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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 ...
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Is there an intuitive way to reopen Empathy's contact list?

Since a short while I'm using Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) with gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and I'm trying to get accustomed to the default Empathy Instant Messaging client. When I hit the close button of ...
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Constantly visible notification and access icon for Empathy in Gnome 3

Since a short while I'm using Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot (11.10) with gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and I'm trying to get accustomed to the default Empathy Instant Messaging client. One mayor problem for me ...
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Is there a distribution defaulting to GNOME 3 Classic Mode? [closed]

For some reason, Ubuntu has defaulted to the Unity desktop, a desktop which really makes sense on a tablet. Does anyone know if there is a GNOME 3 distribution based/defaulting to GNOME 3 classic ...
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How to disable the gnome3 of Fedora 15?

I installed Fedora 15 on an old computer, and it uses the new gnome3 desktop. But my computer is slow, so I want to disable it, continue to use the old traditional desktop. How to do this?
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How can I prevent my screen from going black when watching movies in VLC with GNOME3?

In the GNOME 3 options, I set the screen to go black after one hour. I want more – 2 hours, or even "never". Is this possible? Alternatively, how could I set VLC Player so that the screen does not ...
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Multiple Graphics Cards on Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)

I have the (delightful) misfortune of having 3 graphics cards. They are XFX Radeon 5750s. Each drives 2 monitors via dvi. I am having a really hard time getting these running on fedora 15 (gnome 3). ...
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Is there a way to make nautilus display the “recently used” files and directories?

Is there a way to make nautilus display the "recently used" files and directories, just like the "open file" dialog does? Just to make my question clearer, here are two screenshots: The GTK open ...
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How to get rid of the bottom gnome-panel in gnome 3.2?

How to get rid of the bottom gnome-panel in Gnome 3.2? Cant figure this out..There is no options when I right click on it.
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How can one get Synergy to share in Fedora 15/Gnome3 with window maximized?

I have my synergy server running on Fedora 15, I'm starting it with "Synergy" in .bash_profile. There's another Fedora 15 client. Sharing normally works fine, given that a window is not maximized. ...
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How do I turn of the blanking of the screen in GNOME 3?

I want to use my Fedora 15 in a kiosk mode displaying the screen on a TV. My problem is that the screen goes blank after a little while. The system is running GNOME 3 as window manager. In the ...
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How to run Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10 VirtualBox?

I've set up Ubuntu 11.10 in a VirtualBox VM based off the alpha-2 ISO and trying to switch from Unity to Gnome 3. When I select GNOME from the login screen and log in, a popup appears saying ...
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A keyboard shortcut for the “status menu” in GNOME 3

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or can a keyboard shortcut be defined, to open the GNOME 3 "status menu" (the one in the upper right corner with your name on it that you use to log out, restart or shut ...
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Put Ubuntu NetworkManager back on notification bar

I am running the GNOME 3 desktop environment on Ubuntu 11.04. I accidentally clicked the "Don't show again" option when a notification from NetworkManager came up, but would now like to have it back. ...
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With GNome 3 how can I make the second monitor unique to each workspace instead of shared?

Currently Gnome3 sets my second monitor to be shared across all workspaces. I'd prefer each workspace to have it's own second monitor layout. Is there any way to do this?
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Can the top bar in Gnome 3 be hidden?

Is there a known way to hide the top bar in Gnome 3? I want it to be hidden by default, and visible only when I zoom out. The same way as with the workspaces and application icons.
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ArchLinux NetworkManager not asking for Wifi Passphrase

I have freshly installed archlinux with Gnome3 on my Dell Inspiron 1520. I am using b43 broadcom drivers since my wifi card's pcid is 14e4:4312. When I installed NetworkManager(with gnome keyring) it ...
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Remapping key combinations (custom macros in linux)

I'm not sure at which layer this functionality would have to exist, so I'm just tagging this for my own stack. In my specific case, I'd really like to map the [Function Key]-J key combination to the ...
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Commandline options in Gnome 3 launchers

I have several firefox profiles and I would like to be asked which to load when I start firefox. In Gnome2, I had a launcher with the command firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote How can I do this ...
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Gnome-shell Application Menu customization?

I just recently switched to Fedora 15 with Gnome 3 and the Gnome Shell, but I haven't been able to successfully change the Applications menu shortcuts and groupings. I've tried both the alacarte ...
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Periodically changing wallpaper under GNOME 3?

I use Fedora 15 with GNOME 3 and I'd like my wallpaper to periodically change like it's possible with Windows 7. It would be the best if it could use RSS/Atom or a specified directory. I haven't ...
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Gnome 3 Effects

Gnome3 lacks in windows effects since it does not use compiz as window manager. My question is if is there something i can do to have some effects back? (e.g aero effect like in win7, avaliable in ...
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Gnome 3 locks selection no more left click

Hi i have a problem in my Gnome 3 Fedora 15 installation. I've tried both Mesa and nvidia drivers from rpmfusion and the problem persist, so I suppose it is an issue with the desktop manager. ...
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Problem updating with apt-get

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with gnome-shell and I have a conflict in apt-get that don't let me upgrade / install new packages (my system is in Spanish, because of that some output is in this language) ...
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“Automatically Connect” option for Mobile Broadband crashes GNOME Shell, how to remove network configurations?

I'm using Fedora 15, in GNOME Shell, my mobile broadband connection was working absolutely fine, until I set the connection type to Connect Automatically using nm-connection-manager. Now, when I start ...
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Gnome3 predefining virtual desktops

I've been a loyal user of Gnome 2 for many years now. I wanted to try Gnome 3.Many things in G3 don't bother me at all; however, not being able to predefine virtual desktops really erks the hell out ...
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How can I jump from the sidebar in Nautilus to the content area at right?

How can I jump from the sidebar in Nautilus to the content area at right? I want the keyboard focus to be inside the content area of the folder, so that I can start typing to initiate a search inside ...
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GNOME 3 Num Lock & KVM switch

I'm using Arch Linux, and I just upgraded to GNOME 3 with GNOME Shell. I have a KVM switch, which says in the instruction manual to press the Scroll Lock key twice to switch modes. Scroll Locks has ...
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programmatically create bookmarks in Gnome

I would like to automatically create bookmarks for newly created users in Gnome. Is this possible, and how would I do it?