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Slow hotkey response in GNOME 3.12

I run Arch, and I recently grabbed the 3.12 upgrade for GNOME. I've had F12 bound to terminator for a while, since I often have to summon new terminals. Ever since the upgrade, using a hotkey for a ...
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KDE system monitor vs GNOME system monitor

I have both the system monitors of KDE and GNOME. When I compare the CPU usage of a CPU intensive program, that of KDE reports a 30% usage and 3GB of memory while that of GNOME reports 300% of CPU and ...
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How to have Firefox open prg files?

When I click on a .prg file, which are just binary files, then if offers me to download it, where I would like it to always open them with the program /usr/bin/x64. I am using Gnome on Linux, if that ...
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How do I make gnome's wifi network chooser display ALL available APs?

I'm running Fedora 24. Gnome's wifi chooser applet only displays one access point with a paricular SSID, even if there are many available with that same SSID. I'm assuming it only shows the one with ...
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my tab key behaves strangely in CentOS gnome terminal only in empty shell prompt

In my CentOS 6.7 GNOME desktop, something went wrong while I was trying to show a document to my daughter. I must have pressed some keys by accident. The strange behavior is, when I press tab key in a ...
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how to make gnome2 keyboard shortcuts work in gnome3?

I am a very frustrated and kind-of forced user of gnome3 at a place where I work. Is there a way to change the keyboard shortcuts of gnome3 so that they work like gnome2? The gnome3 things that annoy ...
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Why does gnome-open-terminal not work as expected on MacBook?

I have fedora installed on MacBook Pro, and also installed gnome-open-terminal on it. On fodora 23 and before, when I right-click in the file explorer window, I can choose a menu item named "Open ...
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Ubuntu - Save terminal tabs with directories and titles

In the terminal I always have the same 3 tabs open, plus other random ones. It would be nice if I could have the terminal open with these three tabs open and their titles set. I tried gnome-...
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Is it possible to run GNOME 3 on Windows XP/Vista/7?

I want to install GNOME Shell and its core apps and features (including Natilus, Evolution, Empathy, Multiple workspace, and more) on a Windows 7 platform. Is it possible to do that with or without ...
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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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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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Unable to use egde-scroll in Gnome 3 on arch linux

I am trying to switch to Arch Linux with Gnome Desktop. Unfortunately, I can't set the scroll-method to edge-scrolling in the mouse-settings (They removed the option). It's set to two-finger-scrolling ...
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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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Open Host applications from VMWare guest

I have a Windows 7 host and a Linux (CentOS) guest VMWare installation. I often use gnome-open in the guest to open a URL in the default browser. Is there a way to open the host’s browser instead? ...
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How I can take a screenshot with current cursor in GNOME?

When I take a screenshot in Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) using application "Take Screenshot" I get a screenshow this a default mouse cursor, but when i take a screenshot, cursor of mouse was another, for ...
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Nautilus won't launch on Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I know there are other threads about this. I tried them but the offered solutions did not work and I'm not allowed to comment on the thread to ask for clarification, yet. The only thing I've changed ...
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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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How to change the titlebar's font size and height in Gnome Shell windows

Is it possible to customize the font size and other properties of the window titlebars in gnome-shell?
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GNOME icon loading error in Ubuntu Xenial 16.04

My newly installed Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 LTS has some gnome based applications having problem with png images. For example, I got this message when trying to open stadict: "Can not load image. ...
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How do I add ancient Greek accents in Ubuntu?

I am taking a course in ancient Greek, and there are various accents that go above the vowels. I want to be able to type these on Ubuntu. For example, if I hit ;, then a (while in the modern Greek ...
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Why does the active Firefox window occasionally lose focus?

Occasionally, when I transition from one tab to another, the Firefox window loses focus. This is especially notable when I switch or close tabs via keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can be closing a ...
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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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How can I type a backslash with no backslash key?

I'm trying to use a UK keymap on a physical US keyboard on my notebook (Asus Zenbook UX31E). My keyboard has vertical bar and backslash (| and \) above the Enter key, but I get hash and tilde instead....
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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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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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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. ...