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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 ...
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Why default useradd variables aren't taken into account, when create user in GUI mode?

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and my /etc/default/useradd file contains: # useradd defaults file GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE=0 SHELL=/bin/bash SKEL=/etc/skel ...
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Evince auto snap not working for downloaded pdfs

Using Super-Left and Super-Right should snap Evince to the right or left half of my screen However, this only works for PDFs I make, for example LaTeX documents. Anything downloaded won't snap with ...
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How to move systray icons to the top panel on Fedora 21?

I used gnome-shell-classic-systray package on Ubuntu 14.10, and it worked great - but now that I've moved to Fedora 21, I can't find a way to move systray icons/applets (such as Skype, Dropbox, etc.) ...
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Detect my workspace and send through serial port

Usually, I use workspace 1 for fun and workspaces 2, 3 and 4 to work (Arch Linux + Gnome). I want to create a gadget using arduino that lights up a red light when I'm not on workspace 1. There is any ...
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How to get back to type-ahead search in Nautilus?

Is there a way to use type-ahead search rather than "filtering" in newer Nautilus versions (I use 3.14 on Fedora 21)? E.g., when I type in "worl" in a directory with files named Hello and World, ...
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No programs in Debian

I have Debian wheezy and after that I made some hinges in "main menu" I cannot find it open any programs also I have no shortcuts. I can't even open system settings
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Accidental window drag in Gnome

I am getting frustrated by the following Gnome behavior. Say I have the browser window opened full screen and a terminal above it (not full screen). If I click on the title bar of the browser so that ...
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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 task-bar content not right aligned in virtual box

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 in VirtualBox. I installed the guest additions. My display resolution is set to 1920x1080 For some reason, my task-bar content doesn't right align. Have a look at the ...
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Sometimes ALT modifer is stuck in Rdesktop

I'm using rdesktop 1.8.3 (though this has been happening with older versions as well), under linux (Gentoo) and Gnome 3.12 (though this has been happening with older versions including Gnome 2). When ...
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How to add a pre-made profile to gnome terminal

So I just re-installed Ubuntu, but before I did, I grabbed my old gnome-terminal profile. Now I want to put that profile wherever it is that gnome keeps the profiles, so I can select it through the ...
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How do I print all passwords in Gnome Keyring (seahorse)

I can access all passwords in my Gnome keyring just fine. Everything works ok. But in case things go awry, I'd like to backup all passwords on a piece of paper and store it elsewhere. However, I can't ...
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ssh-keygen change passphrase, askpass prompt still asks old one. seahorse related?

I changed my ssh passphrase with ssh-keygen -p and it is correctly updated in the id_rsa file. I then removed all keys from ssh-agent. Seahorse (or gnome?) reloads all keys immediately into the ...
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Icedove send without subject

Is there a way to configure Icedove (and presumably Thunderbird as well) so that it doesn't prompt you for the subject if you haven't included one? I basically use Gnome file manager send to to mail ...
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Using epiphany custom css, how do change actualy change backround and forground colors

I try to use epiphany custom css feature to change color of all website. So I wrote : * { background-color:black; color:red; } * { border:red dotted 2px; } While it works at some ...
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How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?

At work I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux 14.04. When I open a new tab in the gnome terminal, the working directory of the new shell is the same as in the terminal where I have pressed CTRL-SHIFT-T. At ...
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How can I get gvim to use the system (GNOME) theme?

I use the dark theme on GNOME (Gnome Tweak Tool -> Appearance -> Global Dark Theme -> On), which looks great with Terminal, Files, and almost everything else. But Gvim still has a white window border, ...
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Use different keyboard language than display language

I use Debian 7.7 Gnome fallback. Has anyone managed to have one display language and a different input language in gnome-terminal or Vinagre? I want to have language-specific symbols inaccessible ...
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Unable to Scroll In Arch Virtual Machine Running Gnome Shell

In my Arch VM (on VirtualBox), I cannot scroll in any program. System: Windows 10 with VirtualBox v4.3.20, r96997 Razor Deathadder Chroma mouse The VM is Arch Linux 64-bit, running gnome-shell ...
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Gnome Terminal tab completion placing text in odd areas

Using tab completion in gnome-terminal appears to be placing text in odd areas, such as to the left (on top of my prompt) or above, sometimes. Here is an example of what happens when it places it over ...
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After botting Opensuse goes console not GUI?

I am new to opensuse. I have installed opensuse 13.2 gnome I tried to install the nvidia drivers. After installing the drivers, when I restart the system it goes to console instead of GUI. So I ...
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How to change desktop environments without mixing up their programs?

I am relatively new to Linux-based OSes. Well, I tried to install gnome by replacing KDE using YaST (upon selection of gnome, YaST told me that KDE would have to be removed - to which I happily ...
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How to use i3 window manager in fedora with gnome

I installed i3 and have its config file ~/.i3/config ready. When I execute i3 command, it says, ERROR: Another window manager seems to be running (X error 10). I found this article. I don't know ...
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KDE vs. LXDE | org.<desktop>.* profiles

With KDE I was able to find a way to disable screensaver by the following text: KDE if [ -n "$ret" ] && [ "$ret" -gt 11 ]; then idle_time=`qdbus org.kde.screensaver /ScreenSaver ...
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Gnome get list of tray notifications

Is there a way to get notifications from tray? My ideas is print with bash notifications to conky. I use Archlinux and gnome.
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Has gnome-keyring-daemon replaced ssh-agent in non-headless situations?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. In the past, I would add keys to ssh-agent to bypass having to enter my passphrase with ssh. Recently after a power outage, my PC rebooted and it seems that the ...
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Gnome Classic, Places Menu Items, and Default Action?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, x64, fully patched. I'm also running Gnome Classic (package gnome-session-fallback). To refresh memories (for those who use the Tablet Manager on their Desktops), the ...
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focus to newly opened terminal

I am using gnome-shell 3.14 on archlinux 3.17.3-1. I have a keyboard shortcut (ctrl+alt+T) to open an xfce4-terminal. My issue is that when I triger this shortcut the focus is not set the the newly ...
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New window from Gnome search box

On the results from the search box in Gnome 3, you can right click on an icon and choose New Window: Otherwise, if a window already exists, it will focus on that window instead of opening a new ...
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gtk 3.14 file chooser: folders first

I just upgraded from fedora20 to fedora21 and now the gtk file picker sorts files and folders together. I much prefer the usual and previous behaviour of displaying folders first (and I enabled that ...
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How to hide the network shared directories C$ D$ ADMIN$ by windows in linux client?

Can I get a solution in GNOME or nautilus? It should be hidden graphically. I'm using Fedora 14, GNOME, and the gvfs package to look over the network share. I can't rename all new files/folders ...
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Edit scripts to hide File/Folder in fedora 14

I want to hide File/folders ending with "#" . I used the '.' formula but cant everytime rename 100s of files and folders ,i want the file /folder to be instantly hidden same like when we apply "." in ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome upgrade - cannot login anymore

I started to use Fedora with with Gnome 2x. I started to upgrade to gnome 3x when I had some electric energy problem in my build and my machine turned off. Now I cannot log in any more - message ...
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Gnome 2: How to exclude running applications from the taskbar?

Gnome 2 provides a nice Windows-like taskbar at the bottom, listing the currently running graphical applications (in user space). There are some applications that I would like to exclude from showing ...
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Reboot / Shutdown with Gnome 3 on Debian 7

I have a problem with Gnome 3 on my Debian 7 install. I can't use Desktop button to reboot or shutdown because my screen freezes. I tried in command line reboot -f as admin and it's working but ...
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Stop screensaver and lock session on Debian by command line

I tried several ways to stop the screensaver and the lock session but I can't fix it. I went to the settings but there isn't any "never" for the screensaver timer. The minimum is 1 minute, the ...
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Gnome 3.4 doesn't accept my desktop file

I created many personal desktop files in my system, on debian When I moved an installed desktop files from /usr/share/applications to other directory. The entry is gone from the menu application of ...
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ThinkPad X230 X230T X220 X220T reach over 100% volume with keyboard shortcut in GNOME?

My ThinkPad speakers aren't that loud and gnome on ubuntu 14.04 doesn't let me go over 100% volume using volume keys. I can go over 100 percent by going to settings > sound. is there any way go over ...
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Change the prompt on all xfce-terminals only

I have two terminals installed, gnome-terminal and xfce4-terminal. I would like to have only the xfce terminal showing a simple > as prompt when I start it. The gnome-terminal should remain ...
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Vinagre (Remote Desktop Viewer for GNOME) isn't working out of box(

I'm trying to use Remote Desktop Viewer to connect to remote server. I opened Remote Desktop Viewer, switched Protocol to RDP then entered my Host and my Username and clicked Connect. gnome-session: ...
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Kali Linux: gnome-control-center (System Settings) not opening

When I run 'gnome-control-center' in terminal, I get the following error (gnome-control-center:30344): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'gnome-control-center' received an X Window System error. This ...
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Dotted lines in GTK3 Theme

I recently tried the Vertex Theme, you can get it here in case you are interested. It looks very decent in my opinion, except for the dotted lines in windows using GTK3. As they seem to be for visual ...
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How to make Alt+Tab switcher in gnome shell show on the monitor with cursor?

I have dual monitor setting. Now with gnome 3.14 the Alt+Tab switcher show in the monitor with the panel. But I want it to show where my cursor so that I can select quickly, is it possible? I also ...
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How to bring Firefox icon on the dash in Debian?

I have downloaded the latest version of Firefox. Everytime I want to browse the Internet, I have to go to the Firefox folder and double-click on Firefox there. When I search for the browser in Debian, ...
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Linux login looping back to logon screen

From Gnome GUI (on ubuntu 12.0.4 classic not unity) I am able to authenticate from the logon screen: but after starting to load the user workspace, some error occurs - probably in /etc/profile since I ...
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Huge font size in Java VisualVM

I use GNOME Shell 3.12.2 and set all my fonts to size 11 but Java VisualVM somehow uses an extremely large font. How can I change that? VisualVM Details Version: 1.8.0 (Build 1360-130911); platform ...
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Epiphany cache in RAM

Is there any way that I can change the location of epiphany's cache? I checked with epiphany --help and found nothing relating to the cache and the only setting under "Preferences" that related to it ...
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How do I enable taskbar scrolling in Gnome 3 (Centos 7)?

Since last 3-4 years, I have been using Centos 6.x with Gnome 2 that has feature of cycling through windows by scrolling over the taskbar. Recently, I upgraded to Centos 7 that came up with Gnome 3. ...