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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Networkmanager does not know that I am online, after resuming from hibernate

The following question is very close to this question. When closing the lid of my notebook or going to hybernate and waking up my Ubuntu 16.04 machine, the nm-applet shows, that I am offline. ...
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Enable upgrade options when using installation from DVD?

I can not upgrade my system from Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 to 16.04 by Software Updater, then I trying download ISO file and burn to disc. I can boot to Ubuntu from it and install 16.04, but the option ...
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How to block the Gnome Shell Integrations popup from Chrome browser

Google Chrome is incapable of using Gnome Shell Integration. But everytime I open Chrome an annoying popup informs me that my "native host connector is not detected." Does anyone know how to yank this ...
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Can't find session 'default' for desktop log in

I have a puzzling issue on a newly installed 14.04.4 LTS. I configured it for nis and it works when I ssh into the machine. But if a user tries to log in on the desktop it fails with the "Can't start ...
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GConf-WARNING **: Got Disconnected from DBus

I see this error in ~/.xsession-errors and it appears that gnome-settings-daemon ends up 'not responding' because of this. Please note that I have been running this OS on this machine for nearly four ...
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How to fix buggy Intel Broadwell video driver

I'm running Ubuntu 14 on a Librem 13 laptop, and everything works perfectly except for video. I usually use the laptop with an external HDMI monitor, and when connected, Gnome will flicker and ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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can not install Gnome extensions

Hi I recently switched from using the regular unity shell to gnome-fallback-compiz. I wanted to try out some Gnome extensions however when I went to the website (using both Chrome & Firefox), I ...
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How to check computer's timezone through Terminal? [duplicate]

I am writing a bash script which at some point needs to determine a user's timezone, so how exactly can I check the timezone in Terminal? I would like to be able to get output in terms of GMT and UTC. ...
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Cannot switch to Gnome on 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04. I have it already on my laptop with Gnome 3.20 working. My desktop pc has an i7 4790 and AMD HD 7950 installed the Gnome 3.20 and rebooted. Now I have the icon to switch ...
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How to install gnome search providers without gnome shell

I want to use "gnome search providers" plugin for xfdashboard in xfce4. But how can I install those providers if I haven't gnome shell?
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Gconf-editor is missing settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and trying to stop the laptop suspending when I close the lid. I installed gconf-editor but I found it is missing ALOT of settings: I know gconf-editor has been ...
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My Software application is not working. 16.04 Xenial Xerus

When I click the "Software" application - Nothing happens. It worked a few days ago, but I don't really use it that often. I was now trying to install a .deb package, and nothing happens. Is this ...
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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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install gnome-shell on ubuntu 16.04

I tried to install gnome-shell on Ubuntu 16.04 and when configuring I choose gdm as my default desktop but after I reboot I didn't see the login screen , only the black screen with Ubuntu logo and ...
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Thinkpad E560 cannot sleep on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

Hello fellow Ubuntu users, I freshly installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my Lenovo Thinkpad E560. When I close the lid of the notebook, it does not seem suspend whatsoever. The indicator led stays on ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...
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Scaling HiDpi Full HD screen on Ubuntu Gnome (and multi monitors)

I have a 14" Full HD display screen. It's probably not qualified to be called a hidpi/retina, but it still is very dense. The problem is that the minimum 2x scaling in Tweak Tools is too much. Ideally ...
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Gnome dash to dock extension minimize when you click, instead of shift+click

My system is Ubuntu gnome 16.04 release (gnome 3.18 shell). I am using Dash to Dock extension. When i click to any minimized programs (i click dock icon) it opens its windows as we want. However when ...
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Can't read text in web forms since firefox uses dark theme by default

Since a couple of years, I have the dark desktop theme by default. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 a week ago, firefox upgraded with it, and it now uses a dark theme as well. That's okay with ...
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Nautilus sidebar not working - display words error

Currently in Xenial the words in the sidebar are not showing. I have tried reinstalling nautilus sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus That has not fixed it, what else should i do?
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Big Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not entirely Unix illiterate, but this distribution has got me totally buffaloed. I can't add the Terminal app to the application loader no matter what I do. I've now spent an hour researching ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after Gnome shell installation

I'm relatively new to Linux, have been using it for about 6 months already. I like Gnome shell more than Unity but looks like in 16.04 Ubuntu plays a trick on me. As soon as I install gnome Ubuntu ...
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Executing shell script

I have a script: echo "start" cd ~/GoogleDrive/ drive push path-to-file/ echo "done" which uploads path-to file to my Google Drive account. I can run this script without any problem by sh ...
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Some icons and text randomly become invisible after waking up from sleep (ubuntu gnome)

Icons, and things in the dropdown settings sometime disappear, (see screenshots) : http://imgur.com/a/NNLmq This happens after waking up from sleep and can be fixed until waking up from sleep again by ...
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How to change user defined locale

There are a few of similar questions (e.g. this one), but they are quite old and no one give an exhaustive answer. My system locale settings are: david@david-ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/default/locale # ...
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Unable to view search results in the Activities Overview for locations I have previously disabled but now re-enabled in the settings

I just went into Settings > Search > Search Locations, disabled the search results for my home directory and then re-enabled them with the little slider next to the item. However even after ...
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Open with “Wine Internet Explorer” option left in Shutter after removing Wine

I installed the latest dev or stable version (I don't remember which now) of Wine using their official repository but then didn't need it any more so removed it, but now I have found that strangely ...
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Xmonad and Gnome does not work properly on new install of Ubuntu 16.04

I have ran xmonad and gnome-panel in all my used versions of ubuntu, but this time around I cannot get it to work properly at all. I first run these commands. sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Takes a very long time to log in to gnome 3.18.4 in Ubuntu 16.04

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 via update from 14.04. I'm using gnome-shell 3.18.4. When I want to log to my gnome shell session the login is very slow, it takes more than 1 minute where the the only ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS from 15.10

I face this error when try to upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 LTS (from 15.10). I confirmed that have correct internet connection ! enter image description here
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What is the difference between xdg-app and snaps?

GNOME Sandboxed Apps seems to be very similar to Ubuntu snap packages. What are the key differences between these formats? Like, GNOME Sandboxed Apps requires Wayland and therefore is inherently ...
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Installing Gnome 16.04

I bought a new laptop with win 10, and last night - after quite a bit of faffing around changing bios settings etc, managed to install Ubuntu 14.04 so I have dual boot. But, I thought Ubuntu looked a ...
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Problem installing printer on windows network

The problem is that, I can see the printer, over the net, without any problem, samba works just fine, but, when I select the printer and goes to the next screen to show the drivers list (which are ...
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Error de escritorio de Metacity (Gnome; Unity) [closed]

El escritorio al inicio dejaba como una mancha de loque se iba ahciendo, es decir, abría la terminal, y al minimizarla, se veía en ese lugar una imagen de la terminal (pero estaba minimizada) igual ...
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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Lockscreen Gone

Currently I am running Ubuntu 15.10 Wily with the Gnome 3 desktop environment. Every time that I set a background for my lock screen it disappears on reboot. I am using the same folder for my ...
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Gnome Classic doesn't seem to start any more

I have gdm installed with Ubuntu 12.04. For a session I select Gnome Classic. This used to work fine, now for some reason when I try to start a Gnome Classic session, the screen flashes, and starts an ...
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Problems installing Nvidia drivers

I own a Dell Inspiron 15-5558, wich has a Nvidia 920m and the integrated intel graphics. I already followed lots of guides on how to install nvidia drivers, needless to say none of them worked. When i ...
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unable to login to gnome session during release upgrade

I started a release upgrade, which began and was running smoothly. I needed to get something so I hit lock screen. After I returned, trying to login, I am not able to enter password again again as the ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 luminosity problem

when my laptop (Dell Inspiron 3542 / Pentium 3558U) is idle, the luminosity fluctuate. If i stop moving my mouse (or trackpad), 1 or 2 seconds after, the screen is a little more dark... and if i move ...
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Notebook display not detected after upgrade to Ubuntu Gnome 16.04

I have an Asus N55S notebook with Nvidia Gefore GT555M and an external Samsung monitor connected via HDMI. With the proprietary Nvidia driver dual display mode was working perfectly in Ubuntu Gnome ...
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Ugrade to 16.04, 'p' key does not work anymore

I just updated to 16.04. P key is not working anymore. It seem like it is grabbed by gnome-shell I tried this command: xdotool keydown "p"; xdotool key "XF86LogGrabInfo"; xdotool keyup "p" It ...
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Fix letters with random shortcuts

When ever I press the S key it activates my 'screen Keyboard' in the 'Universal Access'. And when pressing L it opens Gnome Help. This is a very weird bug and super annoying as I need to copy and ...
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How to remove applications task bar in Gnome Classic?

I'm using Gnome Classic in Xerus as normal Gnome crashes the whole machine if I plug in an external monitor (bug reports gdm, kernel, xorg). It's fantastic! However it has a buggy bottom panel that ...
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Change “power-button-action” comand for “hibernate” option in GNOME 3.18

I am used to have an interactive menu when i press my power button, but since I recently installed GNOME 3.18, i found out that the only available actions for power button press are : "nothing", ...
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How can I map the Express Keys on a Wacom Intuos Pro L Touch to enable or disable the touch functionality?

Any idea if it's possible to properly map the Express Keys on a Wacom Intuos Pro L tablet like you can with the Windows drivers? It doesn't seem to be working for me on Ubuntu GNOME and I really need ...
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Just did an update in 16.04 and suddenly instead of Cinnamon, I have Gnome!

This is the weirdest thing I've ever seen. I just installed the new 16.04 and then installed Cinnamon, which was working perfectly as far as I could tell. Today I did a "partial update" and when I ...
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Restricting maximized window bounds in gnome

I am creating a side bar with a chrome app which acts as a dock. I would like to restrict the size of all maximized windows in order that they will no go under my side bar. There is some ...
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Suspend not working on Ubuntu 16.04 for Dell 3537

I was on Ubuntu (vanilla, with Unity) 14.04 until yesterday, and since the new LTS version came out, I decided to go for an Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 clean install. Since I installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 ...