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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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Migrating from MacOS - External HD locked (padlock symbol)

I am moving from MacOS to Elementary 5.1 I have backed up my files from the iMac onto external HDs. Elementary sees the HD but it is locked (padlock symbol). How do I 'unlock' the HD without using the ...
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Desktop icons without "Desktop Folders"

I wanted the facility to have icons on the desktop. The solutions I've read so far all involve downloading a utility from the App Center called Desktop Folders. It seems that utility is not available ...
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Elementary Odin, no Hot Corner Multitasking

I am using Hera as virtual appliance on different machines. I am very fond of hot corners, they made themselves sort of indispensable in my daily work. Hot Corners in Hera i can modify at my own ...
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How can I edit the magnifier zooming factor?

I am trying to control the zoom in & out factor, searched using dconf editor for the factor and found one: But changing 2 to any other number doesn't change the magnifier factor. Is there any ...
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Accidentally erased .config

I accidentally erased .config Many programs disappeared, all files, disappeared Tried to recover data using RLinux and testdisk but with no success
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Desktop icons problem

On elementary os 5. 1. 7 Hera I tried to add desktop icons by installing desktop folder from app center - unfortunately I still couldn't add icons to the desktop and then through dconf editor and ...
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Desktop artefacts on Odin

I have desktop artifacts, shadows etc when using apps like Firefox. My graphics system summary is: description: VGA compatible controller product: TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Rev. A] vendor: NVIDIA ...
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install elementary 6 odin not working rebot and get blank screen

Follow all step to install elementary 6 odin and restart and i get blank screen. I have elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera
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elementary odin desktop folder does not work

good morning everyone, in the odin applications there is the desktop folder application but clicking on it does not get any menu. I wanted to enable the desktop as in freya and juno but I can't even ...
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Dual monitors on Odin

I know this is probably a Gnome thing but is there a way to have both monitors switch to another desktop instead of just the main display? I know there is an extension for Gnome that allows this but I ...
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Elementry os lags while browsing, scroll is jerky everything is seems to shutter a lot

I installed elementry OS 6 yesterday but after installing every thing lags, scroll is jerky and app opening is not smooth. whole os shutter a lot my system resources are not full i dont know why is ...
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System hangs while changing wallpaper

I've been using elementary os 6. Whenever I try to change the desktop wallpaper, the system hangs indefinitely. Sometimes the wallpaper changes abruptly, other times it hangs for so long that I have ...
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Desktop screen and log in screen rotated 90 degrees to the right

I have a problem on a flippy screen laptop (Jumper Tech EZbook X1). The log in screen and the desktop is rotated 90 degrees to the right. Like this example :- https://www.faqforge.com/wp-content/...
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How do I Restore the Default Web Browser in elementary OS 6?

I started testing out elementary OS 6 on a couple of devices, and there seems to be a problem restoring the default Web Browser back to Web (Epiphany). After installing Firefox v91 from Flathub and ...
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Welcome screen no longer appears after a recent update [closed]

a few updates back the welcome screen was updated but after this the welcome screen no longer appears (which is great as I found it annoying). So I also performed a fresh install on another pc and the ...
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KDEConnect indicator not working with Pantheon desktop

I really like Elementary OS 6 but I cannot get the KDEconnect indicator to work with the pantheon desktop. If I open terminal, I can manually run up KDEconnect-settings and pair my android phone. So ...
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After boot black screen appears

There is black screen with login prompt. After typing my credentials I enter terminal and see my files. How to fix that problem and go back to usual desktop
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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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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 the most recent version of Elementary OS support Wayland?

Does the most recent version of Elementary OS support Wayland? If so, does the most recent version of Elementary OS support 125% fractional scaling for a fully high-definition monitor?
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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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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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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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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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