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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Is it possible to remove gnome-contacts in 14.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 after coming back from using Mint. I'm cleaning up some of the software that comes installed that I don't need or want. One of those applications is ...
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Gnome issue with different modes

Hello Guys i am new to Linux and currently i installed the ubuntu 2014 with gnome shell 3.10.4 .At the log on screen there were different modes of gnome they were Gnome,Gnome Home ,Gnome flashback ...
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Gedit won/t highlight the syntax colors for new langauge

i am trying to create a new language definition for Gedit. language is called nesC and it is basically derived from C, sharing the C structure as a result. i have followed instructions on ...
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How to Re Generate All Gnome Schemas for Ubuntu 12.04

To compile a package I went on installing systemd package from Utopic 14.10 with all its dependencies on my [Modified] Ubuntu 12.04. As it's not existing in Systems prior to Trusty 14.04. Everything ...
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Autologin to GNOME display manager

I am using kali-bit. I don't know what happened, but when I turn on my PC it settles on the GNOME Display manager user' desktop directly, without any login screen. When I click on switch user or log ...
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Nautilus 3 Icons different on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10 installed. I'm having a weird issue that upon boot I see what looks to me like the KDE icons (I did have Plasma installed at one point) on the desktop, but if ...
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Super Key not working with Gnome

I am using 14.04 and I've installed Gnome according to this tutorial. I am currently using Metacity. Unfortunately my super key now does nothing. Additionally I do not appear to have a hot corner. Has ...
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using third level character unaccessible for non us layout

On Ubuntu 14.04 the right Alt Gr key is configured as a switch to tertiary character input (Like "€"). While this works (almost) for the (default) US keyboard, it fails on any other keyboard layout ...
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indicator-application for Gnome fallback/flashback not working properly in ubuntu 14.10

The indicator-application for Gnome-Panel is not working in Ubuntu 14.10, it was working in 14.04 (GNOME 3.10) fine so I don't if it has something to do with the GNOME 3.12 base or not. Before I add ...
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How to set lockscreen background colour to corresonding HTML code (see info)?

It's a bit of a weird question, but I got inspired by this website: http://whatcolourisit.scn9a.org/ Basically, it converts the time to six digits, and every time those digits align with a colour (in ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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gnome--terminal -e option not executing?

I want to open my terminal with some commnads executed in it on bootup. So I wrote a script with following line in it: gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'firefox &;exec bash'" --tab -t ...
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Ubuntu desktop version 14.10 - how I disable the switching between the menu bar and the title bar on top of a window?

I'm using Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 with Unity and the Windows have switch between a title bar and the menu bar when I move the mouse to the top bar of the window? I want the menu bar permanently displayed ...
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Remove Ubuntu Studio Desktop Package from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am completely new to Ubuntu. Just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. And, I installed ubuntustudio desktop package (it looked cool in screenshots). Now I want to uninstall it completely. Could ...
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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Ubuntu GNOME on a USB 3.0 thumb drive: GRUB cannot be installed

I previously installed Ubuntu GNOME just fine on a USB 2.0 drive with the installation wizard, just like you would on a hard drive. I just bought a USB 3.0 16GB drive so that I could run it at a ...
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Unity apps replaced with Gnome apps after installing Gnome Shell [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my PC and I recently installed gnome shell along with unity following this article. But, once I installed it, I noticed that, when I logged in with default ubuntu ...
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Problem with sound, cuts at high level

Im Alan. * First * I want apologize, I'm Spanish and I use Google translator. I have a problem, with LINUX: (Debian[Kali Linux]/Ubuntu[12.04/.10/14.04*) If I'm listening a sound, and if I raise the ...
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Computer won't log into usable interface

A picture is worth a thousand words, and maybe a video is worth more. I've uploaded a video showing what is happening when I try to login. This should make it 100% clear what's happening: Watch the ...
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Black screen after restart on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I restarted my Ubuntu machine and it will still reach the login screen as normal, but after typing in my password, it hits a black screen. The mouse is still responsive, and it popped up an update ...
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Gnome 3 ghost window when external monitor not connected

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.10. I usually have an external monitor connected to my laptop. When I use a certain wine app, i move it to the external monitor. After some time it started ...
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how do I configure synclient/touchegg/whatever to allow three-finger drag?

I have a Synaptics touchpad in a Lenovo IdeaPad U400 running Ubuntu 14.10 and GNOME 3.x . I want to configure my touchpad such that a three-finger swipe emulates a mouse press+drag. I want to be ...
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Where has my title bar in Deluge done?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 with Gnome 3.14 installed from the Gnome and the Gnome staging ppas. I was previously on 14.04 with Gnome 3.12 installed. After the upgrade, I no longer have the title ...
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dpkg configure -a fails after trying to install gnome-desktop

After trying to run aptitude install gnome-desktop im getting this failures in dpkg ubuntu:~⟫ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tk8.6: tk8.6 depends on ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu GNOME's “mouse position functions”?

What I mean by "mouse position function" is, for instance, when you put the mouse cursor on the top left edge of the screen to show up the Applications and on the bottom to show the system messages. ...
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How do I unlock system tools such as users and date and time

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04 with Gnome and suddenly I can't unlock system settings such as Users and time & date: the unlock icon is grayed out even though I'm an administrator and terminal ...
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Minimizing Or Closing Apps Cause Ubuntu To Freeze

So I want to try Gnome Environment and XFCE Environment, So I installed Both of them But I Did Disable Unity Plug-ings. But some How I managed to Uninstalled Both Environment and Got back my Unity. ...
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How can I make gnome-shell treat both monitors in the same way (Ubuntu 14.04 trusty edition)? [duplicate]

I have basically the same problem as was asked in this question from 2011, namely Gnome-shell leaves one monitor fixed when I switch workspaces. I would like to be able to have both monitors switch ...
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System not creating home directory structure properly

I have been searching to a solution to this issue all day and it would appear google cannot help. I installed ubuntu 14.04 via the mini iso with no desktop environment. from there i added the ...
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Nautilus doesn't show theme properly, when I run as root user

Nautilus doesn't show theme properly, when I run it as root user. The problem is shown below: This is how nautilus looks like under regular user (windows header use native gtk3 theme). Running as ...
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Building and running Evince with ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to build evince in ubuntu 12.04 . I have got the source code from git and following the steps given in this link evince guide I installed jhbuild using sudo apt-get install ghbuild . ...
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Multitouch on Ubuntu GNOME

I am trying to configure the multitouch on my touchpad of my XPS developper edition on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. I would like to set up the desktop scroller by using 3 or 4 fingers. Right now I'm using ...
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How to change default behaviour of GNOME workspaces to go to last workspace with something on it?

When you long-press Ctrl+alt+down/up, it skips all inbetween workspaces and goes all the way up or down. When going all the way down, is there a way to make it go down to the one before the last, i.e. ...
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Alt+F1 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 and gnome 3.14. I remap my Alt+F1-4 keys to switching virtual desktops. All of them work besides Alt+F1. Anyone have any clues?
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ubuntu - gnome - keeps crashing

I installed ubuntu on my laptop few weeks ago. Linux name-u 3.13.0-40-generic #69-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Many times it became unresponsive, starting with the cursor not moving and ...
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Improving Gnome shell activities search responsiveness

I hate Gnome's activities search: pressing alt+F2 and typing gnome-tweak-tool{enter} launches tweak tool faster than pressing super typing twe{enter}. It is really laggy. This may be the case because ...
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Kernel oops during resume after suspend/hybernate

After digging through Net, this seems like a recurring problem :). My laptop will not resume after suspend/hibernate. Under mother Microsoft there were no problems, but then I installed Scientific ...
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gcm-calibrate without hardware sensor

My monitor won't allow me to set the contrast when using DVI. And ubuntu/gnome won't allow me to set it via software without some fancy color calibration sensor. on system settings > color the ...
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VLC segmentation fault - XBMC core dumped

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and VLC media player 3.0.0-git Vetinari (revision 3.0.0~~git20141205+r58841+31~ubuntu14.10.1) Since yesterday when I try to watch videos VLC crashes and I get: ...
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`curl ifconfig.me` behaving differently in shell script

I just tried a simple menu based shell script to get the public ip of my system. using ( curl ifconfig.me ) .. but I found it behaving differently. here I tried with: anupam@JAZZ:~/Desktop$ cat ...
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Ubuntu: Icon sticks to cursor

My cursor ends up dragging an icon around the screen, after some time of use. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome, and I'm suggesting that it has something to do with Docky, since the icons are coming from ...
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Gnome 14.10 memory leak, over 5gb of gnome-shell [on hold]

I am experiencing a pretty huge memory leak from gnome-shell and after a while memory is up to over 5gb. I have 8gb of system memory and when the system start using swap the whole system slows down a ...
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Gnome doesn't install/work properly on Ubuntu 14.10 [closed]

I've been using ubuntu for about 2 years and recently I had to switch to windows on my laptop for professional reasons. Now I've decided to switch back to Ubuntu 14.10, however now I'm facing some ...
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Can't get workrave window to display under Ubuntu Gnome

I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 which is using gnome shell 3.10.4. I installed workrave through the terminal and the first time it launched the small window with the countdown timer displayed and it ...
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Is it possible to configure Compiz for changing workspaces/viewports with mouse wheel on Workspace Switcher applet (12.04, GNOME Classic)?

I'm on Ubuntu Precise LTS 12.04.5 running GNOME Classic Session. I use 1 row with 5 columns (5 virtual desktops) on one monitor. In GNOME Classic Session (without Compiz) I was able to change ...
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How can I change my Ubuntu [duplicate]

Hello guys I want to change my Ubuntu 14.10 into completely command based, I mean I want to open app such as browsers, play songs and videos with command line. I want to be my Ubuntu the same as ...
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Kazaam how to stop recording?

I just installed Kazaam but I can't figure out how to stop this thing from recording. There is no button or dialog anywhere which I can press to stop recorind. Any ideas? I use 14.04 with gnome.
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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How can I boot to linux command line from GRUB?

I botched a gnome install on my virtual box and now when it boots it just hangs up at a black screen. I wante to get back into a command line and uninstall/reinstall gnome...