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Linux, make shorcut keys and FN key always active

If I play full a screen game under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME Shell 3.4) I can not use some of my Fn keys, nor the GNOME Shell shortcuts. For example the Fn+volume, or brightness doesn't work, ...
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How to restore Gnome desktop environment in Debian 6?

After installing Meld in Debian 6, the whole OS became desktopless after I restarted. How do I restore the Gnome desktop? Currently my full screen is on command prompt mode.
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Multiple displays showing Linux

Ok, so i have been trying to work around installing AMD catalyst on my kali linux computer for a while now (in order to run oclhashcat). I have successfully done it and wrote a few patches for it that ...
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Does Centos 6 and gnome support i7 hardware?

I have installed Centos 6 on a new HP laptop HP PROBOOK 430G1. While booting I see the message Detected CPU model 6 family 69 *unsupported hardware device : Intel CPU model* Inspite of Centos ...
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Make Gnome screen lock after 1 hour, not 15 minutes?

I am using Fedora 20 with Gnome. The screen Power Savings blanks the screen after 15 minutes and then the screen gets automatically locked. I'd like to have the screen blanked and locked after an ...
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How to open some location in new tab in existing nautilus window? (from console)

I want to type something in console that will open some location (on example home dir) in already opened nautilus window. Is it possible?
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How to setup touchegg with gnome on debian

I am trying to setup touchegg on debian testing with gnome. I was able to compile and run it (without gui, daemon only). But unfortunately gestures doesn't work, though gnome two finger scroll works. ...
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How can I set the gnome date/time from the cli?

Our network (Debian wheezy server and clients) use Kerberos for authentication, and one of its great features is that there should not be timedifference between the ticketserver and client - otherwise ...
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Getting a desktop environment Debian

I installed the latest stable release of Debian and I don't like the interface I want it to be similar to the Debian desktop installed by default like the Raspberry Pi has. Is there a way to change ...
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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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How to use systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend under gnome in linux?

How can I make GNOME 3 use Systemd hybrid-sleep instead of suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?

We like to use brew, but it doesn't have a lot of gnome toolset formulae, and we can install a gnome-terminal very quickly with FinkCommander. We've built various parts of gnome from scratch, but ...
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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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Gnome Shortcut for rollup / unroll window

is there a keyboard shortcut that can be set to roll up a window in CetnOs using Gnome desktop? I am running CentOS release version 6.5 and Gnome desktop version 2.28.2. I have the mouse setup to ...
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Is it possible to change the mount point used for external USB devices from /media to something else under GNOME?

I'm using CentOS 5.x and am trying to change the mount point that get's used when I insert a USB thumb drive or external USB drive. They're showing up under /media/KINGSTON for example. I'd like to ...
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In Gnome, how do I backup my spell-check dictionary?

I frequently add non-standard words to the dictionary, and would not like to lose it. Is there any way to save it somewhere, so that I would never have to start over ?
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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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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it ...
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How do I install themes for Gnome3 in Debian 7?

I am trying to install the viva theme for my Debian install. I am having some issues. I am told to use the gnome tweak tool to select the theme. When I run the gnome tweak tool there is a yellow ...
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Do I have to disable color profiles in Gnome when running dispcal

I am currently trying to calibrate my monitor using ArgyllCMS' dispcal: dispcal -v -o outfile However my Gnome color management tool has already loaded some generic profile for my monitor. Do I ...
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Tiling Window Manager

I've been looking into tiling window managers because I'm tired of manually positioning and resizing all my windows whenever I want to see some information side by side. However, the tiling window ...
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Making cairo-clock click-through-able (Cairo Graphics)

Is there any way that I can make a window on my X windowing system (Ubuntu/Gnome/Compiz) to be click-through? i.e. when I click on it, the click is actually sent to the window beneath it. The ...
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Fedora 20 Gnome session over X11 forwarding not working

In previous Fedora/CentOS distributions I was always able to run "gnome-session" over SSH with X11 forwarding. However, in Fedora 20, I instead get a window with a sad-face graphic that says "Oh no! ...
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How to make GNOME 3 use suspend-hybrid?

How can I make GNOME 3 use pm-suspend-hybrid instead of pm-suspend when closing the lid or using suspend from the menu?
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Can I make Ubuntu 11.10's desktop look like 11.04's Ubuntu Classic?

I updated to 11.10 today and Unity has absolutely driven me nuts. Is there a way to bring 11.04's Classic Desktop back to 11.10? I tried KDE and I don't find it similar enough to be happy. I tried ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen. What can I do?

I used to see the link below and I think it would be helpful but the problem is I can't run any of TTY. How to I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? I'm trying to do ...
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move pointer between screens/monitors/desktops with keyboard, not just with mouse

I'm using the standard Gnome (2.30.3) that comes with Linux Mint Debian Edition. I have dual monitors and they work as two seperate desktops, each with its own panel. The only 'communication' between ...
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How do I import multiple csv files in gnumeric?

I am trying to import multiple csv files into gnumeric so that each one is a separate sheet in the workbook. This is relatively simple in Excel but I cannot work out how to do it in gnumeric.
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NX Client behaves differently for GNOME and KDE

When using NXClient on KDE (Fedora) to connect to a Ubuntu machine with GNOME, NX works flawlessly, and automatically resizes the display to match the client window. However, when I change the ...
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Long wait after login Ubuntu Gnome 13.04, probably network related

Some basic information about my computer: Ubuntu Gnome 13.04, Gnome 3.6.2. Linux 3.8.0-34-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 18:00:10 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Recently it takes very ...
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No option to hibernate/shutdown in GNOME 3?

I have installed Fedora 15 Alpha with GNOME 3. Everything is working fine. However, I can't see any option to hibernate or shutdown. In the top panel when I click my user name, I only have one option ...
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Why didn't copying my home folder to a new machine preserve all preferences?

So, I needed to move my existing data to a new machine. I expected basically all settings (e.g. google chrome bookmarks, nav bar contents in gnome3, etc.) to be preserved if I simply copied my $HOME ...
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Is there a Linux cursor that has a (semi-transparent) Halo

There are certainly a LOT of Linux cursor themes out there. My problem is that most are useless for me as I'm partially sighted. Limited time means I can't try them all, either. The biggest problem ...
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How do I deploy user configurations to multiple linux desktops (gnome)?

We have been using linux/debian/gnome exclusively in our small office for the past 7 years, and it has always been manageable with 3-4 desktops and 1 server. Recently, we have expanded a little (8 ...
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What are the MIME configuration files that point to ~/.local/share/icons?

I installed MSOffice2007 in Debian 7.2 in wine, which created its own MIME reference files in ~/.local/share/mime/ and ~/.local/share/applications. Later I deleted wine completely and all the files ...
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Why can't I install Windows 7 in Gnome Boxes?

I run Fedora 18 Gnome. I have a legal copy of Windows 7 in .iso format. I am attempting to install it in Gnome Boxes. When I try to install it, I get a message that says "Connection to windows7.iso ...
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Linux boot fails after install

I got an hp pavilion 15 e070sl laptop, bought a week ago and i wanted to install ubuntu alongside windows, (then the installer erased the whole HDD for a bug, but that's another story) The fact is, ...
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GNOME/KDE Linux entirely in RAM?

I'd like to have very responsive linux but I also like modern, elegant and functional desktops like gnome or kde, not the lightweight ones like xfce or lxde. Once I tried PuppyLinux and was impressed ...
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With GNome 3 how can I make the second monitor unique to each workspace instead of shared?

Currently Gnome3 sets my second monitor to be shared across all workspaces. I'd prefer each workspace to have it's own second monitor layout. Is there any way to do this?
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Mint 13 does nothing when laptop lid is closed

I have a laptop running Mint 13. I have it hooked up to a 30" monitor and have no use for the laptop being open, so I put it on a shelf and close it. When I do that, the monitor goes blank. The ...
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Linux: How to set default directory of terminal emulators?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04, my terminals (gnome-terminal and urxvt) start in "/" instead of "~" What can cause this behavior? I imagine that the working directory of Gnome or X is set to "/", ...
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Custom settings in gnome-screensaver .desktop files

I'm trying to run a xscreensaver application through gnome-screensaver engine with some custom options. Since gnome-screensaver doesn't offer a simple GUI that would help to tweak a particular ...
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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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Guake transparency not working

I would like to recover transparency on Guake on my workstation (CentOs 6.4, linux 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64) I use it for a long time on Suse or Ubuntu, I already know how to adjust transparency. ...
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Gnome/Gtk equivalent of KeePassX?

KeePassX is a great password storing program, but it doesn't use Gtk and doesn't integrate well at all with Gnome. Is there an equivalent program designed for Gnome?
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Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon formats?

A few years back PNG graphics could be used as launcher icons. This does not work on Ubuntu 10.10, while SVG works. Is there any reliable documentation?
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How to change gnome session locale?

How do I change the default locale for my gnome session? I created /etc/default/locale-local with this content: LANG=pt_PT.UTf-8 LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8 and added this to /etc/pam.d/gdm3, ...
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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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How can I install Gnome 3 on Debian Squeeze?

I would like to replace Gnome 2 with Gnome 3, but I do not want to upgrade from Squeeze to Wheezy. How can I do that?
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Apple shortcuts in Ubuntu

I switch between a Mac and Ubuntu often. On my Ubuntu box, I use an Apple Aluminum keyboard. I'm interested in Apple's "command" key: ⌘.   (I'm not concerned about the hardware control keys.) ...