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non-smooth fonts in Fedora's gnome

I don't know is that only my problem or not but I have a little eyestrain when using Fedora (19) with Gnome 3(.8) compared to Ubuntu, Linux mint or Windows. Maybe the problem is caused by font ...
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Linux: how to block playing videos?

How can I block playing all possible kinds of videos (.mpeg .avi. flash etc.) by users on Debian Wheezy (with Gnome)? Which packages/plugins should I deinstall (or block somehow)? How can I make ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu Gnome work properly in a Virtual Machine?

I've tried installing Ubuntu Gnome in VirtualBox and VMware Player. In both cases I end up with a weird graphical bug on the desktop. Everything else seems to be working as it should, although ...
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Enable display manager selection in Red Hat 6 gnome login

We use Red Hat 6 at work and I've a desktop that's a dedicated as my development environment. I routinely use wmii and have NXServer and client running within its own session that allows me to ...
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sharing only one virtual desktop (not a session) with vnc server?

Hello I would like to share one of my Gnome/KDE virtual desktop with VNC. I tried VNC server but it shares the whole session (as expected.) Is there a way to accomplish it?
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File browser closing on Folder deletion

I am using CentOS CentOS Release 6.4(Final) Kernel Linux 2.6.32-358.11.1.el6.x86_64 GNOME 2.82.2 I have enabled "Always open in browser" option in the File management preferences. I have a script ...
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how do I influence the compose rules in gnome?

this is a partial duplicate of the question Linux 'compose' key sequence extensions: I am using ubuntu 13.04 with unity and I would like to have a specific composition sequence to work as ...
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Gnome file manager Nautilus: How to disable front end search window feature

I am using Nautilus 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. What I normally like to do, if I am searching for all items in a directory that have names that start with say the letter 'A' is the following: Suppose I ...
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screen remains black after screen lock

My new installation of Ubuntu 10.10 by default locks the screen after doing nothing for 5 minutes. This is just what I want, but after that I am not able to unlock it again. The screen remains black ...
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RHEL 5 menu bar freezing with nomachine

I am using the free version of nomachine nx to log into a RHEL 5 (gnome) computer I have. Every once and a while, the menu bar at the top (containing applications, application shortcuts, etc.) will ...
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Open directory in the same window using nautilus for gnome

In CentOS (5.9) (gnome 2.16.0) when I browse through folders using nautilus as opposed to the terminal, whenever I click a subdirectory it opens in a separate window leaving the parent window still ...
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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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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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The font-rendering in Mint 15 / Cinnamon looks too light

So I tried some ways. I installed my favorite font (a bind of MS-Yahei and Consolas), and it looks light and not clean on the screen. Compared to my previous choice Xubuntu, the font on Xubuntu looks ...
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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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Is there any way I can add alternative key binding to a feature in compiz?

I was wondering is there any way to add additional, alternative key binding to a particular feature in compiz? I am using Wall plugin and on my ThinkPad it is convenient to switch between horizontal ...
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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with ...
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Linux - How to set up a shortcut to move window to different monitor?

I am using CentOS 6.4. I am aware the similar question has been raised before for Windows and OS X, but so far, the only solution I found for Linux is to press Alt+F7 and move it pixel-by-pixel, ...
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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 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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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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Is there a US International keyboard layout on Linux that mimics Windows' behavior?

I am used to using US International as my keyboard layout. However, the implementation appears to differ greatly between Windows and Linux (Gnome, in my case – may well be a GTK issue since GTK ...
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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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(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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Launch files / directories using Gnome from command line

On Windows, I can launch an Explorer window from a command line via "start (dirname)". And this will also launch applications associated with a particular file extension, so I can do "start ...
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How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text 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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Disable KDE sounds in GNOME Ubuntu

I use kate (a KDE text editor) under GNOME in Ubuntu. Since Natty upgrade, it plays miscellaneous sounds on error and other notifications. I disabled sound notifications in GNOME, but kate sounds are ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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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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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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VNC client for Windows with copy/paste?

I'm looking for a VNC client for Windows (XP/Vista) which supports clipboard transfer to a Linux/Gnome desktop running on the server side. Any suggestions?
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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 to automatically mount a file containing an encrypted file system, when a user login?

The file can be mounted manually via 'cryptsetup luksOpen' and 'mount /dev/mapper' but I would like it to be mounted automatically while logging in and by showing a GUI dialog for the passphrase just ...
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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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Application windows always open on the top left corner of the screen on Ubuntu

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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How do avoid context menu in opensuse to open on mousepress

I am using opensuse 12.1 via a virtual maschine. I'm using Gnome 3.2.1 and having this annoying problem, that whenever I want to open the context menu with the right mouse button it opens directly ...
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What is a good KDE equivalent to tilda on Gnome?

Or is tilda already KDE equivalent? Performance is important.