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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Linux - Set default terminal size and screen position?

I can't find any settings inside the terminal profile to allow me to set a geometry size and screen x,y coordinates so that the terminal window always opens (even after reboot) in the same location on ...
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Save multiple gnome-terminal layout?

I have multiple gnome-terminal windows open. Is there a way to save the settings (window position, no. of tabs, title etc). across OS reboots ?
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How to vertically split widescreen into two virtual workspaces on Ubuntu/Gnome?

My new laptop has a big 16:9 screen, and I'm finding it hard to fully utilize it during the 95% of the time that I'm not watching HD movies on it. I'd like to set it up as a kind of virtual dual ...
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How do I get X11 Forwarding to work on Windows with PuTTY and Xming?

I've always wanted to get X11 Forwarding to work with PuTTY, and the X Window System I'm using is Xming. When I have Xming running and I establish a new connection to my server, I receive the ...
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Bash command to focus a specific window

Is there a way, in bash command line, to give focus to a specific window of a running process. Assume I know the process' name, number, and anything else I need. For instance, if I have a single ...
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Ubuntu/ Gnome : Open an application in a specific workspace

How do tell an application to open in a specific workspace? More info: I like to have my C++ IDE in workspace 2, my Java IDE in workspace 3, and my email, browser and miscellaneous in workspace four....
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How to remove the Ubuntu Gnome desktop after making the switch to KDE?

This is the opposite of this question. Basically I've been using Ubuntu for a while but decided to give KDE a shot so I went through the process of getting the latest KDE installed. I'm very ...
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Run Script on logout/ shutdown ubuntu

I want to run some commands every time a user of an ubuntu 9.10 machine logs out or shuts down. What is the best way to do this? Every user uses gnome if that helps.
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How can I merge the gnome clipboard and the X selection?

I'm constantly frustrated by the two separate clipboards in X/Gnome. I'm constantly doing things like control-C to copy, and then middle-click to paste, and getting the wrong data. Or select something,...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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What do do when Linux gui freezes

I'm running Gnome with compiz in Ubuntu 10.04. Sometimes the gui will freeze. I can move the mouse, but I can't interact with programs. The only thing I can do is go to a terminal window with Alt+Ctrl+...
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Search Terminal Output

Using a default terminal and bash, there is no functionality to search the standard output of commands. One can gain such functionality using other tools, like emacs shell or screen, but I am ...
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Logging lock-screen events

Problem See the exact date & time a user locks and unlocks his work station - running Fedora 18. Question Is there any way to log an event of a user entering and exiting "lock-screen" on fedora ...
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I accidentally hid my Gnome Panel

I got a new tablet pc, and in attempt to hide the empathy mail icon, accidentally made the entire panel dissappear. (The one at the top that has applications/places/system, and battery life/network ...
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How can I turn off font-antialiasing only for gnome-terminal, but not for other applications?

I'm running GNOME (gnome-session under xmonad). I want to turn off antialiasing (i.e. use monochrome mode) for fonts in gnome-terminal. But I want to retain antialiasing for other applications, like ...
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How to stream my GNU/Linux audio output to Android devices over WI-FI?

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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How can I launch the GNOME image viewer from the terminal?

It's the default image viewer for Ubuntu, and apparently it's called Eye of Gnome. I would like to be able to launch it from the command line, passing it a file name to open.
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How to change terminal colors when connecting to SSH hosts

So you want to change terminal colors and reset them back on exit? It's possible thanks to .ssh/config, alias, and setterm
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How do I edit previous lines in a multiple line command in Bash?

When entering a command which spans multiple lines in Bash, how do I edit previous lines? I'm a Linux Mint (Lisa) user using GNOME Terminal. For example, let's say I type: $ echo "foo bar > baz &...
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How can I type a backslash with no backslash key?

I'm trying to use a UK keymap on a physical US keyboard on my notebook (Asus Zenbook UX31E). My keyboard has vertical bar and backslash (| and \) above the Enter key, but I get hash and tilde instead....
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Tiling Window Manager

I've been looking into tiling window managers because I'm tired of manually positioning and resizing all my windows whenever I want to see some information side by side. However, the tiling window ...
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Configure a trackball under Linux without editing Xorg.conf

Summary: In this post, I explain how I configure my trackball through xorg.conf file and ask what I should do instead, knowing that xorg.conf is deprecated. Long Introduction: I've been using a ...
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Can I make Ubuntu 11.10's desktop look like 11.04's Ubuntu Classic?

I updated to 11.10 today and Unity has absolutely driven me nuts. Is there a way to bring 11.04's Classic Desktop back to 11.10? I tried KDE and I don't find it similar enough to be happy. I tried ...
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How to open a menu with 'Open Terminal Here' in Ubuntu 10.04 by left clicking desktop, or inside folder?

How can I customize Ubuntu 10.04 so the menu created by left clicking inside a folder or desktop gives me the option of opening up a terminal in that location? I have thsi functionality in the XFCE ...
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Add panel to secondary monitor on Ubuntu 10.04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and I was wondering if it is possible to put a panel on a secondary monitor. Here are methods I have tried which did not work: Click and drag the panel from the ...
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Gnome: Map AltGr key to Alt

I have an annoying UK keyboard which has an Alt Gr key where the right Alt key is on a US keyboard. This is really annoying when using Gnome which makes heavy use of the Alt/Meta key. Does anyone ...
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How can I change the colors of GNOME Terminal each time it starts?

I heard about a script which will change the colors of GNOME Terminal each time it starts. I can't remember where I saw this...
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Hotkey to Move Window to Other Monitor

I'm running Linux Mint with Cinnamon using two monitors. Is there a hotkey combo that moves the window from the current monitor to the other? I can hold Windows Key + left/right/up arrow to move/ ...
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How do I make mailto: links open gmail in Ubuntu?

I've tried using this How-To Geek guide, but it doesn't work. Running the script from the terminal works (although I had to change its permissions first), but clicking on a mailto: link does nothing. ...
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Running Ubuntu with multiple monitors having a panel each

I have just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to set up a correct configuration for having multiple monitors. I want the two monitors to have their own workspaces, yet the ability to drag a window from ...
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Custom hotkey/shortcut to open/bring to front an app

I don't imagine this is built into the system, but is it possible to do it without too much hassle? Say I open a specific program with a hotkey, and when I press that hotkey again, the program window ...
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recovering a broken GNOME-desktop in debian wheezy

an hour ago I had a working gnome-desktop on my debian system (thinkpad x121e). Then I installed compiz that crashed. After a reboot the gnome-desktop no longer started. Then I did some upgrades ...
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Kde equivalent of `gnome-open file` command

There is cool CLI utility an gnome-open file which does an application launch given the file the same way as douburu-clicking on this file in file-manager of gnome. How should I do the same with kde? ...
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Print over remote CUPS server, but just show a subset of the printers

I'd like to print from my Ubuntu laptop (karmic) to some networked printers. Our organisation uses a CUPS server with several hundred printers. What I know I can do is: CUPS_SERVER=printers.company....
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Prevent screensaver when flash is running in linux

I imagine that my problem is not unique to my circumstances, and I have been having it for some time. I am running Arch Linux, and quite frequently watch videos, particularly flash, in fullscreen. ...
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Shortcuts to move windows across multiple screens in Gnome

I've two screens next each other and I'm running Gnome (Metacity 2.22). I use Xinerama to setup resolution and position for the screens. Using OpenSuse 11.1. I would like to use the keyboard to move ...
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Turn off line wrap in Gedit

I've been using kwrite for a long time and love the way I can turn on/off line wrapping easily. Now I'm running Ubuntu with GNOME, trying to avoid any KDE at all on this particular machine. Gedit ...
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Is there a Linux image viewer that will show the desktop through transparent images?

I'd like to load a transparent png and have all parts that are transparent show the desktop or underlying windows- is there a Linux image viewer that does this? I'm using Ubuntu and Gnome. I'm not ...
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NFS: Network disconnect causes Gnome Nautilus to hang / Jumping progress bars

I mount NFSv4 export via /etc/fstab and mount and use the shared folder in nautilus. There are two issues: When I copy a large file (around 4 GB) to the NFS server, the progress bar rapidly goes to ...
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How do I change the width of scrollbars in Gnome?

How do I change the width of scrollbars in Gnome? The option to configure this is not in the "Appearance" application in the Preferences menu.
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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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Enabling mouse in tmux conflicts with paste in X [duplicate]

This question is similar but not identical to tmux -- any way to enable scrolling, but not selection? I'm using tmux within gnome-terminal. When I use setw -g mode-mouse on in tmux to enable ...
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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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How to restore mouse pointer in Gnome

Sometimes the image of the mouse pointer will get corrupted. I can still use the mouse but because the image is corrupted it is somewhat difficult. How can I get the mouse pointer back without logging ...
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Enable root user in Gnome for Fedora 14?

I recently upgraded Fedora 12 to 14 and I can no longer login as root from the GUI login screen. I choose Other, but no dice. I know that it is bad practice to do this normally and that is probably ...
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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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Gnome: Change title of current terminal from bash command line

I know there are options to start a new terminal with a specified title, and that is is possible to change the title from a terminal using the menu: 'Terminal' -> Set Title. However, I want to change ...
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Gnome3 - Change window drag shortcut

Gnome defaults to using Alt+LeftMouse dragging for moving windows around - I hate this feature and it breaks some apps I use. In Gnome2 you could change the modifier key in one of the settings ...
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Launch files / directories using Gnome from command line

On Windows, I can launch an Explorer window from a command line via "start (dirname)". And this will also launch applications associated with a particular file extension, so I can do "start myfile....
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How to change background/foreground color on "all" existing terminals

I am looking for a command line way to change the background & foreground colors of all open terminal (and also for any new terminal, the new settings should be applied). Using something like ...