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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Ubuntu 14.04 ; Gnome 3.10 launcher is stuck off screen

sorry if this is off topic. i am posting here and hoping somebody knows how to fix this. I installed Ubuntu studio version 14.04 LTS and then installed gnome desktop. the left launcher where ...
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Automatically unlock other keyring than “Login” on login (not auto-login)

I have two keyrings: "Login" and "Default keyring". "Login" contains only a few keys, including the unlock password for "Default keyring", and is unlocked automatically on login (which requires a ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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When will Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 be released? [duplicate]

Please tell the date of release for the stable version of the GNOME flavor.
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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GDM not starting after installing GNOME 3 on Ubuntu Server 15.10

First thing after installing Ubuntu Server 15.10, I got all the updates and installed GNOME 3.16.4: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-shell But after a reboot I ...
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Installed gnome and now desktop is empty

I recently installed gnome using: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop Now I rebooted my system and it all looked fine however the desktop remains empty, I can ...
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How to switch off gdm?

Because after update - gnome and gdm are not working, and I need to switch off gdm as display-manager. Now am logged in with bodhi-linux ... how can I disable gdm for to log in into ubuntu to proceed ...
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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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How to remap keys to a mouse button

I want to remap the right Ctrl or right Alt key to a right mouse button.I used different tools like xev ,xmodmap and xdotool,butit didn't worked.
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Only COPY doesn't work on terminal [on hold]

I'm using RHEL5 64 bit, Gnome terminal 2.16.0. I can copy external text and paste it into the terminal, but i'm not able to copy anything from within the terminal. ctrl+shift+C doesn't work. ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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VLC from menu or double-click starts in background, terminates

On most Ubunutus, VLC can be started from the gnome launcher(?) or by double-clicking on assiociated items in nemo or nautilus. I expect VLC to run; in the second case, I expect the file I clicked on ...
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14.04.3 - Ubuntu GNOME - Can't boot

After selecting Ubuntu GNOME in GRUB, the boot freezes at the logo. Last things that I've done are sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I've also installed Android Studio from the ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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Blank Screen on Edubuntu 14.04 after changing the Home partition

Good day! I made changes to my system that was currently running out of space in the root and the home partition. So I popped in to gparted and adjust the sizes of the partition, everything went ...
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How to upgrade GNOME 3 shell without upgrading Ubuntu in the same time?

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop. It comes with GNOME 3.16 installed. How to upgrade GNOME to version 3.18 without upgrading Ubuntu to version 16.04 in the same time? PS: I am a new GNU/Linux ...
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Kernel panic on Ubuntu 15.04, possibly due to Gnome

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome Desktop 3.14.4. I get a kernel panic whenever I switch Wifi networks e.g. if I try to load a webpage over a slow network, and I switch to another network without ...
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gnome-terminal --disable-factory support problem

gnome-terminal --tab --title="700" --disable-factory -e Failed to parse arguments: Option "--disable-factory" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal. i have gnome3 Any ...
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How to skip login screen?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. I installed lightdm using this command: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm. But when I reboot/restart the PC now I get the login screen where I can choose between ...
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How to install XFCE alongside with Gnome in Trusty

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed from mini.iso, install without any bloats. I was able to install gnome3 with gdm as greeter (LightDM always give me error message). The system run just fine, but I still ...
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Can't change desktop environment Ubuntu 15.10

I installed xfce and gnome desktop environments and I don't see a way how to change it. On log in screen there isn't any option, does anybody have similar problem? Thanks!
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Is it possible to close Evolution but still get notifications for new mail in GNOME 3 notification area?

I use Evolution for mailing, and I like how new mail notifications appear in GNOME 3 notification area at the top of the screen. Unfortunately, it seems that Evolution must be running for this ...
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Console login redisplays login screen after entering password

I attempted to login the console using 'ubuntu default' and after a very brief moment of displaying the desktop background I am returned to the login screen. It was working flawlessly until a few ...
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How to set Keyboard Shortcut for moving windows across Monitor in GNOME?

I use GNOME 3 DE on ubuntu 14.04 . In unity, I set keyboard shorcut on ccsm so that I could move windows from monitor 1 to monitor 2 with keyboard shortcut. But when i switched to GNOME, ccsm doesnt ...
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Why I need to add gnome ppa to upgrade/update my Gnome Shell version, when I'm using Ubuntu Gnome?

I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and I was searching to upgrade gnome shell from 3.16.4 to 3.18. Because of this nice features from OMG Ubuntu. Every place in the internet that I found said that I must to ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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How to share files between Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 and Lubuntu 15.10?

SITUATION: I have a classic desktop PC and a laptop. On the old PC runs Lubuntu 15.10 and on the laptop I have Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. The Lubuntu is connected via cable to the router and the laptop via ...
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Gnome has remnants of Unity and missing things (Ubuntu 15.04) [on hold]

I got a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity, but I prefer Gnome desktop environment. I followed several answers in askubuntu and stackoverflow to install gnome and things went smooth except for some ...
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Why GNOME as default in Login Screen even after lightdm as Default?

After running sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm it has successfully set Unity as DE but there is an annoying text called (default) in Gnome's row when selecting DE at login screen. Is it normal ? ...
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Gnome Desktop Extension

i installed ubuntu 14.04 and to get gnome desktop used the following command sudo apt-get install gnome-panel after that i log with the gnome compiz desktop , now when i try to install gnome ...
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Tray icon on gnome top panel

I deleted the tray icon on gnome top panel, Now I want to bring it back, but how to do that, please help.
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Display Manager Crashes on Dual Monitors with GNOME 3

I don't know if this problem has been here since I installed Ubuntu, as I don't remember if I ever used multiple monitors before now on my laptop while in Ubuntu. Here's the situation: I have an ...
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How to upgrade GNOME to the next unstable development series?

I understand that with GNOME version numbers, you have the odd numbered releases being the unstable in-development series, and the even ones as the stable releases which the odd unstable ones become. ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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Email on failed login attempt?

I was wondering if it is possible to set it up in such a way that on a failed login Ubuntu will send me an email? And of course if the computer is not connected to the internet when the attempt ...
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App launcher on lubuntu

I just installed lubuntu on my dell inspiron Just wondering if i can install the app launcher (on the left side of the screen in Ubuntu) without installing GNOME ?
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How to show the task icon hidden by gnome-shell theme?

I'm using a gnome-shell theme called Dark Mode. This theme hides the icon of a task in the panel and it just shows the name of a task. How can I edit the gnome-shell.css to solve it?
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Confusing determination of ubuntu version? [duplicate]

I upgraded (using this tutorial: How can I update my gnome to gnome 3.18?) my GNOME at version 3.18.2 (because of the google drive option integrated) using Ubuntu GNOME version 15.10. When i type on ...
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Windows use own title bars and global title bar is still here

Firstly, sorry for my english, if it is making it difficult to understand the problem. I don't how but some days ago, my windows started to show own title bars while global title bar is still standing ...
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Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
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Ubuntu not able to boot up and fresh installlation also not possible

I messed up with my ubuntu 15.10. I was trying to gnome-desktop-environment by running the command sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment, but I closed the process in between because I didn't ...
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Higher than 1440p in Gnome Boxes with Spice?

Is it possible to increase the maximum resolution in Gnome Boxes(QEMU KVM) to 4K? Currently it is limited to 1440p. I'm using the Spice drivers. Host: Ubuntu 15.10 w/ GNOME Guest: Windows Server ...
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Random freezing on UbuntuGNOME 15.10

I have a machine with a new installation of UbuntuGNOME 15.10 (64-bit), which has, in the last two days, frozen completely few times. By frozen, I mean that the desktop becomes completely ...
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Unable to use Caps Lock When I log in

"Caps Lock" key doesn't work at all once I log in. "Show Keyboard Layout" show it as "Level3 Shift". In "Setting > keyboard" it doesn't recognize "Level3 Shift" at all. How to make it work ? Ubuntu ...
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Play logout sound when Gnome session ends

I want to know a way by which I can run a script, which would play a logout sound, just before Gnome session ends. By Gnome session ends I mean when I click Logout, Restart or Shutdown I am using ...
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What is the strange dot that appeared next to the dot when gone midnight?

It feels like I've asked this before so apologies if I have, I just can't find my previous post on this if there is one... So anyway, last night when I was having some desktop-notifications and it ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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Removing the Firefox top panel

I would like to remove this top panel in Firefox (I'm using Firefox Developer Edition): I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10. How do I remove the top panel hilighted in the picture above?
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Persistent Error Message in Evolution

I'm getting the following error message in Evolution. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.10. (I changed the email address in the message for privacy): RCPT TO <"; j******"@birdvilleschools.net> ...