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Jan
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accepted How can I direct gnome-tweak-tool to list extensions alphabetically?
Jan
2
asked How can I direct gnome-tweak-tool to list extensions alphabetically?
Jan
1
asked How can one invoke lg (Looking Glass) from a command line?
Dec
30
comment Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to cause the Looking Glass to appear?
lg is internal to Alt-F2. When I say that it is not a command, I am referring to the fact that one cannot go to a plain terminal (i.e., console) and type lg. There is no command file which executes in response to that entry on the command line.
Dec
30
accepted How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
Dec
30
answered How do i fix my keyboard mapping?
Dec
30
revised Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to cause the Looking Glass to appear?
Added a clarification to the question.
Dec
30
comment Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to cause the Looking Glass to appear?
I don't see how this answers my question. Technically, there is no lg command. If there were, it'd be a cinch using the technique described.
Dec
30
asked Is it possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to cause the Looking Glass to appear?
Dec
22
accepted Is it possible to re-arrange the search providers on the GNOME Shell Activities Overview display?
Dec
22
asked Is it possible to re-arrange the search providers on the GNOME Shell Activities Overview display?
Dec
22
awarded  Commentator
Dec
22
comment How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?
That worked perfectly. I actually did an apt-get install on most of the packages. I use most of them. This has saved me a great deal of effort as I am on a tether-only hookup and things cost me plenty (time and/or money)! You explain things excellently and are extremely valuable to the community.
Dec
22
accepted How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?
Dec
22
comment How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?
That was an excellent explanation! Thank you very much. Yes, last night I had deleted gnome-screensaver (which required me to also remove the gnome and gnome-core metapackages) in order to overcome gnome-screensaver's defiance on my running xscreensaver... long story... anyway, this is what has led to the current state. I will do an aptitude keep-all. It would have taken me many moons to figure out what you have taught me with your answer. I am grateful to you and to AskUbuntu!
Dec
22
asked How paranoid should I be that the automatic package manager mechanism is going to remove packages that I use?
Dec
21
accepted Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Dec
21
comment Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Beautiful. The 2nd approach did work without a flaw. Thank you for steering me towards the article on meta packages.
Dec
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comment Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
I will continue with the 2nd approach... don't seem to have a choice. It's comforting to know that those metapackages are not the real deal.
Dec
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comment Removing gnome-screensaver also wants to remove gnome-core
Yes, I have done that (disabled gnome-screensaver and enabled xscreensaver). However, after rebooting and logging in, gnome-screensaver has been started! Although gnome-session-properties reports that it is disabled.