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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 ...
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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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Why would switching to Blackbox from GNOME turn off my internet?

I got a hold of Blackbox because I felt like GNOME was eating up too much RAM. The problem is, if I reboot, login with GNOME's login screen, and select Blackbox as the window manager, I don't have ...
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avoid to monitor goes to blank or sleep gconftool-2

Im customizing my SuSE 11 SP3 using gconftool-2 in Gnome Desktop 2.28.0 , the problem im facing i can not find the way to avoid my monitor goest to sleep or to blank. Ive tryed gconf-editor to find ...
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How do I prompt for booting Debian in GNOME or text mode?

Sometimes I would like to boot my laptop running Debian with GNOME 3 normally, however sometimes I would like to boot into text mode without having to manually stop the gdm3 service. Currently, I have ...
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IntelliJ IDEA doesn't recognize Super-key as part of shortcuts on Fedora 22 (Gnome 3.16)

Intellij IDEA doesn't recognize the Super_L/Meta-key as part of a shortcut or individually, while Super_R is strangely recognized as "Windows"-key. Both as part of existing shortcuts (no recognition, ...
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Using webcamstudio in Ubuntu 15 Gnome for Genymotion

i want to use webcamstudio v 0.73 for track my desktop as a webcam in my Ubuntu Gnome and use it like virtual webcam in my genymotion, i installed webcamstudio successfully and i did a test using the ...
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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 ...
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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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Can't open folders in Fedora KDE Plasma 5

I installed Fedora a few months ago, I've been using Gnome with it and wanted to use KDE Plasma 5, I tried it live first by downloading the custom Fedora ISO which contains KDE instead of Gnome. I ...
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Where can I find Network Manager VPN connections files in a Debian 8 Jessie installation?

I had some vpn connections configured through network manager on a Debian 8 Jessie installation and I want to copy them to another fresh install of the same OS.y On the old install I used the default ...
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CentOS 7 - resolution on login screen

Ive set the screen resolution on my CentOS 7 VM. But although the resolution is correct once I've logged in, the login screen resolution is far too high. I cannot find a way to change it. Does anyone ...
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Is there a way to emulate vt52 or any other terminal type in linux just like xterm?

I am just asking (for curiosity) whether there exist other terminal emulators in linux/ubuntu that understand escape sequence's for other terminal types (just like gnome-terminal does for xterm), vt52 ...
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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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Display management in Gnome not working.

I've just installed Fedora 22 (64bit). I have to monitors, one recognized as #1 (on my right) and one as #2 (on my left). Assigning the monitors to right hand side worked fine. I do though often ...
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How can I disable slow scrolling in gnome apps?

This happens GTK apps such as gedit and evince. Occasionally if I hold a scrollbar down too long without scrolling really fast it goes into a slow mode and becomes useless. How can I disable the slow-...
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Debian - How to get this job in cron.d to run at startup

Using Debian Jessie, I'm having trouble running a one line file I placed in /etc/cron.d The file contains the following line: @reboot myuser /usr/bin/keepass2 /home/myuser/mydb.kdbx -pw:password It ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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gnome3 annoyances: how to fix un-resizeable windows?

gnome3, while again trying to copy apple shortcomings as if it is the holy grail, made windows opened as modal from other windows un-resizable for no reason at all. and un-movable, because why would ...
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custom GUI app in GNOME, desktop file & app menu

I made a custom QML app and a .desktop file for it: [Desktop Entry] Comment= Terminal=false Name=ProjectPad Exec=/home/emmanuel/home/projectpad/.cabal-sandbox/bin/projectpad Type=Application Icon=...
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Windows theme selector in Tweak Tool disappeared after Fedora 22 upgrade

Running Gnome 3 under Fedora 21 and prior, the gnome-tweak-tool Appearance panel showed theme selectors for the following: Global Dark Theme Window GTK+ Icons Cursor Shell Enable Animations ...