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How I can take a screenshot with current cursor in GNOME?

When I take a screenshot in Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) using application "Take Screenshot" I get a screenshow this a default mouse cursor, but when i take a screenshot, cursor of mouse was another, for ...
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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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Mate panel opens application instead of caja

I run Mate 1.4.2 When I click 'Home Folder' from 'Places' menu on top it launches easytag application instead of caja. I.e. completely unrelated application. I have no idea how it happened and have ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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Wayland and GNOME 3

I was wondering if it would be possible to use Wayland with GNOME shell. I updated to Natty, and I'm not too fond of Unity. I've been wanting to experiment with Wayland (I'm forced to use the ...
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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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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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How to find the default file manager?

as a Linux user, I see that some applications can request a path to be opened and this causes a file manager to be launched. I'd like to do this programmatically, but how can I know which is the ...
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How can I type a backslash with no backslash key?

I'm trying to use a UK keymap on a physical US keyboard on my notebook (Asus Zenbook UX31E). My keyboard has vertical bar and backslash (| and \) above the Enter key, but I get hash and tilde ...
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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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Screen keeps turning off and on

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) OS and I actually can't tell what has caused this weird thing to occur. Sometimes, the screen just turns off. Then it immediately turns on thinking it's in digital mode ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I restore the Gnome Panel volume control in Ubuntu?

I use alsa, and I don't have a volume control applet on my Gnome Panel. When I right click and select "add to panel", there is nothing that has to do with "sound", "audio" or "volume" in the list, ...
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How to preserve path in a new tab in the gnome terminal?

At work I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux 14.04. When I open a new tab in the gnome terminal, the working directory of the new shell is the same as in the terminal where I have pressed CTRL-SHIFT-T. At ...
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How to configure gnome-terminal to use xterm-256color by default?

When I start gnome-terminal and do echo $TERM, I got xterm as output. I want it to be xterm-256color I've considered the solution to add 'export TERM=xterm256color' in my .bashrc. But I don't like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gnome3 - Change window drag shortcut

Gnome defaults to using Alt+LeftMouse dragging for moving windows around - I hate this feature and it breaks some apps I use. In Gnome2 you could change the modifier key in one of the settings ...
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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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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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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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How to view the notification area in GNOME?

I've just updated my machine from Debian Wheezy to Debian Testing. The GNOME version is 3.8.4 but I have an annoying problem. The bottom notification area is gone and I don't know how to make 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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How do we prevent alt-tab switching from changing workspaces?

Can we prevent alt-tab from switching workspaces in Gnome 3? I'd prefer that when switch apps with alt-tab, it will switch to the last used window of that app in the current workspace (it may be ...
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Fedora 22 - Can't Access GNOME Lock Screen

I recently installed Fedora 22 and I'm using GNOME v3.16.2. I am new to Fedora, but moderately experienced with Linux. I cannot figure out how to lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut. I have ...