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Version 3 of the GNOME desktop environment

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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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Restrict Alt+Tab to the current monitor in Gnome 3

How can I tweak Alt+Tab in Gnome 3 so it will iterate windows only in the current monitor? I'm using ArchLinux.
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Disabling system modal behaviour of GNOME 3 password prompts

When GNOME Keyring, needs a password to add an SSH key to the agent, it pops up a system modal prompt to get the password from you. I use KeePass, so this means that if I forgot to copy the password ...
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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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Touchpad buttons do not release after press (Debian Gnome and others)

I use a Sony Vaio Tap 11 (Intel based tablet) with Debian Gnome, but experience the same issue under Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora etc. . This tablet has a radio keyboard with touchpad and two buttons ...
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How to open child windows on same display as cursor in Gnome?

I'm doing a bunch of work in Pure Data on Ubuntu 18.04 & Gnome 3.28 with a dual-monitor setup in which the secondary monitor is to the left of the primary. Working in Pure Data involves frequently ...
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Purpose of the autostart-scripts directory

A user can place .desktop files in his ~/.config/autostart/ directory to run a script on login (session start) in Gnome, or indeed any Freedesktop-compliant environment. But, on my openSUSE Leap 42.2 ...
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gnome-screenshot -a's annoying delay

I set a shortcut for taking a screenshot of an area (gnome-screenshot -a) but whenever I press it it's an annoying game of cat and mouse to get the cross-hatch which lets you select the area to show ...
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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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GSettings is reset during reboot

Formatting is a pain, especially due to all the package installation, configurations and so on. To make this easier, I made a large script with simple config files that is easily changed. So once I ...
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Which socket is gnome-shell reading from continuously?

strace shows that the GNOME shell is continuously trying to read from a socket, which is often not available (or doesn't contain any data to read from): strace -p gnome-shell-pid -e trace=recvfrom ...
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Realize a multiseat system with a polarized 3D-monitor

Besides playing 3D-material, modern 3D-TV-sets (using polarization technology) offer the possibility of dual-play. While 3d-playback works with different polarization for the left and the right eye, ...
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Gnome, night light and dual monitor

When I turn the night light option in Gnome 3.20.2 it only activates in one monitor and it leaves my second one with the normal white balance. This renders the option unusable. I am currently using ...
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Can't install Gnome Shell extensions via browser

I usually install extensions for the GNOME Shell by visiting GNOME Shell Extensions in firefox, then clicking the ON/OFF button on the page for the extension I'd like to install. In Ubuntu, this works....
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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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Hang applications when pasting from terminal

I am encountering a very weird bug. Sometimes, when I copy contents from the terminal and paste them elsewhere (e.g. in a text editor, in a browser tab) it hangs that application or browser tab. I try ...
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Secondary Monitor displaying only mouse on Centos 7

I recently switched to Centos 7, but when I connected my secondary monitor through HDMI, something wierd's happening. GNOME's able to recognize that the second one has been connected, but I can only ...
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How to install Gnome Shell Extension “Night light slider” & “Pause night light” with apt

If i type "night..." into my global search window, software recommends the 2 packages: Night light slider and Pause night light. How do I install this packages with apt? I have done some apt search ....
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Libinput 3 finger gestures

As I want to get 3-finger (or even 4-finger) gestures running under Gnome (Fedora 25, Xorg), I've installed the libinput drivers and libinput-gestures (https://github.com/bulletmark/libinput-gestures)....
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Disable RGBA antialiasing for fonts smaller than a certain size

I am trying to disable RGBA antialiasing selectively for fonts smaller than, say 8 points, in GNOME 3.22 on Fedora 25. The general antialiasing is RGBA. I have tried placing the following in ~/.config/...
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Customized keyboard shorcuts with gnome-shell

I would like to customize some keystrokes in gnome-shell and I have two problems: I would like to have Shift+Enter launch Emacs but gnome-shell doesn't want me to use this shortcut. How can I ...
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Earliest I can run xrandr?

Every time I boot my laptop I go blind. I can use xrandr to set the brightness but it becomes a rather impractical. I also use LUKS so when I boot the computer I am always greeted with (from what I ...
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NetworkManager corrupted ipv6 dns settings

Today, I started having most web sites failing to load in browsers. Checking my network settings, I discovered those strange settings in ipv6 tab: Switching back to my usual dns for ipv6 (Google's ...
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GNOME 3 two keyboard shortcuts for the same action

I would like to have two keyboard shortcuts associated to the same action. Is it possible to use a list of shortcuts for that? I get a single value/shortcut if I execute: $ gsettings get org.gnome....
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GNOME 3: How to display status of multiple batteries?

T400, Debian Jessie, GNOME 3.14 How can I see both batteries (main and ultrabay) when clicking on the battery icon? I looked for a suitable extension on http://extensions.gnome.org/ , but I didn't ...
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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 change the default file manager in GNOME 3 (Fedora 23) with LXDE installed?

I did a fresh install of Fedora 23 workstation (GNOME spin), then later installed LXDE on top of it using dnf for running the more memory-extensive applications. The problem is, since I installed ...
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Client Side Decorations - How to remove padding between close button and corner?

I'm using Debian stable (8.2 as of now), with cinnamon desktop environment. Some gtk3 gnome apps like gedit , nautilus have their own window decorations (client side decorations). The most ...
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How can I change the 'active' monitor on gnome-shell?

I'm using debian 8.2 with gnome3 (gnome shell) with 2 monitors. Primary/Secondary screen is configured correctly. When I start up my system and open up an application using ALT+F2 or by using a ...
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How does wayland understand which monitor is which?

For a while now, I have run a two monitor setup on my desktop. I originally set up an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to define these monitors. Recently my 17in monitor failed (running alongside a 24in one) ...
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Mouse freeze after logging in to Gnome

I did my first Arch Linux install yesterday. I later installed Gnome and I'm able to log in. The touchpad and mouse buttons work at the log in screen but once I'm logged on the Touchpad does not work....
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Awesome Window Manager and gnome-session

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, on top of standard unity/gnome I have installed Awesome Window Manager using this tutorial: http://linuxg.net/how-to-install-awesome-window-manager-3-5-6-on-ubuntu-14-10-...
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Missing status icons in message/system tray

Some of my apps (such as Insync and Viber) do not show icons in the message tray (GNOME, Fedora 21). I can interact with them trough mouse clicks, but without icons it's difficult to tell if the files ...
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Theming of KDE apps with Gnome DE

I'm using Gnome 3 on Arch Linux but I use some KDE applications like Okular. I would like to make Okular and other KDE applications use a dark theme to match the one I'm using in Gnome. I noticed ...
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Deactivate the new native gesture support in GNOME 3.14

The new version 3.14 of the GNOME desktop now supports multitouch gestures natively. (see e.g. Multi-touch gestures in GNOME 3.14) How can I deactivate this feature? I would like to continue using ...
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Shifting GNOME 3 top-left hot corner to left screen edge

I would like to trigger the visualization of the GNOME3 Activities Panel by moving the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen, instead of using the top-left screen corner. I have seen ...
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How can I make window borders transparent in Gnome?

I want to create a GTK+ 3.0 theme (for Gnome 3.6+) that features transparent window borders. Is this possible? If so, how can I do it?
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How to write dconf overrides for site-custom keybindings?

I want to add custom keybindings using dconf. Previously, I had do the same job using gconf and succeeded. However, there are some problems using dconf. (I'm working on a Debian package, so file-...
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How to place Empathy in Gnome 3's messaging bar?

For consistency between Skype and Empathy, I'd like to put Empathy into the bottom messaging bar in Gnome 3 (Gnome Shell, if you will). Is there a way to do this? (I use Gnome 3.4, although answers ...
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How do I change the icon size and padding in the Gnome 3 upper panel on Linux Mint 12?

I'm trying to personalize the desktop interface in Linux Mint 12 running Gnome 3. I just disabled the bottom panel and I changed the font in the upper panel. How do I change the upper panel's icon ...
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kde install destroys gnome desktop

I recently installed KDE 4.7 on my wife's computer. I did not use the recommended Debian 'install task' method, which emulates the full install-from-.iso process. Instead I just did: # apt-get ...
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Gnome 3 notification not working after switching back from XFCE 4

I'm using Archlinux. I've recently switched back from XFCE 4 to Gnome 3. So i reinstalled notification-daemon (since there was a conflict between it and XFCE 4 notification daemon) pacman -S ...
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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 shell : why do I need to type TAB or DOWN arrow to loop through open windows in overview

When I press Super on Gnome shell, I get the overview of the current workspace with all open windows. However I can't select any window using the arrow keys unless I press one time on the DOWN key or ...
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Update all installed GNOME 3 extensions at once

I use extensions.gnome.org website and GNOME Shell integration Chrome extension to search and install gnome-shell extensions. I know that I can use the website and the Chrome extension above to also ...
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Enable dead keys in Gnome login screen (Gnome 3.30.2)

I am running Kali Linux 2019 with Gnome 3.30.2 on a somewhat older Lenovo ThinkPad s540 and I am really enjoying modern Gnome. I do have a problem though; I'm located in the Netherlands, so the ...
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Where is source code for Wacom Tablet settings page in Gnome settings?

I am trying to locate the source code for this settings page. I want to build an annotation program using this implementation because it is very smooth.
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GNOME 3: Changing datetime format for lock screen?

I'm using GNOME Shell 3.22.3 on Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch). I've edited the settings for the way time and date is displayed in the Status bar using the excellent Datetime format extension. However, ...
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Creating terminal application on gnome3 dock with the dots

I want to create an item in the dock so that when I click, it creates a terminal into another computer. So I did something like this: in .local/share/applications/XXX.desktop put [Desktop Entry] ...
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Can I enable Night Light on the GNOME login screen?

I'm running a GNOME/Wayland desktop environment on a Debian-based distro. When I'm logged in I have Night Light enabled. There's a noticeable switch when logging in at night, as Night Light is only ...

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