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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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 ...
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How to remove second workspace? [duplicate]

Whenever I launch a Steam game, accidentally press the Windows button and the right arrow key, or something else, it takes me to the second workspace, which comes default with elementary. I want to ...
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Duplicate Plank Icon for Custom Launcher

I've created a custom .desktop file to launch an Android Emulator bash script file. I've successfully gotten the file to launch the emulator but I get two icons in Plank. I've read about this ...
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How to fix resolution that isn't accurate when using HDMI?

I have machine running Loki that has both a VGA port and a display port. I'm using a 23 inch HDTV as my monitor and my resolution works fine when using the VGA port: 1920x1080. However, when I try to ...