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KDE system monitor vs GNOME system monitor

I have both the system monitors of KDE and GNOME. When I compare the CPU usage of a CPU intensive program, that of KDE reports a 30% usage and 3GB of memory while that of GNOME reports 300% of CPU and ...
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How to have Firefox open prg files?

When I click on a .prg file, which are just binary files, then if offers me to download it, where I would like it to always open them with the program /usr/bin/x64. I am using Gnome on Linux, if that ...
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How do I make gnome's wifi network chooser display ALL available APs?

I'm running Fedora 24. Gnome's wifi chooser applet only displays one access point with a paricular SSID, even if there are many available with that same SSID. I'm assuming it only shows the one with ...
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my tab key behaves strangely in CentOS gnome terminal only in empty shell prompt

In my CentOS 6.7 GNOME desktop, something went wrong while I was trying to show a document to my daughter. I must have pressed some keys by accident. The strange behavior is, when I press tab key in a ...
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how to make gnome2 keyboard shortcuts work in gnome3?

I am a very frustrated and kind-of forced user of gnome3 at a place where I work. Is there a way to change the keyboard shortcuts of gnome3 so that they work like gnome2? The gnome3 things that annoy ...
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Why does gnome-open-terminal not work as expected on MacBook?

I have fedora installed on MacBook Pro, and also installed gnome-open-terminal on it. On fodora 23 and before, when I right-click in the file explorer window, I can choose a menu item named "Open ...
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Unable to use egde-scroll in Gnome 3 on arch linux

I am trying to switch to Arch Linux with Gnome Desktop. Unfortunately, I can't set the scroll-method to edge-scrolling in the mouse-settings (They removed the option). It's set to two-finger-scrolling ...
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Nautilus won't launch on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I know there are other threads about this. I tried them but the offered solutions did not work and I'm not allowed to comment on the thread to ask for clarification, yet. The only thing I've changed ...
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GNOME icon loading error in Ubuntu Xenial 16.04

My newly installed Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 LTS has some gnome based applications having problem with png images. For example, I got this message when trying to open stadict: "Can not load image. ...
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How to disable bottom “show-on-drag” menu in Gnome?

I'm not quite sure what the menu is called, but when I drag my mouse against the bottom of the screen in Gnome (1:3.14+3), a new menu appears. I do this by accident a lot and find it very annoying. ...
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WiFi hard-blocked on GNOME

Every once in a while I try out a new linux distro. And the same problem occurs over and over again when I install a distribution using GNOME: my Wifi is hard-blocked. I try unblocking it with rfkill, ...
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How to change from GNOME to MATE

I just installed Debian Testing (Stretch) on my computer, choosing both GNOME and MATE as possible desktop environments during the installation process. The thing is that GNOME shows up by default and ...
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How to start gnome session without the gnome shell UI on Ubuntu?

How to start gnome session without the gnome shell UI (the top bar and the Apps tray and multitasking tray )on Ubuntu because I want to make my own desktop with GTK support !!!
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Can't resize some Gnome 3 applications over SSH with PuTTY+VcXsrv

I'll preface this with that I'm uncertain if Gnome 3/gtk3 is at fault or VcXsrv, or a combination. With VcXsrv 1.18.1.1 and 1.17.2.0 I can't resize some gnome 3 gui applications over ssh -X with ...
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Nemo doesn't show up on search

When you press the WIN-key or press "Activities" you can start typing and you will find installed programs. Currently, when I search for Nemo it doesn't show up. I'm on stock Fedora 23 with default ...
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Why does the active Firefox window occasionally lose focus?

Occasionally, when I transition from one tab to another, the Firefox window loses focus. This is especially notable when I switch or close tabs via keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can be closing a ...
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What is the key binding to switch consoles in gnome

I see the system configuration allow workspace switch, but there is no console switch. What I mean is, when I open multiple consoles in the desktop view, what are the keys to switch among them? My ...
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Reduce the height of title/head-bars and their corner radius in Gnome 3.19+

Is there an entry in gnome-shell.css that control the corner radius of "title bar" (if I use the correct term) of most windows? As shown in the picture . I want to reduce the corner radius, since ...
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Logout from terminal in Debian 8.2

I'm trying to log out from terminal. On Debian 8.3 I can use gnome-session-quit to achieve this, but on 8.2 there is no gnome-session-quit. I know that I can do pkill -u username to achieve this but I ...
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Login to GNOME (Fedora) using my FreeIPA credentials

I have a FreeIPA Server (Fedora Server 23) and a FreeIPA Client (Fedora Server 23 with GNOME). Everything works excepts one thing: I can't login to Fedora Client with my FreeIPA username and password. ...
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Proper way to shut down init --user

I'm new with linux. I'm creating Init --user process for another user (which creates gnome-session process, and gnome creates compiz), when I want to shut it down, I have to kill init --user. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 laptop hanging, requires powercycle

I'm seeing a weird situation where my new Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 is unpredictably hanging, and I can't seem to figure out why. I haven't observed any consistent behaviour that ...
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Kali Linux: Texts are squeezed

I am using Kali Linux and I installed gnome-tweak-tool for applying lid-close-action but after installing that, all the menu texts are squeezed now and also scrollbar in terminal is not there anymore. ...
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Gnome Remote Desktop on boot?

I have a laptop with a broken screen that has great specs. I want to keep it on 24-7 to run as a server for various things. I notice that I can login to ssh on reboot with no problems. However I ...
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Linux: which method does linux use to log out [duplicate]

I'm interested how does linux log out work(what happens when I click log out from GUI). I've searched and found few ways to log out. pkill -KILL -u {username}, gnome-session-quit. I'm using Ubuntu 14....
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Linux: How does user log out work

I'm new with linux. I've searched about how to safely log out other user and found few solution but I want to know how they work internally. I have few questions: 1. pkill -KILL -u {username} Does it ...
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How to install or upgrade to gnome v3.20.X in Kali Linux?

I am running gnome v3.18.1 on Kali Linux & want to upgrade to gnome v3.20.X. Steps I followed: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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Fullscreen Citrix applications causing mouse offset

I am using Fedora 23 with Gnome and the latest Citrix Receiver. I need to use Citrix to open Windows applications for work and I am having an issue where when I try to maximize or full screen any ...
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Gnome install on gentoo: “gnome-session not found”

I am trying to install gentoo on an old desktop I have. I have not used gentoo before, and have run into some problems getting gnome to work Following the gnome install guide on the wiki (https://...
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Linux: Compiz crashes after sending SIGTERM to Init proccess

I'm new with Linux and have this problem. I'm currently creating Init process for another user (which creates gnome-session process, and gnome creates compiz). Everything works okay unless I try to ...
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How can I select a server in system-config-printer?

The server dialog in the Linux administration tool system-config-printer looks like this: However, the CUPS server may not be on localhost but on a remote machine. How can one tell system-config-...
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How to change from gnome deskop to lxde desktop in fedora 23 in virtualbox

I have just installed lxde desktop in fedora. I have installed default gnome desktop. Now i can not change gnome to lxde. In Ubuntu in time user account logging there was option that we can choose our ...
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HighDPI screens on Gnome & Linux: Force scaling on a per application basis?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome on a Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) with a 3200 x 1800 pixel (QHD+) display. I switched from the vanilla Ubuntu unity back in 15.04, as gnome seemed to do a much better job of ...
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Under Gnome Shell, can I allow a specific application to steal focus?

By default, when applications require attention under Gnome Shell, a notification pops up. I want to allow one specific application (my IDE) to actually steal the focus (raise to the top) in order to ...
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How do you disable touchscreen gestures on Fedora/GNOME?

I'm creating a touchscreen project on Fedora 23 (using GNOME 3.18.2) that requires a fullscreen Firefox (or Chrome) window that the user cannot close using the touchscreen. However, we realized that ...
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HDMI auto switching feature

Is there any option to auto switch to the monitor after connecting to it via HDMI cable in Gnome desktop environment. I know that it's available in Windows and the audio switches to the monitor's ...
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My icons, mouse pointer etc are small on in Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. How can I fix this?

My mouse pointer and toolbar icons (quit, minimize, maximize) are really small in Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04: ..even after I set the scaling factor as: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ...
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Using nice with dbus-launch?

Is it nice dbus-launch pluma, dbus-launch nice pluma, or nice dbus-launch nice pluma... I'm not sure what the lifespan of these processes are so I'm not sure what the correct invocation would be in ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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What does this ink level indicator mean

I am using a Canon MX922 printer through CUPS on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18. When I open the Printers dialog under Settings, I see an ink level indicator. There is 3 sections of the bar: ...
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Why can't I sign into the Google Services using the Epiphany browser?

When I go to accounts.google.com in Gnome's Epiphany, I get an error message that reads: Oops! Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to ...
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Windows VM in Gnome-Boxes won't grab mouse or respect mouse movement

I have installed a copy of Windows 7 as a guest in a Gnome Boxes VM. During install, it behaved normally, as do various Linux distros I have also set up as guests. Based on rules I can't fathom, all ...
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Native X11 display not =:0.0

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome Shell 3.16. Recently I noticed that my X11 is not running on :0.0 but on :1. I thought the native display -the monitor of my laptop- should always be :0.0. Has ...
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shorten the animation of the button of adwaita theme of GTK3

When clicking on the button, the adwaita theme makes a short animation to show that the button is pressed down. Is it possible to remove this animation? It makes it harder to confirm the button is ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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GNOME TopBar “Applications” & “Places” switched places(

I'm using GNOME 3.14.3/3.14.4 on following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 16 17:03:50 UTC 2016 ...
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How to disable the “is not responding” message on Fedora

How can I disable the message : "your application" is not responding on Linux, Fedora ? When the message pop up I'm still able to play the game in the background
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Unable to click top bar in gnome

I'm on a fresh linux arch install with gnome. I was able to install chromium and am currently writing this post with it. Unfortunately I'm unable to click the top bar of gnome (where I would be able ...
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Laptops with gnome black screened when using external monitors

Symptoms: plug in external monitor and boot laptop into linux with Gnome, causes black screen on laptop making it difficult to enter password for the start screen as you can't see whats going on and ...
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Gnome/Mate programs keep copies of seen pictures - when are those deleted?

Mate's file manager Caja stores copies of almost every picture file shown to the user (preview thumbnails) in the user's home directory. So does Gnome's image viewer "Eye of Gnome" (eog) for every ...