Pierre Kleiber | 2 Oct 04:18 2009
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Displaying graphics with transparent areas

Is there an image viewer that will display a jpg or png graphic on the desktop 
so that transparent regions are really transparent, as is the case for icons on 
the desktop? Applications like KView, and Image Viewer just show white 
background for the transparent parts.

Thanks,

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Quiring, Sam | 8 Oct 18:30 2009

How to turn off compose mode?

Greetings,
 
I just posted this to gtk-i18n-list, but I think gnome-list is more appropriate.
 
I just started using a new install of Ubuntu 9.04 this morning.  I am getting very confusing (for me) behavior just typing into the Term (Gnome Terminal) window.  The first thing I noticed was that single quote (') was behaving strange:  If I type one quote, nothing appears on the command line.  Figuring I had not hit the key hard enough, I typed it again and a an end quote character appeared (looks like the opposite of the begin quote (`)).  This end-quote is not treated as a normal quote (') character by command line processing.  For example if I issue the command:
 
> echo 'foo'
foo
 
But if I enter this command (using <end-quote> to represent the single end-quote character which-I-cannot-type-into-this-email):
 
> echo <end-quote>foo<end-quote>
<end-quote>foo<end-quote>
 
The quotes are not stripped off.
 
I'm having a similiar issue with the double quote (") character.  I have to type it twice for something to appear and what appears is an end-double-quote, the opposite of a begin-double-quote.  Also, when I type a tilde(~) nothing happens, I have to type two tildes to get one to appear on my command line.
 
Wow.  All I want to do is type in normal commands where the text I type in is the same as the text on my keyboard.
 
I've spent almost two hours trying to figure out what is wrong.  It looks like my terminal is in "compose mode", something I had never heard of before this morning.  When I use the Vi editor, it is also in compose mode.
 
How can I turn this behavior off?  Why is it turned on?
 
-Sam
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Nico De Ranter | 9 Oct 10:06 2009

Using dual-monitor setup with 2 independent screens


Hi,

I'm not sure whether this is the right list to send my question to. If
it isn't please direct me in the right direction :-)

I have a dual-monitor setup with both screens setup as independent x
displays (so no twinview or xinerama).  Apparently this type of setup
isn't used much however I like it very much as it allows me to keep my
mail or a web browser open on 1 screen while working and switching
viewports independently on the other screen.  Unfortunately with this
setup it is not possible to drag windows from one display to the other,
however I don't mind as long as there is a reliable way to start
applications on the display where I want them to be.  Now there is the
rub: depending on the Linux distribution and even the version of the
distribution, starting applications from the Gnome menu bars or the menu
I get when right-clicking the desktop background will start applications
on the screen where I'm clicking or more likely always on the first
display (making it impossible to work as I can't drag them to the other
display).  For instance in Ubuntu 9.04 most applications I start from
the top menu bar will insist on appearing on the first display (not all
of them however?). Most notably it is now impossible for me to start an
xterm on my second display (I know I can force this by manually starting
the application with the '--display ' option but that's not easy to work
with as my wife also uses my pc so the display number will change
depending on who logged in first). Note that Ubuntu 8.10 did not have
this problem.  I already asked this question in the Ubuntu forum but
there I mainly got blank stares. I'm assuming this behaviour has
something to do with the Gnome version being used which is why I'm
trying my luck here now.

So, is there a way to change this behaviour so applications started from
the menu bars at the top and bottom of the screen will always start on
that specific display?

Or otherwise how can I change the menu I get when I right-click on the
desktop background? Whatever I start from this menu seems to appear on
the correct display. Unfortunately there isn't much useful in this menu
on Ubuntu.  The information I found on the Gnome website regarding
changing menus seems to be mostly about chaning the menus for the top
and bottom menu bars.

Thanks in advance,

Nico

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Quiring, Sam | 9 Oct 21:26 2009

RE: How to turn off compose mode?

I found the answer.  The problem was they keyboard on my Ubuntu system (System > Preferences > Keyboard, Layouts tab, layout) had been set to "USA International" instead of just USA.  Switching the keyboard to USA solved my problem.

From: gnome-list-bounces <at> gnome.org [mailto:gnome-list-bounces <at> gnome.org] On Behalf Of Quiring, Sam
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2009 9:30 AM
To: gnome-list <at> gnome.org
Subject: How to turn off compose mode?

Greetings,
 
I just posted this to gtk-i18n-list, but I think gnome-list is more appropriate.
 
I just started using a new install of Ubuntu 9.04 this morning.  I am getting very confusing (for me) behavior just typing into the Term (Gnome Terminal) window.  The first thing I noticed was that single quote (') was behaving strange:  If I type one quote, nothing appears on the command line.  Figuring I had not hit the key hard enough, I typed it again and a an end quote character appeared (looks like the opposite of the begin quote (`)).  This end-quote is not treated as a normal quote (') character by command line processing.  For example if I issue the command:
 
> echo 'foo'
foo
 
But if I enter this command (using <end-quote> to represent the single end-quote character which-I-cannot-type-into-this-email):
 
> echo <end-quote>foo<end-quote>
<end-quote>foo<end-quote>
 
The quotes are not stripped off.
 
I'm having a similiar issue with the double quote (") character.  I have to type it twice for something to appear and what appears is an end-double-quote, the opposite of a begin-double-quote.  Also, when I type a tilde(~) nothing happens, I have to type two tildes to get one to appear on my command line.
 
Wow.  All I want to do is type in normal commands where the text I type in is the same as the text on my keyboard.
 
I've spent almost two hours trying to figure out what is wrong.  It looks like my terminal is in "compose mode", something I had never heard of before this morning.  When I use the Vi editor, it is also in compose mode.
 
How can I turn this behavior off?  Why is it turned on?
 
-Sam
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gnome-list <at> gnome.org
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Peng Yu | 9 Oct 22:35 2009
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How to automatically ssh to another machine after typing Shift+Ctrl+N?

Hi,

I'm wondering if there is a way to configure gnome-terminal such that
it will always ssh to a given machine every time I start a new
terminal say by typing Shift+Ctrl+N? Thank you!

Regards,
Peng
Peng Yu | 12 Oct 16:50 2009
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How to get the current directory in gnome-terminal?

HI,

In gnome-terminal, I set the following command in Edit->Current
Profile->Title and Command->Custom command

However $PWD is not showing as the current directory when I type
ctrl+shift+N? I'm wondering how to get the correct current directory
in gnome-terminal.

ssh -t targethost "echo PWD=$PWD; cd $PWD;  /bin/bash"

Regards,
Peng
Wayne Sierke | 13 Oct 03:04 2009

Re: Using dual-monitor setup with 2 independent screens

Nico,

On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 10:06 +0200, Nico De Ranter wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm not sure whether this is the right list to send my question to. If
> it isn't please direct me in the right direction :-)

This list doesn't see much traffic for some reason. I'm sure your
question is fine.

> I have a dual-monitor setup with both screens setup as independent x
> displays (so no twinview or xinerama).  Apparently this type of setup
> isn't used much however I like it very much as it allows me to keep my
> mail or a web browser open on 1 screen while working and switching
> viewports independently on the other screen.  

I use a similar configuration on FreeBSD using TwinView with a single
graphics card.

> Unfortunately with this
> setup it is not possible to drag windows from one display to the other,
> however I don't mind as long as there is a reliable way to start
> applications on the display where I want them to be.  Now there is the
> rub: depending on the Linux distribution and even the version of the
> distribution, starting applications from the Gnome menu bars or the menu
> I get when right-clicking the desktop background will start applications
> on the screen where I'm clicking or more likely always on the first
> display (making it impossible to work as I can't drag them to the other
> display).  For instance in Ubuntu 9.04 most applications I start from
> the top menu bar will insist on appearing on the first display (not all
> of them however?). 

I also saw this behaviour. I don't have a reliable record but it's
possible that it started after upgrading gnome to 2.26.1. I didn't get
around to investigating whether a fix was available. Upgrading to 2.26.3
seems to have fixed it.

> Most notably it is now impossible for me to start an
> xterm on my second display (I know I can force this by manually starting
> the application with the '--display ' option but that's not easy to work
> with as my wife also uses my pc so the display number will change
> depending on who logged in first). 

I was able to launch gnome-terminal and other apps on screen 1 simply by
launching them via the "Run Application" menu (Alt-F2) executed with
screen 1 active - and subsequently also by launching apps from the
command line in a gnome-terminal session opened on screen 1.

> Note that Ubuntu 8.10 did not have
> this problem.  I already asked this question in the Ubuntu forum but
> there I mainly got blank stares. I'm assuming this behaviour has
> something to do with the Gnome version being used which is why I'm
> trying my luck here now.
> 
> So, is there a way to change this behaviour so applications started from
> the menu bars at the top and bottom of the screen will always start on
> that specific display?
> 
> Or otherwise how can I change the menu I get when I right-click on the
> desktop background? Whatever I start from this menu seems to appear on
> the correct display. Unfortunately there isn't much useful in this menu
> on Ubuntu.  The information I found on the Gnome website regarding
> changing menus seems to be mostly about chaning the menus for the top
> and bottom menu bars.

There seems to be a utility called nautilus-actions however I've never
used it. It also seems that some people consider it worthwhile to use
compiz-fusion to take advantage of its ability to configure desktop
menus. Googling on something like "gnome desktop right-click menu"
should bring up some useful pages.

Wayne
Nico De Ranter | 13 Oct 09:41 2009

Re: Using dual-monitor setup with 2 independent screens

On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 11:34 +1030, Wayne Sierke wrote:
> Nico,
> 
> On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 10:06 +0200, Nico De Ranter wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 

> > Unfortunately with this
> > setup it is not possible to drag windows from one display to the other,
> > however I don't mind as long as there is a reliable way to start
> > applications on the display where I want them to be.  Now there is the
> > rub: depending on the Linux distribution and even the version of the
> > distribution, starting applications from the Gnome menu bars or the menu
> > I get when right-clicking the desktop background will start applications
> > on the screen where I'm clicking or more likely always on the first
> > display (making it impossible to work as I can't drag them to the other
> > display).  For instance in Ubuntu 9.04 most applications I start from
> > the top menu bar will insist on appearing on the first display (not all
> > of them however?). 
> 
> I also saw this behaviour. I don't have a reliable record but it's
> possible that it started after upgrading gnome to 2.26.1. I didn't get
> around to investigating whether a fix was available. Upgrading to 2.26.3
> seems to have fixed it.

Hmm, Ubuntu 9.10 will use Gnome 2.28, I'll see what difference that will
make. I don't really want to start compiling my own gnome as I'm
managing about 20 linux workstations and they all need to be the same.

> > Most notably it is now impossible for me to start an
> > xterm on my second display (I know I can force this by manually starting
> > the application with the '--display ' option but that's not easy to work
> > with as my wife also uses my pc so the display number will change
> > depending on who logged in first). 
> 
> I was able to launch gnome-terminal and other apps on screen 1 simply by
> launching them via the "Run Application" menu (Alt-F2) executed with
> screen 1 active - and subsequently also by launching apps from the
> command line in a gnome-terminal session opened on screen 1.

Good tip. I'll try that one.

> > Note that Ubuntu 8.10 did not have
> > this problem.  I already asked this question in the Ubuntu forum but
> > there I mainly got blank stares. I'm assuming this behaviour has
> > something to do with the Gnome version being used which is why I'm
> > trying my luck here now.
> > 
> > So, is there a way to change this behaviour so applications started from
> > the menu bars at the top and bottom of the screen will always start on
> > that specific display?
> > 
> > Or otherwise how can I change the menu I get when I right-click on the
> > desktop background? Whatever I start from this menu seems to appear on
> > the correct display. Unfortunately there isn't much useful in this menu
> > on Ubuntu.  The information I found on the Gnome website regarding
> > changing menus seems to be mostly about chaning the menus for the top
> > and bottom menu bars.
> 
> There seems to be a utility called nautilus-actions however I've never
> used it. It also seems that some people consider it worthwhile to use
> compiz-fusion to take advantage of its ability to configure desktop
> menus. Googling on something like "gnome desktop right-click menu"
> should bring up some useful pages.

Thanks I'll have a look at that too.

Thanks for the tips!!

Nico

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-- 
With kind regards

Nico De Ranter
Senior System Administrator
Techsoft Centre

Technology and Software Centre Europe
The Corporate Village - Da Vincilaan 7-D1 - B-1935 Zaventem - Belgium

Phone:    +32 (0)2 700 8641
Fax:          +32 (0)2 700 8622
E-mail:    nico.deranter <at> eu.sony.com

A division of Sony Europe (Belgium) N.V.
VAT BE 0413.825.160 - RPR Brussels
Fortis - BIC GEBABEBB - IBAN BE41293037680010
Joel Patrão | 13 Oct 21:52 2009
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gnome-panel

hello,

I have a silly question for a long... and now is time to ask :) 

It's possible to have only Gnome-Panel in one workspace??? :D
michael | 15 Oct 17:41 2009
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gnome window placement (particularly iceweasel)

I tried asking on the Debian list but was joyless, any gnome-ites here
know the answer? Thanks, M

> From: michael <cs <at> networkingnewsletter.org.uk>
> To: debian user <debian-user <at> lists.debian.org>
> Subject: gnome window placement (particularly iceweasel)
> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:51:44 +0100
> 
> Howdy folks,
> I recently upgraded from Etch to Lenny on amd64. I notice that now some
> windows change their position particularly iceweasel. I have 4
> workspaces and 2 monitors (and use nVidia's own driver). The two
> "features" I've noticed but wish to control are
> 
> a) if iceweasel starts on the right hand monitor it automatically moves
> to the left hand monitor
> 
> b) if iceweasel is already running in the top-left workspace and
> Evolution in the bottom-left, then clicking on a hyperlink in an email
> results in the iceweasel window moving to the bottom-left window
> 
> I've looked around but can't see where this (new) behaviour is set.
> 
> Thanks in adv, M
>  
> 
> 

Gmane