I am newbie in linux and trying it on my virtualbox. I am trying customize my envireonment. I like when my opened windows list placed vertically. I can do it in Windows and Debian + LXDE easily but what about Debian + Gnome? I can't find any settings for that.
I've just finished an upgrade from debian lenny to squeeze.But when I tried to log into my Gnome session the menu and the taskbar was missing and when i click on change desktop preferences nothing happen and i m not able to run anny command as well (alt+f2). The upgrading process went good i think and i dont know what i did wrong
I am running CentOS 5.3, Gnome Panel 2.16.1. It seems some KDE applications just flash crazily in the windows list (task bar in Gnome panel). Usually when a new event happens to a window, it flashes to remind the user (I hate this *feature* anyway, but can't disable it...) But this time, when I switch from another workspace to the workspace that has (more than one) KDE applications (like kile and kdvi), they just simply start to flash, and the flashing window list appears on every workspace unless you click it.
I tried to disable the animation from gconf-editor, without success. Does anyone have similar issues? It is really annoying..
I'm using the default Ambiance theme with 11.04, but my bottom gnome panel has strange white vertical lines as well as a very light background on active windows. It's almost as if it's using the Clearlooks theme for open applications and Ambiance for everything else. Also when I right click some of the systray items I get weird backgrounds in the tooltip. So far I've tried deleting all my .gnome config folders in my home directory, logging in/out etc. and nothing seems to work. Attached screenshots of the problems.
I have recently (today) installed Debian on a logical partition of my master hard disk, but when booting it will just list Debian or Debian recovery not listing windows at all. I know there may be some that will think that is a good thing but I do need access to windows.
I had a root about and found this thread which I thought might solve the problem as it is similar:
But when I got to the part where I entered the command su -c "nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg" the terminal prompt changed to a > and I felt a little unsure of what I was doing as I would have prefered to have opened the grub.cfg file as a text file, as it is I recieved a syntax error.
As you can probably tell Linux to me appears to be a bit of a black art, but I am enthusiastic none the less. I will list the output of the terminal window so that you may see the steps I have taken.
anthony@Debian:~$ su -c "grub-mkconfig" Password: Generating grub.cfg ... # # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE #
I'm trying to enable a non standad vertical refresh rate of my crt in squeeze/gnome under the radeon driver, which does work under lenny and fglrx out of the box without any additional manual configuration. I already tried adding the VertRefresh option to xorg.conf under the Monitor Section, but that didn't worked out so far. One strange thing is that if i look into the Xorg log file i can see a line which sais as if the driver can see the possible refresh rates, but still in gnome i cant set those refresh rates to be active
# /var/log/Xorg.0.log|less (II) RADEON(0): Ranges: V min: 50 V max: 160 Hz, H min: 30 H max: 85 kHz, PixClock max 180 MHz
These are probably only the rates which my crt can handle, but still im unable to set 1024x768x100Hz because the max i get is 85Hz for that resolution.
I just installed Debian and when it was almost done it asked me something about GRUB installtation. It said the only loader in the main boot loader file or something was Vista but I don't even have vista installed on my laptop. It didnt list my Ubuntu or Windows 7 installation so I picked to set the boot location (or whatever) manually to (hd0,2) .. just to be save. Now when starting up the computer it only gives me Ubuntu and Windows 7 as options. Ubuntu starts but when I try to start Windows 7 it gets stuck at the 'starting windows' logo. Another thing I wasn't sure about in the installation was the format of the partition.. I just picked Ext4 (I read somewhere it was good ).
I installed the thing on an empty Logical partition (not primary.. couldn't figure out how to do that without formatting my disks). I wish to get my W7 back up and the Debian to show up in my boot list.. Right now I can only access my Ubuntu so you'll have to guide me through here
I've been trying to get this working for a while. On a remote server I'm running irssi in a screen session to keep my IRC client connected 24/7. I SSH to that server and reattach the screen session. irssi is able to send alerts when certain highlight words are mentioned (e.g. my nick). I would like gnome-terminal to flash in the taskbar when that happens. I was able to get this working with Putty on Windows, but I can't figure out how to get that working with gnome-terminal. Is it at all possible? The "Terminal bell" setting in the gnome-terminal profile doesn't seem to change anything.
I am trying to play sounds via : sound applet on gnome taskbar, right click: sound prefs, sound vol is set via applet at say 45%, yet I can't hear the alert sounds I am pressing such as, glass & sonar, is this common with pulse atm or a combo of that and my onboard realtek ac-97 sound chip?
is there some wiki page on GNOME or Fedora that list which graphics cards work without problems on Fedora 15 with GNOME Shell? I have tried 3 older cards and they all failed, so I would like to share this info with others so people know which cards to avoid if they want to use full features of GNOME 3 via GNOME Shell.
Each time I start up debian -lenny, the network-manager does not automatically connect me to my wireless network. The connection list shows a lot of networks available, but mine is always absent from the list. This means I each time have to go to "Connect to other Wireless Network" in and write in my network name (SSID) and password (PWA2 Personal). Then is connects nicely and everything works fine until next time I boot
just installed debian squeeze KDE after years of ubuntu and suse.. For some reason, after I finally got both scrolling and tapping to work, I have a weird weird touchpad through my xorg.conf: - tapping on a tab in chrome closes the tab.
- tapping in a text field pastes txt that is in the clipboard, each successive click keeps pasting the same thing
- the left side of the touchpad is not enabled for vertical scrolling (?), and for some reason the directions are inverted (move finger up to scroll webpage down)
- when having multiple windows open, tapping that window will highlight it, but the previously selected window stays overtop of the now selected windows. Using the actual left click button the windows change normally.
I really like the way the Windows 7 taskbar icons looks. I'm looking for a way to make the taskbar icons bigger without increasing the taskbar size itself. I'm also looking for a way to show the icons only, without any text beside.
It is hard to explain this using words. Suppose you have multiple OpenOffice documents open. Instead of spreading the OpenOffice documents out on the taskbar, I want to combine it into one. I want to select, which window I want within the OpenOffice documents group vertically.
Is there is a way in compiz to open all the minimized windows in the taskbar? Since I want to use the "scale" feature in compiz for all of the windows. As what you already know is that, the "scale" feature only works for the open windows not the minimized ones. So I want a way to open all the minimized windows with a shortcut(using compiz or any thing else) and then use the scale feature again.
I am an old XFCE fan, but would like to give Gnome a serious try (it has several things I like a lot).One XFCE feature I am missing is the intuitive capability to drag a window directly to another workspace. I did a bit of research and installed compiz (I am running debian testing on my laptop), but I am still unable to drag windows to another workspace. Maybe I should tick the right option in compiz configuration manager, but I do not know where to start from. note that I am not after any eyecandy, I just would like to have this cute little feature of XFCE in my gnome environment.
I don`t know what kind of combination of keys I pressed, but the title bar of all windows in my Gnome vanished. Trying to fix it, I unmarked the option "show menu bar" in one of my windows. Then, I realised I couldn`t put it back either. It`s kind of frustating be stuck in such a small problem, but Gnome isn`t offering me any easy way to put these things back in place. maybe with a keyboard combination of keys that recovers all of this?
I did it, it recovered Gnome windows default, but the menus are still gone. It just erased my customizations (colors, window color, bar size, etc.)
I make use of the clipboard manager a lot, and have just replaced Clipman with ClipIt on my Debian 8 (Xfce) host. I also have a Debian 8 (and 7) VM with Xfce, but without xfce4-panel, so no taskbar. Is there a way to make use of a clipboard manager with no panel/taskbar? I have ClipIt installed on the 8 VM, but do not have obvious access to it. It's the last hurdle to eliminating the taskbar/panel for me...... meaning eliminating the taskbar, yet keeping all the functionality.
I started using Xfce without xfce4-panel, when I decided that Openbox was a little too spartan for me...... at least without spending a lot of time to customize it, which I probably will do eventually, but for now, I am staying with Xfce.
Running Debian Jessie 8.3 Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 KDE SC Version 4.14.2 with plasma
I am trying to remove some icons from the "taskbar"/panel and find the only real options are adding MORE widgets, adding another panel, or deleting the whole panel.I simply want to remove a duplicate and re-arrange the icons without having to delete the panel, add another panel, and careful add, in the order I want the icons, the widgets right-click on the panel and I get "Task Manager Settings ALT+D,S" and "Panel Options" which offers no visible means of managing the panel.I condemned to deleting the panel and starting over?
I would like to have Icedove display the number of unread messages in the task/window bar when both active or minimized; note I am not interested in a system tray solution just yet. There must be a hack to do this right? Would it involve recompiling Icedove?
I would like to make my panel display one icon per window per workspace as seen on the Crunchbang panels. I am using Gnome with Metacity on Squeeze, but I would have no problem switching window managers if whatever widget Crunchbang uses requires it.
After updating Xfce to version 4.8 the Xfce menu button on the taskbar dissapeared. If I right-click the taskbar and select "add new item", the Xfce menu option is not there! Is there anyway to get back the Xfce menu button in the taskbar?
The first issue is adding launch icons to the task bar. I can add launchers, but cannot figure out how to link them to applications. It is only half a problem, because putting links on the desktop is easy, but I prefer having launchers on the task bar so the desktop is not cluttered.The big problem is placement of desktop icons. I like to put icons on the right side of the screen, and more importantly, I like to group related icons. For example, if I had a folder or document for Linux and another for Debian, I want them grouped together. I also like arranging by category: folders in one column, documents and images in another and launchers (if any) in a third. However, if there is way to enable desktop icons to be moved, I cannot figure it out. Icons are fixed on the left side of the screen with folders first in alphabetical order, then documents/images in alphabetical or numerical order, and launch icons last.My guess is icons can be moved, but I am not computer literate enough to figure it out. It does not make sense that the task bar can be placed on the top, bottom, left or right, but desktop icons cannot be moved. I have tried every preference setting, but there are no relevant options.Am I over-looking something that is not obvious or is it a strange deficiency with LXDE?