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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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In Linux, is there a way to get a warning if I forget to unplug my pendrive?

I forgot my pendrive plugged in when leaving the computer lab yesterday, and I would have lost it if it wasn't for a kind soul finding and returning it. I want to avoid this in the future and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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-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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Update to gnome 3.6 from 3.4 in debian wheezy

So I have a gnome 3.4 with my debian wheezy distro. How can I upgrade it to 3.6? I tried searching repos, but could not find anything. The only thing I found was for Ubuntu, and the solution 404'd on ...
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Gnome Settings - gsettings vs gconftool-2

In Gnome 3 desktop icons are hidden by default. I tried to show them this way gconftool-2 --set -t bool /org/gnome/desktop/background/show-desktop-icons true It didn't work. So i tried: gsettings ...
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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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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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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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Gnome 3 fallback (gnome-panel): multiple copies of all UI elements

I just switched from an NVIDIA to an ATI graphics card and changed the graphics drivers on my Gentoo distro accordingly. Surprisingly, gnome-shell worked without any noticeable problems (I know there ...