Tag Archives: Gnome

How to to prevent the screen from turning off when locked with gnome-shell on Ubuntu 18.04

This annoys me a lot, as whenever I lock the screen, my big screen turns off and it is an old slow screen that takes a few seconds to turn on again. To disable this behavior, do the following: Download … Continue reading

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How to connect to your MS Exchange Account (Mail, Contacts, Calendar…etc) from Linux

Just go to Online Accounts -> Microsoft Exchange -> Type your e-mail and password! This basically connects using Exchange Web Services (EWS). If this doesn’t work out with you, click on custom and enter your username and server. I had … Continue reading

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How to globally change a Gnome/Unity schema setting for your desktop

Simply do the following: Edit the attribute you need to change in a specific schema inside /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/[your_schema_name], e.g. sudo viĀ /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/com.canonical.canonical.indicator.session.gschema.xml Change the value you need, in my case I wanted to disable the user-show-menu key, so I changed it from … Continue reading

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How to manually install a Gnome Shell extension

This is a must-know for those who love some old extensions that are no longer compatible with their new upgrade of gnome shell, since many extensions are already compatible with the new versions of the gnome-shell, but all what differs … Continue reading

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Enforce any application to appear full screen in gnome

In Gnome, you can force any application to go full screen;Open System=>Preferences=>Keyboard shortcutsUnder “Window Management” assigne any key combinations such as “CTL+SHIFT+F” for “Toggle Fullscreen mode”.Open any application (firefox, eclipse, ….) and press “CTRL + SHIFT + F”, the program … Continue reading

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How to change the gnome default keyring password in Ubuntu Karmic (may apply to other versions as well)

After I initially set it, I needed to change it so that it matches my login password: Open a terminal type “seahorse” Right-click on “Passwords: login” and click “change password” Type your old password and then your new one. Done! … Continue reading

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