GNOME (GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a collection of GTK-base software that provides the desktop environment GNOME-Shell. This is a very general tag that should only be used for questions referring to GNOME in general, and not a specific component.

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How do I restore window element visibility after gnome3?

After doing a dist-upgrade and installing the newest version of gnome3 to mess around with, my Unity started looking weird. I noticed that if I used any installed custom themes the window elements ...
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How to install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu

Please advice how to properly install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu 14.04 (that comes with Unity by default). I want keep all application that was preinstalled with Unity DE: LibreOffice Writer, Calc, ...
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Manual proxy configuration through terminal does not work

I am having trouble configuring manual proxy through terminal. I have used the following commands to set manual proxy: gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy mode 'manual' gsettings set org.gnome....
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Installation [duplicate]

I do not get the link for upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from the upgrading button in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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My Ubuntu 16.04lts terminal does not connect to ethernet [on hold]

I cannot update or install any package using my terminal when connected to ethernet. My browser works with the same ethernet connection and I can also ping urls or IPs.
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No option to switch window managers with 16.04 laptop

I have been using Ubuntu for years, am familiar with installing the various window managers via both synaptic and command line using apt-get. I recently upgraded both my computers, a desktop and ...
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no menu for pan newsreader [duplicate]

Somewhat similar to: no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client There's no menu for pan newsreader in a 16.04 install literally days old. In this case, unity is working, and pan has always worked ...
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I need a specific shortcut key to be pressed automatically every 30 min in Gnome/KDE/etc

I'd like a keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F8) to be automatically "pressed" in my Desktop Environment (GNOME) every 30 min. This should popup my task list. What I need is almost exactly this: Program to ...
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How to safely open nautilus from terminal?

Following the answers here I can open nautilus from terminal, but not without a litany of errors. nautilus . (nautilus:31126): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion '...
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How to set cursor speed on login screen with xserver-xorg-input-libinput?

Since installing the xserver-xorg-input-libinput package I have been able to set my cursor speed on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, and I have it at a speed I like, whereas the default was too ...
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How to set built-in color scheme for gnome-terminal via CLI in Ubuntu 16?

I want to change the color scheme of gnome-terminal to the built-in scheme Rxvt. I know how to set the fore- and background color and 'use-theme-colors', with gsettings, but I just can't find the ...
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Fan detection and setup Gnome Ubuntu 16.04.1

Is there anybody who has been able to detect laptop fans, running Gnome Ubuntu 16.04.01? I just upgraded from Gnome Ubuntu 14.04, and there, my laptop fan (Dell Inspiron 15R) was perfectly detected ...
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Internal usr/bin/gnome-software error (16.04) [on hold]

any ideas of how to fix this or look for the cause? Thanks
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What should a 14.04.x gnome-fallback user upgrade to for 16.04.1? (desktop+gnome-session-fallback, ubuntu gnome, or other)

I am happy with ubuntu + gnome-session-fallback, nautilus etc.: no compiz, solid screen background, no window / desktop animation - as low resource consumption, low visual distraction and boring as ...
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Can I apply a GTK+ theme to the latest version of GDM? if so, how? (specific to ubuntu 16.04)

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS and I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to apply a GTK theme to GDM. In my searches for an answer I have seen a couple of times that GDM has discontinued ...
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Failed to load desktop after upgrade ubuntu 16 gnome

I had ubuntu 15.10 gnome and I upgraded to ubuntu 16 gnome. At boot the login screen appears as usual but when I login the display goes blank and the desktop fails to load. I have AMD graphics card. I ...
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How to make desktop shortcuts on Ubuntu 16.04?

I was wondering how to do that, this is not something vital for me but I find it useful to know. I found some ways to do this for older versions and I don't know if they can be applied to 16.04. I ...
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Adding XBMC/Kodi to autostart in a minimised state?

Is there a way to add Kodi to the autostart list, but have it load minimised or just running the in the tray? I'm running Gnome 16.04
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Ubuntu 15.10 stuck in loop at splash screen after update

I have a recently updated my ubuntu 15.10 pc (using the default system application) and now I am stuck at splash screen: message before looping With the previous messages looping on and off. I can ...
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how to install gnom from terminal? [closed]

After base installation of debian linux i was getting a black screen with root as login but no GUI, i googled a bit and found DE was needed so i opted for gnome but i have no idea how to install it ...
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Gnome-Terminal : Hide tab bar in fullscreen mode

How to hide tab bar only in full screen mode for gnome-terminal? (when I press F11)
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Google Chrome and Firefox very slow

I have a problem since I moved on Gnome3.Google Chrome and Firefox runs slow on some sites,sometimes it won't load the page or page crashes! I have this problem only on Gnome3 and I don't want to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3 — Skype login issues [on hold]

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 Gnome 3. I can't sign in on Skype.It says that It can't recognize my account info. I tried the same info on web and it works,but I can't even start Skype Beta for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome 3.10.4 = no IBus menu

Belatedly, I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome 3.10.4 and the IBus menu (for Chinese input) is gone. Packages are installed: ibus 1.5.5-1ubuntu3.2, ibus-pinyin1.5.0-1ubuntu1, ibus-sunpinyin 2....
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Software center error, tried recommended commands, no dice [duplicate]

Software center just closes, error message sent. Here is what I am left with. Thanks in advance. rustybucket@rustybucket:~$ sudo apt-get autoclean [sudo] password for rustybucket: Reading package ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: How to get rid of GNOME Environment completely

I installed GNOME Desktop like this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ubuntu-gnome-default-settings sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to downgrade GNOME from 3.20 to 3.18

I'd like to downgrade GNOME because 3.20 on my Ubuntu 16.04 is a mess. There are countless sources on the Internet (including askubuntu) saying how to do this, and it's always: sudo ppa-purge ppa:...
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multiple 4k monitors on 16.04, issues

The problem is supporting two external 4k monitors from a notebook that has a built in 4k display. I can run either external 4k monitor from HDMI or mDP just fine on all desktops (Unity, Gnome, Gnome ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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No shown files and right-click

I've installed Gnome desktop besides Unity. It was very unstable system, therefore, I removed Gnome but it was not completely removed. Now, welcome icon of Gnome is shown. No files shown on desktop ...
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Nautilus: two icons

When I add Nautilus to my favorites in GNOME Shell, it adds 2 icons. If I remove one of them, they both disappear. How can I get only 1 icon like it should? I already tried reinstalling Nautilus to no ...
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Installation just crashes with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my XPS 13, and every time after entering the user details (username, password, computer name, ...), the installer just closes. No error message, nothing. ...
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Cannot change resolution with Xrandr

First Things First I have looked at dozens of questions and none of them answer mine, nor are they the same case. Most of them are people who don't know how to use Xrandr. I know how to use Xrandr. I ...
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Gnome configuration files

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and had installed Gnome. Now i am quad-booting and want to copy all my customization (extensions, arrangement, font selection, themes, etc..) made to gnome in Ubuntu to a ...
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Stuck at gdm login loop after failed boot and fsck

So I must've power off my laptop the hard way yesterday when I was in a rush. After trying to boot it today, it popped up with Ash (or whatever it is called - the prompt was: initramfs$ or something ...
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12.04 - Cannot unlock user account although it is an admin account

I am having problems similar to these, but in this post no one managed to solve it. How do I unlock system tools such as users and date and time This issued is bothering me a lot, because it also ...
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Will Ubuntu (GNOME) 16.10 use GNOME 3.22?

I can't find it anywhere, not on here, not on Ubuntu news websites, etc. Will 16.10 eventually ship with 3.22?
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Unable to login to Gnome (-> login loop), only Unity login possible

I have a problem basically exactly the same as this one. What did I do? I wanted to try out GNOME and installed it according to this guide: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ...
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Gnome Software in Ubuntu 16.04 not loading/searching apps or updates [closed]

I have a fresh install of Xubuntu 16.04. The Gnome Software Center is working very slow. When I type something to search it just shows the loading icon forever. Same issue with the Updates screen. I ...
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Lost menu after installing classicmenu-indicator

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I have gotten rid of the dash on the side and am using an application menu on the top bar by using Gnome extensions. I want to get the old style menu that I can edit ...
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Remnants of Runlevel 5 when I drop down to Runlevel 3

I changed my VBoxed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 to boot to the multi-user.target by creating a symlink of multi-user.target as /etc/systemd/system/default.target. When I want to go up to the GUI, I just run ...
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Nautilus-Share-Message: Called “net usershare info” but it failed

When I run Nautilus from command line, it starts successfully but this appears in the terminal: Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare info" but it failed: 'net usershare' returned error 255: ...
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Themes are not changing on Ubuntu 16.04

I used unity-tweak-tool for changing themes it worked. Suddenly it stopped working. The font seems to be tiny than before. I tried by removing unity-tweak-tool and from System Settings > Appearance. ...
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100% CPU on gnome-shell

Twice a day the gnome-shell is stuck on 100% overlloading one of the core. Killing the process seems to provide a temp solution. How can I find the reason for this issue?
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How do you edit toplevel items in Gnome Applications menu?

alacarte works fine for adding/editing items under the toplevel items but I don't see how to edit/remove the toplevel items themselves. For instance, the applications menu toplevel items are: ...
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Where is the build button in gnome-builder?

I have an autotools project that I can open with gnome-builder just fine. So next step would be to actually build the project and maybe install it and then run the executable. I have seen that there ...
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write and wall commands in gnome-terminal 16.04

Recently I noticed that the write and wall commands don't work either in GNOME Terminal (after opening new terminal window) or in Terminix (after splitting terminal window). Neither the expected ...
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How to only append to clipboard (but not overwrite current data)?

I have a rather large file, I need to copy the entire contents somewhere, but when I scroll down the page all the data I have selected becomes unselected. I could just copy and paste block by block, ...
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Quit option in Gnome Fileroller

Every time I extracted a file from fileroller it shows me three options: Quit - Close - Show files But I upgrade the fileroller this time I have only two options: Close and Show files I'm ...