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Start a gnome-terminal at a certain position, certain size and font size

Before I start I have looked around and cannot find a solution to my problem. You may think this is similar to other questions but please read all the way through. So what I want to do is write a ...
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Virtualbox. 2 Way communication between guest and host

I'm running virtual box on OSX 10.10 with a Virtualbox guest running Fedora with Gnome. I have set this up in Virtualbox with a host only adapter to allow my host to access an Appium server on my ...
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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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Gnome 3 programs disappearing

I'm on Arch using gnome 3, and programs will randomly "disappear" after a lenth of time sometimes, but I know they are working in the background. For example, I had teamspeak up, left my computer for ...
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Fedora 22 - touchpad detected but not working

I am using fedora 22 (gnome) on a Dell Vostro 3558 - the touchpad is not working and I cannot figure out why. It seems to be detected: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Where do I find the history for the gnome shell command prompt?

Where do I find the history for the gnome shell command prompt? I mean the one that is normally started with Alt+F2. I'm running GNOME Shell v3.10.4. Or alternatively: how can I delete it?
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How to view the notification area in GNOME?

I've just updated my machine from Debian Wheezy to Debian Testing. The GNOME version is 3.8.4 but I have an annoying problem. The bottom notification area is gone and I don't know how to make it ...
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Mint Mate - Display resolution changes after reboot?

I'm running Linux Mint MATE 64bit in my system. After reboot, the display resolution lowered and there was no option in appearance settings panel to change back to the old resolution. Once I switched ...
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Having problems with the GUI on ubuntu gnome 15.04. Linux responds, but the GUI does not

For some reason, whenever I try to install ubuntu gnome 15.04 on my computer (specs listed below) It boots, I can get to the gnome login screen, and I can log in. But after I log in, it brings me to a ...
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How do we prevent alt-tab switching from changing workspaces?

Can we prevent alt-tab from switching workspaces in Gnome 3? I'd prefer that when switch apps with alt-tab, it will switch to the last used window of that app in the current workspace (it may be ...
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Fedora 22 - Can't Access GNOME Lock Screen

I recently installed Fedora 22 and I'm using GNOME v3.16.2. I am new to Fedora, but moderately experienced with Linux. I cannot figure out how to lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut. I have ...
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How can i make shortcuts to applications in desktop in Ubuntu GNOME?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 GNOME. I find it difficult to start an app by pushing the mouse pointer to the top edge. Is it possible to create shortcut icon in desktop just like windows icons? If so , what ...
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How can I launch the GNOME image viewer from the terminal?

It's the default image viewer for Ubuntu, and apparently it's called Eye of Gnome. I would like to be able to launch it from the command line, passing it a file name to open.
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run xrandr commands at startup in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.4

I try to run this script after boot so I can use the monitor right away. It works if I run it manually after Gnome started. But putting the commands in ~/.xinitrc as stated on many pages it does not ...
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How to change font size in gnome-shell panel

I tried gnome-shell in Ubuntu by using the gnome-shell --replace command. It works well but I think the font size in the shell panel is too big. Is possible to custom the font size in gnome-shell ...
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Why would switching to Blackbox from GNOME turn off my internet?

I got a hold of Blackbox because I felt like GNOME was eating up too much RAM. The problem is, if I reboot, login with GNOME's login screen, and select Blackbox as the window manager, I don't have ...
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avoid to monitor goes to blank or sleep gconftool-2

Im customizing my SuSE 11 SP3 using gconftool-2 in Gnome Desktop 2.28.0 , the problem im facing i can not find the way to avoid my monitor goest to sleep or to blank. Ive tryed gconf-editor to find ...
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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 vertically split widescreen into two virtual workspaces on Ubuntu/Gnome?

My new laptop has a big 16:9 screen, and I'm finding it hard to fully utilize it during the 95% of the time that I'm not watching HD movies on it. I'd like to set it up as a kind of virtual dual ...
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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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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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How do I prompt for booting Debian in GNOME or text mode?

Sometimes I would like to boot my laptop running Debian with GNOME 3 normally, however sometimes I would like to boot into text mode without having to manually stop the gdm3 service. Currently, I have ...
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Default “connect automatically” to disabled for new wireless networks

I'm using Gnome NetworkManager and I don't want my wireless attempting to connect automatically to any network. For an individual network to which you have already attempted to connect, this is easy ...
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IntelliJ IDEA doesn't recognize Super-key as part of shortcuts on Fedora 22 (Gnome 3.16)

Intellij IDEA doesn't recognize the Super_L/Meta-key as part of a shortcut or individually, while Super_R is strangely recognized as "Windows"-key. Both as part of existing shortcuts (no recognition, ...
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Cannot change the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing GNOME packages to Ubuntu 14.04(unity). I used these codes. sudo apt-get install gdm sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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Using webcamstudio in Ubuntu 15 Gnome for Genymotion

i want to use webcamstudio v 0.73 for track my desktop as a webcam in my Ubuntu Gnome and use it like virtual webcam in my genymotion, i installed webcamstudio successfully and i did a test using the ...
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CentOS 7 - resolution on login screen

Ive set the screen resolution on my CentOS 7 VM. But although the resolution is correct once I've logged in, the login screen resolution is far too high. I cannot find a way to change it. Does anyone ...
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Is there a way to emulate vt52 or any other terminal type in linux just like xterm?

I am just asking (for curiosity) whether there exist other terminal emulators in linux/ubuntu that understand escape sequence's for other terminal types (just like gnome-terminal does for xterm), vt52 ...
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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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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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Debian Linux Desktop Environment breaking

I have recently started using Debian Linux as part of my project regarding Cubieboard PCs (Basically, a Raspberry Pi clone, identical hardware). One Cubie board has a Cubian X distro up, another ...
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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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Can't open folders in Fedora KDE Plasma 5

I installed Fedora a few months ago, I've been using Gnome with it and wanted to use KDE Plasma 5, I tried it live first by downloading the custom Fedora ISO which contains KDE instead of Gnome. I ...
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Where can I find Network Manager VPN connections files in a Debian 8 Jessie installation?

I had some vpn connections configured through network manager on a Debian 8 Jessie installation and I want to copy them to another fresh install of the same OS.y On the old install I used the default ...
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Two monitors in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest fails

The host is Windows 8. The guest is Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. My problem is that when I start the machine with two monitors, the right one is black, and the left one shows image but is unresponsive. I can ...
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gnome 3.14, set default audio out as SPDIF

using gnome 3.14 under debian stable. every boot, i get sound on both aux output and SPDIF. and the volume widget/shorcuts will only change the volume on aux. when i open the audio settings, then it ...
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How do I prevent GNOME/openSUSE from changing which screen a program is on?

I'm using GNOME 2.28.2 and openSUSE 11 with two monitors. I keep my file browser on my left screen and my pdf reader on the right screen. When I open a new pdf from the file browser on my left screen, ...
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Executing the default application assigned to a file type, from terminal, given only file name

Using gnome terminal (Ubuntu 10.10), is there a way to execute the default application associated to a file type, only by typing its name, as it is possible with Windows ? For example, say I create a ...
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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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Missing part of the RAM after I installed new Fedora?

I have installed new version of Fedora (22) after I had some problems with hard disk. However, I can only see 3GB of RAM now. But actually I have 8GB. What can be a problem and how I can resolve it. ...
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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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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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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Application icon in Gnome 2 panel

I am using a closed source application on CentOS 6.6. The application comes with a wrapper bash script, that sets some environment variables and then executes the actual binary. I have created a Gnome ...
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GNOME window positioning mess

I want all newly created window to show up on display 1 or 2, without overlaping to another display, on GNOME 3.16.2. Currently I am using a 3 display setup, with two standard monitors and one ...
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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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Display management in Gnome not working.

I've just installed Fedora 22 (64bit). I have to monitors, one recognized as #1 (on my right) and one as #2 (on my left). Assigning the monitors to right hand side worked fine. I do though often ...
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Script to open multiple gnome-terminal tabs, each running their own command?

I am currently developing a plugin for Minecraft. My setup consists of five terminal tabs, which I have to recreate every time I log in. I need to cd to the particular directory, then run the ...
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Show Terminal Window title on Gnome 3 panel instead of App Name

I manually set Window Title of my terminals (with tmux) but Gnome Panel keeps showing "Rxvt Color Unicode Terminal". Screnshot at http://i.imgur.com/qzng8BW.png How can I make Gnome Panel show the ...