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 create application icons on the taskbar in gnome desktop in 14.04?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I can't find the answer anywhere - I can only find people asking about adding and removing icons from the top bar. In 12.04 I was able to add application icons ...
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Gnome on 14.04 (trusty): “Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gnome-control-center.real' received an X Window System error.”

Just a few minutes ago (mind you, gnome-control-center was working before this), I tried opening the settings and got a response of a hanged program. So, I tried executing the settings via terminal, ...
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failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

Use : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+Tab gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+F4 in ...
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How to reduce font size of a particular application in ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I installed Gaussview in ubuntu 15.04. But the font size of the menu items are very big making the application cover the entire screen space This happens with many other applications which were not ...
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Unchangeable gnome panels

I have a new install of Ubuntu 14.04 and Gnome classic and it appears to be impossible to change the panels. One of them is stuck at the top of the screen... you used to be able to hold down ctrl ...
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keep track of multiple terminals from shell script

I am writing a quick start shell script to automatically set up my development environment for a current project. However, none of the commands in the shell script can be executed after my server ...
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Text editor for translation of texts without Java?

Is there an editor, preferable with GTK support, no JAVA (OmegaT looks ugly, or am I wrong?), to translate texts like in Swordfish under linux? Or is there a simple editor solution, like a plugin for ...
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Keep installed GNOME extensions up to date

I have installed some extensions in my GNOME 3.16 via GNOME Shell Extensions. Most extensions can not be installed via a package manager. How can the installed extensions be kept up to date?
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Gnome install on Ubuntu 15.04 Server - no cursor/shell theme configuration

My aim is to get a clean, stripped down version of Ubuntu with Gnome 3 GUI I installed 15.04 server on VMWare Workstation Though the cursor is missing on gnome UI (Activities etc.) after ...
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firetray in thunderbird not working properly

to day I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. After all updates were conducted I installed gnome-session-fall back (I am using gnome metacity). In thunderbird 38.2.0 I installed Firetray 0.5.6.1 to see it in ...
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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How to remove underline in Files list view?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and I've just installed Gnome 3.16. So far it's okay, except one thing: Is there a way to remove this dotted underlining? It appears only in list view. I've tried to dig ...
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How to get XScreenSaver to lock screen on wakeup on GNOME?

I am wanting the same thing as I did here XScreenSaver Lock Screen, except for now that I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, with GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.16, things are slightly different, as the answer ...
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Better calculator

Is there a calculator, that doesn't change its width once I enter numbers, like the ubuntu standard-one?
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DropBox icon not appearing in AppIndicator section top right in GNOME 3.16

I have followed what @A.B. said here, and it worked for Shutter, Skype, and Steam, however it seems to have no affect on the DropBox icon, how come? And is there any fix for this? OS Information: ...
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How to set up gnome-screensaver?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I have install gnome-screensaver, however after doing some searches through my system, and my system settings, I am unable to find any configuration settings for ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Shell - Active Windows have Orange highlight

I'm using Ubuntu with Gnome Shell and my active window has an odd, orange highlight at the top. When I click off of the window, it returns to it's white color. orange problem what I want it to ...
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Where are file properties stored on the actual file system?

I am creating a program that takes a hexdump of a file, so that I can then transmit that somewhere, and have the file reconstructed, however the hexdump is only of the file contents, I also need to ...
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Gnome-shell issue with border and resize

I'm on ubuntu 15.04 and I just installed gnome-shell ... Now everything looks fine except for some application ( the ones that uses CSD ) that have not border and so are not re sizable ( and look ...
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Gnome is being incredibly unstable and applications are frequently crashing

I don't know how this happened, after I updated my software everything on Gnome started breaking. This is what I have noticed so far: The terminal crashes when I click on the menu items The ...
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black parts of GTK+ windows

When I install GTK+ theme, I got these black parts on windows: I've tried different GTK+ themes, even default Adwaita has the same problem. When choosing Ambiance or Radiance - it works fine. I'm ...
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Linux panel customization

I am new to the linux community. I have been trying to customize my panel in gnome 3. I am running ubuntu 15.04. What I would like to do is customize my top panel to look at my public IP address and ...
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Blank Minimal gnome's desktop

Im new to ubuntu and wish to have a desktop gui for easy start so i tried to follow the post in http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-gui-on-ubuntu-server-14-04-gnome/ and install minimal gnome using ...
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12 Hour Time Instead Of 24 in linux [duplicate]

I want to set my linux machine box 12 hours format,how to set it ,please advise I am able to display with #date +%r,but wanted to set it permanently
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Ubuntu image before Plymouth

i've installed gnome in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was ok, until i restarted my pc and saw that there was a gray screen before gnome plymouth. I restored ubuntu's default plymouth and removed gnome's ...
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Pango Build Error (GTK+3 build)

I am building GTK+3 (3.16.6) latest version on my Elementary OS desktop (Ubuntu 12.04) following these installation instructions at GTK website. I have successfully built and installed the following ...
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Problems after removing gnome-shell package

I recently installed the gnome-shell package to try out gnome desktop, didn't like it so much so I removed it and returned to unity. I'm trying to fix a few things that seem to have been messed up by ...
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Why is the Advanced section Update tab in Thunderbird blank?

I recently install Thunderbird, but found that in the Preferences, if you go to the Advanced section, and then the Update tab, you find that it is blank: Is this a bug? Or is it meant to be so on ...
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Unable to exit TUIs due to F10 opening the File pull-down menu instead of quitting the program as meant to

I use applications such as Midnight Commander, and htop, however I have a problem when quitting, I am forced to either terminate the process, or to click on the quit button myself, if there is one, ...
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Command to move something to the wastebasket but not delete immediately [duplicate]

I know I can use the rm command in Terminal to delete something, but is there a more mild command which would move a file properly to the wastebasket as right-clicking on the file in a File Manager ...
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“CRITICAL: We failed, but the fail whale is dead. Sorry…”

When I started up my machine today I got some quite bizarre messages in my syslog: ... Aug 17 18:58:15 Floral-Towel systemd[1349]: Startup finished in 266ms. Aug 17 18:58:15 Floral-Towel ...
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Is there still no way to delete and rename files in Libre Office? [closed]

How can I delete or rename files from Libre Office open dialogue box?
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Problems on Startup (Grub Rescue, Gnome Wants Attention)

Every time I start my computer, I get the GRUB rescue thing. I found this answer, but I have to do that every time I boot up... set root=(hd0,msdos1) set prefix=(hd0,msdos1)/boot/grub # ...
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Is double-booting with Windows 7 viable with Ubuntu 14.04? Or does on have to be wiped, (Windows not pre-installed.)

My mom's old i5 Ultrabook's Hard Drive died a year ago and now I want to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu so I can run MS Office (I prefer it to LibreOffice.) And Steam. I also want to keep Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu-Software-Center: Font unreadable [duplicate]

I can't read the different software titles as you can see in the screenshot under Gnome. Is it because of the template (numix)? Or anything else?
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upgrading gnome shell to 3.16.3 in ubuntu 15.04, some changes didnot took place correctly

Today I decided to upgrade my gnome to 3.16 because of the significant changes. so I searched it on the web and found the way to do that. I added two repositories: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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xvkbd not working on GTK3 apps

I have a couple of mouse buttons mapped (Fluxbox) to execute xvkbd commands, for Enter (\r) and Ctrl+U (\Cu), which comes in super handy. It works on terminals and most apps, but not on GTK3 apps, it ...
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How can I access a complete list of GNOME startup applications? [duplicate]

I am trying to find a list of all startup applications known to the GNOME environment.gnome-session-properties gives me a list of all "user" programs, that is, programs I put there myself: a few GNOME ...
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I start off in TTY7, but end up in TTY2, how come?

When I start my machine, I first see that I am in TTY1, and then the mouse appears and I am in TTY7. It's a little odd, but doesn't bother me too much. However, and I think that this only happens ...
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Dummy output and password required to shutdown after some logins [closed]

Sometimes after turning the computer on I run into multiple issues: no sound is enabled - everything is redirected to what's shown as Dummy Ouptput (under the default sound dialog) no input audio ...
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How to install gTile and other gnome extentions in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 - cannot detect copy of GNOME on this system

I am trying to install gTile in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 (https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/28/gtile/). Instead of an on/off slider I have the following message at the top of the page: We cannot ...
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How to enable alpha-transparency for windows in custom Xsession?

I want to run my software in kiosk mode (on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS). For that reason, I add a custom X-login via... /usr/share/xsessions/mycustom.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Custom ...
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two different on board keyboards on the same screen of ubuntu gnome 15.04 tablet ep121

How can this be fixed? Either there is no keyboard or two different keyboards at the same time. This type of activity makes a person want to return to windows. Turned the keyboard on in universal ...
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Less screenwaste in Gnome titlebars

Is there a way to have the closing window icons on the same lines as the menu icons in Gnome?
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Gnome shell in Ubuntu displays very blurry and small battery icon

I want to use gnome shell on ubuntu 15.04. However, the battery icon is displayed as a very small blurry image in the panel which does not look well. Can it be fixed? Is it a known polish issue with ...
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gnome-keyring-d uses CPU too much

I'm using 14.04 LTS and always monitoring how much CPU resources are used by processes. gnome-keyring-d always attracts my attention by using too much CPU - almost 10%. After about 5 minutes OS ...
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What is the safest way to customize gnome-themes?

I heard Ubuntu and other Linux distros are completely customizable. So I decided to tweak themes and learned a lot and found that gnome theming uses CSS. I can't get any useful resources or ...
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GNOME 3 System Applications stay black when using Intel GPU

my notebook has two GPUs. One Nvidia GPU and an Intel integrated GPU. When using the Nvidia GPU everything is fine. When using the Intel GPU (switched through the nvidia-settings tool) all System ...
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Any brower gets connection reset on a specific site, while wget works

I cannot browser the http://nytimes.com website from any browser installed on my Linux Ubuntu (Chrome and Firefox), but I can download the landing page using wget http://nytimes.com Already tried to ...
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Map long-press Caps Lock

Using gnome-tweak-tool, I mapped the caps lock key to ESC (I am a vim user) and vice versa. However, it would be nice to map long-pressing caps lock key to caps lock as well. Is it possible to map ...