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Can I run the Unity launcher in GNOME 3?

I would like to use GNOME 3 with the Unity launcher and dash. Is there any way to do this?
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which files does gconf-editor edit?

I want to change my gnome-terminal hotkey settings. I came across gconf-editor which enables me to customize exactly the things I need. However I need to know in which file these changes are made. ...
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Why can't I see gnome extensions?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.8.4 and I'm trying to install some gnome extensions. Now, some of them are installed but don't work or I can't see them. For example I tried to install ...
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Ubuntu e Gnome 3 connection behind a proxy

I don't know if it's a general problem with Firefox or if it's just my system doing things wrong. I've got a proxy script set up in Firefox to use system proxy settings. Whenever I restart Firefox ...
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Switching the default session ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

When my ubuntu 13.10 boots the screen goes black and has no response. I used to run on gnome fallback and would like to switch back to it but I can't get to the login screen due to the automatic ...
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Launching wine program from launcher not working

Would love some help. I'm trying to create a working launcher for photoshop. I've got it installed and working. I can launch the program using... ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ ...
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Prevent Gnome Shell for going to fallback mode

I had a glitch the other day whereby I accidentally removed myself from the sudoers file. The side effect of that appeared to be that Gnome Shell would not load (which I've been using for at least a ...
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OpenVPN plugin not showing in Network-Manager on Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Saucy

I have installed openvpn + network-manager-openvpn & network-manager-openvpn-gnome for the Network-Manager in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10. Running netstat -rn I get tun outputs:- 10.8.0.1 10.8.0.5 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome - Nvidia 675mx and Intel drivers

I've currently made a new switch over from 12.04 to 13.10 due to my love for the gnome 3 desktop and 12.04 were breaking Gnome 3 each time. However 13.10 detects my Intel Ivy Bridge and will use it ...
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Wrong Scrollbars - sudo and SSH

I prefer the overlay scrollbars to the default Gnome scrollbars. These work fine except in two cases: Using sudo, like sudo synaptic. Using SSH to open an X application on a remote server. Or in ...
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Create Launcher Won't Work [duplicate]

I'm trying to create desktop shortcuts, and I've been told to use gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop This creates the launcher on the desktop, but the application won't launch. What should ...
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Can applications on the shell activities overview show icons?

This is the gnome activities overview It's kinds slow reading through or looking for applications that look very similar. Anyone know of a way to show icons alongside the names? It's much faster to ...
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Blank screen when trying to connect to VNC

I've installed on my VPS machine VNC-GNOME to remote access the graphical system so I've my Ubuntu (V 13.10) and I did this steps but I'm getting blank screen every time I'm trying to login This is ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 Unresponsive Login Screen/GDM

I am currently using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and I have hardly used it yet. I have installed a couple basic programs off of the Software Center, but nothing much. However, now, whenever my computer boots ...
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What is the concept of only close window button in gnome shell

How to add minimize and maximize button in gnome-shell is a common question. My question is why gnome developer removed them? There should be a explanation. I am sure that they do it for more easy and ...
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Why does 'Disks' Utility mounting does not work?

Ubuntu, for some reason does not allow mounting drives through the 'Disks' utility. I went to More Actions -> Edit Mount Options -> Mount At Startup and pushed the check button, restarted the ...
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Set the launched application's icons to be top, not side bar

I just recently started using ubuntu for things, other than the terminal. The Side menu is pretty nice, however I am using 3-4 programs (in the definition that they have an icon and appear on the side ...
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I have 2 Different versions of nautilus installed somehow, How can I put the 3.6.3 version in the menu in GNOME Fallback?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.10, I used the standard Gnome 3 ppa to update all the GNOME apps in 12.10 to version 3.6 including Nautilus. Then I realized that It didn't update Rhythmbox to version 2.98, so I ...
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How to install freenx on a VPS machine?

I've installed VNC before and was really bad so I decided to leave VNC and go to NX but the problem it's I don't know how to install the NX-server on my VPS machine also don't know how to connect ...
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performance tweak ubuntu 13.10

i have a ubuntu 13.10 system.just trying to go through the system i found few tweaks and settings that will be helpful for overall performance.like installing sudo apt-get install preload. in the ...
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How to combine two GNOME panels into one

I have GNOME with two panels: - top panel with menus (launcher); - bottom panel with taskbar. How can I combine this two panels into one?
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gnome/nvidia overwriting .nvidia-settings.rc

I'm seeing a lot of people having issues of when changing brightness/contrast/gamma through nvidia settings and the settings not loading the next time they log in. I am also having this problem. I ...
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New windows open below visible one

Every time a new window is opened, gnome likes to force it below the current one so I have to go to the taskbar and restore it. I can tolerate a lot of stuff but I open new windows way too often ...
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Installing Gnome 3.10 along Ubuntu 13.10 (mouse cursor missing)

I installed, Gnome 3.10 along Ubuntu 13.10, however after installation. My mouse pointer is not showed on my desktop. How can I back and show the mouse pointer? I was not able to navigate properly ...
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How to modify behavior of workspace navigator in Gnome 3.10?

With Gnome 3.10, how can I change the default behavior of the workspace navigator? The default is an up / down navigator without circular switching (i.e., moving from down from the bottom-last ...
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Remove window title / window decorations in Gnome 3.10

Is it possible to hide window decorations or at least the title bar in Gnome 3.10? I found an extension called "Maximus", but when I try to install it (and Gnome asks whether I want to download it and ...
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Unity will not work after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

Last night, I updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. This morning, I logged in to my computer, only to get a black screen. I am able to access the shell by pressing the escape key while the Ubuntu logo ...
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Black screen areas with gnome classic

I've (re)installed ubuntu 12.04 on my eeepc-1000h. I've installed gnome classic. Everything was going vell, but now, with screen resolution 1024x600, i've got in each side of the desktop, a black area ...
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openvpn no longer working out of the blue

my openvpn connection failed on me, after a restart. it no longer connects to the vpn. the connections are still in the network manager. and the vpn files are still in the same folder. i get this ...
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Problem with gnome appearance

I am trying to configure my ubuntu (13.10) to get this appearance: I ran into a few problems. 13.10 uses unity. I followed a tutorial to change it to gnome-classic (as that is what I thought I was ...
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Problem with logging as “System default”

I've recently changed unity for gnome 3.10. There was a problem with deactivating extensions after reboot. I know that there is advice to log as "System default" to solve this problem, but after doing ...
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Move the ubuntu lock screen dialog

I simply want to move the password dialog away from the center of the screen. Preferably to the left, where the log-in dialog is.
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GNOME 13.10 image file [closed]

I downloaded GNOME 13.10 from this link. Is this link trusted?
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Setting a default user for startunity

I have installed Ubuntu via Crouton on my ChromeBook. So far, everything works fine. The problem is, it starts with the normal user that was set up. I have enabled the root account, and set a ...
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Top bar app launcher - In Gnome 3, what customisations will allow me to do this

I'm new to Gnome 3 and I adore one-click access to my favourite apps. On gnome classic I can launch chrome with a single click from an icon in the top bar. Then I can repeat this to launch extra ...
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GNOME DevHelp for Microsoft Window

Can anyone please tell If DevHelp application is available for Microsoft Window or not? I have installed libgtk-3-doc on Ubuntu. Where the doc files are saved on the machine,so that I can use it to ...
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Weird behavior on second monitor

This problem just started happening the other day. I have a standard two-monitor display where the desktop is extended onto both. Windows on monitor 2 don't update anymore. If something changes in ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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Is it possible to log programs executed from the drop down menu?

I'm trying to achieve similar functionality of bash history, but for programs executed from the drop down menu. For example, clicking and executing "Applications -> Calculator" would leave an entry ...
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How Do I change the size of a Window that a Custom .Desktop Launcher Defaults to?

I've created a custom Chrome application shortcut for a webapp that I need to use. Is there a way to control its size (height/width) and/or placement. I was thinking that this might be an option in ...
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Kazam shortcut keys not working in Gnome 3

I am using Gnome 3.10 on the top of Ubuntu 13.10 and the stock kazam screencaster coming with Ubuntu (1.4.3-0ubuntu1). Kazam works properly, however the start/pause/finish shortcuts are not working ...
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Problem with Mahjongg in Ubuntu 12.04

Ok I have a problem with the game Mahjongg. It's the GNOME version of the game that comes by default in Ubuntu and other distros, but when I used the ricotz testing ppa aka the "GNOME Shell" ppa and ...
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automatic start fish shell in terminal window

I would like to have separate shortcut at my desktop just for the fish shell, Having a command like that does not start a window with fish shell : gnome-terminal fish If there is no solution for ...
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Gnome Workplace switcher moved

Hey guys/gals of ubuntu! I have an oddity that occurred with my computer. During a recent session my gnome workplace switcher moved from the bottom left hand of the screen to the middle left of the ...
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drag & drop an image+url cannot save image

from firefox (though i think it will do this from other browsers) if the page i am viewing has an image i would like to save, but the image is wrapped by an anchor link, i cannot drag and drop to save ...
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Alt+F2 then “poweroff” not working in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04)

I come from Fedora 16-20 and definitely freshman in using Ubuntu, I was used in Gnome3 to turn off my computer by typing ALT+F2, then typing "poweroff" and return. In Unity "ALT+F2" actually open the ...
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Gnome3 Win+M in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

Is there a shortcut in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04) for showing the open windows for the current desktop similar to what in Gnome 3 is achievable by "Win+M" shortcut (the image below is an example of this)? ...
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Unable to see minimized windows

I am can't see minimized window in GNOME 3.4, after having install GNOME 3.10 using TASKSEL. I had received an error too: WnckletFactory::WindowListApplet
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audio playback problem in ubuntu 13.10

i have installed ubuntu 13.04 and successfully upgraded it to ubuntu 13.10 the problem that i am facing from the begining is that whenever i play any mp3 file in vlc or rhythmbox it gets little ...
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How to install global app menu in Gnome-Shell

I wanted to add a global menu (libappmenu.so in ubuntu, the "mac like menues on top panel") in gnome-shell. There have been a couple of nice contributions on this direction years ago, but I couldn't ...