this, but it is outdated. The ctrl+alt+backspace shortcut no longer works by ...
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GNOME 3: bottom panel window order

I have centos 7.1. At bottom panel opened windows (running applications) are represented (ex: openoffice, thunrderbird, terminal). Question one - How can I change the order of these opened windows (ex:...
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Configure GNOME/Wayland display configuration from command line

Is there a possibility to configure the monitor configuration of Mutter/GNOME shell from command line in a Wayland Session or is that not implemented until now? I have tried to change some things via ...
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Showing thumbnails or some kind of preview in the Gnome workspace switcher popup?

The workspace switcher popup doesn't provide previews by default. Is there any way to enable them? The Workspace List that shows up on the right when super key is pressed does have preview.
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Enabling `Alt` hotkeys for buttons in Gnome?

I mean: whenever a letter in the text of a button is underlined, pressing Alt plus that letter clicks the button. I have gone through both the Keyboard and the Tweak Tool applets without success. ...
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Remove/Disable hot corner

I have installed CentOS 7 which uses gnome classic, and am finding the hot corner extremely painfully annoying. How do I remove/disable it?
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How to override the Gnome 3 SSH handler?

I would like to be able to click on SSH links that look like ssh://user@servername and have a gnome-terminal open that runs SSH inside of it. After reading up on the XDG stuff I did the following: I ...
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Where does GNOME Network Manager store passwords?

In Network Manager, under the Identity tab, I can enter a username and password for my OpenVPN connection. I can also enter a password for the "User private key". Both password fields have the ...
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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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Regaining usage of volume control media keys after removing pulseaudio

I am running a GNOME 3 fallback desktop in Debian testing, and I removed some pulseaudio packages, for I don't need the advanced functionality. That resulted in my multimedia keys that control speaker ...
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How can I assign redundant shortcuts for switching workspaces in GNOME 3?

I would like to bind both Super+1 and Super+Home as shortcuts to the "Switch to workspace 1" action in GNOME 3. Is there a way to do this? I think that to achieve this there would either have to be a ...
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How to make gdm3 start X installed in a different path (or running X from a personalized path)?

I've built the entire Xserver from git for testing proposes using the build.sh provided by freedesktop.org as the easier method to compile all modules against the git tree, and installed under the /...
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Difference between Gnome3 and Gnome-shell

What is the difference between gnome3 and gnome-shell, if any?