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Update to gnome 3.6 from 3.4 in debian wheezy

So I have a gnome 3.4 with my debian wheezy distro. How can I upgrade it to 3.6? I tried searching repos, but could not find anything. The only thing I found was for Ubuntu, and the solution 404'd on ...
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gparted ntfs support on opensuse 12.2 with gnome 3

When I open gparted it shows no ntfs support, informing ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs packages need to be installed in order to provide this support. The packages are already installed, though. Nobody else ...
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How to disable all Gnome 3 notifications?

A pop up shows up at the bottom on the screen in Gnome 3, when ever there are software updates or when I plug in an USB device. I have disabled notifications in the menu in the top right corner, bit ...
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Connect Evolution to Exchange in Fedora 18

I just installed Fedora 18 x86_64 on my laptop and trying to set up my email and calendar from work. We are on a Microsoft Exchange 2010 server, but I'm able to connect to the email/calendar from my ...
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How to make GNOME 3 hibernate from timeout using pm-hibernate

I am running Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 as my desktop, and have set up the machine to hibernate after idle for 1 hour. However, instead of switching off the machine appears to be on with the fan running. ...
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X11/Gnome/TrackPoint: custom button mapping not working

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T430s running with Arch Linux/Gnome 3.6 and I want to switch the left and right button of the trackpoint buttons (the upper ones). I can switch the left/right buttons of ALL ...
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Debian/Gnome stop auto-open of mounted volumes

Since upgrading from Debian stable to Debian testing, every time I issue a mount command from the terminal, the file manager opens a window to the mounted path, interfering with my scripts (volume is ...
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How do I launch (pdf) documents with Evince from the Activities Overview in Gnome 3?

Evince is already set as the default document viewer. Clicking on a document while in Nautilus will open Evince to view them. However, this is not the case when clicking on a document that appears ...
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ArchLinux(Guest) Installation VMWare 8 (Windows 7 Host) - Accessing Gnome3 DE using VNC, How?

I have installed ArchLinux as guest OS on VMWare running on Windows 7 host. I want to have a Gnome 3 GUI running. I want to achieve that in a way that VMWare itself does not show the GUI. Instead I ...
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How to make “delete” key work in Gnome 3/Nautilus and make the change stick

In Gnome 3/Nautilus (in Fedora 17), the keyboard shortcut for moving a file to trash is ctrl + delete. How do I change it to just delete?
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How to override GTK3 / Gnome Shell themes per application

I'm using both Cinnamon and Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) on Fedora 17 with the dark theme Blapple. Quite a few applications can't handle dark themes very good. In Gnome 2 I had a simple solution for these ...
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Adjusting gnome for pythons interactive interpreter?

I'm running lisa mint 3.0.0-12-generic with gnome 3.2.1 as my Desktop Environment. Whenever I open my python 2.7.2 interactive interpreter to try out some code snippets, using the tab-key has strange ...
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Gnome 3 screensaver (not suspend) resume hook?

Since whenever my laptop screen resumes sleeping (i.e. wakes up from screensaving) some settings are reset, such as keyboard backlight, I'd like to run some scripts each time this happens. I'm using ...
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How to prevent Gnome apps from removing title bar when maximized?

As of Gnome 3.6, Files (previously known as Nautilus) removes its title bar when maximized. Several other Gnome apps that I generally don't use also do this, e.g. Epiphany. Is there a way I can stop ...
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Gnome 3 fallback (gnome-panel): multiple copies of all UI elements

I just switched from an NVIDIA to an ATI graphics card and changed the graphics drivers on my Gentoo distro accordingly. Surprisingly, gnome-shell worked without any noticeable problems (I know there ...
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Debian Wheezy wireless wont accept password

I have upgraded from Squeeze to Wheezy. . When I enter the wireless password, It is not accepted. I can connect on other devices. I am not sure how to find out where the fault lies. card: 04:00.0 ...
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In Linux, is there a way to get a warning if I forget to unplug my pendrive?

I forgot my pendrive plugged in when leaving the computer lab yesterday, and I would have lost it if it wasn't for a kind soul finding and returning it. I want to avoid this in the future and ...
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Open application in background without losing current window focus. Fedora 17, Gnome 3

I'm running a script in the background which loads an image with feh depending on which application is currently in focus. However, whenever the script opens the image, window focus is lost to feh. ...
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How can I install GNOME 3 on CentOS 6.3?

Would be possible to install GNOME 3 (instead of 2.28 that ships with CentOS) on a minimal CentOS 6.3 install? Is there any repository that provides packages for the new version?
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Gentoo Gnome 3 Bluetooth cannot receive file

My system is Gentoo Gnome3, all up to date. After my phone has paired with my computer, I can send files to my phone, I can also browse the files on my phone. But I cannot use my phone to send a file ...
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How to fix program and file association?

My system is Gentoo amd64, with Gnome3. I found some of the files/actions are associated with the wrong program. e.g.: when I plug in my usb drive, the associated program is RawTherapee, a raw ...
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How can I change the color of fillable squares in GNOME Sudoku 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 to anything less “white”?

I play Sudoku on my laptop but I find that the white color of the blank squares that we have to fill is hurtful to my eyes. I would like to change the color to something less white, say #777777. I ...
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How to achieve users are no longer allowed to shutdown the computer in Gnome 3?

I am using Gnome 3 with Debian Wheezy. I am looking for a way to make the user ask at least for the root password when using the shutdown button from the menu.
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GNOME 3, reset GNOME 2 look and feel

I just installed and started GNOME 3, and after starting it I notice that all applications using GTK2 are still maintaining the old look-and-feel. I would like to make this consistent. I'm thinking ...
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GNOME 2 + Compiz equivalent?

Running Fedora 14 and realize I need to either change distros or find an alternative to GNOME 3 in Fedora 17. Based on what I have read to-date, XFCE and KDE are the go-to WMs if I want to avoid ...
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Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In Gnome 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them this way gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So i tried: gsettings ...
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Gnome3 session logout

With gnome 2 there was the possibility to logout from a session by executing gnome-session-save --force-logout Unfortunately this gnome-session-save doesn't exist in Gnome3. Is there a different ...
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Gnome 3 wifi hotspot does not connect with WPA & WPA2 [closed]

I am creating a wifi hotspot. It does connect with adhoc connection but that my android does not detect. When I select security type to WPA & WPA2 Personal. It keeps connecting and never ...
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Fedora 17 Gnome3 tweak tools are not working

I have having trouble getting the minimize button enabled in Gnome3 on Fedora 17. None of the tweak tools are working, setting the option via terminal is not working at all. Yes I have reloaded ...
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How can I install Gnome 3 on Debian Squeeze?

I would like to replace Gnome 2 with Gnome 3, but I do not want to upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy. How can I do that?
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How to change the lockscreen background in Gnome 3 (Fedora 17)?

While seeking a solution to my login background question I realized that the lockscreen has to be configured seperately. But how? On a quick google search I only found the suggestion to replace the ...
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How do i acknowledge gnome 3 notifications using the keyboard?

The title says it. I have been looking for a mouseless method to acknowledge the spiffy gnome 3 notifications.
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Issues with Menu Editor in GNOME 3

I'm currently using Fedora 16 w/ GNOME 3. I've created a new application entry for Xilinx ISE using Alacarte. Here it is below: The application itself runs perfectly, however there is an issue with ...
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Recording only one window in Gnomes 3 default desktop recorder

Gnome 3 has great feature under Ctrl-Alt-Shift-R shortcut1. I guess this is Istanbul. It appears that it's not istanbul... Yet I can't find any info about this program. Where can I find man page? ...
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How to autostart xbindkeys?

I use xbindkeys for managing my hotkeys in Gnome 3 but it doesn't have a daemon so I added it to .xinitrc. ~$ cat .xinitrc ck-launch-session gnome-session nohup xbindkeys & Strangely, this ...
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How to make GNOME 3 use suspend-hybrid?

How can I make GNOME 3 use pm-suspend-hybrid instead of pm-suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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Gnome 3 global keybinds gone after update

Yesterday I did a full system update (the old one dates back less than a month) and now all my global keybindings don't work anymore. They are created via "gconf-editor" and are located in ...
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Gnome Shell doesn't display applications

Applications will not show up in Gnome Shell, however they show up on the "Favourites" bar, and can be searched for. For example, if I search for something spelled incorrectly ("chrmium"), it shows ...
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Gnome 3 fallback mode after bumblebee install

I followed this guide to install bumblebee on Fedora 16, and I did everything in the tutorial. Bumblebee seems to work as optirun glxgears returns non-vsynced frame rates, but Gnome 3 is in fallback ...
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How to search on Google from gnome-shell overview?

I'm using Fedora 16 and GNOME 3.2. When I search in the gnome-shell dash overview and press enter, I am redirected to a "Hello" wiki page. How can I redirect it to a Google search page instead?
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Keyboard Navigation in GNOME 3 “Overview” Mode

In Gnome3, when I've switched to overview mode (by pressing the "super" button), how do I navigate between thumbnail images of windows with my keyboard? How do I then select a window? Thx.
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Unable to boot USB drive created from Live GNOME 3.4 ISO

I have downloaded GNOME 3.4 Live cd (promo cd) from gnome.org, how do I create bootable USB drive from it? I'm using Universal USB installer but don't know which distro to select from the list to ...
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Arch linux ati graphics crash after grub install

Ok, so I've had an arch linux w/ gnome 3 installed for a while now. And a while ago I installed ubuntu as another partition, I think to fix an issue that cause arch to fail. So, it was all working ...
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How can I extend Lisa's taskbar across both monitors?

I've just installed Linux Mint 12 Lisa and would like to extend the bottom taskbar to both monitors. Lisa uses a fork of Gnome Shell (Gnome 3) called Cinnamon How can I do this?
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Two independent monitors in Dual-Head? Problems

I want to move to Linux but I have a little problem I need to resolve. I have a nvidia card with two monitors. The problem is that the secondary one is kinda crap and need a calibration to make it ...
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What is the difference between the dialogs “Network” and “Network Connections”?

I have attached a screenshot of the options available and would like to understand what the differences are. Is there any reason why you would use one over the other apart from a simpler interface for ...
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Mac-like keyboard layout switching in Fedora 16

I have a Mac in the office and PC in home. Is there a way to tweak Fedora 16 with Gnome3 to use Mac-like keyboard switch shortcur? (Left win + Space)
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Disable autohide for Gnome 3's bottom bar

I like to work with maximized shell windows, and very often notifications I care little about appear at the bottom of the screen, right on top of my command line that I'm writing. It would be much ...
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Move all 3 GIMP's windows at the same time?

GIMP consists of 3 separate windows. So when I have to move it to another desktop in Ubuntu, I have to move all three separately. Is there a way to move all 3 at the same time? Right click on GIMP's ...
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GNOME Shell Global Menu Extension broke my GTK

I've been playing around with the GNOME 3 Shell and like it very much so far. But I've installed an extension that provides application menu pushing to the topbar. I think it's a great idea to allow ...