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Questions tagged [gnome]

GNOME is a full-featured, user-friendly desktop environment for Unix operating systems, based entirely on free software.

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Where to set GDK_BACKEND

I face the following issue when using keepassxc. When click the toolbar the program closed automatically with the following error: Gdk-WARNING **: gdkwindow-x11.c:5573 drawable is not a native X11 ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Alt (Meta) in GNOME / X11

I'm looking to replace Caps Lock behaviour with the "Left Alt"/"Meta" modifier, in GNOME / X11. There are a few options to replace Caps Lock with Super, Ctrl, etc. in GNOME Tweak Tool, which seems to ...
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map caps lock key to work as shift key

My HP ZBook has a keyboard issue (colleague has the same model, same issue after ~2 years, seems really poor quality). It is that the left shift key is failing. So as a work around I would like to use ...
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Can't access files on mounted HD from inside a flatpack application

I am using the Zotero Flatpack from Flathub on my Linux machine. Unfortunately I can't access my files which are on an extra hard drive mounted in /media/user/XYZ. It is possible to access all files, ...
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Gnome Tweaks on Manjaro does not launch

I am running Manjaro Gnome on Surface Pro 3 and lately, I'm no longer able to launch the Gnome Tweaks application. I have looked at other posts with the same problem and for other people, it was due ...
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Scaling/HiDPI issue for QT5 applications under GNOME

I have a problem with QT applications (i.e. picard or masterpdfeditor) under GNOME: their interface looks tiny. Instead, GTK application looks good. I would like a global solution which will work ...
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Nautilus: Open folder in terminal when using tmux

I'm using fedora 25 gnome edition, zsh shell. I can right click, open folder in terminal. I configured gnome terminal to start tmux when it gets opened. Now if I open folder in terminal, the terminal ...
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Fedora - Battery indicator fails to display in top left panel

The Battery indicator icon is not visible in the top panel. I am running Fedora 30 with GNOME. I tried restarting upower but it failed. $ sudo systemctl restart upower Job for upower.service failed ...
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gdm greeter configuration: Exclude all *except* for one specific user

I have Googled this one and tried so many combinations, with no success. I need the GDM login greeter to display one and only one username. In effect, what I need is something like this in /etc/gdm/...
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CentOS 7 GNOME lock screen although all settings say otherwise

My CentOS 7.5 VM pops up a blank screen after that is left unused for some time (~15 minutes). When the mouse is moved, it shows a clock in the middle of the screen and requests a password to unlock. ...
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disabling mouse support in `vim` in a `gnome-terminal` environment

Edit: The problem of an enabled mouse in vim appears to be specific to gnome-terminal (version 3.4.1.1-1; I am using gnome 3 fallback mode). If I run xterm, mouse support in vim is disabled by default,...
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Gnome Terminal Massively Slows Down When Slightly Off Screen

I'm running gnome terminal with a standard Antergos install using GNOME with Wayland. When the terminal is just slightly off screen it lags like like crazy when I'm trying to scroll. I'm running zsh ...
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Is there a colour picker that works with Wayland or XWayland?

I tried gpick, gcolor2, gcolor3, pick, pychrom and none of them seem to work with Wayland. I am running Arch Linux 64-bit with GNOME 3.22.1 through XWayland (default since 3.22.x). I don't want to ...
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GNOME: Bottom task bar is missing/blank after upgrade

I am running kali linux, which has gnome. I just updated with apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and that completed without incident, only a little while after did I realise that my bottom ...
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Centos inside Virtualbox — how to set custom resolution?

I have Centos inside Virtualbox. I need custom resolution for my screen. I run xrandr as proposed on the net. New resolution appears in the dropdown. But it doesn't work. Virtualbox addons are ...
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Tmux shortcut problem

While using Tmux, I tried to maximise the current pane using <prefix> z, and had a bit of a keyboard fail and accidently held down the prefix keys while pressing z, instead of letting go of the ...
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Failed to request VPN secrets #3

I am using Arch Linux with Gnome and I want to use openconnect to connect to an VPN server. I can do this at the command-line without a problem, but I can't do this with Gnome; I get the following ...
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Window consumes entire screen and can't be minimized or killed, how to escape?

I'm running rhel6/gnome via a tigervnc session (from windows). Sometimes I somehow get into a mode where a window consumes the entire screen and has no window manager controls visible, or system ...
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Random freezes (Pop!_OS 19.04) [closed]

I have installed Pop!_OS 19.04 on my laptop on 3 partitions for dualboot with windows 10. Since the beginning i have random freezes for a couple seconds. Everything freezes including my mouse but the ...
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CentOS desktop startx no screen found on VPS

I installed Gnome/KDE/XFCE,... on CentOS 7 on a VPS yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" or yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "Xfce" But when I ...
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Xrdp not working with CentOS7. Is there any alternatives?

Every time I try using xrdp, I get a message that says "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." and "A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again." I feel like it is an ...
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Clipboard trims whitespace on last line in Debian Stretch (GNOME)

I've noticed that when I copy and paste something, the last line, which may have been indented, is no longer indented when I paste. For example, this: class Migration(migrations.Migration): ...
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Debian blackscreen after suspend

After fully updating my laptop after a few weeks downtime and now the suspend function isn't working anymore. It does suspend my laptop but on the wake-up it only starts the HDD agian but the screen(...
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Hotspot without 2 network cards on Linux?

I have dual booted Windows and Arch Linux on my laptop. When I was using Windows, I noticed that Windows is able to create an access point even when it's connected to the Wi-Fi without disconnecting ...
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Is there any dim or black screen option for only secondary monitor?

I am using Manjaro Gnome and I have a secondary monitor. There is an option on settings that dim screen and black screen after a specific time and I want to do this for only 1 monitor. For example, ...
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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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Alt-tab window list displays Android virtual devices as “Unknown”

I'm running multiple Android virtual devices at the same time. Although all of them have proper names in AVD Manager, on Alt-Tab list all of them are displayed as "Unknown". Is there any way to ...
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Workstation freezes when using gnome, but ok when working on terminal

Few days ago my workstation, Fedora Linux 29, experienced an hard reboot due to a power failure. Now I am experiencing random "freezes" when using Gnome. So, I can log-in correctly and start working ...
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Disk space full after Timeshift

OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 DE: GNOME / : Samsung SSD 850 evo 120GB I recently restored my OS using a Timeshift backup. After completion, my disk got full with only 4GB of free space. Before the ...
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gnome/gtk: disable middle click paste via terminal

Configuration: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, GNOME Tweaks 3.28.1 (I believe it's pre-installed in 18.04), Middle Click Paste: OFF Problem: It's not disabling middle click paste, although it worked once (until ...
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Bash no such file or directory

I'm connecting to another pc via ssh terminal, and I'm able to, but there appeares two lines which are driving me crazy Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted ...
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How to I simulate Apple propellor key for Google Docs in GNOME Web?

I have opened a Google Docs spreadsheet in GNOME Web. In Firefox I can copy-paste with Ctrl + C then Ctrl + V but this doesn't work in Web. If I try, I get this message: These actions are ...
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Is it possible to change desktop envroinment if it's already installed? [migrated]

I just installed my first Ubuntu, but Gnome is too heavy for my PC and I don't like it much. Is there a way I can put XFCE instead, without having to repeat the OS installation process?
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Cycle over windows of the same application with keyboard shortcut - GNOME 3

Using Alt + TAB for cycling over the opened windows doesn't cycle over the different windows of the same application. For example, I've got some terminals opened, and pressing the key Alt + TAB ...
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How to use Wayland in Fedora?

I'm using Fedora 26 and Gnome 3.24, and would like to try Wayland. Wayland seems to be installed, and I've also installed gnome-session-wayland-session. I'm now expecting to be able to choose GNOME on ...
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Safely uninstalling GNOME desktop environment on Fedora 29

This question is similar to What is secure to remove from GNOME Desktop => GNOME (but not a duplicate). I want to remove the GNOME desktop environment. Running the proposed command in this ...
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RHEL 6.8 and nm-applet. How to install and configure OR how to to use nmcli and setup wifi connection

I have Red Hat 6.8. I accidentally removed the GNOME nm-applet when working with the keyring manager which is also located under “.gnome2”. I have since downloaded the nm-applet package (from http://...
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Boot process stuck at “Started GNOME Display Manager. Dispatcher Service”

I have been using Ubuntu 17.10 for the past 4 months without any problems. Today I rebooted my laptop and it has started to get stuck at "Started GNOME Display Manager. Dispatcher Service" when ...
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Save password for Windows Samba server for printing in Gnome?

Unfortunately for us Linux users, our University printer works over the Samba protocoll. After configuring it in CUPS I can print, but I have to enter username and password everytime with no option ...
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Screen turns off when logging out

When I logout, either with super+L or using the icon in the top right corner, on my newly installed manjaro with gnome, the screen shows the login screen but then half a second later, it turns off the ...
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Nautilus: Settings schema 'org.freedesktop.Tracker.Miner.Files' is not installed

I've installed the Gnome desktop and Nautilus on Clear Linux using a custom mix (without the desktop bundle), and have encountered the following error in the terminal when starting Nautilus: (org....
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How to have normal notifications over full screen applications in Gnome 3?

In my workflow I use applications in fullscreen mode most of the time. The only serious drawnback I have in that is the way Gnome 3 handles desktop notifications, I can't get any normal notification, ...
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Gnome 3.22: disable alt+shift keyboard layout switching

After the latest upgrade on Debian stretch, hitting alt+shift on my keyboard make it change layout, which breaks all my alt+shift+<anything> xbindkeys shortcuts. I have disabled all shortcuts ...
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Arch - Gnome won't boot after disabling lightdm and enabling gdm

I was trying to find a way to lock my screen in Gnome, so I followed this forum, but when I rebooted Arch, I am stuck with a black screen and a cursor that doesn't move as shown here.
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Customize color for the active window in Gnome Classic?

Is it possible to customize the background color of the title of the active window in Gnome 3? Right now, the title of the active window is white text on light grey. Besides being almost unreadable, ...
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natural scrolling does not work in gnome

I am using GNOME Shell 3.22.0 on nixos, and trying to enable natural scrolling for my mouse's scroll wheel. Under settings, there is a 'natural scrolling' option, as shown in this screenshot My ...
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How to disable the automatic mute after booting in gnome?

Whenever I start up, gnome sets the volume to mute automatically. So how can I ask it to remember the volume last time I set before shutting down?
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Installing and uninstalling gnome on debian

I am using debian sid with xfce. I would like to test last version of gnome (I didn't give gnome 3.x a chance). Therfore, I would like to install gnome but, also, to know how to go back to my xfce ...
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Enabling Numeric Keypad

I have trouble with the numeric keypad (NumLock keys) being unusable while typing. While I don't think it's GUI specific, this happens both in Gnome and KDE. Sometimes it works in TTY, other times it ...
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WQHD screens cannot use native resolution, FullHD works

I got two new WQHD screens today and have issues with adjusting the resolution. I tried setting the resolution via xrandr and via Gnome Control Center. This is the output in journalctl -xef after ...