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Start application in the background on GNOME

Is there a way to avoid bringing an application to the front when opening it? I'm launching an app several times trough a terminal window (running a custom c++ program) and it keeps popping up when ...
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2answers
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Is it possible for emacs to appear on right side of the desktop area when invoking it from the command line?

My standard programming mode is to have a bash shell open on the left side of my desktop and to have emacs open on the right side. However, when I type emacs "filename" in to my shell, it comes up on ...
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What Language is unity written in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I build Unity from source? What Language is Unity written in? Also, where can i get its source code? I have an idea for a windowing enviroment or shell (dont ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked?

I have lots of stuff in my crontab, including some that talks to my screen. If I'm not there for it to be notifying, I don't really want it to run. Is there a way I can check to see if the computer ...
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How do I find the .desktop information for a given binary?

Given the path to an executable (say /usr/bin/gvim), how can I find the Gnome .desktop file for that application? I'm futzing around in python, so a python-specific answer would be most helpful.
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Gtk SpinButtion in a Toolbar

How do I place a SpinButton widget on a Toolbar using GTK, or GTKmm?
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Will there be an install script to install unity on non-Ubuntu distributions?

This is less a question to the developers of Unity and Canonical than a question about Ubuntu itself so please excuse me if this question doesn't belong on this site. While the question seems to ...
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gedit plugin development in C

I'm Interesting to write gedit-plugins in C I've checked that http://live.gnome.org/Gedit/NewMDIPluginHowTo but i find it not good to start How can I get another informations about writing gedit ...