GNOME is a desktop environment/graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system, most notably Linux and the Java Desktop System which is part of Solaris.

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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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Is it possible to run GNOME 3 on Windows XP/Vista/7?

I want to install GNOME Shell and its core apps and features (including Natilus, Evolution, Empathy, Multiple workspace, and more) on a Windows 7 platform. Is it possible to do that with or without ...
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How can i make shortcuts to applications in desktop in Ubuntu GNOME?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 GNOME. I find it difficult to start an app by pushing the mouse pointer to the top edge. Is it possible to create shortcut icon in desktop just like windows icons? If so , what ...
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Debian 7 doesn't notify me about security updates

On a fresh install of Debian 7, GNOME isn't telling me when I need to install updates. It's not even checking for updates automatically (apt-get update). Manually running apt-get update doesn't ...
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Seahorse passwords disappeared after changing keyring password

I always backup my passwords on Debian Jessie by opening seahorse, changing the password of the login keyring to nothing, backing up ~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring and then changing the ...
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How to turn my Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (unity) to look like GNOME Ubuntu?

I am a beginner to Linux environment. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 (unity) alongside windows. I would like to make my Ubuntu look like GNOME version of Ubuntu. What should i do to turn it look like ...
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Prevent Screenshot in gnome using xmodmap

I want to prevent screenshots from being taken in GNOME using keyboard shortcuts. I need to do this by running a script in such a manner that it can be reverted later. I tried to do this using ...
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CentOS 6.3 and GNOME 3 (gnome-shell) installation from repository

Is there any possibility to install GNOME 3 (gnome-shell) from repository on CentOS 6.3, e.g. does some extra repository with GNOME 3 exist? I've read the thread about installing GNOME 3 on CentOS ...
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Changing Ubuntu Wallpaper Using Terminal or From command Line

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Shell and unity and I was wondering how to change the desktop wallpaper form terminal or command line . I found the following but i can't seem to get it to work , ...
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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How do I turn on live window resizing in Ubuntu 10.10?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.10. When I resize a window, it doesn't actually resize the window, just a semitransparent box, then the window snaps to the new size. How can I turn live window resizing ...
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Ubuntu / Gnome window resizing horizontally

The Gnome programmers probably have a hidden counter of each time a user misses the resize of a window horizontally, and take a good laugh when they look at it... Because to resize a window ...
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How to reduce size of icons on Ubuntu (GNOME) desktop?

How do I reduce the size of icons on my Ubuntu (GNOME) desktop? All the icons are too big since I am using a 12.1" laptop so it looks horrible.
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How to bind win+d gnome CentOS 5.10?

My question is very the same as one I found here Ubuntu, bind Win+D to minimize all opened windows (Now, I'm using Ctrl+Alt+D)? ...but this is not working for me = I cannot press second button - ...
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CENTOS 7 File Browser missing tree and settings

OS: CENTOS 7 with GNOME 3 GUI CENTOS 6.5 offered a File Explorer applet that allowed for the ability to save settings (make list view the default, and save tree view as opposed to Places.). I do not ...
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Firefox opens PDFs in gedit

When I click on a PDF link, my Firefox 31 (and older versions as well) always tries to open it with gedit, even though in Nautilus and xdg-open it gets correctly opened in Evince. In ...
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How can I merge the gnome clipboard and the X selection?

I'm constantly frustrated by the two separate clipboards in X/Gnome. I'm constantly doing things like control-C to copy, and then middle-click to paste, and getting the wrong data. Or select ...
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In Ubuntu Karmic (Gnome 2.28), how do I enable both two-finger scrolling AND edge scrolling?

I use both of these frequently. In Jaunty (Gnome 2.26) I was able to use both, but the "mouse" dialog in Karmic makes me choose between the two. Is there any workaround for this?
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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Reduce brightness on laptop with Fedora 20 and Gnome Shell

So, I just gave up trying to get my screen brightness keys working properly and now I'm searching for a way to decrease the brightness of my screen artificially. Maybe there's a gnome shell extension ...
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What is Gnome / KDE etc?

I have been on Windows my entire life. Without getting too technical, what are these things? When I search on the net, I get some technical results. I simple do not understand what these things are! ...
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Is there a way in Gnome's file browser widget to 1) search for internal strings and 2) repeatedly search?

In Gnome's file browser widget, it's possible to search for files by simply beginning to type. Problems: 1) This only searches the beginning of filenames. For instance, in the screenshot below, I ...
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Read history commands on GNOME 2?

Someone (old employee) deleted the history record and I am wondering if there is any way to read the commands executed by Gnome ? Thanks! FYI: Server: Debian 6.0 Gnome: v2
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Gnome panels are not un-autohiding

System: RHEL 6.5, Gnome 2.28.1 I have set both top and bottom panels to autohide. Until recently this has worked fine but they've now stopped reappearing. When I first log in, they appear as normal ...
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Starting gnome-shell with different home

In the company I work for we have home directories mounted by network filesystem. Like all networks our lan can be slow or unreliable at times. Most of my system deals with this kind of situation but ...
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Control-L to enter path in Gnome-shell save dialog

In Gnome, I used to be able to manually enter where I wanted to save a file from the save dialog by hitting Control-L. This would focus an editable text box above the file chooser. This appears to not ...
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What is the meaning of this message in bash commandline?

I did gnome-open document.pdf on my bash shell and I getting this following message :- " ** (evince:11832): WARNING **: Error setting file metadata: No such file or directory" What is ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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Execute script before shutting down in Ubuntu

When I shut down my computer I want to show some pending tasks that I have to do before leaving the office. I have a local application to manage those tasks, so basically I just want to run a ...
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Opening standalone multiple tabs in gnome-terminal

I am trying to find a way to open multiple telnet session to multiple hosts with scripts. I thought of using gnome-terminal command with options to open tabs and execute the commands as follows, ...
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(thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class was initialised

I use Ubuntu 14.04, when I start Mozilla Thunderbird, it will report some warning: (thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class ...
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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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sending one key stroke to two windows (Ubuntu)

I'm running Ubuntu Linux. I have two open Terminal windows running side by side. I'm looking to be able to hit the enter key once, and have that key stroke sent to both windows. (What I'm doing is ...
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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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Open gnome terminals programmatically with a script that requires a doublequote

I am trying to use a wrapper.sh script spawn separate terminals for a script that takes params in doublequotes, like so: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal -e "./script.py -d "somevalueforscriptpy" $1" ...
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gnome 3 is more like gnome 2

I recently installed debian 7.6 on my laptop and have been trying to get everything configured the way I like. However gnome 3 is looking more like gnome 2, with the Applications and Places menus that ...
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How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10?

How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10? As one monitor is 1360x768 and another is 1920x1080 it is not possible to use the Span feature and keep proper aspect ...
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Ubuntu/ Gnome : Open an application in a specific workspace

How do tell an application to open in a specific workspace? More info: I like to have my C++ IDE in workspace 2, my Java IDE in workspace 3, and my email, browser and miscellaneous in workspace ...
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How to install GNOME desktop from DVD on CentOS 6 using the command line?

I have installed CentOS 6 in Virtualbox. Although I have chosen to install General Purpose GNOME Desktop, the GNOME desktop does not start. All I get is a black and white text prompt. I would like to ...
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Why does Prison Architect work in the gnome DE but not in DWM?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux and primarily use dwm as the window manager. The first time I played Prison Architect (a game on steam) for the first time, it ran fine. After a later reboot I ...
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Desktop Gone in Centos 6

I had a third party library created a ~ folder (a bug there), and I tried to delete it by "rm -rf ~". And apparently, it is a mistake -- my session got rebooted and then when I went back in, all the ...
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Fedora 20 start script on startup

I am trying to start a slideshow automatically on startup in Fedora 20. I started with a simple script. eog is "eye on gnome" which is a slideshow viewer and my pictures are in the ...
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Why Gnome depends on so much stuff and how to uninstall it?

I'm new to Linux so still learning it. I installed Gnome 2.28 with desktop environment. So I'm wondering why so much variable stuff like CD recorders, image editors, games is installed with Gnome. ...
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How do I alternate tabs in Linux GNOME terminal?

I like to open several tabs in GNOME terminal when I work. In Firefox, you can switch between tabs using Ctrl-Tab or Ctrl-Shift-Tab. How do I get the same functionality in GNOME terminal?
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Manjaro 0.8.10 Gnome Edition. “Log Out” button doesn't work

I have a relatively fresh install of Manjaro Gnome Edition updated and upgraded to latest version (0.8.10). It's Gnome Shell 3.12. I have everything working fine except when I try to use the "Log ...
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Ubuntu: automatically shown popup dialog is annoying. Can I disable it?

When I choose 'copy link address' from context menu or just select URL text, following popup dialog is automatically shown. It is annoying for me because this popup dialog grabs keyboard focus ...
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How do I get out of full-screen mode?

I'm using LibreOffice 4.2.4.2 (Calc) in debian wheezy. In an attempt to hide the window title bar I have enabled full-screen mode, which has hidden both the window title bar of Calc and the menu bar ...
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Ubuntu insert key not working in applications under GNOME

My insert key seems to have stopped working, in all applications (vim, gedit, etc.). However, if I change from Gnome flashback to TTY#1, i.e., non-graphical mode, the insert key works just fine. I ...
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Why does Gnome 3 not display files on the desktop?

I put some files in my "desktop" folder to be displayed on the screen but nothing happens, why?
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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...