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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: 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 ...
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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: ...
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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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Monitor not recognized on Lenovo OnelinkPro

I use Debian Jessie with kernel 4.04 on a Lenovo X1 3rd Gen. My Windows Manager is Gnome. It works well but my external monitor which is connected to the Onelink Pro's DVI port is not recognized at ...
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How do I fix “Oh no! Something has gone wrong.” (gdm3 fails to start)

The machine was running Debian wheezy and was recently upgraded to Jessie. Everything has worked fine for some time. However, after a reboot today the desktop won't load. /var/log/messages shows ...
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Set nautilus up action to backspace

I use arch linux. I had changed the Up action of nautilus from Alt+left arrow to Backspace. But after a full update, it reverted back to Alt+left. I checked the file '~/.config/nautilus/accels' but ...
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how to disable screensaver at login screen in RHEL 7

I am using gnome v3.8.4 for login screen in RHEL 7. I have tried setting false for following dconf settings(gsettings) [org/gnome/desktop/session] idle-delay=0 [org/gnome/desktop/screensaver] ...
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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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How to set default window properties with mutter window manager?

I know I can change the properties of a window with xprop but I want to change the default properties
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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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wmctrl dont change size windows when size are set with <super> + <left|up|right>

I'm trying to change window size programmatically but dont work if i set the windows with + (left half screen) + (right half screen) + (all screen) the command is wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...