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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What is the point of Gnome Documents collections?

I made one called web design and put some ebooks in it... but what now??? How can I browse the documents by collections? I'm not entirely sure what the point was in making the collection as there ...
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how to install gtk-2.0 themes on ubuntu 14.04?

I have dual-booted my retina macbook pro and i want to use This theme. The problem is I don't know how to. I tried all the steps including the .themes folder and Ubuntu tweak tool. please help me. ...
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change link to bookmark

I set up a bookmark to my remote development machine in "connect to server", and book marked it. it shows up in the places menu, but gives me an error / warning every time I connect. warning, folder ...
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What program is using CTRL+SHIFT+2 in GNOME?

I want to find the GNOME configuration item of the program (built into GNOME or something installed into it) is consuming CTRL+SHIFT+2 such that it is not "seen" by other X programs such as Firefox. ...
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The letter 'C' is missing from GNOME

Well this is an odd issue that I've come across. I've just recently installed the GNOME shell and it's been having an issue with displaying an upper case C. This also happens with notifications: ...
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Gnome locked screen changes my keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is set to german (QWERTZ) but whenever I return to the desktop from the lockscreen my keyboard changes to QUERTY. How can I fix this problem. I tried going to settings but the only ...
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How can I get an encrypted flash drive to automount in Gnome+xmonad?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I'm using the default Unity desktop environment (or using the Gnome Classic session with Metacity), a flash drive with a LUKS-encrypted filesystem that is ...
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why is gnome slow on 14.04

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a dell dimension e310 and gnome is too slow! I did a software update and it helped but its still slow. I don't notice it in firefox but I notice it when i'm ...
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Custom launcher not showing up in 'applications'

I created a desktop launcher, to open Nautilus as root. It does not show up in the activities search or in All applications. How can I fix this? [Desktop Entry] Name=Files (Admin) Comment=Access ...
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Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?

Whenever I try to install apps in the software center I see a popup like this: It says my nvidia drivers will be removed, I don't know if this is ok, how can I fix this problem so that I can install ...
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A few questions about booting gnome ubuntu in bios boot mode

I have installed gnome Ubuntu in legacy BIOS mode. When it boots there are lots of times where it seems to switch the display off... like when you first see the grey plain Ubuntu gnome boot screen, ...
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Use Gnome along with Unity

I have a question, could be dumber one. If I install Gnome 3.12 in my Ubunutu-14.04 would I be able to use both Unity and Gnome? I mean is there a way to switch from Gnome to Unity by logging out? ...
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How to change DPI in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04?

What I would like to do is "Change DPI to 144 in Ubuntu GNOME 14.04". Because it's first time to me to use linux, I installed VMware Player in my laptop, and I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. My laptop ...
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Starting XMonad in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm trying to use XMonad in a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10. I ran: apt-get install xmonad; and the system ran the installer with no errors. However, I did notice that it did not create an ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome desktop?

I want to install Gnome desktop in my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 I just googled and I found two ways to install Gnome. I also read other answers on askubuntu and googled but can't find what is difference ...
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I cannot connecto my Ubuntu VPS

I'm running an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS. I rebooted it and now I cannot connect to it. Before rebooting it its disk was full but I cleared a few GBs and then rebooted. The support gave me this screenshot How ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in ...
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Openbox and xfce4-power-manager

I am using Ubuntu and openbox. When I start up, I see the normal login screen like when using unity and it connects to Wifi. I have selected openbox from the dropdown list and it remembers this ...
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How do I get Vuze to work with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I recently installed Vuze via apt, along with Azureus which was automatically installed alongside as a prerequisit I assume. Every time I start Vuze, let it be via the app menu or terminal, a blank ...
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System Network Certificate window Frozen

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, with gnome-shell. I try to connect to a secure wi-fi network. I enter my login and password, but no certificate -- I'm instructed by my university to ignore the warning (I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots to XFCE4 instead of GNOME

I was recently trying to debug a remote connection to my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I understand that XRDP does not work with 14.04, so it was necessary to install an alternate desktop environment. I ...
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Ubuntu not booting up after uninstalling Gnome desktop

I Have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my machine. I installed Gnome desktop on top of that. But I didn't liked it so I uninstalled the Gnome desktop using the commands sudo ppa-purge ...
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My gnome3.14 dash has double icons for one app. How can i fix?

I installed a new Gnome-14.10 and restored my own system( same version14.10) using tar -xvzpf....... but when it done, strange thing happens, there are two exactly same icon for one app in the gnome ...
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Problem running Ubuntu-Gnome on optimus-based laptop

I had tons of issues trying to install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my optimus-based laptop (MSI GT60 2PC) with GTX870m & Intel HD 4600 GPU's. It would freeze up during pre-install from live USB/DVD ...
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GNOME 14.04 wallpaper contest

I am running Ubuntu 14.10, and I want to upload some of my artwork to the GNOME wallpaper contest, but the only one I can find says it's for 14.04, so does this mean that if my artwork is accepted and ...
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unidentified app asking for authorization via my email password in gnome dash

Since last week I am facing a strange problem, each time I open the gnome dash and start typing, I have some app (unidentified) asking for authorization via my email password - the only hint is there ...
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Is Gnome 3.15 using compiz

Is Gnome 3 still using compiz?
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Can't login from GDM

I've upgraded to Gnome on my Ubuntu desktop, however I have to login in with tty and run startx, but when the computer sleeps, I have the gnome login screen and it doesn't accept my tty password... ...
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My gnome-panel is not working properly

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my system and gnome desktop. But now suddenly my gnome-panel is not working. No cross, minimise, maximise icons on the right side and only one workspace is showing: ...
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What are the icons on the top bar called?

What is that called? The reason I'm asking is that I'm creating a desktop application in Java (using the gnome java library - with GTK support) and I want my app to be visible there as well with a ...
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Display 2 clocks in the top panel [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome Flashback (Compiz) I'm currently working abroad - it would be useful to see my employers time in the top panel in addition to my local time. I've already added the ...
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Conky not working

I started conky with conky & and the output is: Conky: desktop window (120008e) is subwindow of root window (9d) Conky: window type - override Conky: drawing to created window (0x3400001) X Error ...
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Deja-Dup notifications in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1

I have an issue with the Deja-Dup backup utility in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1. I have it set to automatically backup every day and it backs up my entire home folder with a few sub-folders excluded. There ...
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Nautilus - no preference .. on ubuntu GNOME 14.10

im using Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 i cant find Nautilus preferences in nautilus window, where i can change things like showing folders in list view as default , and such things... i checked some asked ...
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12.04-Laptop freezes everytime I close my lid

my 12.04 Ubuntu laptop freezes every time I close my lid. I have recently installed Gnome 3.8 on my computer and removed it because I did not like it. It is probably caused because of that. And now, ...
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Printing service not available

Sorry if this question looks familiar: I tried solutions proposed by google searches but they either are not working or are too technical for me. I messed with cups a few days ago, I don't recall ...
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Can I distinguish specific instances of Gnome Terminal in the switcher?

I frequently use Irssi for IRC, which is typically run from within a terminal. I have a launcher (.desktop file) set up to launch it with the appropriate Gnome Terminal profile, and that works fine. ...
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Black x instead of coursor after update

I got Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 and after I did an update today it shows me a black x instead of an arrow for the cursor and I cannot see the top and the left menu. Any idea what happened and how can I fix ...
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System font is wrong

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. After rebooting my machine following a hang by the Software Updater (updates appeared not to have been installed, but subsequently have been), the system font is appearing wrong ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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Paper theme color problems

I installed the paper theme for ubuntu, it works well and looks awesome but the titlebars are grey in every application. The theme should look like this: The windows controll buttons are ...
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How do I properly install the Budgie desktop environment on Lubuntu 14.10

I managed to install the Budgie desktop environment on Lubuntu using the same commands as for Ubuntu. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:evolve-os sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install budgie-desktop ...
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Running Application with Native Icon instead of Wine Loader

I have looked at this and this and many others. After looking through many links there was the same solution. Add StartupWMClass=application.exe to the .desktop file. However I have not got it to ...
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Installing Gnome 3.8 messed up my computer

I am recently running Ubuntu 12.04 and I installed gnome 3.8 on my computer. then the battery sign changed, it got a lot bigger and I don't like it. I wanted to remove every thing and i used the ...
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How do you move from Ubuntu 14.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu but installed the PPA for Gnome 3.12 and am using this instead of Unity. I'd actually like to just use Ubuntu Gnome. How do I set up my system to remove the LDM and just ...
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How can I get desktop icons to show on-screen with mismatched monitors?

My main monitor is on the left and in landscape orientation at 1680x1050. My secondary monitor is on the right and in portrait orientation at 1050x1680. So, overall, my desktop is treated as ...
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BSNL connection in ubuntu gnome 14.04?

I know there are lots of question similar to BSNL connection configuration in Ubuntu, but all of these are stick to standard Ubuntu Unity shell, I have installed Gnome Ubuntu 14.04, and can't be able ...
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How to make ubuntu as freshly installed [closed]

I installed ubuntu yesterday since i have made couple of changes e.g. creating new accounts,installing ubuntu gnome then again uninstalling it because it was not working,installing opengl and some ...
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Desktop icon position (programmatically access and manipulate)

I'd like to programmatically access and manipulate the Desktop icon positions, their icons, etc. This is for files and directories that you keep in ~/Desktop . Where is this stuff stored?
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gnome activities button broken

http://imgur.com/JfHAGLq http://imgur.com/Ufou6QJ using gnome3 on ubuntu 14.04. the activities button displays "broken" for me. it appears that a portion of the button is being overlayed above the ...