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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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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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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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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How can I install Cinnamon on Loki?

I'm looking to install the Cinnamon DE (which is default under Linux Mint) on my machine running Loki. How can I do this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to add “Show Desktop” icon in elementary OS?

I have installed nautilus to enable desktop icons in elementary OS Loki. It works fine but is there any way to add a button that can I use to click and show desktop? Like the ones in Windows at right ...
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Large icons, windows, fonts, etc

I have a computer connected to an LCD TV with a Radeon 6770HD During installation everything was fine, but when I boot everything is very large. Installing the drivers from the AMD website didn't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Programs scroll/slider-bar inconsistency in Freya

Nice OS, gang :-) Really enjoying it. Running 64-bit Freya, AMD II X2 Regor, Radeon Linux graphics. If possible, could anyone please take a look at this pic of my two screen desktop: (broken image ...
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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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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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Drawings, clocks and other designs not showing up on conky, only text is being shown [closed]

Here's how they are supposed to look. Here's how they look The middle one's supposed to be the breaking bad widget but the lines don't show and the right one's supposed to look like the first ...
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Do you plan to develop Night Mode?

Do you plan to develop any blulight filter a.k.a. "Night mode"?
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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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Elementary crashing on desktop login

I recently bought aa Razer Blade Stealth laptop which I'm having issues with Elementary Loki on. This laptop uses the 7th gen Intel Kaby Lake chipset with an HD 620 graphics chip and a HIDPI ...
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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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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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Elementary .Desktop Example?

I'm trying to create a launcher for an application which is not part of the App Store or repositories. I created a .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications but when I try to run the app nothing ...
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How can I view the desktop?

Right now I have to minimize all windows one by one to get to the desktop. Is there a way to directly view the desktop?
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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

By default, elementary OS doesn't have a desktop folder - and no files can be placed onto the wallpaper. Note that this isn't just that icons don't show, there really is no desktop folder: Where ...
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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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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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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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Changing the login screen wallpaper without changing the desktop wallpaper

I want to have a separate wallpaper for my login screen which is not my desktop wallpaper. When I set a desktop wallpaper it is also set as the login screen wallpaper and how can I use two different ...
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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 change an order of workspaces?

Can I, for example, replace workspace 1 by workspace 3 in the multitasking view?
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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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Can I change the date format in the panel?

Elementary OS, 0.3.1, 64-bit. The top bar has the date, but I would love to expand the date to read in full, for example, today, "Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:15 AM". I can't see a way to do that....
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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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Why does Firefox keep creating a ~/Desktop folder?

This is more of a puzzle than a problem: Every time I start Firefox, a "Desktop" folder is created in my home folder (home/me/Desktop). I delete it, use Firefox, it comes back. Am I sure it's ...
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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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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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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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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 ...