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Who sends this packet: mDNS query for PGP keyserver?

Challenge: I already know the packet is sent by the mDNS daemon (avahi). But what software is asking avahi, to browse for PGP keyservers in the .local domain? Or how can I find this out? ...
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Do graphical control elements have a standard naming in Gnome?

So I need to know if there are standard names of widgets (graphical control elements). For example the wikipedia article for Drop-down list reads: A drop-down menu (also drop down menu or ...
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why I can't set ctrl+alt+fn(1, 2, 3…) as a hotkey in keyboard shortcuts panel of gnome?

I can't set ctrl+alt+fn(1, 2, 3...) as a hotkey in keyboard shortcuts panel of gnome, I try to input ctrl+alt+fn(1, 2, 3...) but it doesn't work, why? here is the screen shot
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Linux mint can't focus on window after click on app on taskbar

In linux mint mate 17.2 when a window is active and i click on another app on taskbar, I should again click on app to gain focus. For example chrome is active window and i click on atom editor on ...
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How to detect cause of screen wakeup in linux mint mate

I found a command that can turn off screen and it works: sleep 1; xset dpms force off. But after a while (1 min), screen turns on again automatically. I unplugged mouse and keyboard dongle but ...
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Terminal behaving strangely after resizing (no new line)

On Arch Linux with Gnome 3.18, I have the problem of terminals behaving strangely when I resize a terminal window and enter some commands, such as ls or mpv, for example, and resize again by dragging ...
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Impossible to Switch User in CentOS

We have a CentOS 6.7 server installed with Gnome 2.28.2 that is not allowing users to switch sessions. Users can log in and click on the "Switch User" option on the menu (or "Lock Screen"). The lock ...
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Getting Dogtail to work with QT on GNOME 2

My question is in regards to GNOME 2 running on a CENTOS 5 box. I'm trying to get the Dogtail automation tool to work with my given box for the purpose of testing a QT application. Versions .7 (which ...
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How can I share a GNOME Boxes VM with another user account?

I am using GNOME Boxes on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. I have a Windows 7 Virtual machine. I would like to have both of my users have access to the VM. The user which the VM was created on is an ...
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“Oh no, something has gone wrong” - Fedora 23 and tigervnc

I am having a strange problem using vncserver on Fedora 23. I did a new fresh install of Fedora 23 on my laptop, installed tigervnc-server and tigervnc, started it and got the "Oh, no!...." message ...
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Does Installing Multiple DEs Slow Down Startup?

I'm considering downloading Cinnamon onto my current Fedora installation, as GNOME seems to be bugging out on me lately. However, I do not intend on getting rid of GNOME as I am afraid of screwing up ...
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How can I get my media keys working in i3 + gnome?

I'm using the i3 window manager along with GNOME. Everything seems to work except for my media keys--volume up, volume down, brightness up, brightness down, etc. How can I get them to work in the ...
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How can I show the output of a shell command in a gnome panel or the top menu bar?

The top bar in a classic gnome desktop shows menus (top left), then some freely configurable panel space, and on the top right a somewhat configurable panel space with system status icons, date/time, ...
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How to change the format of the file name in banshee library?

Currently banshee has several file name formats for the files in its library, the one I want is almost identical to the built-in Number. Title but just without the dot: Number Title. This format is ...
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GTK+ 3 file dialog location entry?

In GTK 2 I can click "type the file name" button to type in full path the entry. In GTK 3 there is only path bar, if I type something it redirect to search bar, which not what I want. Where is the ...
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Prevent users in RHEL6 from changing screen saver slider: Regard this computer as idle after

I need to enforce a 15 minute screen saver on RHEL6. Which gnome file controls the default time setting and how do you "gray out" the slider so users can't just change it to the max 2hrs?
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Gnome Shell Activities shortcut

I am using Gnome Shell version 3.14.4 on Ubuntu with kernel 4.2.0-16-generic. For some reason, when I try to open Activies by using Windows key, Activities open up and close too soon. It looks like ...
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In what file can I set keyboard layout in home?

I have some trouble with linux gnome. I need to set a keyboard layout which is supposed to be used only by me. I do not have administrator rights and I am not sure who is administrating the server. ...
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Cannot install GNOME Desktop on Centos 7

I've very puzzled with my efforts of installing "GNOME Desktop". When I tried to look at the available group list using command "yum grouplist", I see "GNOME Desktop" is available: Available ...
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Menu accelerators for Gnome 3 windows

In most window managers, pressing alt+space brings up the window context menu. Often the context menu items are navigable using home/end, pgup/pgdn, and menu accelerators (so, say alt+space, c, or ...
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Firefox tries to open application/octet-stream with gedit

I'm using Firefox 41.0.1 on Fedora 22. I noticed this behaviour when I was trying to open a PNG image link on a GitLab site. The server replies with "Content-Disposition:"inline; filename="logo.png" ...
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Open Host applications from VMWare guest

I have a Windows 7 host and a Linux (CentOS) guest VMWare installation. I often use gnome-open in the guest to open a URL in the default browser. Is there a way to open the host’s browser instead? ...
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Gnome-shell won't install because of held broken packages

I am using the kubuntu 15.10 beta. I also need gnome for different workloads. I had installed the gnome shell version 3.18 but I decided to remove it and install version 3.16 for compatibility with ...
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Custom resolution on Gnome 3 / Fedora 22

I connected an old 26" HD-ready TV to my laptop, but it only supports certain resolutions (it seems only 1280x720 in fact). When trying to set resolutions on the second screen, using the Display ...
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How to find which program is under the cursor?

I had an annoying program showing up on my gnome desktop, naming itself with the quite generic name "Back Up". By chance I could find from which program/package it came from but out of curiosity, is ...
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Gnome password dialog not showing up

I have a HP Probook 4545s notebook with a some weeks old Arch Linux installation. Most of the time when I want to use Filezilla or SSH, the Gnome password dialog does not appear to ask for the SSH key ...
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How to set default keyboard layout for GDM 3.16?

I have two keyboard layout (Colemak and Qwerty). When I have logged into my Gnome session my keyboard layout is set to Colemak automatically. But for some reason I can't change the default GDM ...
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Is there any good maildir mail notifier for GNOME3?

I'm looking for a maildir capable mail notifier, a'la biff/xbiff, but for GNOME3. I found this, but it gets its settings from Evolution, and I am not using Evolution - I'd simply like it to watch the ...
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App launch and re-activate with the same hotkey?

I've been trying to find a way to do this for a while, and I suspect there's something about the way Linux desktops work that makes it impossible to implement, but I'll ask anyway. In Windows, I used ...
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Resolution is high, but looks zoomed on Ubuntu

I reformatted this Ubuntu Gnome machine that went from 13.10 up to a 15.10 beta over the last few years, after fiddling with the beta, it wasn't able to boot or be repaired. I installed a fresh ...
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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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How can i change opened windows list placement to vertical in gnome?

Can't find this option in gnome-tweak-tool. Should I install any extension? I need something like this:
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Strange Bridge Connections Appearing after Installing the GNOME desktop on Fedora

I've always been a fan of simple desktops, so I normally use XFCE, but due to its lack of system sounds and a bluetooth module, I decided to give the GNOME desktop a try. I installed it using dnf's ...
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Change windows border on Gnome 3 on CentOS 7?

I've downloaded new GTK3 themes and installed to the .theme folder, I can see that I can select the new theme under Gtk+ theme in Tweak tool, but it doesn't change the border. I can see that Current ...
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Difficulty configuring uim for Japanese on Arch Linux

Some background: I'm running Arch Linux with Gnome 3 (for under 1 month now), and I'm pretty sure I'm using systemd to manage my X session. I'd welcome instructions on how to know for sure, though. ...
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What is Gnome Keyring / Seahorse and why it's storing my passwords in plaintext?

I'm using Fedora 22 with the Gnome environment (but I have i3 window manager too) and I get a great surprise when I have found the existence of a tool called Gnome Keyring, formerly know as Seahorse. ...
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Xorg and setting mouse properties

I bought myself a Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse and found some information about how to configure the buttons. I settled on the following configuration: xinput set-button-map "Logitech USB ...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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MATE DE / Gnome DE — run a script when a device gets connected

I know udev scripts can handle this. Does an interface exist at the X session level that doesn't require superuser priviliges? I'd like to run a script when an external keyboard or an external mouse ...
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Minimal Desktop to Centos 7 [closed]

I am running a very low RAM (1 GB) system and I have the minimal centos 7 installed on it. Now I need to use a window manager and I cant find the lightest. GNOME, KDE... are too heavy. I just want to ...
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Gnome - touchpad gesturers

I am using gnome 3.17.90 on XPS 13 2015 , arch linux. I tried use xf86-input-libinput. The touchpad works well as a mouse and for scrolling up and down. I dont understand how can I make the ...
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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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Start a gnome-terminal at a certain position, certain size and font size

Before I start I have looked around and cannot find a solution to my problem. You may think this is similar to other questions but please read all the way through. So what I want to do is write a ...
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Getting two-way communication between guest OS and host OS working in VirtualBox

I’m running VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with a VirtualBox guest running Fedora with Gnome. I have set this up in VirtualBox with a host only adapter to allow my host to access an Appium ...
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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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Fedora 22 - touchpad detected but not working

I am using fedora 22 (gnome) on a Dell Vostro 3558 - the touchpad is not working and I cannot figure out why. It seems to be detected: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Where do I find the history for the gnome shell command prompt?

Where do I find the history for the gnome shell command prompt? I mean the one that is normally started with Alt+F2. I'm running GNOME Shell v3.10.4. Or alternatively: how can I delete it?
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Mint Mate - Display resolution changes after reboot?

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 64bit in my system. After reboot, the display resolution lowered and there was no option in appearance settings panel to change back to the old resolution. Once I switched ...
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Having problems with the GUI on ubuntu gnome 15.04. Linux responds, but the GUI does not

For some reason, whenever I try to install ubuntu gnome 15.04 on my computer (specs listed below) It boots, I can get to the gnome login screen, and I can log in. But after I log in, it brings me to a ...
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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...