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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, ...
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How to make system wide Gnome menus with alacarte?

When I have edited the Gnome menu with alacarte as root, I do #!/bin/sh mkdir -p /etc/my-gnome-menus rm -rf /etc/my-gnome-menus/* cp -r /root/.config/menus /etc/my-gnome-menus/ cp -r ...
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How do KDE applications run under Gnome?

If Gnome uses GTK+ and KDE uses Qt, how come KDE applications can run under Gnome?
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How to type ñ on my debian system?

Dead keys used to work as they should until months ago but since whatever update of my debian/gnome/whatever I fail to both type ñ and to find a solution. I live in Viña, Chile, so it's not so ...
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SuSE Linux keeping log me out immediately when I was trying to login in gnome desktop

The issue doesn't happen all the times, but very frequently. The steps are: Power on SuSE Linux 11 SP3 When the GNOME Login screen display, input the username and password. I can see the login ...
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Ubuntu stuck on splash screen

So my laptop has been running fine for months under Ubuntu Gnome. It's been mostly smooth sailing for me. But suddenly my laptop is just deciding to not boot. I'm stuck on the logo screen for Ubuntu ...
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Gnome: How to open a very very large log file?

I've got a log file about 157Gb (Gnome). It's a very large file and nor gedit nor vim can open it. Alternatively I want only to see the last 20 lines and I can't back it up because of space storage ...
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How can I prevent my screen from going black when watching movies in VLC with GNOME3?

In the GNOME 3 options, I set the screen to go black after one hour. I want more – 2 hours, or even "never". Is this possible? Alternatively, how could I set VLC Player so that the screen does not ...
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Fdisk formatted usb not mounting

I recently used fdisk over gparted to format and partition a USB and now the USB is not automounting and is not showing up in Nautilus, though it is found by lsblk and anything else that lists disks
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Start vino-server (VNC) before login on Linux CentOS

I'm using the default vino-server package to access my CentOS 6 workstation via VNC. It works ok, but only AFTER I locally login on the workstation. I need to have vino-server start BEFORE the login, ...
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FreeBSD with gnome?

Currenty I am using Ubuntu on my Desktop, but want to give FreeBSD a try. I know that there is a PCBSD but it uses KDE, which I am not a big fan of. So Wondering how to set up FreeBSD with Gnome, ...
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How do I remove partitions in the 'Places' section of the Gnome file dialog?

In the Gnome file dialog under 'Places' I can add and edit bookmarks to directories. That list however not only contains my bookmarks, but also a list of all partitions on the system that Gnome seems ...
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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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RVM is not a function, selecting rubies with 'rvm use …' will not work

I am trying to install Discourse as explained here but the command # Use installed ruby as default rvm use 2.0.0 --default results in this: discourse@ubuntu:~$ rvm use 2.0.0 --default RVM is ...
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MATE: Alt key focusing application's menu

One of things I like in Windows is that in almost every app I can press Alt, and app's main menu becomes focused. Unfortunately this doesn't work in MATE. (I use Linux Mint 13, if that matters). I ...
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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 and 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 ...
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Limiting the maximum window size on gnome

I'm using Xming to connect to a redhat box running gnome for development (I found that VNC had issues with all of the various different keystrokes). I have three smallish monitors, so I want to run ...
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Enable mouse on Centos 6.5 minimal install

I installed Centos 6.5 on my Mac via Parallels VM. Minimal install. Did a yum groupinstall of xwindows, desktop, fonts. I typed startx to start Gnome. My mouse and keyboard are not working. Did I ...
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Start gnome as another user on display :1

I logged in a console as a second user and I tried running startx, xinit, gnome-session, gnome-shell and all their combinations (in bg &). X starts in display :1, I see the mouse pointer, but I ...
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Shortcut for searching all installed applications using debian/gnome

I'd like to create a shortcut to launch the "desktop search" application ("Applications" -> "Accessories" -> "Desktop Search") in debian/gnome. Does this shortcut exist (or can it be created) in ...
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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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How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu?

I've tried using this How-To Geek guide, but it doesn't work. Running the script from the terminal works (although I had to change its permissions first), but clicking on a mailto: link does nothing. ...
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Is it possible to configure a blank line at the bottom of a gnome terminal?

When the terminal text reaches the bottom of the window, it's hard to see underscores and font descenders since they're so close to the window border. Can I configure a blank line (or 2)?
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Linux: if LXDE + Gnome desktops are installed, are their services running at the same time?

Just the question of the title: If i have in my favourite distro two different desktops installed, lets say: LXDE and Gnome at the same time, are their own services running at the same time if i'm ...
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How to zoom the desktop under Gnome?

I want to use my PC from the couch, but from there, I cannot see what I'm clicking. I enabled Enhanced Zoom Desktop in CCSM and it looked like it does what I want. But when "Sync mouse" is enabled, ...
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Add more than one keyboard shortcut for an action in GNOME

How can I map additional shortcuts to an action, without losing the existing shortcuts for that action? I have some computers running GNOME (some version 2, some version 3) with multiple keyboards ...
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Display audio/video stream title and duration of file in Nautilus folder

Nautilus can be configured to show metadata about a file, such as a thumbnail of the media, the timestamp, the file size, etc., accompanying the file's icon in the folder view. Nautilus is also ...
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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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set/modify environment variable for gnome/kde at runtime

Is there a way to modify or set environment variables in gnome or kde at runtime, ie. after logging in? I specifically need this for gnome, but knowing the kde method would be really useful too. If ...
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linux-mint Font size increased to a large size, now every window garbels display

Hey guys I have made a blunder. While i was playing with cinnamon settings I set the font size to 990 from the font icon available in cinnamon settings. Now I cant use any applications because of the ...
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How can I merge the gnome clipboard and the X selection?

I'm constantly frustrated by the two separate clipboards in X/Gnome. I'm constantly doing things like control-C to copy, and then middle-click to paste, and getting the wrong data. Or select ...
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How to suspend from lockscreen in Gnome 3?

How do I suspend my computer from the lockscreen in Gnome 3 (Fedora 20)? Sometimes I accidentally press the lock key, which is right next to the suspend key. Once it's locked, it no longer listens to ...
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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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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How to manage desktop real-estate for Ubuntu/Gnome

I'd like to reserve a section of my desktop for placing all my widgets. So when a window is maximized, it does not get mixed up with the widgets. Since there's a solution for Windows, I am guessing ...
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Move Gnome 3 hot corner

I just added a 2nd monitor to the LEFT of my laptop, keeping my laptop screen as primary. The problem is that the hot corner in Gnome that switches to activities is now in the middle, making it hard ...
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Is there a way to configure system-wide word delimiters for text in GNOME/GTK+?

I'm looking for a way to define or view and modify which characters are considered word boundaries by GNOME, similar to the "select-by-word" characters used in GNOME Terminal (related question) or ...
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Search Terminal Output

Using a default terminal and bash, there is no functionality to search the standard output of commands. One can gain such functionality using other tools, like emacs shell or screen, but I am ...
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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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How to automatically execute a shell script when logging into Ubuntu

How do I get a script to execute automatically when I log in? Not when the machine starts up, and not for all users, but only when I (or any specific user with the script) login via the GNOME UI. ...
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Where to find a plain vanilla GNOME 2.x

I've Googled this extensively and can't seem to find an answer. Where can I find a plain vanilla version of Ubuntu (or anything related) that uses GNOME 2.x? It seems to me like the developers of ...
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Different behaviours of Gnome Screensaver

When locking the screen using gnome-screensaver-command --lock (assuming that gnome-screensaver is running): If the session is Gnome, it shows a blue screen with a very large clock. If the session ...
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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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Recover PHP file from CentOS?

I've just accidentally overwritten a PHP file on my centOS Server and i don't have a backup of that file, Is there anyway i can recover the old revision of the file some how ? Thanks