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Can I get a global menu like the one in unity for Gnome Shell 3.10 under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome Remix 14.04, but I cannot stand for header bar and integrated menu. I really like to make this like Unity with the global menu integrated in title bar.
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Upgraded to 14.04 Gnome and the resolution and sizes of icons, bars and windows are wrong

I just upgraded from 13.10 Gnome remix and on restart I had to change the resolution back. But almost everything is the wrong size. The icons are way smaller and the top bar is too big. Changing ...
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Using the Themes in the Repository (14.04)

Ubuntu's unity-tweak-tool only has three themes, Ambiance, Highcontrast, and Radiance. The repository appears to have quiet a few. I installed gnome-themes-ubuntu via Synaptic. The description ...
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Zoom window in GNOME overview mode

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (GNOME version). In 12.04 when I entered overview mode, I could zoom any window shown by moving mouse pointer over it and using mouse wheel. This has no ...
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Icons on top status/menu bar in gnome not following theme

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I added an icon theme and activated it using Unity Tweaks. All icons everywhere have changed to my new theme, but the top bar hasn't changed. All icons are still from the ...
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between gconf, gconf-2 and gconf-editor?

I am really curios to learn about these 3 since I don't really understand how they work. I read somewhere that gconf-editor is basically the graphical representation of gconf however what is gconf-2 ...
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Ubuntu Gnome or Gnome Shell

I am probably missing something fundamental here but what is the difference between installing Ubuntu Gnome and installing plain Ubuntu and then installing Gnome Shell from the repositories? Apart, of ...
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Application icons in system settings disappear after deleting Text Entry

I used to install ibus pinyin in 12.04 following steps as belows: Settings-->Language Support-->Install/Remove Languages, check Chinese item $ sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-clutter ibus-gtk ...
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Multiple timers using Gnome Clocks

Gnome surprises me --- often negatively. How to run multiple countdown timers simultaneosly in Gnome using Gnome Clocks?? So, there is a timer running for 30m, another for 15m, etc. By the way, ...
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Running KDE in a GNOME box

I have a dual boot computer running Kubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome. /home is on a separate partition and is shared by both. This works excellently except that if I have to switch, I have to restart. Is ...
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Gnome Shell Grey Screen No Login Box After AMD Drivers Installation On Lubuntu

I installed the fglrx AMD drivers on Lubuntu and rebooted. The machine didn't reboot properly and I could only see a prompt. I logged in and uninstalled the drivers using sudo apt-get remove ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome): ATI (AMD) HD7750 proprietary drivers not workin [on hold]

I have recently upgraded my working x86_64 13.10 system to 14.04. However, when using the proprietory AMD drivers, Gnome (not tested with Unity) flickers and falls back to VESA. The graphics ...
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How can I order Gnome3 shell extensions at the top?

The ordering of shell extension widgets appears to be random, how can I change it? I want to have the date/time information at the left for example. My shell panel:
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GNOME Flashback configuration problem

everyone!!! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I'm having a problem with GNOME Flashback, both GNOME Flashback (Compiz) and GNOME Flashback (Metacity). Here's the problem. GTK2 apps look like Windows 98. GTK3 ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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External atheros card (wireless) is not recognized on 14.04

So I always used an external wifi adapter with my laptop because the intel chipset inside is a little bit unstable. Unfortunately, I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome and it seems that my ubuntu now ...
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Gnome Desktop Flickers on One Monitor

Recently, I've run into a strange problem with Ubuntu Gnome. I installed 14.04 last Saturday and everything was fine. However, I woke up one morning to find my Asus HDMI monitor saying "VGA No ...
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“Could not get screen information” error

I have Ubuntu 13.10 32bit OS. A few days ago I added gnome3 ppa and upgraded to gtk 3.10. I had to fix many gnome bugs. But I couldn't find a solution to this one. When I try to open display ...
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Super key does not work in latest gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 to open activites

I installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 (from software center). If I click on the activities tab in the corner the activities manager opens (that may not be the actual name of it). Other shortcuts like ...
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Ubuntu start up view changed due to gnome shell [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr on my laptop. Its default Desktop Environment was Unity. I installed gnome-desktop-environment then I could use both unity DE and gnome DE on my ...
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Gnome top bar has no on-line accounts icon(Gnome-ubuntu-14.04)

This might be unsolvable but: after the update (to 14.04 from 13.10) the status icon for empathy/on-line accounts vanished, now I dint know if I am connected to Facebook, gmail and other Nsa ...
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Choppy HD video playback with unity/gnome

I have been facing a video playback problem with ubuntu for a long time. Everytime I try to play a 720p/1080p video on my laptop, the performance is choppy with frames dropped every second or so. I ...
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How to connect to Projector (EPSON EX7220) wirelessly

I've got my hands on a projector (EPSON EX7220) and I've got it connected to my LAN over Wi-Fi. How might I connect my laptop to it? (Thinkpad X1 Carbon with Ubuntu Gnome 13.10) Any help would rock!
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ungroup / explode new Gnome-shell applet menu

Since lasts Ubuntu and specially the 14.04, the gnome shell system menu is grouped in a very nasty way that force you to click on it a dozen of time before being able to do anything, I don't know if ...
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Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
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How to get gnome shell 3.12 on ubuntu 14.04

I know there is a distro for ubuntu dedicated to gnome and I know ubuntu 14.04 comes with gnome 3.10. But I am wondering what the steps are to: Install the ppas for gnome 3.12 install gnome 3.12 ...
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Fallback to Gnome classic desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu for a while and experienced many bugs in Unity and also it kills productivity. I recently checked BackTrackR3 release which is built on Gnome2.3. But, unfortunately that is available ...
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Gnome 3 Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard layout [on hold]

I have a problem with keyboard layout switching by CapsLock key. This bug is describes on launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bug/1224575 Is someone found any ...
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Revert from Gnome 3 to Unity

Ok, so Ubuntu 14.04 came with Gnome 3 in it's repo and I tried to give it a go, and I didn't like it at all. So I wanted to continue to use Unity desktop, but it kept freezing and I couldn't change ...
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LightDM is missing Gnome Shell icon

the Icon of Gnome shell is missing from lightDM.. I had to manually add Gnome Shell to lightDM because it didn't install properly on my machine. now I don't now how to add the Icon to lightDM. Im on ...
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no sound in ubuntu 12.04 but in windows i t is enabled

**i tried this but..** meena@ubuntu:~$ gnome-volume-control-applet gnome-volume-control-applet: command not found **when i tried this** meena@ubuntu:~$ pulseaudio -vvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: ...
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Cannot update to GNOME 3.12

Ok, I tried to avoid asking this question here, as it's noobish and and always closed/downvoted, but I cannot figure it out myself. I'm on 14.04 and trying to update GNOME from 3.10 to 3.12. Most ...
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Accessing menus in Rhythmbox on Gnome

I have two machines running Ubuntu - one has Gnome Ubuntu, the other Xubuntu. Both have been recently upgraded to 14.04. On Xubuntu, Rhythmbox has both a menu and a sort of "settings" button on the ...
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change Ubuntu Unity 14.04 to Ubuntu Gnome

what will happen if i installed the ubuntu 14.04 in gnome version after installing ubuntu 14.04 in unity version? is it same as doing fresh install (all installed program will be deleted)
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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14.04 Trusty+Gnome: how do I add application icons onto the top panel? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Gnome. How do I add application icons on the top panel? This is what I had on Precise: And this is what I have on Trusty: I tried icon dragging and the right click, ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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Gnome 3 Shell - Launcher displayed in center of the screen

I have had this issue with Ubuntu 13.10 and now 14.04 LTS. When I first boot up, everything is good, but after a while, the Gnome 3 launcher is displayed in the center of the screen when I display ...
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Disable client side decorations in Nautilus (Gnome 3.10)

If I open a Nautilus window via terminal using sudo or gksudo command, client side decorations seem to be disabled and I get the “old style” windows decorations: Can someone retrace this behavior? ...
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Reconfigure Nautilus and Gnome Terminal and Gnome Tweak Tool

I have followed the instructions from http://www.muktware.com/2013/12/install-nvidia-331-bumblebee-optimus-cards/18271 to install nvidia-331 drivers on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, using ...
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How to disconnect from a wireless network in Gnome 3.10

I wanted to start my hotspot (using ap-hotspot). To enable it, you have to disconnect from the wireless network you're connected to. This was no problem in Gnome 3.8's network manager, but I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Kylin upgrade to 14.04 Gnome

How can I upgrade from ubuntu 13.10 Kylin to Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome? (I have a slow internet connection, so I downloaded the new version of Ubuntu Gnome & booted it via USB. However, I can't find the ...
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What is the modern replacement for PostSession from the gnome desktop manager?

/etc/gdm/PreSession and /etc/gdm/PostSession were used in gnome's DE to allow scripts to respectively run after the user session began and before the user session ended. If I'm correct, what is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 DVD installation results in infinite loop connected to radeon evergreen startup

I'm trying to DVD install Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my laptop. However, the DVD installer boot runs into an infinite loop when it tries to initialize the Radeon GPU, like this: [drm:r600_u] ERROR UVD not ...
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Gnome-shell search results are tripled in its output

Recently my gnome-shell started to show search results tripled: What should I do? Where to look first? $ gnome-shell --version GNOME Shell 3.8.4
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How to remove files without having access to linux, because of gnome energy error? [on hold]

Please help someone new to Linux! I have a problem with a gnome energy error when i try to start my Linux 11.04 Natty Narwhal. I have no doubt about the reasons for this error: the disk is full! I ...
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What is preventing the open source community from improving Ubuntu / GNOME aesthetics (margins, padding, positioning)? [closed]

It's been a while since I used Ubuntu—7 years ago, to be exact, when I was playing with Dapper Drake, Edgy Eft, (skipped the next two) and eventually Hardy Heron, before schoolwork took over and I ...
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Why does System Information read the wrong System Version? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu Gnome Trusty 14.04 yesterday. When I start System Settings/Informations the Window reads: Ubuntu 13.10 instead of Ubuntu 14.04. I am absolutely sure that Trusty is installed. I ...
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Authenticating error with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

< Problem: Just as I upgraded my ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 LTS. I couldn't pass keyring and bash authentication. I can login in recovery mood for both root and my account, but that's not the case in ...
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Multi display issue with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 with 3 displays (fglrx driver). I can correct the screens order in System Settings / Display but it is not saved when I close the session and reopen it. Screens ...