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Questions tagged [gnome]

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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Switching windows to another monitor does not work properly

So, I got the Lenovo X380 with german (QWERTZ) keyboard layout where Manjaro Gnome 18.0 is installed. I can switch windows to the left monitor using Super+L Shift+ left. But I can not use Super+L ...
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My Gnome session on Centos 7.0 crashes and sends me back to the login screen

This happens 5 or six times a day. I don't know where to start. This is from /var/log/messages: org.gnome.Shell.desktop: XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" ...
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Fedora “only console users are allowed to run the x server”

[diogoferreira@localhost ~]$ startx xauth : file /home/diogoferreira/.serverauth.3282 does not exist /user/libexec/Xorg.wrap: Only console users are allowed to run the x server So I installed VMware ...
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vnc : why is xeyes working and not gnome-terminal?

I have a script that opens a vnc connection and then runs an application on the remote machine. When this application is xeyes, everything works perfectly but when it's gnome-terminal, I see no ...
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gnome-terminal exits with status 127 on ubuntu 18.04 but how do I find the stacktrace?

gnome-terminal suddenly stopped working and when I run it via another terminal emulator (termite) it throws an error: > sudo gnome-terminal # Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/...
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Hide top panel bar in ubuntu 16.04 lts gnome desktop

How do I autohide the top panel in Unity? 2 answers How to remove/hide the entire top panel? I searched for it but could not find a solution.
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CentOS7/GNOME: what application is preventing screen lock?

Recently I've started coming back to find my CentOS 7 (running GNOME) laptop's screen fully lit and unlocked, even though I haven't done anything on it for [many many] hours (previously it would lock ...
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How do I open a file with an alternative application in nautilus without setting it as the default for that filetype?

I usually open PDFs with Evince. But sometimes I open them with Xournal. How can I open one file with Xournal but still keep Evince as the default application?
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Bluetooth mouse doesn't working after reconnecting in linux

The Fist time I connect my bluetooth mouse is perfect. However, when I disconnect turn off my mouse and turn it on, it shows it is connected in status bar, but it is totally not working (cannot move ...
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Nautilus default .desktop file not right

I need some help with the GNOME Nautilus file manager. The default .desktop file situated is /usr/share/applications has been deleted and replaced with my own one (no back up). I was hoping to ...
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Change LibreOffice titlebar text

The LibreOffice titlebar shows the app's name, which just adds noise. And alt-tabbing would be easier if it weren't there. e.g. From My foo document.xls - LibreOffice Calc to My foo document.xls. ...
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Can't install software using gnome-software on Fedora 29

I have recently installed Fedora 29 on HP ProBook 420 G2, previously Windows 7. The installation completed with no known issues, however now when I try to use gnome-software to install any software, ...
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Severe Linux Mouse Click and Window Focus Issues

I have recently been trying to get a working Linux install on my main PC. My PC runs on a GTX 1060. I've been having this issue where my mouse won't click properly in what looks to be a properly ...
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Mounting a SharePoint site in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to mount a SharePoint drive in Ubuntu 14.04, and utterly failing. It's an external site which uses a username that includes an @, and obviously a password. First, I have tried to use ...
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Change/swap mouse click for resize/dragging window with Alt-Click in gnome

I am using Redhat now and there is a feature in Gnome which I use alot. It is holding Alt and Middle Click to resize windows (under Window Preferences/Movement Key). Because if we press middle click ...
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Gnome 3 Tweak Tool not saving preference

I would like to change the Windows Focus in Gnome 3 with the Tweak Tool. But after I restart my computer the Windows Focus is always back to its default state. How could I persist the change to ...
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How to change default skype font in linux?

The default font in linux skype has some problems while displaying Chinese(Some are bold, some are not). Gnome Tweaks can change system font and GTK-based application's font, AFAIK. But it cannot ...
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Weird Crosshair Gnome Desktop

I am on Debian Buster amd64 with gnome-shell 3.30.1-2. I just did some updates and noticed that I now have this crosshair pattern on the desktop/background. Does anyone know why this pattern, seen ...
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Evolution keep asking for password when running i3 window manager with (some) GNOME services

I recently re-started using the i3 window manager, and wanted to run my normal email client Evolution. I have launched i3 through dbus-launch to get dbus running, and I have a few GNOME services ...
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How can I change keyboard shortcuts for window navigation in GNOME?

Looking at the GNOME help page, I see that there's supposed to be a section called "Navigation" in the keyboard shortcut dialog. But when I'm in that area of settings, I see tons of keyboard shortcuts ...
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I can't bind ctrl+shift+c shortcut in debian stretch with gnome

I realized that the shortcuts ctrl+shift+c/v doesn't work anymore in gnome-terminal, then I went to the keyboard settings, I tried to set a shortcut ctrl+shift+<any character> and didn't work, ...
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Why does videos not resume from last point played? Fedora

Basically, why does videos (Fedora's default gnome application for playing video files) not resume from the last point played when I close and re-open it? And is there a way to make it do so? I looked ...
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Gnome: Dashtopanel leaves 'applications'

I'm using ubuntu with gnome and the dash-to-panel extension. On the top left, I have a 'Applications' with a bottom arrow next to it, which is not clickable. Next to it is the applications icon (9 ...
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Shell not running or DBus service not available

I am using a Linux Mint 19 Tara and I installed the gnome-tweaks-tool and when I tried to open it with gnome-tweaks I encountered the following error: WARNING : Shell not installed or running ...
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Can no longer scroll through output in GNOME Terminal

I posted a question about this before, but there was no resolution, and it's happened again. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 Cinnamon. After using a terminal window I hadn't used in a few days (GNOME Terminal ...
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Non-root startx

As superuser, I would like to startx for a given user (let's say tom). My current approach is: usermod tom -a -G audio,video,input chmod 600 /dev/tty8 chown tom /dev/tty8 su tom -c 'openvt -l -s -c 8 ...
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How to run a bash script automatically at gnome login

I want to use Gnome's inbuilt Screen Recorder for recording GUI sessions for audit purpose. To automate this, I changed the Shortcut for the screen recorder as "Alt+U" and then executed command "...
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How to start Gnome Screen Recorder from command line

I want to use Gnome's inbuilt Screen Recorder. I know that I can Launch it using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Alt+R. I am looking for options to start the gnome screen recorder using some command ...
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Fedora 28 random Freeze + Audio loop

I've been having this issue with Fedora 28 and I can't figure out the issue. Maybe a more experienced linux user could help me out. My Desktop Environment is gnome. Every so often my computer will ...
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Strange icon in GNOME

In top left corner of the screen, there is a strange smiling icon. I thought it is a part of an icon pack, but it doesn't depend on icon packs. How can I change it?
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How do I make the focus rectangle in Gtk3 more prominent?

I use the keyboard almost all the time to navigate; it often happens that I forget to turn my battery powered mouse on and I only notice after 15 or 30 minutes :) But with Gnome/Gtk 3 it got harder, ...
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Configure Gnome settings with Debian Live-Build

I'm making a spin of Kali Linux and am following their guide while referencing the Debian Live Build manual. I'm trying to figure out how I can get a few simple tweaks like application, cursor, icon, ...
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How to automatically use Bluetooth headphones as audio output in Fedora?

When I turn on my Bluetooth headphones, I hear "connected" if my Fedora laptop is nearby, and I see the device appear in the Bluetooth settings window. If I go to the Sound settings window, however, ...
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Gnome task bar all windows

I use ubuntu 18 with gnome desktop. If I open 2 libre office documents, it is very difficult to switch between then. I need to: right click click on All windows select opened document In Windows OS ...
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Deleted gnome desktop environment on fedora now I'm stuck at command line login

I am using fedora 28. I had enough of the staggering terminal in gnome (mem leak I think) so I installed cinnamon. The problem is thought uninstaling gnome would just automatically set the DE to ...
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open gnome terminal in fixed position

My Desired effect want the terminal on right corner each time I launch it Not a duplicated problem. here are two similar methods I tried the system settings way I am on Fedora 28. Only size works ...
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Bluetooth works as root in Gnome; works for a regular user in bash shell but not Gnome

I've got an issue with bluetooth where if I log into gnome as a regular user, bluetooth shows as in the OFF state and cannot be enabled. If I login gnome as a root user, it works correctly. I have ...
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GNOME Tweaks app loses its desktop button after first installed

In the title bar there is no desktop button. This was observed in the GNOME Tweaks app of Gnome 3.30.0 in Kali Linux 2018.4 . A) I did not find the documentation anywhere. This desktop button is ...
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How to search for an Artist in Rhythmbox on Fedora?

The online help for Rhythmbox shows a couple of buttons next to the Search widget that seem to select what is going to be searched, ie. Artists vs. Albums vs. Titles. But in my Rhythmbox (version 3.4....
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How to remove “starred” tab in gnome's nautilus?

I have a lot of network drives and a few bookmarks and I don't like having my file manager maximized, so I prefer an interface that's as clean as possible. This Starred tab however blocks this for me....
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How do I disable my keyboard's sleep button?

I have a couple Fn shortcuts on my F1-F12 keys. F12 is the calculator, F11 puts my PC to sleep. The amounts I confuse those keys by accidents are astronomical. How can I disable my suspend/sleep key ...
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How to add “First Friday” in Gnome Calendar?

This type of event is common enough that I thought Gnome would support it (in particular because of First Fridays in Oakland, California, grin). But so far no luck. Am I missing something? Is it a ...
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How to change title and icon of a terminal program in Gnome 3?

I have a couple of terminal based programs which I'll never be able to leave behind. When I start them from the command line with something like gnome-terminal --command foo or when I make a Foo....
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Disallow processes from preventing logout

Processes that query the user to confirm exit can prevent GNOME from logging out so how can we disallow processes from preventing logout? We've had issues with users attempting to logout -> walking ...
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Can't change default app from Dragon Player to Gnome MPV

I'm using Cinnamon on a Devuan ASCII system. I'm trying to have Gnome MPV open my .avi files rather than Dragon Player - like I've already done with .mp4 and .mkv files, using the "Open With | Other ...
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KDE Plasma option disappeared from Ubuntu login after restart

I run Ubuntu and I recently installed KDE Plasma alongside Gnome, however I didn't like how the KDE apps looked in the Gnome Apps menu so I put them in a separate folder. Afterwards, I logged out and ...
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Understanding Linux CPU usage

I'm stuck with profiling a process of mine, named (see top output) xspectra-frameb. Its inner structure can be summarized as the following: 8 threads are recving bursts of data from socket ...
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Installing Gnome on OpenBSD 6.3

I want to install Gnome on OpenBSD 6.3. The instructions I've found far refer to earlier versions of OpenBSD and produce error messages. I'm working from a clean install of OpenBSD 6.3 that I did ...
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In Gnome how to have multiple full screen areas on one screen?

When working on big screens I often use Gnomes "snap window to left/right border" by dragging a window to the left/right side of the screen. This results in a partially maximized window which I find ...
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Gnome 3.28.2 always showing 'VPN OFF'

I'm using Debian with Gnome 3.28.2 I've been using my VPN with no problems but Gnome will always display 'VPN Off' even when the VPN is active. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this? I haven'...