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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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Gnome in fallback mode after install NVIDIA display driver

I'm new in Linx. I have Debian 7. I have laptop with 2 graphics card: Intel and NVIDIA. After NVIDIA display driver installation GNOME 3 load in fallback mode and any application start with error: ...
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Why is logind.conf not working?

A few months ago I asked the following question about being able to suspend my computer without needing to unlock it. How to suspend from lockscreen in Gnome 3? The only way I could get my ...
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Change Default Search Application in GNOME 3

When I search something inside GNOME 3 it automatically wants to use GNOME's own web browser. Is there any way I can change this to Chromium or Firefox?
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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 ...
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Linux's poweroff resets the machine instead of powering it off

I'm using Fedora 20 with Gnome3, and sometimes when I click on Power Off, the machine resets instead of powering off. Actually I don't know if it's being reset or if it's being powered off and then it ...
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How to hide all windows except the one that I'm using?

I have set a shortcut to hide all the windows with Ctrl + Alt + D. But now I would like to set one that hides all except the currently active window. Is that possible?
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What is the name for the Tab button in nautilus's “accels” file?

I'm trying trying to customize nautilus's keyboard shortcuts, which I found can be changed through the ~/.config/nautilus/accels file. I've successfully changed deleting file from Ctrl+Delete to just ...
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How to disable the darkening of unfocused windows in Fedora 20? (Gnome3)

When I'm using a window, the other ones become darker. The problem is I find it annoying because sometimes I need to keep open a manual in Gedit while I type commands in the terminal. The darkening ...
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How to add “extract here” or “p7zip” menu item? (Gnome3, Nemo)

I'm using Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and Nemo. I installed p7zip but I don't see a p7zip or "extract here" item when right-clicking on a .zip What can I do?
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Compiling Vim 7.4 with GUI support on Fedora 20

I've installed the following dependencies before trying to compile Vim 7.4 from source on Fedora 20 (Default Gnome). I've removed the vim-enhanced package via yum before proceeding: yum install ...
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Is there a way to search a menu bar in Debian?

I want to search my menu bar, to easily find obscure menu items. I know that the HUD (Heads Up Display) in Unity has this feature, however I am running Gnome 3 on Debian 7. Is there a way to do this ...
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Intel HD graphics 4400 not working properly on Wheezy

Upon login, I get the following message: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your system ...
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Changing time zone for a single user in Gnome 3

I was in Athens, now I'm temporarily in Berlin. I don't want to change the system time, it's perfectly correct. I just want the system to display the time in a different zone. I shouldn't need ...
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How to install Dvorak Type 2 (ii) German on Ubuntu using Gnome

Currently I am using standard Dvorak on Ubuntu 13.10 and Gnome 3.10. Unfortunately, writing Umlauts (ä,ö,ü) in German requires me to switch to QWERTY/QWERTZ frequently or forces me to not write those ...
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Conky in Gnome 3.10 shell

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and recently installed gnome 3.10 on my HPnc6320. I have the 5.2 lua interpreter installed as well and conky. Both from the ubuntu apt-get tool. I was following the ...