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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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Making cairo-clock click-through-able (Cairo Graphics)

Is there any way that I can make a window on my X windowing system (Ubuntu/Gnome/Compiz) to be click-through? i.e. when I click on it, the click is actually sent to the window beneath it. The ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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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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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen. What can I do?

I used to see the link below and I think it would be helpful but the problem is I can't run any of TTY. How to I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? I'm trying to do ...
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Vbox ubuntu cursor flicking, any static themes?

Asus n550jv, host - new clear windows 8 64 bit, latest video drivers, virtualbox 4.3.4 with guest ubuntu 12.04.3 64 bit with automatically installed guest additions. According to this and this I give ...
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54 views

Is there a Linux cursor that has a (semi-transparent) Halo

There are certainly a LOT of Linux cursor themes out there. My problem is that most are useless for me as I'm partially sighted. Limited time means I can't try them all, either. The biggest problem ...
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What are the MIME configuration files that point to ~/.local/share/icons?

I installed MSOffice2007 in Debian 7.2 in wine, which created its own MIME reference files in ~/.local/share/mime/ and ~/.local/share/applications. Later I deleted wine completely and all the files ...
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82 views

Pango fonts not working in Xdmx

In order to split up one output device into two screens, I am using two Xephyr nested displays and combining them using Xdmx with Xinerama enabled, as described here. Xdmx +xinerama -display :1 ...
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233 views

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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Spots appear in a rectangle area on screen, ubuntu gnome 13.04, nvidia driver

I am using Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 with nvidia-310 driver installed. My GPU is GeForce GTX650. Strange spots freqently appear on screen, with following traits: Spots are restricted in one or two ...
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25 views

How to get data shown out of workspace or directly from application?

I'm a new user, because until this moment I used to handle with everything by myself. My problem is complex so I think I chose the right section. Because of some reason I had to use another web ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NoMachine Client-Side Resolution

I have been using OpenNX on a Mac to connect to a NoMachine 3.5 server on Ubuntu, and I was able to start a new GNOME session with the using the available screen area. However, this behavior changed ...
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Gnome shell freeze after login with old user

I installed Fedora on a machine which run Ubuntu and prior to that, arch. I used the same user on all distributions. When I try to login with this user, I can the wall paper and the mouse and nothing ...
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Gnomw crash when system upgrade

I was doing a release-upgrade in a gnome-terminal , tty7. Suddenly, the gnome crashed and i can't type any in the terminal. and can't switch windows either. But the upgrading run still. When install a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 gnome flashback why I get in white toolbar

I am having big problems with my ubuntu 12.10 and gnome flashback (gnome classic). I always get WHITE toolbar. How to remove it?
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84 views

I rebooted my computed and now gnome3 runs like gnome classic

I may have not described the problem correctly in the title. It's probably a simple issue, but I'm not sure how to go about diagnosing it. I was running gnome 3 for awhile using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. ...
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284 views

When I quit xmonad, how can I make it shut down applications nicely?

When I quit xmonad (Shift-Mod-Q), it kills all my running applications. This results in me losing my recent terminal history in gnome-terminal and in Chromium complaining on the next start up that it ...
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201 views

Why doesn't Ubuntu Gnome work properly in a Virtual Machine?

I've tried installing Ubuntu Gnome in VirtualBox and VMware Player. In both cases I end up with a weird graphical bug on the desktop. Everything else seems to be working as it should, although ...
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1answer
234 views

non-smooth fonts in Fedora's gnome

I don't know is that only my problem or not but I have a little eyestrain when using Fedora (19) with Gnome 3(.8) compared to Ubuntu, Linux mint or Windows. Maybe the problem is caused by font ...
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How to enable Windows Key + number in gnome to switch to a window in the taskbar or panel

In Windows 7/8 and Unity, you can use WindowsKey + 1 to switch to the first application on the taskbar/panel, WindowsKey + 2 for the second etc. What do I need to do to enable that in gnome-desktop? ...
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69 views

Ubuntu: gnome-open doesn't work for relative URL

If I type gnome-open foo.pdf it shows an error for me: Error showing url: Operation not supported. But if I give absolute path gnome-open ~/what/ever/foo.pdf it works fine. Is this a known ...
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1k views

Minimize/Maximize current window keyboard shortcut

Are there any Keyboard Shortcuts for maximizing, minimizing and resizing the current window? I am on Ubuntu 13.04, Gnome-latest version.
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189 views

How to copy/paste tab characters via the Clipboard into terminal session on gnome / ubuntu

How do i copy text from a text editor, let's say gedit into a terminal session on ubuntu/gnome? I am on ubuntu 12.0.4 using gnome classic.
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Three fingers not detected and auto drag only using touchegg

I got touchegg working for my touchpad using evdev but now I am having two issues. Moving the cursor is automatically seen as a drag, which means it auto selects text etc. instead of moving only the ...
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200 views

Keyboard shortcut to launch applications from the GNOME3 Favourites

I have just switched from Unity to GNOME 3. The main feature I'm missing is being able to launch the xth application on my Unity Panel with Super+X. Is there a similar set of shortcuts, or a way to ...
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782 views

install gnome desktop in kubuntu

I am trying to install gnome desktop from kubuntu. So I did this : sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop It ran well but now I am getting this error: sudeep@sudeep:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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610 views

How do I set up preferred applications in Nautilus by file extension, rather than by mime type?

I regularly work with a few sorts of plain text files, some of these are code files that I want to open in a programmer's text editor, others are large (gigabyte or more) data files that I only want ...
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GNOME-like workspaces for Windows

I worked a lot in the GNOME environment in Ubuntu and really liked it. But, I had to move to Windows due to some reasons. Is there any program that can allow to me to switch between workspaces like I ...
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Shift key stays “pressed” in Gnome

I have a Linux with Gnome 2.6.1 which runs a VNC server. I access it only through the VNC and the problem is that when I press the Shift key, it stays pressed (so a cursor movement causes a text ...
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159 views

fix terminal vim colours (on focus lost)

When setting up Ubuntu 12.10 64bit (with gnome-terminal 3.6.0) I noticed that my vim colours mess up in the terminal as soon as the terminal loses focus. Everything is fine when using < C-z> and ...
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761 views

How to fix missing network manager icon in Ubuntu 10.04?

In Ubuntu 10.04, my network-manager icon is gone missing by itself. I use the GNOME desktop. How can I restore it?
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157 views

Ubuntu: automatically shown popup dialog is annoying. Can I disable it?

When I choose 'copy link address' from context menu or just select URL text, following popup dialog is automatically shown. It is annoying for me because this popup dialog grabs keyboard focus ...
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Why scrolling in Unity is faster than in Xmonad?

I noticed that when I use default Ubuntu's Unity, everything scrolls fast and smooth. By "everything" I mean web-browsers and vim in terminal when I browse source code. When I use xmonad it seems to ...
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190 views

How to automatically mount a file containing an encrypted file system, when a user login?

The file can be mounted manually via 'cryptsetup luksOpen' and 'mount /dev/mapper' but I would like it to be mounted automatically while logging in and by showing a GUI dialog for the passphrase just ...
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518 views

Dragging a window in GNOME 3 is very slow in my machine. Is there a way to make it faster?

I have recently installed GNOME 3 on my Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems that most of its fancy effects work pretty smoothly. Strangely though, dragging a window is slow and glitchy. Is it caused by some ...
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190 views

gnome password prompt takes ages to appear after screen has been locked

Using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome. After the screen has been locked (manually, or after resuming from suspend), it takes more then 60 seconds for the password prompt to appear. This happens with gnome and ...
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is there a way to change the background image of individual workspaces on Gnome Desktop?

On Gnome changing the background image changes it for all workspaces. I want to have different images for each workspace. Is there a way to achieve this? I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity.
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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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apt-get only downloading gnome classic

For the past few weeks, I've been having a problem with my two laptops. Somehow (both on linux mint 13 and ubuntu 12.04) I have been trying to download gnome 3.4 shell. Unfortunately it would only ...
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643 views

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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139 views

Gnome clock applet, where's the data stored?

I mean, when I type location it gets GMT +/- fixes, were does that information come from?
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155 views

How to notify Gnome users of system reboot/shutdown?

I am looking for Gnome alternative to KDE write daemon. My goal is to notify Gnome users of coming system reboot or shutdown on the localhost. If the user is logged in KDE and I issue shutdown -r +5 ...
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272 views

What it mean “User defined session” in window manager

I had this problem: Unable to log into Ubuntu So I reinstalled gnome, unity, lighdm and gdm. Unfortunately I don't understand much in this field (Xorg, I mean). Now I have login screen, probably of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Ctrl+T does not work in browsers

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04. At the beginning I used Unity, I downloaded and installed Chrome, Ubuntu tweak (where I configured my favorite shortcuts) and decided to switch to Gnome-classic ...
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1answer
613 views

Screen keeps turning off and on

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) OS and I actually can't tell what has caused this weird thing to occur. Sometimes, the screen just turns off. Then it immediately turns on thinking it's in digital mode ...
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1answer
119 views

How to disable gnome-xchat join/quit massage permanently?

I use the gnome-xchat comes with ubuntu 12.04. Is there a way to disable join/quit-massage for all channels permanently?
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188 views

How to make HTML snippets available when working with PHP?

This question is not only about HTML and PHP, there are some files which are written in more than one language. Let's take example of HTML; here you can do CSS and JavaScript stuffs in it. In ...
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GNOME: I've got problems mounting a WebDAV resource. Where does GVFS's store its error log?

On Ubuntu 11.10, I've got problems mounting a WebDAV resource (Places > Connect to Server). It doesn't tell me why via the GUI. Other resources work, so I'd like to debug where the error is coming ...
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324 views

Linux, make shorcut keys and FN key always active

If I play full a screen game under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME Shell 3.4) I can not use some of my Fn keys, nor the GNOME Shell shortcuts. For example the Fn+volume, or brightness doesn't work, ...