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How to disable bottom “show-on-drag” menu in Gnome?

I'm not quite sure what the menu is called, but when I drag my mouse against the bottom of the screen in Gnome (1:3.14+3), a new menu appears. I do this by accident a lot and find it very annoying. ...
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WiFi hard-blocked on GNOME

Every once in a while I try out a new linux distro. And the same problem occurs over and over again when I install a distribution using GNOME: my Wifi is hard-blocked. I try unblocking it with rfkill, ...
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How to change from GNOME to MATE

I just installed Debian Testing (Stretch) on my computer, choosing both GNOME and MATE as possible desktop environments during the installation process. The thing is that GNOME shows up by default and ...
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How to start gnome session without the gnome shell UI on Ubuntu?

How to start gnome session without the gnome shell UI (the top bar and the Apps tray and multitasking tray )on Ubuntu because I want to make my own desktop with GTK support !!!
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Can't resize some Gnome 3 applications over SSH with PuTTY+VcXsrv

I'll preface this with that I'm uncertain if Gnome 3/gtk3 is at fault or VcXsrv, or a combination. With VcXsrv 1.18.1.1 and 1.17.2.0 I can't resize some gnome 3 gui applications over ssh -X with ...
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Change Ubuntu 11 scrollbars back to the old style

I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 and the new scrollbars in Nautilus, GEdit, etc. are driving me insane! How do I go back to the old (Ubuntu 10.10 and earlier) scrollbars? In the Natty Nautilus you can't ...
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Nemo doesn't show up on search

When you press the WIN-key or press "Activities" you can start typing and you will find installed programs. Currently, when I search for Nemo it doesn't show up. I'm on stock Fedora 23 with default ...
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Kate editor appearance under Ubuntu 16.04 with gnome-shell [migrated]

I love the kate editor and running it on one of my computers was never a problem. Running it on a different computer (Ubuntu 16.04, kate version 15.12.3, gnome-shell version 3.18.4) does not look ...
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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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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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Windows theme selector in Tweak Tool disappeared after Fedora 22 upgrade

Running Gnome 3 under Fedora 21 and prior, the gnome-tweak-tool Appearance panel showed theme selectors for the following: Global Dark Theme Window GTK+ Icons Cursor Shell Enable Animations ...
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Make nautilus not show desktop via SSH

Most of the days I am connected to my home server (running Debian) via a ssh shell from my laptop. Most of the tasks are done in the prompt, but sometimes I like to have drag-and-drop-file managers, ...
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What is the key binding to switch consoles in gnome

I see the system configuration allow workspace switch, but there is no console switch. What I mean is, when I open multiple consoles in the desktop view, what are the keys to switch among them? My ...
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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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Reduce the height of title/head-bars and their corner radius in Gnome 3.19+

Is there an entry in gnome-shell.css that control the corner radius of "title bar" (if I use the correct term) of most windows? As shown in the picture . I want to reduce the corner radius, since ...
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centos 7: control idle (screen blanking) time?

OS: CENTOS 7 / Gnome 3 GUI How do I the time that must elapse until the OS thinks that the computer is idle and blanks out the screen? I am aware of the new Settings | Privacy | Screen Lock feature, ...
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Logout from terminal in Debian 8.2

I'm trying to log out from terminal. On Debian 8.3 I can use gnome-session-quit to achieve this, but on 8.2 there is no gnome-session-quit. I know that I can do pkill -u username to achieve this but I ...
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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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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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Login to GNOME (Fedora) using my FreeIPA credentials

I have a FreeIPA Server (Fedora Server 23) and a FreeIPA Client (Fedora Server 23 with GNOME). Everything works excepts one thing: I can't login to Fedora Client with my FreeIPA username and password. ...
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Proper way to shut down init --user

I'm new with linux. I'm creating Init --user process for another user (which creates gnome-session process, and gnome creates compiz), when I want to shut it down, I have to kill init --user. I'm ...
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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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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 14....
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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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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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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 (https://...
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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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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 system-config-...
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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 saved,...
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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 ...