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Questions tagged [gnome3]

GNOME is a desktop environment / graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system. GNOME 3 is the latest major release of GNOME Desktop Environment

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Where does Thunderbird store the expand/collapse icons for threaded messages?

I recently resolved this issue but that left me with missing icons in threaded view in thunderbird. My broken machine has a threaded view that looks like this: But it should look like this: So the ...
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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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Google Chrome blocks “Ctrl+(letter)” and “Alt+(arrow)” shortcuts when in text field

Google Chrome blocks shortcuts of the form Ctrl+(letter)  (e.g., Ctrl+W to close the current tab) as well as Alt+(arrow) when I'm in a text field in the current tab. This includes the address bar and ...
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Remove Online Accounts in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am trying to remove the "Online Accounts" found on Settings on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I have found these gsettings and am suspicious they may have something to do with that section of Settings... org....
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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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Why is a blank page printed after the first page in duplex mode in Linux?

Similar to this question, but in Linux. When I print documents from Evince 3.28.2 the 1st page is printed as if it was the title page, i.e. sheets are printed like this: 1st page - blank page 2nd ...
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Re-enable screen blanking on gnome 3

Running Gnome 3.28. I am having problems with screen blanking. More specifically, the screen is not blanking, and I cannot figure out how to get it to blank consistently anymore. (Sometime, years ...
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Gnome Activities Search does not search in files contents

I added several other folders using the gnome-control-center (and since I am using Ubuntu 18.04, I did sudo apt install tracker before to enable this option). I can search for the files, but only ...
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Shortcut to open terminal in `pwd` if active window is another terminal or Nautilus

I have made a custom keybinding in Gnome such that Super+t opens a gnome terminal. Now I would like to improve it such that if the window active when pressing Super+t is Nautilus or another Gnome ...
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How to get SOCKS5 capable application proxied through OpenVPN without running everything through VPN on Gnome 3

How can I selectively tunnel by application in Gnome using a remote OpenVPN server or use the arbitrary application's built-in SOCKS5 proxy support to connect to a local "translation" server that ...
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map headset button in gnome3

How can I map in gnome3 the button from my bluetooth headset? Gnome sees a AcceleratorActivated event when I press it: $ dbus-monitor --monitor signal time=1525078944.868498 sender=:1.17 -> ...
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How to disable long press triggering right click context-menu on Gnome3.18 desktop

In Gnome3.18, a feature is introduced: Context menus can now be accessed using a touch screen — to activate, just press and hold. However, I would like to disable such feature on desktop. Anyway ...
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Computer suspends when not logged in

Since the latest update of Gnome / GDM my computer seems to be put into suspend mode when I am idle on the logon screen for about 20 minutes. This was not the case before the update. Current Version ...
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Gnome3 : remove Alt key behaviour

I am using GNOME 3.22.2 and every time I hit Alt key, I am escaping from the window. It is really frustrating because I cannot hit shortcuts like Alt-f or this kind of things. How to remove this Alt ...
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Gnome3 change theme per application

Does anyone know what's application on the screenshot?
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My old mother on ubuntu gnome lose .desktop files

I live far away from my mother. When her old laptop on windows XP died, I replaced it by a minicomputer with ubuntu gnome (14.04) that I remotely administer (ssh, x11vnc and rsync for backups). As old ...
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Some Readline keyboard shortcuts broken in gnome-terminal?

I'm trying out Fedora 27, and I've noticed they messed around (in an unwelcome way) with the keyboard shortcut in gnome-terminal. Specifically, M-f and M-b don't work. I've tried googling but all I've ...
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change gnome evolution keyboard accels

I tried to change some gnome evolution keyboard accelerators. I tried to edit ~/.config/evolution/accels which seems to hold all the defined keyboard accelerators. Unfortunately my modifications of ...
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How to recursively copy a directory through gio

I want to copy some directories off a remote SMB server. I tried to do it with gio copy, but it replies, that it cannot copy directiories recursively. How can one make it so it will?
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Gnome Activities search does not show most files

I need some help for a problem regarding Gnome file search: I can't find most files in Gnome Activities search even if those files are correctly indexed and found by tracker. As you can see from the ...
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“Sub-windows” in CentOS 7.4 GNOME flashes then disappears

After updating to CentOS 7.4, I have been experiencing some issues with sub-windows (not sure if that is the correct term). Let me explain. Take for instance the Wacom Control Panel. Everything there ...
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Holding keys doesn't work - Fedora 26 Gnome

Since two system updates before i started to notice that when i hold a key it repeats just a few times and randomly stops. Example (I'm holding a key and when it stops I move to the next one). ...
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Disable quick-search animation in GTK3 File Chooser

Every time I do a quick-search by typing letters into the default file browser dialog of GTK3 applications, it will animate to a search hit if there's any. This wasn't in GTK2 File Chooser and is ...
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Different display configuration before and after login in gdm3?

I'm using Ubuntu 17.04 and Gnome 3 with gdm3 3.24. I have two external displays connected to my laptop. I usually keep the laptop lid closed, so only the external displays are enabled, and this works ...
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How to enforce signle instance of firefox on gnome?

I need to help some users finding their lost browser tabs. Problem is that they keep launching multiple instances of a browser. On gnome, alt-tab is difficult to explain as it requires navigation ...
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Gnome 3 public WebDAV share: how to access from Windows 10?

I'm trying to access the Public folder of my Gnome 3 system from Windows 10 computers in the same network. Gnome's File Sharing dialog says that the Public folder can be accessed at dav://(hostname)/...
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Prevent gnome from changing the workspace on focus when using two or multiple monitors

Currently I'm using two monitors, one for exclusively viewing and editing code, another for doing everything else. I have hotkeys set up to focus on either sublime, or firefox or the terminal like ...
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Gnome: Let the current window be active while dragging another window's content.

I am long time windows user, recently I switched Arch with Gnome3. I often use mouse gestures to copy, move and other tasks. I really miss windows experience in Gnome. Like easily copy content from ...
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Style-aware icons for folders in Nautilus / Gnome Files

I'm running Gnome 3 on Fedora 25, and many of the xdg-compliant standard user directories (like "Desktop", "Downloads", "Public", etc) have a special icon when viewed in Nautilus (i.e. the Files app). ...
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How to safely downgrade apache version to one not suitable for current gnome state?

I want to downgrade apache2-bin package from 2.4 version to 2.2.22-1 from some snapshot repository. But there is gnome-user-share pack that depends on apache2-bin 2.4 and, as I understood, the part of ...
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How can I pin an application to a workspace in Gnome 3?

I am using a static workspace layout in GNOME 3.18 with the "workspace grid" extension (because I can't stand vertically-stacked workspaces). It would be great if, when I started an application, the ...
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gnome desktop is not working

Gnome desktop is not working for my redhat PC. The version of gnome desktop3 is 3.14.2-2.el7. When I exec ps -A | grep gnome, it returns 2384 ? 00:00:00 gnome-session 2420 ? 00:00:00 ...
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Gnome 3 extensions don't work reliably

I'm using opensuse with GNOME 3. Every time I log in, some of the extensions don't work anymore. Switching the extension ON/OFF doesn't have any effect. I have to log out and log on again several ...
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Apple wireless keyboard's command key switches into “Activities Overview” screen

I'm running Linux with Gnome 3.14.2 under VirtualBox (hosted on macOS Sierra), using the latest generation Apple wireless keyboard. I disabled every Gnome keyboard shortcut using: (Desktop title bar ...
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Remember app selection in gnome3 search

Is there a way to tell gnome to remember app selection in the search? Let's say I write ter and go and open "simple terminal". When I search again for ter, simple terminal should be the first option.
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Arch Linux. Gnome 3.22.2. Two-finger scroll doesn't work

After installing Arch Linux on my ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi I noticed that two-finger scroll doesn't work. Touchpad works fine, but any multitouch gestures don't work, e.g. double-tap for the ...
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Undo keyboard shortcut debian 8 GNOME 3

I can be short about this, I'm used to that Ctrl-z clears my previous action, for example when typing. Now running Debian 8 With GNOME 3 it does not work, when I press Ctrl-z the "Enter a command" ...
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Tools for centralized gnome managenment Fedora/Gnome [closed]

I am in search for a tool that will apply a default gnome setup (for example settings, extensions, active languages) for fedora and ubuntu. Ideally on the the first setup it would retrieve a ...
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xrandr --dpi does not affect Gnome Apps on i3wm

So I used xrandr --dpi in order to adjust the dpi of my HiDPI screen on i3wm on Arch (antergos). It seems to have worked well for i3 itself and other apps like Chrome and Telegram, but all the Gnome ...
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gnome 3.22: how to change the PATH for the shell?

It seems gnome 3.22 has changed how it gets its $PATH. In previous versions I think either the .bashrc or the .bash_profile were taken into account. Now they're not anymore. I also tried ~/.profile to ...
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GDM login loops. Startx works

I have just installed Arch Linux in my laptop. I have awesome window manager, and I can start it from the tty with startx. When I install GDM (as I would like to have my computer start directly from ...
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What is the process responsible for panels in RHEL7?

I have RHEL7 with Gnome 3 and I need a process that is responsible for the top panel with "Applications", "Places", etc. menus on it. There is no such process as gnome-panel or anything similar to ...
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Mouse cursor becomes invisible in certain applications

Since this morning the input configuration of my system is going haywire. The most annoying thing is that when using certain applications like the Evolution email client, the cursor becomes invisible. ...
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How to set default display for new windows in Gnome 3

I have 2 displays, a monitor and a TV. The first one I use all the time and it has set as primary in Gnome settings, but a TV is turned on only when watching movies from a sofa. Mainly, everything is ...
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How custom my keyboard layout?

I use the US International Layout on my keyboard. I'm very satisfied without for one point. By defaut, the apostroph touch use this character ´ instead of '. I need to push alt+´ for obtain '. I ...
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How to snap a window to the top/bottom with GNOME?

Similar to this question for Windows I'd like to snap windows on the top or bottom. However I can only let these windows snap to the right or left in GNOME 3, so how can I also let them snap ...
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How/where to create GNOME custom keybinding override file?

I've been trying to use puppet-gnome to create custom keyboard shortcuts, with no luck. I've got the following schema: class keyboard_shortcuts { $schema_root = 'org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins....
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Where does GNOME 3 store schema/setting overrides?

Related to another question, which directory (if any) does GNOME 3.20 on Fedora 24 monitor for schema/setting overrides? According to many sources I should be able to put overrides in /usr/share/glib-...
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Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Sporadically Spontaneously Reboots on Custom Built Machine

Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Sporadically Spontaneously Reboots on Custom Built Machine What happens... I will be working along and the computer goes through a spontaneous reboot. Usually the reboot is ...
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Making manually mounted LUKS volume visible in Nautilus

In Unity under Ubuntu, when I mounted a volume under /media, then it was shown in Nautilus, as if it was mounted by gvfs. Now I'm running GNOME 3.20.1, which mounts its drives under /run/media/[user]....