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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Can't connect to Wifi in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

I just switched from windows to linux today so I'm a noob at this. Now, I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. I can't find any network icon on the top bar which is mentioned in the GNOME Help manual. I ...
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Gdm with nvidia-331 and nvidia-prime causes a black screen at boot

I'm on an Asus UX51vz laptop, which has RAID0 SSD's and an nvidia 650M graphics card. I installed lubuntu instead of ubuntu-gnome because lubuntu still has a RAID0 compatible alternate install ISO. ...
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Please help me with my extension [on hold]

I am creating a small gnome shell extension.For that I need to access the file tree of my shell,but it has to be done using Javascript.Can you please tell me the name of the module in Javascript for ...
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Recovering unity desktop after installing gnome3

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 . I wished to have multiple desktop environment. so for installing KDE is tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop so this worked and I was having ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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after updating to ubuntu 15.04, the mouse pointer disappears over the gnome sidebar and top menus

After i made this update, the mouse cursor disappears when its over the launcher menu and the top right menu in gnome. I already tried several things given in other questions/answers but nothing seems ...
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In ubuntu 15.04 ,wired and wireless are not connected after running sudo apt-get purgr network-manager-gnome network manager

I run command sudo apt-get purge network-manager-gnome network-manager. After running that command wireless and wired networks are not connected to my laptop. And when I look into "system ...
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Gnome 3 - how can I turn on some extention?

I've got fresh Ubuntu Gnome (14) installed on new workstation and for some reason it does not show up a list of opened windows so I need to click activities to change window. Obviously it's annoying ...
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gnome-settings-daemon not installing

2 weeks ago I installed Ubuntu and there was 1 update held back which was the gnome-settings-daemon, can I just ignore the update or does it install with the rest of the system updates after a fresh ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Ubuntu first login

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my windows using wubi installer. It installed successfully and when I first login, there's only the terminal is available. I've logged in by entering my user name and ...
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Stuck at “starting version 219” on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I know this question has been asked before, but I have tried the solutions, and they have not worked. First, I found this website about it. I tried the solution it gave: sudo systemctl enable ...
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How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?
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Gnome ubuntu 15.10 keyboard shortcuts [on hold]

I'm having problems with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl+alt+t or volume up and down not working in gnome Ubuntu 15.10. I switched to gnome because my XPS 13 trackpad does not work well with Unity, ...
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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | ...
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How can I tell Firefox to visual highlight focus cursor to make it more visually noticeable?

How might I highlight the current focus cursor in Firefox? That is, how do I make the cursor that moves focus when pressing the tab key more visual? Given my current desk situation, my keyboard is ...
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How to install icons on Ubuntu 14.04 using gnome shell?

I have installed gnome-shell 3.10 and gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I have found icon pack that I want to use, but there is to many how to's and none of them works. I have downloaded icon ...
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gnome-desktop-item-edit question

I installed gnome-desktop-item-edit via: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel App seems to work however when I try to launch a script via the desktop it seems to just crash ...
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How to recover gnome-classic?

I changed the configuration of the keyboard shortcut from the dconf editor (I changed the switch-input-source and switch-input-source-backward). When I set the value of the ...
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Enabling Touchpad Multitouch Gestures via Touchegg on Macbook7,1 Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

Touchegg gestures don't work. I've tried using to the UI to create them. Either I'm doing it wrong or something is not setup right. Maybe something to do with drivers (evdev or synaptic). That and, ...
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System tray groups

Does anyone know of a plugin for Gnome 3 where I can place system tay icons into a drop down like windows has. Please don't hate but it is kinda nice on windows to have only three or four system try ...
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Migrate metacity custom keybindings in dconf-editor

I have been using gnome for some years now and I have an array of custom global keybindings that I have come to rely on in my workflow. I recently upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and I see that ...
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How do I enable the PPTP addition dialogue when using a regular user in Debian Wheezie under Gnome Unity?

I just installed openvpn, pptp and vpnc. Under the user I am using, I am unable to create a PPTP connection as the dialogue is grayed out. Under the root user login, I can with no problems, however I ...
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Machine does not start

Initially computer was showing the error as mentioned in How to fix "The system is running in low-graphics mode" error? question. Fixing it resulted in the above error. Please take look ...
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Mapping mouse buttons with a generic mouse

I own a generic mouse I bought on eBay that worked well on any version of Windows with about anything, from games to regular applications, all buttons could be mapped with no issues and no extra ...
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Ubuntu Vivid Windows title from left side to right side with gnome shell?

I want to make windows UI and for this I need to move close,min,max icons (on windows title bar not gnome desktop's title bar) And I said on title that I am using Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet so Previous ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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How do I get the Details in gnome control center to display the info of my choice?

Is there a file I can edit? Or do I have to compile a new code? If yes, how, exactly?
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Gnome Shell multi desktop changes focus to other screen

I use Gnome-Shell with 2 Displays. One if the display is fixed. So there is only one Workspace on there. The other display has dynamic workspaces enabled. When I work on the dynamic workspace and ...
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File system root low disk space

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 a month back. It all worked perfect but after two days I repeatedly got the notification - File system root low disk space 0 MB left. I had installed everything ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GDM Login Banner, with User List Disabled

I've seen several posts and absolutely no replies (or rather few helpful ones -- even seen a few stating to "use LightDM") on this issue. We use GDM instead of LightDM due to a bug/feature in LightDM ...
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Consolas font on terminal emulators not working properly under i3-wm

I have the Consolas font configured for my terminal emulators (Terminator and gnome-terminal). My box is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If I turn on my computer and log in to i3-wm the font looks like ...
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How to remove Gnome desktop from Regular (Unity) Ubuntu 15.04

Currently have Ubuntu 15.04 with the default Unity desktop environment. I wanted to try the Gnome environment so I followed the following instructions: Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 However, ...
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Installing california calendar 0.4.0 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

First to mention, I am new to linux, so this might be a stupid question: Is it possible to install california 0.4 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS? If yes, how? I had installed Version 0.1.4, but I had problems ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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VRAM usage from DE

I'm using NVIDIA GT 705 /1gbDD3.64bit.48CudaCores/, Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3. While playing Heroes of the Storm VRAM usage is going up to 945 so here is the question: Will it makes difference if i ...
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Password prompts dither after entering password for authentication

I'm having a problem with my new Ubuntu installation. Any password prompt (except in Terminal!) dithers after I enter my password. I have tried changing my password; I was successful but it didn't ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 650m Blank Screen on Reboot with Asus UX51VZ on Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm starting from a fresh install from the lxde alternate iso. I then purged lubuntu in favor of ubuntu-gnome (I'm following the guide here: http://ux51vz.blogspot.com and didn't know how to make ...
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Changing gnome-panel colors while on openbox

So I tried customizing gnome-panel's colors, but it doesn't seem to apply when on openbox. I'm using gnome-color-chooser, and it seems to be able to change the GTK theme inside the gnome color chooser ...
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Questions about installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 server

I've got some question during the installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2 server. if I choose catalan as the language, when the installation finishes, the screen becames black and there is nothing to do. Is ...
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No animations on ubuntu gnome

I am trying to install an ubuntu gnome distro but every time I live boot or install I get no animations at all. I tried ubuntu 15.04. Here are my specs I5 - 4690K MSI GTX - 970 12 GB DDR3 Here ...
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How to upgrade GTK 3.10 to GTK 3.14 on Ubuntu 14.04?

How to upgrade GTK 3.10 to 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04? Most of the discussions provide an answer in which they replace the Unity desktop with the GNOME desktop. I want to do this upgrade without adding any ...
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shortcut for shut-down not working in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome as the DE. Back when I was using gnome with Arch, I could configure keyboard shortcuts for shut down and restart from Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts I don't ...
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Why does my Wireless connection block my internet traffic?

I am on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and experincing a strange "bug". When i have wireless activated and connect my coble bound network - it looks like everything is fine (in the menu bar i see a connection on ...
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why is 219 running before the gnome login on my computer? [duplicate]

when I restart I get a black screen then a gray screen with a 219 heading and a screen full of entries with ok after some of them and then the gnome login. also after doing a dist upgrade the id in ...
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How do I configure startx to only start only Gnome Fallback session in 14.04

From a server install I want to be able to run startx and bring up the gnome-fallback-desktop. I want to be able to log out and return to the command prompt. This works currently with my ...
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How can the gnome3 activities hotspot be definitely disabled

I'm looking for a definitive solution to the problem of disabling the Gnome3 activities hotspot, if one exists. I find this feature disruptive and irritating and I really want it gone. So far I have ...
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Gnome backgroud log in, not change(after change it)

I try to change the login background picture in Gnome (GNOME Shell 3.14.4 - Ubuntu 15.04), doing this Thread: Unable to change GDM Login screen background. copy the image you want to use into the ...
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How to start a new Unity Styled desktop in other tty in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32bit Desktop version. Now I want to start a new Unity styled desktop in other tty, like tty 8. As we all known, Linux use X Window System for display. To start a new desktop ...
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Nouveau driver randomly freezing Graphical interface (X Server)

I'm having random freezes on my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04. Suddently I'm not able to click or move anything on the interface. I can however go to another virtual text terminal (Ctrl + Alt + F1) and I can ...