I have been banging my head against this for quite a while now. It’s related to this question. I would like to find out exactly what happens when I choose to shut down my Linux box from the GUI. This seems to be poorly (if at all) documented.
I love the window snap feature of the Gnome 3 shell. However, it only allows you to maximize windows or to snap to the left or right half of the screen. Is there a way to snap to quarters of the screen? Maybe some shell extension I’m unaware of?
I can’t figure out what the icon between my settings and lock-screen icon in Gnome3 is supposed to do.
I am using GNOME 3.18.1 on Arch Linux 4.2.5-1-ARCH x86_64 on a Dell E6530 laptop. Since I installed this OS years ago, the power button on my laptop has always led my OS to completely power down.
There is no “Lock” option showing up in the user menu, and the standard shortcuts (Ctrl+L or Ctrl+Alt+L) don’t do anything.
On my Debian system I’ve customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts.
How can I trigger the screen saver manually from the command line? I’m using GNOME 3.8.4 on Fedora 19, but the solution should not necessarily be specific to this distro.
How do I change the default session I get when I log in? I’m on Debian jessie. I tried changing settings on gdm3, tried installing lightdm and following this but it’s just not working.
I’m a long-time Windows user who uses the numeric keypad with the numlock off for navigating text, highlighting it, etc. Shift + Home (7 on the numpad) selects all text till the beginning of the line. In GNOME, pressing Shift + Home on the numpad inputs
7 instead of selecting all text till the beginning of the line.
In my ~/.bashrc and ~/.profile I have some variables set to some filepaths: