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Questions tagged [desktop-environments]

Software that provides a graphical user interface, with elements like icons, windows, toolbars, as well as additional features. Popular examples include Gnome and KDE.

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Is Cinnamon a desktop environment or a window manager? (Or both?)

As far as I understand it: X11 is how you draw primitive things; A (compositing) window manager is something that uses X11 to provide the tools for drawing more complex things, and position them in ...
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How to set up a further Desktop Environment with proprietary drivers on Debian/Ubuntu?

I like to have a second desktop environment which can be selected at the login screen. This environment shall use the proprietary nvidia driver which shall not be used on the other environments. How ...
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Manjaro gnome to cinnamon environment

I have a manjaro gnome and i was trying to install cinnamon using terminal all operations were successful then when logged out of gnome and switched to cinnamon nothing showed up shortcuts work but no ...
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Development in virtualized environment

I have two six core i7 computers with 16GB+ RAM. I have not Notebook and I will have to work on 2 locations. My idea is to have external SSD drive with Windows images booting in VirtualBox. So when I ...
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How do I run cinnamon in Ubuntu?

Is there a way to change the desktop environment of Ubuntu to cinnamon? I only have gnome on this computer. I am using ubuntu 18.04.
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How do I change desktop enviorment in debian

I have installed multiple desktop environments when I started debian. I want to change the desktop environment to gnome but I do not know how.
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Align windows on Windows 7 [duplicate]

If I drag a window to the left or right edge of the screen in Windows, Windows will tack it to that edge and resize it to occupy half the screen. On some Linux desktops, this also works in dual ...
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Replicating macOS menu “flash” when using a shortcut key

There's a subtle behavior in macOS whereby if you use a keybinding like CMD-C the "Edit" option on the top menu bar flashes briefly. I've gotten used to it over the years and it serves as a nice quick ...
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What is the equivalent of “X window system” in Microsoft Windows?

We all know Linux/Unix uses X window system for Graphical User Interface. Can anyone tell me what system does MS Windows use for Graphical User Interface?
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Linux. Default desktop enviroment for each user

I have Arch linux installed on my PC. There are two users and I want to configure LightDM than when first user login Awesome WM starts and when the second user login LXQt starts. I don't want that ...
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KDE recent documents

In KUbuntu in "Application Menu", there is the "Recent Documents" container-item: I suppose other DEs also have something similar. What is the way to add there some document manually? (E.g. to put a ...
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Run i3 (4.12) inside of Gnome (3.20.3)

I run Linux Manjaro and I really love the way Gnome 3 looks, but I hate having to manually move windows out of the way of each other. I tried i3 and really liked it, however it looks pretty hideous. ...
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lightdm and desktop session control by command line

Using linux desktop systems (lightdm login manager, openbox, lxde or unity desktops), how can I enter and exit sessions (eg. log in from lightdm and log out from the desktop session) by command line, ...
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Will changing windows shell affect my ability to run windows programs?

I have recently started using Linux on my laptop and I really like it. Especially I am overwhelmed by the ability to customize the desktop environment in Linux. I start reading about it and I learned ...
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How to show same panel on every monitor in KDE 5?

I'm using KDE 5.4.3 shipped with Debian GNU/Linux stretch/sid. I want to show a same panel on every monitor, but I didn't find the option. I have been using Ubuntu Unity desktop environment for a ...

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