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Remove arrows on system tray menus in gnome

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome and have found the behaviour of the context menus on icons in the system tray behaves differently. For applets which normally have a large number of ...
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How can I make Ubuntu (preferably gnome desktop) be 3d?

By 3D I mean anaglyph 3d with 3d glasses like the red and blue ones. I've seen some ways to do this but they are at least two years old. I'm using ubuntu gnome 13.10. I'm using nvidia 330m, but by all ...
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gnome-keyring error sending email in mutt

here is my .msmtprc : defaults account gmail host smtp.gmail.com from yy@gmail.com port 587 auth on tls on tls_starttls on tls_trust_file /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt user ...
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How do I change the color of an icon

Gnome-shell's desktop is unusable with any light colored wallpaper as the icon names (also white) are unreadable. There doesn't seem to be anyway to change their color, changing various themes ...
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How can I make window movement more precise while dragging?

I'd like to know if I can make the dragging of windows/items on the screen more precise. As of, the dragging of windows is very vague. For instance, it's as if the window has some sort of virtual ...
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black screen during shutdown

Good morning. I'm testing the 13.04 64bit with Gnome-shell 3.6.3.1. It happens randomly after choosing shutdown of the machine, I receive a black screen "stuck" (no splash screen, no messages). ...
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Can change background only from Gnome, not from Unity

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and I see when I right click on the desktop and click on change desktop background, all I get is the system settings dialogue and not the change desktop ...
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Empathy 3.6, telepathy haze, libpurple and skype -> Please help me to mix them well

I'm trying to connect skype to empathy, and here is what I have done so far. I got Pidgin to display my skype contacts so Skype <-> libpurple works, but Empathy 3.6 does not show my Skype ...
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How do I change the default permissions for automounted USB media?

tl;dr: How do I make gnome automount USB devices with permissions so that everyone in the group can access them instead of just one user that is logged in at the time the USB storage is plugged in? ...
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title bar display glitch with ambiance and radiance window theme on background window

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-shell and default Ambiance window theme. There is a display glitch on title bar of background windows. It can be seen on the screenshot below. The bug also occurs with ...
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File transfer indicator applet?

In gnome-shell when you do a file transfer you get a icon appear in the bar at the top, I know in unity it shows you the information in the unity Launcher, but I have that set to autohide, so I was ...
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How to disable the Mount notification in Gnome 3.4?

How to disable those annoying notifications when you plug a new disk in, or connect to a network and so on.... I know that if I add a device to a mount script they will be mounted on boot thus not ...
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How to record a screencast with audio in gnome shell

I'm trying to change my configuration so that the default alt + ctrl + shift + r also records audio. I've used this code: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.recorder pipeline "queue ! videorate ! vp8enc ...
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Saving/Applying Gnome Settings not working

I am unable to change any settings on my Gnome setup, such as favorites in Unity, adding extensions in Gnome Shell, etc.. It appears that the computer just ignores any settings. In Gnome Shell, I ...
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Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with 3 displays (fglrx driver). I can correct the screens order in System Settings / Display but it is not saved when I close the session and reopen it. Screens ...
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Ubuntu Settings won't open with Gnome 3 desktop installed

So I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, and have been using the Gnome 3 desktop since the day I installed 13.10. However, just recently the settings app has stopped working. When I try to open it through ...
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Mouse curser disappearing on login

So after I installed Ubuntu 13.10 over Windows 8 (which took ages due to having an AMD graphics chipset) I decided to install the GNOME shell which as to my knowledge is at 3.10. It installed fine ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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Ubuntu Gnome / Nvidia - Triple Monitor possible?

Ubuntu Gnome / i5 3570k Desktop / Nvidia GTX 260 & GTX 210. 260 drives two 21.5" monitors at 1920x1080, 210 drives an old 17" monitor at 1024x768. Using default graphics it works fine without ...
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How can I force the gnome clock in the top menu bar to update?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I use sudo ntpdate -s time.nist.gov to update my system time, I observe that the date command returns the correct time, but the gnome clock in the top menu bar on the ...
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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. I'am wondering why there is no consistent way of browsing directories in the file dialog ...
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Change Datetime format

I'm using Gnome 3 / Gnome-shell, and Ubuntu 13.10. I'd like to display the timestamp (as in, the number of seconds since 1970/01/01 00:00 UTC) next to the clock in the top bar. I figured out I just ...
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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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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 to install global menu in gnome 3

How can I install gnome2 global menu? This one (from google) and not the one we taking here. Thanks.
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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Add right click sharing to Ubuntu Server 13.10 running Gnome-shell 3.8?

New to Ubuntu but some limited experience with other distros. I was trying out Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS and I was able to right click a folder and share it on my home network. I wasn't crazy about ...
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How do I change the delay when I open Gnome 3 dash?

Is there a way of changing the delay of the dash in gnome shell, when I point the mouse to the top left corner? I'm using GNOME Shell 3.8.4
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Is there a way to change theme only for one application

I have a gnome theme that I like but it looks awful in eclipse. Is there a way to set eclipse to default theme and keep all other programs on my current theme?
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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Keyboard shortcut for input language change works in only one direction

I Use 64-bit ubuntu Gnome 13.10. Currently I have 2 input languages: English and Russian. When I wanted to switch between them I use standard Alt-Shift shortcut. When the Russian is selected Alt-Shift ...
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Gnome extensions don't work! I've tried everything!

When I go to https://extensions.gnome.org/, and try to install an extension, it clicks on, but nothing happens to my shell. Then, when I reload the page, the slider has turned off. Here are the things ...
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Laptop lid closed - with external Monitor

How to work on my other monitor when i close my laptop's lid? I connect my external Monitor (HDMI) to my laptop and then close the lid. Normally it (should) display everything on the external one. ...
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How can I prevent close session/shutdown/reboot when certain console program is executing?

I want to disable close session/shutdown/reboot from Gnome (Unity/Lightdm) when lftp is executing. Is there any way? Perhaps with polkit?
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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AutoKey inserts blank lines

Situation GNOME Shell AutoKey / autokey-gtk it has a predefined shortcut "adr" which should write an address after hitting space and a shortcut "date" which should write the current date (after ...
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recent keystrokes visible on shutdown

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and use the Gnome 3 Shell. The problem is the following: If I press Esc during shutdown to show the shutdown messages instead of the splashscreen, sometimes it shows me all ...
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How to change the login type in Ubuntu 13.04?

Whenever I change to Gnome Fallback, Ubuntu changes it right back to the default Ubuntu, any help? Oh, and this is on Ubuntu 13.04
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(alt) and (super) keys suddenly stopped working in gnome 3

For my daily work I use two keyboard layouts: The normal German Qwertz (setxkbmap de) as well as Neo (setxkbmap de neo). Yesterday suddenly between switching back and forth between keyboard layouts ...
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How do I get the good ol' timezone world map back?

This is the biggest thing I miss from Gnome 2 – the world map with daylight and location markers of favourite cities, followed by a list of timezones with weather status! Shame on whoever thought it ...
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Keyboard navigation/search for all UI elements

I have recently found out about Shortcat, an OSX app that allows for keyboard-only control of any application that has accessibility features turned on. I vaguely remember GNOME Do and Docky planning ...
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Using gnome-keyring with svn via ssh and mysql-workbench

Problem: mysql-workbench fails to connect to the keyring to connect to mysql. I'm trying to get my svn command (which uses an svn+ssh uri) to prompt me to enter my password for my local rsa secrets. ...
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Recording in GNOME stopped working after gsettings editing

I was looking for a way to record audio with video on Gnome Shell (Ubuntu 13.04) and after doing these command: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.recorder pipeline "queue ! videorate ! vp8enc quality=10 ...
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Desktop background changes to dark gray in activities overview in gnome in 13.04

Since 13.04, in Gnome, when in activities overview, background changes to dark gray. In 12.10, desktop background would dim but the image would still be visible. Is this a bug or a feature? If it is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 with Nvidia 304.88 GT 220 not keeping resolution wwhen switching inputs HDMI on HDTV

Strange problem since the latest 'upgrade' for the Nvidia drivers (to 304.88). My HTPC - Ubuntu 12.04 - is connected to my HDTV via a Samsung receiver. This receiver does all the switching for my ...
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“Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so” error even though not using Mplayer

I keep getting the following error message on my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I understand this has something ...
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USB HDD not visible in nautilus/nemo

The HDD is visible in the 'disks' utility. I can mount the one and only partition on that drive using mount. gvfs-mount Recognizes the disk: $ gvfs-mount --list ... Drive(2): 750 GB Hard Disk Type: ...
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Autokey prints strange BS characters in PgAdmin3 on Ubuntu

I'm using Autokey 0.90.1 on Ubuntu 12.10. I would like to use Autokey in PgAdminIII (1.14.2). I have the following defined (abbreviation -> phrase): ts -> Test phrase number one! tst -> Test ...
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Create a virtual desktop and share it over the internet

I was wondering if there is anyone who has an idea how to do a display trick. Here is the deal, I have Ubuntu on my laptop and we have a bunch of desktop computers in the university. I can't unplug ...
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How can I assign hotkey on nautilus option “open file in text editor”?

Im used to F4 in Total Commander, and now looking for how to set it in nautilus.