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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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tmux ctrl-a stopped working after upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04

I have had my tmux prefix set to c-a for as long as I can remember. Immediately after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04, ctrl-a no longer works. My terminal (gnome and xterm) simply display ^A. If I change ...
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How can I fix the search function bound to the windows key in gnome, centos 7 if it has disapeared?

Until about a week ago, pressing the windows key in centos 7 (gnome), would bring up a handy quick search, and task switcher. Now when I press it, I still see the task switcher, but search has ...
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Oracle VirtualBox - Cursor Lost in Top Left Corner

In my Oracle VirtualBox 6.1, regularly, a square around 15cm x 15cm in the left top corner does not take the mouse click anymore (left and right). I am not sure what causes it. It comes and goes at ...
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Lenovo X1: How to get 100% scaling on the external monitor and 200% on the primary monitor?

I'm using Debian Bullseye with Xorg and Gnome on a new Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th w/ a 4k display. Gnome scales the primary display to 200% which works but it applies the same scaling to the external ...
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What tools and kernel features some desktop environments use, to monitor battery level

I have noticed some strange behavior of battery charge indicator in Gnome and Cinnamon. When you plug charger into laptop, it updates battery charging status(charging/discharging) only when battery ...
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How to debug problems with Wayland on Fedora 32

I have recently performed massive cleaning of my Fedora 32 system, which included high amount of packages being removed from the system, by the way removing desktop environment I was using. Before, I ...
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Ubuntu 19:10: Second GUI Session on another TTY

I can already open a Gnome-Session on TTY2 by default but I also want one on TTY3 to quickly switch between different user sessions. I googled this topic and got a plethora of solutions. Some were ...
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How to manage password in GNOME keyring

Using GNOME 3.36. I'd like to store some passwords in a way which is scriptable but at the same time whenever any process tries to access one of these passwords, I see a confirmation dialog and have ...
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My system isn't reading .XCompose file

So I've been told that IBus input method now work with .XCompose files and that I don't need to modify the GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE to xim anymore, but without setting it to xim my GTK doesn't ...
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How to remove the top left black transparent box in firefox? (Gnome/Centos7)

How to remove that glitch from Firefox in gnome with Centos 7? This box appears only when the window is maximized.
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Displays are not handled separately in Gnome 3.36.1 on Wayland

I have been searching overall without avail. I have following problem: when I start gnome on wayland my conky (who normally starts on xorg on my primary display) starts in my secondary display. At ...
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How to disable close fullscreen touchscreen gesture on Gnome (Fedora)?

I'm building a touchscreen project on Fedora 31 (using Gnome 3) that requires a fullscreen Unity3D window that the user cannot close using the touchscreen. I could disable most of the multi-touch ...
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Unable to activate GNOME screen sharing

As the title says I'm unable to activate screen sharing over the settings menu. The button it there but I am unable to toggle it, it just does not respond. A had screen sharing running and working on ...
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Debian 10 goes into suspend mode while having active RDP connection

I am trying to figure out how to prevent Debian 10 to go into suspend mode when it has an active RDP connection. Software installed: Debian 10, Gnome DE xrdp, xorgrdp Performed the following tweaks ...
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Install Gnome on top of KDE

I am running Debian 9 (stretch) with KDE Plasma 5.8.6 and I am having some issues with Plasma. Can I, on top of KDE install Gnome DE and then delete KDE? A beginners question: If I can do it, then my ...
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Seahorse Passwords and Keys - how to import CER client certificate - Gnome and Linux

I need to use a client CER certificate and I want to import it onto Seahorse. Unfortunately when I select File -> Import ... and select the cer file the "Import" button is gray and I cannot import it. ...
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How to monitor CPU and system load in GNOME

I'm running Debian 10 Buster with GNOME. I'd like to know how to set up some sort of display that shows me the current system load. In the old days and even in MATE, I can add a System Monitor to my ...
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GNOME 3: Shortcut for super + mouse wheel

For quite a while now, I have been looking to implement my workflow on Linux. Unfortunately, it's accessibility is...spotty, at best. Some stuff works, some stuff works well and some stuff just does ...
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Alpine GDM Login only listing “Linux User”

So I just installed GNOME on my Alpine Linux and my login screen displays only this instead of a list of users as shown here. This is inconvenient because I always must press "Not listed?" to log in, ...
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How To Show Latest Reply in Threaded View in Evolution Mail?

Evolution mail supports threaded view for email threads. However, it shows the first message received at the "top" in the Messages list. How can I configure the system to show the latest received at ...
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How to Remove Label Coloring in Evolution Mail?

TL;DR; Evolution Mail uses label colors to color the text in the columns in the Message List. How do I turn this off? Long Story I have recently started using Evolution Mail in conjunction with ...
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CentOS 7 Gnome excessive window title bars

I am running virtual machines hosted in CentOS 7 with VM VirtualBox. Gnome has an Apple-esque top bar that contains some menu items, followed by application specific items. Though in general no ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 apt-get error

I tried all the methods. I searched online to fix the gnome-shell-common is not configured error but failed. yuxin@yuxinchen:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -f Hit:1 http://security....
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Access Gnome''s webdav share from Windows

I have the same problem as this question, but the listed answers on that question are not working for me, so it appears my situation may be different, or perhaps things have changed since then, so I ...
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How can/should I exit a tty?

Occasionally I open a tty, using say ctrl + alt + f3 (usually because I've done something silly and need to kill a program or recover in some way). After I've done so, I can switch back to that tty ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mouse button mapping

I'm difficulty programming button mappings for my anker A7851 mouse which has multiple non standard buttons, not all of which are recognized. So far, I have tried using the standard gnome settings, ...
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How do I use a command line login interface rather than the GNOME Shell 3.34.3 login interface?

I'm running Solus 4.1 Fortitude currently. I used Solus a little bit (roughly 4 years ago) and remember it asking for your user and password via the command line like so: @solus ~ $ user: @solus ~ $ ...
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programmatically (maybe gsettings or dconf) change shortcut for main Cinnamon menu?

I am using Cinnamon with Debian 10 stable. Opening the Keyboard GUI settings app allows me to assign keyboard shortcuts for things like Show desktop and Cycle through open windows. I noticed that I ...
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How to change copy/paste shortcut on linux system (GNOME)

I would like to change shortcuts of copy, past, cut, etc.. on kali linux. Trying to set it more like OSX. I found some shortcut options in settings and by command "gsettings" in terminal. But these ...
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Gnome shortcut to focus a particular screen

I am coming from i3 background, so I like to use my keyboard a lot. I recently switched to gnome and I miss one functionality. For now I place my windows on separate workspaces and displays (got 3 of ...
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NetworkManager not listing wifi

A few days ago my computer(Arch Linux + Gnome) suddenly couldn't connect to the network, NetworkManager couldn't scan any wifi connection. systemctl status wpa_supplicant output ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]...
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arch linux booting stops on [ ok ] Started Accounts Service

When I'm trying to start my archlinux system I see following image: [ ok ] … [ ok ] … . . . [ ok ] Started Authorization Manager. [ ok ] Started Accounts Service. and now system freezes. Gnome ...
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GNOME 3 Overview Mode - Using return key to select window does not work if already hovered

In GNOME 3.28 and 3.34 (the two that I use), one can use the Return key to select a window upon hovering over it. However, if the cursor already happens to be hovering over a window upon entering the ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 - Changing default lock screen background

Regardless of what my lock screen background is configured to be, the default lock screen background is still the default eoan ermine. My own lock screen only shows up when I explicitly lock my ...
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Switch virtual desktops by tapping mouse on edge of screen (Windows 10)

When I used to use the GNOME desktop on Linux, you could configure it so that you just need to tap the edge of the screen with the mouse pointer to move to another virtual desktop. I know windows has ...
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Gnome Activities Overview has no search bar

After upgrading to Fedora 31 my Activities Overview (when I press super) has no search bar. Typing something like 'terminal' and hitting enter also has no result, so it's not just a display issue. ...
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Directories appearing twice in $PATH

Following advice from a course, I added the following line to my .bashrc: export PATH=/home/dodgycoder/kafka_2.12-2.3.1/bin:$PATH Now, when I open a terminal window I get this directory shown twice: ...
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How to change qt5 color scheme permanently?

I am trying to fix some colors in qt5 applications. I'm using a dark theme and some of the text colors are not bright enough on the dark background. However, I am very confused about how to achieve ...
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gnome-terminal geometry ignoring position

I like to add Ctrl+Alt+T as a shortcut to open the terminal, and I like the terminal to open in the bottom right corner of the screen. So, I always added the following to Keyboard Shortcuts on Debian: ...
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Change default reminder times available in Gnome Calendar on Linux

Does anyone know how to change the default reminder times available in Gnome Calendar? The possible selections are: 5 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes 1 hour 1 day 2 days 3 days 1 week I'd like to add: ...
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Linux Kernel 4.18.0 , 5.0.0 and above and GNOME 3.30.0 and above not loading , why?

I was trying to install KALI Linux 2019.3 on my laptop , it is of Kernel 5.2.9 and GNOME 3.30.2 from a bootable pendrive. This installations were very easy for me before (i.e. while installing Kali ...
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Debian slow start after upgrade - Gnome/Wayland issue ? (Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid - Gnome 3.34.1)

After upgraded my Debian testing few weeks ago, I realise that my boot take 1 minute more to show login screen. 1 minute is a timeout during boot. I did'nt notice that before because I always use ...
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Certain features of SciTE not working in Debian 10 (Gnome)

I use SciTE as my text editor of choice. After upgrading from Debian 9 to Debian 10, some GUI features are not working. My desktop environement is Gnome. I currently have SciTE version 4.1.2 compiled ...
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Prevent new windows from stealing focus on GNOME 3

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04 (and so GNOME 3.32.1) and I'm wandering how to make new windows stay in the back and don't steal my focus. I tried: https://superuser.com/a/320754, https://bertrandbenoit.blogspot....
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debian 10 buster gnome wayland. How to make my terminal transparent?

I just updated Debian from stretch to buster. It now uses Gnome Wayland. Before I had my terminal transparent using devilspie2. Now that doesn't work anymore. I guess it is because gnome now uses ...
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How to spawn/show linux login screen on right-side primary display?

My setup: Two displays A and B. A is on the left and B on the right. B is my primary screen. Booting the PC shows the arch login screen on display A instead of display B. Furthermore the mouse ...
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How to show each task in separate workspace in gnome 3?

when I click on "move to workspace down" in any app the task shows in the first workspace The first image shows you when my task image (terminator) in the first workspace enter image description here ...
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some media keys not working - in ubuntu 19.04 and gnome / budgie

Recently purchased the Pepper Jobs W10 Gyro remote control. And it is excellent. However I have this issue with 2 of the buttons! They don't seem to work properly. θ71° [id:~] $ sudo evtest No device ...
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Equivalent shortcut to windows + number fromWindows 10 in macOS?

One of my favorite keyboard shortcuts in Windows (and Gnome in linux) is windows key+number which opens the program that is that position in the task bar (and repeated presses change between opened ...
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Any way to fit gnome apps in available screen area (excluding windows taskbar) on maximize in wsl?

I am using X server (Xming/VcxSrv) to launch gnome apps on WSL. When i maximize the gnome app it covers the taskbar also. How can i make sure that on maximize it does not cover the complete screen (i....

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