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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How can I use colored icons in Nautilus sidebar?

Does anybody know how to make Nautilus (Ubuntu GNOME 14.04) use colored icons in its sidebar instead of the default black/white ones?
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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Looking for a Sound Forge Audio Studio similar program on Ubuntu

Today I learned that in this semester we must use Sony's Sound Forge Audio Studio program, which is used to work with different audio files, etc. So I am curious if you can recommend me something ...
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Please help install an Ubuntu desktop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 base system on my IBM Thinkpad labtop. Then I installed the gnome-shell using apt-get, but it does not work: I have the error message "cannot open X windows manager". I ...
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Rename files in subfolders with parent folder names

I have a main directory that has four folders f1, f2, f3 and f4 each of these folders has 10 folders, and each of these 10 folders ff1...ff10 has some .jpeg images with some names lets say image1.... ...
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How can I prevent configuration changes to a specific user account?

Edit: Just to be clear, this isn't going to be a web kiosk. The user will be able to run more programs than just a browser. At very least, some text editor and a few other programs which are already ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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Can't make nitrogen set a wallpaper

I've got 2 monitors so I want to use nitrogen to set a different wallpaper for each one. I just made a clean Ubuntu install and installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After that I installed ...
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How to install GNOME on ordinary Ubuntu 14.04 with unity

I want to install GNOME 3.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. I have googled but I get only results related to Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. I want to install GNOME 3.12.
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How do I get to GNOME desktop enviroment from terminal

When I type startx i get this: # startx X.Org X Server 1.15.1 Release Date: 2014-04-13 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0 Build Operating System: Linux 3.2.0-61-generic x86_64 Ubuntu Current ...
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Removable storage shortcut and a panel shortcuts

I have edubuntu 14.04.01 LTS with gnome. I can't find out how to make 2 things that were previously possible/made on older edubuntu. I want to have a shortcut on the desktop when I insert a ...
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Run scripts in a folder from “Run Application” launcher in ubuntu

I have some bash scripts in my ~/bin folder. I have added this folder to my PATH variable in ~/.bashrc, so I can run them from terminal easily. But I want to run them by simply typing them in the "Run ...
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Problem starting Gnome-Shell after login

I am using Gnome-Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I have a Intel i7 processor, 6g ram, and over 2.5t of disk space. I am loading the Gnome-Shell by DVD. I am current using Windows XP because I cannot launch ...
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how to see the PID for currently running command?

while reading about linux I got : By default, variables created within a script are only available to the current shell; child processes (sub-shells) will not have access to values that have ...
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Changes Made in Dconf Editor don't take effect?

I am using Dconf to remove myself from the login screen by enabling disable-User-list in org.gnome.login-screen but that don't work. Also, I have tried changing the logo, no luck either. I have also ...
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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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How Do I move an Ubuntu GNOME OS from a USB to an HDD?

I Have Ubuntu GNOME installed on a 32GB SanDisk USB. I am looking at bringing my OS over to an HDD. Not duplicate of How to move 12.04 from USB to HDD? This is my file system: How do I bring ...
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Transparent background in GNOME Tweak Tool [on hold]

Whenever I launch GNOME Tweak Tool, both in GNOME or Unity, I get unwanted transparency in its background. This has been reported as a bug in launchpad: ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing very frequently, couldn't find cause as well as solution

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 before 8-10 days. At that time, it was running so smooth and fast. But then I wanted to try gnome desktop and so I installed gnome-shell, ubuntu-gnome-desktop. I didn't ...
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How to get Gnome 3.14 on UbuntuGnome 14.04LTS

I just read that GNOME has been updated to version 3.14 (http://www.gnome.org/news/2014/09/gnome-3-14-released/) and I was wondering if there was a way to update the current release of UbuntuGnome ...
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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14.04.1 unable to switch layout

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, I've added russian layout in System settings > Region & Language > Input Sources. Also, I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, and set input source ...
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KDE theme messing up while running GNOME

I am running an Ubuntu fork (14.04) which brings GNOME, KDE, and Unity by default. GNOME and Unity get on well, but KDE doesn't really. Whenever I start a GNOME session, right-clicking on some apps ...
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echo “${txtred}Text${txtrst}” color not always working

I have a .sh file through terminal and I'm using echo "${txtred}Text${txtrst}" as a display of what's happening when running the script. But sometimes the color is not red, although I used {txtred}. I ...
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How to create a custom failsafe session

I have created a custom session (in /usr/share/xessions/mysession.desktop). I don't want this session to be saved as a default session (don't want users to get the question "Do you want to use this as ...
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ubuntu 14.04 : can't move chrome window

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and installed Google Chrome. My problem comes from the fact that I can't move the chrome window on my second screen or even on the "current" screen. I'm ...
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how to fix if battery indicator in display freeze?

how to fix battery indicator freeze at lvl 90%? if i check with command acpi -V | grep Battery result is : Battery 0: Charging, 75%, charging at zero rate - will never fully charge. Battery 0: ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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shell file opens terminal and run a sequence of commands in specific order

What I used to do is: Manually open a terminal instance to run the following commands and shell files Run PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1:/home/userA/package2:$PACKAGE_PAT‌​H run: cd ...
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Edit application shortcuts in “Open With” context menu

I want to edit the application shortcuts that appear on gnome3 context-menu when I right click over a file. For all my text files, I have a certain application that appears under "Open with" and I ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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how to run command in an already opened terminal through a shell script

I'm running a shell script.sh which is supposed to open terminal and then run some commands in this opened terminal. What happens is that the terminal starts but the following commands are not ...
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shell script not running on terminal

I created a scriptA.sh on the desktop and make it executable then this was it content: #!/bin/bash sudo -u userA bash -c 'PACKAGE_PATH=/home/userA/package1; cd /home/userA/scripts' I want to double ...
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Terminal Transparency in Ubuntu GNOME Malfunctions

I recently installed ubuntu GNOME and I have done all the updates and upgrades. When I try to add transparency to my terminal it don't work. It only goes dark-black to white. Transparency set to ...
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remotely log out of (graphical) gnome session

I have a (graphical) login session running on an office computer, and I'd like to log it out to save on a few computer resources. I can ssh to the office box, but when I try gnome-session-quit I get ...
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Are the source(s) of update for Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 different or the same?

I am contemplating installing Ubuntu GNOME and I am looking to educate myself more about the Ubuntu GNOME updates. I know updates regarding that of GNOME won't be found on Ubuntu 14.04, but I'm asking ...
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How to remove/edit program in gnome applications list?

How and where can one edit/remove links to applications in Gnome shell? To clarify: i mean the list that can be accessed through super -> mouse-click on "All applications" symbol in Favourites panel; ...
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What are the difference between Unity and Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Taking a look at Ubuntu GNOME, screenshots i.e, and it Ubuntu GNOME looks quite similar to Unity. I was wonder if anyone which experience of the two would be kind enough to share their views.
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logging in to linux from grub

Long story short: I used xmonad gnome and no keycombination will work to launch a terminal (I tried everything I found on the web). So now I think enough experimenting for today I would like to back ...
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Not hearing sound on my laptop with my os Ubuntu

I don't hear any sound from my os Ubuntu on my lap hp 15 notebook pc . what is its reason ?
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How can I change the KDE lockscreen?

I want gdm, lightdm, something--anything--other than the default one in KDE. I'm not talking about the login manager or anything, that I have set to gdm. I'm talking about the lock screen with the ...
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EOG (Eye of GNOME) doesn't re-summon itself

I keep noticing something rather annoying about the EOG image viewer on Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am simply not doing something right. If you open an image, open another ...
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Nautilus icon doesn't get me to a previously opened Nautilus' window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 desktop and the normal behaviour when you click on the icon of a program already running is that you're taken to such program. For example, if I open Firefox, ...
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Some multimedia keys stop working

I have the problem with with Mute and VolumeDown keys in Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X61. These two keys just stopped working after relogin. I tried to run gsettings reset-recursively ...
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about GPG error while updating

GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable InRelease: Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NODATA' (does the network require authentication?) what should i do for this type of error
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How to group windows by application when spreading all windows in Gnome?

Is it possible to group windows by application when hitting Super button, which spreads all open windows? By default (and I could find how to change it) it spreads all windows in a random (to me) ...
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My Super shortcut on Unity don't work after i installed and uninstaled gnome

I can't use my super shortcut on unity if I don't have any window open. Today I installed gnome 3, and then uninstalled. After this my unity become different, and some shortcuts don't work. Can ...
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Is Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.0.4.1 same thing?

please i know this is a silly question but i am new to Ubuntu and just wanted to know if Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 the same thing.
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Gnome Shell “dock” applications sorting

What is the logic for sorting running applications (not favorites) in Gnome Shell's "dock"? Is there any way to make it order apps by launch order? I'm using Gnome Shell 3.12.