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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Stuck at splash screen when changing to GDM

After considering it for a while, I finally decided to install GNOME onto my Ubuntu 14.04 system to give it a play and see if I it was worth switching to Ubuntu GNOME. Everything seems to be fine ...
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GNOME Shell 3.4.1 change shortcut to navigate between applications (Ubuntu 12.04)

I want to change the shortcut to navigate between applications on my Gnome shell 3.4.1 from Alt+TAB to Super+TAB ( Since I RDP to a windows box sometimes and it "eats" away the ALT+TAB) I followed ...
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Function keys F1-F6 and F10-F12 unusable in Gnome Terminal

We have applications we used to run on Fedora 14, that use the function keys F1,F2,F4,F10 but they do not work when running the same program in UBUNTU 14.04 LTS. The only Function keys that still work ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome Calendar bidirectional sync with google calendar

Heyho folks, so I am struggling with this problem for a while now and I cannot find a clear answer to be honest. I am using the California Calendar and have my GOA for Google set up as well. The ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 windows manager where is the apps menu? [on hold]

I more or less accidentially updated to ubuntu 15.04 by using dist-upgrade with the -d option. The window manager lightdm shows no menus whatsoever. There is also no "dash" key. Everyone on youtube ...
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How to install gnome extensions through firefox using Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1

After fresh install of Ubuntu-Gnome 14.04.1, I was unable to install gnome extensions through the https://extensions.gnome.org/ website. The website would given an error that it could not detect that ...
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Gnome 3 not working

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and had Gnome 3 working property except that sometimes it got stuck in the login screen and had to reboot it. So I decided to install Unity and re-install Gnome. I can access ...
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Run Matlab with a desktop launcher

I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for Matlab in order to run it from the desktop. This is how my desktop entry looks like: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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Repository MTR strange behaviour:

Can someone explain this MTR readings or that may be a DNS resolver issue. have tried many things changing dns to popular public ones with no changes The first: on does not show the full URL handed ...
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Deactivating Function keys while using an application in Gnome-Terminal

I have a certain application that I run from Gnome-terminal, and in this application they used certain function keys like F1,F2,F4,F5, etc Since migrating from Fedora to Ubuntu I cannot use this ...
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Pipe file to gnome-open command

For example I want to open a specific book from Books directory. To find it I do ls | grep -i 'book_i_want' Ideally I would like to add next pipe with command, like this: ls | grep -i 'some_book' | ...
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Purple screen on first boot

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but everytime I boot my PC, I get a purple blank screen and it doesn't load. I force it close. I open the bios, check it, close it again and then GNUB finally ...
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Hot to stop Shotwell wallpaper slideshow

I used shotwell to create a wallpaper slideshow. Since then I am experiencing a massive memory leakage of gnome-shell and I want to turn it off again. How can I do that?
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Right Click of GNOME Panel not working in Macbook Pro(Virtual Box)

I have installed Ubuntu(14.04) in Virtual Box ; in my Macbook Pro(Yosemite, Late 2013, 15 inch). I want to use GNOME Desktop instead of Unity. When I login to GNOME Desktop, I have an empty Panel at ...
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How to restore window menubars (LIM?) for Gnome Shell in Ubuntu 14?

I was using Ubuntu 12 and recently updated to 14.04. I found that in both Gnome Shell and Unity the global menu is enabled by default. I can't find a way to disable it for Gnome Shell. Doing so in ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 boot slow downs

Since the last few weeks I noticed an increasing slow down of the boot time of my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 box. Anyone willing to have a look at the attached dmesg and provide some suggestions to improve ...
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Custom .desktop file not working, cannot start application

I added a custom .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications and made it executable. However, I cannot start the program (ViTables), neither by clicking on the desktop file nor by starting it from ...
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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How to activate/deactivate a gnome-shell extension from command line

Let's say I have successully installed my set of gnome-shell extensions. But I want to deactivate/unactivate from the command line. This is only possible via mouse action, AFAIK. How can I do that ?
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Alias for gnome-open to open different files

I want to make alias for gnome-open so I be able to open files with command opn somefile.doc How can I pass filename with this alias?
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Black Screen after unistalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 for a try runing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, then i uninstall it with all his packages using: sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell. Then i opened synaptic packages manager and ...
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Ubuntu failed to start session on Mac Book Pro retina

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro retina and I was trying to set up gnome 3 as DE (Desktop Environment). But when I tried to log out and log in, it failed to start the session, a message ...
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Missing Gnome icons

The current problem has happened to me for the second time (last time I reinstalled whole Ubuntu to solve it) I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome I have done some updates using the Software ...
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Unity is gone! And cannot get it back

Hello I have had a couple questions regarding my laptop and ubuntu. I managed to get the laptop working but now I think unity is gone (assuming that is what it's called) My question is different from ...
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Screen rendering problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Intel video card

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Sony laptop and I've had a problem I've never seen before. The side bar menu text, the dropdown menu text and sometimes the background image weren't ...
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Disable/Remove app menu from gnome shell 3.10

I seriously loathe the app menu that gnome-shell shows. There used to be an extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/32/remove-panel-app-menu/ but it does not work in gnome-shell 3.10 There ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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infinality and fglrx killed gnome

I'm new to Ubuntu (2 months) working with a new AMD notebook (Radeon R5 M2xx series). I installed latest version of ubuntu gnome. The font looked strange so i decided to repair it. I did both theese ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Gnome 3.14 over Ubuntu Unity without losing /home?

The title says it all. I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS then I upgraded to 14.10 still in Unity. I've followed tutorials explaining how to install Gnome 3.14 and I can say that I'm loving it. The ...
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How do I remove duplicate programs in Classic menu indicator? [Ubuntu 14.04]

I have installed Cisco Packet Tracer Student 6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. It works, but it has been shown for three times in the Classic MenuIndicator. You can check my situation by clicking the link to see ...
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Can't install vim-gnome

On the last Ubunt 14.04 upgrade I'm not able to install vim-gnome anymore due the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: vim-gnome : Depends: vim-gui-common (= ...
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My Gnome web browser close automatically [closed]

My Gnome 3.12 web browser(Epiphany) closes automatically when i click the new tab option or when i open the new tab using shortcuts.Can anyone tell what's the reason and how i resolve this one??
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Log on Gnome desktop moniter black screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02,but when I login at my system via Gnome my monitor goes black. When I try to log on via Unity the desktop works fine. Specs:Dell 9020 How can I fix that problem?
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Can't change ubuntu desktop wallpaper in Unity on Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 (desktop) and installed Unity desktop environment (DE) on top of it, so I can select Unity or Gnome desktop when I log in on Ubuntu. When I log in with the Unity ...
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Different nautilus thumbnails rendering for text files

I have Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome edition on both my laptop and the desktop; both are up-to-date but they have a different past-history of installations and upgrades. Now, text-type thumbnails are different ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3 experiencing random reboots

I'm not sure how to diagnose Ubuntu problems, as I've only been a user for a few days from Windows 8.1 I've never had any random reboot issues with Windows, so I am quite confident that it's not a ...
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How can I increase the mouse scroll speed in GNOME 3?

How can I increase the mouse scroll speed in GNOME 3 and ensure that it works after a restart as well? Currently getting about 3 lines per scroll, I'd like to increase that. I've tried following a ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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How do I fix a blank gnome desktop over VNC?

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 on my OpenVS VPS and followed the directions here to get a remote desktop operational. This resulted in the (as I'm learning) predictable grey desktop ...
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How can I permanently set cursor speed in GNOME 3?

I've been using the following command to set my mouse cursor speed; however, upon restart, it just goes back to the default speed. How can I make my adjustment permanent? TIA! xinput set-prop 9 258 ...
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Cannot print from Ubuntu to Develop ineo 224e in proper format of page - A4

I installed drivers for this printer properly (I think). The testing page is printed as well, but I cannot print on A4, because the printer always issues, that format of page is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. ...
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14.04 Gnome problems after installing drivers (Macbook Pro)

I am installing Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 on my early 2013 Retina Macbook Pro 15. As far as installing and booting the first time, I have had no issues. Once I boot for the first time into the the ...
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Can't cancel the restart/shut down dialog box in Gnome

When I click on the "Restart..." or "Shut Down..." options of the Gnome panel, a box dialog appears in order to confirm whether I really want to "Accept" or "Cancel" the process (as expected). ...
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Unable to boot after uninstalling evolution-data-server

I've accidently uninstalled evolution-data-server thinking it to be a component of the Evolution package. But after that I'm unable to boot to ubuntu. I've Gnome Desktop Environment installed on my ...
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WiFi unstable, goes in and out

My wifi goes in and out on Ubuntu; I do not have this issue in OSX Yosemite (dual-boot). There is no message saying that it disconnected from the router. Sometimes it will just hang and other times it ...
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What to do when Ubuntu crashes upon opening new session?

Trying to install Gnome D/E, and when I log out of Unity in Ubuntu 14.10 and try to log back in, all I see is my desktop background, and nothing else comes up, until the computer reboots. I have ...
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Automatically restart a crashed software [duplicate]

I am using "Docky" and it is a software prone to crashes once in a while. Is there a way to keep this software always running even after a crash? I want "Docky" to restart itself if it crashes so i ...
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Get Menu bar to disappear in full screen mode in gedit

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.10 gnome and I don't know how to get rid of the menu bar in Gedit in full screen mode. There is no option for that
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Interplay between Thunderbird and Gnome-Shell-Extension

I will first sketch what I am attempting to do and afterwards explain my up to now solution. My aim is to have a Gnome-Shell-Extension which displays the sender and the subject of the last new unread ...
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Way to manage media apps

I want to write a script(or maybe a server) that could be used to manage all media applications like vlc, rythmbox etc. I should be able to use play, pause, stop, close etc. options. I know Libvlc ...