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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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Gnome3 - space between app menu items

I use Gnome3 in "classic" / "fallback" mode. Is it to possible to change space between items in menu list? Default theme is waste of space... I prefer to have items closer together. I tried to do ...
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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 change the shortuct for “show the overview” to the “super” key?

I'm on Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and I want to show the overview by simply pressing the super/windows key, like in Ubuntu. But it won't let me set it because nothing happens when I click on the shortcut ...
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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 ...
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Gnome 3 application Icons disappeared

I edited my main menu settings (unchecked items inside a sub menu) when it happened that the window freezed and all entries on the left side disappeared (Office, System, Settings, Games, ...). I ...
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Problems getting built-in 3G modem (Ericsson H5321gw – USB ID 0bdb:1926) working on my Lenovo X230 (Debian)

I have Ericsson H5321gw WWAN modem (USB ID 0bdb:1926) on my Lenovo X230 laptop. I've got it working momentarily using NetworkManager GUI on Gnome3. Normally I can make it connect for a few minutes ...
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Gnome 3.8 icons on the desktop (Nautilus managed) are on the wrong monitor

I'm running GNOME 3.8 with a multi-monitor setup. In Gnome 3, it's possible to get the icons in ~/Desktop back on one's desktop by changing a setting in gnome-tweak-tool: ...
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Login loop Fedora 19 GNOME 3

I've just installed Fedora 19 in my hard drive which has some 100GB+ free space. I'm not able to login to Fedora now. After entering the correct credentials, I got to see the console-like black ...
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I rebooted my computed and now gnome3 runs like gnome classic

I may have not described the problem correctly in the title. It's probably a simple issue, but I'm not sure how to go about diagnosing it. I was running gnome 3 for awhile using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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Meta + Arrow Keys to move windows between monitors?

In Windows I can use the "Windows Key + Arrows" snap feature to quickly move windows between monitors in a multi-monitor setup. I'm looking for a way to do this same thing in Linux. I've tried ...
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How do I force gdm 3.6 stay on DISPLAY :0?

Every time I log out of my session, gdm moves to a different DISPLAY variable. Judging from /var/log/gdm, it rotates between :0 and :5. I'm finding no documentation on this logic. How do I keep gdm ...
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In Gnome Shell, how do I prevent all windows of an app from getting focus when I focus just one of them?

For example, I have two monitors, each with gnome-terminal maximized. When I select one of the instances of gnome-terminal I don't want the one on the other monitor to get focus as well (because I ...
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Show no top panel for Chromium using Gnome 3

I am running the new Fedora 19 release, so I am using Gnome 3. I also do use Chromium and I would like to remove the top bar for Chromium as it only shows the title information of the currently ...
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how to change focus-mode: mouse's delay?

how can I change delay before focus when having focus-mode: mouse in gnome 3? I am used to this behaviour from my previous WM (awesome), but I decided to give a Gnome another try (last used was ...
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How to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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How to enable mobile broadband in networkmanager applet

I am using Gnome 3.8 desktop. as a previous Gnome 2 user i know that to enable mobile broadband by entering the context menu with Alt + right click. However with Gnome 3 i am unable to do so . ...
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Debian Wheezy - VMWare Player and Gnome3

I have installed Debian Wheezy in VMWare Player 5.0.2 build-1031769 and all is fine. Except the "Failed to load Gome3" messages keep on coming. This is what I did so far: Installed VMWare Tools ...
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Fullscreen application over two monitors

I have a dual-head setup running Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome/Unity (the default desktop). What I'm trying to achieve is to display Firefox in "fullscreen" mode (e.g. hit F11 after it is launched), and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch applications from the GNOME3 Favourites

I have just switched from Unity to GNOME 3. The main feature I'm missing is being able to launch the xth application on my Unity Panel with Super+X. Is there a similar set of shortcuts, or a way to ...