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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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 ...
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Black screen on log in

I installed Unity desktop on ElementaryOS but after it caused slowness I decided to remove it. I saw this post on Askubuntu.com: sudo apt-get remove unity sudo apt-get remove lightdm sudo apt-get ...
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Weird window size bug with Geary [closed]

When I opened up Geary today, the window spans wider than the screen and is super narrow. I can't resize the window or maximize, I can only close it.
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How to add a JetBrains IDE to the Plank if “Keep in Dock” does not appear

I use several of JetBrains IDEs for software development (IntelliJ, CLion, PyCharm). After updating PyCharm one time, its Plank icon disappeared. Running the .sh file in the PyCharm/bin directory ...
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Odd colours/saturation/darkness

Recently I've updated to the kernel version 4.13.3, which caused me the problem of black screen at login and the inability to log into the OS. After fixing that, I found myself with strange fonts, a ...
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Delete pictures in background

The image I put in the background, but I deleted it in the meantime, remained in the settings from the picture. How can I delete it? l look in file system/usr/share/background but I did not find it ...
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Only wallpaper after login

I have fresh installation of Elementary OS and have a problem that can't handle. After system boot I have login page and when I type my password, login page dissapear, there is only wallpaper nothing ...
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Can a window be shown on every desktop?

Just installed eOS (Loki), and I like it so far. I have one small question that I can't find an answer to online, though: In Ubuntu, there's an option in a window's title bar context menu to "...
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Im an amateur depelover, where can i share my small tricks for elementary os loki?

I have said all in the title, I have programed a few scripts in perl to personalize the desktop a bit, and I'd like to share it with others because isn't enough programs to do this stuff.
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Elementary OS will not load at

Hey guys. So I load up my laptop this morning and elementary isn't loading anything other than my wallpaper as seen in the photo. I can't access the dock at all, however I can mouse over ares of the ...
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Right - click menu events for simple chrome popup window is wrong [closed]

when i click Always on top ,Always on visible take effect,and vice versa.
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Hot Corners modifier key

Is there any way of enabling a modifier key to enable Hot Corners? Some times I accidentally move my mouse to a corner, like when I want to exit full screen of a video, or close a window etc. It ...
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Chrome opening further down screen each time

I have been using Elementary OS for a few months now. Am really enjoying using it. 1 problem I have tho is that I use Google Chrome for browsing and I have made web apps with it for Facebook, ...
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Plank not starting after reinstall

I am having some issues with Plank, so I uninstalled it by doing apt remove --purge plank. After reinstalling it, I could run the dock by starting it on the command line, but it would not start with ...
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Terminal says that the wallpaper is changed but I see that it doesn't!

I use a Dell laptop with a docking station with 2 monitors and Loki. I don't have problem in changing the wallpaper when I use the laptop alone, without docking station and 2 monitors. When I Use the ...
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Is it possible to re-arrange the indicators in the panel?

Is there a way to customize my taskbar? I don't want to see the date, I want to have the clock on the right side, instead of the middle, etc ... Mostly reorganizing, adding and removing stuff.
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Gnome Shell Extension Counterpart in ElementaryOS

I am looking for a status bar network speed indicator, which exists in gnome environment. See: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/104/netspeed/ Does anyone know how to get same kind of ...
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(libcups2) dependency hell after apt upgrade

Some broken packages have been shipped in mainline. Package libcups2 has broken apt completely after an upgrade. When I try apt -f install the package manager suggests to remove a whole batch of ...
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Custom wallpaper set up through system settings shows up as black

Using the system settings app to set a custom wallpaper (from my own images, not the ones that are pre-installed with elementary) makes the active wallpaper black instead of changing to the requested ...
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elementary OS booting in to KDE Plasma desktop

Not sure what happened but now when I try to boot in to elementary OS I get a KDE plasma (I think?) loading screen and then an error. I was using my laptop at work and hadn't changed anything. I get ...