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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 up this way: gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So I tried: ...
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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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Add more than one keyboard shortcut for an action in GNOME

How can I map additional shortcuts to an action, without losing the existing shortcuts for that action? I have some computers running GNOME version 3 with multiple keyboards (e.g. a notebook computer ...
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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 ...
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How do I setup a Gnome 3.2 VPN connection (Fedora 16)

I just switched to Gnome 3 on a new laptop to try it out. Lots of things are different, but I think I can get used to them. But I'm having a real problem trying to figure out how to get the new ...
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Chrome windows don't remember size after closing and re-opening

Running GNOME 3 (GNOME Shell 3.2.2.1) on Ubuntu 11.10 , I'm seeing a problem with Google Chrome where sometime in the past a pop-under ad has resized my browser window to something like 640x400 , and ...
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How do you set keyboard shortcuts in GNOME 3 using gsettings or libgnomekbd?

I want to write a GNOME Shell extension that sets some useful keyboard shortcuts when it loads, in particular those related to switching workspaces. I know how to set these easily from system ...
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Emacs transparent background on gnome-shell?

I'm using emacs gui on gnome-shell(3.2). I just set transparent background as the guide shows. It actually works on xfce4 (with compositor turned on). But failed on my gnome-shell laptop. So is there ...
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Add old top and bottom panels on Gnome 3 without downgrading

I am testing Ubuntu 11.10, I am using Unity so far but I am not 100% convinced I want to use this desktop. I also installed gnome 3, but I find Unity easier to use than gnome 3. But I would like to ...
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Does Fedora 15 support screensavers?

I can't seem to find an option in Fedora 15 to enable/disable/configure a screensaver. Does it even have screensaver support, or is there something I missed?
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How can I add a script to the Gnome 3 launcher

Programs like eclipse and intellij are launched via scripts, how can I add those programs to the gnome 3 launcher? Thank you.
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Gnome3 shows only wallpaper after login

I had a debian squeeze, and decided I wanted more modern software versions. I set my repositories to testing and started to run all the updates. I further installed some software. No gnome extensions ...
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How to find out the commands for system settings apps

I have a distro with Gnome 3. I can get to the Keyboard "app" from system settings. How can I open directly the Keyboard configuration app using a terminal ? Is there a list with all of this ?
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Ubuntu 11.10 login screen acting strange after installing alongside windows

I had Ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell laptop with GNOME 3 installed and everything worked like a charm. I backed up my users' home folders, installed windows and then Ubuntu and GNOME 3 for a dual boot. ...
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How can I remove a webapp in GNOME 3.2?

I followed this blog post to install a webapp in GNOME 3.2 using Epiphany web browser. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/09/gnome-3-web-application-mode/ How can I remove it after I installed the ...
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Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10

I tried installing Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11 through the Ubuntu Software Center, but when I start up a Gnome shell I get what I guess is Gnome 2.0 instead. The log in menu gives me a choice between Gnome ...
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what are gnome3 requirements?

i know that i need composite graphics... but i can have it in software and still be faster then some cheap boards. and i do have it in software (until ATI get their drivers to work with newer Xorg ...
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Fedora 16 Drag Files to Desktop

How can I put files on the desktop? I've tried both dragging files to the desktop and copying files to ~/Desktop, but nothing shows on my desktop. Is this just Fedora or am I missing something?
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Taking a proper screen shot with GNOME-Shell non-disruptively

Running Fedora 15 (moving to 16 soon) - 2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 I would like to take a screen shot every few seconds - something like: $ while true; do import -w root png:$(date +%F_%R:%S).png; sleep ...
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How can I set a minimum of workspaces which should always stay available in Gnome 3?

I have been using Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) with gnome-shell (Gnome 3) for a little while and I'm trying to get accustomed to it. Another question asked if the dynamic workspace creation in Gnome ...