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How can I find which desktop enviroment I am using? [duplicate]

as the title: How can I find which desktop environment I am using? I want to accomplish this using command line.
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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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Compositing managers

How can I determine which compositor is currently being used when multiple desktops have been installed such as LXDE and XFCE. Compiz is also installed. Is there a code that will show which installed ...
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How can I know if I have Gnome or KDE? [duplicate]

I have installed a Ubuntu 16.04LTS system, how can I know whether Gnome or KDE is installed ? (I searched a bit, but this is not at all intuitive).
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Nvidia X Server Settings don't save screen position settings

I have two monitors with resolutions 1366x768(CRT1) and 1024x768(CRT0). CRT0 stays to the right from CRT1 so common resolution is (1366+1024)x768. Recently I noticed that when I move mouse from CRT1 ...
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How do I find out what Ubuntu distro was originally installed on a machine?

I'd like to know which Ubuntu distro is installed on my laptop. I know that it is Precise Pangolin, but is it Xubuntu, Lubuntu, plain Ubuntu or something else? When I run the usual lsb_release -a ...
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18.04 - Cannot change the background color of the LOCK screen, not the Login screen

Good evening, I'm trying to change some of the colours of my login screen in my Ubuntu 18.04. I followed some questions here on AskUbuntu, and edited my css files at /usr/share/gnome-shell/theme/...
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How do I determine which is the current user's DE through CLI within SSH or Cron? [duplicate]

Let's assume we have a computer with Ubuntu Desktop installed on it. There are a few desktop environments (DE) installed such as: Unity, Gnome, KDE, XFCE, Mate, etc. Also few users have their ...
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How to find out the name desktop manager package running on my ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Determine what window manager or desktop is running? I had an issue with my mouse pointer (touchpad) getting stuck frequently. In order to report that as a bug, I wanted to ...
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How to check which desktop GUI environment is installed on my Ubuntu machine [duplicate]

I have an AWS Ubuntu machine. I want to find out which desktop GUI environment is installed and running on my Ubuntu machine. Every time I'm logging into Ubuntu I'm getting the GNOME environment. I ...
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Why does Ubuntu 17.10 choose to close windows when it locks the screen?

I recently installed Ubuntu 17.10. Sometimes, when I return to the PC and the screen is locked and I unlock it, all previously opened windows are gone. I truly don't understand the rational for this ...
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How do I find which DE is running on 14.04? [duplicate]

I'm logged into an Ubuntu 14.04 server remotely with ssh. I'm trying to find out which Desktop Environment is running. When I do the following, nothing happens: admin@server:~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION ...
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What is a desktop environment, session and shell?

This is how all happened. I was trying to search good screen recorder and found on some website that recordMyDesktop will work well under GNOME *Shell. So I tried searching in google "how to find ...
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can't see value of DESKTOP related XDG environment variables from remote machine [duplicate]

When I run echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP or $XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP I can see values on my Linux machine. When I run same commands on my machine from remote machine showing empty results. IMO, those ...