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Can't volume or brightness levels be remembered?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome shell. If I change volume or brightness levels, they won't be remembered within the next login. Is this normal?
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Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

I've installed Unity 2d, and therefore I'm able to use the Launcher and Panel in standard Gnome Panel desktop. I would like to know whether there is a way to launch the Dash only, and if so, if it is ...
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How to customize the ubuntu gnome 3 desktop?

This is maybe a stupid question, but how can I choose my own background image on ubuntu gnome 3?? I click on Settings -> Background -> then I click on the current background preview to change it but I ...
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No application switcher in compiz settings manager

I had the problem of no Alt+TAB in Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.10 so after reading a bit I found a solution. The solution consisted of installing CompizConfig Settings Manager and enabling application ...
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GNOME lock screen (screensaver) is missing music controls

I have a custom Ubuntu 12.10 configuration (started out as a minimal installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with a number of other packages such as Gnome Shell selectively installed via apt-get and then ...
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Gnome-Shell top panel over fullscreen games

I've been using gnome-shell for the last two months, and I realised that whenever I try to run games like psychonauts or trine2 in fullscreen, the shell's top panel is still visible. The strange ...
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How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop

In Ubuntu 11.04, files in /home/user/Desktop appear as icons on the desktop. It seems that they do not under GNOME 3 using GNOME Shell (for example on Fedora 15). How do I configure that? Update: ...
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“Gnome Do” stops working [closed]

After one or two times I use Gnome Do, it stops working. Yet it does not give out an error message. I currently have it configured to pop up when with then Super + Space key combination. I have to ...
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Mouse selects everything on its own

I have a strange problem that my mouse keeps selecting everything I point to. For example, if I open Rhythmbox, then at the top of the screen there is a text which says which song is playing. If I ...
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Configuring screen timeout/lock based on location

I want to enable screen timeout and locking when my laptop is located in the LAN of my company and I want to disable this when I'm at home. For location detection I use whereami with a simple ...
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Cannot install sound theme in 11.10

I found some tutorials in Google Search about installing new sound theme for Ubuntu, I made a copy sound theme (folder) into /usr/share/sounds. It was easy to copy with commands but I cannot choose ...
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Gnome-Shell no longer a login menu selection

I am running Gnome 3 on top of an Ubuntu 11.04 install. everything had been running fine, but some updates I applied required my rebooting the box to finish the install. upon restarting everything ...
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Why are window borders so hard to click in Ambiance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I increase resize Margin on windows? In Lucid, I never had this problem. However, with Maverick Ambiance I've noticed that the window borders are extremely hard ...
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Global - Menu applet on maverick [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the global appmenu (mac menu)? Hi, where i can get working on ubuntu 10.10 global-menu applet? Thx =)
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Use Adwaita Dark for Libre Office and possibly other apps too?

I would like to know how to force some apps to use the Adwaita dark theme. I noticed by default that the movie player and photo viewer apps in gnome shell use Adwaita Dark while most other apps use ...
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Not able to install extensions from official website

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and have added gnome3, webupd8/themes/ PPA. But when I go to the official website for extensions I get the following message: You do not appear to have an up to date ...
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CardDAV supported address book

Is there a working addressbook in GNU/Linux that supports CardDAV, other than Evolution and lightning? - One that has desktop (applet) integration. Contacts does not support CardDAV. Or will that ...
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Battery indicator missing in gnome classic

I had upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 from Ubuntu 11.10 and I am also using gnome classic. But the Battery indicator is Missing in the taskbar. So i followed the link ...
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What does this red icon on my panel mean?

This red icon.... It showed up after I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04LTS; I can't figure out how to ditch it. It seems to be a notification thing. I am at a loss. The icon is here: I clicked it and ...
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Is there a way to hide the Messaging Tray in GNOME Shell?

I find the Messaging Tray (the bottom bar) in GNOME Shell rather inconvenient. I'm looking for a way to disable it. KRSNA 2 ZED seems to have written an extension for doing just that, but I don't know ...
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Gnome Shell theme displays orange title bars

I've upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 beta and installed Gnome Shell and logged on with the Gnome Shell session. My window title bars are orange like this: Any way to fix?
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Will Unity be the only interface for 11.04?

Will the Unity interface be only be default for the 11.04 or until GNOME Shell is released? Or alternatively will Unity continue to be developed after GNOME Shell is ready. Simply: will 11.04 be a ...
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Why is Ubuntu sometimes ugly when I log in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? Sometimes, maybe once every week or two, things look like this when I log in: When this happens, I log out and then back in and things look ...
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Why isn't the Printscreen button working in Gnome?

Printscreen button not working on Gnome. I have to Run Shutter to make printscreen. Is there any tutorial to make it work with printscreen button?
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setting audio input via cmd line?

I have a USB mic I keep plugging into my laptop dock. When I drop into the dock I'd like the mic setup as my current audio input automatically. I do have a "I'm docked" script I run which sets ...
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How to disable auto play MP3 files?

When I put my mouse/cursor over an MP3 file, a few seconds later the music/file starts playing. Is there any way to disable this?
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How to remove the tips within Nautilus 3.6?

New Nautilus version 3.6 (coming with Gnome 3.6 / Ubuntu 12.10) is showing annoying text tips on the bottom right/left edge as a new feature. Is there a way to disable it?
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My system freezes randomly

My system freezes randomly while using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Mouse works but I am not able to click anywhere. By pressing ctrl + alt + f1 I can get into command shell but, there I do not ...
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GNOME Shell extension problem when trying to install themes

I want to install new themes on Ubuntu 11.10, so I went to the Internet and followed the instructions to how to install new themes. I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, the Ubuntu shell user extension and ...
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Login screen doesn't remember my choice of desktop enviroment

I have installed gnome shell, loged in to it, but on boot the computer logs in to a ubuntu session. I have automatic log in enabled. How can I fix this. How can I make ubuntu remember my choice of ...
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I can not edit my Main Menu

When I right click on Main Menu and select Edit Menus nothing happens. I want to edit few of the menu items and I am stuck. How do I edit main menu now?
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Change default compress option in Nautilus type to zip?

On the right click menu (in Nautilus, desktop, etc), there is a "compress" option. Is there any way to make "zip" the default format for this?
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How do I make GDM use the upstream GNOME theme?

I have installed GNOME 3.4 And according to Gnome 3.4,when i reconfigure my display manager to GDM i should get a login screen like this- But when I reconfigure my display manager to GDM my ...
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There is no on button showing in gnome shell extension

How to enable gnome shell extension?. When i click on gnome shell extension there is no ON button showing advanced settings --> shell extensions. In a youtube video I saw there is one ON button to ...
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How to install Gnome 3 in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME? Someone can to explain how to install gnome3-session in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Thanks!!! Sorry to my English :-)
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Gnome uses qt for rendering

I've just installed KDE on my Ubuntu 12.04 (sudo apt-get install kde-full). Normally I use Gnome (not Unity), but after installation of KDE i see that the rendering was changed. Everything looks ...
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How to disable sliding login screen in Gnome?

I am using Gnome 3.6 and I am quite annoyed by the login screen when my computer wakes up. The new implementation in Gnome includes two steps. First you have to hit Esc or click and drag upward ...
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Problem with gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme [duplicate]

I'm trying to install themes with gnome tweak, and I need to install gnome-shell-extensions-user-theme because otherwise I cannot see the shell extensions tab. However, I cannot install shell ...
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How do I remove ugly google chrome icon in the Gnome3 applications tab?

When I search in applications of Gnome for Chrome, I get two entries: the left one in the picture is OK with a high resolution icon, the right one has a low resolution icon. I couldn't figure out ...
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Is there a way to disable changing the background in GNOME?

I am setting up Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3 for a computer lab. I don't want the users to be able to change the background of the computer. Is there a way to prevent this? Or to revert the background ...
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How To Install Gnome 3.4 Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? Yesterday they released a brand new version of Gnome... How can I install this Gnome 3.4 in Ubuntu?
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Gnome shell transparency issue with a theme [closed]

just installed Gnome Shell and started theming it, and "le wild gray stripe appeared" on the panel, doesn't matter what theme I use, except for the default as I guess it doesn't use transparency, ...
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How can one invoke lg (Looking Glass) from a command line?

I had asked another question which is related. I know that I can invoke lg (looking glass) via the gnome-shell "run application" window (by pressing Alt+F2). What I'd like to know is how to do this ...
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How can I get notifications of new emails?

I was wondering, is there any way to get an on-screen notification when a new email is received, like in Google talk. For example, like this:
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How to enable Nautilus desktop management in Gnome Shell?

I'm using Gnome Shell with the following extensions: weather, dock, window-navigator, user-theme, alternative-status-menu, noa11y. I checked "Have file manager handle the desktop" in Gnome Tweak Tool, ...
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How do I add shadow to my Gnome Menu Bar?

I reinstalled Ubuntu 10.10 with Compiz and have suddenly lost the gradient shadow on my gnome menu bar (Top), I was wondering how can I get it back? I already have the value of "any" set in Window ...
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Default login screen missing, how to revert?

I installed some KDE stuff by mistake. After removing it, my login screen now is quite different; has a white background and the user icons+input appear in the centre. [note that I have tried sudo ...
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How can I leave tty?

So I got a problem here. So I installed SDL 2.0.1, everything worked fine, I installed dependencies of sdl as well, so I saw that it didn't worked, so I rebooted my pc, after that I get to gnome, and ...
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How to uninstall and reinstall GNOME 3.10?

I installed GNOME 3.10. I had GNOME 3.8 and liked it very much. Unfortunately, with 3.10 it seems like something went wrong. None of the backgrounds work and the buttons to log out and shut down are ...
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System no longer boots, gave up waiting for root device, (initramfs), /dev/mapper/gnome-root does not exist

After installing an update, my system no longer boots. I have full disk encryption (the one the installer sets up for you) enabled so it usually asks for the key only seconds after booting past GRUB. ...