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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Laptop suddenly refusing to suspend on lid close

It was working just fine earlier today, and in fact I have never had a problem with it before, but now when I close the lid of my laptop, nothing happens, when I open it back up again, not even the ...
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What is the correct Gnome UI terminology?

There is the top bar, the message thing at the bottom, the activities overview section with all its little bits, but what are they officially called? What is the correct Gnome UI terminology which ...
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Sound by application controls

Are there any easy GUI controls that I can get access to which will allow me to set specific sound levels on certain specified applications in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, running GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.14? ...
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Programming on Ubuntu [on hold]

To begin with I'm a new Linux user, my distro is "Ubuntu GNOME 15.04" if that matters. I would like to start writing code on Linux, I have to install editors, compilers, IDE etc just like windows or ...
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Certain keyboard shortcuts stop working when closing laptop lid with external monitors connected

I have an Asus Zenbook UX303LA laptop and I'm working with two external monitors connected to HDMI and mDP ports on Ubuntu 15.04. When I close the laptop lid, I get the error that ...
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File chooser view settings

In Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10, replaced every shred of nautilus with pcmanfm 1.2.3. Searched through every config file, checked the issue tracker, nothing can seem to explain how I can force the ...
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AbiWord is launching on every reboot on ubuntu 15.04 gnome [duplicate]

As the title says, AbiWord is launching every time after logging into my desktop without any user interaction. I've tried to find an entry in init.d but couldn't find something. This happens since the ...
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Ubuntu stucks often even in gnome-fallback and gnome session?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5050. I have switched to gnome-fallback mode since unity is not so good. i opened 4 tabs in google chrome , media player and a file manager, when i want to ...
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Gnome 3.14: Changing window icons to the left [duplicate]

How may I move window icons to the left in Gnome 3.14 under Ubuntu 15.04? This question has been asked before, but considerably older versions of Ubuntu and Gnome.
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Ubuntu 14.10 mouse get temporarily stuck [on hold]

I have an annoying problem of mouse temporarily stuck, that does not respond to movements for 1-2 seconds. It never happen if the mouse is moved frequently, only after a long while (minutes) of work ...
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Reliance Netconnect+ not working

I have always used Reliance Netconnect by using the sudo gnome-ppp but recently I have this error message coming. GNOME PPP: Connecting... GNOME PPP: STDERR: --> WvDial: Internet dialer version ...
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Problems with UI in Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome-shell 3.12

For a few days I have some problems with gnome-shell (I think), I'll try to explain this because I don't know how to show it, when I try to make some movements within "Files" the app itself closes ...
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How can I get rid of Activities in Ubuntu?

I'm currently visiting a foreign university, where I'm using an Ubuntu system. The Desktop has something in the upper-left corner called Activities. I have to click it or mouse through it to do most ...
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hibernating ubuntu gnome [duplicate]

Installed ubuntu gnome. I enabled power button action as hibernate in tweak tool.But when I press power button nothing happens. How can I hibernate?I had used linux mint and hibernation worked well. ...
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error fsyncing/closing/dev/sda: input/output error - hdd not detected in BIOS after this error

So here's what happened: I created a ubuntu gnome bootable usb using unetbootin and selected to replace my windows and install a fresh copy of ubuntu. But as soon as ubuntu finished cleaning up ...
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Is there a way to change a 'searching box' to an 'executing box'?

When you start typing in Gnome desktop environment a little search-box pop out one the bottom right of the screen ( Im guessing it's a nautilus feature). I could really use an quick execution-box ...
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Redshift doesn't work under gnome

I have some problems to get redshift working under Gnome. In Unity there is a taskbar-icon I can use to switch it off and on. Unfortunately there is none under Gnome. Whenever I start the redshift app ...
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How to remove header bar after purge Ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I have installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04(unity). After couple of days I decided to remove gnome-shell. So I run the following command. sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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How to install tint2 on gnome

I am trying to install tint2 on my ubuntu-gnome 15. Here is what I have done: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/killeroid/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list" sudo ...
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Gnome 3.14: How to put the menu inside the title like in Unity?

Unfortunately Gnome is very wasty with screen real estate when compared with Unity. Is there any way I can put the menus inside the window title like on Unity?
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Gnome 3.14: How to disable window effects

Is there a way to disable the unnecessary window effects of Gnome 3.14?
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Custom keys do not work in icewm but work on Gnome [on hold]

Some Custom Keys do not work in icewm but work on Gnome. I have developed keys such as www., .com, etc.
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How to run Gnome Startup Applications in i3?

i3 does not launch Ubuntu's startup applications by default. It will only execute what is added to its configuration. Which command or script do I have to execute do start all the startup applications ...
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One click on a top bar of a window and I am dragging it

I have found recently that if I click on the top bar of a window, and release and then move my mouse, it drags the window even though I have released. Is this a bug or by design? And how can I make it ...
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Xubuntu/xfce with GNOME 3 like application launcher and application switcher

Is it possible to either install the application launcher and application switcher (alt + tab in GNOME 3) from GNOME 3 or something similar in xfce? I like to create a portable and light-weight Ubuntu ...
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gnome-terminal / mate-terminal don't save history on ~./bash_history

Two days ago I was using my computer as usual, when I noticed that the commands I used in mate-terminal were not saved in the history. I tried installing gnome-terminal. But it does the same. I was ...
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How can I delete all of my gnome sources?

I was trying to install some source codes using wget and apparently I accidentally downloaded every source code in gnome. I really don't want all of them at this time. I don't know if they already ...
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Ubuntu perrmission problem after reboot [on hold]

I reboot my laptop recently and after this reboot. I have a problem with a some things like: solaar not working (after I logged-in I'm getting a pop-up saying it's not have permissions to open ...
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How to get the AskUbuntu chat ping noise and alert on Ubuntu Gnome

Since I have changed to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, from Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, I have noticed that although I am able to activate desktop notifications for some sites and ...
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Would there have been the same risk with Gnome 3.16 if it had been included in Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I am currently running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome 3.14, and I am contemplating upgrading to Gnome 3.16, in the article here I read that: The stable release of GNOME 3.16 arrived in March. ...
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login loop and gnome shell unmet dependencies [on hold]

I am trying to come back to the Unity desktop after installing Gnome 3 from a PPA. I have re-installed ubuntu-session but there are still some unmet dependencies. Also, when I try to login I get ...
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How can I reverse mouse scrolling across all applications?

I use two mice, but I don't like the scroll direction on the left-hand one so I used xinput to swap scroll-up and scroll-down specifically on that mouse (xinput set-button-map "Primax Kensington Eagle ...
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How to change the default alert sound in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I want to change the default alert sound from "Drip" to "Sonar". I have tried going into Settings > Sound > Sound Effects, however, there is no obvious way ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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Gnome classic taskbar doesnt work propperly on selecting program

Im using Ubuntu 12.04 with the gnome classic extension. If i want to change to another window, i click the symbol on the taskbar on the bottom of the screen. Now i observerd this behaviour: If i ...
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Failed to load gnome display manager

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop . Recently i have updated it.Soon i found that my cheese is not working. So i installed it again.Then i open the cheese but it does not work.So i restart ...
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How do I make taskbar icons appear in GNOME?

In Unity, I see running programs such as Dropbox or Pidgin in the taskbar (the icons also change when dropbox is updating or I have received a new message in Pidgin). However, when I switched to ...
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Gnome 3.16 Shell installation on 15.04 failed

Unfortunately the installation of Gnome 3.18 didn-t work on 15.04, although I followed their terminal commands precisely. I-ve got an american Keyboard and a failing Unity window manager. How can I ...
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customize ubuntu [on hold]

I'm new migrant from windows to linux and I've chosen ubuntu 14 but I faced too many problems that I can't deal with. I can't work on unity because it's sucks and I can't point to small icons on the ...
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How do you auto arrange program panes in Ubuntu GNOME

How do I get all the open windows to auto arrange. I can see that ctrl+cmd+(up/down/left/right) has control over a single pane. What I am after is something similar to windows where it can auto ...
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StartupWMClass will not change WM_Class of Eclipse IDE

I am working with two different versions of Eclipse. Due to conflicts between the plugins I decided to install both of these versions separately, which works perfectly fine except one little issue. I ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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gnome-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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Accidentally changed shell in gnome-terminal, no longer opens

I wanted to make screenfetch start at terminal startup. But I realized that I changed the shell from bash to screenfetch and of course gnome terminal doesn't startup. I have installed MATE terminal ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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Guake Preferences inaccessible

I have problem with configuring guake because when I try to open guake preferences it happening, but i don't know where. :( Preferences are inaccessible, I can't get to them. So there is my Q, is ...
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dpkg error while installing gnome-session-fallback

I was trying to do sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. This is the output I get: (Reading database ... 353039 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Problem adding NetBeans IDE to Docky Ubuntu Gnome

I previously asked this question on how to get NetBeans IDE to pin to docky under Unity, however now that I have moved to Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 this no longer works to get NetBeans IDE to pin. So that is ...
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Is there a Guest Session under Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

As I don't really like the guest session very much I don't really want it, but I was just wondering if it actually exists under Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (as that is what I am running), or if it can be ...
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Strange extremely nonspecific error message, malware?

I use UbuntuGNOME 15.04 with gnome 3.16, and I got the following error message in a small popup. "Warning! System error detected. Would you like to report it?" While everything was fine and ...