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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ubuntu-desktop login loop; LXDE and others are working

I've had some graphics issues recently that are resolved now, but while trying to resolve them I may have done some stupid things that caused the ubuntu-desktop to break. Symptoms Can't login with ...
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sudo password in terminal not accepted

Assuming my login password is the one being referred, I cannot type that, or in fact, anything when password is requested. I read through the answer to an earlier question on this problem and tried ...
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Icons missing and misbehaving in Gnome Panel since 15.04 upgrade

This is the top right corner of my screen, where my Gnome Panel displays notification icons. I am using Flashback or Fallback or Classic or whatever it's called right now. It is missing the Dropbox ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Switch the keyboard layout with Alt+Shift and keep the language bar value correct on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and paid attention that by default I can't switch the type layout with Alt+Shift combination. I tried to play with dconf Editor and with Gnome Tweak Tool, and now I ...
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Import the list of podcasts to Ubuntu's player (Rhythmbox, Banshee, etc.)

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I want to import my podcasts list in OPML-format to Ubuntu's media player, which supports podcasts. I tried the followings: Rhythmbox Banshee Gnome Music ...
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Gnome-shell for Ubuntu 15.04

I recently updated my Ubuntu to 15.04 and now I'm back to Unity shell. The gnome-shell I had became buggy after the update, so I had to revert back. How do I get a Gnome shell (again) without ...
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where to create the desktop configuration file of an app so that it can be locked to launcher?

On GNOME desktop environment, I have added an app to favorites and I can launch the app from that list clicking on the icon of the favorites list. But when I launch, a similar icon of the app ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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Gnome Documents app duplicates letters in the search query

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. Run Gnome Documents application, try to search for some document and stacked with the following issue. When I type the query each letter is typed twice, e.g. I type the ...
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Add virtual X11 screen to use via VNC

I'm trying to add a second screen to my ubuntu 14.04 gnome setup, via a VNC client. To be clear: I don't want to connect to a different session, but the same. However, I want to see a different ...
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Revert changes in right top bar Gnome classic Ubuntu 14.04

I accidentally removed the icons from the right top bar in Gnome classic. Now I'm trying to restore the way it was before I mess around with it. I already tried to alt + right click on the bar and ...
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My gnome session crashes - how to find out why and solve the problem?

Hello my xorg services in the last months at least crashed 3 times. Once I saw an error message of the httpd service on the shell. My questions are: 1.) How can we find out more about the reason for ...
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resolution x .xsession-errors

In the last 2/3 days I'm struggling quite a lot to change the resolution under ubuntu 12.04 lts. It was working perfectly and suddenly the resolution was set to a lower one and simultaneously I ...
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What is the intended way of creating desktop launchers? [duplicate]

TL;DR : what is the easiest way to create desktop shortcut to a program ? When I first started using GNOME with Ubuntu I immediately tried to find ways of creating desktop shortcuts/launchers to ...
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How Do I Get My Ubuntu Theme Back? [on hold]

Recently I followed some steps to convert my Ubuntu 14.04 to Elementary OS and I wasnt comfortable using it so I followed steps to revert back to Ubuntu 14.04 by uninstalling stuff. I have it pretty ...
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udev keyboard mapping, gnome 3 workspace

I’m using the Microsoft 4000 keyboard, and a managed to map the zoom keys to pageup and pagedown in udev using this tutorial. But I want to be able to map them to workspace up/down in gnome 3. could ...
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System interface becomes blur, looks like out of focus after system crash

The whole system suddenly restart when I was watching video. After rebooting, the interface of the system has become blur and out of focus. The interface becomes normal for around 2 seconds whenever ...
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AutoKey Error on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

AutoKey works fine on Ubuntu 15.04. However on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 I get the following errors: Error starting interface. Keyboard monitoring will be disabled. Check your system/configuration. Can't ...
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Is there any way to select India English as the regional format in Ubuntu GNOME?

In Regional and Language Settings in GNOME Control Centre (System Settings) in Ubuntu GNOME, there is no option to select India English as the regional format, although the language-pack*en* packages ...
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Rhythmbox doesn't open [on hold]

I open Rhythmbox and nothing, no signal of life. I am using Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit.
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Laptop doesn't power off on shutdown, after upgrade to 15.04 and gnome 3.16

I have no idea how to start debugging this. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13, model 9333. The behaviour started when I upgraded to 15.04 (from 14.10), and to Gnome 3.16 (from 3.14). Unfortunately I'm not ...
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How do I set up Awesome with MATE?

A tutorial called Quickly Setting up Awesome with Gnome describes the process of setting up Awesome window manager in such a way as to retain some features and advantages of GNOME. I figured MATE ...
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15.04: Clickpad issues

I got two issues with my Dell Vostro 5470 clickpad on a fresh installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04: The keyboard key to enable and disable the touchpad is not working, if you press it a lot the X or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Trying to install Ruby 2.0, but gnome-session-bin seems to be half installed

I cannot install any packages, the problem started when I tried to install the ruby2.0. Before, apt-get was installing everything. But now, every package returns this error: Processing triggers for ...
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Disabling the edge clinging/sticking while moving windows

I'm using GNOME. While I'm moving a window, if its edge meets with another window's edge or the edge of screen, it tends to stay there till I move more and forcefully "seperate" them. How can I ...
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Server with GUI, can't get elevated privileges with Chrome Remote Desktop

I've set up a home media server using ubuntu server and plex. Initially I was going to try and run command line only, but, being somewhat of a noob, I ended up installing a desktop environment. I use ...
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right click menus, dropdown menus have no shadows and borders

I installed kubuntu-desktop on existing unity installation but for some bugs disliked it and removed it. Now there is this problem, windows in unity have shadows and borders, but the right click and ...
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Gnome-terminal not working properly with screen-256colors

Today I noticed I did not have 256 color support in Weechat. I decided this would be a quick fix. It isn't. First thing I googled was how to test the color support in terminal. I have installed ...
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what is the default theme in Ubuntu [on hold]

I'm going to be installing Kali and i want it to look like Ubuntu.I know there is gnome but what is the default theme in Ubuntu
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How to specify which child terminal gets focus on terminator startup

I have a terminator layout which looks like this: +-----+-----+ | | 2 | | 1 +-----+ | | 3 | +-----+-----+ When I start terminator, child terminal 3 receives focus. Is there a config ...
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after installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same

After installing gnome 3.14 on ubuntu 15.04 cursor icon is always same. Same tick icon appears for all activities. I have searched the web but no good. Can anybody help? TIA!
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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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Remote desktop VNC not refreshing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and have successfully connected to it through VNC from a MacBook Pro (using Jump Desktop) for weeks. I was having a problem where I could only boot into my computer ...
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Unable to create app groups in gnome shell

Can anyone please guide me, how to make app groups in GNOME Shell? I have tried gsettings set org.gnome.shell app-folder-categories "['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'Games' ]" but it did not worked. ...
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Bluetooth worked in Ubuntu 15.04 but not Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

It very strange. I switched from Ubuntu Unity 15.04 to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and now the bluetooth is not working. The button will not stay on. Does anyone have an idea why? Is there a difference in ...
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How to install Gnome Software Center in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

How can I install the Gnome Software Center? I have found the .tat.xz file on Softpedia http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Software-Distribution/GNOME-Software-102470.shtml but am unable to ...
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Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04

How can I install Gnome Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 with unity? Don't want to make a new clean install-- Any idea? Can't find any information about it!
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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Unable to login to Gnome-Shell in Ubuntu 14.04

How do you fix being unable to login to Gnome-Shell? I upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 on a Macbook, and after some initial trouble configuring video, I was finally able to get the Nvidia driver to work ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, error on closing or minimizing window

I just upgraded my system from 14.10 to 15.04 but causes a bug that freezes the window and not allow me to minimize or move. The same happens to the files and terminal. After many problems I ...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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Need help with installing a package (dpkg problem)

When trying to install insight from some ppa repositories i get these errors. sudo apt-get install insight Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Upgrade Evolution in 14.04? No PPA and overwhelming dependancies to build

Is it reasonable to install a current version of Evolution (say 3.16.1) on Ubuntu 14.04? I added the recommended 'ppa:fta/gnome3', but I'm still only offered 3.10.4 from the Ubuntu archive. It seems ...
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Gecko media player, Gnome, mplayer - Detect SWF objects?

I struggle with SWF objects and Gecko media player. I will not simply detect .SWF video pages. How to fix this? All other formats seem fine except that it will not embed them directly in page, when ...
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Unable to install gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

Its rebooting again and again by raising a message reebootexception:reboot in 120 seconds
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Key “enable-interactive-search” not found

Nautilus doesn't open. Here is terminal output: ** (nautilus:7905): WARNING **: Can't load fallback CSS resource: Failed to import: The resource at '/org/gnome/adwaita/gtk-fallback.css' does not ...
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How to permanantly change the color scheme of the terminal?

I have just installed solarized color scheme for ubuntu gnome terminal. I have followed this tutorial. eval dircolors ~/.dircolor - this command s causing problems. When I use this command, it ...
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...