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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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Create windows which I can cycle with Alt-~?

I can make several Firefox windows (Ctrl-N) and cycle them using Alt-~ (Alt-). Emacs frames behave the same way. I'd like to know how to create windows (system, library, or other calls) which do the ...
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In Gnome how to change icon color on window list

I am using CentOS 8 Gnome and chose light theme. But in the window list bar the icon is in dark. This makes my eye very uncomfortable. Is there is a way to change the icon color to light? Thanks!
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Pop-OS! set default camera

I am on a fresh install of Pop-OS! and I have a web cam and capture card plugged in. Sometimes apps will pick up only the capture card as the first and only device (until I unplug it, then the webcam ...
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How to see the bottom Task Bar in Virtual Machine Manager virtual machine?

Virtual Machine Manager 2.2.1 Powered by libvirt https://virt-manager.org/ Copyright (C) 2006-2019 Red Hat Inc. CentOS 7 GNOME3 Hi, I'm running Redhat 8 with the above virtual machine software. ...
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Bind Super Key to Task View in Windows 11

In recent weeks I have been using Ubuntu a lot with the Gnome interface, and I've come to really appreciate the feature equivalent to the task view on Windows, where you get an overview of all open ...
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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 to resize titlebar in xwayland

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04, with wayland and gnome 3 and I have a high DPI display with fractional display scaling enabled. Everything was working fine until a few days ago where I needed to change the ...
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Midori browser on Ubuntu 20 - Unable to create bookmark

First time I use Midori browser, I tested on 2 different PC. When I want to save the current pasge as bookmark a popup opens (see image ) but there is no button to save the bookmark and typing Enter ...
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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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No gear in lock screen to change Desktop Environmnet in Fedora 33

Using Fedora 33, which comes with Gnome DE. I'd like to switch to KDE Plasma. I've tried installing it with sudo dnf install @kde-desktop-environment sudo dnf group install "KDE Plasma Workspaces&...
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Nautilus does 't open in Debian 10

The command nautilus does't show any window and does't return. There is no error message. I tried apt purge nautilus && apt install nautilus and reboot without any success. I am using Debian ...
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How to improve mouse pointer lag on Windows 10 guest in Boxes?

I am using Windows 10 as a guest in a virtual machine on Debian 10.6 "buster" in GNOME Boxes on a laptop with Ryzen 5 4500U processor, which comes with AMD® Renoir integrated graphics, but ...
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What to do when an Ubuntu auto-update breaks my system?

Yesterday I auto-updated software pushed via Ubuntu Software & Updates. Now my sound is broken and the application launcher thing freezes. I'm on Focal Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. GNOME 3.36.3. How do I ...
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How to open Firefox bookmarks html backup in Epiphany?

I have an .html file, which was created with "Export Bookmarks to HTML…" tool in Firefox. When I try to open it with Gnome Web Browser (Epiphany), the browser downloads the file instead of ...
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How to remove gnome-online-accounts integration?

I removed gnome-online-accounts and gnome-online-miners among other packages that I do not need on my Debian sid installation with Gnome 3. I still have "Online accounts" ("Облікові ...
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Linux: spurious "New Sink" notification with new HDMI graphics card

My machine runs Linux (Debian unstable) at home. I recently replaced my old NVidia graphics card with a newer beast, a Radeon 5600 XT. Part of this device is an HDMI audio controller, as evidenced ...
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Cant login to Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia drivers installed and Gnome3

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 fresh on my Hard Drive. It would always get stuck before Login Screen (only a purple screen). With the boot option nouveau.modeset=0 in GRUB i could boot Ubuntu normally and ...
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Display scaling setting - difference between Gnome Tweaks and Gnome Display

Both tools seem to offer a way to change the scaling of the display, however it is not clear to me how they are related and which controls what. Also, they don't seem to be in sync. What is the ...
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Gnome 3 notiofication about suspend when suspend is disabled (Debian)

I've disabled all kinds of suspension with sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target hybrid-sleep.target. After a while I'm getting Gnome 3 notification: Automatic suspend ...
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Disable automount of removable media in GNOME/Nautilus

Using GNOME 3, how can I disable automounting removable media and if possible, do so using the drive ID?
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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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Pidgin frequently disconnects with the message "write error"

Pidgin 2.10.11-7.el7 (libpurple 2.10.11) Office Communicator protocol GNOME 3 CentOS 7 Pidgin frequently disconnects. On the login screen it will print out "write error" I looked in my home ...
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Creating a new short-cut in GNOME3

I would like to add Firefox Developer Edition to my "Applications Menu" in GNOME 3: The Firefox Developer Edition only opens when I do (open it directly using the shell): /home/me/Downloads/firefox-...
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Configure Gnome by text files (Debian 10)

I am using Salt stack to keep all (15+) of my system configurations in sync. I have recently switched to using Debian 10. It turns out that its Gnome has disabled the minimize and maximize buttons, ...
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Fedora (GNOME 3) copy & paste is unreliable

About a third to half of the time that I do Ctrl+C and then Ctrl+V, it fails to copy the selected text to the clipboard. If I then go and do Ctrl+C again, it works the second time. How can I make it ...
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Gnome3 File Manager Not Working (Debian / Kali)

2 days ago after updating linux, gnome file manager does not open. When I want to open anything under the "places" option at the top (home-documents-download-desktop ...), it tries to open it with "...
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Gnome 3.32 Ctrl+A Select All text missing

I have a question that I can't seem to find related information about. Coming from KDE, I always used to "Select All" text in documents, browsers, input boxes (basically everywhere) but this does not ...
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How do I get the full Ubuntu Gnome Experience via XRDP

How do I get the full Ubuntu Gnome experience instead of the generic Gnome experience via XRDP? When I login from the console, I get the Ubuntu customization of Gnome: The dock is a stripe that ...
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gdm3: hide last user

This is supposed to disable the user list: gsettings set org.gnome.login-screen disable-user-list true However, gdm3 still shows a list of the users who were logged in before. How can I disable this?...
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When running gnome-tweak-tool from a command window in gnome?

What is the command when running gnome-tweak-tool from a command window in gnome? I am learning the keyboard shotcutkeys on gnome3 without a mouse. if you let me know, i'll appreciate.
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Gnome 3 Desktop Environment: Window size and position hot keys?

I'm looking to migrate to ZorinOS, which uses Gnome 3 Desktop Environment for window management. I understand that the super key can be easily used as a modifier key and want to duplicate Windows 10 ...
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How to configure Gnome 3 on Ubuntu-19.04 Virtual Machine running on my Google Cloud Platform?

I am able to follow these links to configure Gnome 2 onto my VM in GCP successfully. Installing and configuring Ubuntu Desktop for Google Cloud Platform Graphical user interface (GUI) for Google ...
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Distorted graphics on linux screen flashes and heavy tearing

Dell Latitude 7480 using an updated Arch linux - with integrated graphics: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] (rev 07) Few months ago i started experiencing ...
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Random unresponsive mouse + keyboard, sleep + wakeup "fixes" it

I'm having a frequent issue (sometimes multiple times in a couple minutes) where my keyboard and mouse stops responding. Apparently the system continues operating normally apart from that - normal ...
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Why does setting LANG=C break console login on CentOS 7

I typically set all of my locale settings to 'C'. It's what I'm used to. I like ls to sort things the way I've been used to for the past several decades. So imagine my surprise and dismay when I ...
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CentOS 7.6 Computer Freezes When Changing Display Settings

I am using three monitors and am having an issue where the primary monitor is off to the far left. When I go into the Gnome settings and try and move the monitors around, it freezes. If I unhook and ...
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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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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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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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