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

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Cut/Paste stopped working for me

I am using Debian Sid/unstable. After a rather large set of installation (changing desktop from cinnamon to gnome) I got a completely non-functional clipboard. I literally cannot copy/paste in any ...
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Gnome show apps only from current desktop

I work on KDE now and want to switch to GNOME. What stops me is that I cannot find the option show tasks only from current screen in gnome. I am a sysadmin and I have multiple tasks opened all the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 turns black randomly

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04. At random, my screen windows turn black. However, app bar and side bar stay visible. Doing a "ctrl-tab" shows running apps, I can switch apps, but all app windows remain ...
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How to start GNOME temporarily with a different GUI language with Wayland?

I know how to start a GNOME session in a console tty under Wayland (original source) and also the LANG=en-US trick that usually works in Linux applications. Now from the previously linked source I ...
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How to disable GNOME's 8 sec. shift hotkey for activating slow keys/keystroke delay?

When I press Shift for 8 seconds (as the upcoming dialog says, I rather feel these are 10 seconds) GNOME enables "slow keys", how they call it. Fortunately a dialog pops up before it is finally ...
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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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Any way to swithc default rout to vpn when connecting?

I'm using gnome NetworkManager and connectiong via openconnect to a vpn server, but my default rout is not changing when i'm connected and all traffic goes around vpn. Can i somehow make ...
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Configuring CentOS 7, ParaView and Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 7

I am attempting to run OpenFOAM 2.3.1 on an installation of CentOS 7, running inside a virtual machine hosted by Oracle VM VirtualBox on a Windows 7 machine. I am not trying to use any remote ...
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GDM Can't unlock screen

Recently I've upgraded GNOME (GDM etc.) from 3.28 to 3.30 on my Manjaro. I have ASUS GL552VW notebook running linux 4.14 and intel-i915 driver, nouveau is blacklisted and nvidia is not installed. ...
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USB device (keyboard or mouse) shows in `lsusb` but does not work if it is the second USB device to be plugged in

I've been having a strange issue the past couple of months where the second USB device to be plugged into my laptop is unresponsive, despite showing up in lsusb and dmesg seemingly without issue. ...
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NetSpeed gnome extension applet misbehaving on arch-linux

I have installed NetSpeed extension on my arch-Linux. It is working properly until I uninstalled gnome-extra without affecting dependencies(-u --unneeded) package from my system. The problem is the ...
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How do I set gdm monitor/display/screen setup to generic mirroring?

I have three displays and one TV connected to my computer. gdm (gnome display manager) somehow thinks that the main display is the TV. To circumvent the problem for all setups: How do I tell gdm to ...
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GNOME: Different PAM configurations for lockscreen vs login

I recently purchased a U2F security key, and I have successfully configured my Ubuntu 18.04 machine to require authentication via the key as well as my usual password to log in. I am hoping to change ...
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xbindkeys not working when native Gnome 3.30.1 windows are focused

this is archlinux speaking, fresh install with Gnome 3.30.1. After having installed xbindkeys and setup a ~/.xbindkeysrc file with: # corresponds to ctrl+Y on my machine, according to `xbindkeys -k` ...
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On clicking Show Application in docker start hanging

I changes my theme by following youtube video. Now after changing theme my app launcher has started freezing and hanging and also background image has became fuzzy and so to reset i have executed ...
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Can't start debian on vmware : Failed to initialize policy for cpu [closed]

I want a minimal install for debian 9.5 with gnome on vmware. Following this post, I first install the base system without gui, then install gnome by apt install gnome-core --install-no-recommends, ...
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How can I make debian-gnome slimmer?

I've installed debian with gnome desktop, I like using gnome so I don't want to change into other desktop environment such as lxde or fxce. I'm also install the system in a virtual machine, so I want ...
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How do I change the icon size of the left dock in Debian?

I want to change it smaller, I remember I can change it in the settings->display. However I can't find it anywhere, I am using debian 9.5 on vmware.
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Gnome horizantal workspace without gnome-extension

How to make gnome workspace to be horizantal? I have a very bad experience with gnome extensions, therefore I do not intend to install them. I want to do them with gsettings, as far as now I could ...
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installing GNOME desktop for arch linux [closed]

I installed arch linux virtually on my ubuntu 16.04. now, I want to install the GNOME desktop for it from this link when I run the command sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-server I see this: I don't know ...
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Kali Linux: Desktop messed up after installing VBoxGuestAdditions

So I installed VBoxLinuxGuestAdditions(part of Oracle VirtualBox) to support a better resolution and other reasons, but came across a big annoying problem. I remember that before installing this, ...
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How to restore fedora when a terminal command removed everything and resulted in black screen

I was using fedora 28 with cinnamon desktop environment. It also had gnome desktop environment. I ran a command something along the lines of sudo dnf remove gnome* which remove everything there was ...
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Gnome animations are not working on Debian

I installed Gnome on Debian stretch stable, with kernel version 4.18 from stretch-backports, and after logging in, the animations usually present on Gnome do not work, i.e. apps sliding into the ...
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Virtual audio device won't show up anymore (snd-aloop)

Archlinux on gnome 3.30. Until the most recent update (3.28 -> 3.30) I used snd-aloop constantly to create a virtual sound device. After the update and a system reboot however it doesn't seem to work ...
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Matlab application command alias creation error in Ubuntu 18.04

I had installed MATLAB 2017b in my Ubuntu 18.04 PC and am able to execute it as : sudo /usr/local/MATLAB/R2017b/bin/matlab -desktop I intend to install another version sometime in the future as well....
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Replacing GNOME with KDE on openSUSE

I was on openSUSE Leap 15. I was using GNOME desktop environment. I installed KDE Plasma with this method: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:KDE_install After installing KDE Plasma, I also upgraded my ...
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What directory is used for apps which installed via gnome-software?

Recently, I've installed telegram-desktop via gnome-software, but I cannot find telegram folder. which telegram-desktop which: no telegram-desktop in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/var/lib/...
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How do remove a systemd-inhibit block?

The documentation about Systemd's Inhibitor Locks and also man systemd-inhibit go to great length to explain how to start a process in a way as it blocks something (e.g. the handle-lid-switch event). ...
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Timeout to keep or reset settings when configuring displays

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo W540, and I want to connect three external displays to it through the "Ultra Dock" docking station, and not use the build-in display. According to the manual one ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Terribly slow on startup, then freezes completely [closed]

I am trying to understand the issue here, since it seems extremely strange altogether. How can I recover this system without completely reinstalling Ubuntu? Running 18.04 since it came out as a ...
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How to create a desktop-entry in Gnome

I posted this question yesterday on stackexchange but I was told that it should have been posted here. I have installed ProM 6.8 (a process mining tool, written in Java) and after executing the ...
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Change the way how actions for FileManager are displayed

I installed FileManager-Actions to have customized actions for context menu. The application works as expected, however, I'd like to know whether it is possible to have an item displayed directly. By ...
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How can I change the text color in gnome top bar?

I want to change the text color of notification from green to black for example. I'm using Xenlism Minimalism, that is the great shell for me, but the only issue is that the text color is light green ...
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Windows-like LC_COLLATE?

One of the most infuriating things that causes me much frustration when I am using Linux is the completely assinine way that files get sorted when sorting by name. This is compounded by the output of ...
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debian 9, gnome 3.2 audio device selector not working sometimes [closed]

Usually when i plug-in a headphone jack a window pops up asking if it's a headphone, headset or microphone. But sometimes after waking from sleep, or rebooting with the jack plugged in this stops ...
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“Gnome Software” is not showing flatpak updates

Today, GNOME Software showed a software update notification. I ran pkcon update, but there were no updates in PackageKit. I thought that meant it was an update to a Flatpak app. So I opened GNOME ...
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What makes HiDPI work?

I'm testing Ubuntu Bionic, GNOME, elementary OS, KDE, Xfce 4.13 (the GTK3 version, all apps have been ported to GTK3). All distros support hidpi across frameworks: when I launch Google Chrome/Firefox/...
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How to programmatically rotate the screen in Gnome 3.28 (Wayland)?

I know how to rotate the screen in Xorg using xrandr or in Wayland using the gnome-control-center GUI, but is there a way to do it in Wayland using a command line interface or an API call ? Context: ...
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Gnome Software “Additional Multimedia Codecs Required” message unclosable

I get a notification that says "Additional Multimedia Codecs Required" from Gnome Software, if I try to close it, it reappears, if I kill gnome-software, it just restarts instantly and displays the ...
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Gnome Tweak Tool crashes & forces logout when selecting fonts

I'm trying to change the fonts on my Ubuntu 18.04 system by using gnome-tweak-tool and whenever I go to the fonts tab and try clicking on any of the font selection menus, the program will crash and ...
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Establishing A CentOS 7 Kiosk System Without 3rd Party Tools or Add-ons [closed]

Is there any way to create a Firefox Kiosk which runs CentOS7.5 Minimal without downloading extra tools, 3rd party programs or Firefox Add-ons? I'm trying to create a Kiosk which runs CentOS7.5 ...
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How do i use a different GTK theme for netbeans?

I'm using Adapta blue as default desktop theme in my Fedora Linux workstation. However, I like Ambiance theme rendering of Netbeans IDE 9.0. I modified the launcher's exec in /usr/share/applications/...
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in KDE 5 how to make a GUI application show/hide with a shortcut similar to Tilda/guake/yakuake

I simply want to setup Emacs GUI to toggle (hide/show) visibility just like we see in guake, tilda or yakuake terminals(it is called drop down in these terminals). for example I am working with Emacs ...
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seeking work around for compiz's “desktop zoom” for gnome ubuntu 18.04

Is there a method for achieving the compiz feature called "desktop zoom" via either a tiling or zoom enhancement for gnome ubuntu 18.04? This feature lets you shrink full screen to one quadrant of the ...
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gnome-session running 100% CPU; .xsession-error growing without bound

I'm having a strange problem on our Linux research computer. My collaborator logs in remotely using TeamViewer to run Mathematica. We are running RHEL6, TeamViewer 12, and Mathematica 11. We have ...
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CentOS 7 escape key mapping?

I reinstalled a bunch of GNOME packages for my CentOS 7 desktop and it fixed several issues I was having but now I'm having some weirdness with the escape key. Basically I press the escape key and it ...
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Why should Peek require 2.1 GB to install after upgrading to Mint 19?

I was surprised upon upgrading from Linux Mint 18.3 to 19 that apps I had installed via the Software Manager were no longer available--I had thought that was one of the advantages of upgrading in-...
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How to execute script just before x server stop or gnome logout?

Chrome shows "didn't close correctly" message every time on my Fedora 28 system. I turn off the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" feature. I think the problem is my ...
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Find out exact cause of a process' high CPU usage (gnome-shell)

This question might be specific to gnome-shell, which is constantly using 60-80% CPU on my system. (4.1GHz CPU frequency, arch linux, up-to-date software) How can I find out what exactly is the cause ...
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Disabling gnome on ubuntu 17.10

There are a lot of posts on how to stop gnome desktop in ubuntu. However, on 17.10, I am not able to do that! As you can see there is no service named lightdm. Also, gdm has no effect. mahmood@orca2:...