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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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elementary OS 5.1 Hera tooltips messed up

I'm having an issue with elementary OS. Note that I'm totally new to any kind of Linux OS :) The tooltips on my dock look scrambled: What can I do to correct this? Googling didn't help me, probably ...
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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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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 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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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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When installing apps, they don't appear

I am new to Linux and I have doubts when installing programs in the Elementary operating system. When I install a program (for example, using "snap") it doesn't appear until after I restart ...
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Garbled Text in dialog box when trying to open file in LightTable

I recently installed the LightTable IDE on my Laptop which has elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera as the OS. I installed it in the /opt folder and created a .desktop file for it in the ~/.local/shared/...
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missing all icon

hello im new linux user how to restore the missing icon like this? like the Hicolor icon file folder disappears suddenly from the .icons folder please really help me... im from indonesia, i had ...
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What does this prompt want ? help a newbie

This is stymying. It's a fairly common dialog that I've just not seen the answer. The answer has to be there as I'm the only one asking ... I start with APPER and choose to export an install script, ...
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Add bluetooth capability after initial install

1) how do i add bluetooth capability after installation ? 2) how can i reinstall without duplicating each step ? I want something that can read the install and create a script that will add each ...
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Newbie UX question

It's a fundamental question as it happens in multiple apps, but here's the simplest example: In files, select an archive. Right click for context menu. Choose open with Archo\ive Manager. A window ...
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How can I fix the blurry user card on the greeter?

This is something that happens only when I lock or wake the system (not on reboot). The user card in the center of the greeter (with a background image and user avatar) becomes blurry and takes up a ...
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What do I do here?

This looks like I'm being prompted for a file NAME. Instead I get a window showing file system STRUCTURE. I know it's simple. Should have a simple answer. For instance I need to export a file. I get ...
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Vim compiled with clipboard cannot copy into clipboard

I tried this both in Termiantor and Pantheon terminal. I have vim compiled with X11 and clipboard feature (I have tried this with vim.gtk binary as well): VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2 (2019 Dec 12, compiled ...
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drag & drop without pressing on the trackpad

I've had drag-and-drop experiences similar to that described here: "Stuck" in drag mode Unlike that user, however, I like it, since it's a bit painful to do long drag-and-drops while ...
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What are some hibernation solutions for elementary os?

I'm new to Linux in general and I really enjoy elementary os. My setup is dual booted with windows, as I wanted to make it so Linux is used for productivity and windows for gaming. I would like to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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elementary OS theme is broken right after install (using an existing home dir)

I just installed elementary and the theme is totally broken! Check out the screenshot. I have a home directory that has been used in a number of past OS installs including old versions of elementary, ...

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