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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Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a screen if the Gnome session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked?
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Make mouse movements scroll when the middle button is held down

In Windows, I'm used to clicking the center button and it offering a "fast scroll" option up or down. How can I get this behavior on Linux? It currently seems to use the back button upon center click ...
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GTK - Enable/set dark theme on a per-application basis

Is there a way to set gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme for an application? This is normally set in the code by the application. Apps such as Eye of Gnome and Totem turn it on. I want to, as a user ...
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Correctly setting environment

I'm using zsh and gdm to run gnome. Some time ago I discovered that variables are not set correctly. For example LANG/LC_ALL are incorrect ("" instead of en_GB.UTF-8). I split the .zshrc into .zshrc ...
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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 do I configure the GNOME gdm login screen?

I recently installed Arch Linux and have it mostly set up. With many other Linux distributions, there is a tool that is used to configure the look and feel of the login screen. I would like to change ...
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Understanding & setting up different input methods

I use Trisquel GNU/Linux 7.0 LTS with GNOME 3 Flashback Environment. I heard about three different input methods viz. ibus, xim and uim. And it seems ibus is pre-installed on my system. $ cat ...
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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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How do I tell GNOME to reread my ~/.profile

GNOME reads ~/.profile upon login. When I change something in .profile (for example LC_MESSAGES) I want gnome to reread the .profile file without logging out and back in. In bash I can tell bash to ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Debian 8 (Jessie)?

A while ago I downloaded Debian 8 and I tried to install Catalyst 15.7, but when restarting the computer, I get a black screen on my laptop. I read that Catalyst has some compatibility issues with ...
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Nautilus context menu option to create new file

I use Nautilus 3.10.1 on Trisquel 7.0 GNU/Linux. In context menu, there is no such option like create new file/document. So, I want to add such an option (which may work like that of existing option: ...
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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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Show address bar w. full path in Nautilus instead of breadcrumbs bar

Unfortunately, Gnome's nautilus address bar is not showing the full path in its top bar. How can I change this behavior? I'm looking for a solution to display a editable text field instead, like in ...
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GNOME: disable sleep on lid close

Is it possible to stop my laptop going to sleep when I close the lid? GNOME 3.20, Fedora 24. My laptop does not reliably wake from sleep. (It happens to be a hardware issue... I think I basically ...
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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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Set environment variables for gnome on wayland and bash on virtual terminals (or ssh)

Gnome 3.22 uses wayland by default. Gnome on wayland does not read ~/.profile (or ~/.bash_profile or /etc/profile). See https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=736660. I have my initialization ...
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Which run dialog

I just switched from the standard Gnome window manager to Openbox (still running inside Gnome) and like it a lot. However, now I need a new run dialog, e.g. the thing popping up when hitting Alt+F2 in ...
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How do I run GUI applications as root by using pkexec?

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux-Libre which comes with Gnome3 Flashback Desktop Environment. I know that I can run GUI application as root by sudo & gksudo but I want to know that How do I run GUI ...
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Why can't I run Gnome apps over remote SSH session?

Logging into a remote host using ssh -X me@host, I successfully run gnome-terminal -e "tail -F /var/log/file" &. When I log off and then try the same thing the next day, I get this: Failed to ...
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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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Add custom compose key sequence (not working) [closed]

I use Trisquel 7.0 LTS (Comes with GNOME 3 Flashback). I visited some post like this and this. on the topic about adding custom compose key sequence. I set Menu Key as Compose Key: I created ~/....
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GTK Icons for special files

Does named pipe for instance have it's icon, I have a theme for GTK and when I've create named pipe it give icon from gtk-file.svg file or symlinks that point to that: application-x-empty.svg empty....
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Kali 2.0 (Sana)?

Today, I downloaded "Kali 2.0" and try to install "Catalyst 15.7" using the following guide: How to install AMD Catalyst 15.7 (fglrx 15.20.1046) on Debian 8 (Jessie)? But for some reason after ...
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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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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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Mouse clicks stop working after random time, using Awesome WM + Gnome

I'm using the Awesome Window Manager together with Gnome in Linux Mint. I experience the following problem several times a day: Suddenly the mouse partially stops working, which means that I'm still ...
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How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?

After each login, there's certain commands that I run on specific tabs of gnome-terminal. This is a tedious process, so can this be done automatically?
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Can a Gnome Terminal profile use UTF-8 by default?

I am on an Ubuntu (I think) system. I don't have root, so I can't change the locale. I want to make my default terminal profile use UTF-8 by default. There should be a way to do this, either in the ....
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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time, eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slowly on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other Gnome tools are affected too, but I don't use any others. Now I get a org.freedesktop.DBus.Error....
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What is making my cursor 'randomly' disappear when using gnome-teminal?

It happens often that my cursor on gnome-terminal disappears, forcing me to work on a new tab/window. It seems like a random occurrence. Does anyone else experience this? What about other X terminal ...
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Can I restrict a user to use special programs?

Is it possible to add a user and restrict him to run special programs? For example after this user logs in, he can only open Firefox to use Internet and no other programs can be run by this user. For ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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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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How do I determine the number of rows and columns in a gnome-terminal window while resizing? [duplicate]

I'm running Fedora 21 which comes with gnome 3.14. In older versions, when I resized a terminal, a little box would appear that showed the dimensions of the terminal (in columns and rows, not pixels; ...
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How to measure that how much time is the active window opened?

How can we measure that in a given period, what window was on the top? (active one) I already tried based on "wmctrl", but I can't show the currently active window.. in the second example I tried ...
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Nvidia and ATI gpu system for three monitors

I have a ATI Radeon 2400 XT, and a Nvidia GTX 580 in my debian computer. The 580 has 3 ports, but only 2 of them could be used at the same time. I bought the refurbished Radeon so that I could use ...
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How to run a script during Gnome log out

I would like to run a script to rsync my home directory to another machine whenever I log out of Gnome. There is a way to hook into the Gnome logout process?
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How to give the same order for “OK” and “Cancel” buttons in KDE and GNOME applications?

I have installed some KDE and GNOME applications on the same computer. I use the applications at the same time. I find, I often hit the wrong button when I see "OK" or "Cancel" or "Yes" or "No" ...
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How can I launch gnome-terminal with unique titles for multiple tabs?

I've seen various posts about launching gnome-terminal with multiple tabs and the script below is working for me. That is to say, this script will launch gnome-terminal with various working ...
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How do I execute a program in gnome and make it use another gtk theme other than the default one?

I use a dark theme and the program that I am trying to run hard-codes some color values that make it unusable with the dark theme settings. I want to run this program without the dark theme being ...
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How to disable Internal Keyboard on Fedora 26 (Wayland)?

I installed Fedora 26 and noticed that the Internal keyboard is behaving a bit weird. Keys are getting pressed all the time. I use an external keyboard, so I can do without the built-in one. P.S : ...
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I can't adjust screen brightness of my laptop anymore

My laptop has keyboard buttons for adjusting screen brightness. After a Debian Squeeze re-installation, they don't work no more. [laptop] Acer TravelMate 6592; I use Fn< to decrease the brightness ...
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/usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store causes very heavy CPU load on Debian “Buster”

After the last upgrade on: Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid Kernel: Linux 4.18.0-2-686-pae Architecture: x86 /usr/lib/tracker/tracker-store eats a huge load of CPU. ...
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What does “org.gnome.Shell.desktop[1711]: ” mean in the systemd journal?

$ journalctl -b ... Mar 23 18:18:50 alan-laptop pkexec[31408]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root by (uid=1001) Mar 23 18:19:47 alan-laptop org.gnome.Shell.desktop[1711]: ...
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GNOME confuses names of multiple different Firefox installations

I use GNOME on Debian Jessie and I have different Firefox installations: the ESR version bundled with GNOME, which I cannot remove (as it is a dependency) the stable version installed from the ...
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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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Fedora GUI software update inconsistent with dnf command line update

During a Gnome session I received an upgrade notification from Software Update so I switched to a tty (I never run 'dnf upgrade' inside an X session) to run the update but 'dnf upgrade' shows that no ...
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creating Debian live disk with customized gnome3 desktop

I'm trying to make a live Debian ISO with live-build I installed gdm3 by installing task-gnome-desktop. That is the metapackage which I found in the live-build manual page to install all the gdm ...
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Why are there these differences between suspension by the DEs and by pm-utils?

I found some differences between running pm-suspend and clicking "Suspend" menu item in LXDE on Ubuntu 16.04 In both cases I can wake up Ubuntu by pushing the power button on my laptop, but in the ...
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How did GNOME avoid mounting my Windows Recovery USB drive?

Sequence: Create Windows 10 Recovery Drive (USB drive). Eject drive from Windows. Now use a Linux, with the USB drive plugged in. (The next step would be to open GNOME Disks, ensure the filesystem ...