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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Add and Remove a Shortcut on Applications Tab and Dock

this would have connection with Ubuntu since i am using ElementaryOS Freya, given that i am new to Linux OS, i am wondering two things: How can i make Application Shortcuts, just like on Windows ? i ...
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error in gnome installing

hello guys i am installing gnome shell in ubuntu 14.04 but i got this error: gnome-shell : Depends: gnome-settings-daemon (>= 3.4.0) but it is not going to be installed Recommends: ...
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Gnome Shell font problem

I am using Gnome-shell for the first time and am liking the speed of the DE. There's a UI glitch which is annoying. When typing certain letters I get others. This is also true of certain UI text ...
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How do I get lightdm on suspend from awesome/gnome session?

I am using awesomewm as my windows manager on ubuntu 14.04 and use the gnome settings daemons for power, wifi, etc. When I close the lid, my computer suspends. When I open it back up, it does not ...
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How to write a script with nautilus actions?

I want to use nautilus actions with my own script which I have usually started successfully with open-terminal and pasting the command (s. below) directly in the terminal. for file in *.mp4; do mkdir ...
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gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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Ubuntu Gnome and application icon in top bar?

When I install application that add icon in top bar, I don't see anything in top bar. Is GNOME shell restricts iconns? How can I change it to let application icon to be added there?
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I don't know what went wrong during the installation of my Conky, maybe you could help me

So today I reinstalled my Conky (theme), but something went wrong or I don't know. I'm using Harmattan conky. It has 4 modes and till today I used one which only showed the weather. Today I wanted to ...
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Bluetooth not working for HP dv 7 6b32 us

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome. I dual booted it with Windows 7. When I try to launch the Bluetooth Application, I get a message in the launched app "No Bluetooth Adapters Found". The app thus ...
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Alternative to 'GNOME Character Map'?

Is there a utility similar to 'GNOME Character Map' which allows searching by name? I tend to Google/Bing for things like 'unicode white smiling face', but that does not work on an airplane ☺.
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Ubuntu gnome hanging

I have a dell dimension PC that was running windows xp, I recently got a virus on it which crashed my hard drive. Now when I switch the PC on it shows the dell splash page and then the screen goes ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Error while setting up MPD & Sonata…I am stumped

I've tried and tried and re-tried installing MPD and Sonata on ubuntuGNOME 14.04 following this guide and this one. The last time I tried, I got to the stage where the user starts mpd by typing 'MPD' ...
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Can't install GNOME shell extensions? [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu. When I tried to get the GNOME user theme extension from the website, it would not load the button to install. So I tried the command in the terminal sudo apt-get install ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu LTS to a Version that supports MacBook retina

I have Ubuntu LTS 14.04 with Gnome 3 as GUI installed on my MacBook ( it's a persent ) and some things don not work very well. Like Chromium is eye hurting small and my thunderbold interfaces do not ...
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Simulate power button using command?

When I hit the power button on my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04.1 without any modifications), I receive a pop window saying Goodbye, what would you like to do? Lock Suspend Restart Shutdown How can I get ...
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Image viewer, full screen: cover instead of contain

I have a 16:9 screen on my laptop and I shot 4:3 pictures. Whenever I look at one of these 4:3 pictures in full screen with the GNOME Image Viewer, the image is contained vertically and centered ...
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Customizing unity tricks overlay and make it compatible with Gnome

As you now when I hold the SUPER key in unity, shortcuts will appear like below: but this features doesn't work on gnome enviroments. Now there are some questions: How can I run it in gnome and ...
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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...
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Any Favorites/ Bookmark file plugin for Gedit 3.12 +?

I want to bookmarks files in Gedit so that I can open them easily later. There are some old plugins which used to work for older versions. But is there any working plugin for Gedit 3.12+. I am using ...
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Unity's Messaging Menu (indicator) in Gnome Shell

Is there any way to use the Messaging Menu from Unity in Gnome Shell? I've tried the AppIndicator Gnome Shell extension, but that does not seem to work for the Messaging Menu.
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Gnome 3 and multiple monitors - parts of the screens staying black

I've got a Radeon HD 7870, and Ubuntu 14.04; it's running fine with software drivers, but I'm trying to get some acceleration running. Ideally I would get both my monitors running (both attached by ...
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Is it possible to forward Windows… windows into Linux? (Like unity/seamless or xypher)

If this is a "bad question" or otherwise something you mods want to close... please at least direct me somewhere that could answer it, because that kind of thing happens to me a lot and I end up ...
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Gnome Ubuntu Workspace switcher

THe workspace switcher/ viewer only shows one of my screens not the other one. How do I make it show both?
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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Problems with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and Maximus

I'm currently running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and I also installed Maximus because I greatly value every square inch of window space (I'm greedy like that). My issue is anytime a window is maximized ...
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Display thunderbird unread count docky gnome

I was wondering if it's possible to display the unread e-mail's count on the Thunderbird icon on my Docky bar. I am using ubuntu gnome and already have tried multiple things which include: ...
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I installed conky and I have few questions

So I just installed Conky, configured it in Terminal while it was almost finished. I set location, it's using the metric system, so it's really cool. But I have few questions: Am I able to use 2 ...
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I want to change my desktop enviroment

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I like Unity, but I'm also curious so I would like to try out another DE. Few days ago I installed Cinnamon via PPA but that was not my style. I read good things about Gnome ...
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Graphical interface not starting after suspend

While ubuntu was still working the update manager was telling me that not all packages could be installed and asked if I wished to do a partial update. I said no, but opened the synaptic package ...
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Hot to make .Xmodmap load automatically?

One day Gnome decided not to read .xmodmap by default. I have a .Xmodmap file that works when executed manually (xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap). But won't load when starting a session in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 ...
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Happy Medium between Ubuntu and Cinnamon?

I am very new to Linux distros and have been tinkering around. I'm currently using Cinnamon after a few weeks on Ubuntu's Unity. I really like Unity and I'm not too fond of Cinnamon, but I like the ...
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Evolution calendar error

evolution will not sync with my Google, every time I reinstall the same error apears; that is for authentication with my Gmail, when I put in the correct password it refuses to work, saying that the ...
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Hangouts Floating in the middle of the screen

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS GNOME Shell 3.10.4 Hangouts will on occasion decide that the bottom of my desktop is in the middle of the page and the chat windows will stay in the middle when ...
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scheduler not working on kubuntu

I installed gnome scheduler because i wanted to easily schedule some tasks in kubuntu instead of using crontab in the command line but for some reason it dosen't start up i've tried doing upgrades and ...
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No privacy options in Ubuntu Gnome

Running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 updated till date. In System Settings, there is no 'Privacy' Settings option. In the Help for system settings, it does mention 'Privacy' settings (like what appears on the ...
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Gnome 14.04 64-bit: HDMI Resolution 1920x1080 but displayed as 640x480

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu gnome 14.04 64 bit. During the installation I had my 22" screen attached to it and the image looked good and no problems at all. Problem I connected my tv with ...
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save sticky notes 3.5.92 on Ubuntu 14.04

I remember when I used Gnome sticky notes in Ubuntu older version -- it used to retain notes states whenever restarted the system. I have upgraded os to Ubuntu version 14.04 and default sticky notes ...
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Gubuntu 14.04.1 : graphics reset (GUI -> CLI -> GUI remotely)

I am running ubuntu 14.04.1, gnome flavor. let's assume my amd graphics card has keeled over, but the OS is still running fine. (both fglrx and nouveau occasionally do this with a 30" 2560x1600 and ...
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Add a startup application in the background in UbuntuGNOME 14.04

I want transmission to startup when I login but would rather the window not pop up, I just want it to start minimized with it's app indicator. How can I add transmission to my startup applications but ...
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Force Quit panel applet freezes Gnome

I have used the "force quit" panel applet for ages, with gnome and mate. But recently, (several months) when I am in gnome, the force quit applet freezes my system. The window appears saying press to ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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How to group windows in gnome overview

Is there a way to have windows grouped by application in the gnome shell "overview" (sorry, I don't know the correct term) that appears when pressing the super key?
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How to disable notifications for a specific application?

I recently installed the native Linux Spotify client on my Ubuntu 14.04, which works like a charm. The only thing that really really annoys me is that I get a notification for each new song that ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 results in system without desktop environment

Yesterday I had a perfectly stable and responsive ubuntu 12(.10?) on my dell xps3. I made the mistake to say yes to the update to 14.04. Installation went fine, but after reboot I was looking at 5 ...
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Running KDE Connect in vanilla Ubuntu

So I'm new to Ubuntu but not inexperienced with customizing open source software, and I recently learned about an application called KDE Connect -- ...
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How do I disable desktop icons? (no nautilus in gconf-editor)

I switched my file manager from nautilus to nemo. I installed nemo and changed in the files /usr/share/applicatons/nautilus-home.desktop and nautilus-folder-handler.desktop to Exec=nemo With nemo ...
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dual monitor problem on gnome shell

I have ubuntu 14.04 with unity and have installed two other desktops for it (lubuntu and gnome-shell). After the installation of these two, I could easily log in and out of each session of these ...
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How can I wipe my hard drive from the Debian command line to install Ubuntu to a blank hard drive?

So here's my dilemma. I tried to install Debian and it wiped out Windows entirely after I installed the GRUB Bootloader. Thinking, "ok, I'll just get it back after I finish installing Debian," I ...