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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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How can I show the date in the gnome 3 menubar?

Gnome 3 has a menu bar that includes the day of the week and the time. The date and time settings allow the time to be shown in 24 hour or AM/PM style. There do not appear, however, to be any options ...
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Move / disable legacy icon bar from bottom left in GNOME 3.16

Fedora 22 (GNOME 3.16) introduced this expandable legacy icon bar in the bottom-left corner of the screen: As you can see, even when closed it takes up a few valuable pixels in the corner (where ...
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How do I 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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gvim redraw failure

I have a problem with gvim where the screen redraw partially fails. It's hard to explain but when I open a text file and page down or up the entire text file is not redraw properly. I have to move the ...
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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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Problem mapping keyboard shortcuts in GNOME3

I recently upgraded from GNOME2 to GNOME3, and it's (mostly) been a smooth transition. One issue that has been bugging me, however, is the keyboard shortcuts, specifically, mapping certain keyboard ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to hide all windows except the one that I'm using?

I have set a shortcut to hide all the windows with Ctrl + Alt + D. But now I would like to set one that hides all except the currently active window. Is that possible?
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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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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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Why is /usr/share/gnome-shell/js missing?

I'm trying to debug a gnome-shell extension, but I don't seem the have the folder /usr/share/gnome-shell/js. I'm on fedora 20 with gnome 3.12. I couldn't find it when I had gnome 3.10 either. Were the ...
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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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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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Why does the active Firefox window occasionally lose focus?

Occasionally, when I transition from one tab to another, the Firefox window loses focus. This is especially notable when I switch or close tabs via keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can be closing a ...
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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 install GNOME 3.8 on my ubuntu 12.04?

I just saw UI of GNome 3.8 and it is awesome. I want to have it, but I don't want to disturb my current setup of ubuntu 12.04. Please tell me if I can install GNOME 3.8 UI on my ubuntu 12.04 without ...
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Gnome3 Classic and Window Snap

Is there any way to enable Windows Snap in Gnome3 Classic? I've been using KDE4 and there it's out of the box. Right now I'm testing Kali Llinux and I'm trying to get it work. I want a lightweight ...
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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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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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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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Meta + Arrow Keys to move windows between monitors?

In Windows I can use the "Windows Key + Arrows" snap feature to quickly move windows between monitors in a multi-monitor setup. I'm looking for a way to do this same thing in Linux. I've tried ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Intel HD graphics 4400 not working properly on Wheezy

Upon login, I get the following message: GNOME 3 Failed to Load Unfortunately GNOME 3 failed to start properly and started in the fallback mode. This most likely means your system (...
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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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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 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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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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How do I uninstall Google Chrome in Fedora?

Yesterday I installed Fedora 15 Beta with GNOME 3 - it works well. One problem though is that I installed Chrome 32-bit (which was wrong, should have been the 64-bit version) and now I can't uninstall ...
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Install Gnome 3 from live CD

I downloaded the live CD image of Gnome 3 Fedora and burned it to a CD. Restarting Windows and booting from the CD, I'm up and running. I love everything about it, but how can I install it? When ...
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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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Gnome 3 programs apparently disappearing in Arch Linux?

I’m on Arch Linux using Gnome 3, and programs will randomly “disappear” after a length of time sometimes, but I know they are working in the background. For example, I had TeamSpeak up, left my ...
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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 add “extract here” or “p7zip” menu item? (Gnome3, Nemo)

I'm using Fedora 20 with Gnome3 and Nemo. I installed p7zip but I don't see a p7zip or "extract here" item when right-clicking on a .zip What can I do?
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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 to remove gnome 3 and all its dependencies from a debian wheezy netinst

I downloaded a Debian wheezy netinstall iso file, and just made a very minimal installation with no Display manager or desktop environment. I was using the terminal for testing purpose. I later ...
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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.