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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Glitchy Top Bar @ 1080p Resolution

Just installed Ubuntu and I have the Gnome3 shell running on it. At the very top of the screen, a small 1-2 pixel white bar that cover the entire width of the screen keeps twitching out. My top bar is ...
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GUI restarts after wake up from suspend or boot ('Application 'compiz.desktop' killed ..)

I am facing a crash almost each time I boot my computer and sometimes that I wake it from suspend. I've looked at the logs, and what seems to appear as a critical error is this: May 21 ...
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Region and Language settings crash

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I recently installed 14.04 Gnome on an Asus Chromebook. All settings have been working fine but the Region and Language settings keep crashing. There is no specific ...
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Stop or disable keyboard/mouse/input grab from shell

I am trying to debug a full-screen application which uses OIS for input. The program grabs control of mouse and keyboard. When I hit a breakpoint (i'm using gdb), I cannot continue, step, or do ...
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Gnome 3 : change system fonts size on each display of dual screen

With Gnome 3, is there a way to change the system fonts size independently on each display ?
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Gnome 3.16 HiDPI scaling only accepts integers

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3.16, which is working really great on my machine (despite what I found on many forums around the web). Having a high DPI screen however (13.3" with ...
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Screen locking in Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome Desktop) [on hold]

I had trouble because I could no longer lock my desktop with [Ctrl][Alt][l] after switching to Ubuntu 15.04 (I'm using the Gnome Desktop). One way that works to lock your screen is to run the below ...
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AppKeys Ubuntu Gnome extension opens news instances of chrome

Ave! I normally pin my chrome on (Super+1), Editor ( Super+2) and Firefox ( Super+3). And thanks to this extension https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/413/dash-hotkeys/ i dont regret switching ...
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GNOME-Shell separated dual monitor workspace switch

I have a dual-monitor setup using GNOME-Shell. Is it possible to configure GNOME-Shell to have separted workspaces for the two monitors? I mean, if I switch the workspace on monitor 1, then also the ...
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Login loop after entering domain (v. 14.04)

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14.04, please take note that i'm a beginner in this OS. My problem started when I followed this guide on 'how to join a Windows domain with ubuntu.', i did steps ...
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Hide Title Bar When Maximized in GNOME 3.16

In GNOME 3.14 and 3.12, I had a modification in metacity-theme-3.xml which basically hides the title bar from any window when it's maximized. I preferred this method to the Maximus Two extension ...
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gnome not showing up, no log in, screen no cursor just loading screen

I'm using ubuntu gnome 14.04 and yesterday i install Nvidia Driver manually :( After installing Nvidia Driver and after system reboot no gnome log in screen showing up :( All i have is gnome loading ...
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Error when running startx on CentOS machine [on hold]

whenever I attempt to run startx on a system I have SSHed into, I get the following output: xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.6604 X.Org X Server 1.15.0 Release Date: ...
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My 15.04 system keeps crashing 30 seconds after login , back to the login window

My 15.04 system keeps crashing 30 seconds after login , back to the login window. This happened after i downloaded Gnome desktop , then realized that i already ( according to terminal ) had it. The ...
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nvidia control panel reporting 60hz on 144hz monitor. how to make ubuntu output 144hz?

OK, I'm using Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 wit gnome shell 3.16.1 and nvidia control panel 349.16 (think that's the newest one, correct me if i'm wrong) I have no idea why it says 60hz under the name of my ...
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Change Thai font in Gnome

I'm learning Thai language, so I added Thai keyboard in Gnome. After some months thai font appearance has changed, by itself, in every program (gedit, iceweasel, ecc..) and now letters are smaller, ...
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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files ...
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Conflict while moving windows between screens in GNOME with Compiz PUT & Grid plugins

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two screens. I've enabled Compiz' plugins PUT & Grid simultaneously, have set up a shortcut, say Ctrl+Super+O in Grid to place a window to, e.g. the right corner. When ...
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How can I solve the Chrome performance problems on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04?

I installed Google Chrome on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 from http://www.google.com/chrome/ , without an existing browser profile in ~/.config. Syptoms: Typing in a form textfield on a web site is stuttering ...
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external usb not being recognised since update to 15.04

External usb ( pendrive ) not being recognised since update to 15.04. It used to work perfectly fine before. i need it to download GNOME desktop.
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 does not automatically change display layout

When I used Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3 and connected an external monitor using HDMI, it automatically detected it and changed the layout (turned off the laptop screen, set the external monitor as the ...
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Classic workspace switcher for Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS, want row of 12 panels

With Too much baggage on my Ubuntu 12.04 I did a Format and new install of Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS. For those not familiar, this is a Ubuntu without Unity desktop, but a Gnome desktop. I am missing ...
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Google Chrome won't Start - Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “adwaita”

Google Chrome won't start after a recent apt-get upgrade. I can't figure out what I'm missing, and google doesn't turn up many results for these errors: $ google-chrome ...
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Ubuntu 15 Hotkeys Are Broken

I have been searching around and not totally sure how to approach this issue with the Ubuntu Hotkeys. For example CTRL+ALT+T, my custom Hotkey SUPER+E for nautlius don't work. There are a few others. ...
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Upgrading to gnome 3.16

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I installed gnome on top of that. Now I am using gnome shell. I heard 3.16 has many improvement. I am thinking about upgrading. My question is that, if I upgrade to gnome ...
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Some Gnome3 workspace management actions missing on Ubuntu 15.04

I use Ubuntu with the Gnome3 shell. Right-clicking a window title provides a number of useful actions for managing the association between windows and workspaces. Up to Ubuntu 15.04, these actions ...
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Integrate thunderbird in gnome

I'm using gnome shell. Many of the gnome apps (e.g. gnome contacts, the calender in the panel) use the evolution address book/calendar.. How can I tell them to use the data from thunderbird? I tried ...
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How to remove gnome.desktop safely?

The command "ls -l /usr/share/xsessions/" shows me that I have both gnome.desktop and ubuntu.desktop installed. I log on with Unity and I can use my PC but some styles and colors seem to be still ...
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gdm login screen orientation Ubuntu GNOME

I use Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, and probably this issue can be applied to 14.04 and 14.10, too. I use Ubuntu Gnome with vertical orientation for the screen since my device is often used for tablet (Surface ...
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Graphics changed after relogin on Ubuntu 15.04

So, a little background. While trying to fix the issue with chrome and other video player freezing when waking up from suspend, I think I accidentally changed some settings. And from my history I'm ...
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Battery indicator disappears on connecting the power

I removed Unity and installed Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04. Now the battery indicator disappears on connecting power. The indicator-power-service appears to be there but it isn't working. On running it from ...
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Is it possible to bring terminal (invoked from GUI) to the CLI terminal?

Due to graphics driver failure after dist-upgrading my "AMD powered" system I am unable to login to my account. The login screen is just bouncing back and not showing me the result of that upgrade ...
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How can I get a visual indication if I muted audio and the battery power is running out?

Is it possible to show a flickering or something else to indicate the shut-down process is nearby instead to get my attention with beeps? Ubuntu Gnome here.
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Can't boot without recovery after I installed a package to change the login screen

I installed a package to change my login screen on Ubuntu 14.10 Now after installation I have noted down some major issues: Booting became a problem.I have to use recovery mode to start the OS. ...
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clutter - Draw above Gnome Shell Desktop

I am aware of the question Drawing over the desktop and I don't think this question is a duplicate. I need a simple way to draw stuff above my Gnome Shell desktop with some scripting language. The ...
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...
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How to change color of desktop “Selection Box” ? “Not Duplicate”

First Picture. The Desktop "Selection Box" As You see in this picture, the color is brown same as my notification bubble, whereas the "selected" item color is the same with my theme. But ...
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Gedit error: Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed

When running Gedit from Terminal, I encounter an error stating that Settings schema 'org.gnome.gedit.plugins.time' is not installed. Neither purging and installing using apt-get nor removing and ...
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How to turn ON/OFF screen monitor using shell script and 'xrandr' linux command?

I am trying to turn on and off screen monitor in Ubuntu14.04 using key bindings. I tried following shell script #!/bin/sh output=$(xrandr | grep ' connected ' | awk '{print $1}' | head -1) ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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Wrong distro and logo in GNOME control center

I want to edit the logo in gnome-control-center details, but I can't find the location where the image is stored. It also represents the wrong version (screenshot). Because I'm building my own distro, ...
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Unity keep changing windows manager/template i don't relly now [screenshots]

After ugrading from lts 14.04 to last release 15, Unity keeps constansly changing windows manager or gtk theme don't really know which, also, gnome 3 doesn't work, i also had mate and xfce installed, ...
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Xsetwacom -list devices having issues

Ok Hi first of all, I am a new born linux user thanks to my uncle. I love it! My only problem at the moment is this: I have a Wacom Bamboo pen and touch CTH-460/k and have recently updated my ...
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Linux mint 17.1 libgtk [closed]

Hi i have problem while i want install gnome shell in linux mint ,iam using this command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell gnome-shell-extensions gnome-tweak-tool and its display this: The ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Desktop Won't Load [closed]

This was a new install of 14.04 and it was working good for a month or so with the exception of my left and right monitor positions would not save so they were backwards after every reboot or logout. ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to replace unity with Gnome 3.16, but completely confused. Can I install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 (I can't upgrade to 14.10)? Someones says it's impossible but there is some article about ...
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Numix-Circle Theme: Word Online does not get recognized

Some of my applications, f.e. Qpdfview, JabRef, Word- Excel- and PowerPoint-Online don't get correctly recognized, so the default icons get used, and not the Numix-Circle Icons. I manually changed ...
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Why isn't Gnome Color applying my color profile?

I'm trying to use the Gnome Color (default Color app in /usr/bin/gnome-control-center.real color) to manage my laptop's color profile. However, only some of the color profile actually change the ...
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How do I Change the Muting of Headphones Upon Pluging Policy - Gnome Shell 3.16.1

I'm using Gnome Shell 3.16.1. Every time I unplug my headphones and plug them back in, it reverts to mute. It used to be that the shell will remember the level you set the sound at and load it when ...
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LightDM and GDM login loop. Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome 3

At first the GDM worked just fine but all of a sudden I lost the ability to login. I can still get to my desktop using startx (sound doesn't seem to work when I do that but it might be a by-product of ...