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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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Can't copy and paste between Windows and Ubuntu under WSL2 (with Gnome desktop, VcXsrv Xserver)

I am using Ubuntu on WSL2, with the Gnome desktop (set up is described here). It uses the VcXsrv X-server. How can I copy and paste between Windows and Linux?
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How to change my windows ubuntu subsystem to the original colors of gnome-terminal

How to change my windows ubuntu subsystem colors to the original like in gnome-terminnal ?
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Missing keyboard layouts linux in settings

I am using the US default keyboard on Linux but sometimes need German special characters. I made my own version of the us file in the usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols folder that has the characters added. ...
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How to remove GNOME Web Browser

I decided to switch from GNOME to KDE Plasma on Arch Linux, so I used sudo pacman -Rdd gnome. However, Web Browser remains, though with much less functionality (no tabs, etc.) Perhaps it was retained ...
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Show hidden windows in the activity overview of Fedora 34

When hiding windows in Fedora 34 (Gnome 40) using `super key + H, these windows are no longer visible in the activity overview. They are still in there and clickable, but are invisible. In the ...
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Can't install GNOME on Arch Linux ARM

I used pacman -S gnome and got an error depicted on the picture: error: failed retrieving file 'pipewire-1:0.3.34-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz' from mirror.archlinuxarm.org : Could not resolve host: mirror....
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How to fix "some index files failed to download error" in Kali Linux

I was trying to install kali linux on virtualbox and it installed but when I opened the terminal and write the command for installation of gnome then got this error . After giving the update command ...
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How to sleep gnome when idle only if some condition is met?

My computer boots Gentoo with Openrc and Gnome. I want to make it sleep when idle after sometime only if some conditions are met. How to do it?
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GNOME - disable all key bindings and whitelist

I have an Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME. I'm setting it up as a kiosk-mode machine, and for safety reasons would like to whitelist key bindings, meaning, disable all possible key bindings(e.g. ctrl+alt+t, ...
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linux gnome, how to disable Ctrl+. shortcut

I am using Manajaro Linux with the GNOME environment on Wayland. Since the last update there's a weird new shortcut under Ctrl+. I was using Ctrl+. for a long time in VSCode where it shows me Quick ...
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How to disable the "hide all windows" button on the top right of Gnome

After upgrading my desktop to Debian 11 (from 10), Gnome (3.38) has an invisible button on the top right that hides all windows. How can I disable that?
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On gnome (wayland), how to swap ctrl and alt on both sides?

gnome-tweak-tools provides an option to swap left ctrl and alt, but not right ctrl and alt. How should I swap ctrl and alt on both sides?
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How to add user from terminal but, the new user should set password when they log in for the first time?

How to add user like gnome does from terminal? I mean, I want the new user to set a password when they log in for the first time. But how?
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Why is GNOME crashing when I take a screenshot of a VM?

When I use the Screenshot GUI tool within my host operating system which is Ubuntu 20.04, it crashes GNOME if the screenshot is of a VM within VMware (Workstation 16.1.2 build-17966106 Pro). This ...
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Certain icons missing from system dialogues

Certain icons disappeared from my system dialogues box and shell but clicking them on their place makes correct response, i.e. they are working correctly no problem 2 images attached showing the ...
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Adjusting Ubuntu's minimum screen brightness value

By default Ubuntu 20.04 maps the screen brightness control keys (up/down) to some specified step values. It works great, but the minimum value is not zero. I want to adjust this minimum parameter so ...
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How do I create a lossless screencast using Fedora and Wayland?

Environment: Fedora 34, 5.12.13-300.fc34.x86_64 FFMPEG 4.4-4.fc34 GNOME 40.1.0 What I am trying to do: Create a lossless screencast file (video only, audio not required) that can be used as a source ...
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Gnome 40 + Wayland with external monitor

I have a problems with arch + gnome 40 on wayland. My primary GPU is INTEL - but NVIDIA active. In fedora tumbleweed wayland already support multimonitor. If i check from xrandr show Output: Screen 0: ...
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Battery Percentage not accurate in Pop!_OS 21.04 on mid-2012 MacBook Pro

I'm running Pop!_OS 21.04 on a refurbished 2012 MacBook Pro I recently purchased. When plugged in and charging the battery is displayed as 100%- and the status light on the magsafe plug is green, ...
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gnome-shell keyboard shortcuts (or extensions) for switching workspaces by most recently used (MRU) order?

Having recently switched to gnome, I see there's no shortcut for switch to the previously used workspace - only absolute, next/prev (+/- 1), and first/last: ❯ gsettings list-recursively | grep 'org\....
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How do I enable gnome 40's Horizontal Workspaces on Manjaro Linux?

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro linux. It comes with Gnome 40.1.0, but workspaces are still horizontal rather than vertical. My assumption is that Manjaro set vertical workspaces to be the ...
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how to make gnome show by default hidden files

How can I make gnome show by default the hidden files in desktop environment? It's a pain to click every time show hidden files button. I need it to show the hidden files automatically like in windows....
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How to enable hibernate / suspend to disk in GNOME?

I have an Arch Linux laptop with GNOME installed. I expected that Power Off / Log Out menu should contain a hibernate item, but it does not. Note: I have a swap file working.
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So I've installed Signal Messenger on CentOS using Snap, now how do I start it?

I have snap installed in my CentOS 7 installation. With it I have installed Signal Messenger. However no icon appears for the program and running signal at the terminal finds no application. How do I ...
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Evolution duplicates some messages

I access an IMAP account via evolution (among other clients). Out of some reason every message I move with some other client to another folder also ends up in the thrash bin (as a copy), only when ...
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Show something more on "activities screen"

When I press the super key, I can view my activities. At there, I want to view "widgets" on the side, so that I can check the weather, cpu temperature, time, to-do list, and some other ...
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After upgrade to Fedora 34, All the letters in system programs are replaced by their hexadecimal representations

All the letters in system programs are replaced by their hexadecimal representations. I suppose that there some fonts are missed. What I've tried is to change permissions for fonts and refresh font ...
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right -click open terminal is Konsole not gnome-terminal in gnome desktop

I installed redhat enterprise linux 5.4. Now I login gnome desktop ,but when I open terminal by right-click mouser, A Konsole is opened ,not gnome-terminal. How to do if I want a gnome-terminal ...
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evince doesn't adapt window size to screen size

I use my laptop with external screens whose resolution and position differ depending on whether I am at work or at home. Most Xorg applications cope with this quite well. Evince however does not, and ...
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Gnome shows weird input method for toggle buttons

I had previously installed https://github.com/stanford-oval/almond-server, which apparently allowed me to interact with Gnome via speech input. But even after uninstalling it, Gnome dialogs still show ...
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Why Zsh terminal icons are not getting displayed in Atom Platformio Ide Terminal?

Screenshot of the faulty Atom Platformio Ide Terminal I'm running Atom on Manjaro Linux. And I installed Platformio Ide Terminal. Everything is working fine, except the Zsh shell icons. None of the ...
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Mouse drag releasing itself under Debian / Gnome 3

I currently experiencing problems when i try to drag with my mouse. You can see it here, i try to select all the visible text by holding the left click: https://ibb.co/mXqTJdZ It is like i am ...
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Ubuntu laptop connected to monitor keeps turning display back on when not in use

I have an HP Spectre x360 laptop running Ubuntu 20.04 connected to a Benq monitor using HDMI via a USB Type C hub. When I leave the laptop alone, it turns both display off and locks in 5 minutes, all ...
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How would I enable U2F as an Optional form of login authentication for ubuntu?

I recently purchased a HYPERSECU u2f authentication key for logging myself into sites like Google, etc with a USB dongle. I plan to use this as a method for logging into my laptop. I've seen this ...
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Virtual screen to be used with gnome-network-displays

Here is what I'm trying to do: I installed gnome-network-displays and it works perfectly. This utility mirrors your screen on your smart TV. On Windows you have the possibility with the same protocol ...
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Tightvnc on Ubuntu 20.04 doesn't start gnome-session

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 and tightvncserver however, when I connect to the desktop, I see a grey desktop. I have tried some ideas to manually start gnome-session in the xstartup file, but wasn't ...
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Linux Mint 20 will not run Cinnamon GUI

Linux Mint 20 with Cinnamon as the default desktop environment. Recently, Gnome forces itself on boot instead of Cinnamon. I've tried systemctl set-default multi-user.target then rebooted to disable ...
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Gimp file and settings dialogues open extremely slow under Windows

It was pestering me for years that even though I have a pretty fast PC with SSD that every file dialogues (Open..., Save as..., Export as...) are brutally slow in Gimp. The Edit \ Settings dialogue ...
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How to upgrade (migrate) a flatpak environment

On updating my Flatpak with flatpak update, I get following message: Info: org.gnome.Platform//3.36 is end-of-life, with reason: The GNOME 3.36 runtime is no longer supported as of February 13, ...
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Flatpak themes glitching out?

Today I installed a Flatpak, but it was acting weird. I installed two more, and they also were acting weird. I am aware that Flatpak themes do not use GTK themes, rather their own theme, but why is ...
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Clone one/several windows inside another window for streaming (GNOME)

The need : I am live coding using OBS. I often need to show different windows on the live stream. I also have sensible windows that I absolutely don't want to appear there by mistake, even for a ...
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Thumbnail/Grid view in Ubuntu Nautilus while opening/attaching images in other application

The thumbnail/grid view option is available in Nautilus when you are browsing files within nautilus. But when I try to upload an image into some other application such as Firefox or Libre Suite, I ...
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Create new color scheme for Meld

I want to change the hard-to-read color scheme I see for meld (under Ubuntu 20.10.) (I am using meld to highlight similarities between text, rather than differences. It turns out for mostly-different ...
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Clock separator renders incorrectly under GNOME 3.38 on Arch Linux with Ubuntu font

I recently switched to Arch Linux from Ubuntu, and so to ease the switch, I've installed the GTK themes used by Ubuntu and switched to the Ubuntu font family across the system. However, there is a ...
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gnome-terminal not openning in Ubuntu 20.04

Terminal does not open in Ubuntu 20.04, this is possibly after an upgrade of the software (apt upgrade). I am getting the following error when trying to execute /usr/bin.gnome-terminal in a xterm. /...
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How to use xbindkeys to switch workspaces in Gnome overview?

Here is my ~/.xbindkeysrc config: "gdbus call --session --dest org.gnome.Shell --object-path /org/gnome/Shell --method org.gnome.Shell.Eval 'imports.ui.main.wm._showWorkspaceSwitcher(global....
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Create Partition Image

I am used to using Gnome Disks for Linux, that allows me to take a partition, and create an image file of that, and later I can Restore the partition image from the file to the same disk, or to a ...
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Launching a new gnome-terminal from a gnome-terminal and running a command

I am running Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco). I use ctrl+alt+t to launch a terminal window. From that window, I would like to launch a separate window that runs a command, say ls. My thoughts are that I would ...
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CD to a directory and issue a shell command using GNOME TERMINAL command

I have a folder Parent folder which contains a script mytestcase.sh parent_folder/mytestcase.sh I am in Home directory .How can I start a new terminal using GNOME TERMINAL command, CD to ...
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How do I change where save and open windows appear on screen in Gnome/Ubuntu?

All my popup windows like "Save" or "Open" windows (I am unsure what the proper term would be for these windows) open on my smaller laptop display. I find this annoying and would ...

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