Fedora :: Gnome: Applications/Windows Starting Always In Background?

Feb 12, 2011

all programs and windows that I start on my F14 x64 machine getting either started in the background or minimized. This is driving me insane. My Gnome (no compiz) has that annoying behavior since F13 and I've already gone through any windows/appearance/effects settings - w/o any success.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Starting Downloaded Applications?

Sep 13, 2010

i am running a red hat server and was wondering which service i have to have running in order to open downloaded applications?

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Fedora :: Different Background In Gnome?

Apr 22, 2011

I want to look for a different background for gnome Fedora 14. Where can I see different backgrounds for Fedora 14 and downloads.

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CentOS 5 :: Flashing KDE Applications In Windows List Of Gnome Panel?

May 1, 2009

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..

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Fedora :: Gnome Desktop Background Distortion?

Jan 27, 2010

F12 current updates. The Gnome Desktop Background images are compressed in the horizontal axis enough to make a cessna 182 look like a disney cartoon. I am running 1280X1084 75 hertz update rate. The Gnome Image Viewer gives a correct image. The image I am running had to be stretched to fill the screen. I suspect the stretching algorithm is at fault. Is this a bug that need reporting?

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Fedora :: Background Overlay Jumbled In Gnome 3?

Jul 21, 2011

Unsure of what caused this but please reference the screenshot to see my problem. I'm not using any special graphics driver, just whatever the distro decided to use upon install.

[theophan@porter ~]$ sudo uname -a
Linux porter #1 SMP Wed Jul 6 13:58:54 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[theophan@porter ~]$ lspci |grep Radeon


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Fedora :: Gnome Starting Application Minimized?

Jan 31, 2011

Isn't it possible to create a launcher to an application and in the command tell it to start minimzed?

Something like

vlc --minimize

Or something similar? this would be helpful to application on startup not crowding your desktop on login.

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Fedora :: Error: Package: Gnome-background-standard-3.0.0-1.fc15.noarch (installed)

Apr 16, 2011

When I try to do an update I get an error-message. There are no duplicates and --skip-broken doesn't resolve anything.

Skip-broken could not solve problems
Error: Package: gnome-background-standard-3.0.0-1.fc15.noarch (installed)
Requires: gnome-themes-standard = 3.0.0-1.fc15
Removing: gnome-themes-standard-3.0.0-1.fc15.i686 (installed)
gnome-themes-standard = 3.0.0-1.fc15


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Fedora :: Too Many KDE Applications On A Gnome Install

Oct 17, 2009

I have what seems to be far to many KDE programs running on my Gnome desktop is this normal?

I thought there would be gnome equivalents.

I'll list them:

Is this normal for a Gnome Desktop Fedora installation and if so which are completely arbitrary and can be removed safely?

Also is xorg supposed to use 8-20% of the CPU when all that is running is the system monitor? The system monitor application also uses 20-70% of the CPU when it is running by itself also. (Intel Pentium 4, 3.2ghz)

I didn't choose any KDE desktop Applications Intentionally

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Fedora :: No Menus On Any Gnome Applications 12

Nov 27, 2009

I recently installed Fedora 12 and none of the Gnome applications have menus.

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Fedora :: Gnome Versus KDE Applications

May 31, 2010

I installed Fedora 13 and use the Gnome desktop. I want to keep my installation as clean as possible and have heard some contrary advice about installing both Gnome and KDE desktops, so I want to stay with just Gnome. In the past I have mixed both and feel that resulted in tons of packages that I probably didn't need and tons of updates all the time. However, some applications seem to be KDE applications and installing them requires installation of many KDE packages. This is a source of confusion for me:

Is there a distinction between Gnome applications and KDE applications? If so, how do you tell the difference? Should one NOT install KDE applications if you are using the Gnome desktop and not interested in installing KDE desktop? Is there a best practice on how to approach which software to install so that you do not create a mix and match mess?

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Fedora :: Safe To Use Applications For GNOME?

Jun 23, 2010

Is it safe to use applications for GNOME, say, Disc Burner, in KDE?

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Fedora :: Startup Applications In Gnome 3?

May 25, 2011

So...without editing ~/.config/autostart (which I can't find in F15...) How does someone set a startup application?I notice Gnome 3 does not have the "startup programs" option available any longer.. So, I went searching with the hopes of running it with trusty terminal:

#yum whatprovides gnome-session-properties
You can use "*/gnome-session-properties" and/or "*/bin/gnome-session-properties"


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Fedora :: Gnome Is Stuck Remembering Applications

Aug 4, 2009

I recently was playing with some gnome settings and I went to System > Preferences > Startup applications then I hit the Options tab and checked "Automatically remember applications when logging out" was testing to see if it actually worked... and it did.. so I unchecked it and restarted again and... it's the SAME 3 applications I was running.. and its stuck..tried checking it again and then closing everything but now it's still doing it with the same 3 apps I had running (Totem, Firefox, Pidgin).Anybody know how to wipe where it's remembering the applications I'm running? so this can stop when I log in.

somehow checking it again and closing everything worked this time, but does anybody know where I can find the find the remaining information for this function? so i can wipe it clean, whatever may be left.

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Fedora :: GNOME & KDE, Separate Startup Applications

Jun 24, 2010

There are a couple of applications that I want to start at bootup when I load GNOME but not when I'm using KDE. There doesn't seem to be any option for that. Is there any way I can accomplish this?

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Fedora :: Unable To 'edit' Applications Menu (gnome)?

Dec 19, 2009

I don't know if its a 'bug' of something f* up on my system (Fedora 12).
When I right-click on the 'Applications' menu I don't see the 'edit' ...

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Fedora :: Duplicates Of Wine Applications Listed In Gnome?

Oct 7, 2010

When I try to open something in gnome, say, a file format it does not recognise, I get the usual "open with..." dialog. There, I see many duplicates of wine programs, such as Windows Media Player, or Wine core exe, wine windows program loader, etc.For example, the "Windows Media Player" is listed at least 10 times in that dialog. How can I remove these duplicates?

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Fedora :: Two Entries - Identical Ones - Of The Same App Under Applications On My Gnome Panel

Jan 24, 2011

I have two entries (identical ones) of the same app under Applications on my gnome panel. How can I remove one of them?

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Fedora X86/64bit :: Disappearing Icons And Applications In Gnome - 14

Feb 12, 2011

I just did a clean install of fedora 14 on a dell precision 690 (multiprocessor system, with buckets of memory--16gb). It is old, but a great machine. It is dual boot to windows, but that is probably irrelevant. Note, the reason I did the clean install was the exact problem I report here had cropped up on this system running fedora 14, but I was having kluged together the system after grub issues, so i blamed it on something unrelated and hoped a clean install would solve this.

After installing the system, running updates, etc., I installed open office, and virtualbox. I then set up two virtual machines in virtual box, both Win XP, and added my favorite windows applications. that may not be relevant, but that is the history. I added a couple pieces of high end software too, which required some odd libraries--libgdal and libexpat.

After a couple of of days of using the machine, I tried to run open office (after having used it several times, and logged off several times) and it wouldn't execute. I then realized that all of my desktop icons had disappeared. I then experimented and realized several other applications wouldn't execute from the gnome applications menu. however, I could execute anything I wanted from the command line in a terminal.

I read a suggestion in the forums to create a new user. painful process, but that did indeed solve the problem (temporarily). But then the problem repeated with the new user. So now, this really sucks and I'm cursing fedora. After consulting my linux geek brother, I tried something else--I loaded kde, and tried that. (btw--why doesn't ctl-alt-backspace allow you to switch windows managers in this linux?)

Anyway, kde works fine with everything except open office--it still won't run for some reason, even in kde.

Strangely, my virtual machines worked throughout all this. that is, I could execute virtualbox from gnome, everything runs fine.

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Ubuntu :: Open Applications In The Background While Using Terminal?

Nov 25, 2010

it's really easy to launch an application using alt+f2 without having to worry about it while it's running but in terminal the window must remain open and you can't run anything else while the application is running e.g. firefox, rhythmbox. does anyone know how to run applications in the background while using terminal?

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Fedora :: Prevent Some Apps From Appearing In Gnome 3 (Activities->Applications)

Jun 11, 2011

I don't want to install alacarte to do this. I've copied the .desktop files from /usr/share/applications to ~/.local/share/applications that I don't want appearing in the gnome 3 applications list (e.g., email settings for evolution), and added 'NoDisplay=true' to the end of each desktop file. Restarted gnome shell, even tried logging out and back in, but they still appear there. Previously, in gnome2, desktop files under the home dir superceded the global directory. Do I need to edit them directly as root to effect the changes, or could this be a selinux problem?

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Ubuntu :: Retrive Applications Running In Background To Panel

May 30, 2010

When we start some applications like skype though we close it , it will minimize into the panel, another one is amarock that will not quit the application . But now I am not able to see the icons. ( As the applications are already running in background I cannot relaunch it )I can take the minimized applications, but when we close , how can I retrieve it ?

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Fedora :: Gnome Applications Menu Right Click Not Working / Make It To Work?

Jan 27, 2010

I cannot right click with my mouse on the gnome applications menu to get the properties/edit menu option. This is on F12 on 64bit.
Instead I get: "help, remove from panel, lock panel". I dont have this problem with anything else on the top bar.

---------- Post added at 12:33 PM CST ---------- Previous post was at 12:21 PM CST ----------

Turns out I have to install package alacarte and then go to System > Preferences > Main Menu

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Fedora :: Dual - Can't Group Boot - Windows 7 Is Starting Always?

May 4, 2011

I have got 160 GB hdd. I had installed Fedora 14 on 100 GB. After I had installed Windows XP beside Fedora 14. But I installed Windows 7 on Windows XP shortly before. This time, I can't group boot. The Windows 7 is starting always?

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Ubuntu :: Startup Applications Not Starting Up?

Aug 10, 2011

On Ubuntu 10.04, I have been trying to add some Gnome startup applications via the menu system without success. How can I debug/trace this process?

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OpenSUSE :: Starting Applications From Command Line?

Feb 20, 2011

I am a redhat admin and also use Ubuntu. Installed opensuse on my home machine to give it a whirl. I can't seem to figure out why i can't open gui application from the command line.

I receive a GTK error when trying to open with sudo. What am i doing wrong?

EDIT: NM solved my own question, had to add DISPLAY and XAUTHORITY to the sudoers file.

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OpenSUSE :: Starting Applications In Specific Locations In KDE?

Jun 15, 2011

I have a workstation dedicated to monitoring. The goal is to have multiple web sessions and other applications running across dual screens on multiple virtual desktops. I have a nice Perl/TK/wmctrl script that will automatically rotate the desktops. All is working great.

The problem is, I need a solution to automatically start the applications on the correct desktop, with the correct window size, in the correct location on the desktop. That way we can start the monitor boxes in the morning and have everything start in the correct place. It is a really cool effect to have wall mounted monitors with cube rotation showing off multiple graphs and more.

Do any of you pros know how to start an application with a specific window size and define where on the desktop it is placed? The box is running OpenSUSE 11.4 KDE. Is that kind of control possible?

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Fedora :: Associate The Windows Key On My Keyboard To The Fedora Applications Menu?

Feb 22, 2010

I want to associate the other short-cut keys - like pause, play etc. How can that be done?

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Fedora :: Interleave Windows From Several Applications In GNOME3?

May 28, 2011

I have yet another minor source of confusion in GNOME3... Imagine this: you have opened several terminal windows which cover most of your desktop, and a Firefox browser window. In Firefox you have an image which contains some data that you must type to one of the terminal windows. Since the data is in an image (not as a text), you can't use cut & paste to transfer it from Firefox to terminal.

In GNOME2 (and Windows), you can interleave the Firefox window and the terminal window so that the terminal window is on top of the Firefox window. You can place the terminal window so that it does not cover that part of the Firefox window which contains the data that you must type to the terminal window.

But in GNOME3, if I activate the terminal window, all open terminal windows are shown on top the Firefox window. In order to see the Firefox window again, I have to minimize or move those terminal windows which cover the part which I want to see while typing into the one terminal window. I think this is clumsy. Is there any way to switch back to the GNOME2 behavior which allows interleaving windows from different applications?

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Ubuntu :: 10.10 - Some Applications Not Starting - Virtualbox Just Flickers The Edge Of The Screen

Oct 24, 2010

I have a strange problem with some applications in 10.10. This applies so far to virtualbox and skype. When I try to start them, nothing happens. Virtualbox just flickers the edge of the screen. Virtualbox has worked before, and i'm reluctant to delete it as I have another machine installed. Skype has never worked, and even when I have reinstalled, the same happens.

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