GNOME is a desktop environment/graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system, most notably Linux and the Java Desktop System which is part of Solaris.

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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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Can't open folders in Fedora KDE Plasma 5

I installed Fedora a few months ago, I've been using Gnome with it and wanted to use KDE Plasma 5, I tried it live first by downloading the custom Fedora ISO which contains KDE instead of Gnome. I ...
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Where can I find Network Manager VPN connections files in a Debian 8 Jessie installation?

I had some vpn connections configured through network manager on a Debian 8 Jessie installation and I want to copy them to another fresh install of the same OS.y On the old install I used the default ...
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Two monitors in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest fails

The host is Windows 8. The guest is Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. My problem is that when I start the machine with two monitors, the right one is black, and the left one shows image but is unresponsive. I can ...
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CentOS 7 - resolution on login screen

Ive set the screen resolution on my CentOS 7 VM. But although the resolution is correct once I've logged in, the login screen resolution is far too high. I cannot find a way to change it. Does anyone ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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How do I prevent GNOME/openSUSE from changing which screen a program is on?

I'm using GNOME 2.28.2 and openSUSE 11 with two monitors. I keep my file browser on my left screen and my pdf reader on the right screen. When I open a new pdf from the file browser on my left screen, ...
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Is there a way to emulate vt52 or any other terminal type in linux just like xterm?

I am just asking (for curiosity) whether there exist other terminal emulators in linux/ubuntu that understand escape sequence's for other terminal types (just like gnome-terminal does for xterm), vt52 ...
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Default “connect automatically” to disabled for new wireless networks

I'm using Gnome NetworkManager and I don't want my wireless attempting to connect automatically to any network. For an individual network to which you have already attempted to connect, this is easy ...
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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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Application icon in Gnome 2 panel

I am using a closed source application on CentOS 6.6. The application comes with a wrapper bash script, that sets some environment variables and then executes the actual binary. I have created a Gnome ...
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GNOME window positioning mess

I want all newly created window to show up on display 1 or 2, without overlaping to another display, on GNOME 3.16.2. Currently I am using a 3 display setup, with two standard monitors and one ...
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Display management in Gnome not working.

I've just installed Fedora 22 (64bit). I have to monitors, one recognized as #1 (on my right) and one as #2 (on my left). Assigning the monitors to right hand side worked fine. I do though often ...
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Script to open multiple gnome-terminal tabs, each running their own command?

I am currently developing a plugin for Minecraft. My setup consists of five terminal tabs, which I have to recreate every time I log in. I need to cd to the particular directory, then run the ...
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Show Terminal Window title on Gnome 3 panel instead of App Name

I manually set Window Title of my terminals (with tmux) but Gnome Panel keeps showing "Rxvt Color Unicode Terminal". Screnshot at http://i.imgur.com/qzng8BW.png How can I make Gnome Panel show the ...
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How can I disable slow scrolling in gnome apps?

This happens GTK apps such as gedit and evince. Occasionally if I hold a scrollbar down too long without scrolling really fast it goes into a slow mode and becomes useless. How can I disable the ...
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Debian - How to get this job in cron.d to run at startup

Using Debian Jessie, I'm having trouble running a one line file I placed in /etc/cron.d The file contains the following line: @reboot myuser /usr/bin/keepass2 /home/myuser/mydb.kdbx -pw:password It ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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gnome3 annoyances: how to fix un-resizeable windows?

gnome3, while again trying to copy apple shortcomings as if it is the holy grail, made windows opened as modal from other windows un-resizable for no reason at all. and un-movable, because why would ...
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custom GUI app in GNOME, desktop file & app menu

I made a custom QML app and a .desktop file for it: [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=ProjectPad Exec=/home/emmanuel/home/projectpad/.cabal-sandbox/bin/projectpad Type=Application ...
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Gedit and evince windows do not tile properly in KDE

This happens: When I use a window tiling shortcut in KDE: I'm guessing as the problem happens with gedit and evince it's a bug related to using gnome apps in KDE. Are there any workarounds or ...
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Windows theme selector in Tweak Tool disappeared after Fedora 22 upgrade

Running Gnome 3 under Fedora 21 and prior, the gnome-tweak-tool Appearance panel showed theme selectors for the following: Global Dark Theme Window GTK+ Icons Cursor Shell Enable Animations ...
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Trying to upgrade openSUSE 13.1 GNOME 3.10 (default) to 3.12 downgrades packages

I'm trying to upgrade my GNOME desktop from 3.10 to 3.12. 3.10 is the default GNOME version in openSUSE 13.1 that I'm using. https://en.opensuse.org/GNOME_repositories says it is fine to upgrade ...
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Change Key Bindings Individually for Each Layout on Linux

I am on Debian Jessie with GNOME. I prefer to program with the () bound to what is regularly [ and ] because I do a lot of lisp. I was able to do this with xmodmap, but it ruins my other (Portuguese) ...
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How to save the empty bottom line in full-screen Gnome terminal?

When my Gnome Terminal running on Ubuntu 14.04 moves into fullscreen mode, I can see the bottom line wasted. Everything is ok when in non-fullscreen. Tmux's status bar lies at the bottom of the ...
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how to cancel keyboard P key, shortcuts to changing resolution on gnome through NX (nomachine)

I don't know why, but suddenly, after connecting to a gnome-session through NX, every time when I press (lower case) p, the session changes resolution (instead of just printing 'p' on the screen). ...
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How to locate linux desktop menu shortcuts from command line?

I would like to run one of the shortcuts from command line (when I connect remotely, I don't need the entire desktop, I just want to use a specific app). I can access this shortcut when I run gnome or ...
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Can Gnome act as thin client?

I'm wondering if Gnome can be used like VNC. Can the window manager be run on linux box A to work with linux box B? I'm editing some videos, and the system I'd like to use is headless. So if I could ...
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Add minimize and maximize buttons in Debian 8

In previous versions I could do this with gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides button-layout close,minimize,maximize: but now I get error no such key "button-layout" In GUI there is no ...
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Gnome 3.16: Disable color manager

First, I have Manjaro with Gnome 3.16. By default, my screen looks unreadable, so I put in ~/.profile xcalib -gammacor 1.3 -alter in order to fix it every time I log in. It seems to work, but that ...
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How to keep the terminal open after executing a C program?

I'm trying to run a C program from within a python code. cmd = 'gnome-terminal --command=./myprog' subprocess.Popen(command, stdout=subprocess.PIPE, shell=True) The code executes and the terminal ...
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How to move specific icons from message tray to top panel in Gnome 3.14?

I'm using Fedora 21 with GNOME shell 3.14. I found an extension called TopIcons which works well but it moves all icons, whereas I need only specific ones. I found an instruction but it seems to be ...
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How to set up an OpenVPN Access Server inside of NetworkManager for GNOME?

I have an OpenVPN server running on a VPS I rent out from Atlanta. It is running CentOS 7 and is using the latest version of the OpenVPN Access Server software. I want to set up my VPN inside of the ...
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No audio from the standard Jack ports

I've recently had network issues with desktop PC so I had to open it up to do some troubleshooting (then I found out that the WiFi card was dead). Since I put everything back together, I haven't been ...
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which application is trying to access a private ssh key?

since a few days my Gnome based system (Fedora 21) pops up a request for the pass phrase for a certain private ssh key: An application wants access to the private key <name-of-the-key>, but it ...
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Disabling mouse hiding in Gnome Terminal while typing

Does anyone know how to turn off the hateful behavior that is now default in Gnome Terminal — when a key is pressed the mouse pointer hides until it is moved again. I'm honestly ready to ...
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How to disable (and re-enable) notifications on GNOME Shell version 3.8.4 from the command line?

I am running Centos 7 with GNOME-Shell 3.8.4. I can happily disable all notifications from the top-right menu, as pictured: I need to do that from the command line, though, because I need to ...
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GNOME Boxes: How can I route through the host's VPN connection from a Windows guest?

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (a www.modern.ie one) running in GNOME Boxes. My host connects to my work network via OpenVPN, and I'd like to access some of the resources from the Windows VM. ...
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Gnome 3: how to get a terminal with transparent background?

I would like to make the background of Gnome Terminal transparent. I know this feature has been removed from Gnome but I find it very helpful. I am wondering what's the best way to achieve this. I'm ...
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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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GNOME 3.4 looks wrong after switch from KDE 4.10 on Fedora 17

I run Fedora 17 on my desktop, and there are two accounts. The first one is my account, where I use KDE 4.10 all the time; the other account has been running GNOME 3.4 since it was created. The Fedora ...
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Is it a good idea to remove Firefox, when it also removes “gnome-core”?

I thought I should remove Firefox since I don't use it, but if I run apt-get purge firefox it says that it will remove gnome-core which seems like it could be needed by other apps on my VNC server. ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not loading through VNC

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty in which I am not able to open Ubuntu Software Center through VNC Client. After clicking on Application Menu >> System >> Ubuntu Software Center through ...
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Completely stop gnome keyring popups

After some updates to fedora in the last few years, I've been getting the following popups (one when I login and one when ever I start google-chrome)... "Choose password for new keyring" "An ...
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how to adjust monitor brigthness and contrast using linux?

using latest gnome and a monitor with DVI connector, i can't adjust the brigthess and contrast. my monitor says it is getting a digital signal, and so those settings must be controlled by the source. ...
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Ubuntu Multi-monitor window placement issues

I have had this really annoying problem with Ubuntu 14.10 causing windows to open on the wrong monitor. This can happen when opening programs but it is more noticeable when opening a window of a ...
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How to open more than one folder at a time in Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed in my Thinkpad T440 but I came along with a problem that is I just can open one folder at a time in GUI mode. I saw others answers saying to middle click or ...
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Is there a way to call gnome nautilus sushi to view files using command line?

I like the file quick viewer of nautilus (using to preview files, supporting many kinds of file types). How can I call this previewer from terminal directly? Or is there some alternative program ...
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How to change dead zone / palm detection in xSwipe Gnome Ubuntu 14.10

So I am using Xswipe to get multi finger gestures working properly in Unbuntu. I am new to linux but have followed many tutorials to get it set up just the way I like. The last nagging issue I have is ...
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Gnome 3: when re-attaching secondary screen, why is it fuly dimmed?

When detaching my laptop from it's external monitor, lwandering around, and then re-attching it, even when it reboots, it recognizes fine that I previously set the external Monitor as primary, but it ...