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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Problem after last actualiation

After the last updates available by the system in the application center, I think he formatted it on my computer. When I accessed it again, he sent this message that follows in the image. However, ...
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Alternative to x11vnc to remote latest Elementary Desktop (on office) through VPN

I've latest ElementaryOS installed at work. I've been given VPN access, and was granted port 5900 to install some VNC server to remote it. I've tried most of vpn servers until x11vnc "worked"...
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How to create and keep empty workspaces?

I'm on eOS 5.1.7 and I'm interested in having multiple empty workspaces, like, macOS and Windows allows you to have them. Because, you know I can keep my order of worspaces without creating new ones ...
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Stuck on login after installing driverupdates

I tried to update drivers through the appstore and after rebooting my computer I could not get past login. I have tried these things: Remove the .Xauthority file, and chown it. Reinstall elementary-...
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How do I uninstall Kubuntu in elementary os?

I just installed Kubuntu by installing sdmm and tasksel. Now I'm getting the kubuntu environment but getting a lot of junkware in application menu. I want to uninstall kubuntu so that I can enjoy my ...
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When I install Elementary OS it boots to UBUNTU!

I have tried multiple times to install Elementary os 5.1 on a win 10 machine either in "try" or "install" mode. However it boots into UBUNTU!! Do not know why this is happening
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Elementary OS GUI is deleted

I did sudo apt autoremove on the terminal, and it has removed by elementary desktop. I tried doing sudo apt-get install --reinstall elementary-desktop, and the terminal says some unable to find some ...
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issue on wingpanel

i'm using EOS for some months now and recently I'm getting an issue in wingpanel getting crashed as they dont respond on mouse event and after that sudo commands also will not works in terminal.. only ...
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Installing a tiling window manager

I'm running elementary os 5.1.7 Hera.I would like to install a tiling window manager,because I would be needing it frequently.I just want to know if the installation of a window manager would cause my ...
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does latest elementary os is support wayland?

does latest elementary os is support wayland? if support wayland ,does latest elementary os is support 125% fractional scaling for fullHD monitor? I recommend elementary os team build hardware ...
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Install Deepin DE

Could I install the Deepin Desktop Environment on Elementary OS?I was caught away by it's beauty.I've already seen how to install it on Ubuntu,Debian,etc., wondering if I will have a non-usable OS ...
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Functionaly DESKTOP!

Everything is fine except the desktop! no shortcuts, no folders. Why is it needed at all? make it normal and functional! only takes up space on the screen.
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Please add a feature that allows wine applications' icons appear on the panel

ElementaryOS is so beautiful,I have to say,but to be honest,it's pretty common for a chinese user to run some wine applications on Linux.But I found that when I run a wine application,there's always a ...
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Screen got turn off while working

I am new to elementary OS. Recently I have installed elementary OS on Asus vivobook amd ryzen 5 chipset. Whenever I open multiple apps or visual studio code screen got turn off and I can see only ...
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Window tiling like gTile for elementary OS 5.1.7?

Having a lot of windows open when working on something is increasingly cumbersome in elementary OS (5.1.7). Is there a way to have autotiling like in Pop_OS ? I've read around and gTile seems like a ...
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Compress and Extract options missing

I definitely used to be able to select a set of files in File Manager and right-click >> "Compress" and pick the format (e.g. .tar.gz). I think I used to be able to right-click a ...
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Delete on the docker 'show desktop'

I added to docker "Show Desktop", "Power" etc. I cant remove it from the docker now. If I press the right mouse button, it doesn't respond(only for "show desktop", "...
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Bug: Desktop Fails To Launch Sometimes After Login

Problem: The desktop will fail to launch sometimes after login. It'll just present me with a completely black screen. When this happens, I'm forced to hold the power button and shut down the machine ...
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Resum from suspend briefely shows running application before login prompt, fault found on Thinkpad T430 and T460

When opening the lid on either my ThinkPad T430 or T460 for a short period I can see what I was working on when I closed the lid, then the password / system login prompt appears after. This is a ...
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Dont group icon for multiple windows

how to have two icons for two firefox windows in dock? I want to switch between that windows using one click only, like in KDE. Thanks
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Broken theme, icons and shortcuts

So I logged in and this is what I have. I don't have any clue why this happening. The GTK theme are like Adwaita, the icons are Adwaita too, the shortucts don't work... ...even that Debian logo is ...
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Windows Tiling in Elementary OS 5.1

I have tried to implement a solution to accomplish at least 4 windows tiling, Elementary seems to do only vertical 2 sides windows tiling as detailed here. I tried and failed with the instructions ...
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Default music player in system tray icon?

Folks; using current elementary, I stumbled across some rather weird behaviour related to the default music player. As "Music" doesn't work for some of my use cases, I tried other players (such as ...
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Weird My First Panel has appeared on my desktop

So i tweaked my os a little by seeing guides from the internet, and i did few changes like addding some themes and adding a speed indicator in wingpanel. Now after restart, this weird My first panel ...
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Strange desktop behavior seems to “randomly” occur

Please bear with me because I do not know what is causing this issue or how to reproduce it. I wrote randomly in the title because I am not sure if there is something I am doing (e.g. some unfortunate ...
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Why did my keyboard and mouse stop working in X after updating Nvidia driver?

Here are the key details: Dell Latitude E6530 NVIDIA NVS 5200m with Optimus Hera 5.1.4 What is happening: My keyboard and mouse stop working when the desktop loads. I can use the input devices in ...
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Literally everything is gone from the wingpanel (top panel)

The activities button, time, icons, everything is gone on my wingpanel. I have tried restarting my computer and killing the wingpanel, but neither of those have helped. I would really appreciate some ...
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Desktop is not showing with Desktop Folder

I like to see my folders etc. which are in Desktop. On eOS, I had to install the Desktop Folder app to do this. I have added that in the start up application list. However when I start my laptop, it ...
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Can no longer long in after trying to apply updates

Running Elementary on an HP ProBoob x360 e11 - has been great. Went to apply updates this morning (around 3.4GB). The updater app crashed/closed. I tried to reboot the machine. Now I can't log ...
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Elementary OS 5.1 Hera (based Ubuntu 18.04) automatic logout session occasionally

occasionally my pc with elementary os 5.1 (based on Ubuntu 18.04) makes automatic logout session. This problem comes up, after minutes, when I change virtual desktop (ex. clicking on telegram notify ...
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[Solved]Sometimes lightdm crash and restart with no indication

Recently when I work with my laptop installed with elementary os,there's no indication the desktop crashed and lightdm restarted. This situation happens several times within days and let me worry ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...