GNOME is a desktop environment/graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system, most notably Linux and the Java Desktop System which is part of Solaris.

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Control-L to enter path in Gnome-shell save dialog

In Gnome, I used to be able to manually enter where I wanted to save a file from the save dialog by hitting Control-L. This would focus an editable text box above the file chooser. This appears to not ...
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What is the meaning of this message in bash commandline?

I did gnome-open document.pdf on my bash shell and I getting this following message :- " ** (evince:11832): WARNING **: Error setting file metadata: No such file or directory" What is ...
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How to add custom keyboard shortcuts in Debian 7

Have a reasonably recent download of Debian 7. Trying unsuccessfully to set keybindings, specifically <Super>+t type stuff for terminal etc like I have in OpenBox elsewhere. Default Gnome ...
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Execute script before shutting down in Ubuntu

When I shut down my computer I want to show some pending tasks that I have to do before leaving the office. I have a local application to manage those tasks, so basically I just want to run a ...
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Opening standalone multiple tabs in gnome-terminal

I am trying to find a way to open multiple telnet session to multiple hosts with scripts. I thought of using gnome-terminal command with options to open tabs and execute the commands as follows, ...
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Firefox opens PDFs in gedit

When I click on a PDF link, my Firefox 31 (and older versions as well) always tries to open it with gedit, even though in Nautilus and xdg-open it gets correctly opened in Evince. In ...
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(thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class was initialised

I use Ubuntu 14.04, when I start Mozilla Thunderbird, it will report some warning: (thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class ...
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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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sending one key stroke to two windows (Ubuntu)

I'm running Ubuntu Linux. I have two open Terminal windows running side by side. I'm looking to be able to hit the enter key once, and have that key stroke sent to both windows. (What I'm doing is ...
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GTK+ Theme and Cursor Theme stopped working

Parts of my installed themes have stopped working. I'm not entirely sure why at this point. I know I've installed numerous things which led up to realizing certain theme elements were broken, and ...
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Open gnome terminals programmatically with a script that requires a doublequote

I am trying to use a wrapper.sh script spawn separate terminals for a script that takes params in doublequotes, like so: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal -e "./script.py -d "somevalueforscriptpy" $1" ...
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gnome 3 is more like gnome 2

I recently installed debian 7.6 on my laptop and have been trying to get everything configured the way I like. However gnome 3 is looking more like gnome 2, with the Applications and Places menus that ...
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Can't display content on second monitor

When I move a window onto my second monitor, the cursor stays visible and I can still interact with the window, but the window does not appear on the second monitor. This is a HP Envy 700-147c with ...
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Debian does not redraw on second monitor under AMD 6850

I am running two monitors on an AMD 6850 chipset, under Debian Wheezy. I have installed the proprietary drivers and both monitors seem to be functioning perfectly fine (I can change the configurations ...
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How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10?

How do I set different background images for different monitors in Gnome 3.10? As one monitor is 1360x768 and another is 1920x1080 it is not possible to use the Span feature and keep proper aspect ...
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Ubuntu/ Gnome : Open an application in a specific workspace

How do tell an application to open in a specific workspace? More info: I like to have my C++ IDE in workspace 2, my Java IDE in workspace 3, and my email, browser and miscellaneous in workspace ...
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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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What are those white circles on the desktop in Gnome 3?

I have Fedora 20 with GNOME 3.10.2. On the desktop background (i.e. where the wallpaper is), there are five small white circles centered at the very bottom of the screen. The first is filled, the ...
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Why does Prison Architect work in the gnome DE but not in DWM?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux and primarily use dwm as the window manager. The first time I played Prison Architect (a game on steam) for the first time, it ran fine. After a later reboot I ...
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Desktop Gone in Centos 6

I had a third party library created a ~ folder (a bug there), and I tried to delete it by "rm -rf ~". And apparently, it is a mistake -- my session got rebooted and then when I went back in, all the ...
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Reduce brightness on laptop with Fedora 20 and Gnome Shell

So, I just gave up trying to get my screen brightness keys working properly and now I'm searching for a way to decrease the brightness of my screen artificially. Maybe there's a gnome shell extension ...
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Fedora 20 start script on startup

I am trying to start a slideshow automatically on startup in Fedora 20. I started with a simple script. eog is "eye on gnome" which is a slideshow viewer and my pictures are in the ...
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Why Gnome depends on so much stuff and how to uninstall it?

I'm new to Linux so still learning it. I installed Gnome 2.28 with desktop environment. So I'm wondering why so much variable stuff like CD recorders, image editors, games is installed with Gnome. ...
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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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Manjaro 0.8.10 Gnome Edition. “Log Out” button doesn't work

I have a relatively fresh install of Manjaro Gnome Edition updated and upgraded to latest version (0.8.10). It's Gnome Shell 3.12. I have everything working fine except when I try to use the "Log ...
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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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How do I check whether I am using KDE or Gnome?

or maybe something else? I am using Redhat OS.
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How do I get out of full-screen mode?

I'm using LibreOffice 4.2.4.2 (Calc) in debian wheezy. In an attempt to hide the window title bar I have enabled full-screen mode, which has hidden both the window title bar of Calc and the menu bar ...
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CentOS: Changing desktop environment from Gnome to KDE

I have installed my CentOS machine with the GNOME desktop environment. I would like to change it to KDE. I am already in the process of downloading and installing KDE packages, will that conflict with ...
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Ubuntu insert key not working in applications under GNOME

My insert key seems to have stopped working, in all applications (vim, gedit, etc.). However, if I change from Gnome flashback to TTY#1, i.e., non-graphical mode, the insert key works just fine. I ...
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Why does Gnome 3 not display files on the desktop?

I put some files in my "desktop" folder to be displayed on the screen but nothing happens, why?
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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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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text that includes tab characters 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. UPDATE This same issue ...
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Can only see part of the screen when connecting via NX, how can I control NX size?

I'm using NoMachine's NX client on OSX 10.7.2 to connect to an NX server running on Ubuntu 10.04.3. I've chosen the Gnome desktop during the connection creation. The NX screen that opens is smaller ...
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recovering a broken GNOME-desktop in debian wheezy

an hour ago I had a working gnome-desktop on my debian system (thinkpad x121e). Then I installed compiz that crashed. After a reboot the gnome-desktop no longer started. Then I did some upgrades ...
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How to change programmatically the input device in the sound preferences of Gnome?

In a shell script, I would like to change the selection of the input device (i.e. "Choose a device for sound input") in the "Input" tab of the "Sound Preferences" in Gnome. Any ideas how to do this?
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Fedora 20 Systemd slideshow on startup

How do I use systemd to automatically run a slideshow automatically at startup? I am using Gnome on Fedora 20. eog works well, but I cannot get it to successfully run at startup.
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Nautilus folders bar looks ugly… only in folder view

I'm using KDE, and I like Nautilus, so I chose it as the default folder viewer. In the folder view, the buttons that take me to previous folders look like this, which is ugly: But in Firefox, in ...
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How do I navigate to a samba location I've mounted in Nautilus on the command line?

This is the same question here (and a bit of here too), except that I'm running Debian wheezy (7.4). To clear up, these directories do not exist: /run/user /var/run/user ~/.cache/gvfs And this ...
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Can I configure GNOME 3 to move a window to it's own workspace when maximized?

I'm using GNOME Shell 3.10 and would like to have each maximized window moved to its own workspace automatically. Ideally I'd also like GNOME to prevent any workspace from having more than one ...
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How can I show the date in the gnome 3 menubar?

Gnome 3 has a menu bar that includes the day of the week and the time. The date and time settings allow the time to be shown in 24 hour or AM/PM style. There do not appear, however, to be any options ...
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abiword: how to change default language for new documents?

In abiword, how can I set the default spell-check language for new documents to Spanish? I'm running version 2.8.2 on Ubuntu/Gnome
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Cannot disable gnome hot corner in Arch

I'm trying to disable the left top hot corner in gnome (Arch Linux) I read a tutorial for this in the arch wiki here. The thing is, i can only find this section: this.actor = new Clutter.Actor({ ...
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Installing Gnome 3.12 from stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1

I installed (upgrading) Gnome 3.12 from a stable repository for OpenSUSE 13.1, I follow this: sudo zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/GNOME:/STABLE:/3.12/openSUSE_13.1/ GNOME sudo ...
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Where are Gnome user-customized menu entries stored?

I can never remember which hidden folder the .desktop files are in, and several google searches don't show it.
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Use only icons for Ubuntu 9.10 gnome menu

How can I get replace the "applications places system" buttons with just icons?
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buttons to revert and add item to menu aren't working

I right-clicked Applications -> clicked Edit Menu -> reset -> confirmed, but Ubuntu One, which I accidetanlly removed wasn't added. Although Ubuntu One was removed, I tried to remove duplicated items ...
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Standalone GNOME menu

Is there a "standalone" version of the GNOME applications menu? That is, a simple widget that can be positioned anywhere on the desktop (and closed!), like a normal window, that will expand when ...
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.bashrc used in gnome not just terminal

I've recently started using the Anaconda Python distribution for software development and I want it to be the default Python distribution when I run something in the terminal. In order to do this, ...