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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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Elementary OS keeps on booting into a disabled administrator account

In order to better be able to administer my workstation which is used by the entire household I have set up one administrator account and took away administrator privileges for all the others. However ...
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Is it possible to edit the number of Wifi networks shown in wingpanel dropdown list?

When clicking on the Wifi icon in the wingpanel, a dropdown list (with a scrollbar) of all wifi networks available is shown. But list window is too long making the options for VPNs I connect to shown ...
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Some programas shows ghost windows [duplicate]

It seems to happen on software written on java. For example DBeaver or MySQL Workbench when you run some feature, the emergent window shows with a ghost window background like next image: I think is ...
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Calendar App Sorts by Reverse Alphabetical

Why are the events for a given day in the calendar app sorted by reverse alphabetical? Shouldn't it be sorted by start time? That seems pretty standard with calendar apps. From looking at the code, ...
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How do I move the X (close) button on Firefox to the left?

As you can see above, the close button is on the right Windows-style. But I want to make it fit with the elementary look. I think this requires messing around with Firefox's userChrome.css but I have ...
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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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Icon of installed apps with snap don't appear in apps list

When I install an app with snap install command , it's icon does not appear in the apps lost and I have to run it with snap run command . How can I add it's icon to the apps list???
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Is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner?

is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner? There are many users in the system and the menu stretches all over the screen.
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How to minimize a window?

I'm new with elementary, and actually I don't find the way to minimize a windows, I only see a button to close a window and one to change the size. How can I minimize a window?
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Ethernet isn't show correctly on GUI

I've updated my kernel recently and that got Ethernet support all messed up (meaning: the hardware was saw by the system, but I couldn't connect to any network). I fixed that by including the ...
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Can I scale everything at 125%? [duplicate]

I installed elementary OS on my laptop(14-inch,1080p). and the icon and text are just too small, smaller than Win10. Textsize in the settings only effects on the preinstalled applications. I've ...
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Add Startup App menu broken

My Add Startup App menu is broken. I can still type and use the keyboard to select, but I can't see any of the results. Is there a way to fix this? EDIT: Looks like the app Franz may be the culprit:...
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Installation of xscreensaver messing up interface

I installed xscreensaver after having an issue that my laptop suddenly didn't enter sleep mode automatically anymore, and after an initial period where all remained fine, I noticed my login window ...
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Appcenter Upgrade silently fails, GUI elements like dock icons disappear, applications menu doesn't open but causes wingpanel restart

since I couldn't spot any other reports I hope this only happened to me, but I had a pretty critical accident (at least for a GUI-only user it would have been) today. Though I mostly install and ...
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Is there a built-in graphical way to set the DNS on elementaryOS Loki?

Is there a way to set the used DNS in elementaryOS Loki in a graphical manner? The following is the only working way that I have found to change the DNS when using DNSCrypt... Editing /etc/resolv....
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Firefox title bar and tabs merge

Since firefox update to 57 none of hide titlebar addons work. Is there a way to merge title bar with tabs, so that lines in picture provided belove becomes one? I tried merging with firefox settings,...
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Elementary OS does not work with NVIDIA (SOLVED)

I just completed the installation of Elementary OS on my desktop dell XPS 8920. During the installation I noticed that the graph was a little bad, but I thought that after the installation it could ...
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What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?

What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?I used Manjaro Linux on some of my computers on the local network, and Manjaro used CUPS as printing system, without GUI, configure through web-page ...
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Can I swap the close bottons from left to right: Gnome

Just like this post I have been traditionally a windows user and would like to have my buttons on the right hand side. I couldn't find org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout but did have ...
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Enabling back-cycling when using alt-tab?

As stated in the question: is it possible to enable back-cycling through open applications when using alt-tab? Eg., pressing alt-tab goes one app forward, and pressing alt-shift-tab goes one app ...
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What is the rationale around changing standard UI conventions - specifically max/min/close titlebar controls?

I am all for usability. As a web developer and designer, I strive for this in all projects. And I applaud Elementary OS for doing so much to improve the typically inconsistent Linux user experience. ...
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Empathy IM: interface unusable, not rendered adequately

I cannot do anything in Empathy IM as the GUI looks like this: The add account window is not usable on Loki 0.4. Are there any solutions I can try out? My question could be a duplicate of this one. ...
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Size of Controls

I use elementary on a 13inch laptop with FullHD resolution. But much of the system is just too small for me. The size of the system's Font I have already made greater with "accessibility" in the ...
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UI is messed up, how to restore the original?

I have no idea what happened. All of a sudden applications on elementary started having white gaps and misplaced content. This happened after I tried to install GNOME Builder. Can some one help me out ...
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Why do some apps have no close button?

In Elementary, some apps have a close button while others... don't. Why is that? Is that a bug or a deliberate design decision? I can still close the app by right-clicking the title bar and clicking ...
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What's the best way to setup Elementary for a “10ft interface”?

First, let me extend a kudos to the developers. Your distro has kept my interest MUCH longer than any other in over 15 years of use. Second, I'm entertaining using this on my HTPC which runs Kodi, ...
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Virtualbox host-only device changes network indicator state

Problem description: When I start my computer, network (wired) connects normally, and displays as "connected" icon in the indicator bar. Everything seems to be working fine. Next, I'll open my ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Loki (0.4)? [duplicate]

I tried the method for Freya but it did not work. First of all nautilus was not installed (only the default files, which is aparently named pantheon-files). Installing nautilus did not help and ...
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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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How do I stop scrolling from happening when I take my finger off the touchpad?

I have recently installed 0.4, Loki, on my laptop that has a touchpad. Previously I was using version 0., Freya, and I was happy enough with it and I thought I would have basically the same user ...
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How can I get menus with icons in Loki?

I try to set icons for programs and context menus by dconf under org>gnome>desktop>interface>menus-have-icons but didn't work, help! Expected results: (in Freya I think I got this using Ubuntu-Tweak)...
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Disable AppCenter automatic searching to prevent freezes

I've recently installed eOS Loki and I'm annoyed with its AppCenter. After entering 2 letters in the searchbox, it freezes for over 5 seconds because it searches those 2 letters in all apps database. ...
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Change window control buttons under Loki [duplicate]

How can i set windows control buttons to be windows style (minimize, maximize, close) via command line? I've tried: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.appearance button-layout :minimize,...
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Buttons' Look in a Gtk.MessageDialog

Elementary's human interface guidelines specify how dialogs should look: In Valadoc, there is a minimal example on how Gtk.MessageDialog is to be used: Gtk.MessageDialog msg = new Gtk.MessageDialog (...
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How can i change userpic on the start screen?

Is it possible to change default blue pic to smth another?
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Chrome Title Bar: Doesn't match theme

About a week ago I realized that my Google Chrome title bar was gray. Does anyone know how to fix this UI bug for Google Chrome [Version 51.0.2704.103 (64-bit)]? After selecting the 'Use system ...
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Making it work more like Windows [closed]

I appreciate it's not Windows, so please don't shoot me down, but after using Windows for 20 years, and trying Linux numerous times, it's never gotten anywhere close, except now, with elementary. It ...
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Hide title bar in pantheon-terminal?

The title bar (that above the tabs) is hidden when pantheon-terminal is full-screen. How can this bar be hidden when not full-screen? Alternatively, I'd be happier if I could make both it and the tab ...
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Interface not responding after fresh install

After trying Elementary Os Freya from my USB on my desktop computer (working perfectly), I installed it, following the installer. But after the first reboot, the graphical interface is completely ...
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LibreOffice 5.1 looks weird

After installing the LibreOffice 5.1 update there's a weird visual glitch with toolbars. Can I do anything about it? Thank you! UPD: the problem is that there are these strange-looking white lines ...
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Archive manager not opening

I wanted to extract from .zip file, some files, and I pressed right click on file, as per usual, "Extract Here" and it doesn't do anything, I've tried again and again.. nothing. In terminal: file-...
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Troubleshoot broken theme issues [duplicate]

Occasionally, the default gtk theme gets broken; I can see it in some apps (e.g. Firefox) which seem to revert to the old and ugly gnome theme. But more evidently than that, I'm not able to ...
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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

I just downloaded elementary OS and did a fresh install and noticed that apps have no menus (File, View, Edit, etc.). So I searched on Google and found something to add a "Global Menu" similar to OS ...
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Is the dark theme officially supported?

Due to some UI issues with the normal theme (see this question) I switched to the dark theme by setting gtk-application-prefer-dark-theme=1 in ~/.config/gtk-3.0/settings.ini. In general this works ...
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Graphics Shattering and power problems on Macbook

I've recently installed elementary os (0.3.2) on all my computers and I must congratulate the development team for finally getting most of the UI right. Perhaps even better than my experience with Mac ...
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How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya? [duplicate]

I cannot put any icons or right click on the desktop in Elementary Freya. How can I enable that?
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for not only Firefox but all applications?

For example: DeaDBeeF music player From this: To this:(edited by GIMP)
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

It can be done in Fedora with the Gnome 3 theme: http://fedoramagazine.org/make-firefox-look-native-fedora/ It should be like this: but it looks like this:
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UI elements are not displayed

I am experiencing a weird bug: Some UI elements in setting dialogues (e.g. Scratch, Bluetooth, Startup Applications, Date & Time) are not visible when the respective window opens. As soon as I ...