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How to define a shortcut to show desktop in XMonad?

I am using XMonad in a Gnome environment. How do I define a shortcut to minimize all windows and show the desktop?
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Ubuntu 16.04 laptop hanging, requires powercycle

I'm seeing a weird situation where my new Dell Inspiron laptop running Ubuntu 16.04 is unpredictably hanging, and I can't seem to figure out why. I haven't observed any consistent behaviour that ...
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Kali Linux: Texts are squeezed

I am using Kali Linux and I installed gnome-tweak-tool for applying lid-close-action but after installing that, all the menu texts are squeezed now and also scrollbar in terminal is not there anymore. ...
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Gnome Remote Desktop on boot?

I have a laptop with a broken screen that has great specs. I want to keep it on 24-7 to run as a server for various things. I notice that I can login to ssh on reboot with no problems. However I ...
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browsing internet via proxy in epiphany

Any idea how to set up proxy in epiphany? Something like in firefox's preferences/advanced/network/connection? edit: I guess it can be done in gnome settings? But won't this be system wide? I would ...
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Fullscreen Citrix applications causing mouse offset

I am using Fedora 23 with Gnome and the latest Citrix Receiver. I need to use Citrix to open Windows applications for work and I am having an issue where when I try to maximize or full screen any ...
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Linux: which method does linux use to log out [duplicate]

I'm interested how does linux log out work(what happens when I click log out from GUI). I've searched and found few ways to log out. pkill -KILL -u {username}, gnome-session-quit. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Linux: How does user log out work

I'm new with linux. I've searched about how to safely log out other user and found few solution but I want to know how they work internally. I have few questions: 1. pkill -KILL -u {username} Does it ...
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CentOS - difference between ssh -X and startx, and starting a gui

I'm trying to get my gui on my CentOS machine up, but I frankly don't know the linux commands and google hasn't had a clear answer. I'm assuming ssh -X and startx are the same, but maybe not; ssh -X ...
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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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Is there a US International keyboard layout on Linux that mimics Windows' behavior?

I am used to using US International as my keyboard layout. However, the implementation appears to differ greatly between Windows and Linux (Gnome, in my case – may well be a GTK issue since GTK ...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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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 to install or upgrade to gnome v3.20.X in Kali Linux?

I am running gnome v3.18.1 on Kali Linux & want to upgrade to gnome v3.20.X. Steps I followed: apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get install gnome-shell ...
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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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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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Gnome install on gentoo: “gnome-session not found”

I am trying to install gentoo on an old desktop I have. I have not used gentoo before, and have run into some problems getting gnome to work Following the gnome install guide on the wiki ...
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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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Linux: Compiz crashes after sending SIGTERM to Init proccess

I'm new with Linux and have this problem. I'm currently creating Init process for another user (which creates gnome-session process, and gnome creates compiz). Everything works okay unless I try to ...
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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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What does this ink level indicator mean

I am using a Canon MX922 printer through CUPS on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18. When I open the Printers dialog under Settings, I see an ink level indicator. There is 3 sections of the bar: ...
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How can I select a server in system-config-printer?

The server dialog in the Linux administration tool system-config-printer looks like this: However, the CUPS server may not be on localhost but on a remote machine. How can one tell ...
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How to change from gnome deskop to lxde desktop in fedora 23 in virtualbox

I have just installed lxde desktop in fedora. I have installed default gnome desktop. Now i can not change gnome to lxde. In Ubuntu in time user account logging there was option that we can choose our ...
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How do you disable touchscreen gestures on Fedora/GNOME?

I'm creating a touchscreen project on Fedora 23 (using GNOME 3.18.2) that requires a fullscreen Firefox (or Chrome) window that the user cannot close using the touchscreen. However, we realized that ...
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Windows VM in Gnome-Boxes won't grab mouse or respect mouse movement

I have installed a copy of Windows 7 as a guest in a Gnome Boxes VM. During install, it behaved normally, as do various Linux distros I have also set up as guests. Based on rules I can't fathom, all ...
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HighDPI screens on Gnome & Linux: Force scaling on a per application basis?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome on a Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) with a 3200 x 1800 pixel (QHD+) display. I switched from the vanilla Ubuntu unity back in 15.04, as gnome seemed to do a much better job of ...
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Under Gnome Shell, can I allow a specific application to steal focus?

By default, when applications require attention under Gnome Shell, a notification pops up. I want to allow one specific application (my IDE) to actually steal the focus (raise to the top) in order to ...
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HDMI auto switching feature

Is there any option to auto switch to the monitor after connecting to it via HDMI cable in Gnome desktop environment. I know that it's available in Windows and the audio switches to the monitor's ...
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Nvidia video settings on Ubuntu get reset back to 1024x768 when logging back in

In making changes to video settings in Ubuntu I tried the following in Gnome: gksudo nvidia-settings Resolution is set to 1920x1080 and applied, voila screen looks fine. /etc/X11/xorg.conf is ...
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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 can I get my media keys working in i3 + gnome?

I'm using the i3 window manager along with GNOME. Everything seems to work except for my media keys--volume up, volume down, brightness up, brightness down, etc. How can I get them to work in the ...
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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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My icons, mouse pointer etc are small on in Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. How can I fix this?

My mouse pointer and toolbar icons (quit, minimize, maximize) are really small in Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04: ..even after I set the scaling factor as: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ...
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Using nice with dbus-launch?

Is it nice dbus-launch pluma, dbus-launch nice pluma, or nice dbus-launch nice pluma... I'm not sure what the lifespan of these processes are so I'm not sure what the correct invocation would be in ...
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Keymaps working on tty but now on Gnome - Arch Linux

When I was at Zsh installig Arch Linux, I listed the keymaps ls /usr/share/kbd/keymaps/**/*.map.gz and selected the one for my keyboard loadkeys br-abnt2.map.gz and worked fine there. After the ...
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Gnome - touchpad gesturers

I am using gnome 3.17.90 on XPS 13 2015 , arch linux. I tried use xf86-input-libinput. The touchpad works well as a mouse and for scrolling up and down. I dont understand how can I make the ...
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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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Save multiple gnome-terminal layout?

I have multiple gnome-terminal windows open. Is there a way to save the settings (window position, no. of tabs, title etc). across OS reboots ?
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How to change terminal colors when connecting to SSH hosts

So you want to change terminal colors and resetting them back on exit? It's possible! Thanks to .ssh/config, alias and setterm.
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Disabling mouse hiding in Gnome Terminal while typing

Does anyone know how to turn off the hateful behavior that is now default in Gnome Terminal — when a key is pressed the mouse pointer hides until it is moved again. I'm honestly ready to ...
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Why can't I sign into the Google Services using the Epiphany browser?

When I go to accounts.google.com in Gnome's Epiphany, I get an error message that reads: Oops! Something went wrong while displaying this page. Please reload or visit a different page to ...
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Running Ubuntu with multiple monitors having a panel each

I have just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to set up a correct configuration for having multiple monitors. I want the two monitors to have their own workspaces, yet the ability to drag a window from ...
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How to stop windows from changing size (maximising) when dragging to screen edge in the GNOME Shell?

With Debian Jessie using the GNOME Shell Desktop, when I drag a window to the edge of the screen, it will attempt to maximise the window. This is similar to Windows' Aero Snap feature, which has a ...
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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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Native X11 display not =:0.0

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with Gnome Shell 3.16. Recently I noticed that my X11 is not running on :0.0 but on :1. I thought the native display -the monitor of my laptop- should always be :0.0. Has ...
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shorten the animation of the button of adwaita theme of GTK3

When clicking on the button, the adwaita theme makes a short animation to show that the button is pressed down. Is it possible to remove this animation? It makes it harder to confirm the button is ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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GNOME TopBar “Applications” & “Places” switched places(

I'm using GNOME 3.14.3/3.14.4 on following system: $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS Linux release 7.2.1511 (Core) $ uname -a Linux X 3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Feb 16 17:03:50 UTC 2016 ...
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Changing refresh rate in gnome to anything but zero

I have an older Red Hat Enterprise box (2012) here running Gnome 2.28.2 with Metacity 2.28.0. I connected a Samsung 1920 x 1080 screen with a VGA cable but when it's connected, the refresh rate is 0Hz ...
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What is Gnome Keyring / Seahorse and why it's storing my passwords in plaintext?

I'm using Fedora 22 with the Gnome environment (but I have i3 window manager too) and I get a great surprise when I have found the existence of a tool called Gnome Keyring, formerly know as Seahorse. ...