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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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fix terminal vim colours (on focus lost)

When setting up Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (with gnome-terminal 3.6.0) I noticed that my vim colours mess up in the terminal as soon as the terminal loses focus. Everything is fine when using < C-z> and ...
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Using different .cshrc.user files

I have two .cshrc.user files for two different projects. For example, they set the same environment variables but with different values. When I'm currently switching between projects, I run a python ...
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How to fix missing network manager icon in Ubuntu 10.04?

In Ubuntu 10.04, my network-manager icon is gone missing by itself. I use the GNOME desktop. How can I restore it?
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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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Why scrolling in Unity is faster than in Xmonad?

I noticed that when I use default Ubuntu's Unity, everything scrolls fast and smooth. By "everything" I mean web-browsers and vim in terminal when I browse source code. When I use xmonad it seems to ...
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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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Automatic file encryption/decryption: detect file is closed in Mate/Gnome application

I'm writing a bash script to automatically decrypt file for editing and encrypt it back after file is closed. File type could be any: plain-text, office document, etc. I am on Linux Mint with Mate. ...
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LMDE with gnome 3 - Change automount options

I've got GNOME 3 on an LMDE machine and I need to change the automount options to mount without the noexec attribute for an NTFS partition. Does anyone know where I could find such configurations and ...
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Dragging a window in GNOME 3 is very slow in my machine. Is there a way to make it faster?

I have recently installed GNOME 3 on my Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems that most of its fancy effects work pretty smoothly. Strangely though, dragging a window is slow and glitchy. Is it caused by some ...
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gnome password prompt takes ages to appear after screen has been locked

Using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome. After the screen has been locked (manually, or after resuming from suspend), it takes more then 60 seconds for the password prompt to appear. This happens with gnome and ...
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Triple-head works in GDM, but not in Gnome

I've got three displays connected via DVI on two different ATI cards on Arch Linux using the xf86-video-ati driver. All three are currently serving output, but one of my displays (the one on the ...
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NX keymaps all messed up in Gnome 3

Back in the days of Gnome 2, I was happily using NX (NoMachine, FreeNX, neatx) for an extremely low-latency and usable connection to several Linux boxes. Everything worked like a dream. Then, Gnome 3 ...
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How can I add panels to secondary monitor in Gnome 2.30.2 / Debian 6

I connected to my PC second monitor, how can I add Gnome panels to it. Method, described here ( Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04 ) not works!
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How do I change Login Screen Background in Centos 6.3

I want to change the default Login Screen background/theme in Centos 6.3. The INSTALL folder in the theme I downloaded says: Use 'gdmsetup' to install. But gdmsetup isn't a recognized command. I ...
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Freebsd - only install gnome desktop (only minimal ports needed)

Is there a way to only install the gnome desktop? I don't want all these extra things... I'll install it manually if I need it. Also, why do we need xorg? My VM has been running for a while ...
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Samba mount-point with Nautilus

I'm trying to access by command line to the shares automatically mounted by Nautilus (I'm on a RHEL6), but I'm unable to find the mount point. Googling around I found that I should look in ~/.gvfs, ...
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is there a way to change the background image of individual workspaces on Gnome Desktop?

On Gnome changing the background image changes it for all workspaces. I want to have different images for each workspace. Is there a way to achieve this? I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity.
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Mint 11 - no screensaver with lid closed and external monitor

I have gnome-power-manager / buttons / lid_ac configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. When I lock the screen, the screensaver does not come on any more. If I set lid_ac to blank and leave ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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Where to put command to disable touchpad to have it executed whenever I start PC

I finally figured out the command to disable touchpad in my Fedora 17 using Gnome desktop 3.4.2.: xinput set-prop 13 132 0 (specific to my Thinkpad) Now where do I put this command, so that it is in ...
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How to make GNOME 3 hibernate from timeout using pm-hibernate

I am running Fedora 17 with GNOME 3 as my desktop, and have set up the machine to hibernate after idle for 1 hour. However, instead of switching off the machine appears to be on with the fan running. ...
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Custom keyboard map in Gnome (on ArchLinux)

I've just switched from LXDE to Gnome and I'm struggling with configuring the keyboard the way I want it. The Swedish keyboard layout is painful when programming (e.g. {[]} require right-hand finger ...
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apt-get only downloading gnome classic

For the past few weeks, I've been having a problem with my two laptops. Somehow (both on linux mint 13 and ubuntu 12.04) I have been trying to download gnome 3.4 shell. Unfortunately it would only ...
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How do I launch (pdf) documents with Evince from the Activities Overview in Gnome 3?

Evince is already set as the default document viewer. Clicking on a document while in Nautilus will open Evince to view them. However, this is not the case when clicking on a document that appears ...
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Gnome: How to open a very very large log file?

I've got a log file about 157Gb (Gnome). It's a very large file and nor gedit nor vim can open it. Alternatively I want only to see the last 20 lines and I can't back it up because of space storage ...
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How to change default pdf viewer for all users in command line

I'm using Debian squeeze with Gnome Desktop for all my users. I have a group of machines to set up so that all users should use xpdf as a default viewer (rather than evince). I want this set up to be ...
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Finding text in Ubuntu (gnome) terminal output [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Search Terminal Output Imagine this scenario: You run a command at gnome terminal. This command has made a bunch of outputs to the terminal. After some time, you ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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How can Google Calendar notifications pop up in my current virtual desktop in RHEL6 (Gnome)?

I use 4 virtual desktops to organize my work (the standard workspaces that you can use with GNome). Email/Calendar stay in desktop 1. When a meeting is near to start, the notification notice pops up ...
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“Gnome 2.28.2: LCtrl+LShift as a combination to change layout” Issue

I am used to change the layout using keys combination CTRL + SHIFT. Not to mention that lots of applications use that combination as a part of another complex combination. Say - CTRL + SHIFT + TAB in ...
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How to make NetworkManager work without ConsoleKit

I reinstalled Arch half a month ago. I found that the Consolekit is no longer available in newer versions. Previously I use consolekit to configure my Networkmanger, but I didn't know how to solve ...
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Gnome clock applet, where's the data stored?

I mean, when I type location it gets GMT +/- fixes, were does that information come from?
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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Gnome 2.3: change background color for buttons / active window in tray bar separately?

I recently tuned Debian to look more like Ubuntu by switching to Ubuntu fonts and installing the dark Ambiance theme. However, the color for the active window is way to light and makes the title ...
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How to resize font size on window title bar on gnome?

By default window title bar on Gnome has bigger font size. How can I resize that font size on window title bar? I want it to be smaller like on KDE or MS Windows.
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How to notify Gnome users of system reboot/shutdown?

I am looking for Gnome alternative to KDE write daemon. My goal is to notify Gnome users of coming system reboot or shutdown on the localhost. If the user is logged in KDE and I issue shutdown -r +5 ...
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Having trouble connecting to wifi on Fedora 14

I'm relatively new to Linux and I've recently downloaded Fedora 14 to run as a dual boot with Windows 7. I've tried using a wired connection and it works fine, but when it comes to wifi, I'm getting ...
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Fedora 17 application dowload

I'm normally a mac user when it comes to desktop and have some experience with Ubuntu desktop as well. For my spare pc I decided to try out beautiful Fedora and I'm done with install and updates. I ...
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Gnome 3 fallback (gnome-panel): multiple copies of all UI elements

I just switched from an NVIDIA to an ATI graphics card and changed the graphics drivers on my Gentoo distro accordingly. Surprisingly, gnome-shell worked without any noticeable problems (I know there ...
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Kill Gnome in Debian

I am using my backup computer as a server. It's running Debian and I want to kill everything gnome related to save memory. I'm accessing remotely through ssh. Any ideas?
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gnome-screensaver disable blank screen

I am using SUSE Linux with gnome-2 My screensaver runs for 5 minutes and the screen goes blank after that. I want to disable the blank screen. I tried the following commands: $ setterm -blank 0 $ ...
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Is it possible to configure a blank line at the bottom of a gnome terminal?

When the terminal text reaches the bottom of the window, it's hard to see underscores and font descenders since they're so close to the window border. Can I configure a blank line (or 2)?
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What it mean “User defined session” in window manager

I had this problem: Unable to log into Ubuntu So I reinstalled gnome, unity, lighdm and gdm. Unfortunately I don't understand much in this field (Xorg, I mean). Now I have login screen, probably of ...
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Update screensaver theme using gconftool-2

How can i update the screensaver theme? I am using: $sudo gconftool-2 -t --list-type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes [screensavers-xyz] But it doesn't seem to work. I get an error ...
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How can I change the Desktop background or the screensaver in Terminal only?

I have a few images in a directory and I can only use the Terminal
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Config file for gedit to disable line wrap?

Is there a non-interactive way to disable line wrapping in gedit? i.e., a config file? I am teaching a class and would like to change the settings for the whole class globally. (follow-up to how ...
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Is it possible to control the whole Gnome desktop with vi-like commands?

I know with readline you can use emacs or vi commands to edit the input of several interactive text programs. I wonder if there exists such a similar facility to control the whole desktop in Gnome or ...
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change width of indicators panel in gnome 3

How change the width of indicators panel in gnome 3? If there are a lot of them - they start shorting:/ There are some empty space on the left side of top panel - how to make them use it? I could ...
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Why does gnome-terminal display a unicode escape character?

More specifically, in Vim if I press escape twice (and under some other circumstances too) I get this character appearing: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/1b/index.htm It can be ...