5 votes

Delay during login after entering correct password in Loki

OK after some digging around, the output of journalctl command showed the following when the delay occurred at the time of login finally happening after 90 seconds: Oct 11 20:50:18 skybird gnome-...
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5 votes

How to change alt+tab behavior

Detailed step by step guide of how I accomplished the desired behavior: Download/clone the fork: git clone https://github.com/jibbo/gala-elementary-alt-tab-switcher Install dependencies: sudo apt ...
daGo's user avatar
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4 votes
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

In what looks like a forward-looking change according to issue #5 on the stylesheet's GitHub repo, apps have to request the rounded corners via a class in elementary's GTK+ stylesheet. See pull ...
David Berg's user avatar
4 votes
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Change workspace from the terminal?

I finally achieved this using the wmctrl command. sudo apt-get install wmctrl wmctrl -d gave me output: 0 - DG: 1366x768 VP: N/A WA: 0,30 1366x738 Workspace 1 1 - DG: 1366x768 VP: N/A WA: ...
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3 votes

Enabling back-cycling when using alt-tab?

I just encountered an issue related to this in elementaryOS 6 (Odin). The Alt+Shift shortcut for switching keyboard layouts was interfering with the default Alt+Shift+Tab shortcut for cycling ...
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Make Win + ↓ minimize the current window

If you go into System Settings --> Keyboard, you should be able to change the shortcut for minimizing the current window. If you change it to a shortcut that's already in use (such as Win+↓), the old ...
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2 votes

Problems with High CPU use when Elementary OS is Idle and Unused

A recent article claims a bug exists that allows Samba to max out 100% cpu usage, if you re not using Samba or any of it's features change the permissions so it wont start on it's own. sudo chmod ...
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How to reduce title bar height?

I had the same problem with Visual Studio Code, except that I'm using Loki, but I don't see why it won't work with Freya. Go to /usr/share/themes/elementary/gtk-3.0 and add this inside apps.css : ....
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How do you disable edge tiling?

If you mean by sticky edges that windows change their appearance when they are moved close to the edge of the screen (e.g. get maximised), you can indeed disable this in elementary freya 0.3.2. The ...
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xrdp gray screen

This is a known bug in Ubuntu 14.04, which is the provider of all the base packages. Some people claim that you can install xfce desktop, and change your ~/.xsession file to use it instead, but I have ...
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How can I get multitasking / multiple workspaces to function in Loki?

EDIT: running dbus-send --session --dest=org.pantheon.gala --print-reply /org/pantheon/gala org.pantheon.gala.PerformAction int32:1 in Terminal issues the same dissatisfactory result. EDIT: ...
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2 votes

Is possible to make Pantheon snap windows like Windows 10?

This functionality has been finally added with elementary OS 5.0 Juno.
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2 votes

Gala Background services Icon

If you load appeditor from the App center you can go into Gala Background Services and deselect "Show in launcher". I had the same problem last week.
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Why does compiling gala from source not work unless I change how HashMap is used?

I solved this mystery. It's related to #869 which is a fix that happened shortly after 3.3.2. At the time the 3.3.2 build was made the vala version itself was different, so this code compiled at the ...
Kristopher Ives's user avatar
1 vote

Gala Background services Icon

Thanks for the reply. 'Show in Launcher' was not selected...I toggled it on and then off and saved. it worked. Thanks
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1 vote
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Issue with starting gala

Well, I've find out the problem: I've used ppa:elementary-os/stable repo that has issue with dependencies gala <-> libmutter. So I've removed this ppa using ppa-purge: sudo ppa-purge ppa:...
Kamil Zaripov's user avatar
1 vote
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Strange window behavior

That's a known bug that may be out of the scope of elementary. Anyway the fix is to run the app with GTK_CSD=0. You can do this from the command line: GTK_CSD=0 playonlinux And you can also modify ...
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Gala high CPU usage in VirtualBox

I had this problem and rectified by selecting VMSVGA as graphics driver.
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How do I use gala picture in picture plugin?

I'm not actually sure if Gala is updated on elementary OS Loki, so if the following steps don't work you might need to build gala from source to get the latest version. When you press the combination ...
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Glitch in wallpaper during transition from greeter to gala during login to desktop with HiDPI

The elementary team were kind enough to review and accept my patch which is now in trunk! It should be available in Loki's greeter release whenever it next gets an update I believe. Again, this just ...
Vishal Rao's user avatar
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Is there any fix for the high CPU usage of Gala?

It's not normal for it to be so slow. There might be a corrupt package. Try reinstalling gala. Open synaptic package manager by typing it in the applications menu search bar. Let it load. Once done, ...
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1 vote

how to define a grid and snap windows to it?

This is generally a feature associated with a tiling WM. Gala is a floating WM and does not support anything more advanced than window snapping. An alternative would be to 'fake' tiling features ...
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Desktop displayed as a window

As ansered by Jeroen, this is caused by nemo. I faced the same problem even in Loki. To fix this, I changed the .desktop file entry for nemo and added nemo --no-desktop in the entry. Use the following ...
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