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Where are the hard differences between elementary and GNOME HIG?

Is there a list of the hard, breaking differences between both HIG? Is there a way to be conform to both? Is some rule bending possible?
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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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How to get back the previous greeter?

Is there a way to revert to the previous desktop where there logon field was on the left? I much prefer it to the newer, centered logon.
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xbindkeys not working with another layout on Gnome session

So, I'm using Elementary OS for a long time and one day I decided to install Gnome DE for variety. I started to customizing it for myself and everything was ok, until I got to xbindkeys. I'm using ...
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gnome shell installed but gnome directory is not created

I just installed gnome shell. It is the latest version but I cant install gnome extension I also installed chrome-gnome-shell and gnome extension. What should I do
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Pantheon File Manager Fork?

I believe the Pantheon file manager found in elementary OS is simply called Pantheon Files, right? But I'm curious, is this file manager based on another file manager? Based on the GNOME file manager,...
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getting error with gnome-shell extension

I am trying to install gnome-shell extension however problem lies in host connector. I'm getting error while executing command gnome-shell-extension-prefs missing metadata.json Gjs-WARNING **: 19:37:...
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Issues with elemantary theme in Polari

I have issues with the elementary theme in Polari. I can not see the unread message in a channel: Any idea how to fix this? Kind regards, tuxiano
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Sync GNOME Calendar on elementary OS

I really like gnome-calendar but synchronization doesn't seem to work on elementary OS. When I try to add a calendar from google, the online accounts dialogue looks broken and clicking "Google" doesn'...
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Install a Gnome Shell extension

I'd like to install a Gnome Shell extension for audio settings: sound-output-device-chooser I've checked the Gnome version: cat /usr/share/gnome/gnome-version.xml and downloaded the extension for ...
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Installing Gnome Software Center on Loki

trying to get Gnome Software Center going on a fresh install of Loki. This is the error I am getting: $ sudo apt install gnome-software Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Scale interface to less than 1 [duplicate]

I just installed Elemental OS (Loki) today and it's great really, but I do have one question: I'm using an external monitor on my laptop (Ive switched off my laptop monitor display so I'm only using ...
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Theme unexpectedly changed to Gnome

I am not sure what I did in order to end up with the Gnome theme, but the beautiful elementary OS desktop is gone and now I'm seeing the Gnome theme. I have tried purging elementary-desktop, ...
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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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Gnome Boxes won't create a VM

Running from the GUI I get "Box setup failed" -pretty sparse there Gnome team!! (I know this is the elementary forum, but just saying...) Running from Terminal, I get: (gnome-boxes:31127): Boxes-...
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How to remove GNOME Build Tools?

Using the following codes, I installed GNOME Build Tool but don't know how to remove them. Tried with "make clean" and similar commands but they don't work. git clone git://git.gnome.org/jhbuild cd ...
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How heavy is elementary over classic ubuntu?

I feel that with all the additional apps pre-installed, and relying heavily on deriving elements from Ubuntu and Gnome, elementary must be heavy. So I would like to know an as-quantitative-as-...
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How to Remove Desktop Overlay in elementary OS Freya

I recently installed a program called nemo which is a file manager meant to replace the default GNOME files manager. I installed it using the tutorial and it said that if I wanted to remove the ...
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Can I install another desktop environment in elementary OS?

I would like to install the Gnome desktop and LXDE on my elementary to gain some more fps on my games also to make it look different and don't get bored of the same. is it possible and if it's, is ...
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How do I backup within elementary OS?

For past 1 year, I've been working on elementary OS and due to instability and other issues in the OS, i am switching from elementary OS to gnome ubuntu which is also a debian OS. my question is if i ...
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Use only Gnome on Elementary OS

So I want to use only vanilla gnome with Elementary OS as I am more at ease working with that. However,(I am using Freya) I cannot seem to find a solution for implementing this. How should I replace ...
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Unable to start Pantheon

My system, which runs oneElementary OS, was acting up (package manager wouldn't open, system wouldn't restart, etc.) so I did a hard reset on it. Now when I boot it up and try to log in I get the ...
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Display Scaling Crashes Pantheon, No Way to Fix

Elementary has been running very well on my Dell XPS 13 9343 for months, but today I decided to try to scale up the display a bit because it was a little hard to read text. I entered the following ...
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How to adjust display colors in elementary OS

How can I adjust the display color on elementary OS? They only offer predefined profiles that I can set my monitor to, but I can't calibrate any of them. I already have gnome color manager and icc ...
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Why don't certain GNOME apps show in Slingshot?

I would like to replace Pantheon Files with Nautilus in Freya 0.3.1. However, this doesn't work properly. After installing Nautilus it does not show in Slingshot. Nor can I add it to the dock because ...
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Edit shutdown menu? Add custom entry?

Hey! I have a Dual-Boot System and I want to add a new button to my shutdown menu. If I press Windows 10 it should run these commands: sudo efibootmgr -n 000E sudo reboot Or is there a better way to ...