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How can I cause Fedora Linux to show me the GUI login screen?

When I boot Fedora 19, the GUI does not start. I can start it manually, with startx, but this does not unlock my keyring, which is annoying. This problem started when I tried to move from GNOME to ...
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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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Can't validate mine, sudo nor root in Debian “Jessie” Gnome anymore?

I'm Debian beginner & GUI guy in a bit of trouble? Can't login as sudo/gksu/root/su nor as (main/super)user after removed user password via Gnome-user-settings. History of actions (Probably ...
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Gnome 3 application Icons disappeared

I edited my main menu settings (unchecked items inside a sub menu) when it happened that the window freezed and all entries on the left side disappeared (Office, System, Settings, Games, ...). I ...
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Gnome fallback panel Color

I'm running fedora 19 and I want to use the gnome fallback (classic) mode but I don't like the panel colors. I want black panels and in gnome 2 you can configure them but not in gnome fallback. How do ...
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Fedora 19 Terminal Icon

I was tweaking fedora and accidentally changed the icon for the terminal and now I cant find the real Icon. I've checked /usr/share/pixmaps /home/ME/.local/* and /usr/share/icons but I can't find it.
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How to get data shown out of workspace or directly from application?

I'm a new user, because until this moment I used to handle with everything by myself. My problem is complex so I think I chose the right section. Because of some reason I had to use another web ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NoMachine Client-Side Resolution

I have been using OpenNX on a Mac to connect to a NoMachine 3.5 server on Ubuntu, and I was able to start a new GNOME session with the using the available screen area. However, this behavior changed ...
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How to turn back to old gnome panel style in GNOME 3?

Yesterday my gnome panel looked like . I restart the computer and (apparently this enabled some update) and now it looks like . Which (in my opinion) is terrible because is missing a lot a features ...
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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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How can rm -rf be slower than delete in nautilus?

I had this very surprising situation recently, while trying to delete folders containing many files (think code repo checkout with some 10 thousands files): When I tried to do this via command line ...
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Custom .desktop file not showing in Nautilus “Open With” menu

I want to be able to double click on a Python script (or SH script) inside Nautilus and then it run. So I made a custom desktop file, contents: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Type=Application ...
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VIM copy doesn't work in Gnome Terminal (to system clipboard)

I prefer using VIM in a gnome terminal (On Fedora 19) instead of using GVIM. But I can't seem to copy to the system clipboard. I'm pulling my hair out trying to figure this out because other threads ...
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Set xterm text color

in my gnome terminal i can change the profile preferences to set the text color to green. i'm not talking about the prompt (this is already set up in blue how i want it) just talking about the general ...
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Can't get desktop environment running

I am running Sabayon linux, a fork of gentoo. I recently removed KDE according to http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=Remove_KDE this page, and followed through with a reboot. Upon booting, I no ...
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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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Why isn't my custom GNOME launcher showing

I'm trying to get a launcher to show up on Arch linux with Gnome 3.8 but for some reason it doesn't show up on the menu. I have to strip down the version of the original sublime_text.desktop file ...
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Gnome 3.8 icons on the desktop (Nautilus managed) are on the wrong monitor

I'm running GNOME 3.8 with a multi-monitor setup. In Gnome 3, it's possible to get the icons in ~/Desktop back on one's desktop by changing a setting in gnome-tweak-tool: ...
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Make program invisible in other Workspaces

I am looking on how to move a program (eg. firefox, or a PDf Viewer) to a workspace, without being displayed in the program bar (KDE default bottom, Ubuntu-Unitiy default left) of the other ...
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GNOME3 keyboard shortcuts doesn't run my script

I have a home made script that takes a screenshot and uploads it to puush, and I have put the script in /usr/bin. If I open a terminal and write the name of the script it runs perfectly. I use Debian ...
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Make firefox window transparent on Gnome-Shell

How can I make the top part of Firefox (AKA the tabs/settings bar/bookmarks/url bar) transparent on Gnome-Shell? I've searched, but didn't find any answer. I mainly want to make it semi-transparent so ...
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How to change the titlebar's font size and height in Gnome Shell windows

Is it possible to customize the font size and other properties of the window titlebars in gnome-shell?
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Disable “Window is Ready” Notification in Gnome Shell?

It's just annoying. I know what happens on my system and if I want to check a software, I can do it on my own. Though I don't know how to disable that. Turning off every notification panel doesn't ...
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Emacs forces Gnome logout under Debian Wheezy?

I am running Debian Wheezy 64bit with the latest Nvidia drivers (from Nvidia). Whenever I fire "emacs" (Emacs23.4), Gnome session goes dark and it logs out and bring back the log in menu consistently. ...
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Firefox on Linux : New Tabs show last visited web sites instead of “BLANK”

I just opened a new tab in firefox. it is not blank it is showing last visited web sites and etc. how can i stop this ? did firefox implement this new thing ? i just re-installed centos and ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 gnome flashback why I get in white toolbar

I am having big problems with my ubuntu 12.10 and gnome flashback (gnome classic). I always get WHITE toolbar. How to remove it?
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xdotool : close all windows except the one that is active (infront)

I would like to execute a command that will close all windows except the one that is currently active. i would likely to place this command in the gnome-panel which means when i click on the button, ...
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Automatically closing idle windows in Gnome

Can open windows automatically close themselves if they have not been used for X seconds in Gnome? For example, right now I have some Firefox windows and some other file browser windows etc open ...
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Login loop Fedora 19 GNOME 3

I've just installed Fedora 19 in my hard drive which has some 100GB+ free space. I'm not able to login to Fedora now. After entering the correct credentials, I got to see the console-like black ...
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I rebooted my computed and now gnome3 runs like gnome classic

I may have not described the problem correctly in the title. It's probably a simple issue, but I'm not sure how to go about diagnosing it. I was running gnome 3 for awhile using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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How to add keyboard indicator on Gnome panel?

I am testing Fedora 19. Desktop spin gnome doesn't have a keyboard indicator. Right click doesn't work. Should it or it is information from an "ancient" gnome version.
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When I quit xmonad, how can I make it shut down applications nicely?

When I quit xmonad (Shift-Mod-Q), it kills all my running applications. This results in me losing my recent terminal history in gnome-terminal and in Chromium complaining on the next start up that it ...
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Permanently disable screensaver Fedora 19

I am creating a bash script that will 'setup' a client machine running Fedora 19 (GNOME). I need to be able to permanently disable the screensaver with no user input. I found some (granted, old) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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In Gnome Shell, how do I prevent all windows of an app from getting focus when I focus just one of them?

For example, I have two monitors, each with gnome-terminal maximized. When I select one of the instances of gnome-terminal I don't want the one on the other monitor to get focus as well (because I ...
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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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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 ...