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Gnome 3 programs disappearing

I'm on Arch using gnome 3, and programs will randomly "disappear" after a lenth of time sometimes, but I know they are working in the background. For example, I had teamspeak up, left my computer for ...
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logind.conf not working, closing lid will not suspend laptop

I am running Fedora 22 on a Dell Latitude E6230.  At some point I got a software patch that broke the laptop suspending when I close the lid.  It was working, and now it is not.  I am not sure what ...
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How do we prevent alt-tab switching from changing workspaces?

Can we prevent alt-tab from switching workspaces in Gnome 3? I'd prefer that when switch apps with alt-tab, it will switch to the last used window of that app in the current workspace (it may be ...
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How do I prompt for booting Debian in GNOME or text mode?

Sometimes I would like to boot my laptop running Debian with GNOME 3 normally, however sometimes I would like to boot into text mode without having to manually stop the gdm3 service. Currently, I have ...
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How to disable windows-to-window snapping in Gnome 3 desktop?

I really like Gnome 3, except some minor things, one of them being this: In Gnome 3, windows snaps to other windows and it is really annoying to me. Snapping windows to screen edges is nice, but this ...
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How do I prevent Gnome3/Gnome-shell from trapping certain function keys?

I have a keyboard input device that sends a special key sequence that starts with the F23 key but that's being trapped by something and I see this on-screen: I've gone through the keyboard ...
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configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors

I'm using Debian Jessie with two graphic cards and 3 Monitors. One on the onboard card and two on an internal card. I can select and configure the two monitors on the internal card but can't get to ...
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Move / disable legacy icon bar from bottom left in GNOME 3.16

Fedora 22 (GNOME 3.16) introduced this expandable legacy icon bar in the bottom-left corner of the screen: As you can see, even when closed it takes up a few valuable pixels in the corner (where ...
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How can I make vinagre remember my desktop size settings?

Vinagre, the Gnome Remote Desktop viewer, keeps defaulting to the same desktop size (which is small and annoying, and isn't even my X's desktop size). I can't find anywhere to change these values. ...
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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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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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Monitor not recognized on Lenovo OnelinkPro

I use Debian Jessie with kernel 4.04 on a Lenovo X1 3rd Gen. My Windows Manager is Gnome. It works well but my external monitor which is connected to the Onelink Pro's DVI port is not recognized at ...
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How do I fix “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.” (gdm3 fails to start)

The machine was running Debian wheezy and was recently upgraded to Jessie. Everything has worked fine for some time. However, after a reboot today the desktop won't load. /var/log/messages shows ...
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Set nautilus up action to backspace

I use arch linux. I had changed the Up action of nautilus from Alt+left arrow to Backspace. But after a full update, it reverted back to Alt+left. I checked the file '~/.config/nautilus/accels' but ...
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Passing an Environment Variable Through Alacarte?

I am trying pass an environment through alacrate in a launcher. For example, I would like to run: SWT_GTK3=0 /opt/eclipsecdt/eclipse as a launcher. But alarate grays out the okay button if I have ...
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how to disable screensaver at login screen in RHEL 7

I am using gnome v3.8.4 for login screen in RHEL 7. I have tried setting false for following dconf settings(gsettings) [org/gnome/desktop/session] idle-delay=0 [org/gnome/desktop/screensaver] ...
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GNOME: grouping windows

I have been looking for a while how to group windows in GNOME (http://lifehacker.com/351568/group-windows-on-the-taskbar-in-ubuntugnome) Although I have read about the right-clicking at the bottom ...
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gnome 3: how to remove delay on window events

Some window events in gnome 3 seem to have an associated delay. I have a fast PC so it's probably a feature of gnome 3: after clicking the X in the top-right of a window, there is a delay of about ...
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How to set default window properties with mutter window manager?

I know I can change the properties of a window with xprop but I want to change the default properties
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gnome-shell using 100% CPU

I am running Fedora 21 on my Lenovo X1 3rd gen and I noticed that the process gnome-shell uses 100% CPU almost all the time. I found that this could be due to a missing graphics driver but this does ...
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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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Changing my web browser font

I just installed OpenSUSE 13.2 on my system with GNOME Shell. The font that I get is just plain hideous. I'm not talking about the title bar font though. I'm talking about this monstrosity that I see ...
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Map arbitrary hotkey combination to work as multimedia key

I am used to using fn+UP, fn+DOWN on my laptop keyboard to control volume. Can I map my desktop keyboard so Win+UP would emulate a multimedia keyboard's volume up button?
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Gnome 3.14: disable background painting

The question has been asked for older versions but it looks like none of the solutions work anymore: In the GNOME desktop environment, how do I prevent it from drawing a desktop? Background: I have ...
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Debian Wheezy Login Loop

Debian Wheezy, Gnome 3. Today I rebooted my computer for the first time in a large number of months. Lots of changes in configuration have occurred since the last reboot. When trying to log in ...
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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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How to control Dropbox in GNOME3?

The Dropbox website indicates that, to change settings, you click the icon in the system tray: I'm running GNOME3 (Fedora 21) which has no system tray. Where can I find the Dropbox icon? ...
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wmctrl dont change size windows when size are set with <super> + <left|up|right>

I'm trying to change window size programmatically but dont work if i set the windows with + (left half screen) + (right half screen) + (all screen) the command is wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e ...
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Synergy mouse not moving past first screen in dual-screen configuration

I have two dual-screen machines that I want to use Synergy with. Below is a diagram of how it's laid out. My server is a Windows 7 machine, and the client is a Debian Wheezy machine with Gnome3. This ...
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Opensuse 13.2 hybrid graphics cards Nvidia/Intel driver installation

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics cards as you can see from lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) 01:00.0 3D ...
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show minimized window titles in GNOME top bar

I'd like the titles of all the windows that are not focused to show up in the top bar (to the right of "Activities" and current window). Is that possible?
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Independent workspaces in Gnome 3

In Gnome 3, when I have two Firefox windows open in different workspaces and I activate one of them, other instance on the other workspace also becomes active as soon as I which to that workspace. ...
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Add a top panel button in gnome shell to turn off monitor

I would like to add in the top panel of gnome-shell a button to execute sudo sh -c 'vbetool dpms off; read ans; vbetool dpms on' in order to turn off the monitor. I have no idea on how to do it.
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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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Not able to access internet on gnome version 3.4.2 pc

I am running all my systems on a windows platform. I am having a PC with the above mentioned OS (This PC is introduced specifically for a project). On this PC I had given the IP address in the range ...
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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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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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Gnome 3.14 system menu new button

Just installed Gnome 3.14 on Arch. What's the function of this new button on system menu?
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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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Seahorse passwords disappeared after changing keyring password

I always backup my passwords on Debian Jessie by opening seahorse, changing the password of the login keyring to nothing, backing up ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring and then changing the ...
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How to switch to child windows covered but other windows in gnome 3?

In gnome 3, some applications open windows that are not reachable via overview mode or task switching shortcuts. For example, when Eclipse starts, if the workspace dialog got covered by another ...
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How to turn off PCI Wifi without turns off USB Wifi in Gnome 3

I use Fedora with Gnome 3 desktop on acer laptop. I usually use usb wifi for connectivity than the pci wifi inside my laptop. Before yesterday, I use usb wifi and turn off pci wifi by set the pci wifi ...
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Linux keyboard interface GUI menubar

I am not much of a gui guy, but I like gnome3 because it generally gets out of my way and has a fast track to opening applications with minimal interaction. I rarely use gtk/qt applications but when I ...
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Ubuntu virtual machine login on VirtualBox appears as a very narrow bar

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest running on virtualbox 4.3.14 on a Mac host. It was working fine until Ubuntu asked to install some updates. Since installing those updates and after a reboot, only ...
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GTK+ Theme and Cursor Theme stopped working

Parts of my installed themes have stopped working. I'm not entirely sure why at this point. I know I've installed numerous things which led up to realizing certain theme elements were broken, and ...
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Start gnome as another user on display :1

I logged in a console as a second user and I tried running startx, xinit, gnome-session, gnome-shell and all their combinations (in bg &). X starts in display :1, I see the mouse pointer, but I ...
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Keyboard shortcut malfunction in Elementary OS

I've mapped control + space to pause my music player using xbindkeys From ~/.xbindkeysrc "mpc pause" m:0x4 + c:65 However, it doesn't work, but what DOES work is control + space + space. That ...
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Why is /usr/share/gnome-shell/js missing?

I'm trying to debug a gnome-shell extension, but I don't seem the have the folder /usr/share/gnome-shell/js. I'm on fedora 20 with gnome 3.12. I couldn't find it when I had gnome 3.10 either. Were the ...
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gnome3 add new file types for nautilus (instead of text file)

on my Fedora 20 system many file types are grouped under the type "text", for example *.ini, *.txt and so on. So if I sort the contents of a folder by type, it groups them all together, which is not ...