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Where does Thunderbird store the expand/collapse icons for threaded messages?

I recently resolved this issue but that left me with missing icons in threaded view in thunderbird. My broken machine has a threaded view that looks like this: But it should look like this: So the ...
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How do we enable quick launcher and Min,max button in MATE (CentOS)?

I have installed MATE desktop environment in my CentOS (version 7.5 x64). But there is no quick launcher 'applications' button and also my VS code installation doesn't have min,max,close buttons. I ...
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Is there any way to stop Mutter from removing decorations/borders of maximized windows?

I would like to be able to resize maximized windows on Mutter. Is there any way to tell Mutter to not remove the borders when the state is "maximized", so that I can maximize and then resize? Or, if ...
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Lightweight desktop environments to replace GNOME for CentOS?

For a project I need to write and execute Ansible scripts in a Linux environment (CentOS). Though using the command line and vi is interesting, I need to use graphical file explorer and Visual ...
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Super+1, Super+2, Super+3, etc. keys can not be remapped in Gnome

I have been using the gTile Gnome shell extension. In gTile, I defined specific preset window positions, along with the keyboard shortcuts Super+1, Super+2, etc. to apply them. This was all working ...
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Mime type for all files (*.*) Linux?

How to set ALL mime types to open with the same program, like this: xdg-mime default someprogram.desktop */* In a single command, in others words. xdg-mime default <my program> <ALL MIME ...
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Automatically eject HDD on lock screen [duplicate]

I have an external HDD (/dev/sdc) with only one partition (ext4). This particularly hard drive stay connected in my computer all the time, but I don't want to remove it manually. I need a way to ...
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differences between `top` and `system-monitor`

I noticed a difference in CPU percentage between two utility: top and gnome-sytem-monitor (but the same happens with htop...) The screenshot shows the issue. You can see as first item both is the ...
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Can't change default session [duplicate]

I have Kali-64bit installed in Virtual Box, and I'm simply trying to set the MATE environment as my default for when I reboot/shutdown and log in afterwards. I've tried update-alternatives --config ...
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Changing mouse scroll speed

I'm trying to change the mouse scroll speed. Currently it's way too slow. I'm using GNOME 3.32 and there are no obvious settings to adapt that. Ideally I would like to change it at the system level, ...
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Gnome: Make Ctrl + Alt act like Altgr (3rd level choose)

I try to follow touch typing on a german QWERTZ-Layout. Since I am programming, I often need special characters, such as {, which can be accesed via the third keyboard level on the numbers row. On ...
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logout/login not enough to update group membership

I just added myself to "docker" group on my workstation. I dutifully logged out and in again on my desktop environment but I'm still not on the group: mcon@cinderella:~$ id uid=1000(mcon) gid=1000(...
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GNOME issues on a laptop with Nvidia GEForce graphic card

I have installed CentOS 7 on dual boot on an 10ish-year-old Toshiba Qosmio laptop which came with Windows 7. I did the minimal install, yum update, then installed the "GNOME desktop" group package ...
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Bash terminal trying to read a previously installed file on each start up

Whenever I open the (Gnome) terminal from my Fedora 26 system this line is being displayed first before the command prompt: -bash: /home/kiran/AIPS/LOGIN.SH: No such file or directory I understand ...
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GNOME: disable touchpad when external mouse is connected (keep dconf setting across sessions)

I'm on Arch Linux + GNOME 3.32 + Wayland I want the touchpad to be disabled when an external mouse is connected. I know there's a great extension for this that I've been using for long time, but it ...
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GNOME 3 autologout => gdm fails to restart X server

My O/S is CentOS 7.6 with all updates as of today. I have a system where many users log in and run GNOME sessions via VNC (xrdp). I do not want idle sessions hanging around forever, so I followed the ...
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OpenSuse : Not able to login after having disabled Wayland

Because of common issues with a laggy mouse, I decided to disable Wayland on my brand new installation of OpenSuse on my Desktop PC. I had performance issues with Wayland, but when I selected "Gnome ...
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Which files in $HOME defines the user preferences in gnome?

I'm backup/syncing my dotfiles in my $HOME-Directory via git. I don't want to sync everything of course, so I ignore everything via .gitignore and re-add the important files. * !.bash* .*.swp ....
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Set default file encoding to ASCII?

Years ago, most text editing applications had the option to set the default file encoding to US-ASCII. Now I can't find any recent editor on Linux that allows you to choose ASCII. If the purpose is to ...
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Disable / mute internal laptop speakers

I have a pair of bluetooth headphones and they sometimes randomly disconnect causing my laptop to switch to playing music loudly over the internal speaker and distracting everyone else in the office. ...
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Query and Cleanup Running Applications in GNOME

I have managed to put my user session (GNOME 3) into a state where the running applications list contains an entry which I don't believe exists. By this, I mean that the Applications bar has the ...
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“Dim screen when inactive” purpose?

In gnome-control-center’s power saving settings there are amongst others: a “Dim screen when inactive” toggle a “Blank screen” drop-down list However “Dim screen when inactive” does nothing. As long ...
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Disable animation in the window switcher?

Recently alt+tab started using animations on my machine (Ubuntu 18.04). I did not change any settings. How can I disable this animation?
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Arch Gnome-Terminal timeout

I switched my DM from LightDM to GDM and now I cannot launch gnome-terminal. When I try to launch it from another terminal emulator, I get this error message: # Error constructing proxy for org.gnome....
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Gnome Activities search does not find most files

When searching files from Gnome activities search only some files are found. I cannot find a clear pattern in which. All files and folders in home/ are found. Nothing in ~/Picture and ~/Documents are ...
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Trackpad dies after some time

Running Gnome on an Archlinux system on a Toshiba Z-30 laptop. Over the last couple of mothns I've been encountering a strange issue with the mouse/trackpad. After a couple hours of use, the trackpad ...
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Ubuntu - remote ssh; cannot move up a directory from Home

I am connecting to a remote server using Ubuntu's file explorer. Initially, it goes straight into the directory containing opt, var, root etc folders. Eventually, maybe half an hour later, I will be ...
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GNOME Terminal 2 mouse copy/paste not working

Marking text with mouse left-button in a GNOME Terminal 2 window does not place it into the clipboard, so it can be pasted with mouse middle-button. When pasting I instead get text I have copied to ...
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How to avoid auto-started apps in Gnome 3 stealing focus

Is there any way to disable the focus-stealing behavior in GNOME whenever an app is launched? I have already tried changing the dconf value "focus-new-windows", but that doesn't make any difference, ...
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Gnome partially stops responding to mouse, keyboard

I'm running RHEL Workstation 7.6. Ever since I set it up in November, I've had an ongoing issue with my system (and this is my daily desktop). On occasion, I'm unable to click on anything. I can alt-...
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How can I bind Super+Mouse_Wheel_Up/Down to switching workspaces in GNOME 3

I'm using Antergos (ArchLinux). The GNOME shortcuts manager doesn't allow me to set the SUPER + MOUSE_WHEEL_DOWN combination for example.
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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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Recovering from a 'corrupt' theme installation on Debian

I recently installed a new theme on my Debian Stretch machine, however after rebooting, I am unable to get past the login screen. If I enter the incorrect log in details, the systems tells me that the ...
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How to edit desktop script to add Spotify controls ( like save/remove to library, show song or artist detail ) to context menu in Unity Launcher

The question is inspired by this post, https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/316367/319401. I was able to add control of save/pause next/previous to the context menu like the answer said, but couldn't ...
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How to remap Caps Lock key to a command (not ctrl or escape, but a command like xfce4-terminal)

I am using GNOME on Wayland on Arch Linux. Currently my CapsLock key does nothing and "Both shift keys" act as CapsLock (set from gnome-tweaks). I want to remap CapsLock to a command like gnome-...
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Gnome - Android Studio completely blank screen on Centos 7

I installed Android Studio to my CentOS 7 (7.6.1810) When I open android-studio, all I am getting is blank screen as can bee seen in the screenshot below; I have tried many thing to fix this issue ...
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Do not resize window on drag after super right/left

In GNOME one can press Super⇨ (Move window leftmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇦ (Move window rightmost and resize 50%x100%) Super⇧ (Maximize) Super⇩ (Restore) Right / Left option gives a nice way ...
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Gnome 3 mouse stuck on top bar between screens

I am using gnome 3 on centos 7.6 with a dual monitor setup (primary screen on the right). Whenever I move my mouse across the top bar right the right screen to the left screen, the mouse stops in ...
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How to reset nautilus sidebar?

This is my actual problem. On mounting it gives the error : couldn't find matching udev device and deleting nautilus .config files, or purging nautilus, doesn't solve the problem.
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Set different scroll directions per device Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome

I'm using a mouse keyboard combo as my main input device for my workstation. The PC is also connected to my TV. When watching TV I like to use a cheap keyboard with touchpad. It does not have a brand,...
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What is the command-line name of Gnome's image viewer application?

By default, images are opened from the Gnome file browser by an application which seems to be called "Image Viewer". I would like to use this application from the command line, but I don't know its ...
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hidden “not responding” dialog breaks the mouse for all applications

Sometimes, GNOME throws up one of these "not responding" dialogs in the background. I cannot see this dialog, it is underneath other windows, but it has the side-effect of causing mouse clicks to be ...
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Sound/brightness slider gone in Manjaro Gnome

since quite some time I have this problem that the background colors of the sound and brightness sliders are gone. I think it's since an update in the past, but I'm not sure anymore. I couldn't find ...
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Corners on windows do not render properly (gnome on ubuntu 16.04)

I'm getting window corners that are not properly rendered. I tried using lightdm, gdm, gnome classic, and gnome(3). I finally ended up with flashback - it starts and draws with no problems (except ...
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Why “source” doesn't work in a script run as a Gnome's Desktop Entry?

I have a desktop entry pointing to IntelliJ IDEA IDE. I wanted to add . ~/.bashrc at the beginning of the idea.sh script that is being executed by Desktop Entry. The point of that is that IDEA wasn't ...
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Linux shortcut to screenshot directly to clipboard (Arch linux, xclip, gnome-screenshot)

I'm trying to add a keyboard shortcut to be able to automatically screenshot an active window to the clipboard I'm trying this line of code right now gnome-screenshot -w | xclip -selection clipboard ...
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Opening new gnome-terminal (v3.28+) with multiple tabs and different commands

It seems the behavior of gnome-terminal has changed between the version shipped with Ubuntu 14 (v3.6?) and Ubuntu 18 (v3.28). I have a script that opens a new gnome-terminal with a bunch of tabs ...
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Can't switch to ruu layout variant in gnome

I'm running on Antergos with Gnome 3.30.2. Right now I have English and Russian keyboard layouts, they work fine. $ dconf read /org/gnome/desktop/input-sources/sources [('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'ru')] ...
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Black screen after Login Fedora 29

Seems like i today updated my system. After system reboot i can see Login screen. But after login with my user, booth screens turn in black and after ~30-45 seconds i get kicked back to login screen. ...
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Understanding AutostartCondition key in .desktop files

CentOS 7.x with GNOME 3 Shell by default provides the following *.desktop files under /etc/xdg/autostart/ with AutostartCondition key: # gnome-welcome-tour.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...