Questions tagged [desktop]

Desktop is a set of unifying concepts used by graphical user interfaces to help users more easily interact with the computer.

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Window initializes outside of my monitor viewport, can i reset its position somehow?

Some applications initialize their window outside of my viewport, so i can never see them, and therefore cannot use them. While most are okay, the AppCenter for example initially had its window open ...
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Multiple keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces

I'd like to have an alternative keyboard shortcut for switching between workspaces. Is there a way to have multiple shortcuts for the same action? I guess that if I knew the system command that ...
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Show mounted drive volumes on desktop?

As title says, it may be possible to show mounted volumes on desktop, such as USB drives and SD cards?
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Where are my mouse gestures coming from?

This is a screenshot of what appears to be some mouse gestures functionality in my Elementary OS. If i hold down secondary mouse click, it draws out the path that i do with my mouse. But none of the ...
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How to remove the Bluetooth icon from the topbar?

first Elementary OS user here! I don't use Bluetooth, so how can I remove it from the top bar. I know that I can disable it, but I want to remove it.
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Elementary OS Hera Google Chrome Lag

I just installed Elementary OS Hera and installed the latest stable version of Chrome. Everything works great so far, but the only problem is that videos playing in Chrome seem to cause framerate lag ...
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How to compile and install changes to Elementary?

I just decided to switch over from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Elementary OS 5.1 (Hara) and like to tweak my desktop to hide the date/time in the top panel. I found an answer to hiding the date in the top ...
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Setting display resolution to 4k disables GUI

I am using 5.1 Hera. I recently reinstalled the X-Server and now when I set the display resolution to 4k (which worked initially, before I broke and reinstalled some stuff), the screen turns black, ...
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problems seeing some aspects on the desktop

I have installed eOS 5.1 Hera (ubuntu 18.04.3 based) with linux kernel 5.3.0-26 and GTK 3.22.30. In the last upgrade I can't see well some desktop items (pay atemption to top and bottom): Is there ...
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Stuck on boot screen!

Unable to boot to login screen when clicked on escape key for few times got this screen. Tried to run recovery mode and reinstalled and reconfigured lightdm but still not working. Screen shot: https:...
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install a screen saver Elementary Juno

Hello everyone is there a way to have a screen saver for this distributions I did a search but did not see anything that could be added Thanks so much
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Can't type page-up, page-down, home, or end. Function key acts like super

Received a folding bluetooth keyboard (iClever IC-BK06) as a gift. For space efficiency, page-up ("PgUp"), page-down ("PgDn"), Home, and End are mapped as function ("Fn") +up, +down, +Left, and +right ...
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Elementary OS Desktop multitask view through terminal

I'm new on elementary OS and I'm looking for a way to launch the multitask view of desktop through a terminal command My goal is to use "Gesture" app and to asign a command to a gesture to show the ...
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How to remove open icon from plank

I have seen how to remove the plank icon from the dock, but I don't really know how the syntax of this works and therefore don't know how to replicate it to something else. I recently installed ...
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Set wingpanel transparency

I would like to keep wingpanel transparency on maximized windows (in order to display my current wallpaper). Is it possible? Regards
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The word “normal” has started appearing on the upper right corner of my apps

Did a little bit of updating and all of a sudden, the word "normal" is appearing in my apps. See below. Anyone have any idea how to get rid of this?
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How to hide wingpanel or move to the side?

I'm running elementary (Hera) on a small 11" widescreen laptop. I'd like to have wingpanel either hidden or on the side of the screen so I don't lose any vertical space for working. Is that something ...
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Mouse wrapping on screen

I have a multiple monitor setup that goes like this: TV | Primary | Secondary. The TV is used for media, so I don't want windows opening there (the screen is off most of the time), but since the TV is ...
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Is StackExchange where we get support for elementary OS?

Hello everyone is this the correct place to get help with elementary OS? It seems the elementary forums is not much help asking any questions there. Not really sure why they would have a forum if ...
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VMRC does not display guest video

I am running Elementary OS Juno. My VMWare server is 6.7. When I try to launch a VMRC session to my VM I see only what appears to be a screen shot of where the window was at launch. I have tried ...
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Firefox crashes Gnome Session

Firefox crashes when unlocking a locked session. This in itself is a Firefox issue. But the problem is that this crash cascades and crashes a gnome session, returning me to the login screen. I can ...
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App windows open in background instead of foreground

When I launch new app, it's window opens in background instead of foreground. It was all normal when installed JUNO fresh. Since several months the issue emerged and stays active, can't pinpoint ...
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Desktop System Setting missing

I've just upgraded to Juno, and have noticed that I'm missing the Desktop setting in System Settings. I found this as a result of looking for why I can't right-click the desktop. It's just not there.
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Settings -> Displays not finding second screen

I have a NVIDIA GTX660 (dev0) and NVIDIA GT1030 (dev1) installed with each driving a screen. X configuration seems fine - the second device (GT1030 driving a 4K display) seems to work ok since it is ...
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Is there a way to manage multiple devices from a single location

If I were to install this in a computer lab, would I be able to control all the devices from a "teacher" device. Lock screens, send to certain websites, open apps, etc.
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Komorebi on Elementary

So, I'm new on Linux and elementary, I really liked the OS, so far as I can tell, but I'm having a little problem with Komorebi (live wallpapers application), yes, i know this problem occurs because ...
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Can't find org>pantheon>desktop>cerbere on dconf

I've been trying to enable desktop icons on pantheon, however the desktop configurations on my pantheon don't appear to be working right. Any idea how i can fix this issue?
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Revert shell back to pantheon?

After a fresh install of EOS Juno, my laptop would freeze immediately upon logging into the desktop. The system wasn't frozen as I could move the mouse, but the screen was black and would never load ...
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Prevent removing empty desktops after closing the last window

Is there a way to disable the automatic removal of empty virtual desktops? Also is there any way to save the desktops or something so that there open when I restart my machine?
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What can be done about 'token authentication faillure',in Juno 5.0?(Elementary OS)

Hadn't created a standard-user account.When I did and then changed my Admin-account to this,creating a new admin-account,I then seemed to have run into the token-authentication problem.(OS no longer ...
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Calendar puts my laptop out of memory

for a few days the calendar left my computer without memory and turned off the desktop
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Transparent vs. white panel with light background [closed]

Folks; using a bright background in elementary 5, I see a strange behaviour with the top panel background. In some cases, with no window opened, the panel is completely transparent and the icons top-...
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Desktop icons in elementary OS 5

Does anyone have a foolproof way to display desktop icons in elementary OS 5? I am not a big fan of tweaking via the Terminal (reason why I am on elementary); so any other way would be preferable. I ...
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Can't type in my password when waking laptop from sleep mode

When I put my Vaio E Series laptop into sleep mode and wake it up, I can move my mouse and click things, but can't type my password with my keyboard at the login screen. I can click the submit ...
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elementary OS Juno - desktop vanishes after boot

first post so bear with me. Installed elementary OS Juno on a 6y old eMachine using default settings. All went well until the first boot. I can see the desktop and toolbar at the bottom for a second ...
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Folders etc. on desktop like on OsX?

I wanted to know if it is possible to have desktop experience with EOS, just like in OsX? Would greatly appreciate any help or information about that! ;)
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Scrolling continues across workspaces

If a start scrolling on an application in one workspace/desktop and then use the super + rightarrow to switch another workspace that has an application with scrollable content, the scrolling continues....
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Problem in loading the desktop in ELementaryOs!

After a big update before multiple days, it is taking more than 1 min to load the desktop even I have an SSD and before that update, it was loading it immediately. How this issue can be solved?
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I would like to switch workspaces by using the mousewheel

There is a very simple option that would help me greatly in order to achieve more producivity. I would like to be able to press the metakey and scroll down, and instantly go to the previous workspace, ...
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Icon for File app no longer showing

No more than two/three days ago, the icon for the File app (file manager) is no longer shown, and the icon with the wheen is shown. Can I recover the correct icon, someway?
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Low resolution and DPI causing save dialog input text to disappear [duplicate]

I am experiencing lots of problems with the current DPI implementation of Elementary OS Juno. Now the save dialog is simply broken. I believe it's part of Files. Could anyone suggest an usable ...
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No audio after new hardware in eOS Juno

I'm having trouble with my audio drivers after I switched from a Dell XPS 8500 to a custom build with a Ryzen 5 2600X for my processor, Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 Wifi x470 for my motherboard, and a ...
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Right-click desktop Juno? [duplicate]

How to enable right-click and icons on desktop for Juno? Previous version guides doesn't work. Please,bro
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Juno Pointer size small on HIDPI screen

I have a Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. I just installed Juno,and everything great so far. Only thing i am noticing is that the cursor is not scaling properly. It is difficult to describe when is the issues ...
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How to minimize from active corners

I want to minimize a window through the active corners I only see that it can be done by means of a customized command, does anyone know what it would be? I would appreciate your help.
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Display Desktop Icons

So I've tried the normal tricks, and everywhere I've looked I can't find how to enable "desktop icons" in 'JUNO', disabling and re-enabling it in tweaks has done nothing. Any advice would be ...
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Problem with desktop paring

I have a laptop that I use as a fix PC. I wired it with a cable. When I turn on my PC from standby, on the desktop I only see the mouse, the rest is black, but on the desktop of the laptop it's all ...
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Can't start GUI in Elementary OS Loki 0.4.1

I am currently running of EOS in a virtual machine using VirtualBox on Windows. It has been working fine for a while, but this morning a little while after updating via the Appcenter, the GUI stopped ...
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Unable to load desktop screen after entering my password

I'm currently using loki elementary and its running very smoothly but yesterday I updated a OS update from app center after that when I restart my system and when enter my password a black screen ...
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ElementryOS only shows desktop background for around 1 mintute after first login [duplicate]

After the first login after booting, the desktop takes about a minute or two to show up, and I can only see the mouse and the desktop background. No dock, programs, or applications. I am using a 7200 ...