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MATE: Alt key focusing application's menu

One of things I like in Windows is that in almost every app I can press Alt, and app's main menu becomes focused. Unfortunately this doesn't work in MATE. (I use Linux Mint 13, if that matters). I ...
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Limiting the maximum window size on gnome

I'm using Xming to connect to a redhat box running gnome for development (I found that VNC had issues with all of the various different keystrokes). I have three smallish monitors, so I want to run ...
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Start gnome as another user on display :1

I logged in a console as a second user and I tried running startx, xinit, gnome-session, gnome-shell and all their combinations (in bg &). X starts in display :1, I see the mouse pointer, but I ...
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Shortcut for searching all installed applications using debian/gnome

I'd like to create a shortcut to launch the "desktop search" application ("Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Desktop Search") in debian/gnome. Does this shortcut exist (or can it be created) in ...
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Cannot login in graphical mode - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

This is an old issue that I've tried to solve and apparently it's still valid, none of the updates so far have resolved it. It seems to be related to Gnome (gdm?) and Nvidia drivers, because for ex. ...
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How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu?

I've tried using this How-To Geek guide, but it doesn't work. Running the script from the terminal works (although I had to change its permissions first), but clicking on a mailto: link does nothing. ...
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Linux: if LXDE + Gnome desktops are installed, are their services running at the same time?

Just the question of the title: If i have in my favourite distro two different desktops installed, lets say: LXDE and Gnome at the same time, are their own services running at the same time if i'm ...
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How to zoom the desktop under Gnome?

I want to use my PC from the couch, but from there, I cannot see what I'm clicking. I enabled Enhanced Zoom Desktop in CCSM and it looked like it does what I want. But when "Sync mouse" is enabled, ...
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linux-mint Font size increased to a large size, now every window garbels display

Hey guys I have made a blunder. While i was playing with cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I cant use any applications because of the ...
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How to suspend from lockscreen in Gnome 3?

How do I suspend my computer from the lockscreen in Gnome 3 (Fedora 20)? Sometimes I accidentally press the lock key, which is right next to the suspend key. Once it's locked, it no longer listens to ...
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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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How to manage desktop real-estate for Ubuntu/Gnome

I'd like to reserve a section of my desktop for placing all my widgets. So when a window is maximized, it does not get mixed up with the widgets. Since there's a solution for Windows, I am guessing ...
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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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Is there a way to configure system-wide word delimiters for text in GNOME/GTK+?

I'm looking for a way to define or view and modify which characters are considered word boundaries by GNOME, similar to the "select-by-word" characters used in GNOME Terminal (related question) or ...
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Search Terminal Output

Using a default terminal and bash, there is no functionality to search the standard output of commands. One can gain such functionality using other tools, like emacs shell or screen, but I am ...
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Monodevelop cannot connect to debugger

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 (with Gnome 3.10.1) and MonoDevelop 3.0.3.2. Before switching to GDM and Gnome 3 MonoDevelop worked just fine, but after switching I get this popup: "Could not connect to ...
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How to automatically execute a shell script when logging into Ubuntu

How do I get a script to execute automatically when I log in? Not when the machine starts up, and not for all users, but only when I (or any specific user with the script) login via the GNOME UI. ...
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Where to find a plain vanilla GNOME 2.x

I've Googled this extensively and can't seem to find an answer. Where can I find a plain vanilla version of Ubuntu (or anything related) that uses GNOME 2.x? It seems to me like the developers of ...
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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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Recover PHP file from CentOS?

I've just accidentally overwritten a PHP file on my centOS Server and i don't have a backup of that file, Is there anyway i can recover the old revision of the file some how ? Thanks
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When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop (How do I get to desktop?)

When I start Ubuntu it enters tty[1-6] instead of my desktop. Normally I could get back to the desktop by pressing CTRL + ALT + F7 but that doesn't work. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Ubuntu's gui “Open With” command is not memorizing the application

In Ubuntu, when we right-click a icon and use "open with", there is an option to remember that application for that file's type. For some reason, my system is no more memorizing the application (I ...
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How to launch Ubuntu Software Center from GNOME Shell?

I have been playing around with GNOME Shell from Ubuntu 9.10. I installed the preview which is available in Ubuntu 9.10 repositories using sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-shell --replace ...
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Upgrading to Gnome 3.12 in Fedora 20

Hello my friends. Recently Gnome 3.12 was released as an update for gnome users. so I decided to upgrade to the newest version as explained here. After step 1, I tried to update Fedora using Yumex, ...
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Window tiling in Gnome without Compiz?

I really do like the Grid plugin in Compiz, but at work I cannot use Compiz on my workstation (Fedora 12). Is there anything similar for plain X or Metacity? The Grid-plugin gives you a few keyboard ...
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Bash command to focus a specific window

Is there a way, in bash command line, to give focus to a specific window of a running process. Assume I know the process' name, number, and anything else I need. For instance, if I have a single ...
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How can I run Gnome or KDE locally in Cygwin?

Apparently it is possible to do this using cygwin ports, as can be seen in screenshots. I followed this how-to to get apt-cygports set up, and I used it to install gnome-session. This how-to ...
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Gnome 2.28 using the Super key alone as a keyboard shortcut

I'm running Redhat Linux 6.5 with Gnome 2.28.2 desktop. I'm trying to create a shortcut to open a terminal by pressing just the super key (i.e. the windows key or mod4) not a combination of the super ...
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How do I install Krita on Debian Xfce lightly?

I want to install Krita on Debian Xfce but I am worried that installing Krita will also install all the Kde related stuff and will bog down my system. Installing Kde components is not an issue, ...
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Gnome: Change title of current terminal from bash command line

I know there are options to start a new terminal with a specified title, and that is is possible to change the title from a terminal using the menu: 'Terminal' -> Set Title. However, I want to change ...
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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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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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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 ...