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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New install Ubuntu 14.04.2…Some apps will not open

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2, 64 bit, (Gnome Flashback, using metacity) on a laptop. When I click on certain apps, it starts to open on the bottom panel then stops and disappears. Unubtu Software ...
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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Ubuntu?

For windows systems I use a program called proxifier which forces ALL network traffic over the specified SOCKS/HTTPS proxy (except for individual programs added to the exception list). It works well ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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can u use proxifire for linux

se the “-D” flag of openssh to create a SOCKS proxy.This is a tunnel to the server. Now all you have to do is set the preference in Firefox(or what ever application you are trying) to use a SOCKS ...
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How to add opus encoding to GNOME Soundconverter?

I am new to Ubuntu, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. As the title says, I want to be able to encode an opus file with GNOME Sounconverter. In Gnome SC's changelog it says opus support was added ...
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Gnome shell inverted clock

Here is how the clock appears in my gnome shell: Even though I'm using the Arabic language, this is not how the clock should be displayed. Previously, it worked well but now I don't know what ...
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System starting with errors after VirtualBox4.3 install

I just did something really stupid while installing VirtualBox4.3 using deb file from their website. I have an intel notebook but when I downloaded the file I think I somehow downloaded an amd package ...
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How to clear system tray notification via command line

I have an application which produces system notification every 5 seconds. Overtime the notification tray I have (Gnome env) gets crowded. How can I clear it like every minute but I need to do this ...
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Can't get panel icons to work in UbuntuGnome

I installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get panel icons working (those little helpful icons for your applications that are at the top right of your screen). ...
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Circular scrolling distance using synaptics touchpad

I find the circular scrolling very much convenient to natural scrolling. Enabling the feature on windows provides a very smooth experience. I tried to configure the same for my Ubuntu and found out ...
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How do I make 2 monitors act as 1 in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10

So I currently have 3 monitors, 2 of the same type(17" Samsung), and a widescreen monitor(acer 22"). I want to make the 2 samsung monitors act as one, so i can maximize a window across both of them, ...
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Why doesn't GTK_THEME=theme_name app_name changes theme in Kubuntu 14.04?

deja-dup crashes if used with oxygen-gtk3 theme. One of the easiest ways of changing themes of GTK3 apps is by using the GTK_THEME=theme_name app_name command line flag. It works on Fedora but doesn't ...
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Problem with pkexec using Ubuntu Gnome (Vivid Vervet)

Help! I reinstalled today my Ubuntu Gnome Vivid Vervet Beta. So far, so good, did some careful tailoring (nothing fancy, gnome extensions, nemo instead of Nautilus, a "chameleon" gtk theme...). ...
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How to install Nvidia Drivers

So I literally just installed ubuntu, but I just can't seem to find an answer that makes any sense and works for me. I have an Nvidia GTX 750Ti GPU, and I want to play some steam games. I am using ...
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GNOME 3 Not Logging Out on Laptop Close

I'm having trouble trying to set GNOME to logout my current users on a laptop close and after x minutes of activity. I've tried running gnome-tweak-tool directly from terminal, but I'm constantly ...
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Setting scaling factor

I'm trying to set my scaling to 1.75 but when I type gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface scaling-factor 1.75 I get this error: invalid character in number 1.75 ^ ...
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How to access bottom panel in Gnome?

I do not know how to open the bottom panel of Gnome which shows the currently opened background applications and notifications and so on... Usually I move my mouse to the bottom and sometimes the ...
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Invisible cursor over panel in Gnome 3.14

I just installed Gnome 3.14 from PPA under Ubuntu 14.10 and, upon rebooting, the mouse cursor only shows over applications. Moving the mouse over the gnome panel hides the cursor. Same thing when ...
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How to use On-screen keyboard in Firefox/Chrome in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Pretty simple question, it's all in the topic line. I enabled the universal access features, turned on the keyboard, and it's pretty nice except for the fact that I can't use it in my internet ...
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Latest Nvidia Drivers Cause Gnome Desktop to hang after login

I followed the instructions to download and install nvidia driver as .run and it seems to be kind of working, but when i login with my password using gnome desktop, it just sits there with the ...
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I want to make a remotely controlled server running ubuntu gnome

Ok, so I have an old HP box with a 320gb hard drive in it. The display controller doesn't work on this machine, so I need to be able to control the machine remotely from my primary Linux Mint ...
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Blank screen on netbook 14.10

I have just upgraded Xubuntu to 14.10 from 14.04 and now it is going to a black screen when I enter the security password before the login screen. What would be the best route to take for fixing it? ...
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How to get a REAL global dark theme in Ubuntu Gnome 14.10?

After years (hours) of looking for an answer, unable to find a working one, I'm going to ask you. How do I change the color of this (or any other than gnome app) to match the dark theme? I find it ...
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Removing the gubbins that installing gnome adds

I was troubleshooting issues a while back, and found myself installing the gnome desktop environment instead of the unity one. I've since removed everything I could think of, but when I open a ...
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why does GNOME require removing chrome [on hold]

i am trying to get GNOME on my system and the msg appears to remove googlechrome and two other apps so, WHY?
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Xorg frezes on gnome icon

maybe you can help me to solve this problem. Because I read thousand of question, I tried thousand of solution. I'm fighting to make Xorg works. When I boot my notebook it freeze on the GNOME Icon. ...
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IpProtocols firefox add-on with gnome-terminal and multiple tabs

I want to use Firefox with IpProtocols 0.2.3 to launch telnet sessions from browser. It is working well for me with xterm terminal emulator, but i wish to use multiple tabs. Now I try to use ...
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Change language of the gnome shell overview

I noticed that the search results of settings in the gnome shell overview stay in English although my system language is German. I doesn't really disturb me but I'm wondering a bit why this happens. ...
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Which framework/package provides the file dialog which is used by a lot of gnome applications?

I want to file an odd behavior of the file dialog which is shared by a lot of GNOME applications (evince, gedit, etc.) when the user opens or saves files as bug in launchpad. I was wondering which ...
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Why are prelight areas in menus of Gtk theme coloring incorrectly?

I'm using a custom theme and since upgrading from Saucy to Utopic the prelight areas in the Menubar Menuitems and Menu items of dropdown menus are coloring incorrectly. The selected_bg_color is only ...
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Blackscreen - failed to idle channel

I've just installed Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS and everything was working fine. But suddenly it freezes and then goes blackscreen, and displays this: * Stopping System V runlevel compatibility * ...
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Gnome 3.14 keeps minimizing windows

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time, but I decided yesterday to wipe my system to move everything to my RAID-0 array. I have a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 with the binary Nvidia drivers and ...
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Programmatic windows maximization

I learned about wmctrl here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/103602/how-to-maximize-a-window-programmably-in-x-window which suggests using the following command to programmatically maximize a ...
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Selecting VPN in gnome network manager does nothing

I've read some other old posts and bug reports relating to this, but none of the fixes have worked. I have an OpenVPN connection listed in Gnome network manager, and when I select it from the ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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nautilus changed after installing gnome-shell

I tried to installing gnome-shell with this command: apt-get install gnome-shell after that I restarted the machine and Ubuntu couldnt log in. It says: failed to start session I used Alt+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Gnome Tab not recognizing Rails anymore using ubuntu 14.04

I am having a strange issue , my main terminal is recognizing the RVM , Ruby and runs Rails command as well , and I had two tabs opened yesterday which were recognizing all of the commands . Today ...
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Open new tabs in main gmome-terminal window from main gmome-panel?

When you open a terminal from the panel in gnome-session-fallback you get a new gnome-terminal window. My goal is to have every subsequent gnome-terminal open from the panel to open as a tab in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nemo (maybe Nautilus) customizing folder display with pictures

settings: Ubuntu 14.04; nemo 2.4.5., Gnome flashback metacity I have a directory with more than one hundred folders, each for a composer (eg 1770-Beethoven) and corresponding image ...
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LibGL and other problems when launching Steam

I've tried so many things that I've seen around to fix Steam and it seems like I keep getting more and more errors... I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 64bit on a laptop with a NVidia Geforce 460M. So I ...
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Unity desktop broke after installing GNOME

I'm running 14.04. I've already got half way there. I've reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but my actual desktop is still not working. No icons displayed, can't right click or drag, same wallpaper as login ...
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stuck at this screen after installing GNOME [duplicate]

I'm stuck at this screen after boot. I have installed and again uninstalled GNOME through Ubuntu Software center before. I really just want to go back to Ubuntu.
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Gnome 3.14 on Ubuntu 12.04

Can i get Gnome 3.14 on Ubuntu 12.04? I saw this people have mentioned 12.04 in the list for gnome 3.14 http://media-opensource.blogspot.com/2014/09/how-to-install-gnome-314-in-linux.html
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes while booting with purple screen

Been using Ubuntu unity for about 6 months and decided to give Ubuntu Gnome a try. Unfortunatly didn't like it so decided to return back to unity. Since then I have had loads of touble. My main issue ...
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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Recover from ubuntu getting stuck

I've been using ubuntu 12.04 for a while now and i get my work lost so many times because of this freezing issue. Only the mouse pointer works when it freezes. I had Gnome installed right after i ...
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Numpad buttons going weird

I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected /, it gives a ∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * ...
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Ubuntu GUI problem

I have installed xrdp and gnome on Ubuntu 14. Now when I am trying to connect it using remote desktop, there is only this screen. How can I fix this problem? Thanks
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How to access the user environment from a dpkg hook/application ran as root?

I have an application that is executed each time dpkg is called using a hook DPkg::Post-Invoke {"<path to my app>/my-app";}; The application needs to read the gsettings of the current ...
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How to configure display order of search results in Gnome Shell?

On Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME Shell 3.10 - where are the options for configuring the order of the search results in the dash view? When hitting Super and typing any string (e.g. demofile), then the ...