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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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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GNOME3 Desktop: How to get a “Places” pane in open File/Directory Dialog Boxes?

CentOS 7 GNOME3 In GNOME3, how would I get a pane for "Places" in dialog boxes for opening directories and files?
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How to scale down/up all gtk3 elements in gnome 3?

Including title bar, icons, font, etc. such that it has the effect of scaling display. The reason why scaling display is not used directly is due to a bug in mutter 3.30 that causes GNOME shell ...
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GNOME 3: Set Immutable Per-User dconf Key Values

I am using GNOME 3 under RHEL 7. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Desktop Migration and Administration Guide states that: dconf allows system administrators and users several levels of control over ...
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Is it possible to call from command line, “Add Custom Shortcut” Window which is a part of gnome-control-center

Is it possible to call from command line, "Add Custom Shortcut" Window which is a part of gnome-control-center. Arch Linux Gnome Shell 3.38.3 $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.38.3
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VNC Server / Gnome not responding to keyboard

My Gnome suddenly stopped responding to keyboard events. The only keyboard event which has an effect is ctrl-alt-up and ctrl-alt-down which change the virtual desktop. Mouse curser moves, and I can ...
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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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Persistent Reader Mode in Epiphany Web Browser

I have recently installed the epiphany browser on my gnome3 desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 and fallen in love with it's dark reader mode. But the only problem seems I need to toggle it for every new page ...
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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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Fedora gnome3 Search & Activities not working correctly

I just upgraded my laptop from Fedora 29 to Fedora 32 which is running gnome (3.36.2-1.fc32). Now Search and Activities no longer work. For example the Acitvities Hot-Corner does not do anything. ...
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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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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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