Questions tagged [gnome]

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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Gnome 3 move window to 2nd monitor?

I am running Mint Linux 12 with Gnome 3. My setup has 2 screen. I am wondering if there is a program to move the windows to a 2nd monitor? Something like display fusion for Linux that makes a button ...
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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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Key remapping using xmodmap does not work for some gtk applications

I tried to remap some keys using xmodmap. For example, xmodmap -e "keycode 118 = Next" maps Insert key of my laptop (XPS 13 9360) to PgDn. It works for some applications such as firefox and visual ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NoMachine Client-Side Resolution

I have been using OpenNX on a Mac to connect to a NoMachine 3.5 server on Ubuntu, and I was able to start a new GNOME session with the using the available screen area. However, this behavior changed ...
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Can you connect two GNOME-boxes via ssh?

I’m trying to set up 2 node Hadoop cluster using two lap-tops with GNOME-boxes, both running Ubuntu 17.10. The both laptops are connectes to the same wifi but the GNOME-boxes alone are not connected ...
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Prevent gnome from changing the workspace on focus when using 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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Accessing gnome boxes image from outside?

On my Fedora 25 system I use gnome boxes for some testing with debian/dnscrypt/pi-hole. Here's my problem: The image is behind NAT. I can reach it with the host system but not with other computers in ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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How can I show the output of a shell command in a gnome panel or the top menu bar?

The top bar in a classic gnome desktop shows menus (top left), then some freely configurable panel space, and on the top right a somewhat configurable panel space with system status icons, date/time, ...
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Can I configure GNOME 3 to move a window to it's own workspace when maximized?

I'm using GNOME Shell 3.10 and would like to have each maximized window moved to its own workspace automatically. Ideally I'd also like GNOME to prevent any workspace from having more than one ...
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Matching bracket selection on gnome-terminal, like Mac OSX terminal

I have recently fallen for a (non obvious) feature of the Mac OSX terminal: Given a display of some kind of deeply nested text with lots of matching brackets, parenthesis, or quotes (ie. JSON), the ...
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focus changes when changing workspaces in gnome 3

When I change between workspaces in GNOME 3 (I use fallback mode) either by using a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+arrow_key) or by clicking on the workspace icon in the taskbar, the window with focus is ...
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How to change default pdf viewer for all users in command line

I'm using Debian squeeze with Gnome Desktop for all my users. I have a group of machines to set up so that all users should use xpdf as a default viewer (rather than evince). I want this set up to be ...
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Gnome Shell doesn't display applications

Applications will not show up in Gnome Shell, however they show up on the "Favourites" bar, and can be searched for. For example, if I search for something spelled incorrectly ("chrmium"), it shows ...
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Open and layout multiple applications on Ubuntu desktop with a single command

Is it possible on Ubuntu to open, automatically size and layout multiple applications with a single command? Solution with no requirements of advanced system administration skills are gratefully ...
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How to blacklist a USB device by UUID in GNOME (udev)?

I'm using GNOME 3, with udev. How can I blacklist a specific USB drive by its UUID or label so that it doesn't mount automatically?
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Custom settings in gnome-screensaver .desktop files

I'm trying to run a xscreensaver application through gnome-screensaver engine with some custom options. Since gnome-screensaver doesn't offer a simple GUI that would help to tweak a particular ...
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dbus-monitoring loop exits automatically

I'm trying to execute a bash command on screen lock/unlock. Following tutorials & StackExchange questions, I came up with the following code: #!/bin/bash while true; then #added to try to solve ...
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gnome-terminal exits with status 127 on ubuntu 18.04 but how do I find the stacktrace?

gnome-terminal suddenly stopped working and when I run it via another terminal emulator (termite) it throws an error: > sudo gnome-terminal # Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/...
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How to properly resize storage partition dual-boot Macbook Pro?

This is a picture of GParted from my dual-boot macOS High Sierra and Manjaro. I recently decided to create an exFAT storage partition that could be shared between the two, and then later realized I ...
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Disable apple Cmd key on Centos/Gnome in VM

I've installed Centos 7 in a VMware VM under MacOs. When I press the Command/Apple key, Centos arranges all of the windows and displays a search box. This is annoying because I often use CMD-Tab to ...
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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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GNOME maximize window hidden shortcut

Upon configuring my keyboard shortcuts for my gnome desktop, I discovered, that I cannot get rid of a hidden shortcut for maximizing the focused window with Super+Up. I am using on GNOME Shell 3.24.2 ...
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Gnome Music Player not showing songs in music folder?

My Gnome Music Player isn't showing the mp3 files that I have in my ~/Music folder. I have tried changing the search and indexing with tracker-preferences to make sure it searches the Music folder but ...
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Gnome hangs up after wake up

Every time I press "login" when my laptop wakes up from the sleep state, Gnome GUI hang up for 30 secs to 5 minutes. No keyboard shortcuts are effective and the mouse pointer can still move, but I'm ...
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How to force processes to be reloaded back into memory from swap?

I have a nightly cron job that does a lot of data import and database inserts on my personal laptop. It runs for a couple hours, but it uses enough memory that come morning, my Gnome desktop is frozen ...
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Centos 7 Gnome 3.2 Freezes - how to diagnose?

I am running gnome 3.20 on a Centos 7 machine, to run an application based on Chrominium Engine. I am experiencing complete freezes every few hours (sometimes after 5-7 hours, sometimes after 24+ ...
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Low priority keyboard shortcuts

I have some keyboard shortcuts set to F11 and F12. Some applications have their own unchangeable shortcuts for the same keys. Is there a way to set my shortcuts to have lower priority? In such a way,...
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Fedora 22 - Can't Access GNOME Lock Screen

I recently installed Fedora 22 and I'm using GNOME v3.16.2. I am new to Fedora, but moderately experienced with Linux. I cannot figure out how to lock my screen with a keyboard shortcut. I have ...
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How can I get gvim to use the system (GNOME) theme?

I use the dark theme on GNOME (Gnome Tweak Tool -> Appearance -> Global Dark Theme -> On), which looks great with Terminal, Files, and almost everything else. But Gvim still has a white window border, ...
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MATE: Alt key focusing application's menu

One of things I like in Windows is that in almost every app I can press Alt, and app's main menu becomes focused. Unfortunately this doesn't work in MATE. (I use Linux Mint 13, if that matters). I ...
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How to type ñ on my debian system?

Dead keys used to work as they should until months ago but since whatever update of my debian/gnome/whatever I fail to both type ñ and to find a solution. I live in Viña, Chile, so it's not so ...
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How do I import multiple csv files in gnumeric?

I am trying to import multiple csv files into gnumeric so that each one is a separate sheet in the workbook. This is relatively simple in Excel but I cannot work out how to do it in gnumeric.
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Making gnome see xkb changes

This is on Oracle Linux 6.3, but I bet it applies to any Gnome based distros. I have edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ru, to add a layout section: partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "stdwin" { ...
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Is it possible to run an interactive script before shutdown Linux in a GNOME session?

I wrote some utility interactive scripts and want them run before shutdown. For a terminal-login session, I just add some entry in ~/.bash_logout, my login shell is bash BTW, which works. However, I ...
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Gnome file manager Nautilus: How to disable front end search window feature

I am using Nautilus 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. What I normally like to do, if I am searching for all items in a directory that have names that start with say the letter 'A' is the following: Suppose I ...
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How to change the profile of current tab in gnome from command line

If I do this gnome-terminal --profile=NEW_PROFILE it indeed changes to the new profile but opens a new window. But I want it to change the profile of the current tab and not pop up a new window. If ...
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screen remains black after screen lock

My new installation of Ubuntu 10.10 by default locks the screen after doing nothing for 5 minutes. This is just what I want, but after that I am not able to unlock it again. The screen remains black ...
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Installed KDE, now GNOME has kde default cursor

I installed KDE over my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now when I log into GNOME I get the KDE default cursor instead of the usual one. It's a minor issue but one I'd like to deal with especially since I'...
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Apple shortcuts in Ubuntu

I switch between a Mac and Ubuntu often. On my Ubuntu box, I use an Apple Aluminum keyboard. I'm interested in Apple's "command" key: ⌘.   (I'm not concerned about the hardware control keys.) cmd+...
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Multiple GNOME sessions

I'm working in a corporate network environment and am having trouble with multiple GNOME sessions. My desktop runs Ubuntu 10.10 and I would like to start another GNOME session on a remote machine ...
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How do I remove the white border for a gnome image

When Gnome renders an image for preview (by replacing the icon with a small version of the image itself), such as when the image is on the desktop, it adds a white border to the preview. How do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Stop GNOME from randomizing window locations in its pop-out?

I'm working on Ubuntu 18.04, fully patched with dist-upgrade. I layout 4 terminals as shown below. The order of the favorite pop-out is top-to-bottom: (a) is (1) top left, (b) is (2) bottom left, (c) ...
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My Gnome session on Centos 7.0 crashes and sends me back to the login screen

This happens 5 or six times a day. I don't know where to start. This is from /var/log/messages: org.gnome.Shell.desktop: XIO: fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0" ...
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Automatically logged out of GNOME after inactivity

I'm running Arch Linux and since a recent update I am automatically logged out of GNOME and all running processes are terminated (not screen lock, really logged out of my session). After some more ...

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