GNOME is a desktop environment/graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system, most notably Linux and the Java Desktop System which is part of Solaris.

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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 remove the Ubuntu Gnome desktop after making the switch to KDE?

This is the opposite of this question. Basically I've been using Ubuntu for a while but decided to give KDE a shot so I went through the process of getting the latest KDE installed. I'm very ...
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Ubuntu/ Gnome : Open an application in a specific workspace

How do tell an application to open in a specific workspace? More info: I like to have my C++ IDE in workspace 2, my Java IDE in workspace 3, and my email, browser and miscellaneous in workspace ...
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Tiling Window Manager

I've been looking into tiling window managers because I'm tired of manually positioning and resizing all my windows whenever I want to see some information side by side. However, the tiling window ...
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Linux - Set default terminal size and screen position?

I can't find any settings inside the terminal profile to allow me to set a geometry size and screen x,y coordinates so that the terminal window always opens (even after reboot) in the same location on ...
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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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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with ...
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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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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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I accidentally hid my Gnome Panel

I got a new tablet pc, and in attempt to hide the empathy mail icon, accidentally made the entire panel dissappear. (The one at the top that has applications/places/system, and battery life/network ...
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How can I turn off font-antialiasing only for gnome-terminal, but not for other applications?

I'm running GNOME (gnome-session under xmonad). I want to turn off antialiasing (i.e. use monochrome mode) for fonts in gnome-terminal. But I want to retain antialiasing for other applications, like ...
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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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How do I change the default application for a PDF?

I'm running Redhat 5 Enterprise (Nautilus 2.16.2) with Gnome and am having trouble changing the default application for PDFs. No matter what I do, it seems to always come up as evince. First I tried ...
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How to reduce size of icons on ubuntu desktop

I want to reduce the size of icons on my ubuntu desktop/All the icons are too big and i am using just 12.1 inch laptop so its looks too horrible.
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Gnome wont start after removing “gnome-panel”

After removing gnome-panel, Gnome doesn't start at all any more. I get a black screen and terminal upon turning the PC on. It would seem no problem but the wireless network doesn't start too. So I ...
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What is Gnome / KDE etc?

I have been on Windows my entire life. Without getting too technical, what are these things? When I search on the net, I get some technical results. I simple do not understand what these things are! ...
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Can I make Ubuntu 11.10's desktop look like 11.04's Ubuntu Classic?

I updated to 11.10 today and Unity has absolutely driven me nuts. Is there a way to bring 11.04's Classic Desktop back to 11.10? I tried KDE and I don't find it similar enough to be happy. I tried ...
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How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?

How can I customize Ubuntu 10.04 so the menu created by left clicking inside a folder or desktop gives me the option of opening up a terminal in that location? I have thsi functionality in the XFCE ...
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Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and I was wondering if it is possible to put a panel on a secondary monitor. Here are methods I have tried which did not work: Click and drag the panel from the ...
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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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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 can I add menu items to the Gnome “Applications” menu from the command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10, and I'd like to automate the addition of some menu items the Ubuntu "Applications" menu. I know that I can use alacarte to make one-off additions, but I'm looking to automate ...
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Shortcuts to move windows across multiple screens in Gnome

I've two screens next each other and I'm running Gnome (Metacity 2.22). I use Xinerama to setup resolution and position for the screens. Using OpenSuse 11.1. I would like to use the keyboard to move ...
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How can I change the colors of GNOME Terminal each time it starts?

I heard about a script which will change the colors of GNOME Terminal each time it starts. I can't remember where I saw this...
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how to turn off line wrap in gedit?

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with gnome, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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Is there a breakdown of the differences between GNOME, KDE, and Xfce desktop environments?

I am going to be putting Linux (Ubuntu) on my desktop and I figure that don't need every desktop environment out there, so I figure I'll either get Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), or Xubuntu (Xfce). ...
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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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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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Enable root user in Gnome for Fedora 14?

I recently upgraded Fedora 12 to 14 and I can no longer login as root from the GUI login screen. I choose Other, but no dice. I know that it is bad practice to do this normally and that is probably ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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What are the differences between Linux Window Managers?

See the title - are there any show-stopping differences between GNOME and KDE, at this point? Is it just a matter of preference? I know some applications run 'better' one or the other, but besides ...
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Gnome: Change title of current terminal from bash command line

I know there are options to start a new terminal with a specified title, and that is is possible to change the title from a terminal using the menu: 'Terminal' -> Set Title. However, I want to change ...
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Gnome3 - Change window drag shortcut

Gnome defaults to using Alt+LeftMouse dragging for moving windows around - I hate this feature and it breaks some apps I use. In Gnome2 you could change the modifier key in one of the settings ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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How to change background/foreground color on “all” existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...
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Windows 7 “Aero Snap” feature on Ubuntu GNOME

Windows 7 has a useful feature that "snaps" out a window to fill half the screen when you drag it to either the left or right border of the entire screen. It's really useful for arranging 2 windows ...
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Dialogue box buttons don't work in Eclipse on Ubuntu 9.10

I am having trouble with Eclipse 3.5 on Ubuntu. After I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10 I have discovered that buttons with dialogue boxes no longer work correctly - nothing happens when clicking ...
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CLI Ubuntu lock screen after X minutes

Is there any way of making ubuntu (through CLI) to lock screen after X minutes? I need to do so for example: I'm watching a 2Hours movie, so I need to make ubuntu that after 123 minutes to lock ...
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Karmic erased my desktop

I'm running Karmic RC 32-bit. Ran aptitude safe-upgrade this morning, then rebooted. Everything looks fine in GDM, I enter my password, the animation goes for a few seconds and then dumps me to my ...
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How do I do that cool show desktop thing in gnome?

I've just started using GNOME for my main desktop environment and I was answering the phone and when I came back to my computer the windows all flew around the screen like I was on some kinda freakin ...
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Ubuntu's gui “Open With” command is not memorizing the application

In Ubuntu, when we right-click a icon and use "open with", there is an option to remember that application for that file's type. For some reason, my system is no more memorizing the application (I ...
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Run Script on logout/ shutdown ubuntu

I want to run some commands every time a user of an ubuntu 9.10 machine logs out or shuts down. What is the best way to do this? Every user uses gnome if that helps.
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Launch files / directories using Gnome from command line

On Windows, I can launch an Explorer window from a command line via "start (dirname)". And this will also launch applications associated with a particular file extension, so I can do "start ...
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Firefox freezing my whole desktop

I'm using Firefox 7 on Ubuntu 11.10. I am not definitely sure that this problem began since upgrading Ubuntu from 11.04, but that would be my guess. The problem is fairly simple. Firefox freezes at ...
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Gnome's shutdown menu disappeared

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and my shutdown menu suddenly disappeared (the menu on the top where you click it and get options such as "shut down" and "suspend"...) how do I bring it back?
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Remove Gnome windows manager and install the Xfce windows manager

Is it possible to install a different windows manager? Currently I am using an HP Netbook 210. The windows manager I am using is "gnome-shell" that comes as default with Fedora 15. However, I am ...
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Emacs and Windows manager keyboard shortcuts without Windows key

I found a classic M-Series keyboard and I want to use it. However, it does not have a Windows key (AKA Super key); only Shift, Ctrl and Alt. My keyboard shortcuts are cluttered as-is, since I try to ...
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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How can I change Nautilus's delete behavior?

I want to make it so that nautilus requires me to press a key combination to delete files - so that I do not accidentally delete files on a network share with no confirmation again. Ideally I would ...
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Ubuntu Login Screen Reloads

I am trying to login to my Ubuntu desktop after updating a bunch of packages and rebooting. I know I am authenticating successfully but what seems to happen is that after I enter my username and ...