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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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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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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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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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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 settings,...
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How to disable the “is not responding” message on Fedora

How can I disable the message : "your application" is not responding on Linux, Fedora ? When the message pop up I'm still able to play the game in the background
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How to change the sink priority in PulseAudio?

I have multiple output sound devices at home and at work. Especially, I want to automatically play sound via external soundcard when it is connected. So, I need some kind of the sink priorities. ...
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logind.conf not working, closing lid will not suspend laptop

I am running Fedora 22 on a Dell Latitude E6230.  At some point I got a software patch that broke the laptop suspending when I close the lid.  It was working, and now it is not.  I am not sure what ...
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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 0....
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How to set the language in Gnome3?

I have set up Gnome3 on my FreeBSD 8.2 box. Everything is fine, but one small problem: I can't find a way to set a locale. In (System settings - Region and Language - Language) shown only "Unspecified ...
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Gnome 3 detects my screen differently VGA/HDMI

I have a screen that is correctly detected by gnome in VGA, he said the screen made 40 ", but when I connect HDMI, he said the screen made 7". Can I configure this option?
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“Pin” a workspace on external monitor (projector)

I would like to have a setup with two workspaces and two monitors (built-in screen and a projector). I wish to have the second workspace always visible on the projector while being able to switch ...
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Slow Linux Desktop performance in a Virtualbox guest installation

I have a CentOS guest running on VirtualBox with GNOME 3, which is using Windows 7 as a host. This guest is configured to use all 4 of my CPUs, 2GB of RAM (which is plenty), and 128MB of VRAM. The ...
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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 3.14: 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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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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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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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: http://wiki.gentoo.org/...
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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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Missed scrolls in Gedit and nautilus

After I type anything in GEdit, it ignores the next 6 ticks of my scrollwheel in a direction. If I scroll 6 times up, it will then let me scroll up, but not down. To scroll down I will have to scroll ...
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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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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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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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Debian running slow with proper firmware

I have installed the Xorg Ati and Radeon servers and have installed linux-firmware-free as non-free breaks it but Gnome won't run fast. It made it run blazingly fast before but now it's not speeding ...
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gedit - searching XML files for text slows the editor down to the point of unusability

I am running the latest CentOS 7 with the gnome desktop and I use gedit as my graphic text editor. To explain the problem: Say for example I am searching for the text "agreement" in a file containing ...
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Change the physical size of my screen on Gnome3

I have a monitor connected via VGA that gnome detects in 40" (885mm x 498mm) but when I connect in HDMI he detects him in 7" (160mm x 90mm). Here are the details: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current ...
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Gnome 3 on openSuse 42.1 : “sleep 1” Command High CPU Usage

I am experiencing intense cycles of high CPU usage on my openSuse laptop. I have noticed my browser intermittently freezing up (and my fan speeding up) and I checked htop and this is what it looks ...
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GNOME TopBar “Applications” & “Places” switched places(

I'm using GNOME 3.14.3/3.14.4 on following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 16 17:03:50 UTC 2016 ...
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REDHAT 7.2 Computer shows black screen after sleep

I use a Lenovo thinkpad W530, nouveau driver on discrete graphics. When waking the computer up from sleep, the computer shows me a black screen sometimes. I have to restart the computer at this point. ...
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Slow Qt resize on Gnome 3

I am experiencing slow resize behaviour for Qt applications on Gome 3(.18) on Fedora 23. The problem is that the bounding window resizes faster than the contents and random flicker or whatever its ...
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How to set environment variables for a Gnome Wayland session

It seems that a Gnome Wayland session ignores the file ~/.profile. At least it is not working for me under a Gdm / Gnome / wayland session with Arch Linux. So the question is, what is the proper ...
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GNOME Keyring will not remember Google account password in Evolution

I have been using Debian 8.2 with GNOME 3.16. I have evolution set up with 2 email accounts, Outlook and Gmail. I have 1 calendar set up with Gmail. Every 30 minutes, Evolution/GNOME asks me for my ...
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Set folder icon on gnome 3

I'm running Gnome 3 on ArchLinux and I've just installed a new icon theme. I've noticed that this icon theme has a lot of folder icon (way more the standard Downloads, Documents, Video ecc.. folders) ...
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ERROR:sync_control_vsync_provider.cc(60)] glXGetSyncValuesOML should not return TRUE with a media stream counter of 0

I'm constantly seeing following message in my rsyslog: gnome-session: [24659:24659:0901/104445:ERROR:sync_control_vsync_provider.cc(60)] glXGetSyncValuesOML should not return TRUE with a media stream ...
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How do I prevent Gnome3/Gnome-shell from trapping certain function keys?

I have a keyboard input device that sends a special key sequence that starts with the F23 key but that's being trapped by something and I see this on-screen: I've gone through the keyboard ...
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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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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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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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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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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 window,...
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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 don'...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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how to make gnome2 keyboard shortcuts work in gnome3?

I am a very frustrated and kind-of forced user of gnome3 at a place where I work. Is there a way to change the keyboard shortcuts of gnome3 so that they work like gnome2? The gnome3 things that annoy ...