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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Change default login manager on Fedora 18

I'm tired of GNOME's problems with my Fedora 18 instance, and decided to move on to another desktop environment. After successfully changing to Xfce, I still couldn't get rid of GDM which annoys me a ...
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How to enable Windows Key + number in gnome to switch to a window in the taskbar or panel

In Windows 7/8 and Unity, you can use WindowsKey + 1 to switch to the first application on the taskbar/panel, WindowsKey + 2 for the second etc. What do I need to do to enable that in gnome-desktop? ...
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how to change focus-mode: mouse's delay?

how can I change delay before focus when having focus-mode: mouse in gnome 3? I am used to this behaviour from my previous WM (awesome), but I decided to give a Gnome another try (last used was ...
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How to start/stop motion on screen lock/unlock?

I installed motion in Fedora 17, and I want it to start when I lock the screen with control + alt + l, and stop when I unlock it. I found this to run/stop a script on screen lock: ...
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How to extend selection in gnome-terminal? Depends on version?

I just moved this question I made some time ago, from StackOverflow to here: In a terminal I can select a single line, double clicking with the Left Mouse Button. With xterm, I can extend that ...
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(Linux) Gnome-Screenshot & Cairo-dock

I've been trying to add a gnome-screenshot launcher to cairo dock. I would like it to generate a random filename and save the screen after I've selected the screengrab area. These are the 2 ...
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Under gnome (from debian 6.0.7 Squeeze) my space acts like the PowerDown button

I installed a debian squeeze on my computer and when I strike the spacebar under X11-gnome a window appears explaining that my computer is about to stop (within 60 secondes). Here I can cancel, ...
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Matching bracket selection on gnome-terminal, like Mac OSX terminal

I have recently fallen for a (non obvious) feature of the Mac OSX terminal: Given a display of some kind of deeply nested text with lots of matching brackets, parenthesis, or quotes (ie. JSON), the ...
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Ubuntu: gnome-open doesn't work for relative URL

If I type gnome-open foo.pdf it shows an error for me: Error showing url: Operation not supported. But if I give absolute path gnome-open ~/what/ever/foo.pdf it works fine. Is this a known ...
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Minimize/Maximize current window keyboard shortcut

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts for maximizing, minimizing and resizing the current window? I am on Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome-latest version.
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How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text that includes tab characters from a text editor, let's say gedit into a terminal session on ubuntu/gnome? I am on ubuntu 12.0.4 using gnome classic. UPDATE This same issue ...
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Gnome 3 “Oh no!” error on login

On Fedora 17, after instaling the Java runtime and (L)AMP (I do not think it is even related, I didn't restart for quite a while) and restart and login the "Oh no! Something went wrong." message ...
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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GNOME 2.16.0: desktop frozen (redhat 5.8)

I have a user whose desktop is frozen. We're running Redhat 5.8. Gnome version is 2.16.0. Clicking the icons does nothing. The menus on the toolbar work. If I try to launch nautilus from the ...
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What does little lock on desktop icons mean?

I have a fresh installation of Oracle Solaris 10, when I login as user root, desktop icons all look fine. I created a new user calledhoward and logged in using howard. All desktop icons have a little ...
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How to change terminal colors when connecting to SSH hosts

So you want to change terminal colors and resetting them back on exit? It's possible! Thanks to .ssh/config, alias and setterm.
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Three fingers not detected and auto drag only using touchegg

I got touchegg working for my touchpad using evdev but now I am having two issues. Moving the cursor is automatically seen as a drag, which means it auto selects text etc. instead of moving only the ...
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Ubuntu RFID Screensaver lock-unlock

So, I have this el-cheapo RFID scanner and some RFID tags. I thought to myself, You know what would be neat? Enabling and disabling the lock screen with this thing. So the package arrived and I tore ...
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GNOME 3.8 on a dual screen setup freezes after lock screen

I recently installed Arch Linux, and with that GNOME 3.8.2 + GDM 3.8.1.1. I have this on a Notebook with an Intel graphics card with the notebook LCD and an external monitor attached via VGA port. ...
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Gnome-Shell, use the hot corner to display Application

I'm currently tweaking my new Gnome-Shell inside a VM before doing it on my current laptop and I would like to know how to display the application drawer when the mouse go on the hot corner instead of ...
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Prevent GNOME from expanding windows

When I click on a GNOME window's title bar and drag it to the top of the screen and let go, GNOME expands the window to be full-screen. I don't like this---I just want the window at the top of my ...
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Enabling mouse in tmux conflicts with paste in X [duplicate]

This question is similar but not identical to tmux -- any way to enable scrolling, but not selection? I'm using tmux within gnome-terminal. When I use setw -g mode-mouse on in tmux to enable ...
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Gnome 3.4.2: How to display notifications a bit longer

I receive mails via Thunderbird (with extensions FireTray and GNOME Integration) and want to display the "New mail notification" a bit longer. How can I increase the length of time notifications ...
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Latin characters in a gnome terminal

In vi I type latin-1 characters like ö by doing ctlr-k o: Can one do something like this in a gnome terminal?
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How to enable mobile broadband in networkmanager applet

I am using Gnome 3.8 desktop. as a previous Gnome 2 user i know that to enable mobile broadband by entering the context menu with Alt + right click. However with Gnome 3 i am unable to do so . ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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Cinnamon vs. “System Settings” duplicate shorcut setting modules?

I'm running Linux Mint 14 with Cinnamon. I want to change some keyboard shortcuts, so I type "keyboard" in the search bar, and the "System Settings" -> All -> Keyboard menu shows up. However, if I ...
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focus changes when changing workspaces in gnome 3

When I change between workspaces in GNOME 3 (I use fallback mode) either by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+arrow_key) or by clicking on the workspace icon in the taskbar, the window with focus is ...
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Gnome sending keyboard shortcuts to an application

I would like to send key board shortcuts from my wm (gnome) to an application (specifically Emacs). for example If I press Some-prefix-key C-x C-s then I would like C-x C-s to be passed to Emacs ...
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Keyboard shortcut to launch applications from the GNOME3 Favourites

I have just switched from Unity to GNOME 3. The main feature I'm missing is being able to launch the xth application on my Unity Panel with Super+X. Is there a similar set of shortcuts, or a way to ...
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virtualbox refuse to run gnome on i7 computer

Why does my virtualbox on i7 computer, refuse to run gnome? On my other notebook there is no problem, but with i7 I cannot run gnome. I get this error: opps, something went wrong I already ...
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install gnome desktop in kubuntu

I am trying to install gnome desktop from kubuntu. So I did this : sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop It ran well but now I am getting this error: sudeep@sudeep:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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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 to use Gnome Shell with multiple monitors?

I'm desperately trying to make Gnome Shell work with multiple monitors. I'm on Gentoo. I'm using the proprietary ATI drivers. I did the configuration with the aticonfig tool. I tried using ...
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nautilus, totem, gcalctool, ccsm icons missing after pacman -Syu in Arch Linux

After running pacman -Syu today on my Arch Linux x64 system, I discovered that the icons in many of the applications were showing the image not found icon. This only seems to be in toolbars and in ...
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Can gnome terminal be set up, to copy selection without prompt?

I often times want to copy a set of commands from terminal, that do not have an output; say a block like this: prompt$ less file1.txt prompt$ less file2.txt prompt$ dhex file2.txt prompt$ less ...
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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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Reset and clear Gnome Terminal not working

I'm using GNOME Terminal 2.31.3. I was at work, ssh'ed into a machine at work. I came home and obviously broke the connection, so I want to reset that terminal tab. There is a menu option Terminal ...
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How do I set up preferred applications in Nautilus by file extension, rather than by mime type?

I regularly work with a few sorts of plain text files, some of these are code files that I want to open in a programmer's text editor, others are large (gigabyte or more) data files that I only want ...
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Removing iceweasel from Debian

On Debian Wheezy, when trying to remove Iceweasel, aptitude suggests, both when I try it via GUI and via aptitude remove iceweasel to also remove the following: 1) gnome ...
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Gnome-Disk-Utility : How to Launch It?

I had gnome-disks installed already. i needed to install the one from source code however. i downloaded and configured it and installed it. ./configure --prefix=/usr make make install when i run ...
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Gnome 3 old interface

I'm going nuts! I installed the a newer version of Gnome (it's now 3.5.1), but I'm still seeing the old interface. I want the interface with the "activities" button in the left top corner. Now I see ...
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GNOME-like workspaces for Windows

I worked a lot in the GNOME environment in Ubuntu and really liked it. But, I had to move to Windows due to some reasons. Is there any program that can allow to me to switch between workspaces like I ...
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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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Move Gnome 3 hot corner

I just added a 2nd monitor to the LEFT of my laptop, keeping my laptop screen as primary. The problem is that the hot corner in Gnome that switches to activities is now in the middle, making it hard ...
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How to remember last window position in GNOME 3?

Whenever I start a GUI application, the application window starts at the upper left of the screen. This is annoying, because I want them to appear at center. I pull them to the center but after ...
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How can I change my gnome-terminal title?

Previously I changed my gnome-terminal title to display which server I was logged into. I don't remember how I did this and I can't change it now. I ran through my .bashrc and found nothing that ...
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Shift key stays “pressed” in Gnome

I have a Linux with Gnome 2.6.1 which runs a VNC server. I access it only through the VNC and the problem is that when I press the Shift key, it stays pressed (so a cursor movement causes a text ...
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Map ctrl to super in GNOME

i'm running Ubuntu Precise, and I want to perform the following remapping, preferably through Gnome's "System Settings > Keyboard > Layout > Options" menu (though if that's not possible I could fall ...
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How can I set emacs keybinding to higher priority than the system?

I'm running Emacs 24 on Arch Linux machine. I want to set the system keyboard layout key binding to be the same as Emacs's (ctrl+\). While there is no problem to do so. When the layout is switched to ...